Spelling Bee 320 – contest for Grades K to 3

RAINBOW MATH’S “SPELLING BEE 320” (GK-3)
When: May 12, 2013, SUNDAY at 10:00am
Location: Rainbow Math – Afterschool, 39675 Cedar Blvd, Suite 135, Newark, CA 94560
Registration: Free Registration
Registration deadline: May 5, 2013 Sunday
Contest Rules:
There will be two phases for the contest.
Phase I : Written test (25 words)
Phase II: Oral test (6 rounds)
All words for both phases will come from the wordlist 320 provided.
All students will participate in both phases.
Parents will be allowed as spectators only during the Oral round.
Please call: 510 402 6284
or email: [email protected]

First Prize: Kindle ereader
Second Prize: IPod Shuffle
Recognition will be provided for grade level winners

Java for Beginners

Hi, I am planning a Java For Beginners course, if there is an interest in this. If you want to get updates when it is finalized drop me an email at [email protected]

My current thought is to cover these topics:

– Eclipse: create, build, debug Java projects
– Primitive types: int, double, boolean
– Branching: if, else, switch, ternary
– Strings
– Arrays
– Looping: for, while
– Collections: lists, maps, sets
– Defining Classes, Interfaces, Objects
– Exceptions: try, catch
– File I/O: reading, writing files
– Database access

Let me know if you would like to get updates when the course is finalized. Thanks. Asim

oppurtunity for highschool students to serve the community

Hello Neighbours, This is a very good oppurtunity for High school students. It is a wonderful oppurtunity to serve the community and learn many things . Pls respond ASAP as spots will be filled up soon.

Subject : Want to build a home during Summer – June or Aug dates
All – With the overwhelming response from the community, Bay Area residents have built 8 homes from Dec 2011 until Dec 2012 for Tijuana, Mexico residents..
There will be an informational session at San Ramon. Time and place will be sent to you , once you send an RSVP to [email protected]
Regards,

Ajjit Narayanan and Vikram Ganesh ([email protected])

Want to build a complete house for the needy family in Mexico? Want to do it in just 4 days and earn 50 hours of community service? Many students from Dougherty Valley, Mission San Jose High, James Logan, American High, Foot Hill and Lynbrook high schools have already taken part in this opportunity

Here are some links to YouTube videos (5 min each) of past trips :
2011 Winter video: http://youtu.be/_972K3rc3A8
2012 Spring video: http://youtu.be/YxVHa7p50tA
2012 Summer Slideshow: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6aYb_V9mBn4ZjFDc21LQlJpSkU

Here are some write-ups about the trip :
2012 Summer write-up : http://georgeblog.gwheron.com/2012/08/the-rainbow-lamppost-mission/
2011 Winter write-up: http://www.tricityvoice.com/articlefiledisplay.php?issue=2012-02-21&file=story3.txt

Spring Dance Session

Announcing a new Spring Dance Session, starting from week of 22nd March 2013 for 10 weeks. To provide individual attention we keep small group for each session for these classes.
This Bollywood dance program will help kids to improve their motor skill with some cool dance moves. It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get social with their age group beyond class room and learn synchronization and coordination as a team. On top of that they will be more disciplined by listening and following dance directions.
Location is Summer Glen in Dublin, CA and timings are:

  • Junior kids beginner 3 ½ to 6 years – Sunday 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Kids 5 to 8 years – Friday 5pm to 6pm
  • Kids 8 to 12 years- Friday 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Sunday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Adult beginner – Friday 10am to 11am

Each above class will run for 10 weeks for a nominal $120 only. All participants will also get opportunity to perform in an event show.

Enroll soon to reserve your kids spot; you will sure have FUN and love these dance classes.
Just confirm on this post, and don’t forget to send it across to your other friends.
You can always reach me @408-625-7237 or [email protected] to get more information.
See you all soon…
Archana

Visweta Presents “Masala” A fundraiser for Aram Sei

Dear Well Wishers of Aram Sei, Aram Sei is now over a year old. This year,Aram Sei has embarked on a bigger challenge. Our first two projects for 2013 involve providing fundraising support for two organizations located on opposite ends of the world.

