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Departing note for Gr4 Parents 2017-18 24th April . “International Mindedness”

Departing note for Gr4 Parents 2017-18 24th April . “International Mindedness”

Dear parents, 

Accept my heartfelt gratitude on behalf of my entire team ( Home room, P.E. Arts, ILT ) for all the support you have lent to us a part of IB  and F.S community to make this academic session rewarding. 

This summer break brings forth an opportunity to develop the international mindedness in students… ( not  promoting  summer camps ,program ,neither you need to take an international trip for it ) 

Sharing with you a post by an IB PYP teacher @ Serpil Kavak

Importantly the post  is relevant and authentic in our context and appropriate to the time.

As an IB parent community these are surely  doable actions you could take.

If  you accomplish, do post as comment on this blog.. OR the social media you are active on. putting the title  as IB PYP  Learner profile;  ”   ”  while sharing.  ( as we do on See saw, F.B and twitter) 

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                                         LEARNER PROFILES

INQUIRERS

– You can make a visit to a library to borrow books that are about their interests and hobbies.

– You can make researches on the net about a subject that you together decide on to develop your chıld’s internet intellection .

– As being a good role model to your child, when there is a subject that you also don’t have an idea about, admit your lack of knowledge and offer to search the solutions together.

THINKERS

– You can encourage your child to think the different  solutions about any problems .

– You can make your child think on  different and real life issues

– While you are studying on an issue ,it would be beneficial to ask such kinds of questions to your child:

1- Do you have an idea about how to start?

2- How can we do that in a different way?

3- I have never thought in that way before. can you explain it more?

4- What other ways can be to solve that problem?

KNOWLEDGEABLE

-It can be useful to encourage your child to read books that are about the school  subjects .

– You can make your child get the lowdown about a local or global subject that is interesting and  appropriate to his/her age

– You can ask about what they have learned in the school and make such conversations :

1- Why do you think this is important to know?

2- Do you think there are such kinds of things in the World?

Could it happen in the past?

COMMUNICATERS

– You can motivate your child to get in touch with other people in the World or some relatives or friends via writing letters,e- mails or telephones.

– You can encourage your child to communicate with different people around when you go out together.

– It plays an important place  in communication to be a good listener.While your child is telling you something, you can listen to him/her  very carefully and ask to do the same behaviour.

OPEN-MINDED

– You can eat different kinds of traditional ,cultural foods and play different games.

– You can present different global festivals,celebrations and traditions without criticism.

– You can tell with real examples from the environment that there can be different solution  ways to a problem so it is required to be an open-minded person.

RISK TAKERS

– You can encourage your child to dare a distressing activity that you have decided before, then you can talk on the effects of the activity, how it makes feel to try a new thing or whether s/he loves it.

– You can set a friend that s/he doesn’t have time to play for a long time and make them play together.

– You can constitute unusual conditions (different breakfast menü, not watchıng tv for a week…) and ask him/her adopt this new situation.

CARING

– You can be a role model by displaying a caring behaviour. You can show that you care about other people all the time by using kind words,helping people for love…

– You can make real an activity for the environment and all creatures such as trough for the street animals,animal shelters, planting,environmental cleaning…

– You can make your child understand and empatise with disadvantageous groups and problems around by making researching a civil society together.After that, You can encourage him or her to donate this charıty organization by collecting own allowances.

REFLECTIVE

– It would provide an opening  to encourage your child to write a diary after a while considering the past and turning to account.

– You can determine the strengths and weaknesses by evaluating the results of the school examinations. You can together  decide on the things s/he can do on his/her own.

– You can videotape any activities during  the learning process and then make your child evaluate the ups and downs on his/her own.

BALANCED

– You can discuss the food groups (carbohydrate,protein,vitamin etc.),bounce ideas off each other about the balance of the foods,meals in the meal time.

– It would be useful to see how you balance your daily different activities such as reading books , working, resting, watching tv,doing sports…

-You can encourage your child to different sorts of structured activities.

PRINCIPLED

– You can make your child decide on his/her own life and make  a conversation about the results of these decisions.

– You can encourage your child to play in team games. You can discuss the qualities of a good player  and talk about what kinds of a team player s/he wants to play with.

-You can talk about the importance of  thanking and handshaking with the rivals as a well-mannered player in case of winning or losing a  game.

 

Surely you could use IPL as tool to talk to  them  about the above learner profile attribute.

Thank you.

Grade 4 Team 2017-18

Grade 4 TL 2017-18

Suparna.Khadepaw.

