A few important dates to remember:
– November 4th is voting day! Although the AADL is a voting site, PALMA will NOT be affected. Voting will happen in the basement; PALMA happens upstairs. So no worries, PALMA is NOT canceled, and we’ll see you there! (Also, don’t forget to vote!!)
- The PALMA Picnic will be Saturday, December 6th, from around 3 or 4pm until 10pm. There will be a DJ. There will be dancing. There will be high-fives. There will be friendship. Most of all, there will be so much food, you won’t even know what to do with yourself. The PALMA Picnic is always the best part of the year. It’ll be a new location this semester, making it even more exciting! Keep your eyes peeled for an email about carpooling there!
- You all are rockstars. Thanks for doing what you do every week, twice a week. PALMA is creating real change in our students’ lives!
Contact anyone on the eboard for questions!
Just a quick reminder: PALMA meets only when UM classes are in session. That means during UM breaks, we don’t have tutorials! Since we are currently in the middle of our two-day fall break (aka extra-homework-study-time), we won’t have PALMA tomorrow. We’ll be back in session on Thursday!
PALMA has been wonderful this semester! What a great bunch of tutors. So grateful to everyone’s big hearts and big minds!
As always, contact anyone on the eboard for questions.
Tutorials are beginning again Thursday, 9/11/14! Meet on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library for pairings! Here is a link to a map of where the AADL is.
We are welcoming several new tutors and many returning tutors this semester! It’s going to be one of the best yet. Keep an eye out for photos and more info to come!
It’s September in Ann Arbor. Students swarm the streets, lines at Ulrich’s are endless, professors enter classrooms with syllabi in hand – and, best of all, PALMA starts back up again!
Our mass meeting will be September 9th at the Ann Arbor District Library. That’s a Tuesday. Pairings and regular tutorials will begin the following Thursday, the 11th. The mass meeting is for new and prospective tutors, but everyone, including returning tutors, are welcome to drop by! We’ll just be going over some of the details about PALMA, introducing the eboard, and answering questions.
We’ll try to keep up with posting updates here, on the website, as well as via email. If you’re not on the email list, you can send a message to email@example.com and we’ll get you set up! If you’re on the email list and wish to be removed, same deal.
Un abrazo, y nos vemos pronto!
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Thursday will be our LAST PALMA TUTORIAL OF THE SEMESTER. We said a different date before, so mark this new one in your calendars. After tutorials today, Cristhian and a few tutors were talking, and realized that attendance might be low on the 22nd, since it’s the last day of classes. To make it simpler, we’re going to cancel the 22nd – so Thursday is our last PALMA! Please make sure to let your students know!
If you’re bummed that PALMA’s ending, don’t be! For the first time ever, we’re offering SPRING PALMA from May 8-June 16! It’ll meet from 6-7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays as usual. Cristhian will also be teaching an ELI class (in English) about PALMA, so if any of you are looking for spring credits, that’d be a great class to take!
Either way, we get to celebrate our hard work this semester with the PALMA PICNIC!!! It’ll be April 25th from 5-10pm at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3109 Scio Church Road. Our marvelous and brilliant Audrey Sharp will be organizing a carpool, so keep an eye out for an email from her in the next week! Bring a tupperware, bring an empty stomach, bring your dancing shoes, etc.
That’s all for now. Thank you all so much for the wonderful work you’ve done this semester.
Spring PALMA will start May 6th and will meet until the end of June. If you’re available to tutor in the spring, please email Cristhian Espinoza-Pino
. Cristhian wants to get a good count on who can tutor, so please email him right away!
- PALMA Picnic: April 25th, 5-10pm. Get excited for the best food of your lives! Be on the lookout for emails about rides.
- Last winter PALMA tutorial: Tuesday, April 22.
- Keep PALMA in mind when scheduling for classes for next semester!
As always, email me if you have any questions!
Here are some exciting PALMA updates for the rest of the semester!
1. PALMA Picnic
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start getting ready for the PALMA picnic! The picnic will be on Friday, April 25th from 5-10pm. We’ll be setting up a carpool like we did last semester – so be on the lookout for those emails. Like last semester, the Latin@ community will be providing all food and drinks – no need to bring anything but an empty stomach. Everyone should plan on coming at least for a little bit. We’ll have a real, professional DJ this year, so start practicing your dance moves!
2. Spring PALMA
For this first time this year, PALMA continue during spring semester! This actually makes a lot of sense, since all of the k-12 kids are in school until June. If you’ll be around this spring term, I hope you continue doing PALMA as much as your schedule permits! We need at least 20 tutors to keep PALMA going. It’ll be the same time and place as it is during the year – 6-7:30 at the AADL.
3. Scheduling Fall 2014
As most of you have probably figured out, the LSA course guide is out for next fall! As much joy/despair that might bring you, I hope you consider PALMA in your plans. Obviously, I know that sometimes unavoidable classes fall over a Tuesday or Thursday evening – but try to keep PALMA in mind when you’re scheduling!
If anyone feels super strongly about making a t-shirt this winter, let us know. Otherwise, I think we’re planning on having our t-shirt come out next fall. Artsy people, we would LOVE any designs you have for a cool PALMA shirt! It’s never too early to get started designing!
Alright, that’s all for now! Please contact me with any questions, ideas, or concerns.