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A Publication of the Armenian Sisters’ Academy

January 2013

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A Publication of the Armenian Sisters Academy

February 2013

WARTANANK Wartananki 3i,adagov;ivnu poloris hamar badyh a-i; g\un/a3e norocylov yv z0raxnylov myr havadku5 za3n ka6 ]ov;yamp ’oqanxylov myr zavagnyrovn yv ,r]abadin1 Myr naqaha3ryru irynx Aryan cnow bahyxin5 ba,dbanyxin yv myzi avant ;o.ovxin Krisdoneagan Sovrp gr0nu5 a3=m myr srpazan bardaganov;ivnn e5 a3s =aancov;ivnu bahbanyl5 joqaxnyl yv avyli lovsa,o. 3an2nyl nor syrovntnyrovn1

MY? BAHK Povn parygyntanow gu sgsi My/ Bahk5 or gu ,arovnagovi ka-asovn yv yrgov 0ryr gam wyx ,apa;nyr5 yrp gu sgsi Avac <apa; yv orov avardin gu d0nynk Krisdoneov;yan amynamy/ d0nu a3sinkn Zadigu5 gam Krisdosi #arov;yan d0nu1 Ka-asnortax My/ Bahku ivra3adovg ,r]an mun e a.0;ki5 aba,qarov;yan5 /oma6 bahov;yan yv parycor/ov;yan1 M0dynank Asdov/o3` z.]axial hociow ov ortiagan wsdahov;yamp1 Ka-asovn 0ryrov a3s ov.yvorov;ivnu myr gyankin paryrar meg hancrovann e or g4a-a]norte myzi tebi nor gyank5 tebi Krisdosi #arov;ivnu1 A3s a-;iv /racra/ ynk My/ Bahki tramahavac gadaryl5 orovn haso3;u bidi 0cne Da,iri Gytronin5 or gu hoca3 [kavor Ha3 manovgnyrovn1 So3n gytronu Anarad #.ov;yan Ha3 Ko3ryrov qnamkin 3an2nova/ e1 Gu qntrynk 2yzme m.yl 2yr zavagnyru tebi parycor/ov;yan1 Ka]alyryl zirynk orbeszi ysagytron [4ullan a3l mda/yn nayv ovri,nyru yv sorwin pa=in hanyl irynx ovnyxa/nyren ovri,nyrovn1 K7L7


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Havadki Badyrazm

4286in gor/anovylow ha3 Ar,agovninyrov ;acavorov;ivnu5 Ha3asdan wyra/ovyxav

Barsgagan Marzbanov;yan1 Sasanyan #azgyrd ;acavoru ir a,qarhagalov;yan untar2agman yv z0raxman hamar g\ovzer Krisdonya3 traxi yrgirnyru yv 3adgabes Ha3asdanu ir i,qanov;yan dag a-nyl1 Ovrymn poloru bedk er miagr0n5 graga6 ba,d ta-na3in5 orbeszi tivrin ullar ga-awarylu1 Ha3ryni a,qarhu harxagani dag er1 Ha3 =o.owovrti co3adyvovmin gu sba-nar zrata,daganov;yan my/ wdanku5 ha3 m,ago3;u yv 3adgabes ygy.yxagan hocyvor m,ago3;u tar2a/ ein anabahow1 Linyl ;e [linyl1 Ovrana|l havadku ;e` nahadagovil wasn ha3rynyax ‘rgov;yan1 4516;7Avara3ri jagadamard1 #anovn krisdoneov;yan5 3anovn co3adyvovmi wuj6 -agamov;yan yv havadki z0rov;yan5 Wartan yv ir ka]arinyru5 ygy.yxin yv ampo.] =o.owovrtu tem ylan ;,namiin Avara3ri ta,din me]5 D.movd cydi a’in51036 naha6 dagnyrov yv ka]n Wartani arivnow o.o.ovyxan Avara3rn ov D.movdu1 Meg 0r dyvo. badyrazmu wyr] cdav parparosnyrov yv ‘i.yrov wa3racov;yan 3a.;anagowu5 saga3n ha3 =o.owovrtu grxav krisdoneov;yan qa[u par2raxnyl ov badmov;yan dal ha6 vadki ango-n[yli 3a.;anagu1

Wartananxi badcamu wa- bahynk myr srdin me]1 ga-[a/ mnank myr gr0nkin5 ha3 ygy.yxvo3 yv ha3 cirkin1 #avyr= anmah Wartani hocin myr polorin hyd1

Mar0 Cov3ovmjyan


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Lent is a season of turning to God in simplicity and sincerity as we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter. Our hearts feel heavy as we remember our sins, but we are also confident in God’s mercy and forgiveness.

