Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues; I am proud and honored to announce that Disability Independence Group, Inc., founded in 2002, known most often as “DIG” will open its doors this January 2, 2014, as a comprehensive and holistic non profit law firm that will ensure that persons with disabilities have full integration throughout society. This is a big mission, but one that we feel we are prepared to accomplish. I have assembled a fantastic team and we will be available to consult with you and your clients, educate both the profession and the public on issues that are of importance to our mission and bring litigation when necessary to enforce our laws. We have six main focus areas with DIG and will serve the cross disability community. The focuses are individual autonomy, equal access to information and technology, equal opportunity to live in the community of ones choice, right to work and to an education, the destruction of attitudinal barriers and finally the creation of a HUB for rights for persons with disabilities throughout the Americas. This may seem a large undertaking, but as you know, my firm has been preparing for this for over sixteen years and have done extensive advocacy, training and litigation throughout the United States. Many of you have traveled on this journey with me and I am hoping you will continue your support. DIG’s team includes, Matthew Dietz as litigation director, Deborah Dietz as executive director, Sharon Langer, former executive director of Dade Legal Aid, as development director, Rachel Goldstein as senior staff attorney, Stephanie Woodward as staff attorney, Sara Barlow as client concierge, and William Lopez as administrative assistant. We also have a corps of volunteers that will be assisting pro bono.

Please visit our website www., sign up for our newsletter, and join our team. There is much work to be done to further the civil rights of persons with disabilities that have so much to offer us as a community and as a society.

Happy Easter! What glorious services we enjoyed at Easter. I want to thank the choir and Mary in particular for their hard work over the course of the year and for the extra effort put forth at Holy Week and Easter. Thanks to the Altar Guild who made all of the quick changes with multiple changes of altar hangings for the services and to Kathy Loveland for coordinating the hand-washing station at Maundy Thursday services.

Less than a week after Easter, we gathered and enjoyed a meal and fellowship at the auction. There were so many hands at work for this event, I’m loathe to name anyone. However, I know that much of the leadership was taken on by Billie Phillips and Claire Wahl. Thanks, ladies, and the entire, literal crowd of people who contributed to the event. It was such great fun.

I have a few things I’d like to share with you. Firstly, the new service for prayer and reflection has landed on the last Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The first service will take place on May 25, being the Feast of the Annunciation to our Lady (which happens to be the anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood). I can think of no better way to reflect on my ordination than to share time in prayer with you. The service of prayer will be about 40 minutes in length and will have a reading or two, perhaps an occasional song and occasional music during part of the prayer/reflection time. The format is still being worked out. If you would like to assist in creating this new offering, please see me or just show up at the planning meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. in my office. I would love feedback about this service, too, so let me know about anything from the time of the service to the content. I’d love to hear from you.

Secondly, we have our book study reprise from Lent. The study of Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, was rudely interrupted by snow and sickness. So we are joining with our local parishes and offering three sessions to delve into the book beginning Wednesday, May 9. The first session will be at St. Michael’s on May 9; the second session will be at St. Andrew’s, May 16; and the third will be held on May 23 at Grace Church in Salem. We will offer hospitality of coffee, tea ,and desserts. Starting at 6:30, we will go no later than 8:00 p.m. I imagine that we will finish earlier but in case we get verbose, we’ll have a hard stop at 8 o’clock.
Inside this issue: Being Mortal—2 Serve at MBT—2 Music Notes—2, 3 Bible Study—3 Grounds Cleanups—4 Newcomers Event—4 Rummage Sale—5 Cloister Gallery—5 Poetry Night—5 Sat. Night In M’head—6 Pastoral Care—7 Chimes Schedule—7

April 25, 2018 Easter

Finally, I’d like to call together all of our parents of children 12 and under to discuss a possible club for the kids. After great deliberation for a name, I’ve landed on “St. Andrew’s Club.” Basically, I would like to sit down and discuss whether another addition to your already busy schedule would even be of interest. I’m amenable to whatever you all may like, but I was thinking a monthly or even quarterly gathering. Some days would be just games and fun, other days we could do a field trip or perhaps attend a play that one of our members is in . . . it would be a time for me to interact with our youth. I’m thinking a lot of silliness and things to get all (cont. p. 2)


May 1 Serve at MBT May 2 Reiley Service May 4 Rummage Setup May 5 Rummage Week Begins May 5 Grounds Cleanup May 5 SPUR Garden Cleanup May 5 Confirmation in Ipswich May 5 Newcomers Dinner May 9 Being Mortal Discussion May 10 Preview Party May 12 Rummage Sale May 16 Being Mortal Discussion May 18 Chimes Deadline May 19 Saturday Night in Marblehead May 23 Being Mortal Discussion


Come be part of a team to help serve dinner the first Tuesday of every month at My Brother’s Table, Lynn. May 1 is the next date.

