Sunday, December 18, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (12/18/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Thank you for participating in the "Be the match" drive yesterday.  Let us all hope that the little baby Rishik finds a match from one one of us. As Kristine Reed educated us,  all the participants participated in the drive yesterday will be part of the registry. Knowing that you are there to help someone in need gives a warm feeling. Thank you for your participation.

Please note that we do not have SILC for the next two weeks (christmas and new year break). We will be meeting again on January 7th in the new year.

Saturday, January 21st is the Annual SILC mela. The SILC Mela (Fair) features the chaos of an Indian Mela with lots of fun for children in the form of games, fortune telling and other activities. For adults, there is a Silent Auction inside the Cafeteria.

If you have gently used or new books, DVD's, CDs, Indian clothes, decorative items, etc, please consider donating them for this event. Donations can be brought and handed over to Sunita M on Janury 7th or 14th or on the day of the Mela.
DO consider donating/getting a gift card for the silent auction, If you have any service/business or know of any business/restaurant/grocery store. Please contact our Assistant Principal Sunita Mannamkunnath ( for further details.

Please note: If your donation is valuable and you do not wish to sell it for garage sale prices, let us know so we can have it in the Silent auction area.

Watch for more details in the upcoming weekly SILC digests...

Answers to last week's Quiz:
[Q] In Mumbai, what do the people employed as dabbawallahs do?
[A] Dabbawallahs, literally meaning "Person with a box" - deliver home-cooked food from homes to the offices using a network of bicycles and trains.  From wikipedia, "In 2002, Forbes Magazine found its reliability to be that of a six sigma standard. More than 175,000 or 200,000 lunch boxes get moved every day by an estimated 4,500 to 5,000 dabbawalas, all with an extremely small nominal fee and with utmost punctuality. According to a recent survey, they make less than one mistake in every 6 million deliveries, despite most of the delivery staff being illiterate.[6]"

This week's Quiz:
[A] What is Golden Quadrilateral?

Happy Holidays

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

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