Friday, September 21, 2018

Newsletter Prep

Goal: Newsletter

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Civic Objective#: 17
Civic Objective: Analyze community resources in order to access appropriate assistance and/or find appropriate ways to prevent or solve family and/or community problems such as substance abuse, spousal abuse and gang violence.
1. Read about and/or discuss characteristics, consequences, and solutions of problems found within the family and/or community such as substance abuse, spousal abuse, and gang violence.
2. *Locate family help agencies in the community using the Internet and/or other resources and list/chart information such as locations, phone numbers, services and fees, etc.
5. List and/or discuss options related to agencies/programs available to help solve family and/or community problems.
8. *Identify family and/or community problems.
9. *Read simple stories with pictures about family problems and how they were solved.

9/24 11 am Upwardly Global Presentation
Upwardly Global strives to help immigrants & refugees succeed in professional careers in the USA, while connecting employers with diverse talent.

Distance Learning at Milpitas Adult Education
Learn at home with your own computer on your own pace
No classroom meetings

Who are eligible?

  • Have a desktop or a laptop computer with a stable wi-fi service at home
  • Commit for a full 10-week term
  • Complete a minimum of 8 hours online work each week
  • Attend the orientation meeting at school
  • Meet the teacher via technology each week
  • Complete an e-test at school in the end
  • Contact MAE office at Room 400 for application and questions
  • Limited 40 seats!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This I Believe

Mindfulness Meditation presentation by Rev. Weragoda Sujatha .  If you have more questions, please contact Rev. Weragoda directly at

This I Believe is a five-minute CBS Radio Network program, originally hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. The show encourages both famous and everyday people to write short essays about their own personal motivation in life and then read them on the air. This I Believe became a cultural phenomenon that stressed individual belief rather than religious dogma.  It has been revived several times, most notably by NPR.  You can find an archive of essays and audio files at
Mar 30, 2015 ... Emily Schmitt Lavin has made a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches in her life, and she admits that a majority of them had one burned side

Also see: A Universal Ideal by Holly - St. Helena, California = Entered on May 15, 2006

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day!

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week from Milpitas Adult School! 

Find more great Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week at

Please translate:

Milpitas Adult Education welcomes you to our Back-to-School Night

Visit our classrooms to see the students’ plans to work toward their goals:
Listen to teachers’ class introductions.
Watch slide show presentations.
Sign the “Constitution” to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day.
Talk with current students and their families.

  • We are the only full service Adult Education program in the City of Milpitas and the largest instructional provider for the Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff. All our certificated staff are qualified and credentialed, and are expected to implement research and evidenced-based instructional norms in their classrooms.

  • In Milpitas today, 66.2% of residents are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21%. The most common language spoken in Milpitas, Ca in 2015, next to English, was Vietnamese with 13.1% of the overall population being native Vietnamese speakers. This was followed by Chinese speakers with 12.5%, and Tagalog speakers with 11.2%

ESL 6 students: Please review the following presentations:

On Thursday, September 20, Nicole Steward, the district's School-Linked Services Coordinator (Family Engagement) to do a 90-minute presentation 

Pursuit of Happiness Blog: Maira Kalman 

An Inauguration At Last

In Love with A. Lincoln

So Moved

May It Please the Court

At Ease

Time Wastes Too Fast

Can Do

I Lift My Lamp Besides the Golden Door

For Goodness Sake

E Pluribus Unum

Back to the Land

By George 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Learn about the Constitution!

Learning Chocolate

USCIS Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
▪ the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
▪ We the People
4. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
▪ New York (Harbor)
▪ Liberty Island
5. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
▪ because there were 13 original colonies
▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies
6. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
▪ because there is one star for each state
▪ because each star represents a state
▪ because there are 50 states
7. What is the name of the national anthem?
▪ The Star-Spangled Banner