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  • 19 Dec 2022 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    As per tradition, the ISW Giving Tree has been set up in the School Lobby. We will be accepting donations of new hats /mittens and Walmart  gift cards (any number of gift cards accepted but each gift card in values of $10 only). The donation collected is for a shelter in need. We thank you all in advance for your support. 

    ISW school students had a fun time preparing decorations for Xmas.  Check out the new pictures in the link

    In preparation for Thanksgiving, the school Art teachers prepared a fun Turkey Headband and a classy Thanksgiving Card  The pictures in the link speak for themselves.  Bindiya, Ruchi, Divya, Mrunal, Sonia & Student teachers.

    The ISW school had a Halloween assembly on October 30th. The kids dressed up in a variety of costumes from lawyer to fairy, and paraded around the school. Some teachers also joined in the fun by dressing up also. Many of the parents came to joined the fun and take pictures of their kids as well. We also played a game, on the patio, which the kids enjoyed ending with a group of winners. Treats were handed out to the kids to finish off the amazing halloween assembly. Overall, everyone enjoyed participating in the assembly from the kids to the teachers. By Divya Gahlot. Enjoy the Halloween pictures

    November 6, 2022 assembly had a mixture of storytelling and energetic bollyfit dance During 1st part of our assembly Our story teller Subhasini Subhashini Sivasankaran ji did an amazing job of involving kids to make it more interactive. It was followed by a fun workout and it was a bonus was to see adults participating with kids and  Sunita Ramnani, instructor from the Y and a violin teacher. By Ruchi Chauhan. Enjoy storytelling and bollyfit dance pictures
  • 14 Jul 2022 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    ISW School Registrations open for Sept 2022!!

    Signup by September 14, and get free books

    Also announcing  New School Cultural Assembly only registrations. The kids can attend and participate in Culture Assembly at 10.30 am every Sunday.

  • 22 May 2022 11:14 AM | Anonymous
    The ISW Cultural & Language School celebrated its Annual Day which marks the close of the academic year. On a bright and sunny morning, students and their parents attended as certificates were handed out by the teachers for successful completion of coursework in the various grades and languages. And we are excited that our graduating seniors, Kunal Chauhan, Adrika Singh and Jaya Singh come back as our new student teachers.  Thanks to Suchitra Agarwal, our veteran teacher who is allowed to take a break after many years as the teacher for our kindergarten newbies. Also thanks  to Mukul Agarwal who prepared a video recap of all our activities during our first in person classes in our beautiful India Center. 

    Past event, great video prepared by Mukul Agrawal

    ISW Annual day pictures, feel free to add here




  • 5 May 2022 2:41 PM | Anonymous

    Donation for Teacher Appreciation 2022

    Hi Parents, it is that time of year again, the academic year draws to an end.  Many of you wanted to show your appreciation for the great volunteer work done by the ISW  Language Teachers, Assembly Teachers and Staff.  Our school has been going strong for 30 years with the support  of our teachers, so thank you to them.  

    In 2020  $900 was donated on behalf of teachers to Greater Worcester Community Foundation GWCF for the 'First Responders Fund'.

    In 2021 The donation collected for 2021 went towards the ISW building expansion fund. Once again thanks to all the teachers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

     Should you wish to donate to teachers, you may do so at this link by the end of June 2022 and once thank you for your support. Funds will be donated as per teachers choice
     https://iswonline.org/page-18137


  • 27 Apr 2022 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Rules for  Hindi USA Certificate exam.

    Register for  Hindi USA Exam

    1) The fees of $25 for the exam to be paid online via registration link by May 6, 2022.This fee will go to Hindi USA directly.

    2) We need kids' full names in Hindi and English, so please Whatsapp their names to Ruchi

    3)We don't check the test papers before mailing them back, we just proctor it.

    For siblings, please register twice. Last year we had 5 students register for the exams, very proud of them.

    Date of the proctored exam will be  in June 2022. Will let you know soon.

