Parent's update

Next Month:

Annual Day on April 17, 2011@ 10 am- Noon followed by Lunch (participants arrive at 9:30 am)
Miami University VOALC, Cox Road

Class on March 20

Our next class is on March 20, 10:30 am. Please note that we are  meeting at Mason Municipal Center. We will be learning about Indian Spices( From ancient times to now) . Please check the
website  and class plan frequently to stay informed
 
Important : Assigned parent volunteers , please confirm by 5pm on March 18 that you will be there to help setup at 9:45 am on Sunday.(  family of Shrey Karani , Aboli Kesbhat  and   Nandita Kulkarni) and bring Prasad: Tanvi Sumit. Here are some important guidelines to help effectively.

Sadhna School Team

Class on Feb 20

Dear Parents,

Our next class is on February 20, 10:30 am. Please note that we are  meeting at Mason Municipal Center. We will be learning about Indian Attire( From ancient times to now) . It is recommended that all the children wear their favorite Indian clothes. Please check the website frequently to stay informed
 
Important : Assigned parent volunteers , please confirm by 5pm on Feb 18 that you will be there to help setup at 9:45 am on Sunday.( Ananya Goel, Shravya Kamaraju and Reeya Kaneria) and bring Prasad: Avanish Tundalwar. Here are some important guidelines to help effectively.
 
Sadhna School Team



Class on Jan 23,2011
 
Dear Parents,
Our next class is on January23. Please note that we are  meeting at Mason Municipal Center. We will be learning about music of  contemporary India. Please check the website frequently to stay informed
 
Important : Assigned parent volunteers , please confirm by 5pm on Jan 21 that you will be there to help setup at 9:45 am on Sunday.( Sonali Doshi, Kabir Doshi and Arnav Ghule) and bring Prasad: Talrejas. Here are some important guidelines to help effectively.
 
Sadhna School Team
 
Class on Dec 12, 2010

posted 9 hours ago by latika lalvani   [ updated 5 hours ago ]
Dear Parents,
Our next class is on December 12. Please note that we are  meeting at Mason Municipal Center. There will be a review and a quiz from the material covered in our last four classes about saints and poets of India. Please take some time to go over / talk to the kids about  these great saints and their contribution. Please check the website frequently to stay informed. Here is the class plan
 
Important : Assigned parent volunteers , please confirm by 5pm on Dec 10 that you will be there to help setup at 9:45 am on Sunday.(Divekars, Deshmukhs and Deodhars) and bring Prasad: Upadhyes. Here are some important guidelines to help effectively.
 
Sadhna School Team

 

 

What did we learn in the Class today (Nov 21)

posted Nov 21, 2010 2:40 PM by latika lalvani
Namaste Parents,
Besides singing our regular shlokas and bhajans, students learnt  and did something new in the class today. Here is an update for you. 
In the class today,
1. Kids sang 'Humko man ki shakti dena' without Ajay's lead voice. Ajay thinks that kids are ready to learn a new bhajan.
2. Kids learnt the significance of  offering the food to the God. Kashmira explained the symbolism behind this ritual.
3. Meaning of Shloka (Gayatri Mantra) was discussed in detail by Latika.
4. Kids learnt about the life and teachings of Sant Kabir. Komal  explained the facts about Kabir's life and his teachings through her  powerpoint presentation designed for 3rd and higher graders .
 Our Nanhe Gopals went upstairs in a separate classroom taught by Latika , to learn about sant Kabir after Arti.
 

 
Thanks to the following parent volunteers today:
Bhola family,Bharadwaj family and Choksi family for coming early and helping set up the class.
Varma family for bringing prasad.
Go to this page to make sure you are available on your turn to volunteer.
 
Meaning and significance of shlokas is now added to our website. Since we meet once a month, it is crucial for you as a family to stay in touch with these concepts on your own till we meet again.
 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving
 
Sadhna School Team
Mark your Calendar for December Class on Second Sunday, Dec 12 at Mason Municipal Center.
 
Reminder for our next class on November 21 at Mason Municipal Center.
 
On Nov 21, we will learn about life and teachings of Sant Kabir after singing bhajans and Shlokas.

 There will also be a presentation about  India's prominent personalities (Satyajit Ray ) by our 8th grader Mihir Parshionikar.
 
We will be returning the projects (My family My India) back to the children so that they can share it with their families during Thanksgiving Holidays. 
Please make sure to see your
assigned prasad and class help day to help in Sadhna School (We expect you to be there on your assigned day)
7-8 grader's presentation schedule

Class on Dec 12, 2010

posted Dec 9, 2010, 2:20 PM by latika lalvani   [ updated Dec 9, 2010, 5:49 PM ]

Dear Parents,
Our next class is on December 12. Please note that we are  meeting at Mason Municipal Center. Please check the website frequently to stay informed. Here is the class plan.
 
