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May 2018 FORUM

May 2018

May 2018 The American Society of São Paulo the FORUM monthly newsletter Celebrating Easter in New Ways by John Mota, AmSoc Member On March 31 st , American Society hosted its first Family Day & Easter Egg Hunt event at the São Paulo Yacht Club (SPYC). The idea arose from some AmSoc Youth Sports Program parents requesting a day to get together for the entire family, while still including the traditional AmSoc Kids Easter Egg Hunt. So, why not blend both into a single event? AmSoc opted for a venue where a buffet lunch could be offered, so parents would not have to bother about bringing food for a picnic day. pool before and after lunch. AmSoc members Vanessa Short and her family managed the welcome table. Family games took place from 10am until noon, with the support of the Englishspeaking Scout group, Carajas, who helped with setting up the stations where the games took place. Five stations with fun family games were set up, so parents and kids who wanted to have fun together could choose between different activities. SAVE THE DATE May 04 Annual Gala May 06 Munro Cup Golf Tournament May 15 WomenWork May 16 New Member Coffee May 27 Memorial Day Service Jun 30 Independence Day Party The Gift of Education by Kristy Miranda & Sue Sileci, CAC Committee The Community Action Committee has exciting news! The owners of Âncora Engenharia, Hercules and Marina Nolasco, have decided to invest in a fulltime teacher for the children at ABBA and Casa Limiar, two of the institutions that the American Society supports. This was a full day event. Families arrived at 10am, and the last family left when the club closed at 6pm. We had a 2-hour slot for an extended buffet lunch, which enabled families to make use of the club’s swimming Kids who did not participate in family games enjoyed the face painting and the Easter Bunny. We had several kids getting their faces continued on page 5 Many of the children in São Paulo’s shelters and orphanages struggle in school. They’ve often been removed from at-risk situations and, with so many changes and disruptions in their lives, they lack focus in the classroom and fall behind other children their age. With the help of a full-time teacher to help them learn to read, master basic math skills, and do homework, we feel certain that these kids will begin to catch up with their peers and live up to their own potential. Thank you, Hercules and Marina! § Cover image: Teatro Municipal São Paulo Courtesy of: Guto Esmeraldo

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