CONDOR CURRENTS Colegio Roosevelt Alumni Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2 December 2008 Happy Holidays from Colegio Roosevelt Alumni Alumnus / ExAlumno a former male student Alumna / ExAlumna a former female student Alumni / ExAlumnos Two or more male and female former students Alumnae / ExAlumnas Two or more former female students Summer in Lima: A gorgeous December sunset sky graces our campus. Dear Roosevelt Alumnus/a, We have received a wonderful response to the first issue of Condor Currents and the Alumni Survey. Your opinions and suggestions are very important to us as we develop our Inside this issue: Alumni Office and plan activities for the next year. We have relaunched our survey for those of you who have not yet responded, please visit Letter from the 2 http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228N6RA9TFP Superintendent Lots of great things are happening at Roosevelt! The Board of Trustees has just Master Plan for 3 Construction approved a Master Plan for Construction to expand our campus facilities. These new facilities will provide the infrastructure to support Colegio Roosevelt’s academic program and ensure Alumni News 3 we remain one of the top IB schools in South America and a continuous source of pride for all Roosevelt alumni. Following the American tradition of giving back to one’s Alma Mater, we Upcoming Events 3 have launched our first Alumni Fund campaign and ask for your contributions which will go towards the construction of stateof the art educational facilities. Any contribution is Save the Date 4 welcome, and will be greatly appreciated by current and future students for years to come. In Alumni Luncheon the following pages you will find a letter from the Superintendent and an overview of the Alumni Links 4 construction master plan that will provide with more in depth information. About Condor Thank you for your support, and we wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful new 2009! 4 Currents Best wishes, Mary Nakada ’94, Communications and Alumni Coordinator Anne Arrarte, Director of Advancement Page 2 CONDOR CURRENTS Letter from Superintendent Dr. Carol Kluznik Dear Alumni Friends, Here at Roosevelt we are nearing the end of first semester and campus is bustling with activity. The fog is fading and sun is beginning to be a daily visitor, reminding us of how truly lovely Lima is in spring and summer. Our students are filled with the energy, excitement and curiosity that so typifies student learning at Roosevelt. Our campus is busy as students participate in a wide variety of cocurricular activities such as the Interclass Competition ICC, soccer, gymnastics, debate, dance, robotics, National Honor Society and the International Baccalaureate Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast this last month. Our students are pursuing our mission: developing and following the passions that will make their lives meaningful, understanding what it entails to lead a life of integrity, and learning daily how to develop socially responsible solutions for the many challenges they face. As an international community of learners, Roosevelt has roots around the world. Our school community, both students and faculty, represents over 36 countries and therefore we are not immune to the global uncertainty of this past year. Regardless, we are actively pursuing our mission as we educate the next generation of global citizens and leaders. Roosevelt continues to provide an academically rigorous, internationally competitive program and is achieving impressive academic results and university placements for our graduates. In addition, as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World school we have embraced a curriculum that develops the whole child through a diversity of teaching practices and styles and which develops key skills such as problem solving, collaboration and risktaking. Despite our many successes, there are still challenges ahead for Colegio Roosevelt. We lack adequate performing arts spaces and our classrooms are no longer sufficient for the “new” st curriculum demanded in the 21 century. To that end, we are embarking on an ambitious master plan for construction to renew and expand our facilities. This master plan will allow us to bring our facilities in line with the type of integrated curriculum needed to strengthen our position as an internationally recognized school and elevate the learning experience for all our children at Roosevelt. Plans include new and renovated elementary facilities, a new Performing Arts Center, cafeteria facilities and an expanded Media Center. While we are in difficult economic times, we must continue to invest in our children’s future in order to provide the learning experiences they need to be successful in this uncertain environment. There are many complex issues facing us today – from the deepening financial crisis that now stretches from Wall Street around the world to global warming and a reliance on nonrenewable energy sources. The challenges they present only underscore the importance of what we are trying to accomplish with our students. The likelihood is that they will be the ones to solve these problems, not our generation. Thus we must make sure they are ready for the tasks they will face. To do so requires considerable resources and that is where you can help. During this time of economic uncertainty, I hope you will include Roosevelt in your list of places that merit your philanthropic support. Our goals are ambitious and we need your support to achieve them. We would appreciate whatever you can do to support Roosevelt. I thank you in advance for your consideration and for remaining an active member of the Roosevelt community. Warmest regards Dr. Carol Kluznik Superintendent Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 3 Master Plan for Construction Master Plan for Construction: new building projects shaded in orange On December 16, the Board of Trustees approved the schematic Starting early 2009, the Roosevelt will begin the construction of design for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) by H2L2, an Ameri the Early Childhood and Kindergarten (ECK) Center, which