If you can help, please contact Tim Parker at 781-631-5335.


It’s been a busy year! We said good-bye to Ed White, sang two Fauré Requiems, did our own Lessons and Carols in December, and otherwise knocked it out of the park every time we sang.

We added some new members and I am supremely grateful for all of my choir members and everyone’s efforts in attending rehearsals and working so hard!

The junior choir expanded and has been a solid force when they come and sing with us. Its great to see them grow as people and musicians.

June 3rd will be our last choir weekend. In the morning the junior choir will join us for a service. Later that evening both choirs will sing Evensong at St Andrew’s at 7:30. I will be awarding some white ribbons to two new members and we will have some special receptions for all choir members at the services. Please come to the morning service and Evensong to show your support and appreciation to these wonderful hard-working singers!

During the summer I get lonely in the choir loft. I will be taking indications of interest for people to sing at the offertory at selected services. This can be solo or duo or trio work! I am happy to accompany and I would anticipate rehearsing at 9:00 a.m. the morning of a service. So please see me at coffee hour, or e-mail me and sign up!

Have a great summer!
-Mary Jodice

New Service of Prayer and Reflection Friday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Planning meeting Tuesday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the office.
Dear Friends cont.

of the wiggles out. I don’t know what your kids will get from it, but that’s what I hope to get for myself! Please send me an e-mail and I will send a poll out to those of you who want to meet and think about this more— I’m pretty fluid about a start date but I would like to talk about all things youth with you before the summer hits and we go our different ways.

Speaking of summer, I want to let you know that I will be taking July off for my retreat and vacation time. The first week of July, I will be serving as a chaplain for Barbara C. Harris Camp. Then I’m off to Washington State for my retreat on the other coast where I will tack on a visit to family when the retreat is complete. I will return on the second week in August.

Finally, I would simply ask you to keep our Century Committee in your prayers. They are in the final stretch for the second of three phases to our process. So much work has been done. I’m sure you will continue to be impressed by the effort and the offering that they put forth. The next parish presentation is just around the corner so keep your eyes open for that announcement. Be sure to let them know how appreciative you are for the work they are doing for all of us and for those who will enjoy this parish in the future. Thinking about the dedication to this community, I am humbled to serve such a faithful and hard-working people. You continually prove your metal (or is it mettle?).

We are continuing the Lenten discussions on Atu Gawande’s Being Mortal in May. There will be dessert conversation beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the rectors and parishioners of St. Andrew’s, St. Michael’s, and Grace Church according to the following schedule.

May 9 St. Michael’s—Marblehead May 16 St. Andrew’s—Marblehead May 23 Grace Church—Salem

Dear Sandra,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Regrettably I will not be able to attend due to some conflicting commitments. I’m sure it will be a wonderful event and worthy of Bill’s remarkable commitment to CSF over the decades.

With best regards,

David Sahn

Thank you for this information. Please keep my name on the list so I can be advised of the place and time.

Best regards….Gayl Ness

Dear Ms Arlinghaus,

Many thanks for your message below. Unfortunately I’m not able to attend the coming CSF meeting, October 11. Best wishes to you all. Dr G. Acciarri.

Unfortunately I will still be in Europe. Doug Daniels


Thanks for the invitation and followup. It looks pretty difficult to get to AA for a weekend from Ecuador, even though I’d love to. If something drops out of the sky, I’ll be there but most likely, no. Thanks.

David Nelson

Dear Sandra, We will not be attending the C.S.F. October meeting. Thanks for taking time out of your schedule on Friday Sept 5th – Jayme and I very much enjoyed meeting and talking with you. Very best wishes to you and your colleagues at C.S.F.!

Bob Holmberg

Hi Sandy. I would like to come to the CSF gathering. Sounds wonderful. I will be coming alone, and do not want to give a formal presentation. Thanks for the invitation and your efforts. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.


