Sunday, November 27, 2016

December 2016 Newsletter


DECEMBER 2016:  Cookies, Carols, Santa!    Happy Holidays. We’re doing it all this month. Cookie Fest and Santa Visit, Reading, Discussions, Hour of Code.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Theme of the Month: The Holidays.

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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
Holidays:  Closed from December 8-11 and from December 23 – January 8.  No Group Lessons, Office or Library Services during that period. 
SPECIAL EVENTS

SANTA VISIT: Decorate the Tree, Pictures with Santa, Deliver your Letter to Santa, Sing Holiday Carols
AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL: Holiday Recipes, Christmas Cookies and Treats
Bring your kids and your favorite Holiday Cookies (and recipes) to share. 

Report, Approval of Balance Sheet, Various. 

THANKSGIVING 2016 – What a wonderful evening!  Thanks to all of our volunteers who made the event possible.  View the photos on this LINK.  The food and the music were dynamite!

The event scheduled for December 2nd about the Integration of Immigrant and Minority Children through Education has been postponed until later in 2017. 

SAVE the DATE!
9/01/2017, 5 pm –SCREEN TIME.  When to UnplugA Conference for Educators, Parents, Librarians.  Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher, Edutopia,will speak on screen time and the challenges for teachers and parents in maintaining a balance between the physical and virtual worlds as well as in ensuring that screens are used in appropriate, meaningful and empowering ways.  Beth Holland’s Conference is made possible thanks to the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
WINTER CLASSES
Here are the Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend is December 17-18.  The Winter Session begins on January 9th for 10 weeks.  If you are a new student, contact us before making a payment to see if there is availability.  Many classes have waiting lists.  If you are on a waiting list, we will contact you soon regarding your status.  Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during our Office Hours. 

TESOL Italy – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.  3 AIA FVG teachers presented at the TESOL Italy National Convention in Rome in November.  Karoline and Janine spoke about Project Based Learning in the Inclusive Classroom and Marina about Pronunciation.  AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste teachers will also be presenting at the TESOL Val D’Adige Local Convention in Bolzano in mid-December.

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. Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours.
15/12 TRUMBO. Dir. Jay Roach. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren. Biography, Drama. 2h 4 min.

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Family Film Festival – no film in December
·         Nati per Leggere – 15/12, 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
·         Hour of Code – 16/12 at Teen Club.  +100M have done an Hour of Code.  

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Maker Space & Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
·         15/12, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi.    Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
·         06/12, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
·         13/12, 10 am - Short Story Club – Christmas Day in the Morning  by Pearl S. Buck.
·         09/01/17, 5 pm – Teacher Learning Network – Screen Time.  When to Unplug. With Beth Hall

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 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 and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

On November 17th, in occasion of the TESOL Convention in Rome, we were honored to be invited to the Embassy to speak about the many programs at American Corner Trieste.     



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