Monthly Newsletter February 2011www.amsoc.com.br
The Carnaval Issue
Does it really always haveto be the Sambodromo? What areother traditions of celebratingCarnaval in Brazil?
Summer is... there!
What are the options for sending your kids to US summer school programs?
Fancy somethingdifferent for Carnaval this year?Melissa Harkin explores theoption of visiting Santa Barbara.
Carnaval getawayCarnaval crowds
Read Sue Sileci’ssuggestion of enjoying Carnavalthe correct way: right in themiddle of it.
Cocktail Party in Itaim Feb. 4th
The American Society of São Paulo promotes friendship by organizingsocial, cultural and athletic events for its diverse membership; encouragesintegration with the Brazilian society;and supports the American traditionsof education, philanthropy andvolunteerism.
The Carnaval Issue
Please join us for cocktails on Fridayevening, February 4th, from 7-9pm at
Bento Boteco in Itaim. This eventis open to members and non-members.We want to see you! New Members,members who were traveling over theholidays, and anyone who might be upfor a little celebration-- join us!Let’s start the new year off in
Paulo with a toast to AMSOC and it’scontinued success!
Bento Boteco is located on RuaLeopoldo Couto Magalhaes Jr. 474 in Itaim.Time: 7pm - 9pmDate: February 4, 2011.
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Little League sign-ups Feb. 5
Hey parents, and kids! It is time for Little League! Now I know for some of you that the term “Little League” impliesyoung kids, usually boys, and baseball; plus teams, practices and frequent travel,and at times overexcited parents. Well herein São Paulo, Little League is different,and generally is much more laid back (…are you surprised? You’re in Brazil!). Our Little League, sponsored and organized by the American Society, typically offerssoccer, softball, basketball, tennis, and of course baseball.The activities are held on Saturdaymornings at either Graded or Chapel
Schools, depending upon which eld is
available for us. We conduct two sessions,one from 9:00-10:30 and the second from10:30-12:00. The schedule of exact timesand places for your child’s activities will be provide at sign-ups or you can see itat the American Society web site. Thereare no practice sessions outside of thestandard Saturday morning time.
What can you expect? Well, rst of
all we hope it is fun. Kids enjoying thegames, open space, running, yelling – you know, kid’s stuff. We also hope toadd a healthy dose of skill by focusing
on fundamentals; like, rst base is that
way, go there when you hit the ball.Also important and expected in LittleLeague are teamwork and, of course,sportsmanship. We have games amongstour own players, but currently do not play other groups or teams outside of our organization.We typically have over 100 enthusiastic boys and girls participating. Each
Saturday morning you will nd
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