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Tu Xuong Parent Group - 01/04/16

Community partner visits, the Ao Dai ladies, last weekend and the next...


Community partners visits


Next week on Monday and Tuesday, a group of parents will visit PDV and Thien Phuoc orphanage to deliver their wish list. 


For ARC, the animals can’t be visited however they still do need help and several options are possible like financially fostering a dog that has no hope of being adopted. 


Ms Clover our BIS community project manager has provided the following information regarding fostering a dog.  


At the moment ARC has two dogs who have been there for a long time:



  • Willard - larger size dog, old and sick, we do not know where he came from.

  • Jojo - Looks like a Shih Tzu and Pekinese mix, abandoned because he is old and weak.     


It would be fantastic if the parent group could sponsor one of these dogs which would pay for food and any medical treatment they need in the future.  Koto from ARC would send a photo of the dogs monthly to keep us updated.  There is not a specific amount that the dogs need, however much is donated will go to the dogs  until all is used.


Please check our community partners' websites to find out more about their work:



Again thank you for your generosity during the school fête.  There will be a summary of the visits in the next newsletter.


The Ao Dai Ladies (and Alex)


27 parents joined Wednesday’s lunch at The Long. With a typical sense of Italian hospitality, Chef Giovani and his team welcomed the group. Chef Giovani had designed a special menu, which allowed everyone to have a taste of fine Italian cuisine but also some Asian dishes; salads with artichoke, parmesan cheese, fresh mozzarella, penne pasta, pizza, pork skewer, soft rice paper rolls and delicious "gelato". 


TX ladies were very elegant wearing their Ao Dai. It was a first for some of the parents and they really enjoyed the experience. It was colourful; pink, orange, green, yellow, blue and even glitters.  Chef Giovani, who was asked to choose the best Ao Dai, had a hard time to make a decision, but it was finally Wendy with a red and white Ao Dai who won the first prize.  Congratulations to her!  She will enjoy 5 skin treatments at Thea Clinic (http://thea-clinic.com).  However, our sponsor was very generous as everyone else also received a voucher for Thea Clinic.  We would like to thank Ms Nguyen Bich Ngoc for it! 


To conclude the lunch, Chef Giovani had one more gift for us, a 90 minute massage at the spa from The Reverie Hotel (http://www.thereveriesaigon.com/the-spa).  A lucky draw was organized and our lucky Mum who will enjoy the massage is Duyen. Congratulations to her!


I have one more thank you to add  for the beautiful flowers I received, I was very touched.


The next parent gathering is…next Wednesday April, 6th.  Usually we let 2 to 3 weeks between 2 events, however Thea Clinic’s manager, Ms Ngoc is kindly inviting us to a, "morning tea and skin treatment".  For all the details, information and registration form, click on the link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KdK2DKyb-C7u8KCHJ5Pts0MKeNo0zA8yoyyhlXNnyWE/viewform


RSVP before Monday 4th April at 5pm so Ms Ngoc can prepare for the number of attendees. 


 



Parent Group by Slidely Photo Gallery



Last weekend, thanks to our Indian community, some parents took part into the Holi celebration. They enjoyed this special festival. Here are a few pictures from the event.



What’s going on in the city?


Introducing this new section of "parent group", we kindly encourage you to share information regarding events going on around the city.  This section is yours.  You can send the information to, tx.ptg.bis@gmail.com and we will post it here.



Have a lovely weekend,


Anne on behalf of the parent group.

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