On September 20th, CAAS participated in the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Street Fair held on Cold Spring Harbor Road in town. It was a beautiful late summer day and the CAAS tent was set up with the other non-profit organizations. People from Syosset and nearby towns came to enjoy the free music; the pop up slide and fun house; buy fun novelty items and also meet local businesses. It was a wonderful opportunity for CAAS to let people know who we are and see from our display board all the activities we have offered in 2015. There was also 5 raffle baskets filled with fun Asian themed items.
Thank you to all the families that came on Saturday, 8/8/15 for our First Annual CAAS BBQ and Table Swap at Syosset-Woodbury Park! The weather was perfect for the 100+ families and friends that attended. Everyone had fun!
Some feedback from the BBQ:
再次郑重说 谢谢。还有认识那么多的兄弟姐妹 真的好开心 更感谢昨天的组织者 安排的丰富多采 的各种活动 ， 在玩游戏的过程中 自己仿佛又回到了童年。美味健康的食品 吃到撑。还精心为小孩子们准备了各种玩具和书籍。 一切都在不言中。 总之 开心 满足 希望这样的活动多组织几次 让我们有一个家门口的组织。祝福我们自己的组织越办越好。
A sincere thank you to CAAS! There were so many great people to meet yesterday. It was really fun with so many different activities! The games the organizers planned reminded us of fun games we played when we were young! We stuffed ourselves on the delicious and healthy food. Also CAAS carefully prepared a variety of amazing toys and books for the little ones. All in all, we are happy and grateful to have an organization like CAAS in our neighborhood!
On June 20th in partnership with the Jericho Chinese Association, CAAS sponsored the “How to be a good parent” workshop with Dr. Liao Bing at the Long Island Glad Tidings Church on Jackson Avenue. This was part 2 of a 3 part workshop that Dr. Liao presents around the country. Part 1 was: “Relationship- The foundation for Communication”. Part 2 is: “Motivation- the core of parenting” and Part 3 will be: “Imperfection- the beauty of life”.
For the June 20th workshop, Dr. Liao spoke about the many components that go toward motivating children to succeed that works while maintaining a healthy relationship between parent and child. After her presentation, Dr. Liao answered questions and also spoke to some parents individually. CAAS looks forward to hosting Part 3 of this lecture series soon in the near future.
CAAS supported our veterans by marching in the annual Syosset Memorial Day Parade!
CAAS hosted a successful Student Panel for member parents and students at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library on May 25, 2015. 4 Syosset HS seniors and 4 SHS alumni provided their insights and honest feedback on do’s and don’t of high school, importance of extra-curricular activities, time management, freshman year of college and many more topics.
OnMay 2nd and 9thCAAS proudly hosted the first ever bilingual (English and Mandarin) 2- part college planning seminar “The Roadmap to College” atSitanTai Chi Martial Arts Center. Over 55 parents and students attended this information packed free program presented by Michael Binder, Founder and President of Your College Navigator, LLC and translated by CAAS member, Michelle Yu.
Middle and high school parents and students learned about what colleges look for in a student, how colleges make their admissions decisions, how students can determine the best college for them, and what students should be doing now to maximize admissions into those schools.
Feedback from parents and students was all positive. Middle school mom,XiaoweiSun said, “Michael’s presentation was great! He shared tons of success stories on how students can stand out when they apply to college. He focused on teaching us what we can do and not on selling his services.” Board member and high school mom, Lisa Chen, said, “My son definitely learned some good advice on what he can do better to prepare for college in the next 2 years.” SHS student, said, “I just signed up for a free consultation with Michael. I know he will help me handle the stress of selecting and applying to college next year. I am so glad I attended this seminar! Thanks for hosting this!”
If you are interested in learning more about our programs and events, please contact us atCAASyosset@gmail.com. Check out our website regularly for upcoming new events.