To greet Year of the Monkey, We, Skybridge held a Chinese New Year Celebration
event on Sunday Jan.17th. In the event, we invited our guest speaker Ms. Li Zhong,
who is the founder and head teacher of Purple Spring Calligraphy and Art School in
Suzhou China, to present us her concepts on calligraphy art. The presentation was
called Fun Chinese Oracle Calligraphy. She has many experiences working with students
from elementary school to high school, also she has great passion in teaching. In the
meanwhile, we also ?provided an opportunity with Chinese traditional dumplings making
that attracted our guests to experience Chinese culture and have fun with us
together. All the involved families and guests had a wonderful time with our Skybridge
staff to welcome Chinese ?
New Year's coming!
The best Chinese summer camp in town
Every summer, Skybridge attracts about 100 students to its ten-week
Chinese summer camp, a Chinese immersion program. It?s a theme-based
camp. Each week has a different theme set up to the participants.
Through a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, each student is
given the opportunity to improve his/her communication skills in Chinese
and to understand Chinese culture. Lessons and activities are well planned
by our teachers and modified to carter for the needs of each student.
In the full-day camps, students read interesting Chinese stories, explore
Chinese history and culture, learn Chinese songs, taste delicious Chinese
food, cook Chinese dishes, make a Chinese style paper fan, and a kite,
practice Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting and paper-cutting, etc.
Students also have field trips to Chinese groceries and dine in a Chinese
restaurant. They go to the LanSu Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden,
Oregon Zoo, Rose Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, Art Museum, Powell
bookstore, local theaters and Farmers Market depending on the weekly
theme, which connects them to the nature, and involves the community in
the learning as well.
When the kids left the camp, they commented " I had a lot of fun at
Skybridge." ?Skybridge has great teachers!" "I love Skybridge, and will
come back next summer !"?
English learning camps for Chinese students
from Suzhou elementary and middle schools to do English learning programs in the
During the spring break, helps the schools on both Portland and Suzhou sides
set up short term exchange visits in the name of the sister school.The goal is to achieve a
better understanding of each other?s people and country, the culture, history, art and
economic systems and others relevant matters of their people and country, to further
facilitate mutual teaching communication and development. The program has been running
successfully for over 5 years. Nearly 20 American and Chinese schools have been involving this
( Winter Camp students visiting Cascade Heights, Clackamas OR )
( Winter Camp students worked with students from the Chinese immersion program in Woodstock Elementary School)
The Portland International School visits In Suzhou 2016
Short term training program for teachers from China
(24 teachers from Suzhou, China visiting Franklin High School)
(Teachers from Nanjing, China attended PSU summer training program.)