Silvia Colombo wrote:
Dear Ralph and Armida:I have good news. I´m travelling to your country next Monday. On Wednesday, I´m going to tell you about the timetable and the flight number.Fortunately, I could solve all the problems with my passport and visa. Tomorrow, I will receive the visa. I´ve been admitted to travel to the U.S.A without any problem.I would like to know where I´m going to stay and what schools I´m going to visit. I would also like to know about the students I´m going to teach. I´d be very happy to know about that to plan my lessons.I hope you are well. Thanks again for everything. I´m looking forward to your answer.Love,Silvia
|Date:||Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:23:43 -0600|
|From:||"Ralph and Armida Hight"|
|Subject:||Re: My trip is a fact|
We are delighted to get the news that everything has worked out for your visa and passport and are all eager to get to know you.
Your first host family is planning to greet you at the airport and are ready to take you home with them for your first week here. They will need to receive your email with your flight itinerary details because they will be greeting you at the airport. Ralph and I are leaving early Wednesday morning for his home state of Ohio (tomorrow) and plan to be back from our trip to in time to greet you too, but just in case we should run into any weather delay, we know Tom and Peggy will be there for sure. So please include them in your email (as well as the other email addresses on the recipient list):
Tom and Peggy Church
The name of the school where you will be based is:
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet Elementary School
Grades: Kindergarten through 7th (or 8th grade by this year)
Principal: Mrs. Connie Quintanilla
Their are two teachers at Horace Mann who participated in the RITE program July 2003 in Panama - Niki Gresham and Jannea Smuck. Another former Panama RITE program participant, Nancy Johnson is our school RITE Coordinator. Irving Elementary School . She is our school RITE Coordinator and will have you visit her school and is responsible for planning your entire schedule.
In our last email to you, we included some the following remarks that explain what you will be doing professionally during your stay with us. We believe it is a general overview of what you will do in the schools and how a couple of days per week, you will teach Spanish after school to selected Rotarians from your two host Rotary Clubs... (you may want to bring some of your favorite teaching materials for this).
This outline included below is our RITE program we have had in place in Wichita since our first year of hosting a RITE teacher (we believe this will be our eighth year).
With this format, you will have opportunity to...
Please direct any questions you might have to your first host family - Tom and Peggy Church - since Ralph and I will not have access to our computer from Wednesday the 14th through Monday the 19th.
May your trip be an easy one!
Buen Viaje... hasta el martes,
Armida and Ralph
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