Lac Hong Vietnamese Language School Opens
The first day of school at the Lac Hong Vietnamese Language school is Saturday September 9, 2006. The school hold classes at the PCC Rock Creek Campus ( click here for direction to campus ). Following is the schedule for the day:
The following events are held in building #3
(Click here for campus map)
12:00 - 1:00 Registration
12:15 - 12:45 Placement tests for new students
1:00 - 1:15 Parents/Student Orientation
1:15 - 1:45 Parents meeting with staff
Aug 12, 2006
Celebrating Vietnamese Culture 2006
Lac Hong school celebrates the Vietnamese culture at The Celebrating Vietnamese Culture 2006 Summer Festival event sponsored by the Portland Parks & Recreation and organized by theOregon Vietnamese Community Association . The event, held at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at the Rose Gardeng, was well attended by 500 to 600 people. The Lac Hong "White Butterflies" dance team performed the Vietnamese dance "Trống Cơm", a festive dance to celebrate the harvest season.
The Dan Tranh group performed "Hòn Vọng Phụ". “The Waiting Stone” is the name of this music. It is said that this rock has magical qualities because it is a meteorite. Legend says that messages from young women to their husbands or lovers who were sent to the battles during the French invasion were found in the crevice of this rock. At the time the messages were discovered, the women had died. The rock symbolizes love is eternity. The lovers must both part at the Waiting Stone and must one day return to it, dead or live. Tracy Thân performed a solo version of this song.
July 14, 2006
VSCSO cultural group have been invited to participate in thePortland Parks & Recreation Summer Festival series. The event, Celebrating Vietnamese Culture, is scheduled for Saturday, August 12 at the Washington Park Amphitheater from 6 to 8PM. The even is organized by the Oregon Vietnamese Community Association (www.ovca-usa.org ). Click here for more the complete summer festival schedule. Details of the evening program will be posted later.
June 18, 2006
Lac Hong Vietnamese School Now Accepting Registrations
Lac Hong Vietnamese School (LHVS), a unit of the Vietnamese Science & Culture Society of Oregon, is now accepting registrations for the 2006-2007 school year. Students will be taught how to speak, read, & write Vietnamese. Classes are held at PCC Rock Creek campus at 1 – 3 PM each Saturday from Sept – June during the school year. LHVS serves students from the West Portland/Beaverton/Hillsboro/Aloha area. Costs will be $80 per student for 30 weeks of instructions. Registrations will be limited to the first 150 students. Registration forms & additonal info are available at our websites www.LacHongSchool.org andwww.VSCSO.org . We can also be reached by phone at 503-997-2260 (Chi Jones) or 503-614-8472 (Tri Than).
(June 3, 2006)
Lac Hong celebrated the completion of its 2nd year in operation with a Year End Assembly. The show, full of children's programs, was a great success. Included in this year's program was the "Chú Cuội" skit, Đàn Tranh, dances by the Bướm Trắng and Mây Hồng groups, skit from our Vietnamese language adult class, and special appearance from the Wushu Extreme, a Shaolin/Binh Dinh martial art group. Click here for pictures.
VSCSO staff volunteers will be conducting a series of Money Smart classes for the Vietnamese community in April. Classes will be taught at PCC Rock Creek campus on Saturdays from 3 - 5 PM. First class is April 8th, 2006. Click here for complete schedule.
March 18, 2006
VSCSO along with Asian Pacific American Senior Coalition & Susan G. Komen Organization is sponsoring a workshop in Vietnamese about the prevention of Breast Cancer. Interested parties are invited to the event on Saturday March 18th from 1:15 to 2:45PM in building #2 Room 123 of the Portland Community Rock Creek Campus. Free refreshments and gilfts! Click here for the flyer. Click here for Presentation.
Feb 25th, 2006
"An Evening in Vietnam" Fundraiser - a Great Success!
Thank you everyone for making for making the event a great success. Below is a beautiful summary of the event written by our friend Polo from the Asian Reporter: Please click here for the pictures from the Portland Event. Click here for the Salem event.