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Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Ushering in the new academic year with a few changes on campus. We have carried out some modification and restoration work at school during the summer break this year. Here is a detailed summary of the same:

Replacement of Roof in Rendezvous

The metal structure of the roof in Rendezvous was corroded and needed replacement. The new structure is of durable quality and is guaranteed to last at least 25 years. The new roof has given a refreshed look to the area.

Jr. KG & Sr. KG Classroom Renovation – (Air Circulation / Daylight)

Both the wings required aeration and lighting, hence the adjacent wall (the wall next to Drome) has been knocked down to provide more daylight and increase circulation of air in the area.

 

Internet Bandwidth (RF to Fiber) – 110 Mbps to 310 Mbps

As a tech savvy school, we are highly dependent on the internet and hence require high data speed at all times. To overcome the shortcomings related to data we have shifted to City Broadband which will  provide us with a high speed of 310 Mbps. Also, City Broadband works on fiber cable and therefore there are lesser chances of disruption due to bad weather conditions. We will also be the first school/organization in Surat to provide such high speed data.

New Buses

We constantly strive to reduce transport time for students. With this in mind and also to ease transport congestion we have purchased 2 new buses this year. This will help us to accommodate new routes as well as new students and teachers.

Drinking Water (Ground)

The water fountain on school grounds has been given a makeover.

 

RCC Road

We have recently constructed a RCC road which was earlier made up of paver blocks as we used to face issues like pavers coming out and becoming uneven thus making it uncomfortable for students and others to walk. This area is mostly used as a roundabout turning point for school buses.

 

Lab Renovation (Air circulation / Daylight)

We have installed sliding windows to increase air circulation and provide better natural light in the Chemistry, Biology and Physics Labs. Safety shower, eye washer, sink and a wash-up area have been added in Biology lab.


Lunch in the classroom

The most recent change brought about in FS is the shifting of meal time venues. Now the classroom will be used as a dining room during meal times. The idea behind this change is to reduce transition time for students and also help them inculcate etiquette of eating without spillage, since they will be responsible for cleaning their tables and classroom after meals. Another advantage of this change is a reduction in the amount of food wastage which has always been our primary concern.

 

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

This is a gentle reminder for those parents who are yet to send the RFID Parent Pass to school for updation. Kindly send the RFID Parent Pass to school with your child tomorrow, without fail.

Parents are requested to send both the cards together. As mentioned earlier, cards will be handed over to students on the same day. 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Raconteur – Reminder

Raconteur – Reminder

Dear Raconteurs,

We take this opportunity to thank each one of you for flexing your muscles and writing for our magazine. We will try our best to fit-in all the literary pieces sent by you.

For all those who are still suffering from writer’s bloc, pick up your pens, pencils, devices, easels and start working. Now’s the time! You have few more days to get those creative juices flowing.

Resending the topics for your reference. Remember you can choose your own topic as well.

The topics are:

Topic Can be attempted by
My First Bicycle Grade 1
Cooking with Mom! Grade 1-3
The Sweetest Excuse I Ever Made! Grade 1-3
A day spent with Papa Grade 1-3
Fun in the rains Grade 1-3
When I write for Raconteur Grade 2-3
How do I stop a litterbug? Grade 2-6
If I could create the 8th wonder of the world Grade 4-6
Technology in my life! Grade 4-6
Day the tap runs dry! Grade 4-10
When monsoon hits Grade 4-12 / Parents
The most evil character I’ve read about Grade 4-12 / Parents
Trip with friends Grade 4-12 / Parents
The shift- PY to MY Grade 7-10/ Parents
The Importance of Financial Literacy Grade 7-10/ Parents
Read at will OR Read at compulsion Grade 7-12
FIFA fever Grade 7-12/ Parents
Is Going Green Just an Advertising Façade Grade 7-12/ Parents
Facebook – Sharing my life?? Grade 7-12/ Parents
My Favorite Form of Exercise Grade 7-12/ Parents
How We Shop: In-store or Online? Parents
What I didn’t learn in school! Parents
An unfulfilled wish Parents

 

Points to ponder while writing/sending articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org.  Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Articles sent by parents should be first time articles. Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article mention full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the backside of the poster.
  • Entries to be emailed from the student id or parent id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will not be accepted.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in a high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

The last date for submission is 22nd July, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

Raconteur Team.

Important Note: No Screen Day

Important Note: No Screen Day

Dear Parent,

While digital devices can provide endless educational content, unlimited screen time can be harmful. With this thought in mind, we aim to continue with our initiative of No Screen Day every Monday.