Sandy – Sorry I could not get onto the web site – however I plan to attend all 3 parts of the day and Ted will come to the dinner in the evening. I would like time to say a few words about the old days at CSF and to read a letter about Bill that I wrote to his daughter after he died. My whole presentation will take about 5 minutes. Again, let me know if there is anything I can do and I look forward to seeing you very soon. Naomi

PS I discussed an old employee of CSF named Fe SUsan Go with John N. I believe she is working at the Univ of MI Graduate Library – if so she should be easy to find. Did you find her???

Hi Sandy, thank you for forwarding this email to my attention. I don’t think I received a copy. And, of course, I am very sorry to hear about Bill’s death. The course I took with you both was one of my favorites and I am sure he will be missed. Unfortunately, I will not be in Ann Arbor on the 11th. In fact I am going to be there from Oct 24th to 26th for my husband’s law school reunion. I am sorry my dates won’t coincide with this event.

We are now living in NY. Mike got a tenure track teaching job at Brooklyn Law School and I am trying to find interesting employment in the area. I hope you are doing well. Send my regards to your husband.



Thanks for the invite, but I won’t be able to make it. Please pass on my hello to everyone and my good memories of Bill, who was a committee member for my dissertation.

– Marc

Yes I will be there (only me). I probably will want to discuss the future of a project that Bill and I had wanted to pursue but am not planning on a formal presentation. A. WinklerPrins


I have been holding out trying to figure out if there was a way for me to come to Ann Arbor the weekend of 11 October, but unfortunately I am going to have to give it a miss.

I am really quite sorry as I would have very much appreciated the opportunity to see old friends and colleagues, as well as engage in discussions regarding the future of CSF. Roy and Frank have been doing a good job keeping me informed about the status of affairs at CSF and I trust that they are in a position to articulate some of my ideas and thoughts regarding some of the potential directions and opportunities for an organization like CSF.

Thanks and warmest regards,


Dear Sandy,

I apologize for not being able to join the meeting this time.

I will try my best on my project and dissertation this Fall and hope to show you the best result.

I am quite willing to do anything for future CSF plans.



Dear Friend:
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 the Friends of Country Day, Inc. will hold the ​80th

Annual ​“Country Day on the Hill”.​ Friends of Country Day, Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteers. The festival is held in Cedar Hill’s Downtown Historic District. It is a well-recognized, popular family tradition of the Best Southwest Communities with approximately 10,000​
​ attending annually. This event provides a venue for our non-profit organizations, local businesses, and civic groups to raise funds for local charities.

The festival is the evolution of farming families and other locals gathering on the square after harvest to trade goods and visit. To honor our pioneers we hold our ​“Old Settler’s Reunion”
​ on Friday from 5:00- 8:00pm prior to Country Day. The event has entertainment, bingo and food sponsored by local businesses and local residents. Other festival events include:

Masonic Country Breakfast FUMC 5K Fun Run Parade Friendly Family Pet Show Horseshoe Tournament Chili Cook Off Fish Fry Masonic Blood Drive Arts & Crafts Booths Food Vendors Games & Kiddie Train
Big Al’s Produce Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage Cedar Hill Princess Pageant Cedar Hill Fire Department Fire Safety House Dancers & Entertainment Professional Bands Pony ride and Petting Zoo Corner Square Quilts Cedar Hill Museum Display

In order to make this event a success, the Friends of Country Day, Inc. are seeking sponsors who will be advertised at the event and in news articles. Specifics on sponsorship opportunities are enclosed. Please return the enclosed form with your check or letter of commitment. If you have any questions about “Country Day on the Hill” please contact us at (214)789-8165.
Thank you for your time and support! ​Join Country Day in our Downtown Historic District.

Jessica Hahn Chairman

2017 Country Day Sponsorship Levels

Diamond – $3,000 Company owned banner placed on Main Stage during Country Day Company named in all advertisements for Country Day Name and logo on the Country Day WEB site Name and logo in large print in event flyer Two Free 10 X 10 ft. booth space (No food or beverages) Free parade entry

Platinum Plus – $2,000 Company owned banner placed on Main Stage during Country Day Company named in all advertisements for Country Day Name and logo on the Country Day WEB site Name and logo in large print in event flyer Free 10 X 10 ft. booth space (No food or beverages) Free parade entry

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Yes, I am interested in being a sponsor of the Annual Country Day on the Hill.

