Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:
Thanks you to all who braved the snow and cold to come to SILC. I appreciate your interest and dedication. We have a number of items to cover in this digest and please click on the links to dive into the details.
 SILC Mela is on December 18th. Mark your calendars for a great day of fun, games and food.
We need help in the following ways.
a) Donation of gently used Indian clothes,decorative items, books,DVDs etc. The things can be brought and handed over to Neelam or Sunita or Ria on Dec 11th or on the day of the Mela itself.
b) Cooking a food item. The sign-up sheet will be out on Dec 11th as well. If you are not coming to SILC on Dec 11th you can sign-up by contacting Neelam at 651-501-8035 or email@example.com.
c) We need volunteers on the day of the Mela to run a booth, to run a game, or help distribute the food. So please sign-up or just show up.
d) if you have any service to offer or know of any business/restaurant/grocery store, you can consider donating/getting a gift card for silent auction. Please contact Ralph Davini or Shiv Bhatia for further details
 With the tighter control of finances and visionary execution of SILC operations for the past few years, SILC is blessed and is in a position to help other non-profit organizations / schools/ projects in India. SILC Board has decided to donate the first $1000 of SILC Mela proceedings (or whatever is raised) (typically we raise anywhere from $600 to $1200) to another non-profit organization.
How do we select such non-profit organization?
* Any SILC parent, teachere, volunteer, student can send your nomination of "Volunteer Organization" to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Social Studies Level 3 students under the guidance of Sarah Hansen will review these nominations and select one organization from the list
Please send in your nominations 18th December
 Some pictures from Diwali Celebration Day / Diyas Painting are posted at
If you have any pictures to share (from this event or past events), please send those to email@example.com with a copy to me
Those will be blogged and archived.
 Please review the snack signup sheet and guidelines at
If you have not signed up to bring the snack yet, please inform Pam Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org) - our snack coordinator to signup
 We are working on building an inventory of books and CDs and instructional material related to SILC classes. You can get a preview of these books at
We will work on a process to share the updated list so that SILC teachers, students and community can check out the books they need.
School of India for Languages and Culture