A copy of a Russian STARTALK Academy DVD Memories will be provided to each STARTALK student at his/her home school. Opportunities to extend Russian language and culture learning after STARTALK abound. Below, please find a 2016-17 Tutor List. You may arrange for private or small group lessons by contacting one of the Tutors. In addition, we will e-mail parents information in August about upcoming after-school STARTALK Post-Sessions to be held during the regular school year.
Russian Field Trip next Tuesday, July 19th here at Providence Elementary School 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM Parent pick up only for Russian students that day
Students have received their tee shirts to wear next Tuesday for the Russian Field Trip. We are not leaving Providence; instead Russia is coming to us! Russian speakers from the heritage community will join us for a catered luncheon of Russian food. Dressed in native costumes, they will perform folkloric dance and songs. Students will have an opportunity to join in the fun, dancing, playing instruments and speaking Russian with our visitors.
Мы рады новым русским друзьям!
Ms. Christine Lee, a college student from Yorktown, visited the STARTALK classrooms today to talk about her experience studying abroad in China as part of the NSLI-Y program. NSLI-Y provides high school students with an opportunity to stay with a family and study a critical language in an immersive setting for a summer or school year, all expenses paid. Countries include Russia, China, Korea, Jordan, and Morocco. For more information: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/
Students MUST wear the tee shirt on the field trip. The tee shirt may be worn at any time as long as it is clean for the day of the field trip!
Join us for an orientation to this year's STARTALK Program at Providence!
Meet the teachers and tour the facility
Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Parents and siblings welcome
Online applications were sent in early May to last summer's Russian STARTALK participants via Google Form. Notifications will be sent via e-mail by June 1st. Ms. Yuzhbabenko will instruct the Advanced class of rising sixth grade students returning to the program. Ms. Burnley will join Ms. Marshall from last year to teach two classes of Elementary Russian to rising fifth grade students from across the school division. All levels will enjoy enrichment classes also taught in Russian: traditional art taught by Ms. Sirris and folkloric dance taught by Ms. Schwarz. Plans are being made for the new advanced curriculum focusing on geography and travel: All Aboard! A Trip to Russia
2015 was the first year of the Virginia Beach STARTALK Summer Elementary Russian Academy at Christopher Farms Elementary School. With two teachers and two classes of 15 students each, the program captured the hearts of students and parents. At the STARTALK Fall Conference in Orlando, FL Ms. Yuzhbabenko presented two sessions of immersive teaching to a packed crowd. Due to the success of the 2015 program, Post-Sessions are planned for winter 2016. An advanced course for returning rising 6th grade students will be added for the 2016 Virginia Beach STARTALK Summer Academies.
Ms. Jennifer N. Carson