Friday, October 28, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter


NOVEMBER means:  Elections, Thanksgiving and Professional Development!   If you haven’t done so yet, remember to renew your Membership 2016/17, valid until August 31, 2017.    View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Themes of the Month: U.S. Elections and Thanksgiving. 

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OFFICE

Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through  Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com
We will be closed from October 31- November 4.  No Group Lessons, Office or Library Services during that period.  Enjoy the break!
SPECIAL EVENTS


·         PRESIDENTIAL FILM SERIES - 10 am – Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers, 12 noon – Man of the Year with Robin Williams, 2 pm – Primary Colors with John Travolta.
·         ELECTION NIGHT PARTY 8-10 pm.  Soup & Salad while following the polls, Selfies with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Election Trivia, Polling Station, Predictions.  €7 Contribution per participant.  Prepaid Reservations must be made by November 7th.


12/11– PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP for LANGUAGE TEACHERS, 2 – 5 pm. Free and Open to Language TeachersThe theme is: Creating a Learning Community: Engagement through Connections.  Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.  Space is limited. Working Language: English.  Congratulations to our teachers Janine, Karoline and Marina who will be presenting at the TESOL Conference in Rome in November. 
 
Event reserved for 2016/17 Members and their Families.  Our Annual Family Style Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner.  Italians bring the drinks and dessert, North Americans and Anglo Saxons bring the Side Dishes, we supply the turkey.  70 people, 3 turkeys, lots of fun!  €15 contribution for Adults, €5 for Children ages 5-12.  Prepaid Reservations Required. Limit:  70 people. 
We need Volunteers to Cook, Set up and Clean up.  We will be cooking on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Send us an email at aia.fvg@gmail.com and we’ll assign you a shift.

POSTPONED until 2017
Integrating Immigrant and Minority Children through Education.  Guest Speaker: Delia Pompa, former Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in the U.S. Department of Education and former Executive Director of the National Association for Bilingual Education. 

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
FALL CLASSES
Here are the Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend of the year is Nov. 26-27.  The Winter Session begins on January 9th.  If you wish to continue the Winter Session for yourself or your child, please confirm to aiafrontdesk@gmail.com by November 18th.   We have waiting lists for several courses. Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during our Office Hours. 

REMEMBER to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! 
2016/17 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  You can become a member at any time of the year.  Don’t miss the next film!



36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21
The film series continues on November 24th.   Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours.
24/11   ROOM. Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy. Drama. 1 h 58 min. 

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Family Film Festival - 11/11The Peanuts Movie, 88 min. 2015. 
·         Nati per Leggere – 17/11, 10 am  - Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
·         Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
·         Teen Club – Every Friday from 5 -7 pm

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Maker Space & Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
·         17/11, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
·         22/11, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
·         29/11, 10 am - Short Story Club – Giving Thanks for Delaying the Onset of Christmas  by Bill Bryson 

NEWS for U.S. CITIZENS

The Federal Benefits Unit is located in Rome.  Did you know that there is a treaty to combine your U.S. and Italian contributions?  If you need any information about Social Security, go to the Social Security Website or contact the Rome office via email at fbu.rome@ssa.gov

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.
The American Corner also offers English Courses to Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant. Coming Soon

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