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Kamban Thamizh Palli Monthly Newsletter
January 10, 2021
New Games for Students
Over the holiday break, new online games that reinforce Tamil vocabulary were created and posted on the webpage! With four different levels and three different types of games, kids can enjoy and learn Tamil at the same time. Teachers have also been given the option to create games customized to classroom curriculum for the students in their class. This is yet another approach for children to get more familiar with the Tamil language. Access these fun games by clicking here!
Pongal Celebration & Volunteer Appreciation Event
As a celebration for this traditional holiday, as well as to appreciate our hardworking volunteers, all parents and children are invited to a hilarious stand-up comedy event by the BLDG 18 comedy club. Sponsored exclusively by the KTPNJ Board, this event will take place on the 16th of January at 7:00 pm and is suitable for both adults and children. All parents should receive an email later this week with further details. Take a look at the flyer below for more info.
Zoom Link for the Event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84156155225?pwd=eVcyT2c5K2Y5VmV6Rm84Wm9KekU4UT09
Holiday Gift for Teachers & Volunteers
As the calendar year came to an end, members of the KTPNJ Board surprised teachers and volunteers with a tasty holiday gift! On December 19, three of the board members spent the day driving to each of the 25 volunteers’ houses and surprised them with some holiday cheer. KTPNJ’s hardworking high school assistants were given the gifts as well. Everyone was highly appreciative of the surprise visit during this time of social distancing.
Pongal Class Competitions
In addition to the comedy show, classes are conducting competitions for students sometime in January or February to celebrate Pongal. The competitions include story writing, spelling bees, vocabulary quizzes, and essay writing, which are decided by the teachers for their respective classes. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded for each class. Some of the content created through these competitions will be published in future newsletters as well.
Parent Teacher Conferences & Report Card
Teachers have now completed the parent teacher conferences for the term that ended on December 20th. The feedback from parents about the classes have been overwhelmingly positive. If any parents have not yet received a call from their childrens’ teachers, please reach out to them. Along with these conferences, teachers have also released the report card for Term 1. Parents can view the report cards by logging into ITA using this link.