Sunday, December 19, 2010

SILC: Weekly Digest (12/19/10)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Hope you are all getting ready for the holiday season.

[1] We had an overwhelming response from our students for the Diwali Quiz. Majority of the submissions were partially correct and there were 10 fully correct entries. Accordingly, a lottery was drawan on 12/18/10 to pick a winner from these 10 correct entries.

Meera and Sesh Miruru were picked as the lucky winners of the Barnes and Noble $10 Gift Card. Congratulations!
[2] Halloween @ SILC pictures  are posted here. It appears that SILC kids had lot of fun. I sure did :)

[3] Please see the note from Sarah Hansen on the nominations (of non-profit organizations doing work in India) and the Special Achievement Project our Social Studies level 3 students will be taking up to pick one of these organizations to receive SILC Mela proceedings. Click here.

[4] Please note that we do NOT have SILC for the next two weeks; Here is our schedule for the next four week.s

25 December: No SILC (Christmas)
01 January: NO SILC (new year)
08 January:  Festival Of Nations (FON) dance auditions by IAM
15 January:  SILC Mela

[5] FON/IAM auditions will start at 11:45am (on January 8th) in the SILC Commons.
We are planning to go in the following order.

* Kids (8-10) years - SILC Kids (8-10 years) Dholna dance with Aishwarya
* Youth dance - SILC Youth dance with Neelam
* Adults dance - - SILC Adults with Lata

Please visit to practice your dance

[6] SILC Mela is on January 15th. 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

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

Happy Holidays

Siva Jasthi

School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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