Third Graders at Six SSAISD Campuses Receive Free Dictionaries

Third grade students from six South San Antonio ISD elementary schools received a free dictionary on January 23, 2014, courtesy of the Telugu Association of San Antonio (TASA). The event was held at Frank Madla ES. Each third grade student at Armstrong ES, Carrillo ES, Five Palms ES, Kindred ES, Madla ES and Palo Alto ES, approximately 525 in all, will receive a copy of [‘]Webster’s Dictionary for Students[‘]. TASA is a non-profit organization serving the residents of San Antonio and surrounding cities who speak the Telugu language of India. The organization solicits, raises and distributes funds for worthwhile charities such as bone marrow drives, March of Dimes, health fairs, homeless shelters and student scholarships. TASA is also dedicated to maintaining and perpetuating its culture, tradition and literature to the nearly 1,000 families from the region in South India who reside in the San Antonio area. TASA representatives Sreeram Padala, Jaye Gurrala, Ram Joolukuntla and Srinivas Konda were on hand at the event, as well as the principals of the six schools receiving the dictionaries. SSAISD School Board president Helen Madla was also present and thanked the group for its generosity. The event was organized by Ms. Linda Zeigler, director of Student Support Services.