Showing posts from November, 2017

Teacher Spotlight - Catherine Huang

Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  If you are interested in being featured, contact

Who are you? My name is Catherine Huang. I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, got a B.A. from Providence University majored in English Literature. Later on I went to University of Florida and got my M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with emphasis on Elementary School Education. After graduation, I moved to Chicago, Illinois, and taught as the Mandarin Bilingual Teacher at one of the Chicago Public Schools.

How long have you been with the CLIP program, and in what roles? I came to California about 20 years ago, when the CUSD started a new program called Mandarin Enrichment Program back then, which is now CLIP. I started the Program with only one class of kindergartners. At that time, Mandarin was taught for 30 minutes a day only. I got an English co-teacher in the second year. We both taught the kindergarten class and the first g…

CLIP Art Classes in Full Swing!

Our CLIP Art classes have been busy with many different activities!  In 1st grade, our students learned about the Chinese opera and made their own opera masks!

Our 6th graders learned about ancient Egyptian sculptures and sunken reliefs, to supplement their CLIP social studies curriculum.

And our 2nd graders learned about Mongolian yurts as well as a lesson on Genghis Khan.  They designed their own yurts as part of their project.
These are just a few examples of what our students are learning in the months of October and November!

Best Wishes Ms. Chia-Ching Lin!

We want to wish a fond farewell to Ms. Chia-Ching Lin, who is moving on from Meyerholz to her new job as an assistant principal in the Hayward Unified School District. She was with our CLIP program for 14 years as a teacher in multiple grades.  
Several parents were on hand during Ms. Lin’s last day on Friday, and threw her a surprise farewell party during her after-school baking class.  Parent volunteer Julie Wann organized students to put together a scrapbook of memories past and present. Other parents presented her with a giant card with warm thoughts from the many who signed it. Parent volunteer and CLIPCO rep Alan Fong also presented Ms. Lin with a plaque to commemorate her participation in the CLIP program. The parents did a great job in pulling this together so quickly and in keeping it a secret.
While we are sad to lose Ms. Lin as a teacher, she will continue to be a part of our CLIP community as a parent.  Thank you Ms. Lin for your many years of service and dedication to the …