 

 

 

 

Grade 4 Fortitude PTC – Appointment Slots

Grade 4 Fortitude PTC – Appointment Slots

Dear Parents,

Following is the schedule for the Final PTC on 25th April, for the Academic year 2017-18:

7:30 to 7:45 Kayaan Desai
7:45 to 8:00 Akshra Kothari
8:00 to 8:15 Vikrant Panwala
8:15 to 8:30 Prasham Kothari
8:30 to 8:50 Break
8:50 to 9:10 Devanshi Jindal
9:10 to 9:30 Pujan Sutariya
9:30 to 9:50 Ananya Mistry
9:50 to 10:10 Kevya Mangukiya
10:10 to 10:30 Dishika Rathod
10:30 to 10:50 Hannah Juneja
10:50 to 11:10 Preyasi Desai
11:10 to 11:30 Parshwa Modi
11:30 to 11:50 Nitin Agarwal
11:50 to 12:10 Hiyaa Patel
12:10 to 12:30 Break
12:30 to 12:50 Aarush Dalmia
12:50 to 1:10 Kunal Kherajani
1:10 to 1:30 Yuvraj Mevawala
1:30 to 1:50 Arham Bothra
1:50 to 2:10 Hirva Patel
2:10 to 2:30 Husain Navsariwala

Please adhere to the timings.

Regards,

Pinky Shah

Important Details for the Academic Year 2018-19

Important Details for the Academic Year 2018-19

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the academic year 2018-19. Here are some important details  which you need to be aware of before school commences.

  1. Uniform &  Bags– Uniforms & bags will be available at School Zone, Citylight and Fountainhead School, Kunkni. Please refer to the details given below:
Grade Uniform details Available at

Early years-

Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr.KG

School T-shirt School Zone- City light
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores
Track Pants Fountainhead School – stores

Primary years:

G 1 to 2

School T-shirt (as per house)

House T-shirt (as per house)

School Zone- City light

Fountainhead School – stores

Shorts:

Option 1- Polyester/cotton shorts (with button)

OR

Option 2- Sport Shorts (wega shorts)

School Zone- City lightFountainhead School – stores

Primary Years:

G 3 – 6

School T-shirt (as per house)

House T-shirt (as per house)

School Zone- City light

Fountainhead School – stores

Long pants School Zone- City light
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores

Senior School:

G 7-12

School T-shirt (as per house) School Zone- City light
Long pants
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores

Uniforms (school t-shirts, shorts (Polyester/cotton) & pants) will be available from 25th April, 2018 onwards at School Zone

SCHOOL ZONE

℅ Saraswati Book House,

Bungalow No -9, Shyam Kunj, Krishna Vatika Society, Nr. Meghna Park, Opp. Rani Sati Motors, (diagonally opp. Suzuki Showroom) Citylight Road. Surat.

Phone – 0261-3022244

Wega shorts (sports shorts) will be available in School stores – You can buy it from school stores when you visit the school (Amount of Rs 400 for shorts will be deducted from your child’s Imprest deposit)

Please buy the uniforms as per the house of your child. Only Primary (Grades 1 – 6) and Senior School students (Grade 7  – 12) have house allocations. There will be no houses for the Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) students.

Students should be in complete uniform from the first day of school. In case of any problem in getting uniforms, please inform us immediately through email: surat@fountainheadschools.org.

​Please note that it is mandatory for Senior School students to get full pants to school everyday. It is mandatory for students to wear during field trips, maker’s class and Science labs. In case they do not wear full pants they are not allowed to go for the makers class, field trips or labs. So please make sure that all students have full pants

Price of school uniform:

 

T-shirt

(School Zone)

Shorts with button

(Gr 1 & 2)

(School Zone)

Trousers

(G 3 – 12)

(School Zone)

Track pants- Early years

(Fountainhead school stores)

House T-shirt

(Fountainhead School- stores)

Size Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (length) Rate INR Size Rate INR Size Rate INR
20, 22,  24 & 26 350 13 280 22, 24, 26 & 28 360 24 200 24, 26, 28 & 30 450
28 & 30 380 14 & 15 300 30, 32 & 34 430 26 32, 34, 36 500
32 & 34 400 16 & 17 330 36 & 38 480 28 S,M. L, XL, XXL 550
36 & 38 430 40, 42 & 44 530 30
40 & 42 450 32
44 480

Bags There is a change in the  policy about school bags.  

