Sunday, November 6, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (11/06/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Hope you have all enjoyed the extra hour you have got today and put it productive use / more sleep :).

Diwali Celebrations / Picture Day / Release of first news letter:

Next week is a big week at SILC.  We will be celebrating Diwali at SILC next week.

Here are the logistics and outline of the day

[1] Language classes will be held as scheduled.  Class pictures will be taken in each language class.  These pictures will go into end-of-the-year graduation yearbook. Please ensure that you all attend next week. And it is also encouraged that you all dress up in traditional and festival attire.

[2] We are doing something new this year.  SILC has hired a professional photographer to take the pictures of each family.  Each family (you may want to bring all your children whether they are registered at SILC or not; you can also bring your parents, grand parents) is entitled for one family picture.  SILC will be picking up this expense.  If you need additional pictures of your family, you can arrange that with the photographer directly after the event.

[3] The professional photographer will also be taking the entire SILC family picture.  This will also be published in the year book.  The group picture (will be taken at 11:00) and the family pictures (between 11 AM and 12:30 PM) will be taken in como school commons (where we hold our assembly).

[4] Thank you for the families who signed up to bring some snacks and sweets.  Even if you have not signed up, please bring a dish to share.  When you bring in the food, please ensure that it is finger food only (And NO meat and NO peanuts please).  SILC will provide all the plates, napkins, spoons and forks as needed.

[5] There will not be any social studies, pre-school, or elective classes. However, there will be arts and crafts activities related to Diwali and also Diyas painting after the language classes between 11:00 and 12:30.

[6] All the parents are requested to keep an eye on their little ones between 11:00 and 12:30 - as so many activities will be going on in parallel - photos, arts and crafts, diyas painting, food serving (and the dance teachers are planning to hold a brief practice session for their classes - considering that auditions are coming up soon). 

[7] While painting the diyas or while doing the arts/crafts, it is possible that your childrens (or your) outfit may get messy.  You may want to bring a drop cloth or apron to protect from this.

[8] And please ensure that you pick your copy of SILC News Letter from Krishnan Nambudiripad and his editorial team.  We will also post an electronic version of the news letter to the

Answers to last week Quiz

What is the location (name of the place and state) of these tourist attractions and monuments in India?

1. Taj Mahal (Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
2. Jantar Mantar
(There are actually five Jantar Mantars in India - Delhi (New Delhi), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); Delhi and Jaipur are bigger and popular)
3. Charminar (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
4. Gate of india (New Delhi)
5. Red Fort (Delhi)

This week's Quiz

[1] What is Diwali also known as

(a) festival of sweets (b) festival of lamps (c) festival of lights (d) festival of fireworks

[2] In how many countries, Diwali is celebrated?

[3] Diwali is also known as _______ or _______ in Nepal?

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

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