Hello everyone! Sorry the newsletter is a little bit late, but I'm still learning this program and hope to improve every week with it. You know by now that we have begun the second semester with the tutoring program at Shallowford Presbyterian Church and now that I've met the people involved -- the kids, the teachers, the volunteers, the parents -- I have to say that they are all wonderful! I'm happy to be a part of something so unique and valuable. Following are the announcements.

No AFTERSCHOOL this Monday, January 16, 2017 due to MLK holiday!

We have a lot of wonderful volunteers, but you can still bring others in! The volunteers work from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Shallowford to aid students in completing homework assignments, practicing and encouraging positive social skills, reading out loud with them, and other enriching activities. Our students range from first to fifth grade and I am happy to place you where you feel most comfortable.

There is a new requirement for volunteers -- All new volunteers must attend volunteer training held either Tuesdays or Sundays at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Please talk to me or email me for the details.

This week our students' parents will be attending the third workshop of the year on January 19. The workshop is titled "Mis Finanzas" - "My Finances." I'm sure they will find it has valuable information for them.

Now that I've met some of you, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of you and getting to know everyone better! Thanks for all you do for our children. We literally couldn't do it without you.

Remind and encourage the students to use their LaAmistad Flash Cards daily!

Wow: Decompose

Wow: Decompose; Meaning: break numbers apart; Can be used instead of: divide, sort, factor

Study Skill: Reading Direction

How to incorporate the study skill: You should read the directions even if you feel you know what is expected, and you should reread them throughout the assignment to make sure you are meeting what is being asked of you.

Virtue: Joyfulness

Please see the attachment with the full outline of this week's program. Again, thank you for your commitment and your loving presence! You REALLY make a difference!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call me or text. My cell phone is 404.447.3802. If I can't answer your question right away, I will find an answer for you and get back with you as soon as possible.

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