• 2019 Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival Feb. 8-10

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 2/4/2019



     Celebrate the Year of the Boar and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the 29th  annual Phoenix Chinese Week’s Culture and Cuisine Festival. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the famous dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, Children’s Pavilion activities, Chinese Culture and History Booth, and more. Shop at souvenir and arts and crafts booths, experience cultural performances, and taste scrumptious and authentic Chinese cuisines.


    Check their website here: http://www.phoenixchineseweek.org/festival/


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  • 2019 Chinese New Year celebration

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 1/27/2019 4:00:00 AM


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  • Winter Break Presentation

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 1/7/2019 11:00:00 AM


    1.??(pick)????(winter break) ????(picture),??????Email??remind??Google voice number?DUE: ???? (Into your final grade as homework)



    ???? (????)----30?

    1.????????????(introduce)????, it will be counted into your final grade.

    2.?????(vote)???????(Best Picture)??????(Best Presenter)?


     Bonus Points

    1.After each introduction to the picture, anyone who asks or answers questions will get bonus points. ??????????

    2.Best Picture and Best Presenter will receive bonus points.??

    Presentation requirement:


    2.At least 2.5 minutes.

    3.Details and Connectors. ??:???????

    Use at least two connectors and three new words from last semester.

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  • ARIZONA ASIAN FESTIVAL December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 11/29/2018 3:30:00 PM



    The festival connects community with people and culture of Asia and allows attendees to visit educational marketplace booths depicting the life, culture and beauty of Asian communities. It is a unique extravaganza that includes artifact displays and hands-on activities such as a traditional fashion show, Asian cuisine, calligraphy, origami, performances, games and tea ceremony.

    Unique programs include the iconic Avenue of Cultures, student art competition and Children’s Wonderland, as well as performing arts, tea garden for culture demonstration, taste of Asian cuisine, Asia marketplace of arts and crafts, and free Veteran and civic engagement booths.


    • Scottsdale Civic Center
      3939 N Drinkwater Blvd Scottsdale, AZ
    • December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018
    • Recurring daily
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Price: Free


    See the video from last year's Arizona Asian Festival at the bottom.

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    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 11/28/2018 9:30:00 PM

    Authentic Chinese food and culture. Highly recommended by our Mandarin Immersion parents and students who went to this event last year!



    DECEMBER 6, 2018 – FEBRUARY 3, 2019

    See their website here:https://phoenix.lightsoftheworldus.com/




    Watch the videos from last year's Lights of the World at the bottom here.

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    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 11/13/2018 2:00:00 PM

    The Deer Valley Education Foundation's Teacher of the Year Program is designed to celebrate and honor the contributions of Deer Valley School District's teachers - we want to celebrate and spotlight those exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers and who have the superior ability to help students achieve.

    Our District is blessed with many, many teachers who possess all these qualities. Please honor these teachers by nominating them for Teacher of the Year!

    Teachers who are selected as a DVEF Teacher of the Year are honored at a very special award ceremony and dinner at Arizona Broadway Theatre on April 29th, 2019 and receive a cash award.

    Candidates must be HAVE COMPLETED their 5th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District in order to be considered for Teacher of the Year.


    Nominations need to be returned to Marie Brennan, DVEF, District Office, or e-mailed to marie.brennan@dvusd.org by the end of the day on December 11th, 2018. The nomination form is attached. Forms will also be posted on the DVEF web site at www.dvef.org.

    Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions you may have and we look forward to receiving many nominations!



    The DVEF Board of Directors and Marie G. Brennan
    Executive Director
    Deer Valley Education Foundation
    20402 N. 15th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
    office: 623-445-5012
    cell: 623-521-2110


    DVEF's Mission: To enhance and promote extraordinary educational opportunities in the Deer Valley School District



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  • Mandarin Immersion Program Parent Facebook Page

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 11/8/2018 11:00:00 PM

    November 8, 2018

    Dear Mandarin Parents:

    One of our parents has created a closed Facebook group just for the parents in Gavilan Peak’s Mandarin Immersion Program.

    This page is to keep you updated on all the fun things that GP has going on as well as meet-ups to expose our students to great opportunities outside our community. Please join our page to stay in the know!

    Facebook page: Gavilan Peak Mandarin Program Parents  and Gavilan Peak

    This is a closed group so you will have to enter your child’s teacher and grade to keep this page safe and intimate for only Mandarin Parents.

    If you have any questions please contact me for further information on how you can be involved to
    support our amazing program!


    Thank you for your continued support and ongoing help!

    Michelle Van Valer

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  • The First Outing for the Mandarin Program Families

    Posted by Yanxin Liu on 11/8/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Hi everyone!

    The first outing for the Mandarin Program families is going to be at the Arizona Asian Festival on December 1, 2018.



    • Scottsdale Civic Center
      3939 N Drinkwater Blvd Scottsdale, AZ

    Admission is FREE so bring your families and friends, too!

    We're meeting at the "Children's Wonderland" area at 12:30pm. Please come and join us so the families and teachers can get to know each other. Please feel free to invite all your families and friends, too.


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