Please join for indpendence day celebrations this Sunday (08/15) 8 am onwards

Dear Gurukul parents,

Namaste! We are planning on having the first Gurukul session on September 11th (Sunday). More updates to follow later.

Also, please join us for the India’s 69th Independence day celebration this Sunday (August 14th), starting at 8 am at the ICC/temple.

5K run will start at 8 am.

1k race ( even smaller kids can do it), starting at 8.30 am.

Flag hoisting and national anthem at 10 am,

Cultural programs from 10.30 am to 12 noon.

Temple kitchen will be open.

It would be great for the kids to join and be more aware of their culture and heritage. Please see the attached flier for details.

Regards!

Gurukul coordinator

1k5k 2016


Volunteering for GK

Namaste!!
Thanks to all parents who expressed interest in volunteering for the
“Gurukul coordination committee”. Per our discussion during the parent
meetings after the Gurukul last Sunday, this is a FORMAL call to all
Gurukul parents who may be willing  to volunteer for coordination of
various  Gurukul  activities. Over the period of last 8 years, Gurukul
has grown quite a bit, and we need a formal committee to manage
Gurukul activities. It will be a full team, and the individual
workload is expected to be an hour per week at the most. Teachers will
automatically become a part of the committee or subcommittees.
Here is FLAVOR of the work done by the volunteers:
1) Sholkas/ prayers/ songs: teachers are most important. Making copies
of the material being taught for all the kids, maintaining folders,
making sure carpets are available for the kids to sit, and mikes are
powered with batteries etc
2) Hindi classes: teachers are the most important aspect. Others
include arranging study material, making copies of the study
material/books as needed, maintaining stationary (felt pens, pencils,
erasers, books, papers  etc), buying,  and keeping apple TVs connected
with the TVs, making sure the class rooms, tables, and chairs are
available for the classes, there are no conflicts with other
activities of the temple, filling class rental forms every 6 months,
making sure there is no damage to the furniture, and marks on the
wall, taking financial responsibility for any damage etc, making sure
class rooms are closed with lights switched off after the classes.
3) Yoga, meditation, other games and activities for the kids (ideally
speaking, it includes activities for the parents when weather is good
, such as cricket, Volley ball on the temple lawn): we especially need
more volunteers for this aspect.
4) Gurukul website:  paying the yearly fee to the host, maintaining
and updating the website with study material, pictures, news etc,
taking care of technical glitches)
5) Drafting and sending weekly or twice weekly Gurukul emails to the
parents with the updates (along with updating the mailing list every
week).
6)Ad hoc  activities (please note that we have not been consistent
with all below mentioned activities, but would like to, with more
volunteers):
A) Quiz, prizes, and discussion about many important festivals year
around (Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Shivratri, Diwali, Holi, Dusshera etc).
B) Drama, songs, and cultural performances by the Gurukul  kids on
various occasions in the temple/ICC, and other venues in the valley,
such as SLC library, ISA etc)
C) LIAISING and communication (VERY IMPORTANT ongoing activity): with
the temple/ICC (please remember that board members change every 2
years) to take care of all the complaints, suggestions for Gurukul,
liaising with the teachers and parents (addressing their concerns/
issues), liaising with the press for coverage of Gurukul performances
(we did NOT do a good  job on this aspect this past year, mainly
because of lack of time).
D) Gurukul picnics (once or twice a year): arranging the venue, food,
drinks and games for the parents and kids.
There may be more activities depending upon the ideas from the new
volunteers. We need volunteers for the main Gurukul coordination
committee, as well as for the subcommittees to take care of all above
mentioned activities.
If you are interested, please send a mail to
coordinator@slcgurukul.org. We really appreciate all your time and
efforts.
See you all on Saturday morning at 10 am for Holi celebration. Weather
will be very nice, and there will NOT be in any wet colors. It will a
lot of fun along with music and colors.  Temple kitchen will be open
for the food.
With best regards!
Gurukul coordinator
(On behalf of Gurukul parents and teachers)
www.SLCGurukul.Org.
P.S: “Salt Lake City Gurukul is a forum for children to discover,
learn and appreciate their cultural roots, Indian and Hindu values.
This is done through didactic teaching of Hindi language, games, yoga,
stories especially those from Ramayan and Gita/ Mahabharat, shlokas,
bhajans, arts and crafts. There are NO fees associated with Gurukul
attendance.
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Only Ramleela rehearsal from 4.30 pm – 7 pm today. No regular GK today

