Sunday, May 13, 2012

SILC: Weekly Digest - Happy Mothers Day (05/13/12)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers: 

Hope you are all having a wonderful day - Happy Mothers Day!

How was Holi celebration last week? It looks like all those who took part had a blast. You can catch up with the event through pictures posted on the SILC Facebook group.

Graduation Day (May 19)  - Last week to prepare for the event and be in seats by 9:55 am in the auditorium

Graduation day event starts at 10am sharp in the school auditorium. Please be seated on or before 9:55am. The children with pre-school start the event followed by next older students (usually Hindi 1). So please be early, if you child is taking part earlier in the event. The program will be circulated a few days before the event. You are most welcome to bring friends or extended family to the event.

The event concludes with a pot luck lunch. Most of the families have signed up for bringing in food. If you have not, there is still time - please see our Treasurer, Mangala Achar to sign up. Please see the attached (to fill up the empty slots and to bring $7 or check payable to SILC). If you have not signed up, you/your immediate family will be charged a nominal sum of $ 7 per family unit (Please bring exact change). Extended family members or accompanying friends are treated as a separate family unit and will be charged a separate sum of $ 7 (per family unit). If you are bringing in food and still have accompanying friends, please remember to pay for them at the same rate ($ 7 per family unit).

Also, remember to pick up certificates of participation and one copy of Year Book after the event.

ReyMash Photography is going to be at SILC Graduation Event

Please note that ReyMash Photography is going to be at SILC to cover the graduation/annual event. We are excited to have him at SILC. This is the first time we are covering the event with a professional photographer.

After the event, all the pictures will be posted to ReyMash website ( which you can order the prints you need at $2 per copy.  We will share these details through the next update.

So, even if you forget to bring your camera, you will not miss anything. If you remember to get your camera, you may want to focus on taking the video of your children's performance.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch (May 26)

All volunteers - please mark your calendars. SILC would like to acknowledge the time and effort all of you have put in for a successful school year. The SILC Board of Directors is grateful to all of you for your participation as a volunteer. As a token of our appreciation, please join us for lunch on May 26. Details of time and venue will follow shortly.

Other Important Dates Where SILC is Participating Over Summer

~ May 19 - Baisakhi celebrations (MN Punjabi Society) at Olson Middle School, Bloomington. (6pm onwards)

~ May 20 - PanAsian Arts Festival, Landmark Center, St Paul. (12pm to 5pm)

~ May 27 - Mahima Gupta (SILC student) will be featured on NickNews (Nicklodean). As you recall, SILC social studies event and Hindi class will feature in this as well
~ June 2 - Flinthills Children Festival at Ordway Center, St Paul (10am onwards)

~ June 16 - SILC on Geetmala TV
~ June 16 - SILC @ International Festival of Burnsville, Nicollete Commons Park (3pm to 9pm)

~ August 11 - IndiaFest (Festival of India) at The Capitol, St Paul

Quiz Time

Answers to last week's Quiz:
(Q) It's called Baisakhi in Punjab, Bohag Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh. What is it?
(A) Post-harvest festival; Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian sub-continent. It provides livelihood to the majority of people in the rural areas of the country. The festival of harvest is given special importance in the calendar of events. These events are called different names in different parts of the country.
This week's Quiz:
[Q] How many spokes are in the asoka (dharma) chakra of the Indian flag?  What do these spokes represent?
We will see you all for the Graduation / Annual Event on 19th. 

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