Sunday, January 30, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (1/30/2011)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

[1] A few years ago SILC was invited to perform at the Woodbury Elementary Heritage Festival. Sharon Simon from the school has called SILC to say that the kids and the families had much enjoyed the experience, especially the Indian dances and had helped solidify the Festival in the minds of the attendees.

They have invited us again to perform on Friday Mar 4th, from 5 to 7.30 pm. They would love the Kids and Teens to perform there and would be happy to have them each perform a couple of times during the evening.

Neelam Malhotra - our dance teacher and coordinator - has already contacted some students and have received some confirmations to dance at the festival; If your child is interested, please contact Neelam via email or phone on in person.

[2] Please pay attention to the class rooms and their usage. When you leave the class room, please ensure that the room is clean and is in the same arrangement and order;

 I would like to bring to your attention of the mail we have received from Como School so that we all understand the gravity of the situation if we do not show respect to the classrooms.

Hi Mangala:  Again we are having issues with the foods room.  If this continues, you will not be allowed to use it so it  is up to your staff to make sure the room is left exactly as found or not use the room any more.   The teacher should come in on Monday and expect their classroom to be ready to teach. 

I know you are trying but you have to have the same person responsible every week for the inspection of the foods room so you have consistent and proper care of the room and equipment.  I will check back with the foods teacher after a couple of weeks and if there are still problems, you will have to adjust your classes to not include that space. 

I hope this is the end of it.  Please take pictures before you leave each week.  It seems that it is always dishes either dirty or not put away.  Also, tables must be put back in order and perhaps you can bring your own dish towels and not use the school dish towels. 



[3] I realize that many of you take up many activities to promote Indian culture in the community (For example, you have done a project at your school related to a topic or person of India; OR you have learned an Indian dance or musical instrument and performed at an event in twin cities, OR you have already performed the dance you are learning at SILC this year at your school).  If you would like to share this with the rest of the community, please provide brief write up on your accomplishment and pictures to me or Shiv Bhatia. We can either publish these to blogs or to the news letter (or both).

[4] Do you have SILC Mela pictures (or any other pictures you have taken at SILC) which you like so share? Please send those pictures to us.

Siva Jasthi

School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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