The mission of the Qué Tal Language Program is to provide Spanish language classes and programs for students in the western suburban area of Minneapolis, Minnesota which prepare students for the future by providing extensive exposure to the Spanish language.
Letter to Parents November
November 8, 2013
Estimados Padres de Qué Tal,
It has been a great year start and both Children and Teachers are enjoying Spanish together. Can you believe we will be starting our second quarter already? It is nice to see them walking in a little tired in the morning and afternoon, but then coming out with a big smile and happy for learning yet a little bit more about the Spanish Language and Culture. We are so proud of all of them!
As our Chairman of the Board pointed out in a letter sent to all parents a few weeks ago, Qué Tal keeps on growing and renovating (we will have exciting news in a few weeks on the technology side both for students, teachers as well as for parents).
On this stage of renovation, we are upgrading all our systems and we are implementing new tools for evaluating and keeping track of our students’ progress. Our Teacher Leads, Sras. Elena and Marcela, are working hard on making the curriculum better and better, as well as working on the teaching and grading tools to make them more efficient, user friendly and readily available. Our teachers are working hard also to learn how to use these tools in order to make their teaching even better for the children in our program.
On the administrative side, the Board of Directors and I started a search for a new Office Manager to replace Denise Nichols that, as you may recall, is no longer with Qué Tal. The search ended with the hiring of Christine Pesheck. Christine has many talents that she has already put to good use at managing our office; and she also speaks Spanish. She will be basically doing everything that her predecessor did. Christine´s cell phone is: 763-447-0703, our office number, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact her with any admin, financial and registration questions. Welcome Christine!
On the communications side for emergencies, sicknesses or absences please contact your child teacher directly. For purposes of curriculum and teaching, please contact Sra. Elena Gandía – for Elementary - and Sra. Marcela Dalmazzo – for Middle School. As far as I am concerned, I am always available to welcome your valuable input and at your service at our office, by e-mail or by phone. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or input.
Lastly, some of you have expressed concern about our Web page and I wanted to let you know that somehow it crashed a couple of months ago and we are still in the process of recovery. The estimated time to go live and functional is mid December. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Qué Tal Spanish Language Program