Meet our volunteers - Karina Kalinowska
Where are you and your family from?
Poland and Canada.
What languages can you speak?
Polish, English, German, Russian.
What brings you to Warsaw and have you lived in other countries previously?
I was born in Warsaw. I lived in Libya as a child and used to travel a lot for work to Germany, Austria, Russia and Ukraine.
Please introduce us to your children that go to TBS.
Maja is a carbon copy of me. She is a proud member of Blueberries and loves going to School... even on the weekend. Her "hobby" is dancing, favorite animal- cat, favorite book- Copy Cat. She speaks Polish and English equally well.
Any other children not currently enrolled in school?
Aleksander is carbon copy of my Husband. He goes to Bilingual School to polish his Polish. He loves police cars and playing chess with his Dad.
No pets. For now kids are enough.
Why did you get involved in the PTA?
I thought it would be nice opportunity to help School Community. I also live very close to Dąbrowskiego.
Best thing about volunteering with the PTA?
Talking to wonderful people who ended up in Warsaw.
What would you say to somebody thinking about volunteering for the PTA?
Make sure you mean it.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your family in Warsaw?
Family round of golf with my Husband and Son (Maja is too little to be allowed on the Golf Course).
Going with my Kids their favorite restaurant and looking at them eat without complaining.
Favorite place (restaurant) in Warsaw?
Der Elefant for dates with my Husband or Mielżyński at Czerska Street.
Can you tell us a joke?
A lawyer is sitting at the desk in his new office. He hears someone coming to the door. To impress his first potential client, he picks up the phone as the door opens and says, "I demand one million and not a penny less." As he hangs up, the man now standing in his office says, "I'm here to hook up your phone."
What is one thing that people might be surprised to learn about you?
I'm a lawyer.