Spouses / Partners / Families Newsletter

From: icenter-spouseprograms@lists.stanford.edu
Subject: Thank you Newsletter!!
Date: Monday, July, 21 2014 12:30:05 PM



Hi Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying summer! As you can see, the newsletter is now back! Before I leave, I have to give you some exciting news. It is with the greatest pleasure that I present to you our new Spouse Program Coordinator, Magdalena Bull!

Many of you probably know Magdalena already from Friday Morning Coffee, or from 'Yoga for Beginners', a class she teaches on Monday afternoons, or from the many activities she has helped out with, including our Halloween festivities and the Spouse and Post-Doc Mixer. She was also one of the panelists at our Career Panel event last month. Magdalena is originally from Sweden, but she has spent the last decade living in London and working as an (elementary) school teacher. So, without much further ado, please join me in welcoming her warmly as the new program coordinator!

I wish you all a great week, and hopefully see you on Friday at the I-center!

Karin

Magdalena, over to you...

Hi everyone,
 
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! Karin, thank you so much for the introduction. I am very excited to be joining you as Spouse Program Coordinator and meeting you all at the I-center soon!

Karin will be joining us one last time for Friday Morning Coffee this week July 25th, please come along and wish her and Stefano a happy return to Sweden. Hope to see you there! This Friday, we also have our CCIS Summer Swap, a great opportunity to trade clothing, kitchen utensils, books, toys and other things. Please see below for more details. We are also very happy that our Thursday Yoga classes are back after a short break. Please see details below for times, location and classes.
 
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
 
TEACHING A CLASS AT THE I-CENTER?
Do you want to give a class at the I-center this fall? If so, please come to our 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 send me an email: 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. CCIS SWAP
3. BABIES AND TODDLERS GROUP
4. THE WORKS
5. YOGA – VINYASA FLOW
6. PRE- AND POSTNATAL YOGA WITH BABIES
 

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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. CCIS SUMMER SWAP
Friday, July 25
During Friday Morning Coffee (10:00-12:00)

On the patio, outside the Assembly Room

Come and join us for the Summer Swap for students, spouses and families at the I-center! Bring clothing, kitchen utensils, books, toys and other things in condition for trading. All remaining things will be donated to Goodwill, Blossom Birth and the CCIS loan closet. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you would like help organizing the event (setting up tables, arranging items, and cleaning up), please contact Ragna events@ccisstanford.org

3. 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.

4. THE WORKS
Wednesday, July 23
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.

5. YOGA FOR ALL – VINYASA FLOW
Thursday, July 24
10.15-11.45a.m.
Levin Fields (http://tinyurl.com/kbn726t)
With Yuko

This Yoga class is from level 1 to level 2. 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 heavy 3 hours before the class. A light snack is ok. Bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water! Free. To keep yourself updated on the yoga schedule please email Yuko: yukosj@yahoo.com

6. PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL YOGA WITH BABIES
Thursday, July 24
12.00-1.00p.m.
Levin Fields (http://tinyurl.com/kbn726t)
With Yuko

This is a prenatal and postnatal Yoga class for moms with babies! Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for stretching and ease of movement. Also bring some baby toys and an organic blanket. Please don’t eat anything heavy 3 hours before the class. A light snack is ok. Bring your yoga mat! Free. To keep yourself updated on the yoga schedule please email Yuko: yukosj@yahoo.com

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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