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Reminder – From Dumps to Desk

Reminder – From Dumps to Desk

Dear all,

We are thankful to parents who could share their old laptops, computers and Chromebooks. Grade 5 students are excited to move towards next step i.e getting these systems refurbished so that the system can be donated to Government schools.

In case you have missed, here is another chance for you to send your old systems to the Grade 5 wing by Monday 24th September.

We are hoping for a quick response, so that all the systems can be put for refurbishing together.

Thanking you once again.

Grade 5 Reciprocity

From Dumps to Desk – Donate your old PC

From Dumps to Desk – Donate your old PC

You can be Reason for their smile !!

If you sell your old Computers you may become richer by few grands ,
 But if you donate, you will be richer by hundreds of heart !! 
It might be shocking for us to know that only 10% Indians own their Personal Computer.This leaves lakhs of schools in India without any access to a PC. In order to bridge this gap, students of Grade 5 Reciprocity have taken an initiative to donate computers or laptops to such schools/organisations which can benefit and help the students to learn about / through computers. This is also a part of  their action for the current unit on Digital Media.

We are seeking support from the entire Fountainhead Community by asking you to participate in this campaign by donating any old computer/laptop/Chromebook, whether in working or non working condition. Once collected, these systems will be sent to ‘Reboot –  hardware refurbishers’ for getting it refurbished, free of cost. The students will collect the refurbished devices and then donate them to government schools/NGOs after educating the students there about the benefits of digital media in education.

The systems can be sent through your ward to school and deposited in the Grade 5 wing. Kindly hand over the devices to:

a) Ms. Anjali Arora (Resource Teacher)

b) Ms. Nikita —  (Resource teacher)

c) Ms Dipti Singhal (G5 Team Leader)

d)Grade Didi

Looking forward for your support and contribution to this noble cause.

Thanking you,

Students of Grade 5 Reciprocity

Important Note – Fixed Seating: 1:45 PM (D Route)

Important Note – Fixed Seating: 1:45 PM (D Route)

Dear Parent,

You must be aware by now of the fixed seating arrangement during the 1:45 pm route. We would like to inform you that, as a pilot project, fixed seating was implemented in three buses. We received feedback from both students and the transport staff, that the fixed seating arrangement helped in maintaining the decorum of the bus, thus ensuring that students follow bus routines and procedures. Hence, we have implemented the same in all the buses for 1:45 pm route. Students continue to have free seating in the morning route where they can interact with friends

Fountainhead School promotes freedom to students in many ways. Thus, having their choice of seat in the bus was one of the freedom that was given to students. Freedom comes with responsibility, but despite repeated warnings, counselling sessions and consequences given to students across years, it has been observed that bus discipline in the D route has been a matter of concern for the students, teachers and parents at large. There have been multiple instances of students bullying, teasing and hitting other students. Many times, groups of older students pick on younger students. Students do not listen to the didi and conductor and their authority is taken lightly. At the slightest instance of the bus staff becoming assertive with students, the students (and even parents in some cases) are quick to complain about the staff. The lack of teachers or an authority that students take seriously in this route was the primary reason that the solution of fixing students seats was thought of.  

We agree that all students may not be party to misbehavior and are upset by this new rule. Some students are concerned that they can’t sit with their friends. Some students may find the new rule unfair if they have been well behaved or not involved in misbehavior. We are happy that students feel empowered to voice their concern and we as a school are using this opportunity to talk to them about actions and consequences, making new friends, learning to spend time on their own etc. Parallel to this, the senior students in PYP are also going to work on a project by working on values like respect, cooperation etc to solve behavior issues in the D route.

Your cooperation in supporting this change will help us in implementing discipline along with responsibility amongst students.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Important Note

Important Note

Dear Parents,
Kindly note the important announcement regarding Janmashtami and Navratri holidays:
1. Due to a printing error in Senior School Student Calendar, a holiday is mentioned for Janmashtami. Note that the school does not give a holiday for Janmashtami.
2. Navratri holidays have been declared for government schools only, hence there will be No Navratri Break for students. The Diwali Break schedule will be followed as mentioned in the student calendar.
Regards,
Fountainhead School
Time for Action!

Time for Action!

Students of Grade 4 – Freedom were Inquiring into “Risk, Challenges and opportunities faced by children worldwide” they have initiated an action to eliminate illiteracy in our society. They are currently running a campaign to educate underprivileged children.

Educate India

Students are collecting donations from students and teachers to support underprivileged children in their journey to gain better access to education.

  • We urge you to donate any of the following items:
  • School bags
  • Books (Read aloud, notebooks and etc)
  • Stationery (pencil case, pencils, pen, rulers, geometry box and etc)
  • Shoes
  • Old clothes or uniform.
  • Money

These donations will be then handed over to few identified organizations that work with underprivileged children.

Each contribution goes a long way.

P.S: Labelled boxes will be kept in the Grade 4 wing where you can drop the donations accordingly.

(In- case you are donating money- seal it in an envelope and hand it over to the HRT of grade 4 Freedom- Fatema Topiwala).

CONNECT SESSION – 28TH AUGUST 2018

CONNECT SESSION – 28TH AUGUST 2018

Dear Parents,

We have organized CONNECT – An Open Meeting for the Parents with the School Management – on 28th August 2018, Tuesday.

