Monthly Newsletter March 2011www.amsoc.com.br
The Parenting Issue
Barbies and Brigadeiro
Been invited to your
rst Brazilian children’s birthdayparty and don’t know what toexpect? Brace yourself!
Surprised by seeingkids run around a restaurant at10pm? Read one parent’s viewon adapting her kids schedule.
A personal account of growing up in both the US andBrazil. What do you say if peopleask you where you are from?
Volunteer Day April 9th
The American Society of São Paulopromotes 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 Parenting Issue
How do you create the perfect Saturdayin São Paulo? On April 9th, come spenda few hours playing games, swimming,cooking out, and sharing quality time withsome of São Paulo’s most underprivilegedchildren at the Second Annual Volunteer Day at the U.S. Consulate.The Community Action Committee(CAC) of the American Society islooking for volunteers of all ages to makethis year’s Volunteer Day a success. You can choose to participate in theactivity you like the most: tennis, soccer,swimming, playing games, face painting,crafts, cooking lunch, etc. Families canparticipate together, and kids are welcometo come and help.The children who will come to playon Volunteer Day do not have accessto safe, green space to run around, or clean swimming pools to cool off onthese hot summer days. The joy theyreceive from getting exercise outdoorsin a safe environment with their friendsis priceless. They will have a chance torelax and let down their guard for a while,and you as a volunteer can help give themthat important down time that they need.If you have been thinking about howyou can become more involved in your local community here in São Paulo, youare like most of us. We all want to doour part to make a positive impact duringour time in Brazil. Finding our nicheand reaching a bit beyond our everydayroutines can be challenging. DuringVolunteer Day, we will have informationon the ten locations where the AmericanSociety is doing non-prot work, andmost importantly how you can becomeinvolved.You can sign up for Volunteer Dayshifts from 10:30-1:30 and from 1:00-4:00by contacting the CAC’s new Volunteer Coordinator Guadalupe Alas (phone andemail here). We also need donations of snacks, drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs, andbaked goods, or you can sponsor lunchfor a child for just R$10.Thank you in advance for your involvement. We are looking forward tofabulous day!
St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour
Come join fellow Amsocmembers and friends for an eveningof music and fun to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day.When: Thursday, March 17thWhere: All Black Irish Pub - RuaOscar Freire, 163, JardinsGet there before 8:00 p.m. andenjoy the Amsoc special R$ 25,00cover charge (regular price that nightwill be R$ 35,00 for women and R$60,00 for men) which includes awelcome drink, the music of 3 Irishbands and plenty of fun!
Save the dateSave the date
Upcoming AmSoc events
Mach 17th - St. Patcks Happy HouAp 17th - Easte Paty o cheMay 5th - 2011 Aua Geea MeetgMay 14th - AMSOC Team Tes TouametJuy 2 - 4th o Juy ceebato
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