Spouses / Partners / Families Newsletter



SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

Are you itching to start the new quarter? Curious about what classes we have this fall? Well, no need to wait any longer! The fall schedule is now up on the website! This week, our 'Climbing Meetup' will start the quarter a little early by climbing together on Sep 25th. Please note that they will meet at the new climbing wall at 258 Santa Teresa Street, NOT the old wall at 341 Galvez Street. Read more about it in the 'Upcoming Events' section below!

This week also sees the start of our highly popular English classes, feel free to have a read on the I-center website to find out more about how to register. Please note that the classes are usually very busy at the start of term, make sure to arrive early! If you do not get a space in the class you want this week, please do not feel discouraged - come back again next week and/or try another session!

Next Friday Oct 3rd is our Welcome Reception for Spouses, Partners & Families. We will 'launch' the new academic year, present information from different campus organizations, local and I-Center programs, meet others and learn about the many ways to enrich your experience at Stanford. Read all about it on our Facebook page. Welcome!

Finally, don't forget to make the most of our Resource Center here at the I-Center. They can give you excellent advice on getting settled in the area, where to take English classes, finding childcare, searching for jobs and many other things. You are welcome to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and looking forward to seeing you soon at the I-center!


Magdalena Bull
Coordinator for Classes & Programs for Stanford Spouses, Partners & Families
Stanford University
Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way
Stanford, CA, 94305


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Please note that the below is only a snapshot of upcoming classes and NOT a complete list of all the classes going on in the program. Please make sure to check our website for a complete list, updates and changes. You can also stop by the I-Center to check our bulletin board and sign up for events. The I-Center Web Calendar is also a great resource to check and make sure your class or event is taking place. Finally, you can also sign up to the social digest list, another email list for events at the I-Center.
Monday, Sep 22nd
Levin Fields
With Magdalena

Join us for a playful beginner's class with a focus on conscious and mindful exploration of movement. Those with an existing practice are also encouraged to join! Bring yourself, a yoga mat and a bottle of water.

10:00 a.m. - noon
Location varies
With Judi

The popular Stanford souvenir keychain needlepoint workshop are carrying on their meetings throughout the break. If you are interested in dates and times, please email Judi at judichun@stanfordalumni.org.

Every Wednesday (will move to a Monday as of Oct 6th!)
10:30a.m. - noon
Patio at the I-Center
With Diana

If you are a looking for buddies for your baby/toddler to play with and you also want to make connections with other parents at Stanford, you are all welcome to the group. We have free play outside or inside depending on the weather and we finish with story time together. Feel free to bring a song, a tale or a puppet from your own country and explain it to all of us. It is wonderful for our kids to hear stories from all over the world, and it is also a nice experience for the parents too. Contact Cris bechtel4kids@gmail.com with questions or suggestions.

Wednesday, Sep 24
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Levin Fields
With Yuko

This yoga class is from level 1 to level 2 yogis. Vinyasa flow moves steadily from pose to pose in sequences of movements synchronized with ujjyayi pranayama, often pausing to hold poses for various lengths of time while maintaining the rhythmic flow of the breath. Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for stretching and ease of movement. Please don't eat anything heave three hours before class. A light snack is OK. Bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water. To be added to the mailing list, email Yuko yukosj@yahoo.com

Wednesday Sep 24
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Levin Fields
With Yuko

This is a pre/postnatal class for moms with babies! Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for stretching and ease of movement. Feel free to bring some baby toys and an organic blanket. Please don't eat anything heave three hours before class. A light snack is OK. Bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water. To be added to the mailing list, email Yuko yukosj@yahoo.com

Thursday Sep 25
11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stanford Climbing Wall, 258 Santa Teresa Street (NOT GALVEZ STREET)
With Tessa & Magdalena
Free with Stanford ID card

If you want to be active, enjoy some challenges and have some fun together, join us for some climbing! Previous experience not necessary - everyone, experiences or not, is welcome to come and have a try. It is a great opportunity to improve your technique, strength and flexibility. We will be there to share some of our tips and tricks for climbing. Please bring a bottle of water and clothes suitable for exercise and stretching. You will be able to borrow a harness and belay device. Shoes can be rented from the Outfitting Center next door for $2. Hope to see you at the wall!

Every Friday
10:00a.m - noon
Livingroom /patio
With Olga

This informal gathering is an ideal way to meet other spouses and learn about the many options for enriching your stay in the Stanford area. We each bring a snack / cake / fruit /milk to go with the tea  and coffee provide by the I-Center. Please make a name tag on your first visit, and use our board to keep it safe until next time! Volunteers are always needed to help with the setting up and putting away afterwards, as well as meeting and greeting newcomers. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Magdalena mbull@stanford.edu.

Every Friday
10:00a.m - noon
Back Lounge
With Cris

Come and join our singing circle every Friday as part of Friday Morning Coffee! We include songs, finger play and movement for kids of all ages. You are welcome to bring your own signs to the circle!

Do you have a schedule change or a new class that you would like to highlight? Maybe a photo you would like to share with our community?

Please send me an email by Friday, and I will make sure include it in the next newsletter!

Magdalena Bull, Coordinator of Spouse Classes & Programs mbull@stanford.edu
Resource Center for International Families http://icenter.stanford.edu/families/resources.html
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