Good news! Due to the success of the program, CUSD has asked us to spread the word: we can accommodate more students to enroll in the upcoming '23-24 MIP Kindergarten class! If you have friends or family in the Orange County area who are interested in the Mandarin Immersion program, please have them contact Colleen Ross at the Bergeson front office at 949.643.1540 to get the process started.
If you know of families who have not received their admission letters or are waitlisted, please have them call Colleen Ross to inquire about status.
Capistrano Unified was awarded the prestigious California School Boards Association's Golden Bell! This award promotes excellence in education by highlighting outstanding programs and governance practices. Thanks to the efforts by both the Mandarin and Spanish immersion programs, we are honored to be recognized for the Biliteracy strategies that support all students in achieving proficiency so that they graduate from high school bilingual and biliterate. We are so proud of the teachers, aides, staff, and families for their dedication and support to the Mandarin Immersion Program.
What an achievement! Help us congratulate the following students who earned awards from the 19th National CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Students) Essay Contest!
Come together with your fellow Mandarin Immersion Program families for an evening of fun and fundraising at the "Enchanted Garden" Gala!
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills
Whether you're new to MIP or have relationships here that have lasted for years, this event is meant for you! This year's gala is sure to enchant you with live and silent auctions, dinner, cash bar and fun.
Gala fundraising and sponsorships will help continue to fund the resources and experiences that your MIP scholars enjoy. Early bird ticket prices are available from now until March 1. Go to our Gala page for more information and to purchase tickets today!
Please join us on Friday, January 27th for Chinese Culture Night at Capistrano Valley High School. Performances will start 7:00 pm in the CVHS Theater. Starting at 5:00 pm there will be a Carnival on the CVHS campus. This is the perfect way to continue the Lunar New Year celebration! Please click here to purchase tickets or scan the QR code below for more information!
Friends of MIP will celebrate Spring and the Year of the Rabbit with our upcoming Spring Gala! The event will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023, so mark your calendars now. We are looking for volunteers (graphic design, planning / coordination, day of) as well as donations and sponsorships - please contact Isabella Yiu at email@example.com if you can help!
If you have an incoming Kindergartener (must be age 5 by September 1, 2023) and you are interested in the Mandarin Immersion Program, you must attend one of the below orientation sessions at Bergeson Elementary School. Call 949-643-1540 to reserve your spot. Learn about the program and meet other parents/caretakers interested or already have children in the program.
Mandatory Informational Meeting Times
The deck presented at the MIP Mandatory meeting is linked below for those who were unable to attend.
Get excited for both our Mandatory MIP Meeting before Back to School Night at Bergeson, as well as the Welcome Back Social! Be sure to check out the important info below, including what to expect for each even and how to RSVP to the social:
Back to School Night - Mandatory MIP Meeting
Thursday, Sept 15 at 5:00 PM
Bergeson Multi-Purpose Room
Join us as we:
IMPORTANT: Both the MIP meeting and Back to School Night are for parents and caretakers only, but luckily the YMCA is offering childcare for the night! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome Back Social - Please RSVP
Friday, Sept 16 at 4:30 PM
Rancho Niguel Recreation Club
Bring the family for an evening of refreshments, fun, and friends. New MIP families can chat with established ones and learn more about each others' experiences. Come meet your kiddo's new best friends (and maybe yours too!).
Please RSVP by Thurs, Sept 15 at https://forms.gle/pQQT1qkyALa4KVrU6
Can you volunteer your time and/or lawn games? Click here to sign up!
4:30 PM - Doors open
5:00 - Games for kids
5:30 - Light refreshments/food (need your RSVP for an accurate count!)
6:30 - MIP Board introductions and general program overview
If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com. Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Cultural Enrichment Day 3/24 (Thursday) 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Please join us for the 2022 Cultural Enrichment Day brought to you by Friends of MIP this Thursday 3/24 @ Marian Bergerson Elem., after school from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the front lawn.
· Peking Opera Performance
· Chinese Yo-yo Demonstration
· Hands-on Yo-yo Experience
· Arts and Crafts
· MIP Gala Tickets Sale
· Summer Camp Enrollment (Operated by Global Chinese Education Foundation)
Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to participate.
In order to run this event smoothly, we are also asking for volunteers to help in various stations in arts and crafts and keeping order while the kids take turns to try the Chinese yo-yo. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.