Subject: No regular Gurukul today. Only Ramleela rehearsal from 4.30 pm – 7 pm today

Namaste-

Given multiple reasons including the urgency to prepare for the Ramleela, lack of availability of many kids and teachers because of Utah India kid icon program in the ICC today, and the bad weather, we are NOT going to have a regular Gurukul session today.

We will have the full rehearsal of chapter 6 and 7 today from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm TODAY

We only need the following kids. Please be on time. Please be prepared to stay throughout the duration of the rehearsal.

Chapter 6 kids: Sarvesh, Anjali, Samyak, Neal
Chapter 7 kids: Vinay, Sarvesh, Samyak, Richa, Shreyas, Chimnay, Shayan, Kunal, Swayam, Neal).

IF ANY KID DOES NOT ATTEND THE REHEARSAL WITHOUT A PROPER ADVANCED NOTICE AND REASON, GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, WE WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE KID. Hope you understand. Thanks for your support!

Regards!

Gurukul coordinator
Thanks to all the volunteers again!!!

Gurukul website: Please visit our web site for more details and registrations. www.SLCGurukul.Org.

With best regards!

Gurukul coordinator
(On behalf of Gurukul parents and teachers)

P.S: “Salt Lake City Gurukul is a forum for children to discover, learn and appreciate their cultural roots, Indian and Hindu values. This is done through didactic teaching of Hindi language, games, yoga, stories especially those from Ramayan and Gita/ Mahabharat, shlokas, bhajans, arts and crafts. There are NO fees associated with Gurukul attendance.

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Chapter 6 and 7 rehearsal today- please see the detail. Gurukul starting at 4 pm today

Namaste-

Gurukul for all kids from 4 pm to 5.30 pm today.

Following kids will be pulled out from the classes as needed: We need kids from Ramleela chapter 6 and 7.
Chapter 6 rehearsal: 4.30 to 5 pm today. (kids-Sarvesh, Anjali, Samyak, Neal)
Chapter 7 rehearsal: 5 pm to 7 pm today. (kids- Vinay, Sarvesh, Samyak, Richa, Shreyas, Chimnay, Shayan, Kunal, Swayam, Neal).

IF ANY KID DOES NOT ATTEND THE REHEARSAL WITHOUT A PROPER ADVANCED NOTICE AND REASON, GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, WE WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE KID. Hope you understand.

Regards!

Gurukul coordinator


Gurukul tomorrow at 4 pm, MANDATORY Ramleela chapter 7 and 8 rehearsal tomorrow

Subject: Gurukul tomorrow starting at 4 pm at the Sri Ganesh temple.

Namaste!!

We will have a regular Gurukul tomorrow starting at 4 pm.
Sessions:
1. Shlokas, Bhajans, and Prayers (4 pm to 4.25 pm)
2. Yoga and meditation (4.30 pm to 4.45 pm)
3. Hindi classes (4.50 pm to 5.00 pm)
4. Ramleela rehearsal for chapter 7 and 8 kids from 4.30 pm to 7 pm.

Please note that the final Ramleela is only 6 weeks away. Please see if your kid is in the chapter 7 or 8 in the attached document (only the main actors. We do not need sena participants or narrators for now). If your kid can not come for rehearsal tomorrow, please inform us at oncologyus@gmail.com immediately. If your kid does not show up without a valid reason, we will need to replace the kid given the time constraints.

