Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mid-January Update

It is already mid January and we have many upcoming events for our FTKA group. Last weekend some of us were able to attend the seminar for parenting internationally adopted teens and tweens. This event was hosted by FTKA and was open to many different adoption groups. The event brought many parents together with common questions about raising their children. We are currently brainstorming on ideas for future events that could bring our groups together. We look forward to partnering with these other groups for future events.  

Upcoming FTKA Events 
 **REMINDER ANNUAL DUES ARE NOW DUE** It is that time of year when annual dues come up for renewal. Our dues are what allow us to offer such wonderful events for our families to enjoy. Keep in mind that for certain events we sometimes do need to charge an additional fee. Those fees are usually to help cover the costs associated with bringing in special guests or performances from out of state. These funds help to offset their travel expenses. You can access this year’s form online. Click on below link to access this form. https://ftkamadison.wufoo.com/forms/ftka-madison-annual-dues-form/  

MNO Event –January 22nd Next Mom's Night Out - We're going to Restaurant Week! Mark your calendars now for Wednesday January 22nd. I have reserved a table for 6 for 6:30 at Tempest. Please RSVP to Suzanne at suzannestute@gmail.com by FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th. Restaurant week always books up, so I need advance notice in case the reservation needs to be changed. To learn more about Restaurant Week - Go Here: http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison- Magazine/Events/Restaurant-Week/ To learn more about Tempest - Go Here: http://www.tempestoyster.com/ Hope to see you there! - Suzanne  

*** KOREAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF MADISON SPRING SEMESTER******* Dear Parents Happy New Year! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! Korean School in Madison for Spring Semester classes will begin on February 1, 2014 and end on May 3, 2014.
There will be 9 classes (all age from 3+ ~adults) having fully experienced teachers with teaching certificate in Korea and U.S.A. A special event will be held this semester on May 3rd to celebrate Korea’s National Children’s Day. Please spread the words to people around you who are interested in learning Korean and Korean culture. Also if parents who had applied for previous 2013 fall semester wish to apply again for 2014 spring semester, please let me know in advance by replying to this email. It would help me to organize and assign students to the right classes better. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Seok Hyun Min (msh8448@hotmail.com) or Sesil Kim (608-347-4605). Thank you. 1. Date: February 1, 2014 ~ May 3, 2014 (12 weeks total, no classes for 2 weeks on March for Spring Break) 2. Classes: a) Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 b) Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 (preschool, elementary, adult) 3. Eligibility: 3 years old and up (born after September 2010) ~ Adult 4. Tuition: $110/ semester *Make checks payable to KLSM *additional costs may be added for student textbook 5. Registration Date: February 1, 2014 (10am-11am) 6. Location: 6906 Colony Dr., Madison, WI 53717 Tel: 608-829-0067  

*****SAVE THE DATE***** KOREAN NEW YEAR! FEBRUARY 1, 2014 It is time to celebrate Korean New Year and the year of the horse. This year our celebration will be on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Our celebration will again be held at the St. Andrew’s Church in Middleton. The women of the Korean Presbyterian Church will again be preparing our meal. This year, back by popular demand, we will have the Bibimbap bar. A big thank you goes out to the women of the Presbyterian Church for their hard work and wonderful food. Currently, we are planning a craft for the kids. We will also have a Tae Kwon Do presentation from Madison Tae Kwon Do School. This is sure to be a great family event. Bring the kids and come on out for some great food and fun. Be sure to rsvp to the below link. Hope to see you there. https://ftkamadison.wufoo.com/forms/ftka-seollal-celebration-saturday-feb-1/ ***JUST A REMINDER*** Just as a reminder, be "green" and bring your own plates and utensils if possible. We would like to do our part in reducing our carbon footprint.

ICE SKATING WITH DAN BLISS: FEBRUARY 8, 2014 It is winter in Wisconsin. Are you looking for some fun with the kids? Come on out and hit the ice with Dan Bliss and friends. We hope to see you there. When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Time: 1:45pm – 3:00pm Where: : UW Shell Rec Center, 1430 Monroe St Pricing Information visit the below link: http://recsports.wisc.edu/facilities-crsc-icerinkschedules&fees.html  

KOREAN CULTURE DAY: APRIL 5, 2014 Korean Culture Day is being planned for Saturday, April 5, 2014. There will be more details to follow soon. Save the date. We hope to see you all there!