Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community

Friday, February 3
5:30 p.m., MLK, Jr. School Cafeteria

Come celebrate the Year of the Rooster with food, crafts and performances by our students. Enjoy the lion dance and the hard work of all of our MIP student performers. Everyone in the MLK, Jr. community is most welcome!

Martin Luther King, Jr. School Mandarin Immersion students will also perform at the Convention Center Chinese New Year Cultural Fair February 4, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall B. Discounted tickets are $4 for 6 and older; performers and 5 and under complimentary. Purchase tickets via order forms in red folders this week or at the February 3rd celebration to receive the discount. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Portland’s Chinese community and watch the MIP students perform on the main stage. Explore crafts, food, music and see performances from across the community.


We need volunteers – Can you help out?

For the 2/3 Friday event at MLK, Jr. School we need:

Flyers and Marketing: We need help prepping flyers for the red folders and other efforts at getting the word out.

Videotaping: We need a volunteer to videotape the whole event, so we can keep it as a record.

Activity booth: As in past years, we will have activity booths for students to make some Chinese crafts and experience Chinese culture before the event; activities will include things like making masks, learning to use chopsticks and paper cutting. If you are interested in setting this up, we need two people per booth and want to host 3-4 activities total. (We also need to purchase supplies for this.)

Costume changing support:  We need 6 female parents who have done the background check to come into the classroom to support the students with costume changing process.

Door greeter / Sign-in: Two people are needed to sign people in. (The sign-in sheet needs to be returned at the end of the event.) We may also use this table to sell tickets to the Convention Center CNY event.

On Saturday, February 4, our Mandarin Immersion students will perform at the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair at the Convention Center. Their performance is scheduled for 4 p.m. and should last about 15 minutes. The kids need to be there by 3:30 p.m. to prepare.

Discounted admission to the Convention Center event is $4 (50% off door price; children 3 and under are free.) Parents will be able to purchase tickets from the classroom teachers and we also are planning on selling them at the MLK, Jr. School CNY event. Check your folders for more information!

We need help with:

Flyers and Marketing: We need help prepping flyers for the red folders and other efforts at getting the word out.

Managing Ticket Sales: We need a few volunteers to help the MIP teachers distribute tickets.

Videotaping: We need a volunteer to videotape the performance, so we can keep it as a record.

Please email Kindergarten Mandarin Immersion Teacher Keyi Wang kwang@pps.net or parent volunteer Maggie Leung leungmaggie87@gmail.com if you can help either day!


Thank you!!!!