Coconut chocolate macaroons

1 banana ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons coco powder 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds (optional) Mix everything together, make into bite sized pieces and chill in the freezer to […]

PTO Minutes, Feb, 2014

February  20, 2014   Present at the meeting: Steve Setera, John Haschak, Matt Finnegan, Jennifer O’Brien, Amanda Setera, Nakula Hertz, Ting Chih, Rex Lin, Ryan Liu, Nataindra, Tray Chen, Crystal So. Call to order 6:12PM by President Steve Setera-Introductions, sign in and raffle sign up. 6:13-Financial Report: Jennifer […]

PTO Minutes, Nov, 2013

November 21, 2013   Present at the meeting:  Steve Setera, John Haschak, Matt Finnegan, Jennifer O’Brien, Mack Bostick, Dwight Adams, Amanda Setera, Xznyz Adams, Zhao Qiu, Jin Jr, Glen Alvarez, Jin Rou. Call to order 6:07 PM by President Steve Setera Introductions sign in sheet and raffle sign […]

Boys School Halloween Party Report

It was a chilly evening in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas on November 2nd, 2013. Everything seemed quiet, serene, and absolutely normal. However, nothing was normal at the Boys School. It was the annual Halloween party for the Boy School students, a time when the notorious Haunted […]

PTO Minutes, Oct, 2013

October 17, 2013   1. Meeting was called to order at 6.08 PM. 2. Began with Jin Rou Shr leading a 5 minute guided meditation 3. Old Business: discussed the “Invite a Family” event of Sat 12 Oct. Jin Jr Shr said they received two new applications 4. New […]

PTO Minutes, Sep, 2013

September 12, 2013 Present at the meeting:Present at the meeting: Steve Setera, Matt Finnegan, Jennifer O’Brien, Shasta Jameson-Green, Dwight Adams, Celine Adams, Amanda Setera, Lindsay Delgado, David Delgado, Julia Mark, Bo Chian, Paul Spangenberg, Zhao Qiu, Yingming Sun, K.B. Lo, Nakula Hertz, Freeda Burnstad, Jin Jr, Qing Shu […]

Chicago Chinese Culture Competition

It was a cool August morning in the suburbs of Chicago. Four confident and uniformed boy-schoolers walked up to the registration table of the National Chinese Culture Competition (and were asked to change their neat attire for a T-shirt of vivid gray). How did these privileged teenagers end […]