Sunday, January 16, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (1/16/2011)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

[1] Thank you all for making SILC Mela a grand success by participating in the event in many different ways.  Hope all of you had fun at the event. Many of you have spent considerable amount of time in planning, preparing, organizing and conducting the event. 
[2] If you have any photos of the SILC Mela you would like to see appear on the blog, please send those to me. I will post and share.

[3] On behalf of SILC, I thank the following businesses for donating their services and gift certificates to SILC Mela

 * India House Restaurant


Please visit their pages for information about the services they offer / locations / contacts.

[4]  Please see the note from Sarah Hansen who coordinated the SAP (Special Achievement Project) for Social Studies 3 students to select  2011 Mela Funds Recipient


Thank you to the teachers and students in the Social Studies 3 class for selecting the recipient of this year’s Mela funds:  Vibha! 
Students carefully considered the 8 nonprofit organizations nominated by the SILC community. They selected Vibha based on the wide variety of projects the organization supports in India. They also connected with Vibha’s mission “to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child. Founded in 1991, today Vibha [. . .] has supported about 190 projects in India and the US. [. . .] Vibha’s main focus areas are 1) Education; 2) Vocational training; 3) Care for physically and/or mentally challenged children; and 4) Rescue and rehabilitation of children in vulnerable conditions.” Vibha’s mission statement and more detailed information about the organization can be found at this web address: Thank you to the entire SILC family for helping to give back to our larger community!

Sarah Hansen

[5] Our next event is Social Studies and Literature day - where our teachers and students are preparing to show case what they have learned at SILC in these classes.  Please stay tuned for further communication on this.

[6] Also note that our next SILC news letter will be released on Literature and Social Studies and Literature Day. Please start thinking about contributing to the news letter.

Siva Jasthi

School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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