Sunday, September 11, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (09/11/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Thank you all for attending the orientation on 10th september. It is nice to see many new members joining SILC family and we are all envisinoing another great year at SILC.

If you have any further questions unanswered from the orientation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email or call.

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to register  (since this mail goes only to the registered members, please pass on this information if you know any one who has not registered yet).

This is the first of weekly digests, I or one of the board members send to SILC community every Sunday. This will be one of the communication channels we use to update you all on the upcoming events, activities that are of interest to SILC members.

These weekly digests are also posted to
You can refer to these digests at these blogs or in GURUKUL message repository.

[1] Note from Shiva Bhaita - Principal
We are now working to correc the registrations (those who registered for "I do not know" levels, those who registered for incorrect levels) and another note will be sent out mid-week outlining the plan.

Please note that it is mandatory that your child or you are assigned a language or social studies or elective level before they can attend the class on next Saturday.

We will also have signs posted on the class room doors and will also have this information posted to the "classes" link on Please make a note of the class room and write it on SILC folder so that you can easily navigate to the correct classroom next week.

[2] Note from Rupa Ryan - Cooking Class Coordinator
Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer to teach the adult cooking class for a day!  There are still spots open, including the first two weeks of classes.  It is critical that we get these first two weeks filled because there are students who have signed up.  Here are the days available to teach a cooking class:

September 17, 24

December 10

January 7, 14, 21

February 11, 18, 25

March 4

April 8, 22

If you have already signed up, but would like an immediate reminder of the date, please don't hesitate to email me.

Teaching cooking is a lot of fun because everyone in the class gets involved!  Students will help with chopping, pouring, tasting and of course clean up when the demonstration is finished.  We ask that the recipe you teach be vegetarian (and Indian!) and be able to be prepped and cooked in about 30 minutes.  You will need to bring the ingredients and pots and pans.  We have a full kitchen in the school so we have access to plates, dishes, silverware, etc.  However, we must put things back exactly where they were found.

If you would like to see the recipes done in earlier cooking classes at SILC, please visit

You do not need to know the recipe at the time you sign up, but please be prepared to email it to me soon after I contact you to remind you of your sign up date.  It is a lot of fun, so I hope you will consider it!  You can email me directly at

Thank you!
Rupa Ryan

[3] Note from Divya Karan: Director - Curriculum
Here are the links to the Social Studies curriculum for the three levels we are offerign at SILC.  Please note that the order of what is taught in each class can be different. But youc an expect this coverage during the course of the year.

We are now revising the language syllabus and will be sending out those links next week.


Wishing you all a good week.

Siva Jasthi
Director - Communications
School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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