2013-2014 JCCC First Day of School!

This week was the first week of school for our 2013-2014 JCCC school year!  The excitement and buzz of students and parents, new and old, is definitely one of our top 5 favorite feelings; You can’t help but get excited!

Remember that registration for JCCC is open enrollment, so if you haven’t already signed up for classes, visit www.joyouscenter.org for class information and registration!

Joyous Chinese Cultural Center Offers Two New Classes

Starting SEPTEMBER 21st, the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center is excited to offer TWO new classes for this Fall Semester: KUNG FU (Ages 5+) and TAI CHI (Ages 16+)!

Kung Fu Class
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Dates: Sept. 21, 28
Oct. 5, 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 23
Dec. 7, 14, 21

Tai Ji Class 
Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Dates: Sept. 21, 28
Oct. 5, 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 23
Dec. 7, 14, 21

To register, simply email school3@chinesechildren.org with your child’s name, the class you are registering for, your address, and phone number. Payment can be made by phone with a credit card or by personal check to JCCC.

REGISTRATION for the JCCC 2013-2014 school year is STILL OPEN! Please visit https://joyouscenter.org/Registration/Default.aspx to register!

JCCC’s Beautiful 1st Annual Alumni Picnic

JCCC’s 1st Annual Alumni Picnic was so much fun!  Friends and families old and new came out to soak in the happy sunshine and picnic with their JCCC kiddos.  What a great success.  We can’t wait to do this again next year!  Congratulations to the very first JCCC graduates.  We are SO proud of you!!!

 

1st Annual JCCC Alumni Picnic

The 1st Annual JCCC Alumni Picnic is June 1st from 11am – 3pm at Regis University!

This exciting event is on the same day as China’s International Children’s Day and attendance is free of charge!

Bring your own picnic lunch and join us for games, children’s activities and a special end-of-the-year performance from our JCCC students!

Activities will include:

• Kite flying
• Face Painting
• Water Balloon Toss
• 3-legged races
• Sponge bucket water race
• Crafts for all ages!

Regis University’s “The Beach” is the location. Look for signs pointing you in the direction of our picnic area!

We CAN’T WAIT to catch up with all of out JCCC families and friends, young and old! Please RSVP to school@chinesechildren.org with the number of people in your party. 

There is NO Charge for this event.

JCCC End of Year Celebration

This past weekend, the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center celebrated the end of yet another successfull school year with some fun in the sun, delicious snacks, and their end-of-year performance!  This marks the conclusion of JCCC’s 16th school year!  What a treat.

JCCC has facilitated in the cultural education of thousands of students over the past 16 years and continues to think up new and fun ways to bring cultural immersion to the adoption community.  They always know how to have a good time!

Registration for the upcoming ’13 – ’14 school year is NOW OPEN so don’t miss the chance to sign up and join in on the exciting community!  Please visit https://joyouscenter.org/Registration/Default.aspx.

JCCC also offers Immersion Summer Camp Sessions throughout June and July.  Please visit https://joyouscenter.org/Registration/frm_CampList.aspx for more information!

JCCC Chinese New Year Celebration: Thank You!

Last Friday, CCAI’s Joyous Chinese Cultural Center celebrated the Chinese New Year in high form!  Families fought rush hour from all over Colorado to help ring in the Year of the Snake with their children.  Watching all of our beautiful JCCC students perform their songs and dances that they had been working so hard on; You could not help but smile and maybe even get a little bit teary-eyed!  For some of our oldest students, this Chinese New Year celebration was their last as JCCC students as they prepare to head off to college.  It is hard to believe that it has been 16 1/2 years since JCCC opened its doors in September 1996.  To see our students graduate high school and go on to do great things in college…it is a beautiful thing and we are proud beyond words.

The Joyous Chinese Cultural Center and all of our events would not be possible if it wasn’t for the fantastic, passionate, dedicated parents who drop off and pick up their amazing children every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday!  If you’ve just started or have been making the trip for 16 1/2 years, thank you!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the opportunity to teach your children and learn what joy and love feels like.

As always, please visit our website, www.joyouscenter.org, and find us on Facebook.  We want to stay in touch!

Happy Chinese New Year!  We will see you soon!

JCCC Chinese New Year Celebration! – Year of the Snake

The JCCC Chinese New Year Celebration is just around the corner!

February 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Mission Hills Church
620 South Park Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

The celebrations will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm.  Hosted by the JCCC Store, join us for some delicious food catered by Panda Express!

The show kicks off at 7:00 pm!

JCCC’s Chinese New Year Celebration promises to give you an authentic experience of Chinese culture through the fun Chinese folk dances, songs, and individual musical and talent performances from all of our students!  Also, don’t miss your chance to videotape the crazy antics of CCAI President Joshua Zhong!

Tickets for JCCC’s Chinese New Year Celebration are available now!

Free for all JCCC students
$6.00 for General Admission ($8.00 at the door)

Purchase tickets HERE, or call (303) 221-6688 (x201)

To learn more about our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, please visit www.joyouscenter.org!

Happy New Year! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

China 101: A Field Trip to JCCC

Last Thursday, CCAI was taken over by 50 first graders on a class field trip to visit our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center for a quick tour around China!

JCCC field trips are just another outreach program we offer for local communities.  The wonderful ladies are JCCC work with many groups, from elementary to high school students, and have designed fun programs built specifically to help students learn and experience Chinese culture in a unique, Chinese atmosphere by participating in fun, interactive activities, tailored to meet the students’ particular interests and needs.

Last Thursday, the kids got the chance to:

  1. Make and taste some Chinese food
  2. Create some fun, traditional paper-cut projects
  3. Learn to write Chinese calligraphy
  4. Learn some Chinese Kung Fu

During the visit, our Twitter tweeted some of our favorite quotes from the kids.  The kids were hilarious!

Our office always gets so giddy when field trips come to visit.  It was so much fun!  Thank you to Renaissance Elementary School’s 1st Grade class for such a fun afternoon!

Joyous Chinese Cultural Center Classes of 2012-2013 Begin Today

JCCC Director Yuli teaches the parent-tot class

Today is the first day of school at JCCC!  Over 200 adopted kids and their siblings from ages 2 to 16 have registered for the 2012-2013 school year. We are so excited for the wonderful cultural learning opportunity that we will offer to all the kids and their families this year.

We still have space available for late registration and we offer classes throughout the week.  Please visit wwww.joyouscenter.org for more information.

Parent Orientation for New Students

Parents of new students of the 2012-2013 school year joined an orientation on Saturday (8/25) to learn more about the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center.  They met with their children’s teachers, visited classrooms, and had the opportunity to ask questions.  The parents were very impressed by the mission, the fun courses, and the quality of teachers at JCCC.  “We are so lucky that JCCC is here to support our children!”  a mom shared with us.

Established in 1996, JCCC has been playing a very important role in providing systematic and fun Chinese cultural education as well as emotional support to not only adopted children, but their siblings and their parents as well through the speaking and writing of Chinese, Chinese cooking, Chinese dances, Chinese art, and Chinese games.  For more information on JCCC’s on-site education as well as its long distance learning program, please visit www.joyouscenter.org or call us at 303-221-6688 ext 202.