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Lingua Natal will start its elementary program branch starting August 2007

We are planning to start its elementary program by adding a multilingual K program in North County for the 2017-2018 Academic year!

We are also looking to open more locations in San Diego County starting in August 2017.

Some of our new locations will include Parent Participation Programs as well as the elementary.

Parent informational gatherings will be held in January 2017.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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  • Nov. 4 & 18, 5:00-8:00pm: Friday Night out
  • Nov. 11, Veterans Day: School is closed.
  • Nov. 16, 17 and 18, Picture Day: We will have a traditional background along with a winter them, so children are encouraged to dress accordingly—and you may send a change of clothes. 
  • Nov. 24 and 25, Thanksgiving Holiday: School is closed.

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PARENTS COMMITTEE CORNER

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Mom’s Night Out! Join your fellow moms for an evening of great conversations and fun on Friday November 4th starting at 6 p.m. at Wine Steals, 1953 San Elijo Ave, Encinitas.


Nov. 4 & 18, 5:00-8:00pm: Friday Night out

We are planning fun art and sensory activities for the children. 5 minimum registrations are required to hold the night. Send your children with their pajamas and dinner and we will take care of everything else Please don’t’ forget that our fee is $16 for the 3 hours -5:00-8:00 pm. 

Please sign up through this link: http://linguanatal.com/friday-night-out/

Art Expo “All about me and Fall” Nov.7-21

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We’ll proudly display a recent collection of our student artwork during an upcoming art exhibition at our school. We’ll be emailing an invitation to everyone via Sign Up Genius so you can schedule a time to come see our Art Expo. If you do not receive an invitation, please alert Lingua Natal staff by sending an email to jardin@linguanatal.com

Parent-Teacher Conferences

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By now everyone should have scheduled their parent-teacher conferences. If you did not receive the email invitation to do so, please alert Lingua Natal staff by sending an email to info@linguanatal.com. We look forward to seeing everyone in the coming weeks!  

MEET OUR ROOM MOMS!

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It’s our pleasure to introduce you to this year’s Room Moms! These volunteers are committed to helping our lead teachers with communication between school and home as well as our cultural activities on our calendar. Please make sure you add their e mail addresses to your contacts so that you don t miss an e mail from them. They have already sent a couple of e mails out by the way to all their parents. Let them know if you have not yet received any e mails from them.

Quintana Zaleski- Environment 1- Spanish Doves/Swans- quintanak@me.com  

Jesse Bry – Environment 2 - Spanish Swans/Nightingales- jessecaspring@hotmail.com

Carrie Schuessler –Environment 3 – French Doves/Swans & Nightingales- cmiller21481@hotmail.com

RECYCLED CITY PROJECT

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We will begin creating a model city out of recycled materials starting on November 7th. In order to build our city, we’ll need some donated recyclable materials:

  1. Toilet paper rolls
  2. Paper towel rolls
  3. Boxes (maximum shoe box size)
  4. Plastic containers
  5. cardboard

If you’d like to help, please give us your donations during drop-off or pick-up time. Thank you in advance for your help!

Winter Camp

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Registration for our winter camp will begin on our web site the week of Nov. 14. Our camp theme this year is “My Five Senses.” Please note that regular school is closed during Camp days.

ADVERTISING

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Would you like to submit an advertisement for our next newsletter?

We welcome your ad, so long as it meets these guidelines: 780px x 325px JPEG file format.

 

Your ad will be seen by the families in our school who subscribe to our newsletter. It’s a great way to spread the word about your business within our school community!

 

Please submit your ads, and direct any questions, to jardin@linguanatal.com.

 

In the Spotlight: Understanding the Cold and Flu Viruses

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It’s winter, the temperature is cooling down, and we know what that means: cold and flu season. This is especially true for all of us with little germ infesters who carry those preschool bugs home with them.

The cold and flu have very similar features and both are caused by viruses, so how do they differ? And why do we still get sick even after getting the flu shot? 

 How Are Cold and Flu Similar?

  1. They can both cause the following symptoms:
  1. They are both caused by viruses that mutate through time – especially from one year to the next. 
  2. They are both transmitted via air droplets or via touch.
  3. They are both self-limiting, which means they cause an illness that resolves on its own via your robust immune system that eventually kills the invaders. Viral syndromes like the cold and flu often last about 7 to 10 days, with the peak symptoms occurring somewhere between day 3 to 5 and then gradually improving thereafter.
  4. There is not a cure for either one. Once you catch one of these bugs, it simply needs to run its course.
  5. The only way to typically treat them is with symptomatic relief—rest, fluids, a humidifier for nasal congestion, and the tincture of time. Cough and cold meds, although available over-the-counter, are no longer recommended by doctors for kids younger than age 6. New studies show increased risk of arrhythmias, hospitalizations, and death in this age group when used. Lone fever reducers/pain relievers are fine to use if needed, however.
  6. Antibiotics don’t cure either one.  Antibiotics kill bacteria, they don’t touch viruses.

To to learn how the cold and flu actually differ, and how to prevent your family from contracting and spreading them, check out the remainder of this article on the House Call Doctor’s page here.

You can also share your ideas and learn more health tips on the House Call Doctor’s FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages. And if you learned anything here today, or simply enjoy all-things-medical, you can listen and subscribe (free) to the House Call Doctor podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, GooglePlay, and Stitcher.

 

Please note that all content here is strictly for informational purposes only. Please always seek a licensed physician regarding all health related questions and issues.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHANTIIK FOUNDATION
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As many of you know, this year we’ll be exploring ways we can support the Chaantik Taj Tajinkutik Foundation, which in the Mayan languages means “In You, I Learned to Play.”

This nonprofit organization in Chiapas, Mexico, helps at-risk children and teens by empowering them with education, training, and resources. 

Italian founder Andrea Frustaci says he fell in love with Chiapas and its people the first day he visited nearly 20 years ago, and from that moment decided to help the needy there. Nowadays there are approximately 27 indigenous adolescents (11-23 years old) who have never had access to education nor sufficient resources to improve their way of life. 

The youth learn all sorts of trades to help them earn a living, such photography, computer skills and baking. In fact, they recently opened a bakery that has helped some of the adolescents become self-sufficient.

Our goal to help Chantiik is a monthly contribution of $150 from our community of Lingua Natal in Encinitas. We are asking our families to contribute a minimum of $2 per month so that we can achieve our goal and support Chantiik with their educational supplies and basic needs. Lingua Natal is committed to paying $50 and invites parents to pledge the remainder. A contribution box will be placed by the Gate as of Friday November 4th, 2016.

In addition, we would like to help them by collecting educational materials, gently-used clothing and other nonperishable items. We will send these items to them gradually throughout the year. You will see a donation collection box outside the school during drop-off and pick-up time as of the week of November 7th. 

We firmly believe that with your help we can all make a big difference in the lives of these adolescents. It is possible that with our pledge of contribution, Chantiik can open its door to more children, especially preschoolers and children ages 5-12.  

In the future, there will also be an option to help sponsor one an adolescent in need. If you are interested in helping, please let us know and we will share more information with you once it becomes available. 

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the foundation’s website and learn more about their mission at: http://www.chantiik.org

If you have any follow-up questions or would like more information, please send an email to jardin@linguanatal.com.