Sunday, December 4, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (12/04/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Hope you are all staying safe and warm.

1. Snow policy: In the case of snow, it is possible that SILC may be canceled on some saturdays. Please watch out the email communications, web site updates and phone messages from your language teachers. If you have any doubt, it is also encouraged to call any of the SILC board member.
2. We are in the process of creating a SILC directory where the details of your family with home address will be published. If you do not want to have your details published, please let us know by Dec 16, 2011
3. With the onset of winter, all of us come to school wearing heaving coats. We request you to keep all coats and personal effects in the North West corner of the cafeteria and keep the tables in the main hall free for snacks
4. The SILC mela has been pushed back to January 21, 2012. We will have regular classes on December 17, 2011. Please stand by for more info about the SILC mela.
5. We are sure that you enjoy drinking the hot tea served every SILC school day. The preparation of tea and other ancillary activities require a lot of volunteer driven effort and we alway welcome more folks to pitch in to help. SILC is a volunteer driven organization and we welcome you to join us for providing assistance wherever you can. We would definitely love to have more folks volunteer for preparing the tea / washing the tea thermos, assist in laying out the snacks, cleaning up and carrying out  other ancillary activities. Please see any SILC board member to volunteer

Of late the SILC board has been getting requests from new families for enrollment of their children. We would like to draw everyone's attention to the SILC policy that registrations close within a few weeks of open enrollment. We do this to make sure that the progress during various classes is not affected with the addition of new students mid way during the school year. If you have family and friends who wish to enroll in SILC, please advise them to watch out for the next round of registration in August 2012.

7. Help Nisha Grayson

Nisha was adopted from Goa, India 25 years back. She will be traveling to India in search of her birth mother and this journey is being made into a film.  Nisha is trying to raise some funds to support her travel to India and to get the last bit footage of the film.  Please see her appeal and visit these links to help her.

============== appeal from Nisha Grayson ======================

Hello, how are you doing? I am Nisha who is the subject of this passion project. I am also helping out with the production side of it a little. Thank you for taking the time to check out our fundraising page. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to send me an email through facebook or my personal account If you would like, you can also view our website to learn about our progress so far

Thank you again for your time and I hope that you enjoy your holiday season!.

Nisha Grayson

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Answers to last week's Quiz:
[Q] What is the significance of "14th November" in India?

[A] In India, the Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

This week's Quiz:

Who is the only person in the world who wrote national anthems for two countries?


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

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