YACA Activities

YACA contributes to the school by building community among Yinghua families, fundraising for students and parent education, and coordinating volunteer needs.

VOLUNTEER!

ALL SCHOOL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Northeast Parade
  • Passage to China
  • Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Phalen Park

2016 Grandparents’ Day was Thursday, October 6, 2016

One of the important cultural events at Yinghua Academy is our celebration of Grandparents’ Day (重阳敬老节) which is tied to the Chinese Elders’ Day celebration on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. This festival is also known as “Double Ninth Day,”(重阳节) and the date is special because the word for the number nine in Chinese is a homonym for longevity. Overall, the holiday encourages young people to respect their grandparents and elders. At Yinghua, we celebrate “Double Ninth Day” because we know that grandparents and other role models are critical to students’ success in school and in life.

Families with grandparents living abroad or very far away are welcome to invite an elder family member or elder friend of the family, for instance, in lieu of a grandparent, but for budgeting reasons we ask you to share no more than four mailing addresses with us.

We are not able to include Yinghua parents as guests unless a grandparent needs assistance for mobility or special needs or the parent is serving as an event volunteer worker.