Please select desired sponsorship:

____Diamond – $3000.00 ____ Platinum Plus – $2000.00 ____ Platinum – $1500.00 ____ Gold Plus – $1000.00 ____ Gold – $500.00 ____ Silver – $200.00 ____ Bronze – $100.00 ____ Friend – $50.00

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Please make all checks payable to Friends of Country Day, Inc. and sign pledge. Payment deadline is August 30, 2017. For information call (214)789-8165 or visit our website at

Return to: Friends of Country Day P.O. Box 52, Cedar Hill, TX 75106
Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations


Dear friends,
It is our pleasure to invite you, your family and colleagues at the United Nations Secretariat, UN Funds, Programmes and Agencies, to a chamber concert “Celebration of Spring”, to take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 7:00pm at St.Vartan Armenian Cathedral (630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016). This one-hour concert will feature an internationally acclaimed piano trio: Levon Chilingirian – violin, Suren Bagratuni – cello, Karen Hakobyan – piano.

We encourage you to join us for this fascinating performance with a promise to inspire you to wake up to the first day of spring with optimism and joy!
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Irina Igitkhanyan
Armenia for UN ECOSOC 2019-2021
New York: 250 West 57 Street, #1720, New York, NY 10107, USA • Tel: +1 212-586-0906 • Fax: +1 212-586-1611 • Email: London: 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ, UK • Tel: +44 (0) 20-7304-6902 • Fax: +44 (0) 20-7973-1292 • Email: Nairobi: PO Box 2018 – 00202, Nairobi, Kenya • Tel: +254 20-2719-832 • Fax: +254 20-2719-868 • Email:


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD) Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland By E-mail and Post:; Mailing address – CESCR Secretariat 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH 1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)

Re: Sudan – 54th Pre-sessional Working Group of the Committee (1-5 December 2014)

30 September 2014

Distinguished Committee Members,

We respectfully submit this letter in advance of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee’s) discussion of Sudan at its 54th Pre-sessional Working Group of the Committee (1-5 December 2014). This letter will focus on continued violations against women and survivors of gender-based sexual violence in the Sudan in violation of Articles 2 (non-discrimination), 3 (equality between men and women) and 8 (right to form trade unions) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Equality Now is an international human rights organization with ECOSOC status working to protect and promote the rights of women and girls worldwide since 1992, including through our membership network comprised of individuals and organizations in over 190 countries.

In August 2013, as highlighted in our March 2014 Action 56.1: Sudan: Change the law – allow victims of sexual violence to access justice, and described in our 13 June 2014 submission to the Human Rights Committee, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property in Sudan and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven men, aged 19 to 22. Immediately following the attack, a police officer found the distraught victim, but did not file a formal complaint of rape because it was a public holiday and the police station was closed. Disturbingly, the rapists filmed the attack, which later surfaced via social media in January 2014. After learning of the film, the authorities ultimately arrested everyone involved, including the victim. Sudan’s Attorney General has—without legal basis—consistently blocked her from filing a rape complaint on the basis that she was under investigation for the criminal offense of offending public morality. At one point, she even faced a sentence of death by stoning for adultery, as the prosecutor debated her marital status before affirming that she was divorced.

This case highlights the overwhelming challenges women face in obtaining justice in Sudan for rape and sexual violence. After being arrested, and despite being close to giving birth, the young woman was held in police cells and, until recently, been consistently denied placement in a medical facility. Upon their confession, three of the perpetrators were convicted of adultery, two of indecent acts, and one of distributing indecent material; their sentences consisted of lashes and fines. The seventh was freed due to insufficient evidence. The victim, however, was found guilty of committing gross indecency under section 151 of the Criminal Act, described as “whoever commits any act contrary to another person’s modesty, or does any sexual act with another person not amounting to adultery, or sodomy.” She was sentenced to one month in prison and levied a hefty fine of 5000 Sudanese Pounds (approximately $900 USD). Her sentence was suspended due to
her pregnancy, and she was placed on probation for six months. Further troubling, after sentencing under section 151, the prosecutor threatened to also file criminal charges under section 146 referring to adultery, which criminalizes pregnant unmarried women. At the same time, the state was pursuing immigration charges against the woman. There is urgent need for legal reform to the Criminal Act of 1991, especially of Articles 145, 146, and 149 referring to adultery and rape, respectively. Article 149 defines rape as “sexual intercourse, by way of adultery, or sodomy, with any person without his consent.” This limited definition creates confusion and misunderstanding when interpreted by Sudanese courts, and needs to be modified to introduce a broader definition of rape that clearly distinguishes rape from adultery and adequately addresses marital rape. Presently, when a woman or girl reports she has been raped, she exposes herself to possible prosecution. Effectively, a victim has to prove her own innocence by demonstrating that the encounter was non-consensual and the evidentiary burden is overwhelming. (Many judges require that four competent men testify on the victim’s behalf, a requirement that is nearly impossible to obtain.) If she fails to do so, she is liable to be prosecuted for adultery, also known as zina. The punishment for zina is 100 lashes if the woman is not married and execution by stoning if she is married. The law lacks clear guidelines on its interpretation and implementation, which allows judges wide discretion that is often unjust to victims seeking redress through the criminal justice system. In this case, even with filmed evidence of the rape, the victim was still found guilty of immoral acts. All these factors, combined with the traumatic stigma and fear of community reprisals, often deter women and girls from reporting crimes of sexual violence and make it very difficult for them to achieve justice even if they do.

