Class Notes

Jul. 15, 2013 @ 01:28 PM

Feng new director at Little Panda Mandarin Preschool

Zhan Feng is the new director of the preschool program at the Mandarin immersion Little Panda Mandarin Preschool.

Feng is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker and brings almost six years of teaching experience to the preschool. She will be responsible for the curriculum and instruction of the Mandarin Chinese language for the preschool aged children.

Feng will also teach elementary age children in LPMP’s afterschool Mandarin Chinese program.


TLC Middle website is live

Triangle Learning Community Middle School’s new website is up and running.

The website was done by two TLC summer interns, Sam Russell and Tori Parrish, and two rising seniors at Cary Academy. Russell and Parrish also designed the TLC logo last year.

The website will soon feature short videos created by students in the TLC summer camp for global citizenship displaying what they have learned. The new TLC Middle website is at


Staples school supply drive underway

The Boys & Girls Club of America and Staples are working with teen actor Jake T. Austin for their sixth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive.

From June 30 to Sept. 28, Staples customers can donate $1 or more at their local Staples store with all of the funds going to benefit students at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham. Donations can be made at the Staples at 3600 North Duke St. in Durham and at 8401 brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh.

Staples will donate $125,000 worth of school supplies to the program this year. Since 2008, almost $3 million has been raised through this campaign with the help of previous celebrity partnerships including Jordin Sparks, Ciara, Nikki Reed and Bella Thorne.

Teenagers are being asked to spread the word of the campaign via social media. They are being asked to visit the Staples for Students Facebook page for direction on how to help drive donations.

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