Students from Nursery to Junior KG need to buy the prescribed school bag only. This bag will be available at School Zone. Details are as follows:

Grade Size Rate INR
Nur to Sr. Kg. Small 580/-

From Grade 1 onwards, students can buy bags as per their requirement/ choice. They can also choose to buy the bag available at School Zone (medium sized one)   if they wish to..

Please follow the guidelines below in case you are choosing a bag of your choice:

  • It should be big enough to carry a folder
  • Separate compartments for tiffin box, water bottle etc is preferable
  • Bag can be of any color. We  strongly recommend to avoid stereotypical colors (pink/ purple  for girls, blue / gray for boys) while choosing a bag
  • Trolley bags are not allowed.
  • Bag with characters like chota bheem, mickey mouse, Dora, Elsa, Spiderman, Barbie, Peppa pig, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Motu Patlu, Minions or any other character are strictly not allowed. The reason for doing so is to minimize media influence on the child.

Despite these constraints, we assure you that you will get plenty of smart bag options in the market and we encourage you to pick up the same.

Shoes – Students can wear shoes of any brand, provided they are completely or predominantly black. Socks should also be predominantly black. Shoes and socks can be purchased from any vendor of your choice.

  1. I-Card / Parent Card:

Each parent will be issued one I-card and two Parent cards for next academic session. No bearer card will be issued.

I-cards:

It is compulsory for all students to wear the I-card till June 30th after which the I-card must be kept in the bag at all times. Any student not wearing the I-card will not be allowed to board the bus. The  I-Card is also required for issuing books from the library.

Parent card:

We will be issuing 2 parent RFID cards (RFID – Radio Frequency Identification) to each parent for the next academic session. The Parent RFID Card will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Picking up the student from the bus stop during the drop off route.
  2. Picking up the student, while he/she is returning from nature camp, field trips, etc.
  3. Picking up the student directly from school (any person coming to pick the student has to bring the Parent RFID Card
  4. Present it as identification whenever visiting the school for any purpose.

This card will be registered in the school records in your child’s name and will be non-transferable. In case the parent card is not shown, even if you are a parent, the student will not be handed over to you. The same applies when you come to pick the child from the school. In case of any error or changes required in the I-card / Parent-card, please report to the Front Desk for rectification. This could take up to 5 working days.

  1. Transportation:

You can log on to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/connect-with-us/helpdesk/ to view stop and timings after 10th May 2018.  During the first few days of school, transport schedule and routes can be a little off track as students are still adjusting to the new schedules. Further, because of rains from June to August there may be a delay in timings. Therefore, we hope for full cooperation from you during this period, till the schedule is settled.

  1. Chromebook: Every student of Grade 5 and above is expected to purchase a Google Chromebook from the next academic session. For more details please refer to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/tech-fs/chromebook/.

Details regarding the purchase of chromebook as been shared with you through blog post. A meeting was also held regarding the same

  1. Important academic dates for the  year 2018-19:
Dates Event Comments
7th June, 2018 Thursday School begins – Grades 1- 10 & Grade 12 Please note that attendance on the first and the last day of school is highly recommended. The first few days of school are when a child gets adjusted to her new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child. If your child is unable to attend the initial days due any reason, then you need to email us about the same at surat@fountainheadschools.org.
11th June, 2018 Monday School begins- Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG
2nd July, 2018 Monday School begins for Grade 11

16th June, 2018

Timings: 07:30 am – 09:30 am

First PTM for Grade  1 & 3 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting.

16th June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Grade 2 & 4

23rd  June, 2018

Timings: 07:30 am – 09:30 am

First PTM for Grade 5 & 6

23rd June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Early years (Nu, JK & Sk)

30th June, 2018

Timings: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

First PTM for Grade 7 & 8

30th June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Grade 9, 10 & 12

We would like to emphasize on punctuality for all meetings at school. The school gates will close 5 minutes prior to the meeting timings. If you are late you will be requested to leave. No arguments/requests will be entertained. So kindly abide by the rules and be on time.

  1. Things to carry on the first day of school:
Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) School bag, water bottle, 2 lap sized napkins, snack box, extra pair of clothes
Primary (Grade 1 – 6), Middle Years (Grade 7 – 10) & Senior Years (Grade 11 & 12) Bag, water bottle, snack box

Stationery and books will be handed over to the student on the first day of  school.

