The Tutor Times

November/December 2014

As the Year Comes to an End

It’s that time of year when people often look at their accomplishments over the past year. Here at Literacy Green Bay, we’re preparing to compile grant reports and looking at everything our tutors and students have accomplished since January. Please take a few minutes to make sure your calendars are all up to date and that you have shared all of your successes with us. Please check with Betsy or Shelley if you’re unsure whether or not you’re up to date on your hours.

It’s also that time of year when many people start to think about cuddling up with a good book. We’ve added a few new young adult books to our library so stop in and check them out!

Attention All:

Please note when the building will be closed during the upcoming holiday season and make other plans, if necessary, for a tutoring site.

Office & Building Hours for the Holidays

Thanksgiving

Office and building will close

at 5 pm on Wednesday,

November 26 and re-open

again on Monday, December 1

at 8:30 am.

December 1– December 19

Normal Office Hours:

Monday/Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30am – 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 – noon

Normal Building Hours:

Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 am to 8 pm

Friday: 8:30 – noon

December 22-23

Office & Building Hours:

Monday/Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

No evening hours

Both office and building are

CLOSED from December 24

to January 2, re-opening

January 2 at 8:30 am.

Happy Holidays!

Winter Reminders

Winter season is upon us. The door to the Learning Center is locked during the winter months. Please enter from the lobby and use back hallway to enter.

Please remember that when Green Bay Public Schools close for inclement weather, so do we. The office will close and programming and classes will be cancelled. Listen to WFRV-TV or WBAY-TV for cancellations and/or check our phone message.

Thank you for your understanding

and cooperation.

Winter Book Discussion

Back by popular demand, we’ll be holding another book discussion this winter. By request, we’ll be discussing A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle on Monday, February 2 at 10:00am and 6:00pm in the Learning Center This book is written at a 5th grade level, so any learner who is currently reading at a GE of 5.0 or higher is a good candidate for this discussion. Study guides are available now. Please contact Shelley for more information or to RSVP.

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"Bee" Part of our Scrabble Bee!

Join us for our 13th Annual Scrabble Bee on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Lisa Malak will be our emcee again this year. This evening of fun includes a family style chicken dinner, cash bar, bucket raffle, and two games of Scrabble, with registration beginning at 5:30 pm at The Swan Club at Legends of DePere. You can form your own team with friends or colleagues (6 to 8 players) for $500, or contact our office to register for playing on a TUTOR team. All proceeds from this event support our programming.

Tutor Roundtable

Are you looking for a chance to meet other tutors? Would you like to find out what activities work well for others? Maybe you just want to relax and enjoy the company of others during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Join Shelley and Betsy on Wednesday, December 3 at 12pm or 5:30pm for some treats and hot chocolate. Feel free to bring a bag lunch/supper.

AmazonSmile

With holiday shopping just around the corner, it’s time to set up an AmazonSmile account and designate Literacy Green Bay as the nonprofit of your choice. Every time you shop at Amazon. Literacy Green Bay, a percentage of the proceeds will come our way. Quick and easy ---use this link to sign up…. Then book mark the page for future purchases.

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1383597

Citizenship Tutor Time Out

Has your learner expressed an interest in studying for Citizenship? If so, this is the in-service for you! Join Shelley on Monday, January 12 at 6:00pm to learn more about the Citizenship process and how to help your student prepare for his/her test and interview.

2014 GED Handbook

Is your student ready to start studying for the GED? Has he/she expressed an interest in studying for the GED? We have an educator handbook and guide that gives you a look at test content, teaching strategies, and tips on how to know if your student is ready. If interested, please see Shelley or Betsy for more information.

English Page

English Page.com is a website that offers several exercises on verb tenses, grammar, vocabulary, etc. Check it out at http://www.englishpage.com/index.html! This would be great practice for your learner to work on with you or on his/her own.

Immigration Guide: What Every Immigrant Needs to Know

During the fall conference in October that staff attends every year; Shelley attended a session on the Immigration Guide: What Every Immigrant Needs to Know. We were given a free guide for our tutor and students to use, which will be available in the Learning Center upstairs. The Immigration Guide walks immigrants through different aspects of living in the United States including schooling, banking, and transportation. The next time you’re in the area, take a look!

Volunteer Historian Wanted

Literacy Green Bay Historian/Archivist to scan and archive news articles, pictures and other related things for our Literacy Green Bay scrapbook.

Skills: Computer skills, photo scanning, scrapbooking, organizing and interest in history

Time commitment: 2 - 3 hours/ week initially to get caught up and then 1-2 hours/month thereafter.

Other: Must be completed on site during business hours

Please see Kathy Cornell for more information.

Welcome New Tutors!

Matthew Bauman

Murphy Baumann

Ken Baumann

Martin Bebow

Jeff Rotter

Alexis Santiago

Patti Sprague

Kaye Sterling

Sandi Weber

Sara Winkler

Alec Winzenried

Winter 2015 Tutor Training Workshops

Orientation:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10 am or 6:30 pm

AM Workshop

Session 1: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9 am – 12:00 pm

Session 2: Monday, January 26, 2015, 9 am – 12:00 pm

Session 3: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9 am – 12:00 pm

*Session 4: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9 am – 12:00 pm

PM Workshop

Session 1: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 2: Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 3: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Session 4: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9 am – 12:00 pm