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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Board notes from April and May 2012

Good morning, Thank you to the parents and staff who attended our May (Dodson, Berman, Schuster, Craig-Meyer) and April (Campbell, Dodson) meetings.  We held a brief meet and greet for Dr. Lydia Chen, founding Head of School for The Chinese School in April as well and thank founding TCS families for coming out to meet…

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Club SLLIS Update

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Club SLLIS is full for this today, and this is the last Club SLLIS day of the year. Thank you to all the families who utilized this service over the school year. Club SLLIS will continue next school year. All sessions will take place at the Papin building and will be open to all SLLIS…

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More Benefits of Bilingualism: Attention and Working Memory Boosts

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The Atlantic wrote an article summing up a Northwestern University study that tested attention and working memory in both monolinguals and bilinguals. The two groups listened to speech against both a quiet and a noisy background. Bilinguals were better than monolinguals at encoding the language sounds against a noisy background because their brains build themselves…

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Summer Fun StackFest Volunteering Needs

It’s only 11 days until this exciting PE fundraiser and national tournament on June 9th! We are still desperately in need of volunteers, especially judges.  Judges, since they need to be available all day, will receive breakfast, lunch and a thank you gift. Do you have a college student at home for the summer? They make great judges! …

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SLLIS Year End Celebration Update

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TSS Field Days 2012

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Join TSS for a day of games, sports, cooperation and fun to promote school spirit and launch us into a healthy and active summer! When: Wednesday, June 13 from 9:30 to 12:30 (KA, KC, KE, 1B, 1D, 2B, 3A) and Thursday, June 14 from 9:30 to 12:30 (KB, KD, 1A, 1C, 2A, 2C) Where: SLLIS…

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TSS Kindergarten Assessment Information

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All the new TSS kindergarten students will have an initial screening on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 (8:00 am -3:30 pm). The Spanish kindergarten teachers, teachers’ assistants and interns will administer the assessment. 8:00 – 9:30:  Group Peru (Last names beginning with A-Fa) 10:00 – 11:30: Group Colombia (Last names beginning with Fr – Ma) 12:00…

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TFS New Student Play Dates Reminder

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TFS New Student play dates are great opportunities for incoming TFS students (all grades) and their parents to get to know each other and make new friends before the school year begins. Current TFS families are welcome and encouraged to attend as well! TFS Kindergarten play dates will be on the following dates: Saturday, June…

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Weekly Overview: 5/28/12 – 6/3/12

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There are just two weeks left until the last week of school! Check out all the year end events going on this week: Monday 5/28: No school for Memorial Day. Wednesday 5/30: 4th quarter ends. Last day of Amigos y Amis. Thursday 5/31: School closed – No school. The Club SLLIS theme will be Summer…

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St. Louis Chinese American News covers Lydia’s reception

You may or may not be able to understand the article, but the St. Louis Chinese American News covered a story on Lydia’s reception at the SLLIS Board meeting on April 25, 2012. Even if you can’t understand the characters, you’ll surely recognize the faces of the SLLIS staff and Board members welcoming Lydia!

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