The three great Lenten practices are prayer, fasting and almsgiving (almsgiving means giving money or other help to the needy). performing these three works will help us to keep Lent as a holy season. Let’s be open to God’s kindness as we promise to pray with more love, avoid treats and collect our coins to give to the less fortunate than ourselves.

LENTEN PROJECT In order to instill in our students the spirit of giving and reaching out people in need, each year, during Lent, our school chooses a charity to which students can make contributions. This year, we have chosen the center in Dashir which serves the needy Armenian children. The Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception are in charge of the center.


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Opening Minds and Hearts for Children

Saturday, February 2, 2013, ASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers attended a seminar called Opening Minds and Hearts for Children presented by Appelbaum Training Institute. The seminar was designed to provide strategies to those who work with children. Some of the seminars objectives were: Implementing strategies to manage stress before it overwhelms you; implementing new creative and fun ideas for dramatic play; and implementing strategies for toddlers and preschoolers, who constantly cry, tattle, bite, and inflict self-injury. Some symptoms of stress (for teachers) include: Exhaustion; being overly emotional; unable to concentrate; unable to make decisions; loss of sense of humor; not able to cope; overeating or lack of appetite; and increased caffeine consumption. Some de-stressing techniques presented: Changing the way you think about situations; one can only change them self and how they look at things; ask for help, even when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at work; talk positively; have a visual support system; and have classroom strategies to prevent problems before they happen. Dramatic play provides toddlers and preschoolers the capability to attempt on new roles from the real world. It helps them to develop intellectually. (Benson, 2004) Some ways how dramatic play can help toddlers and preschoolers develop: Cognitive, physical, creativity, emotional, and social.


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preschoolers; gift wrapping for preschoolers; picnic for toddlers and preschoolers; and clean-up fun for toddlers and preschoolers. Toddlers and preschoolers tend to cry for attention; frustration; hunger; when they are tired; and when they have physical pain. One should always check for physical pain and provide support whenever needed. Furthermore, preschoolers need to be taught the difference between tattling and reporting. Some strategies include: Using a tattle walkie talkie; tattle box; talk instead of tattling; and tell the president. Self abuse is a serious problem amongst children as young as toddlers and preschoolers. Some ways to handle self-injury in toddlers and preschoolers: Finding the triggers; teaching alternatives; giving communication skills; being a good listener; taking the time to connect; and referring to the child for help if appropriate. (Bowman & Randall) Overall, the seminar was informative, full of abundant techniques for caregivers and teachers. We learned what strategies to implement to manage stress; how to apply new creative and fun ideas for dramatic play; and how to put into practice strategies for toddlers and preschoolers, who constantly cry, tattle, bite, and inflict self-injury. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~ Aristotle~Mrs.

KAHAM Games This year marks the 29th Annual Kaham Games. The games opened with a chess tournament, in which our own 1A student Kirk Ghazarian won 2nd place in the highest level of competition. As the chess tournament came to a close, the referees' whistles started to blow in the basketball courts and soccer fields. For the first time, our school has formed a soccer team! And, as always, ASA formed many basketball teams to represent us in the KAHAM games. So come on down and support us!

Garen Kejejian


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Yrgrort Y-amsyag My/ gar0dow sbasyxink wyramovdu5 ange ydk avyli qantawa- yv ki[ mun al my/xa/` Ga.antn ov nor Darin1 Aha nor darovan a-a]in amisn al anxav yv ovsovmnagan dary,r]ani 2rt y-amsyagin a-a]in amisu5 a,agyrdnyru irynx a,qadanki artivnken coh gam t=coh gu ,arovnagyn irynx jampan min[yv hasnin 2013i dary,r]ani wyr]avorov;yan5 irynx cidyliknyru grgnabadgylow5 lovsapanovylow gam polorowin nor cidyliknyr avylxnylow irynx ovsman wra31 Tivrin [e a3s0rovan a,agyrdu gr;yl gam sorwyxnyl a3n in[ or gu cor/a/ovein anxya6 lin orowhydyv g\abrink tar mu5 ovr 0ragan norov;ivnnyr gan5 oronk gu cravyn yry6 qanyrovn gam badaninyrovn hydakrkrov;ivnu gu t=ovarana3 soworagan 2yvow tasa6 vantov;ivnu1 Orbes darinyrov ovsovx[ovhi g\ovzym ,norhagalov;ivn 3a3dnyl tbroxi dn0renov;yan yv polor anonx oronk irynx niv;agan yv paro3agan a]agxov;ivnu [qna3yxin tbroxs 0=dylov SmartBoard cradaqdagnyrow5 oronk badja- tar2an tivraxnylov sor6 wiln ov sorwyxnylu1 Ovrymn polor a,agyrdnyrovn gu ma.;ynk hyzasah dary,r]an mu min[yv ar2agovrt1

Mari :iv;ylyan

Thank you Drs.Semon and Tzovinar Kouchkaerian for donating four new books by Fera Zefa Akyan for our studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; use.