According to the Government’s Second Periodic Report of State Parties due in 2003, “Voluntary organizations and associations can be easily formed and registered in accordance with straightforward procedural requirements …” (E/C.12/SDN/2, 18 Sept. 2013, ¶118). Equality Now is concerned, however, about the recent forced shutdown of Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre (SWRC) without prior notice and due process. SWRC’s core focus is on mobilizing and empowering women and women’s groups in order to influence policy and overcome structural, political and legal obstacles to the advancement of women’s rights. On 24 June 2014, the Ministry of Justice issued a decree deregistering the organization as a non-profit, ordering its immediate liquidation, and the appointment of a five-person committee to oversee the Company’s dissolution process. The decree failed to give any reason for the decision and the same day all properties found in possession of SWRC, including the personal belongings of its staff, were seized. Reports speculate that the legitimate and peaceful human rights activities of SWRC’s director, Ms. Fahima Hashim, prompted the government to shut down the organization, which conspicuously occurred shortly after her appearance as a speaker at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict held in London from 10 to 13 June 2014. She also coordinated the February 2014 One Billion Rising in Sudan, in which 700 women participated to speak out against violence against women. We, together with other civil society organizations, are concerned that these actions will signal a new chapter of political repression against civil society in Sudan, characterized by harassing and obstructing the work of independent organizations that promote human rights and democratic values.

Sudan is obligated in its interim Constitution of 2005 to ensure that men and women are treated equally under the law and to prevent sexual violence victims from being criminalized. Article 33 of the interim constitution guarantees the right to be free from cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. Sudan’s positive obligation towards these fundamental human rights are also embodied in regional and other international instruments Sudan has ratified, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Furthermore, the closing of SWRC clearly violates the right of civil society to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of association, and their right to establish associations and of Article 27-4 of the Interim Constitution of 2005, which prohibits any infringement of the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

We note the Human Rights Committee’s recommendations (CCPR/C/SDN/CO/4, ¶12) in July 2014 to the government of Sudan that it,

(a) Ensure adequate protection of women against violence in legislation, including by swiftly amending articles 145 and 149 of the 1991 Criminal Code as well as by criminalizing domestic violence and marital rape; (b) Increase its awareness-raising activities about the negative effects of violence against women and reinforce its training activities for State officials, in particular judges, prosecutors and police, in order to ensure that they are able to respond effectively to all forms of violence against women; (c) Facilitate the reporting of rape and ensure that all cases of violence against women are promptly and thoroughly investigated; perpetrators brought to justice and adequately sanctioned; and that victims have access to adequate reparations and means of protection, including access to specialized shelters or centres.

To date, however, there has not been any indication of change or actual reform of the Penal Code or its implementation.

We note that the government of Sudan does not address these issues in its Second Periodic Report of State Parties due in 2003 (E/C.12/SDN/2, 18 Sept. 2013). We hope the Committee will join the Human Rights Committee in emphasizing the urgent need for the Sudanese government to undertake these measures.

