Spouses / Partners / Families Newsletter

From: icenter-spouseprograms@lists.stanford.edu
Subject:Last July Newsletter
Date: Monday, July, 28 jul 2014 12:18:40



I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our successful CCIS swap last week and a special thank you to Ragna for all your hard work. Our next CCIS swap will be on Oct 25th, so mark the date in your calendars.

The time has come to start thinking about our fall schedule! Do you want to give a class at the I-center this fall? If so, please come to our planning meeting on August 6th. We’ll talk about your ideas and I’ll answer any questions you might have about teaching or leading an activity at the I-Center. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room at the I-Center, at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. I’ll make coffee and tea and serve some cookies. If you have any questions please email:mbull@stanford.edu

LIFE IN THE BAY BLOG
Check out our most recent blog post! Linda has shared some of her experiences volunteering for Habitat for Humanity: 


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: THE SPOUSE PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR HELP!
FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE
We always need volunteers to help greet our newcomers during our Friday Morning Coffee. We need help to set up from about 9:30am, and to put things away afterwards. If you would like to help out, please let me know:mbull@stanford.edu

TRANSLATE WELCOME LETTERS
We provide newcomers to Stanford with a Welcome Letter, not only in English, but also in many different languages. These letters are available at Friday Morning Coffee and also on our website as pdf-files: http://icenter.stanford.edu/families/index.html
However, we still need help translating the letter into these languages:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Gujurati, Hindi and Urdu.
If there is a language that is missing and that you could help out with, please let me know:mbull@stanford.edu


Some important links:

  • Our website is where you will find the schedule of classes. Stop by the I-Center to check our bulletin board and sign up for events.
  • Our web calendar shows all the events and classes and where they are held.
  • The RESOURCE CENTER offers a lot of information for new arrivals. New Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00-12:00
  • Our blog Life in the Bay has stories of being a spouse at Stanford living in the Bay Area, tips on life here, dos and don’ts and much more!
  • Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BechtelInternationalCenter
  • You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spouseprogram
  • CCIS ENGLISH CLASSES Come by the I-Center to pick up the Summer Quarter Schedule for 2013 - 2014
    Registration is not required to take any of the classes, which are held at the Bechtel International Center. To attend, simply go to a class at the indicated starting time on the course schedule. There is no tuition charge, and students may take more than one class. Please arrange child-care for babies.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1. FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE & SINGING FOR KIDS
2. BABIES AND TODDLERS GROUP
3. THE WORKS
4. ITALIAN CLASS
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1. FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE
10:00-12:00pm
At the I-Center
Free

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. Join us every Friday, between 10 a.m. and noon! We each bring a snack or fruit or juice to go with the drinks provided by the I-Center. Volunteers are always needed to help set up (at 9:30 a.m.) and put away afterwards. Everyone (with and without children, new and returning) is equally welcome. Conversation tables offer an informal way to meet others, practice English and share experiences.

SINGING FOR KIDS WITH CRIS
Come and join our singing circle every Friday at 11:00h as part of Friday Morning Coffee at the Back Lounge. We include songs, finger plays and movement for all kids ages. You are all welcome to join us and bring your own favorite songs to our circle!

2. BABIES AND TODDLERS GROUP
Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm
Patio at the I-Center
With Cris
Free

If you're looking for buddies for your baby/toddler to play with and you also want to make connections with other parents at Stanford, you're all welcome to the group. We meet every Wednesday at Bechtel's patio at 10:30h. We have a singing together activity at 10:45h, then free play inside or outside (depending on the weather) and we finish with story time! Bring a song or a tale from you own country and explain it to all of us (you can bring a book, or puppets, ...whatever you want!!!) it would be wonderful for our kids to hear tales and sing songs from all around the world! And it's also a nice experience for moms too. Contact Cris (bechtel4kids@gmail.com) with questions or suggestions.

3. THE WORKS
Wednesday, July 30
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Assembly Room
With Lindsay
Free

Fun and fitness at the same time! Full body cardio and muscular endurance using your body weight with Kinesiologist and personal trainer Lindsay Walker. Suitable for all fitness levels and goals. Bring water and close-toed shoes, wear comfortable clothes.

4. ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS
Thursday, July 31
There is NO Italian class on Thursday this week! Please note that Francesca’s Conversation class on Wednesday July 30th will be running as usual.

I wish you all a wonderful week, and hope to meet you all soon at the I-center!

Warmly,

Magdalena Bull
Classes and Programs for Stanford Spouses & Families
Stanford University
Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way
Stanford, CA 94305
http://icenter.stanford.edu/families/index.html

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I-CENTER RESOURCES FOR SPOUSES & PARTNERS:
Magdalena Bull, Coordinator of Spouse Classes & Programs mbull@stanford.edu
Resource Center for International Families http://icenter.stanford.edu/families/resources.html
For advice please send an email to stanfordfamilies@gmail.com
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