will can firm specializing in designing stateoftheart instructional be located next to the new Pool building. Ten new classrooms facilities in schools worldwide. The PAC is designed to support and instructional spaces will accommodate our youngest stu the Arts curriculum as required in the International Baccalaureate dents. The new Elementary sports fields will be located in the program, which includes theater and music. The building will newly purchased property behind the school in Calle Los Eucalip accommodate a formal 450seat theater, a multipurpose black tos. And the Little Theater, located inside the Media Center will box theater for 200 seats, a large band room, choral room, set get a welldeserved renovation. Other projects include construc design studio, instrumental practice rooms, and a music library. tion of cafeterias, new Administration offices and expansion of Studies have shown the skills learned through the Arts are an m u l t i m ed i a c l as s r o om s i n t h e M ed i a C en t er . integral part of a wellrounded education and healthy develop ment of a child. Skills learned in the Arts such as public speak Help Roosevelt grow! Your contribution is greatly appreciated! ing, creative problemsolving and team work are remarkably transferable and promote selfconfidence. YES! I want to support Colegio Roosevelt and I live in (click to download form) USA http://www.amersol.edu.pe/fdr/alumni/USFundraisingForm.pdf PERU http://www.amersol.edu.pe/fdr/alumni/PERUFundraisingForm.pdf Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 4 ALUMNI NEWS Beloved alumnae and staff members retired in December 2008: Edith Velásquez ‘62 served for 25 years at Roosevelt, 21 of those as Executive Assistant to 5 Superintendents. Edith will now enjoy spending her time between Lima and Florida. Nora Landa ‘68 served 20 years at Roosevelt as Elementary teacher, most recently in 5th Grade. Nora will soon get married and will live in San Francisco, CA. Thank you Edith and Nora for your dedication to Roosevelt and wish you all the very best! Congratulations to Maria Alessandra (Mariale) Camet ‘03 for graduating top of her class at the Universidad de Lima with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and obtaining the Uni versity’s highest grade point average in 15 years. In addition to obtaining her university degree, Mariale simultaneously achieved the top placement at Toulouse Lautrec Institute in Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal ‘70 returned to Peru and Roosevelt, for Graphic Design. the first time since finishing 5th grade at Roosevelt in 1963, to speak at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s Roosevelt Weddings in 2008: Erik Lakatos ‘94 and Michelle Summit this past November. Vinnie is a professor of Political Berendson ‘00 got married in May 2008 in Lima. Erik and Science in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Melissa currently live in London, UK. Alfonso Montero ‘94 Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center and Carolina Ballen ‘01 got married in November 2008. (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. Alfonso and Carolina reside in Lima. Pictured: Vinnie (left) and Roosevelt Alumni Association President William Law ‘64 stand next to the Roosevelt Bell. Share your news for the next issue of Condor Currents! In Memoriam Walter Cummings ‘58 passed away in Clarksville, VA on Former President of the Board of Directors 197576 Alberto December 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife Kay, a son, a Sacio León. passed away in Lima on November 15, 2008. daughter and 11 grandchildren, brothers Ralph and William, Mr. Sacio León was the father of Roosevelt alumni Maria Elena and sister Mary Ann. Online condolences may be expressed Sacio Leighton ’72, Alberto Sacio, Jr. ‘74, Cecilia Sacio ‘73, to the family at www.wclfh.com. Alicia Sacio ‘76, and Andrés Sacio ‘79. Regional Alumni Gatherings in the U.S. Would you like to help us organize regional gatherings in the United States? Would you be interested in attending a regional alumni gathering? Please write to us and let us know your City and State of residence and we’ll add you in our geographic database. We are also looking for REGIONAL ALUMNI REPS to serve as alumni contacts in key geographical areas. UPCOMING Regional Gatherings: Cambridge, MA and San Francisco, CA in midFebruary 2009. To participate and for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Roosevelt Events Summer Camp 2009 Commencement Ceremony January 5 30, 2009, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009 Annual AllAlumni Luncheon Special Reunions for Class of 1974 & Class of 1984 Saturday, April 18, 2009 Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Colegio Roosevelt contact Carmen Pereyra de Ocampo ‘74 Roosevelt Carnival / Kermesse email@example.com for more information Saturday, May 16, 2009 CONDOR CURRENTS Colegio Franklin Delano SAVE THE DATE Roosevelt 6TH ANNUAL Founded in 1946 ALL-ALUMNI LUNCHEON Address: SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 Av. Las Palmeras 325 Urb. Camacho La Molina Lima 12 Class years ending in 4’s and 9’s PERU celebrate milestones Phone: 5114350890 DON’T MISS IT!! Fax: 5117024500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If your Class is planning an anniversary reunion and http://www. amersol.edu.pe would like to organize a special gathering on campus during Alumni week, contact Mary Nakada ‘94 at email@example.com ALUMNI LINKS Roosevelt Alumni Survey http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228N6RA9TFP Roosevelt Alumni Group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=57588 Roosevelt Alumni Group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LimaPeru/ColegioFranklinDelanoRoosevelt Alumni/28638801138 Alumni Visitor Album — Look who’s visited campus!! http://photos.amersol.edu.pe/v/FDR/alumni_visitors/ Traveling to Lima? Make sure to stop by our campus! Let us know you will be in town, it’s always wonderful to have alumni visit us! Send an email to Call for CLASS REPS! firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your campus visit. 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