Town Square

Post a New Topic

Yew Chung school mourns loss of teacher

Original post made on Apr 25, 2008

When Piet Van Allen died in a motorcycle accident last week in San Jose, it left a gaping hole among the students and faculty at Yew Chung International School, where he had been a teacher for the last school year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 25, 2008, 10:53 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Bill Van Allen, Jr., a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2008 at 1:16 am

Nice article about my brother.

It would have been nice to have noted he'd been teaching there since the beginning of the usual school year in August, or the impact of his passing on Opera San Jose, but it's nice article all the same.

It's comforting to realize how much Piet was loved and appreciated at the school. Some of the parents have even established a memorial fund. Amazing. There are some very kind people associated with the Yew Chung International School, and our family is both happy that Piet had found such a wonderful 'family' there, and saddened that he had to leave it so soon.


Posted by Enoch Choi, a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:06 am

The parents & kids miss Piet a lot. Affection he shared with the children, they responded to Piet with the same enthusiasm...

Here are links to a glimpse of how we're remembering Piet:

Web Link

Web Link

Videos:
Web Link
Web Link

And from his Opera friends:
Web Link


Posted by Rick, im 34, a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Its an interesting article


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,123 views

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,885 views

See Me. Hear Me. Donít Fix Me.
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,601 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 24 comments | 1,324 views

Rock N Roll Green Beans
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 972 views