Community Health Education Society (CHES) , Chennai, India, is dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned or abandoned children living with HIV. Our goal for this year is to provide funding support for educating over 100 children at CHES.

The Grateful Garment Project , Campbell CA , provides assistance to victims of sexual assault in several California counties including the counties of Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Aram Sei aims to deliver essential supplies that will provide immediate support to over 200 victims of sexual assault.

To help kick start the fundraising activities for 2013, Aram Sei has teamed up with Visweta, Bay Area’s leading South Indian dance troupe to organize a dance production called Masala.

Masala is Visweta’s 3rd annual production and will be held on March 30th, 2013 at the Woodside Performing Arts Center; Woodside CA. Masala will feature exquisite dance performances encompassing a broad range of styles such as classical, folk, contemporary, and hip hop.This dance program, along with all upcoming Aram Seievents,is being made possible by the support provided by Madras Café and Groceries (www.madrascafe.us).

To buy tickets for Masala, please call Bobby (925) 556 0204 or Priya (510) 793 8991 . Ticket prices are only $20. Come join us for 2-hours of non-stop entertainment and support a great cause.
To know more about Aram Sei, visit www.aramsei.org

Home based daycare in sanramon

Hi, I am running a homebased daycare in sanramon. I have kids from 9 months old. I take care of after school kids too. I am located close to quail run elementary.

I currently have 2 spots available,one for a toddler and one after care.

Freshly homemade vegetarian food is served to the kids everyday,along with milk and snacks.Toddlers have a schedule which includes rhymes,story time,painting,puzzles etc.,

For after school,they get homework help and also twice a week hindi class,games,arts and crafts,painting,etc.,

contact me for more details.

Thanks & Regards

Asha  510-205-5975

Desi nanny – what do they do?

Hi, I am having an Indian nanny for the first time and I want to know what all things I can ask her to do? She is going to be here in April and please let me know if you have annnies or had expereinces with them?

Do you give them duties like Laundry, cooking, cleaning in addition to baby sitting? How should I assign jobs to them? Your reply would be greatly appreciated.

-Gaya

Apartment Sub-lease in Pleasanton

We are planning to move to different place.So, current apartment (2 Bed/2Bath -1092 SqFt) is available for sub-leasing. If interested please call 480-213-5092 or email [email protected]

Below are apartment details:

Archstone Hacienda Apartments 5650 Owens Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588.

2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – 1092 SqFt.
Located in the exciting Hacienda Business Park development, Archstone Hacienda Apartments in California is just minutes from great shopping and entertainment, with easy access to the 580 freeway and a 5-minute walk to the BART transportation center. These homes feature ceramic tile entries, high ceilings, built-in computer desks, spacious walk-in closets and in-home washer and dryer. With two hot tubs, two swimming pools, fitness center, community park with BBQ and picnic area and playground, there is always something to do.

For more details please check their website:
http://www.equityapartments.com/california/san-francisco-bay-apartments/pleasanton/archstone-hacienda-apartments.aspx

Shooting Stars Preschool

Shooting stars Preschool is  a home based, licensed Montessori school located in Pleasanton. We have variety of cognitively appropriate programs for children between the ages of 20 months to 6 years of age. We are two teachers for 7 kids now and in addition to introducing the children to numbers, shapes, colors and other developmentally appropriate curriculum , we also feel proud to introduce our children to Art, multi cultural music, yoga and Indian cultural prayers . We also focus on children learning Spanish in a fun and musical way!

We  provide breakfast and  fresh hot vegetarian  lunch for full day children.