No one learns in the same way because of different learning styles and different abilities. Technology provides great opportunities for making learning more effective for everyone with different needs. It is important to acknowledge that students are interested and engaged in using technology and hence we integrate some forms of technology in the classrooms to make teaching and learning more effective. Afterall, student learning is paramount to us.

Keeping this in mind, we have amended the policy. In order to avoid any learning loss, the teachers will be allowed to use some or the other forms of technology during classroom instructions on No Screen Day as well. This will help us cater to the varied needs of the students. But, a very close check will be kept and it shall be used only where any loss of learning is foreseen.

In order to successfully implement the No Screen Day for our students we seek your support. We are sure that with your support, together we will be able to create a conducive learning environment that will have a perfect balance between health and technology and ensure that the students refrain from using the screen at home.

Thank you for the cooperation!

Regards,
Ritu Chopra
Measles & Rubella Vaccination Drive

Measles & Rubella Vaccination Drive

Dear Parent,

This is to inform you that the government has scheduled a Measles & Rubella vaccination drive on Tuesday, 17th July, 2018. It is mandatory for all children aged 15 years & under to get this vaccination.

Please ensure that you prepare your child mentally for this vaccination and also explain the importance of it. Also, ensure that your child has breakfast before coming to school on that day.

Kindly note that we will be sending an MR Information card along with your child on Monday. Please sign it and send it back on Tuesday without fail.

Vaccination schedule:

Grade Time
PYP (G 1-6) 07:30 am
Grade 7, 8 & 9 08:40 am
Early Years (Nu, JK & SK) 10:30 am

For more details refer the following links:

Regards,

Fountainhead School

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

This is a gentle reminder for those parents who have not been able to send the RFID Parent Pass to school for updation to bring both the cards along with them when they visit the school for PTI. We will complete the process and hand over the cards immediately.

Parents need to submit their RFID Parent Pass at Frontdesk.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

RFID Parent Pass- Important update

RFID Parent Pass- Important update

Dear Parents,

Based on the previous feedback from parents, we introduced RFID Parent Pass to ensure student security. The parent pass was also doubled up as a bearer card for the bus pickup.

However, we have received feedback from parents regarding the absence of student photo on the card. Hence we have decided to make additions to the RFID Parent Pass. Now, the RFID Parent Pass will be registered with the school Transport app and we will also print student photos on the flip side of the card and laminate it for easy long-term use. This will allow for an extra safety feature in addition to the name of the student which is already printed on the other side.

Parents need to send the RFID Parent pass to school alongwith their child as per the dates mentioned in the table below. We will return the cards on the same day when students leave for home.

During the PTM, it was observed that few RFID Parent passes were duplicated. To ensure student security random checks will be conducted at the bus stop to ensure authenticity of the RFID Parent pass, using RFID card reader. In case of duplication, conductor will confiscate the card and as a consequence, Rs. 500/- will be deducted from student imprest deposit.

In case you need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, you can apply through this form (chargeable at Rs. 100 / card). Charges will be deducted from student imprest deposit. New cards will be handed over by 30th July.

Grade wise schedule:

Sr No

Grade

Date

1. Nursery & Jr. KG 10th July 2018

2.

Sr. KG

11th July 2018

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine!

With that in mind, we have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati as well.

The topics are:

Topic Can be attempted by
My First Bicycle Grade 1
Cooking with Mom! Grade 1-3
The Sweetest Excuse I Ever Made! Grade 1-3
A day spent with Papa Grade 1-3
Fun in the rains Grade 1-3
When I write for Raconteur Grade 2-3
How do I stop a litterbug? Grade 2-6
If I could create the 8th wonder of the world Grade 4-6
Technology in my life! Grade 4-6
Day the tap runs dry! Grade 4-10
When monsoon hits Grade 4-12 / Parents
The most evil character I’ve read about Grade 4-12 / Parents
Trip with friends Grade 4-12 / Parents
The shift- PY to MY Grade 7-10/ Parents
The Importance of Financial Literacy Grade 7-10/ Parents
Read at will OR Read at compulsion Grade 7-12
FIFA fever Grade 7-12/ Parents
Is Going Green Just an Advertising Façade Grade 7-12/ Parents
Facebook – Sharing my life?? Grade 7-12/ Parents
My Favorite Form of Exercise Grade 7-12/ Parents
How We Shop: In-store or Online? Parents
What I didn’t learn in school! Parents
An unfulfilled wish Parents

 

Points to ponder while writing/sending articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Articles sent by parents should be first time articles. Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article mention full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the backside of the poster.
  • Entries to be emailed from the student id or parent id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

The last date for submission is 22nd July, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

 

Raconteur Team.