Suggested Questions for the List of Issues

We would respectfully urge the Committee to raise with the Sudanese government in its List of Issues the following questions with regard to violations of the Covenant addressed in this letter:
 What are the government’s plans for officially dropping the criminal charges of adultery against this young mother who was raped, particularly as the rapists have already been found guilty?
 What government policies are in place to ensure that survivors of sexual violence can access medical, psychological and other support services, especially in light of the particularly difficult situation experienced by the Ethiopian woman highlighted above?
 What are the immediate plans of the committee established at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women Center for Human Rights to revise the Criminal Act and the discriminatory Personal Status Code?
 What are the government’s plans to respect the legitimate status of registered non-profits so that they can continue their invaluable work, especially in light of the situation highlighted above regarding SWRC?

Thank you very much for your kind attention, and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide further information.

Yasmeen Hassan Global Director Equality Now
Dear Friends,

It is springtime here in Florida, and we are enjoying the warmer weather. It is that time of year when those of us who are into gardening are planting our gardens. I really enjoy working in my garden and watching my plants grow, anticipating the great day of harvest! It is enjoyable when Darlene cooks the fresh vegetables from our garden and makes us a big, fresh garden salad.

Missionaries are also gardeners. They work hard to prepare the soil for the planting of God’s Word. They care for and nurture the ones that God has entrusted to them. Then comes that day of the harvest when they enjoy breaking bread with those new believers. Here at NTM Homes, it has been an honor to listen to and interact with the missionaries that have planted, cared for and taken part in seeing God’s harvest.

The following story comes from one of our fellow staff members. In addition to their ministry of serving the retirees at NTM Homes, Steve and Lois Manda have a continuing ministry of sharing the gospel in Indonesia, where they served faithfully for many years. This is what Steve wrote about their most recent interaction with the churches in Indonesia.

“Lois and I praise the Lord for the chance to return to our tribal churches for one month and be a blessing. We spoke in five different settings that included three tribal churches and a youth group with about 30 young adults. We also participated in a two-day leadership seminar. About 12 pastors studied the Word together and planned for the year’s events. It was a great time of catching up with everyone. We went out to visit many friends in their rice fields. We had many meals with them and encouraged these dear believers with Hebrews 10:24-25. ‘And let us continue to consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another even more as you see the day of the Lord coming nearer.’”

Another story comes from one of our retired men who has a ministry with Muslims. He wrote the following, This is a picture of Muslims praying in Iraq. I wrote to one Iraqi man this past month. He is now a Christian and is not praying like this anymore. Over the past four years I have written to people about the Lord—sending letters to 117 different countries! What a thrill that is for me.

Writing to these people from all over the world gives me that satisfying feeling. It is just great to share the Lord with them. Most all of these people wrote to me about salvation. A few were Christians and asked me particular questions.”

Whether staff or retiree, each of us at NTM Homes has an ongoing ministry. As Paul said in I Corinthians 2:6, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”
Praise God as He continues to use those at NTM Homes to see the world reached with His gospel. Thank you for praying for the NTM Homes ministry.

Blessings to you,

Chuck Marshall NTM Homes Resident Advisor

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends, Please find enclosed the first draft of the D.051 Release 1 “Minimum planning data requirements”. CONTENTS OF THE FIRST DRAFT The contents of this document are the results of the Milan workshop, in which we found an agreement on the MDS. This first draft will be integrated, developed and controlled (by the translators) during the next week. We will send you the second draft next Friday 8 November. ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST DRAFT Please read the document carefully, and, analysing the contents, try to answer to this question: “Are the data included in the MDS sufficient for a simple planning activity?” SENDING COMMENTS ON THE SECOND DRAFT To send comments and/or suggestion, we kindly ask you to wait for the second draft. The deadline for sending comments will be Monday 18 November. We kindly request you to respect the deadline, in order to allow us to progress in the expected timeframe and respect the final due date. HOW TO SEND COMMENTS ON THE SECOND DRAFT To send comments, please follow the steps listed below: 1. Put your acronym at the end of the name of the file (example: D.051 Release 1 Minimum planning data requirements_IT_MoH) 2. Highlight the corrections using the tools of revision of MS Word (comments, insertions, removals, etc ..) 3. Please, do not enter any notes in the email text, but only in the document, otherwise we risk losing your contribution. 4. Please, do not respond to all, but send the file only to this email address FINAL VERSION We will collect back your comments up to arrive to the final version, with the agreement on the contents. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your kind attention. Have a nice week-end. Kind regards, The Italian Team ___________________________________________ WP5 – JA EUHWForce THINK GREEN: DON’T PRINT THIS EMAIL UNLESS YOU REALLY NEED IT
Dear Parent and Safe Sitter Student,

The Safe Sitter® class is a medically based course designed to teach safe and nurturing babysitting skills to young adolescents. Instruction includes how to deal with first aid problems, medical emergencies and how to rescue a choking child. Safe Sitter® also teaches organizational skills, safety habits and the importance of knowing when to call for help.

