Friday, September 9, 2011


Now that the Czestochowa Show is behind us, I want to thank so many people for their time, energies and patience during the challenge that was the two weeks of preparations:)  I want to thank the dancers for coming to extra practices to review / learn all the suites, the PKM Singing Ensamble for proving beautiful music so the dancers could change costumes and catch their breaths, Ela the Costume Czar for making us look beautiful, Stephen for introducing our numbers so the audience could follow the program, Andrzej Klimek for having our music ready on que and at the correct volume, Kasia's mom for taping the show and Pani Stasia for making two new Mazur costumes.  Job well done!   See photos.

This Friday, we have the following agenda:
8:30, please return all costumes from the Czestochowa show, or else, face Ela...
9Pm, enjoy the Thank You Party that PKM is treating everyone to.  Ice cream and all kinds of toppings will be provided:)
9:30  - discuss what can be improved in our one-hour program
          - decide on Little servant Sisters performance this Sunday
          - decline Oct 15 performance?
          - dance practice:)

We have been very fortunate to receive a donation of gently used girls Krakowiak pieces.  Since we encourage all members to have their own set, we will be selling pieces at very reasonable prices.  We also have a few new pieces from Poland.  Bring $$$

The Brach family has generously donated a Nowy Sacz belt!  Since we currently have 5 costumes and only 4 belts, this is truely a lucky situation for us.  Jacek and Mary, the next time we perform Nowy Sacz, it will be in your honor:)  Dzieki.

Polish Schools:
During this summer I have talked to a number of people with young children about signing them up for a Polish School.  Since registration for both schools is coming up soon, I thought it might be useful to pass on some basic information about each one:

St. Adalberts Polish Language School
Address: Our Lady Help of Christians School building, Allegheny and Chatham St.
Registration, first day of classes - Sept 17
Hours - Saturdays, 9Am - 1:30Pm
Instruction - in Polish
Structured Polish classes, grades 1-8, and high school, singing, dancing, CCD
Cost - $40/ month, two or more kids - $70 / month, $20 Registration

Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School
Address: Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, NE Philly
Registration - First day of classes - Sept 24
Hours of school - Saturdays, 9:30Am - 1Pm
Registration/first day of class - Sept 24
Instruction - in English
Curriculum - Polish history, cultural lessons (traditional books, stories, arts and crafts like wycinanki, making chrusciki) singing, dancing
Cost - $130 / year

Teresa Krakowiak
Teresa has been away most of the summer, but her military-style vacation is coming to an end.  This week Teresa and her batallion are off to Victory Forge where they will camp and apply all the skills they learned during training.  If you would like to leave a Shout Out to Teresa, go to the following page, under Discussion:!/pages/2nd-Battalion-13th-Infantry-Regiment/116157935069824?sk=app_2373072738
Please keep the message clean and short, 2 - 3 sententces.