It is mandatory to label your child’s bag, shoes, uniform, clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. If they are misplaced/ lost (and students do lose a lot of their belongings), it becomes difficult to trace the items if they are not labeled. Loss of uniform (shorts, t-shirts and shoes) will not be accepted as a reason for not wearing the complete uniform.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Highlights and homework – 20/04/2018

Highlights and homework – 20/04/2018

Dear Parents,

Sending across Business Fair money, Grade portfolio, Summer reading program booklet and Summer homework today with your ward.
Note:-
1-Kindly sign the complete summer homework before your child submits it to his/ her GR 5- Home Room Teacher.
2- You are expected to carry portfolio containing the evidence during the PTC on 25th April if you would like to discuss the report.

Homework:

Language:

Fill in the missing words and complete the story in a Word Document. (Practicing for the chrome book next year, work on the speed as well)

2- synonyms-for-happy

Note:

Students have to carry board games on Monday.

Regards,

Pinky Shah

Grade 4 – Gujarati summer homework (Standard level)

Grade 4 – Gujarati summer homework (Standard level)

“ઉનાળાની રજા માટે હાર્દિક શુભેચ્છા”

~ ઉનાળા વેકેશનનું ગૃહકાર્ય ~

 

  • પતંગિયા પાઠ્યપુસ્તકમાં નીચે જણાવ્યા પ્રમાણે ઉનાળા વેકેશનનું ગૃહકાર્ય કરવું.

૧) પેજ નંબર –  ૬૯ (69) પર આપેલ પાઠ – ૧૨ “જુદા જુદા કામ” નું વાંચન કરો.

૨) પેજ નંબર –  ૭૦ (70) પર આપેલ પ્રવુતિ – “મને ઓળખો હું કોણ ?” માં  મદદનીશ (Helpers)  નું નામ લખો

૩) પેજ નંબર –  ૭૧ (71) પર આપેલ પ્રવુતિને  સૂચના મુજબ કરો.

૪) પેજ નંબર –  અને ૭૨ (72) ૭૩ (73) પર આપેલ પ્રવુતિ સૂચના મુજબ કરો.

૫) પેજ નંબર –  ૭૪ (74) પર આપેલ “સ્ત્રીલિંગ – પુલ્લિંગ”  શબ્દોનું વાંચન કરો અને યોગ્ય સ્ત્રીલિંગ અથવા પુલ્લિંગ લખો.

 

Note:- 

૧) જયારે તમે ધોરણ ૫ (Grade-5) માં આવો ત્યારે પતંગિયા પાઠ્યપુસ્તકના પહેલા પાનાં પર તમારા નવા section નું નામ લખવું.

૨) “Summer reading program” હેઠળ તમારે ફરજીયાત એક ગુજરાતી પુસ્તકનું વાંચન કરવું જેનું book review ક્લાસમાં કરાવવામાં  આવશે.

 

Grade 4 Gujarati summer homework (Ab initio level)

Grade 4 Gujarati summer homework (Ab initio level)

“ઉનાળાની રજા માટે હાર્દિક શુભેચ્છા”

~ ઉનાળા વેકેશનનું ગૃહકાર્ય ~

  • ગુલાલ પાઠ્યપુસ્તકમાં નીચે જણાવ્યા પ્રમાણે ગૃહકાર્ય કરવું.

गुलाल पाठ्यपुस्तक में नीचे दिए गए  पेज नंबर से  सूचना अनुसार गृहकार्य करें |

૧) પેજ નંબર –  ૬૪ (64) અને ૬૫ (65) પર આપેલા જોડાક્ષર શબ્દો (Joint words) નું વાંચન કરો.

पेज नंबर – ६४ (64) और ६५ (65) पर दिए गए संयुक्ताक्षर का वाचन करें |

 

૨) પેજ નંબર –  ૬૬ (66) અને ૬૭ (67) પર આપેલ બધાં પ્રશ્નો સુચના મુજબ કરો.

पेज नंबर – ६६ (66) और ६७ (67) पर दिए गए  सभी प्रश्नो को सूचना अनुसार करें |

 

૩) ગુલાલ પાઠ્યપુસ્તક ના છેલ્લા પેજ ઉપર અઠવાડિયા (સાત વાર) ના નામ લખો.

