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Día Cultural in March: Carnaval

Carnaval is a festive season celebrated in many places throughout the world. The main events typically occur during February or early March. Carnaval involves a public celebration and a parade combining some elements of circus, masks and a public street party. People wear masks and costumes. This month in Qué Tal we are going to [...]

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Día Cultural in January: Celebrations

What are the cultural differences between Latin American countries and the United States when it comes to celebrations? Does everybody celebrate Christmas on December 25th? Does Santa Claus go by a different name in Latin America? Does everybody celebrate New Year's Eve with fireworks? What is a quinceañera? All of these questions will be answered in our Cultural [...]

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Día Cultural in November: Aztecas y Mayas

In early November, Qué Tal will have its first cultural day of the year. Students will learn about the ancient Aztec and Maya peoples of Mexico.  Students will learn about the sports and astronomy of ancient Mexico. The presentations will take place on November 3rd at Peace Lutheran Church, November 4th in Edina and November 8th [...]

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Middle School Curriculum Night 2016-17

The Middle School Curriculum Night was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at St. Barnabas. The information presented to parents included a description of the curriculum, an explanation of Jupiter, and how Qué Tal works in Middle School. If you could not attend, or would simply like to review the information, please find the presentation [...]

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Viernes Cultural: Deportes

On Friday, June 3rd, we have our last Cultural Friday at St. Barnabas* from 8:00 - 8:35 am. The subject will be deportes (sports). Our teachers will be talking about sports that are practiced in different countries in Latin America. They will describe the characteristics of each sport. They will also show the flags of [...]

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Edina Information Night 2016

Qué Tal will be hosting an Information Night in Edina for parents of incoming 1st Graders at Cornelia, Countryside, Creek Valley, and Highlands elementary schools. After a short presentation of our program, our teachers will be available to answer questions. The Information Night will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. [...]

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National Spanish Exam results 2015-16

We are proud to announce the results of the 2015-16 National Spanish Examination. 9 students received a Gold Medal 14 students received a Silver Medal 8 students received a Bronze Medal 23 students received an Honorable Mention Our 6th grade students tested in the same category as the Spanish Immersion Programs. It is a great [...]

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Board of Directors Recruitment 2016-17

The Qué Tal Board of Directors is looking for additional board members to contribute to running our program. Key commitments: Serve a 2-year term Attend at least 5 meetings of the board of directors in person Meetings are held at St. Barnabas, Plymouth, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Friday of each [...]

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Viernes Cultural: Animales!

On Friday, March 25th, our Cultural Friday will be about some of the interesting and unique animals found in Latin America. They will discover... the largest cat that swims a meateating fish with razor-sharp teeth the world's largest rodent the world's smallest monkey the bird with the largest wingspan in the world Parents are welcome to [...]

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5th Grade Parent Information Night 2016

Summary of Middle School Meeting for Incoming 6th graders in 2016-2017 Held on March 10, 2016 from 6:00 -6:30pm The Middle School level in the Qué Tal Language Program is an exciting and challenging time for the students. The main goal at this level is for our students to be able to continue mastering the language [...]

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