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3rd Grade Trip to California Science Center On Monday January 22, the third grade class visited the California Science Center. They had the chance to explore the Eco-systems exhibit. The students were able to experience a flash food in the desert, Ice in the Arctic, as well as visit the ocean floor and many other fabulous things. According to the students, the best part of the trip was being able to get a close look at the space shuttle "The Endeavour" the Third grade class and parents had a great time! We would like to recommend that you visit the West Coast's largest hands-on museum.

Carolina Chavez

Workshop On Friday January 25, our teachers had a wonderful workshop. Nancy Witt from the Glendale Unified School district came to share her knowledge about the New Common Core Standards that will be implemented in our school in 2013. She shared an abundance of resources to which that our teachers can refer in order to help implement these standards.

Carolina Chavez


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IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE We need your cooperation to insure incident free dismissal time. We ask parents to be more cautious at dismissal time while driving towards the exit to avoid accidents. Please pay attention to students crossing the driveway to get to the basketball court for after school sports. Keeping in mind the safety of our students and parents. Pay attention and drive slowly. Thank you for your attention and cooperation in this matter. On January 23, 2013 the eighth grade class attended Glendale City Hall to accept certificates for giving back to the community and volunteering at the homeless shelter. It was a very educational experience for them, and they would love to do it again.

Talina Gharibian - 8th grade

Հայկական բաժանմունքի հանդիպում Յունուար 25, 2013ին հայ քոյրերու Վարժարանի հայկական բաժանմունքի ուսուցչուհիները հանդիպում մը ունեցան յառաջիկայ ծրագիրներու քննարկման օրակարգով: Անոնք քննարկեցին հայկական լեզուի եւ հայոց պատմութեան հանդէպ աշակերտութեան մօտ դրական եւ բացասական կէտերը, ապա մշակեցին յառաջիկայ ծրագիրները: երկու ժամ տեւողութեամբ ժողովին հայերէն լեզուի ուսուցիչները շինիչ որոշումներ առին ի նպաստ հայ աշակերտին եւ հայ դպրոցի յառաջընթացին:

Lինտա Գանտիլեան


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CONGRATULATIONS To Mr. & Mrs. Boynerian on the birth of their daughter, Pelani. Mr. & Mrs. Baghdassarian on the birth of their daughter, Tsoline . Mr. & Mrs Margarian on the birth of their daughter, Emily. May the lord bless the new babies and their families.

SCHOOL DRESS CODE

We ask parents to help their children to follow the school rule regarding uniform. Students should be responsible to remember the dress code for regular days and physical education classes. On rainy days, students should not wear a PE uniform.

ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBERS AND E_MAIL CHANGES Please notify the office immediately of any changes in address, phone number and e-mail. It is very important that we keep this information updated in our files in case of emergency.

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Dentists Dr. Hovsep Koushkerian, Dr. Lucine Haleblian and Dr. Rita Gharamanians for volunteering to participate in the Health Screening. May the Lord reward your good deeds hundredfold.

Mr. & Mrs Mikaelian on the death of Tamarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved father. Mr. & Mrs. Kejejian on the death of Khajikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved father. Mr. & Mrs Demirdjian on the death of Susan's beloved mother. May God rest their souls in peace and grant their families consolation.

Parents who are interested in enrolling their child in day care, Preschool and Kindergarten may call the school office and request an application package . The application must be sent back to the office with the required information and the registration fee.

December2013 February 2011


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Lockdown Drill Successful at Armenian Sisters Academy At 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Sister Lucia made the announcement over the intercom system. “May I have your attention please, we are going into a lockdown.” Please remain in the room you are in. If you are outside, please go to the nearest room. All doors must be closed and locked. Teachers, staff and administration were trained extensively and it was time to put the training to test. Teachers were informed the day before that the drill was going to take place, but didn’t know what time. During the drill the hallways were empty. Sister Lucia and Mrs. Armine knocked on the doors of a few classrooms but no answer until the ALL CLEAR announcement was made. By implementing and practicing a lockdown procedure we are better prepared for a crises situation. We hope that we never have to implement any of our disaster plans, but it is necessary that we do have them in place. If a real lockdown occurs, parents will be guided to Holy Redeemer where we have made special arrangements in case we need to evacuate the school. Under a “lockdown” all school activities will stop, and the focus becomes 100% student safety until the allclear sign is given. Updates and/or notifications will be sent to parents via SchoolReach system. Overall the administration was content and declared the lockdown a success. Students in all grades took the drill seriously.

Mrs. Armine Sherikian


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