Time – 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Venue – Y-Box

Please Note:

  • The agenda decided by the management is as follows:
    • A short presentation on “Careers in future and IB Education” by Ms. Ankita Diwekar Kabra.
    • Reiterating the Tuition Policy of the school by Ms. Bhumika Parmar.
    • Digital Responsibility by Mr. Vardan Kabra
  • Kindly be seated at the venue by 08:50 AM
  • Since it is an Open Meeting you can address any concerns regarding our Education System as a whole, on Common / General Academic matters, Administrative Issues or any relative apprehensions you may have as a parent. This is not a platform to raise any child specific issues.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Creative Mela- Parents Volunteer – 2018-19

Creative Mela- Parents Volunteer – 2018-19

Dear Parent,

We are glad to inform you that Fountainhead School will be organizing a fun-packed, “Creative Mela” on Wednesday, 12th September, 2018. The theme for the event this year is “Best out of waste”.

For this event, we have arranged a variety of workshops for the students where they can do hands on activities, explore their creativity and learn to make something by the end of the workshop.

Since, the IB philosophy emphasises a lot on collaboration including parents, this becomes an amazing opportunity to share your talent and skills with the students of FS. Therefore we invite parents to volunteer to participate in this event. You can choose a workshop which can be conducted with the students, of course, keeping the theme in mind.

The workshop will be conducted in three slots. Each slot will have two workshops, 30 minutes each.

The slots as given below:

Slot 1 – 7:45 am to 9:15 am – Grade 3 and 4

Slot 2 – 9:45 am to 11:15 am – Grade 5 and 6

Slot 3 – 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm – Grade 7 to 9 and 11.

Please note that, the materials required for the workshop will be arranged and provided by the school. You just have to provide us with the details (quantity as well) of the material you need for the workshop.

Interested parents can fill the Creative Mela – Volunteer Form. The last date to submit your response is 22nd August, 2018. We will get back to you for the orientation of the event, once your response reaches us.

Thank you.

PYP Visual Arts Interhouse and Camlin Competition

PYP Visual Arts Interhouse and Camlin Competition

“Every child is an artist”, quotes Pablo Picasso

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to invite the students to participate in the Visual Art Inter house Competition, which is organised on 6th October 2018 between 8:00 am to 11:00 am in school. The Inter House competition is a platform where students can explore and express their creativity. It’s an open invitation for Grade 1 to 6 students. Interested students can register their name through an online form. Last date of registration is 15/09/2018.

Details of the competition :-

Date – 06/10/2018

Day – Saturday

Time – 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Venue – Rendezvous (PYP Assembly)

Theme – Will be given on the day of competition

Material – Students have to bring their own materials from home for the competition.

Grade Materials to be used
Grade 1 and 2 Wax crayons/ Oil pastels/ Plastic crayons/ Jumbo oil pastels.
Grade 3 and 4
Grade 5 and 6 Oil pastels/ Plastic crayons/ Watercolour cakes and tubes/ Colour pencils.

Rules for the competition:

  1. A3 size drawing sheet will be provided by the school.
  2. No ready made drawings will be allowed for reference.
  3. Topics will be give on the spot.
  4. Time limit will be 2 hours.
  5. Students need to carry all the resources from home.
  6. Students need to carry their lunch box from home.

Interested students need to fill up the Google form by clicking on the following link.

PYP Visuals Arts and Camlin Competition

The deadline to fill the form is 15th September 2018. Participants need to dress in school uniform (house T-shirt)  for the competition. Parents cannot come to school to drop or receive the child. Participants will have to use the school transport.

School will provide transport and bus routes will soon be posted on the school blog.

NoteNo entry will be accepted after the deadline.

For any query parents can communicate through Daily Diary with Ms. Pooja Bhatt (PYP Visual Art teacher)

DONATE A WALK

DONATE A WALK

On behalf of Grade 10 Global Perspective students.
Dear all,
Drop off old shoes and slippers so that someone in need can get new ones.
All footwear that is dropped off will be sent to Greensole (http://www.greensole.in/web/home), an organization that will then recycle these shoes to convert them into brand new footwear for underprivileged kids. The newer, recycled shoes will then be given out in Surat itself with the help and money of ONGC. Dropping off used footwear will not only benefit the environment but also children in need in our very own city.
The footwear can be dropped off in your bus with the conductor or in the Drop Boxes one of the following places:
1. Outside Library
2. Outside Atrium
3. Next to Lost and Found
4. Bon Appetit
5. Outside DP wing
6. Outside Sports/Arts Staff Lounge
The Drop Boxes look something like this: 
You can drop off the shoes from 5th August to 10th August. Feel free to drop as many as you can.
Please tie up your shoes or slippers together before dropping them off. You may drop off any shoes but NO studs or heels
 
For more information, contact us:
Click on the link for more details: Greensole: Step towards Sustainability
NAT GEO Update

NAT GEO Update

Dear Parents,

Please note that the organizers could screen only one movie, i.e. “Mysteries of the Unseen World” , due to technical error. Hence Rs. 250 will be deducted from student imprest deposit instead of Rs. 500. The amount will be deducted on the basis of today’s attendance at school.
Regards,
Fountainhead School