Education

Press Releases

Mother Seton Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Seton Ensemble Singing "Mo Li Hua" (Jasmine Flower) Credits: Laura Flammia
71957ce3f1eded67d631_IMG_4335.JPG
71957ce3f1eded67d631_IMG_4335.JPG

CLARK, NJ -- Mother Seton currently educates 26 international students from China. In addition to following the college preparatory or honors curriculum, Chinese students also take ESL classes to assist with language and cultural transition. ESL, Spanish teacher, and Director of Admissions, Mrs. Karla Giron spearheaded a program called "Peer Pals" to assist the international students in this transition.

Peer Pals is comprised of both international and American students. In addition to learning more about American culture, Chinese students also share about their own values and traditions. On January 30th, Peer Pals hosted a Chinese New Year celebration. 

 All students and faculty were invited to attend the event where Chinese students cooked and shared traditional Chinese dishes in the Family and Consumer Science kitchen. During the morning liturgy for Catholic School's Week, Miss Christine Danelson, Music teacher and School Social Worker, also led the Seton Ensemble in singing a Chinese folk song entitled "Mo Li Hua" (English translation: Jasmine Flower).  

Mother Seton is very proud of its community of diverse students, who bring their unique cultures to the school.  

Editor's Note: Mother Seton is an advertiser of TAPintoSPF. For information about advertising, contact jmooney@tapinto.net.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

June 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

Let's Talk About Suicide

In our world today, it seems our children, no matter the town, state, education, family unit, socioeconomic background, ethnicity or religion are grappling with complex, confounding and complicated issues not even fit for a middle-aged adult. Sadly, one of these issues is suicide. With mental health gaining more attention, the stigma appears to be dissipating but when a mental health ...

Is Summer Camp the Right Choice for My Child?

Is your child attending camp this summer? Is it their first experience away?  If yes, it can be an experience causing anxiety for you, for the parent and the child. 

This experience can be frightening to your child if it is their first time and it is so important that they do not see your worry or anxiety about leaving home for the first time… especially if it is sleep ...

What Are The Warning Signs of Suicide

The recent passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain remind us to take mental illness seriously. 

Many of us feel uncomfortable to ask when someone in distress is suicidal for fear we are putting this thought in their minds. This is not true. It is a myth that asking about suicide increases the risk of suicide. The most common mental illness is depression. Some people are ...

Greatness

In honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's (of righteous memory) 24th  Yahrtzeit (anniversary of his passing) this coming Saturday the 16th.

Excerpts from an address given by Nobel-laureate Elie Wiesel on April 7, 1992, at a congressional dinner held in Washington on the occasion of the Rebbe's 90th birthday.

Some of you are aware of my admiration, not only ...

We Must Address The Unrealistic Affordable Housing Process Now

June 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank all the residents who attended and watched last Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting on over-development and legislative solutions with Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and I. If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the meeting on SPTV or the Township’s Facebook page at ().

The meeting was a real eye-opener for many of our residents. It ...

Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County, Sunday, July 8

June 25, 2018

LINDEN, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. The first performance will be presented on Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New jersey will present an hour long performance of “Powerful Trouble,” ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Terrill Road Baptist Chruch, Scotch Plains

LifeWay’s 2018 Vacation Bible School at Terrill ...

Religions And Spirituality

Carousel_image_e7f536b6a6ef324691b9_swim-a-palooza_swimmers_in_lanes

Sun, July 8, 9:00 AM

Highland Swim Club, Scotch Plains

Resolve's Third Annual Swim-A-Palooza Party on ...