Sadhna School Team

Meeting Dec 5, 2010 @ 11 am (Ajay's Home)

posted Nov 21, 2010, 12:32 PM by latika lalvani

Dear Team.
Please mark your calendar for the next meeting. I will add the agenda and will send you an update.
Thanks
Latika

posted Nov 21, 2010, 11:40 AM by latika lalvani   [ updated Nov 21, 2010, 12:20 PM ]



Venue Changed for Sadhna School Class

posted Nov 9, 2010, 6:56 AM by latika lalvani   [ updated Nov 10, 2010, 2:51 AM ]

Dear Parents,
Our next class is on November 21. Please note that the venue has changed. We are going to meet at Mason Municipal Center from now on. Please check the website frequently to stay informed. Here is the class plan.
 
Sadhna School Team

Today's class; 10/17/2010

posted Oct 17, 2010, 11:27 AM by latika lalvani   [ updated Oct 17, 2010, 12:50 PM ]

Namaste Parents,
Besides singing our regular shlokas and bhajans, students learnt something new in the class today. Here is an update for you. 
In the class today, we learnt the meaning of Shloka (Sahanavavatu), and learnt about the life and teachings of Sant Gyaneshwar.
We usually hold a separate class for our Nanhe Gopals after Arti. Today, we did not have a separate classroom, so we decided to show the presentation for nanhe gopal
 (Story from Gyaneshwar's life) to the whole class during the story hour.
We could not help repeat some information in Ajay Ponkshe's presentation about Saint Gyaneshwar's life for our Nand Nandans and Nand kishores. 
 Since the students are learning about the events in the history of India, which are difficult for them to grasp, we did not mind repeating that information.
Please show them this 18 minute movie about Saint Gyaneshwar and saints of Maharashtra at home, to reinforce what they are learning in the class.
 
Thanks to the following parent volunteers today:
Bali family,Bakshi family and Bapat family for coming early and helping set up the class.
Yeolekar family for bringing prasad.
Go to this page to make sure you are available on your turn to volunteer.
 
Meaning and significance of shlokas is now added to our website. Since we meet once a month, it is crucial for you as a family to stay in touch with these concepts on your own till we meet again.
 
Have a Happy Dassehra and Diwali
 
Sadhna School Team
 
 
 

Parent's Update

posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:56 AM by latika lalvani   [ updated Oct 13, 2010, 6:38 AM ]

Namaste Parents!

Our class, will be held on Sunday Oct 17 at 10:30 am. The class will be held at the same location, in Room #128.

At the following address:
7847 VOA Park Drive
Corner of VOA Park Drive and Cox Road
West Chester, Ohio • 45069


IMPORTANT: Please talk to children at home about the curriculum topics.
What are we studying and Why?

For the first six months in this school year, we are learning about the lives and teachings of Saints and Poets of India. Since we want our students to know and value the history and traditions of India, it is important for them to be exposed to the lives of these great teachers who followed the path of devotion and inspired all the people including the poor and the low cast.

The Bhakti movement started the trend of elaborate rituals in worship places. Devotional hymns in Temples, Qawalli in Mosques, Gurbani in Gurudwaras, etc. all came from the Bhakti movement. Chanting or taking the name of God was considered essential by many saints including the great Adi Shankaracharya. The significance of Bhakti movement was that it could be accessed by anyone, since all it needed was to remember God with full devotion and love. They believed in the fact that true knowledge can be achieved only through selfless devotion and worship of the Supreme Power.

The esteemed philosophical schools only changed the thoughts, but the Bhakti movement changed the entire perspective of a human. It went beyond artificial beliefs and rituals and encouraged people to have just complete faith in Almighty. The Bhakti movement in India gave a rich collection of literature based on devotion, spirituality, faith and numerous devotional hymns and chants.


The four saints we have chosen to study:
July: Introduction, Preview
August: Saint Meerabai, devotee of Krishna, contributed beautiful poetry.
September: Saint Thyagaraja, devotee of Rama, contributed to the field of Music (originator of Carnatic music tradition).
October: Saint Gyaneshwar,
devotee of the spiritual knowledge in Bhagwadgita: Translated and interpreted it from Sanskrit to Marathi for common man.
November: Saint Kabir, devotee of one Supreme power : God, contributed beautiful poetry, and to Guru Granth Sahib.

December: Review and quiz

On October 17, we will talk about Sant Gyaneshwar after singing bhajans and Shlokas
 class plan,
your assigned prasad and class help day (We expect you to be there on your assigned day)
7-8 grader's presentation schedule

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