Ice Cream Social: Title VII Indian Education
By Roy Cook
The Native American
Leadership Program of the San Diego Indian Center and SCAIR cosponsor
with the Title VII Indian Education Program held the Annual End of the
Year Ice Cream Party on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, San Diego Unified School
District, SDUSD, Indian Education Culture Arts Program, Oak Park School,
2606 54th St.
The basic principles of Family Night involve everyone together. Additional activities such as walking or hiking, playing board games, working together in the yard, being involved in community service projects, visiting relatives together. When a family decides on Family Night, each member commits to making it work. That means we have to say "no" to conflicts. Teenage kids need to have the night off from work and school activities. Moms and dads need to say no to work projects, phone conversations, and athletic events. Athletic teams understand that practices would have to not conflict and if it means that someone doesn't make the team, and then the choice is made for family. This is one of the hardest parts of a family night program, but it is essential. All the board games were distributed to all the families to take home to start their Family Night this summer.
Organized by SDUSD Indian Education Community Liaison Vickie Gambala. With the cooperation and support of the Native American Leadership program of the San Diego Indian Center and SCAIR, Southern California American Indian Resource center have enabled the Indian Education program to deliver the culture program and selected special events like this ice cream social.
Vickie Gambala gave a brief report on the summer program that will be provided for the all the students in the program. A reading and math program will be available for the students in grades K-5th grade at the SCAIR Learning Center in San Diego, and a powwow dance program will be provided to all the students who want to learn how to dance. Material and instructions will also be provided to the students for their parents to make. More information will follow very shortly by mail or E-mail. Please call the SCAIR office 619-445-9236 or the Indian Education program 858-627-7362 or the Indian Human Resource Center 619-281-5964 with your E-mail address for more information.