For more details , please visit www.shootingstarsschool.com

Free Mind and Meditation Info Session Walnut Creek

Special Wellness Workshop | Tues Mar 12th 7:30pm – 8:30pm

You are invited to experience the simple, yet powerful Breathing techniques taught in this session and a guided a Meditation with an experienced instructor. Meditation helps an individual overcome negative emotions to facilitate a calm, peaceful mind and a healthy, stress-free body. Upon daily practice an individual will blossom into an unshakable personality.

Please note this session is open for people with any or no experience of yoga or breathing exercises or meditation.

Seminar includes:
  • The tendencies of the Mind
  • Sources of Energy
  • The science & secrets of Breath
  • Benefits of Breathing techniques
  • Experience Meditation and more
Ygnacio Valley library Tues Mar 12th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm RSVP : http://secure.artofliving.org/event_details.aspx?event_id=104879

For any questions regarding this contact – Vaishali Patel 510 967 2380

Regards,
Tri-Valley Art of Living team.

Ygnacio Valley Library address:
2661 Oak Grove Road,
Walnut Creek, CA.

Tulip Summer Camp 2013!

Tulip is opening its second location in Dublin. Tulip will be offering Summer Camps & After School Programs.
For more information check:

Few points to note:
1 Summer camps in Dublin area available until August 16th
2 Extended Care Available for Summer Camps $ 50/per week 8:30 am- 9:00 am & 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3 Half Day Camp Options Available only in Dublin Area from 9am – 1:30 pm
Science Half Day Camp – $ 250/week
Fun Half Day Camp – $ 180/week

For questions feel free to contact Sneha @ 408-930-1862 or email to [email protected]

Community Average Scores – New way to measure homeschoolers performance

“Is my child’s performance good enough?” This question continually plagues the parents of homeschooled children including me. Over last few months, I have tried to explore several answers to this questions. I have made my son take chapter tests as well as periodic exams. However, I have found that scores sometimes can vary depending on evaluators. Standardized tests are another way and they can be expensive. Recently, I came across a very cool site and created an online learning account with IntelliSeeds (www.intelliseeds.com). I was intrigued with their concept of community average scores. Essentially, IntelliSeeds has several hundred practice and speed assessments for Math and Logical Reasoning. When my son does his practice, Intelliseeds generates a detailed report and compares my child’s score with a community average across all their user base. I have found this a neat and cost effective way to get a sense of my son’s performance. I can also compare the speed against an average. My son also enjoys it because it feels like he is playing a game.

I thought it might be worthwhile to share this with other parents.

— Nicole

Need pick up and drop off near stoneridge mall

I am looking for someone very reliable who can pick up and drop off my  3 years old son to and from school on Monday and Wednesday. We live in Pleasanton just opposite to stoneridge mall and his school is within 5 miles radius. Please let me know your availability. You can call me at 303-482-0524. I will appreciate if you can provide a car seat of your own. Please contact me ASAP with your rates or have any questions.
Thanks.

Midas Dublin – $19.99 Oil Change and other deals for readers

Tri-Valley-Desi-Midas-Dublin-OIL Coupon
At the Midas and SpeeDee auto repair in Dublin, we now find nearly 30% of my customers are Indian. We are glad that this group understands that Midas of Dublin can save them BIG money over the dealer.
I come from the community so no one will care for your cars or understand your needs as someone who is your neighbor.

And more, here are some special deals:

  • $19.99 Oil Change with Free Tire Rotation
  • 20% off any service, with free shuttle service
  • $20 off any 2 tires; $50 off four tires

We are ideally located in Dublin, very easily approachable from San Ramon and Pleasanton. 6955 Village Parkway, right next to the US Post Office.

Looking for room mate – Mar to May in Pleasanton, CA

Hi, I am looking for two room mates for room sharing for two and half month starting from 3rd March till 17th May,2013.
I have one BHK flat in Eaves community near to Walmart/BART/Kaiser/Oracle. Everything settled in Kitchen. Also I have extra bed for room mates. Apart from that 42′ LCD TV/Internet Connection/PGE/DishTV/Sofa set/ everything is available.
If anyone is interested please call mail me at amitgarg.mca.sun or call me at 206-225-4475 with contact details.
Regards, Amit

Sajda – An offering of unforgettable and timeless classics of Jagjit Singh

After successful and sold out musical shows like Surmai Shaam and Forever Pancham last year, Audigy Systems Inc now presents –
Sajda – An offering of unforgettable and timeless classics of Jagjit Singh.

