Sunday, January 8, 2012

SILC: Weekly Digest (1/8/2012)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Hope you all have had wonderful holidays taking the 1st of january as opportunity to take some resolutions to do somethings differently in the new year.

[1] January 21st : Annual SILC Mela

SILC is organizing its annual ‘Mela’ on January 21, 2012. We have a variety of events on this day which are reminiscent of the festivities at the melas organized in India. Our students and their families enjoy the fun, food and games on the day of mela.
In addition to providing a fun filled day for the SILC families, the aim is also to raise funds for the continuous work being done for our community. We do so by organizing a garage sale of articles donated by the SILC student families. We also conduct a Silent Auction for various items graciously donated by the local businesses. 

These items could be anything ranging from a gift hamper to discount coupons or gift cards of a suitable monetary value.  If you know any local business, you can help SILC getting a gift card to be put in the silent auction. 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 14th or on the day of the Mela. 

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. 

We are also inviting some limited number of vendors (< 10) to setup a booth during SILC Mela. If you know any business that is interested to setup a booth at SILC during SILC Mela, please contact Mela Coordinator and Assistant Principal - Sunita for further details.

[2] SILC News Letter on 21st January

Our second SILC News Letter will be released on SILC Mela.  Please send your article to our editor Krishna  nambudiripad ( - the article can be about anything related to SILC, India, or anything that would be appropriate for SILC News Letter. These articles can be personal reflections or about a specific topic.  Please send a notice to all SILC that we are taking newsletter articles.  The due date is this Sunday and please ask people to e-mail them to me.  Please advise that the articles can be about anything related to SILC, India, or anything they feel would be appropriate for the SILC newsletter.  They can be a personal reflection or about a specific topic. 
[3] What do you like to see in SILC Library?

One of the goals this year is to equip SILC library with many resources (books, CDs, Movies, India related games, educational materials).  We wanted to hear your inputs in this regard.  What would you like to see in SILC Library? How would you like to make use of SILC library? Your inputs will be very valuable in enhancing SILC Library and in doing the rights thing for SILC Community

[4] Interested in Teaching next year?

SILC runs due to its dedicated teachers and volunteers. You can see the profiles of the current teachers and board members at
Majority of us do not have prior teaching experience; But all of the teachers have one thing in common - a strong desire to share what they know.

Are you interested to teach at SILC next year? Are you considering to assist in teaching in some classes to ' test the waters'.  Please contact the Principal - Shiv Bhatia or Assistant Principal - Sunita  - if you are interested to teach at SILC.  We would like to get an early start in finalizing the teachers roster for the next year.

Answers to last week's Quiz:

[Q] What is Golden Quadrilateral?
[A]  (wikipedia) The Golden Quadrilateral is a highway network connecting India's four largest metropolisesDelhiMumbai,Chennai and Kolkata, thus forming a quadrilateral of sorts. Four other top ten metropolises: Bangalore,PuneAhmedabad, and Surat, are also served by the network.

This week's Quiz:

[Q] What is the origin of the word "Bollywood"?

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

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