Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Hay Fat Choy!

Year of the Monkey: Wu Yee Celebrates

Gong hay fat choy!

                                     Wishing you a happy and fun 2016, Year of the Monkey! 

                                     Wishing you a happy and fun 2016, Year of the Monkey! 

On the occasion of the Lunar New Year (February 8, 2016 - January 27, 2017), Wu Yee Children’s Services says “gung hay fat choy” or “Happy New Year!” to all our children, parents, teachers, staff, board, volunteers, and all our friends and supporters!  

Wu Yee offices will be closed on Monday February 8, 2016 in observance of and to celebrate the year of the Monkey. In China and across the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by people of many races and cultures. It is a festive and culturally informative time for many in our community.

Chinahighlights.com tells us:

In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one the Five Elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. Both the sign and element of your birth year are said to affect your personality and destiny. People born in a year of the Monkey are called “Monkeys” in China. Usually, if born in a multiple-of-12 year, like 1980, you’re a “Monkey”.

Learn more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of The Monkey!

The Monkey's Traits: Sharp, Smart...

People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes because they like playing most of the time. Though they don't have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others. Monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists.

They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, some don't trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature. Although they are clever and creative, monkeys can't always exhibit their talent properly. Monkeys like to take challenges and they prefer urban life to rural.

The Lucky Things for "Monkeys"

  • Lucky numbers: 4 and 9

  • Lucky days: the 14th and 28th of any Chinese lunar calendar month

  • Lucky colors: white, blue, gold

  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle

  • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

  • Lucky months: Chinese lunar months 8 and 12

The SF Public Library has a new list of Chinese ebooks for you to read and share. We wish you a very Happy Chinese New Year!

Thirty-nine years and counting: Wu Yee board directors’ reunion.

Connecting our past, present ... and future.  

Wu Yee is excited to begin the new year with a Board of Directors Reunion on February 17, 2016. Hosted by current Wu Yee Board of Directors, the reception is a great opportunity for Wu Yee to celebrate with and show gratitude to our volunteer leaders who have helped bring the Agency thus far, and to engage in a conversation that promotes a consistent mission centered on children. Proud of our roots, Wu Yee is very excited to have some of its most dedicated board directors return this year to share their stories and vision for Wu Yee.

Wu Yee Children’s Services Board of Directors celebrates the Lunar New  Year at a private event in San Francisco. The reception will focus on the high impact growth Wu Yee has had over the last two years. We’re very excited to be embarking on a new strategic plan that will help ensure Wu Yee continues to live up to its name: the “protector of children” in San Francisco, and through our expansion and moving forward. The Wu Yee Board of Directors Reunion takes place in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. For more information about Wu Yee’s Board of Directors, please visit http://www.wuyee.org/board-of-directors/. To read more about Wu Yee’ growing impact on the lives of thousands of San Francisco’s children, families, and diverse communities, go to http://www.wuyee.org/impact/.



February: Celebration of Black History

Science, Music and more!

This  month, Wu Yee Children’s Services salutes our African American community throughout San Francisco. We are excited to be celebrating Black History Month this February with you by our side! Wu Yee and Americans of all backgrounds use this time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich landscape of African and African-American achievements in science, art, medicine, music and more. 

From the creation of the first step pyramid in Kemet (modern day Egypt) by the architect, doctor and high priest named Imhotep, to the musical compositions of “The Black Mozart” aka Chevalier de St. George, to the nonviolent work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well modern day technology pioneers like Dr. George Carruthers (who created the first spectrograph that gave proof of the existence of molecular hydrogen in interstellar space) there is much to learn and share with one another this February!  The SF Public Library has amazing books, films and events to have fun learning with your family this Black History Month.