Timely registration assures for an organized class, register ASAP. Your child will not be officially registered for the class until you have sent in your paperwork and submitted payment. The process for registering your child is as follows: • Complete the fillable registration form • Email the registration form to . • Pay for the course by credit card by calling 796.8436 and let them know you are paying $35 for the Safe Sitter course and the date of the course. • Or pay by check and mail your payment to: Bartlett Hospital Staff Development/ SafeSitter 3260 Hospital Dr. Juneau, Alaska 99801 • Please have your child read the student contract that you have also received in the email and bring it to class. • If you must cancel we will be happy to work with you to reschedule for another class, but the payment is non- refundable. The Safe Sitter class will be held at Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building which is the first administration building located on the left side of the drive, on the Bartlett campus.
Please arrive at 9:15AM. Please bring a sack lunch and snack. Parents, I want to invite you to an informal presentation at 4:15 where the SafeSitter participants can share what they have learned with you.

I’m looking for forward to seeing you at one of our Safe Sitter classes.

Sincerely, Laura Stats

Laura Stats RN Wellness Outreach Coordinator Bartlett Regional Hospital 907.796.8918
March 1, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians: I am writing to you about an incident that occurred today so that you may discuss it with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate. Today during a writing activity, a student read aloud a personal story that mentioned violence and threats against others. The teacher in the classroom quickly informed our school counselor of the situation.

The involved child was immediately questioned and the issue was discussed with the child’s parent. In addition, the parents of those students whose names were mentioned in the story were also contacted. While I cannot discuss specifics of the matter because of student confidentiality issues, I want to assure you that appropriate action in this case has been taken. In addition, you should know that our school system’s Office of School Security is always a resource should schools need help with possible threats. If you or your child have any questions or concerns about this matter, please give me a call. Thank you for everything you do for your child and our school. Sincerely,

E. Rodney Walker Principal
Dear parents and carers,

As we move towards the latter part of the term we now have a detailed understanding of our students’ progress and attitude to learning and we are in the process of reporting this home to all parents over the next few weeks. It is very important that parents discuss reports with children at home and also please do contact us if necessary if you have any questions regarding the report. We are also entering into our first round of academic parents’ evenings. Thank you to the parents of Year 12 and 13 students for joining us last night. It is so important for us to be able to give specific academic feedback in person to you and your children. Next Wednesday (6th December) is our Year 11 parents’ evening and I do encourage all Year 11 parents to ensure that they attend. This is absolutely essential as we move towards the mock exams and crucial final full term of learning for Year 11.

Thank you as always to all the parents who have so far joined me for a parent surgery since September or met me at other times during the weeks. It is extremely useful for me to be able to discuss the academy with you personally. A reminder that I hold surgeries twice weekly on a Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 2.30pm and from 3.30pm – 5.30pm to enable parents to get to know me directly. Attendance is by pre-booked appointments only. Please either email or phone the school on 01983 203103 asking for Donna Harrison to book in a slot in advance of each Tuesday.

With best wishes, Rachel Kitley
Performance Check-List

1. Please refer to the list on reverse side for required suntan tights.

2. All tap shoes must be black with black elastic or strap (no ribbon ties). Please be sure all elastics are secure.

3. All ballet slippers must be light pink leather and in good condition – clean and free of rips or holes. Please be sure all elastics (or ribbons) are sewn securely.

4. Dancers wearing pointe shoes should be sure to get new shoes (if needed), allowing sufficient time for break in. A sewing kit should be in your bags for emergencies and to secure ribbons before dancing.

5. Jazz shoes must all be black leather. Shoes should be free of rips or holes.

6. ALL hair MUST be pulled back off of the face and secured in a bun (bangs included – we want to see their beautiful, smiling faces!). Hair must be secured with elastics, bobby pins & hair nets, (no scrunchies or hair ornaments other than costuming). Hair spray or gel will work wonders with wispies! Contemporary and some jazz classes may be instructed for hair style by teachers.

