Le Kids "Warriors to the Wall" Charity Ride
A total of 16 General Managers from Accor hotels recently joined a five-day charity ride across China. Accor raised RMB 850,000 for the children’s charity Le Kids. All proceeds will go towards funding scholarships for children who have been deprived of education opportunities due primarily to Aids-caused poverty.
Girl Scouts Pre-Registration
USA Girl Scouts Beijing is currently pre-registering for their 2011-2012 program. If your daughter would like to join a troop, visit beijing-kids.com for details. Simply search: "Pre Register with USA Girl Scouts Beijing." The mandatory registration meeting for parents of girls new to Girl Scouts in Beijing will be held in early September. See here.
YCIS Beijing Turns 15
The 2010-2011 academic year marked the 15th Anniversary of YCIS Beijing. In April, YCIS Beijing hosted an Anniversary Luncheon and in May, YCIS Beijing celebrated 15 years at their annual Global Community Day. For photos of their Global Community Day, visit beijing-kids.com.
NLGX New Kids Range
The funky crew at NLGX (Nanluogu Xiang) Design will be releasing their first range of Beijing-inspired Tees for kids this summer. In addition, they’ll be adding a new store in Terminal 3 of the Capital Airport – and from the sneak-preview we’ve seen, it looks like it’s going to add some much-needed spice to the Airport’s sterile shopping options. If you’d rather purchase your cool kids T-shirts closer to town, swing by their flagship store in, you guessed it, Nanluogu Xiang.
Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District (6404 8088) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号
The Panda Awards: Keep Your Kids Reading
Each year, librarians across many of the Beijing’s international schools vote on the best new book for pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school readers. The program, called the Panda Awards, is growing throughout China. While on holiday this summer, pick up some of the nominated titles and see which ones are your favorites. When the new school year starts, students can find out which titles won this annual award. For details and book lists, visit pandabookawards.wikispaces.com.
BCIS accepted into EARCOS
Beijing City International School has been accepted as a regular member of EARCOS. The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) is an organization of 120 memberschools in East Asia, representing over 83,000 pre-K to Grade 12 students.