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New ASEP Cooking Class for CLIP

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CLIPCO's After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) launched a new class this year - cooking! The class is currently offered to 4th graders and up. Through this series of cooking lessons, the students will: - gain appreciation of cuisines around the world - increase knowledge of seasonal produce preparation - learn both up-to-date and classic techniques - work effectively and sensibly in team environment (clean as we go) - celebrate creativity in Culinary Arts
The class is being taught by CLIP parent Kathleen Ko. She started the course teaching the students how to make Bruschetta. Kathleen says, "In-season produce taste the best! We started our very first lesson with a nice tomato appetizer. We got sweet 100, sun gold, early girls… and few other types of tomatoes. We learned how to make basil chiffonade and what we need to make garlic and oregano infused oil. For the fancy version, students learned how to easily peel off tomato skins using blanch & shocking method. We learned …

Teacher Spotlight - Instructional Assistant Jenny Chu

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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 web@cusdclipco.org.

First, can you talk a bit about your background?

I finished my Master’s degree in Chinese Literature at National Taiwan Normal University.
When I first came to Silicon Valley in 1994, I worked as a semiconductor layout designer. I used
CAD tools to draw the circuit layouts. I did this job for about 8 years, but because I had two little
kids at that time, I decided to quit my job and spent more time taking care of my family.
Now, my daughter just received her Master’s degree from Columbia University and works in
New York as a social worker. My son is a junior at UC Berkeley. My children are grown up, so I
decided to reenter the workforce. I liked to use my original education in teaching background
this time. I heard from my friend about this Clip IA job opportunity, so I gave it a try.
This is my third year at Meyerholz…

Congrats to Lyria and Ray Zhu - Winners in the Beijing 13th National Youth Talent TV Show

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Congratulations to two of our CLIP students, 7th grader Lyria Zhu and 4th grader Ray Zhu.  Both Lyria and Ray went to Beijing this summer to compete in two national contests.  
One contest is the 4th Huayun Cup National Mandarin Speech Contest. Lyria's solo speech ‘Rain of Osmanthus Flowers (桂花雨)’ won 1st place - champion of all international groups which includes competitors from six countries.
The other contest is the 13th National Youth Talent TV show, and both Lyria and Ray were members in a group performance (dancing, speech, and magic combo show).  Ray and Lyria gave speeches in Chinese.   The group was granted the  'Gold Award' by the referee committee.
Qing Zhu, Ray and Lyria's father, says, "We are so grateful that Meyerholz, Miller and CLIP has been providing excellent bilingual education and resources for Ray and Lyria! And we so proud to be part of this community!"
Congrats to Ray and Lyria! We're proud of you!

Congrats to CLIP Alumna Melissa Lee - Sunnyvale Student of the Year!

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Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  This month we are pleased to spotlight Melissa Lee, recently named High School Student of the Year by the City of Sunnyvale. If you are interested in being featured, contact web@cusdclipco.org.


Who are you? My name is Melissa Lee and I am in 11th grade at Fremont High School.

What grade did you join the CLIP program? I joined the CLIP program when I was in kindergarten at Meyerholz Elementary School.

What are some of your hobbies or special interests? My hobbies include wrestling, watching Netflix shows, and drinking boba milk teas.

What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school is math.

Tell us about the award you won - how did you get selected, and what qualified you for the award?   I received the 2018 Student of the Year award for the City of Sunnyvale.  I was nominated by
members of the community for my achievements in wrestling, school, and
extracurricular activitie…

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

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Dear CLIP families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 CLIP school year! I hope you all had a fun, restful summer. 

As you may know, CLIP depends completely on donations to fund the programs not covered by normal school district funds. These programs include the Mandarin Chinese curriculum, CLIP Art program, and Homework Club. Last year, we raised a total of $321,560 ($258,996 from your generous donations, $62,564 in corporate matches.) Earlier this year, Cupertino Union School District agreed to contribute ~$70,000 towards curriculum and 6th grade zero period staffing costs. With this additional support, this year’s CLIP budget has been reduced to $288,366. For more information about the breakdown of the budget, see page 2. The lower budget target has allowed us to lower the per student minimum donation amount for this year! The minimum ask for Kindergarten through 5th grade is $425 per student. The 6th through 8th grade minimum ask is $200 per student. We would like to thank the district for t…

Teacher Spotlight - Connie Chan

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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 web@cusdclipco.org.


Who are you? My name is Connie Chan AKA Mrs. Chan. I was born in Fuzhou, China and grew up in Hong Kong. My family moved to the U.S. when I was in middle school. I stayed in Sacramento, CA with my parents until I went to UC Berkeley for college. I loved the Bay Area so much that I stayed here after I graduated. After being a first grade teacher in the Fremont Unified District for three years, I went to China to teach English and worked on my TESOL degree. I spent a year in Shangdong and another year in Shanxi. After returning from the two-year assignment, I ended up at Meyerholz teaching first grade again.

When did you join the CLIP teaching staff?  How long have you been with the CLIP program? What grade do you teach currently, what other grades have you taught? I have been with Meyerholz CLIP since 2006. I started with …

Congrats to the CLIP Graduating Class of 2018!

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On Friday, June 1, 2018, CLIP celebrated its 5th grade and 8th grade promotion ceremony, at Miller Middle School.  Sixty 8th graders from the CLIP Miller program received plaques from Principal Amy Steele and Assistant Principal Alvin Marquez.  Sixty-six 5th graders also received certificates from Assistant Principal Ann Mitchell and their 5th grade teachers Ms. YinYin Pao and Ms. Bianca Mueller.  Over 450 attendees came to the celebration, including parents, former teachers, Superintendent Craig Baker and CUSD Board Member Kristin Lyn.

The 5th grade graduates performed two lovely songs with choreography, and our 8th grade students treated the audience to a swing dance show and student-produced music videos.  The ceremony ended with a lion dance performance from a lion dance troupe comprised of all CLIP alumni who are currently in high school and middle school. 

A big thank you to the Graduation Celebration committee, chaired by Annie Wu and Stephanie Wang, and the many many parents …