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The St. Paul Link, September 2, 2015

st-paulI have the privilege of observing all the students throughout the school day. As principal of the school, one of my favorite duties is to help load the buses at the end of the day. The students are usually all abuzz with whatever exciting thing happened in class or with whatever their afterschool plans might be. They wait respectfully and talk with those around them, including me. What really endears the students to me is when I witness an older student helping a younger student with their book bag or holding their hand so the little one gets on the correct bus. These little acts of kindness are living witness to Christ among us.

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Around the Table Family Dinner Project at Parkview Elementary School

Anne-WodetzkiParkview Elementary School is pleased to announce that this fall they will be partnering with EMPOWER Porter County to host a series of family dinners for Kindergarten and third grade families. Families are invited to join in an evening of food, fun and conversation about things that matter. The Parkview staff was intrigued with the research from Columbia University that linked family dinners to a healthier happier child. According to Anne Fishel PhD, “Dinner conversation is the richest, most powerful language experience of your child’s life. Just for starters, researchers have found that talking to children during dinner is even better than reading to them as a way to boost their vocabulary. Even more importantly, the stories told around the table may be the best way to build a sense of resilience and foster optimism in your children.”

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Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School Accepting New Cases

rot1The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, which provides free legal representation to individuals with limited income, is now accepting new cases.

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New Purdue University Buoy to Give More Real-Time Info on Nearshore Lake Michigan Conditions

purdue-hook-buoyA project involving Purdue University led to the launch of a Lake Michigan nearshore buoy that will provide boaters and beachgoers with more real-time data on lake conditions.

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PTSC Weekly Update: Being Prepared for What Northwest Indiana Has to Offer Year Round

porter-township-schools-logoWeather is tricky no matter where you live, and Northwest Indiana is no exception. Fog, flooding rains, quickly changing temperatures, snow, sleet, ice, blowing and drifting snow, and extreme cold temperatures/wind-chills are all anticipated conditions at some point during the school year.As part of this, we carry extra layers of clothing, cover exposed skin, keep blankets and shovels in the car, drive slowly, and most of all look forward to the days when we don't have to worry about the weather (or is that just me every morning?).

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Purdue North Central Welcomes New Faculty Members

PNCPurdue University North Central welcomes its new full-time faculty members for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. They are:

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Valpo’s Honors College Announces 2015–2016 Symposium Speakers

rot1Valparaiso University’s Christ College — The Honors College presents its annual symposium, featuring distinguished speakers and vibrant discussions on this year’s theme: “What is Justice?”

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