Volunteer Newsletter Shallowford Afterschool May 5, 2017

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. – Chinese Proverb

The end is nigh!

No, not that end!

The end of this school year's LaAmistad Afterschool is upon us. We will start the new tutoring session the week after Labor Day. That means that we will see you here on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Make sure that you fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire (attached to the same email that gave you this link – we also have paper copies on the desk where you sign in each session) and let us know which grade you are most interested in tutoring.


Make sure to tell us what supplies you need!

Also, let Patricia or me know what kinds of things you will need for tutoring next fall. New notebooks and journals will be automatically supplied, but please let us know if you will need pencils, crayons, scissors, glue, markers, etc. We need to know before next Friday, May 12, what supplies to ask for.


Maybe one day... one of ours?

If you would like to attend the awards ceremony that we are holding in the 3-4-5 grade classroom, please make sure to come next Monday, May 8, at 3:00 p.m. If it's not your day for tutoring, we don't expect you to stay, but you are welcome to come and see the children receive their awards.

Two hard-working children will bring home bikes!

We have certificates and bicycles for the two students with the most improved math scores, Ronaldo Perez, improvement of 85 percentage points, and Dasha Ortiz, improvement of 60 percentage points! Congratulations to them both!

We have a certificate and book for Christopher Salgado as all-round Outstanding Student. "Christopher exemplifies what La Amistad seeks to accomplish. Christopher is bright, motivated, kind, and cooperative. He is recognized by all tutors as being our best Ambassador and the other students seem to be well aware of his gifts. Chris attends regularly, has always participated enthusiastically in the tutoring, and has earned recognition as a 'Leader' almost every day. Christopher’s academic skills are already good, but he is an outstanding learner and is energized by solving problems and experimenting with new ideas". - (Direct quote from nominator Hugh Stoddard, Volunteer)

We have a certificate and book for Kimberly Lopez for the special Leadership Award. "Kimberly has worked very hard this year, has made excellent grades, and shown that she can be a leader and [is] willing to help others". (Direct quote from nominator Kay Reagan, Volunteer)

We have a certificate and book for Crystal Bonilla for the highest reading improvement score, 47 points.

We have a certificate and book for Luis Huerta, who has worked hard and helped others during this school year.

We have certificates and books for the following children in these categories:

Reading achievement scores:

143: Crystal Bonilla

124: Kimberly Lopez

184: Isaac Mendoza

109: Valerie Muñoz

150: Sebastian Niño

112: Hever Perez

112: Christopher Salgado

Math achievement percentage scores:

95%: David Cortes

98%: Jayden Escobar

99%: Kimberly Lopez

99%: Isaac Mendoza

100%: Sebastian Niño

99%: Hever Perez

99%: John Ramirez

99%: Gael Salgado

Math improvement percentage points:

40%: Joshelin Cardoso

37%: Jayden Escobar

51%: Mariana Molina

42%: Gael Salgado

Having all As and Bs on their report cards for the school year 2016-2017:

Sabrina Cortes

Jayden Escobar

Kimberly Hernandez

Isaac Mendoza

Josue Molina

Mariana Molina

Valerie Muñoz

Dasha Ortiz

Hever Perez

Ronaldo Perez

Bridgett Piñon

Steve Ramirez

Christopher Salgado

Gael Salgado

Having Perfect Attendance at LaAmistad Afterschool for the school year 2016-2017:

David Cortes

Jayden Escobar

Giana Flores

Josue Molina

Mariana Molina

Hever Perez

Ronaldo Perez

Christopher Salgado

Gael Salgado

As you can see, ALL the children received at least one certificate of improvement, achievement or appreciation, PLUS a book for the summer months. No one was left out, because every single one of them has special talents or achievements that deserve highlighting and rewarding.


Party Time!

Don't miss our Goodbye Party on Thursday!

Remember that our end-of-term party is Thursday, May 11, at 3:30 to 5:00. You can come anytime you wish. Here's the schedule and you can participate at any point:

2:50 p.m. The children arrive.

2:50-3:30 p.m. The kids have a juice and play outside

3:30-4:15 p.m. The kids (and their parents and volunteers) play BINGO in the Grand Salon.

4:15-5:00 p.m. Everyone gets to eat and visit friends. Remember that the parents are bringing home-cooked dishes from their country for our delight. Make sure to try several different bites!

5:00 p.m. Time to say so long until the week after Labor Day! We sure hope you can come to say bye to the children (and congratulate them if you couldn't come to the awards ceremony).

This is the last newsletter until we meet again. Have a great summer! We love you! You're the BEST volunteers in the world!

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. – Socrates

Created By
Judith Vera Barra


Created with images by - EMR - - "End Nigh II" • Lyn Lomasi - "School Supplies 4" • British Red Cross. - "1963 Nobel Prize Certificate" • Gamma Man - "RVA BMX" • Jendays - "Prize" • Pexels - "wood party ship" • Muffet - "bouquet"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.