ISW Cultural and Language School News
Hindi 4 Students compile a Magazine
The Hindi 4 students of ISW Culture and Language School created a magazine in Hindi as part of their year-end project. Students worked on different articles that included a poem, sport's article, cartoon, crossword puzzle, a story and multiple translated recipes. They typed their articles in Hindi using Google Hindi transliteration. We hope the eSandesh readers will enjoy this magazine and appreciate the hard work put in by these budding Hindi writers!
Sonia Gera & her Hindi 4 students
ISW Cultural and Language School Annual Day 2020
On May 24, we had our first online ISW Annual Day program. It lasted more than three hours with each class joining in for an assigned 15 minute time slot. It was very successful, and we were happy that we could recognize the kids and their hard work. Carolyn mailed individual certificates to over 100 student’s homes. They were presented to the student by their parents at the end of each session. It added the perfect touch. We were fortunate to have grandparents and relatives join in from India and across the US. Congratulations to Abhiram and Aaryan for graduating Hindi 4 and for their acknowledgement speeches. We really are excited that we were able to complete our academic year virtually and with style. Kudos to all the teachers, parents and parents who supported our Webex calls and, of course, the students who made it possible. You can see some of the graduation Webex photos below.
Ruchi Chauhan & Shiamin Melville, email@example.com
Namaste. Here are the details for ISW Annual Day Sunday May 24, 2020. We need your support for this program, since we are all new to online meeting format, (fingers crossed).
(a)School certificates have been prepared by Carolyn Passey and mailed Monday May 18 to your homes PLEASE PLEASE hide it from your kids, and present it only to them when their name is called
(b) Please use laptop or ipad to login and not the phone, download webex before meeting
(c) The list of 116 student names & time slots is saved at this link below
(d) Change name on screen from your email label to your child name to reflect the Child's Name and teachers name as per the green and red group list This way we can call on them during their class time slot
(e)Please only login during your 15 mins time slot not for the whole 90 mins. Each class will have approx 15 mins with their teachers, it may move faster or may be delayed, so do be there on time.We have scheduled meeting for 4 hours, but you have to be there only for your timings. Teachers are welcome for all slots. I was hoping we could have everyone attend, however my webex account does not let me 'pin' only 14-15 kids at a time If you are not attending, its ok, we will just wait and move to the next time slot, no stress
(f) Emcee will be Ruchi, helped by each teacher. For online meeting issues, call Shiamin 508-353-4316
Huge Thank you to Carolyn for preparing and mailing the certificates and to all the teachers this year & our webex/zoom parents. We also say bye to Ragini, as she moves to Houston in July 2020, after a couple of decades at ISW School
Beena K has also prepared the attendance prize list
Neena, Beena, Sonia, Ruchi and Shiamin
Meeting number (access code): 126 871 7772
Meeting password: ISW2020 (4792020 from phones and video systems)
Hope you are all doing good. This weekend is the last day of our Language classes Cannot believe 9 months have gone by, and school is over. But wait, we are not done!
ISW ONLINE CLASSES
Starting next week, we are beginning free ISW Masti classes offered by our awesome ISW student teachers. Today is the last day to enroll for 6 sessions starting May 19th, until end of June 2020. We have approx 8-10 kids signed up for every class and welcome more participation. For more information, click below
https://iswonline.org/page-18074/8949250 We will also offer ISW Summer classes in July, on writing, conversational Hindi, math tutoring, may be Indian veg cooking, schedule to be determined.
LAST DAY ANNUAL DAY program Sunday May 24,2020 A webex invite will be sent next week
We are having our online annual day program in two time slots, please check our ISW School page for details for your child's schedule. We also say bye to Ragini, since she is moving to Houston July 2020.
And we are sure you all agree our Teachers have been so dedicated and committed to teaching and ISW and this new online platform. In the past, parents have shown your appreciation by donating for gift cards for the teachers, a project coordinated by Beena K. This year, the request is to contribute to the Mass.gov COVID19 fund on behalf of ISW School teachers. Please give generously. Only credit cards are accepted at link.
For any other form of payment do email me privately.
Beena, Ruchi, Neena, Sonia & Shiamin
May 24, 2020
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Hope you are all doing well, Happy Mother's Day to all
School News: We are coming to the end of the academic year, and thank you to the teachers and parents who have supported the new online format. Most of the classes have the end of year exams this weekend, so all the best to the kids. Next weekend we will have the last day of school.
After ISW school ends May 17 Sunday, we are offering FREE online classes almost everyday at 4 pm. If you need more info on ISW Masti please reach to Ruchi Chauhan at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to me (And if you reach to me , I will say, reach out to Ruchi, she is doing a awesome job!!).
Starting July, 2020 we will offer 6 more weeks of ISW Masti which will be Summer Camp type classes, details to be determined Math Tutoring, Public Speaking, Hindi Conversation etc Any input or ideas or volunteer offers, do reach out to Ruchi & myself
For September 2020, we will start taking registrations shortly The actual start date depends on the Shrewsbury School Calendar and our building completion schedule.
Once again, thank you and Happy Mother's day
Beena, Neena, Ruchi Sonia & Shiamin
(Welcome to Sonia to the ISW school committee)
ISW Language school went online.
With the help of parent volunteers, who provided the technical support, we organized each class into 15 class-based WhatsApp groups for parent teacher communications and Zoom, WhatsApp Google Hangout, and Webex for online sessions. Our amazing teachers held individual online sessions at different times over the weekend and the response has been extremely positive.