Join us to be a part of the magical evening and enjoy Jagjit Singh’s evergreen ghazals along with a live band of musicians and remember the maestro through his work and his interpretation of music.

Date: 15th March 2013 (Friday) 8:00 PM
Venue: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/202962379841962/
Tickets available at: https://mycity.sulekha.com/sajda-an-offering-of-unforgettable-and-timeless-classics-of-jagjit-singh_buy_613256
(without service charge)

Or

For tickets/sponsorship or more information call
Sudhir @ (408)802-5128
Annie  @ (650)697-4445

Please spread the word by sharing the event with friends and family.

Please plan on buying the tickets early as we were sold out last time.
Hoping to see you all at the event.

$11 for $22 Worth Food at Favorite Indian Restaurant in San Ramon

Treat your palate to a burst of Indian flavors with this deal. For only $11, enjoy $22 worth of fine Indian food at Favorite Indian Restaurant in any of their four locations: two in Hayward, one in Union City, and one in San Ramon. Sink your teeth into authentic Indian specialties in a comfortable and homey restaurant.

  • 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA, 94583
  • Dine-in only, Limit 10 vouchers purchase per person, subject to one voucher per table visit limitation
  • Limit 1 voucher per table per visit
  • Not valid for drinks
  • Voucher(s) cannot be redeemed until after the deal closes midnight of February 24, 2013

Click here to see the deal.

One Billion Rising – Rise in Dance & Meditation (Dublin, CA)

One Billion women and their loved ones are rising up to stand up to put a stop to violence on women. Join us to mark this historic occasion. Join us to rise in Dance and Meditation. We will dance to the tunes of DJ Love along with a Bollywood Dance Instructor and end with a short meditation.

This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please RSVP at:
http://onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/4vxjp

date & time: Feb 14 (7pm-8pm)

$5 for $10 Worth of Indian Ice Cream at Nirvanaah, Dublin

Nirvanaah! opened on Dublin, CA a while back. Its a premium ice-cream store in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in Indian desserts that are 100% vegetarian and egg-less.

  • Authentic Indian flavors
  • 100% vegetarian
  • No eggs used
  • All natural ingredients

All the ice creams and desserts served at Nirvanaah! are made by Kwality Foods.
For limited time, get $5 for $10 Worth of Indian Ice Cream at Nirvanaah in Dublin (or Sunnyvale, Fremont). You can buy up to 5 vouchers per person. Check out the deal here (and can get another $5 off). Buy by Feb 5 and use by April 30. Deal extended – now closing midnight Feb 8 2013.

Stress Free, Violence Free Society Meeting

Come and join us for an informational session on: “How to build a stress free and violence free society.”

Background: This campaign focuses on creating a stress and violence free society by:

  • Strengthening family values
  • Empowering youth
  • Fostering a feeling of community
  • Building a happier and safer society

Venue: Pleasanton Library
400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Date: February 6, 2013
Time: 7-8 PM
RSVP: http://tiny.cc/ii01rw
Contact: Sridhar (510) 334-7908

Stress Free, Violence Free Society

Home Tutor Needed At Livermore,CA

Looking for a person who can help 2nd grade twin boys to do their school homework, kumon and book reading activity. The family stays near Spring town library in Livermore. The kids have relocated to USA and need some immediate help in their educational activities.

We are looking for someone who can regularly help the kids for minimum 2 — 3 times a week in their studies at their home . If you like to spend few hours during your weekends or weekdays that would be great.

