ASEP: After School Enrichment Program
Due to current safety concerns, there will be no ASEP classes in the Fall 2021. We hope to have classes resume in the Spring 2022.
ASEP is a fully self-funded non-profit program. Professional instructors, chosen for their specialties, come on site at Meyerholz Elementary to teach the classes. Having the classes after school and on school premises, allows ASEP to offer high level education that is convenient for parents and a fraction of the cost of similar classes. The large number of parent volunteers are key in keeping the overhead low and the quality high. Classes are open to all CLIP and Meyerholz Elementary students.
Each year, ASEP puts on two major showcase performances, one during the winter and the other in spring. This allows the kids to showcase all they’ve learned each semester. The visual arts classes also get a chance to shine at these events through slide shows and displays at the events.
- Zhongruan – Chinese plucked string instrument
- Chinese Dance (Chinese/Modern)
- Lion Dance
- Chinese Flute
- Go – Chinese Board Game
- Erhu – Chinese 2-stringed fiddle
- Chinese Percussion
- Brush painting
About Homework Club
Homework Club for 2021 -2022 School Year will start September 13 for Trimester 1 based on teacher recommendations. Our credentialed teachers will host Homework Club in their classrooms. We will have three trimesters. Each trimester has 8 weeks of homework club, twice a week, mostly on Mondays and Wednesday (there are a couple of week we need to shift Monday to other day of the week due to no school day). Trimester 1, we will start with Grades 2-3 in Mandarin, Grades 4-5 in Mandarin and Grades 4-5 in English. K-1 will not have homework club in the first trimester. Each class will be 12 students or under. We are not providing virtual option for Homework Club. All Homework Club will be in person.
Trimester one – Primary grades (2-3) will have Homework Club 2:40-3:40, upper grades (4-5) will have it 3:10-4:10
Grades 2-3 in Mandarin will be in room 3
Grades 4-5 in Mandarin will be in room 33
Grades 4-5 in English will be in room 28
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE
The Meyerholz/CLIP San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade Team was started by CLIP parent volunteers in the fall of 2004. The parade team is a self-funded and volunteer-run program. Participation is open to all students at Meyerholz and to CLIP middle school students.
Each fall, the Parade Committee (parent volunteers), meet to decide on that coming year’s theme and performance. The routines typically highlight Chinese folktales and legends so that the audience can learn more about Chinese culture. The team has presented classic stories such as The Legend of Madame White Snake, the Ballad of Mulan, the Five Divine Rams, and Monkey Fishes for the Moon. Once the parade application is submitted and an invitation to perform at the parade is received, all parent volunteers spend the next several months directing every aspect of the team, including dance and drumming instruction, designing costumes and props, managing weekly practices, and taking photos and videos to commemorate the experience.
Volunteering is critical to the success of the parade team. Volunteers ensure that practices run smoothly and that all logistical details are handled so that the students can shine during their performance on the big day.
ABOUT CLIP ART
CLIP Art is a language/cultural enrichment art class funded by parents’ direct donations to CLIPCO. CLIP students get CLIP Art (taught in Mandarin), as well as regular art (taught in English, and funded by parents’ donations to PTA). CLIP Art is taught once a month, and each class is 1 ½ hour-long. The class structure is comprised of presentation, discussion, application and debriefing.
CLIP ART CURRICULUM
Each month our CLIP Art teachers, Ms. Chwen Lim, Ms. Phoebe Kao and Ms. Karen Tseng, show the students a presentation on a different artist or art form. The teachers make sure to tie in elements from the students’ curriculum, such as language arts, geography, science, history and social studies. During the presentation, a lively dialogue in Mandarin almost always ensues!
Miller Chinese Power Hour
Chinese Power Hour
Chinese Power Hour (CPH) is an after school program to help support students with their Mandarin classwork and/or schoolwork.
How: Parents must complete a contract prior to attending. Those interested should reach out to their teachers prior to sending their student to CPH.
When: Monday, August 30th (First CPH)3:00-4:00 pm
Monday: Ms. Lin: Rm 45
Tuesday: Mr. Kuan: Rm 47
Wednesday: Ms. Chern: Rm 49 (Sept. – Nov)
Thursday: Ms. Chern: Rm 49
Check-in no later than 3:10 pm and students must stay in designated classroom for duration of CPH
*Students will be notified when a Wednesday CPH is cancelled due to a MiCAC meeting and a Friday meeting is set as an alternative day.