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The Education Division in San Francisco Donates Covid-19 Safety Kits to College Park Elementary School

Jenny Chang, a fifth grade teacher, Kathryn Singh, the school principal, and Jennifer Chu, the Senior Officer at the Education Division, holding one of the Covid-19 Safety Kits

The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco donated 100 Covid-19 Safety kits to College Park Elementary School in San Mateo. 

The kits were delivered on June 8, 2021 by Jennifer Chu, the Senior Officer at the Education Division. She was welcomed by Ms. Kathryn Singh, the principal, who expressed her appreciation for this donation supporting the reopening of the school. The kits are a very practical measure because such young students are not yet eligible to receive vaccinations to protect them against Covid-19.

College Park Elementary School is a public school located in San Mateo that serves children from levels K–5. It has about 500 students and the student-teacher ratio is 24 to 1. The school offers both a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program and a Mandarin immersion program. 

The school began offering Mandarin elective classes in 2004 and then its Mandarin immersion program was launched as a natural extension of these in 2007, with a federal magnet grant. Students in all grades receive content-based, thematic Mandarin immersion lessons. They learn to understand, speak, read, and write Mandarin and use Mandarin to learn other subjects such as math, social studies, PE and science. Students have teachers, materials, textbooks, and classrooms using both English and Mandarin.