Thanks to all the volunteers again!!!

Gurukul website: Please visit our web site for more details and registrations. www.SLCGurukul.Org.

With best regards!

Gurukul coordinator
(On behalf of Gurukul parents and teachers)

P.S: “Salt Lake City Gurukul is a forum for children to discover, learn and appreciate their cultural roots, Indian and Hindu values. This is done through didactic teaching of Hindi language, games, yoga, stories especially those from Ramayan and Gita/ Mahabharat, shlokas, bhajans, arts and crafts. There are NO fees associated with Gurukul attendance.

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Chapter specific roles_January 16_2016.docx


Gurukul today starting at 4 pm at the Sri Ganesh temple.

Subject: Gurukul today starting at 4 pm at the Sri Ganesh temple.

Namaste!!

We will have a regular Gurukul today stating at 4 pm.
Sessions:
1. Shlokas, Bhajans, and Prayers (4 pm to 4.25 pm)
2. Yoga and meditation (4.30 pm to 4.45 pm)
3. Hindi classes (4.50 pm to 5.00 pm)
4. Ramleela rehearsal scheduling to be finalized (during the parent meeting held in parallel during the first 2 sessions).

Thanks to all the volunteers again!!!

Gurukul website: Please visit our web site for more details and registrations. www.SLCGurukul.Org.

With best regards!

Gurukul coordinator
(On behalf of Gurukul parents and teachers)

P.S: “Salt Lake City Gurukul is a forum for children to discover, learn and appreciate their cultural roots, Indian and Hindu values. This is done through didactic teaching of Hindi language, games, yoga, stories especially those from Ramayan and Gita/ Mahabharat, shlokas, bhajans, arts and crafts. There are NO fees associated with Gurukul attendance.

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Next Gurukul on January 10th at 4 pm

Subject: Next Gurukul on January 10th at 4 pm

Dear Gurukul parents,

Namaste and Happy New year.

Many parents have enquired if there will be Gurukul today. Just want to confirm that there will NOT be any Gurukul session today given the ongoing winter break.

Next Gurukul session will be held on January 10th, Sunday at 4 pm, at the Temple.

Regards!

Gurukul coordinator


SLCPL Library Diwali December 12, 2015

Please plan on be at Salt Lake City Main Library at 1:30 pm.

SLCPL Library Diwali December 12, 2015
2 – 4 pm
Welcome
1 Gurukul
Lamp Lighting
Guest Speeches
2 Classical dances – Divya School of Dance
3 Tamil songs (live vocal and instrumental)
4 Maharashtrian folk dance
5 Hindi songs (karaoke)
6 Gujarati folk dance
7 Amaar Durga – Bengali folk dance
8 Prayer song – Pallavi School of Art
9 Punjabi folk dance
10 Filmi dance medley
We request that ALL of you please arrive no later than 130 pm on Saturday. As soon as you arrive please check in with Riti so that we know your status and can assist with any last minute stuff. We don’t want to be in a situation where we have to go and find you. The event will start at 2 pm, and parking may take time so please plan (for traffic, weather, etc) accordingly.
Note that henna and face painting for kids will start at 3 pm at the lower level area. Please manage kids as effectively as you can throughout the event (the fire alarm issue is very serious – please make sure kids/ adults are not accidentally or deliberately setting it off). A light Indian snack will be served at the lower level area.
If you have questions regarding the logistics, please email or call.
See you all soon

SLC main library Diwali GK kids performance today. Please arrive no later than 130 pm

Namaste,

SLC main library Diwali GK kids performance today. Please arrive no later than 1.30 pm

Stage performance by Gurukul kids at the Salt Lake City main library Diwali function today. It is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to showcase their heritage and be proud of it.

Address of the library is 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. GK kids performing with shlokas and prayers today at 1.45 pm.

Please bring your kids in traditional India dressing if possible.

Regards!

Gurukul coordinator