Wednesday, December 4, 2013

School as usual today!

We plan on having class as usual tonight. Neighborhood House always follows St. Paul Public Schools closings. To find out if we are closing in the future, you can go to WCCO's School Closing website, here . Thanks! Enjoy the snow and drive carefully.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Remember to set your clocks back!

"Daylight Saving Time (abbreviated DST) is a system in which clocks are set forward in order to have more daylight in the evenings (and less in the morning). This system is used to conserve energy since the use of electrical lights is decreased in the evening.
In DST, clocks are set forward one hour in early spring and they are set back one hour in autumn. One easy way to remember which way to set your clocks is, "Spring forward, fall back."
An idea similar to Daylight Saving Time was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, when he urged residents of Paris, France, to get up earlier in the morning in order to save evening candle use (at the time, Franklin was the USA's first ambassador to France); his proposal did not involve changing the setting of clocks. In 1907, William Willet proposed the ideas of changing clocks for DST to the British, but his idea was rejected.
The first countries to adopt DST were Germany and the UK, who began using it in 1916 (during World War I). In 1918, the USA adopted new time zones (to help synchronize railroad schedules) and began using DST. Today, most of North America and Europe (and parts of Australia and South America) use DST.
In the USA, DST begins on the second Sunday in March at 2AM (2AM suddenly becomes 3AM) -- DST ends on the first Sunday in November at 2AM (2AM suddenly becomes 1AM). Also, in the U.S., DST is NOT observed in Hawaii and Arizona."

Friday, October 11, 2013

No Class October 17th and 18th

Students, volunteers and teachers!
There will be no class on Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th. The building will be open but there will be no English, GED, Computer, or Citizenship Classes. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Home of the Brave

This week we are reading Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate in our summer book club.  The words "home of the brave" come from the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."  Post a link to your favorite rendition here!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

August Workshops

The last day of class is August 8th and then there is a 3 week break before classes start September 3rd.

"But teacher, I don't want to stop coming to class. I want to learn!"

Great! We have workshops during break that are each only 1 week. Here is the schedule:

11:00am-2:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

August 12-15:  Computer Lab OR English Conversation

August 19-22: Advanced Math OR Book Club

August 26-29: Writer's Workshop OR Citizenship

6:00pm-8:30pm Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

August 19-22: Citizenship

Call Allie Riley 651.789.2509 to register.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer is Finally Here!

What are some of your favorite things to do in the summertime? 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Break

No classes March 25th-29th. Classes begin again on April 1st.

Spring is coming! What are some things that you like to do when it is warm outside? Leave a comment below!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No Class!

There are no classes on Monday Feb. 18th in honor of President's Day!

Can you name all 44 of the US Presidents?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Class!

Don't forget! No classes on Monday January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Click on this video to learn more.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year's Celebrations

We celebrate the new year on January 1.  We have many traditions for the new year.

Some people wear funny glasses and drink champagne.

Some people watch a special ball drop in New York City.
 Some people decide to change their lives- this is called a New Year's resolution.

How do you celebrate the new year?  Click "comments" below to answer.



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