SSSG Notes December 13, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

We hope you have a fantastic holiday-full of joy and peace.

The first group class back is on Saturday, January 12.  
Private classes finish the week of December 16 & commence again the week of January 7.

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

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Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?
  • We have cards from Loblaws that will work at any Loblaws store. This includes No Frills, Zehrs, and Superstore to name a few
  • Cards are worth their exact value, i.e. if you buy one for $50, you now have $50 that you can spend at the store
  • The SSSG receives %5 of the cost of the card, and that money goes into our operating budget
  • You can buy cards (available in $25, $50, $100, and $250) with cash or cheques
  • You all paid a fundraising fee of $75 to the school, and you can offset that cost by purchasing cards-for every $100 card you buy you will be refunded $5, up to the full amount of your fundraising fee. The card sellers will record your purchases and the bookkeeper, Tracy Jewell, will refund you at the end of the year
  • If you pre-purchased cards, they are available from the card seller at the first group class of each month
  • You can buy cards on behalf of friends, coworkers, and family if you wish
  • Grocery cards will be available at all SSSG Group Class Saturdays

Grocery cards are also great donations to make to charities who feed people such as:
-Guelph Food Bank
-Hospice Wellington
-Children's Foundation of Guelph Wellington Food and Friends program
-Lakeside Hope House
-St James the Apostle's Anglican Church Breakfast program and others.

Grocery cards available through the SSSG at Large Groups rehearsal & at the Snowflake Concert or by contacting Janet Johnson:

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Canada Homestay Network seeks home for 15 yr old violinist homestay

My new employer is Canada Homestay Network and I learned that we will be receiving a 15 y/o German female student in March who has played violin since she was small. She is interested in joining an orchestra while she is here. I don't know too many other details yet but when I saw that I knew I needed to contact you! Do you have any ideas on a family that might be willing to host this student?  Some basic requirements for the host are that the family must be English speaking at home, must have a bedroom with a bed and desk for the student only, must be willing to spend time with the child and eat supper together most evenings. Also, all adults in the household must have a clean Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search. The student would, of course, be attending high school full time. There is a stipend available to the family to help with the hosting costs. 
I feel like this would be such a neat opportunity for one of the Suzuki families. I would totally do it if I had a spare bedroom! Can you help?
Please feel free to contact me via email or on my personal cell phone 519-835-0635 if you have questions.
Thanks so much!

Melissa Paciulan (Antonio's mom)
Relationship Manager