Sunday, April 15, 2012

SILC: Weekly Digest (4/15/12) - start of National Volunteer Week

April 15-21: National Volunteer Week

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love..." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

[1] Uma Namboodiripad Volunteering Award (2012): April 28th is the deadline

This permanent annual award was instituted in March 2008 to honor the memory of Uma Namboodiripad, a dedicated volunteer at SILC, who demonstrated immense commitment to its students and its mission. Please see the attached nomination form. And send in the completed nomination form to - Natarajan Raman, Volunteer Coordinator.

[2] Interested to teach? or co-teach?

Thanks to all the teachers who volunteered to teach at SILC this year.  We are working to finalize the teachers list for the next year. It is good to note that all of the teachers (with a couple of exceptions) are returning to SILC next year. 

We are looking to add assistant teachers, start new languages next year. If you are interested to teach or co-teach or start a new language offering next year, please contact Shiv Bhatia - Principal, or Sunita - Asst. Principal.

If you are on Facebook and have not joined SILC group, please do so.

Please note that if you know any former SILC member, please add them to this group. With over 30 years of history, we have many members in SILC Community spread across all over the world. Please take a moment to add someone you know.

Also, note that is is OPEN group for now. Any member of the group can post a message. We would like to keep it open for all SILC community members to participate.  Please make sure that it is related to SILC and its charter. 

[4]  SILC Year Book: Clock is ticking

The Special Achievement Projects (SAP) class invites to become part of the SILC History !
  • Send us a quote (3-5 sentences will suffice) of your / your child's SILC experience this year
  • A brief write up about any memorable SILC event you participated in this year
Please do not send a general article about India or jokes or newsworthy items that are better published in the Newsletter!
Please send your contribution latest by 4/21 to . If you have questions, please speak with Raj Menon.

[5] 15th April 2012: Urban Expedition at Landmark Center

Some pictures of SILC@Urban Expedition are posted to and also to Facebook group.

[6] Upcoming events

Apr 21, Sat: Vibha TAAL
May 3-6, Thu-Sun:  Festival of Nations
May 12, Sat: Holi Celebrations
May 19, Sat: SILC Graduation Day (last day of SILC)

Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
(Q) We have "Wall Street" and "NYSE" in USA. What about India?
(A) "Dalal Street" in Mumbai and "BSE" (Bombay Stock Exchange)

This Week's Quiz:
(Q) What is the Indian city with largest population? How does that number compare with twin cities - Minneapolis/St.Paul - population?

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

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