Welcome! The Family Association is the parent group at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) in Hadley.
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) is a K-9 tuition-free public charter school. It is the only Chinese language immersion school in Western Massachusetts and the first K-12 Mandarin immersion program in the nation!
Our 330 students are from Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties and live in towns reaching from Amherst, Northampton, South Hadley, and Easthampton to Greenfield, Springfield, Buckland, and Athol.
Chinese cultural events and performances are a vital part of our kids' Chinese education. They look forward to seeing the traditional Lion Dancers and other skilled performers at Chinese New Year every year, as well as visiting artists, dancers, musicians, and an all-school field trip to a cultural performance.
** OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 100 DONORS AND RAISE $5,000 FOR CULTURAL EVENTS **
For the past five years these valuable events were primarily funded by a $1.5 million FLAP (Foreign Language Assistance Program) grant from the federal government.
Now that that grant has ended, we need your financial support to keep cultural events an integral part of our kids' curriculum.
We are extremely grateful for your support. Xie xie! 谢谢!