School Students, College Students who are interested to do part time teaching can also apply. Serious enquiries only. write at [email protected]

Hindi movie Race 2 at Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin

Bollywood movie Race 2 is playing at the Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin starting this Friday 01/25. Its an anticipated sequel to 2008 suspense thriller Race featuring mainstream actors and is first major release of the year.
Looks like Regal at the Hacienda Crossings may be trying to see what kind of a response does a Hindi movie elicit in Tri Valley area. This may be an extension of the trend from other Bay Area theatres like Century in Union City and Fremont, AMC Mercado in Santa Clara, UA in Emeryville where the mainstream theaters find good business in showing Bollywood releases. This is apart of Big Cinemas in Fremont that exclusively shows films from different languages in India.
With increasing Indian origin population in the Tri Valley area, perhaps its a good chance for folks to flock there, and demonstrate that indeed there is a market. If this trend continues then, it will be one less drive to Fremont or Union city.

iPhone/iPad Programming For Beginners

Ever wished you could write your own iPhone/iPad app?
The class will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own iPhone/iPad (iOS) apps. Through short lectures and instructor-led hands-on exercises you will learn how to use Objective-C and Xcode to create iOS apps. iOS is the operating system for iPhones and iPads. Objective-C is Apple’s programming language for iOS apps. Xcode is the (free) program from Apple for designing and building iOS apps.

By End of Class
You will have created 3 iPhone apps.
You will know the basics of Objective-C.
You will know how to use Xcode.

What You Will Get
6 hours of hands-on training.
All course material and exercise source code in a zip file.
Certificate of Course Completion.
Wi-Fi and power. Make sure you bring your laptops and power cords.

Course Details
To sign up and for more details: http://iphoneprogramming.eventbrite.com

Course Info
Topic: iPhone/iPad Programming For Beginners
Date: Sat 01/26/2013
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Hyatt Place, 4950 Hacienda Drive, Dublin, CA
Prerequisites: No programming background required

About the Instructor
Asim Jalis is a software engineer who has worked at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other companies for over 12 years. He wrote his first iPhone app in 2008. Asim has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Comments From Previous Students
“The teacher is wonderful and I’m learning so much, and having fun learning. Highly recommended!”—DB, San Francisco
“Thanks for a great class. I enjoyed the class and really like your teaching style. I’m looking forward to your future classes.”—BS, San Francisco
“Hands on programming throughout the class helped understand subject better.”—SS, San Francisco

What to Bring
Apple MacBook with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion and power-cord.
Xcode 4.5 installed.
To install Xcode click here and follow the steps.

Prerequisites
No programming background required.

Course Outline
Xcode
Designing user interface in Xcode.
Connecting user interface to Objective-C code.

Objective-C
Data types: numbers, booleans, strings, arrays, dictionaries.
Branching and loops: if, else if, else, for, while.
Creating and using objects.

Building Your First App
Creating an app from scratch.
Testing app in iPhone simulator.
Adding icons and making app look gorgeous.

Looking for Weekend Nanny

Hi,

I am looking for a nanny on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for my 2 year old daughter. I need help with bathing her, feeding her, engaging/playing with her when she is awake, help put her to sleep when she wants to nap, and if she is asleep then help with light housework such as dishes, laundry, etc.

Thanks.

Kids Paradise Daycare near Dougherty library

HI Parents, Kids Paradise home day care in San Ramon is now open for your Infant above 12 month old
– safe, secure home day care away from your own home where your child can learn, play and grow.

We have designed a nurturing, creative world for Children to help their minds and bodies develop.

  • Have Completed 40 units in ECE (Early Childhood Education)
  • 10 years experience with pre-school age children (Infant-5 years)
  • First Aid and CPR certified and TB test clearance
  • Safe, nurturing, and educationally stimulating home environment ,I will provide home cooked healthy meals.
  • Nearby DVC San Ramon campus .
  • And lower rates

Facility license number 73406362
Kids Paradise Daycare near Dougherty library! Bollinger/East Branch pkwy

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