7. Make-up should be applied before arrival. Lightly applied blue or brown eye shadow, light pink blush and pink lipstick. Heavy make-up (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, etc) is NOT necessary for younger children.

8. Please leave ALL jewelry at home. NO necklaces, earrings, watches, wrist or ankle bracelets are to be worn on stage… therefore, it is not necessary to bring them to dress rehearsals or performances. We will not be responsible for lost jewelry.

9. Please, NO nail polish is to be worn on stage.

10. Use discretion if your child brings a snack. Please pack healthy snacks and beverages that WILL NOT STAIN costumes. Clear fruits, crackers or pretzels, and clear liquids or water are great. Please, NO junk food or soda. (water will be available backstage)

11. Please, NO underwear on stage. Underwear is not necessary under dance tights and will only hang out under the legs of costumes. If your child feels that she needs a bra or another layer under her costume, please purchase a flesh colored dance camisole specifically made to be worn under costuming.

12. Please send an oversized t-shirt with your child to wear over costumes while snacking and for ease of changing.

13. Please be sure to put your child’s name on every piece of costuming, dance shoes and dance bags. Costumes should be hung on hangers and covered in plastic or a garment bag for transportation. Shoes and accessories should all be kept together with costuming. Some children may receive their headpieces at dress rehearsal – please then label headpieces with their names (and they may be taken home).

14. And Last But Not Least… SMILE AND HAVE FUN !
Dear Expectant Mother,
Attached is the Early Head Start Application for Expectant Mothers that you requested.  Pregnant women applying for services for themselves and their unborn child must fill out the Family Income Worksheet and the Application.  Homeless pregnant women should also complete the Homelessness Questionnaire.

Please fill out all forms completely and include proof of income for the last 12 months or last calendar year for the expectant mother and for the expectant father if he lives in the household. Families who are homeless may submit applications without proof of income.
A completed application packet should include the following:  Completed forms as listed above. Be sure to sign and date them where appropriate.  Proof of income from expectant mother, and expectant father’s (if in the household).  Or proof of currently receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).  Or currently receiving Supplemental Social Security (SSI).

o If you do not receive any of the above, please submit proof of income for the last 12 months or last calendar year. Items that can be used as proof of income are:

 1040 Tax Returns (pages 1 & 2)  W2 forms  Pay stubs  FSRN printout from the Department of Human Services (reported income history)  Financial aid award letters  Unemployment Statements  Copies of child support awards or checks  Certain types of military pay are exempt, please call if you need information.

After we receive your application, it will be processed by the program that serves your area and scored based on your needs and income. Completing this application does not guarantee you a place in the program. Completed application packets should be mailed or brought to one of the following addresses:

Community Action Head Start or 2475 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 (503)581-1152

USDA and this institution are equal opportunity providers and employers.
Dear Mother-to-be,
On behalf of Southampton Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center, we would like to extend our congratulations to you and let you know that we are looking forward to being a part of one of the most important and special times in your life.
We would also like to personally invite you to visit our Maternity Center so that you’ll have the opportunity to see our beautiful and comfortable birthing rooms and our state-of-the-art baby Nursery. You’ll also have a chance to meet our skilled and experienced nursing staff and to ask them any questions you may have about your baby’s birth and what you can expect. Please call (631) 726-8630 to make an appointment.
Please note the following important information …
• Maternity Education Calendar and Description of Programs – you’ll find our programs helpful and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to better prepare for the arrival of your baby. To register for any of these classes, please call (631) 726-8531 and leave a message. Someone on our Maternity Center staff will return your call. • Please complete the enclosed forms by the 7th month of your pregnancy so that your admission to the Hospital will be as smooth as possible. • Pre-registration – prior to your delivery date, please visit the Admitting Office, located just off the Hospital’s front entrance lobby. Bring your completed forms with you, along with your health insurance card(s) and policy number(s), as this will greatly assist the process of submitting your insurance claim. At this time, you will also sign both your chart and your baby’s chart. If you have any questions regarding your pre-registration, please call the Admitting Office at (631) 726-8380 and they will be happy to assist you.
Please feel free to call me at (631) 726-8633 if you need further assistance or have questions about the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center.

Stacey Brosnan, CNM, MS Nurse Manager, Obstetrics
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Dear Parent or Staff,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online: • Go to: • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409923608 • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information. • Click “Upload Chosen Images”.

It’s that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 04/30/2018.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely, Yearbook Adviser and the 2018 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book

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