Bei Dou Xing: XinXing's Parent Group
Bei Dou Xing, which means Northern or Guiding star, is the name for the group of XinXing Academy parents and community members who are dedicated to the success of the Hopkins's Chinese immersion program. (Our name is pronounced: Bei – sounds like "bay"; Dou – sounds like "doh"; Xing – sounds like "shing").
This group of parent volunteers support Chinese curriculum and cultural activities for Hopkins Chinese immersion students. Bei Dou Xing is supported through grants and fund-raising activities. Bei Dou Xing events throughout the year include parent meetings, fundraising dinners, the Lunar New Year Festival, Longevity Event and Silent Auction and the XinXing Family Picnic.
Bei Dou Xing contributes to XinXing by providing grants to teachers for licensure, Chinese-related field trips and for the purchase of Chinese-related classroom supplies. We also coordinate volunteers and provide supplies for cultural events such as the Lunar New Year Performance. Bei Dou Xing also supports community-building within Eisenhower Elementary by helping to fund Chinese-themed cultural experiences or grants for the entire school. Bei Dou Xing will support students thoughout their K-12 education, which distinguishes it from the PTO that supports Eisenhower Elementary school.
Complete information about Bei Dou Xing's activities and how to get involved can be found on their website linked here and in the Resources area on this page.