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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Snow Day 2: School Project Group Meeting Cancelled

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Area schools and public libraries are closed today, so we will cancel this month’s meeting. Next week Kirsten and/or I will send out an e-mail blast (and post here as well) updates on our hot topics. At the February meeting we will actually begin enrolling families for 2009! In the updates next week we’ll let…

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Poem: To Be Of Use

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Debra Cole, a dear colleague who started the dual-language program in rural Beardstown, IL (pop. 5800) sent the following e-mail after learning our facilities set back last week.  Thanks Debra for keeping our work in your heart! — Dear Rhonda and Lisa – I was reading the SLLIS blog this AM, the exciting research Lisa…

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SLLIS server not so slow afterall

Apparantly our server is working just fine for everyone/ every location outside of my office.  When the wintry mix started to fall this afternoon I left the office early and as soon as I opened the laptop at home my SLLIS account filled up with my afternoon e-mails.  René, our tech support extraordinaire, thinks that…

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SLLIS server slooooooow

For the past week we’ve been experiencing delayed e-mails (in and out) for the sllis.org accounts.  I apologize to anyone who has received bounced back/blocked e-mails.  The main sllis.org webpage is also slow to load. Our tech support is aware of the problem and is working on it.  In the meantime, if you need to…

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Where are you located?

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Last week during the final lease negotiations it became clear to our facilities committee that the owner/developer of the Papin space was not ready/able to finance the build-out for our lease space.  In typical SLLIS fashion, we immediately went out to look at other properties, had the team from Christner draw up rough space usage…

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Best Foreign Language Picture

During meetings last weekend advocates suggested that I see The Class and Slumdog Millionaire because they had powerful connections with our school vision.  Imagine my delight when both films were nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars!  Thanks Shark Fu and Donayle!   Has anyone seen the other nominees?

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Who’s eligible to attend? (again)

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Yesterday a member of our school project group called me with concern about the county-to-city transfer residency guidelines.  Today I met with Bruce Ellerman, CEO of VICC, to clarify residency eligibility for county residents.  The pertinent take-aways are: Ladue is clearly eligible for county residents to attend our schools The restriction of areas of certain…

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First SLLIS research project

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It’s been an exciting few weeks! Approval for the first SLLIS research project – about parent involvement in education – has been received. Moreover, the date for Missouri charter authorization rapidly approaches. At that time, the real work of enrolling and engaging parents will begin in full force. That’s not to say SLLIS hasn’t been…

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Salut o Hola: January 19-30

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9am Kirkwood UMC Mom’s Day Out, morning drop-off table Wednesday, January 28, 2009 School Project Group Meeting/info session 6pm at Buder Library (large conference room downstairs), childcare provided Friday, January 30, 2009  Washington University Career Fair, Athletic Complex  9am-2:30pm

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Employment advantages of being bilingual

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This morning I received the following newsbrief from the Language Immersion in the Americas listserve through University of Minnesota. — From our colleagues at Center for Applied Second Language Studies CASLS: Source:  California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) News Flash* If you search for jobs at Monster.com at any time, you will find thousands of jobs…

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