    Any question, please  contact Ruchi Chauhan

  • 30 Mar 2022 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    *U for Ukraine *

    Updated April 25

    We are happy to report that Hindi 4 students have conclud5ed their " U for Ukraine fundraiser" on a great note raising $600 in total that will go to World Central Kitchen that is feeding people in Ukraine. Winners of the 3D Printed objects were: Bhavya Kamakolanu, Saket Gahlot, Sohan Hegde and Paarth Kapoor. In addition, Srikant Muddana (Telugu Class) won the 50% off 2022 school fees raffle. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the teachers, parents and volunteers for supporting the cause. Thanks to Kunal Chauhan for printing the 3D prizes.

     Updated March 30

    We (from the school) are organizing a fundraiser to support people of Ukraine in this crisis. We need everyone’s help and participation to make it a successful event . Our graduating students(Jaya,Adrika and Kunal) have come up with the following ideas and activities .

    1. Pajama day and dance party- $2 entry ticket ( will provide packed popcorn at the end)-April 3rd - 11-11:30 am

    2. Doing raffle for customized 3D printed gift (limitations apply)-$2- starts on April 3rd

    3. 50% off the school fees for next year for one student, raffle-entry fees-$20 

    4. Bake sale (no nuts)- April 10th

    5. Donors please  write 'Ukraine Fundraiser" in comment box. Please use this link to make donations.

    The donations will go to World Central Kitchen, four star rated charity on GuideStar.org

    Any question please reach out. Shiamin, Ruchi & Sonia

    All the languages, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu & Kannada will be  participating

  • 22 Mar 2022 12:21 PM | Anonymous

     ISW Saraswati pooja

    To all Parents:

    Do register   Words to Bhajans is the same link

    https://iswonline.org/event-4751894

  • 11 Mar 2022 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    ISW School is offering Sanskrit in September 2022 in partnership with Samskrita Bharati USA based in Boston.

    We will start with a free introductory family workshop that will be held on April 16, Saturday, 9.30 to 4 pm. (6.5 hours, with a Potluck lunch break)

    And the emphasis with Samskritam class is to have the whole family to start learning, so adults and kids are welcome.

    You need to be an ISW Member to register for the school sessions when they begin, but this family workshop is open to all Sanskrit enthusiasts.  If there is a second child, the registration has to be repeated. There is no cost for attendees. 

    For more info, please send email to schoollead@iswonline.org or register here


  • 28 Jan 2022 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    ISW Cultural & Language School  has opened registrations for Kannada beginners classes.  All are welcome 

    Open House was on February 5, 2022 and February 12, 2022. Actual classes began on March 5, 2022 and we offered two free classes. Do register for two free classes, using the registration link.  If you like it, do return and pay for the classes.

    We will be using the curriculum and workbooks offered by Kannada Academy. Kannada Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    Participate in yoga and culture classes on Sundays at 10.30 am, with no extra charge

    If you are interested in continuing the classes the following reduced fees and membership will be due later. You can use link to pay, once you have decided.

    ISW Family Membership: $25

    Kannada School Registration March - May : $65.00 (USD)

    Kannada-Sibling Registration March - May : $40.00 (USD)

    Thank you to Damodar Hegde for taking the lead on this new program

    ISW Membership however is not refundable. For Membership, join here

    For more info please contact Ruchi & Shiamin or email schoollead@iswonline.org


  • 19 Dec 2021 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    ISW School celebrates 30 years next year!!

    In 2017, Neena Mohanka made this video (30 mins)  to celebrate the 25th year. Thanks to her persistence and work with Shrewsbury Media Connection, we have this amazing visual story forever

    https://youtu.be/7piMmti2pUA

    As one of the oldest Indian Languages program in New England, ISW Cultural and Language School was started by Carolyn Passey , Nalini Goyal & Pushpa Joshi in 1992

    We stand on the shoulders of our veteran volunteers Usha Verma, Priti Dayal, Nisha Bawa, Sushmita Bando, Ragini Seth, Alka Yadav-Mehta, Neena Mohanka and many more

    We are fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers.  The school has grown to 140 students , 5 languages  and a staff of 40+ teachers.

    Hope to have a get together in 2022 send email to school@iswonline.org if interested.

    Ruchi & Shiamin


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