૩) गुलाल पाठ्यपुस्तक के आखिरी  पेज पर सप्ताह के नाम लिखें |

 

नोट: गृहकार्य कक्षा में समझाया गया है |

  1. જયારે તમે ધોરણ 5 (Grade-5) માં આવો ત્યારે  પાઠ્યપુસ્તક ના પહેલા પાનાં પર તમારા નવા section નું નામ લખવું. (जब आप कक्षा – 5 (Grade-5 ) में आए तब गुलाल पाठ्यपुस्तक के पहले पेज पर नए section का नाम लिखें |)
  2. “Summer reading program” હેઠળ તમારે ફરજીયાત એક નાની ગુજરાતી વાર્તા નું વાંચન કરવું જેનું story  review ક્લાસમાં કરાવવામાં આવશે. (“Summer reading program” के तहत एक छोटी गुजराती कहानी का वाचन करें जिसका book review क्लास में करवाया जाएगा |)
Inter-house Literary event – Spell Bee – Finals

Inter-house Literary event – Spell Bee – Finals

The 2nd round and final round of the Literary Event – Spell Bee was observed today. Here are the winners :

 

Winner – Integrity –  Kavya Shah, Rumit Kachhadiya, Mitaksh Malpani, Vikrant Panwala

1st runner-up – Dignity – Prisha Mehta, Saachi Khanna, Jiana Shah, Hemanshi Dayaramani

2nd runner-up – Liberty – Suhan Bhatia, Arav Paladiya, Aagam Chhalani, Sanjana Shah

 

Congratulations on your outstanding performance.

Highlight and Homework – 19th April, 2018

Highlight and Homework – 19th April, 2018

Dear Parents

Day 6

Star of the day: Rumit K, Vikrant Panwala, Sanchi K, Aagam C, Sanjana S

Also the winner of the second round is Arav Paladiya for spelling highest correct words (49 words)

 

Homework:

Maths:

Practice links:

https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Kangaroo_Hop.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/treasure_quest_multiplication_chart.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_DemolitionDivision.html

Regards,

Malvika Gandhi

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

Dear Parents,

As discussed during the session on ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Chromebook,’ we are sharing a link of the presentation and the details in regard to purchase of chromebook.

As parents, we are sure you have a lot of questions and concerns. To address the same, we’ve added a dedicated section on our website: Tech @ FS (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/purpose-and-decision-steps/chromebook/)

This section on the website covers the following:

  • What’s the experience like? What’s the world doing?
  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Usage agreements at home & school so that the devices are used effectively and not for the wrong reasons
  • What are the potential safety concerns and how we intend to address this?

NEXT STEPS:

Step 1

We request that you go through the website content that we’ve already put up before taking this step. We will try to address all your unanswered concerns in these planned interactions.

Step 2

Decide on Which Chromebook as there are two options:

Chromebook Brand Acer Dell
Model No. C731 3180
Price 22,800 27,022
Top Case Color & Decoration Black/Grey Black/Grey
Onboard processor Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
Onboard memory(RAM) 2 GB Memory 2 GB Memory
EMMC/ISSD 16 GB EMMC 16 GB EMMC
Screen Size 11.6″ Wide LCD Display 11.6″ Wide LCD Display
HDMI Port Yes Yes
Graphic Processor Integrated Intel HD Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Video Camera Web camera Web Camera
Wireless Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Card Reader Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Audio Yes Yes
Warranty 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter

Chrome OS Management Console (perpetual license): This console will enable the school administration to configure and manage each Chromebook with ease, and will allow us to add security features (such as user restriction, app restriction) as well allow many value-added features such as making an app landing page, online testing etc. This console needs to be bought only once with every device at the price of Rs. 2655 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double of the current price.

Step 3

Advance payment

To receive the Chromebooks in  July, we need to place the order with the vendor by first week of May. It takes almost 6 weeks time for delivery. After that, the school requires 15 days to test and configure all the Chromebooks. Also, it takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor. So we are asking for advance payment by 30th April.

Option No. Option Detail Advance Payment (to be paid by April 30th) Total Cost
1 Acer + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 25,455
2 Dell + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 29,655
3 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside) Rs. 2,655 Rs. 2,655

 

Notes:

  • Balance Payment to be paid in June before the device is handed over to the student.
  • School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase.
  • The total cost mentioned above is currently based on the minimum quotation that we have received from Google resellers. In case, we get a lower quotation, we will apply, update and charge accordingly.
  • Kindly note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction.

 

Payment Details

 

Option No. Option Title Details
1 Cheque Payment
  • In favor of Fountainhead Education Trust
  • To be submitted by student /parent at the front desk
  • Amount as mentioned above
  • Mention name of the student; grade & section behind the cheque
  • Last date: 30th April. If we do not receive the cheque by this date then we will consider that you are not interested in purchasing the Chromebook through school and you will be purchasing it on your own.
  • Kindly  mark the cheque as A/C payee only

 

Step 4

In the last week of June 2018, we will arrange the handover of Chromebook to the parents. Before the students start using their Chromebook, parents and school together can ensure that students use their device effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will frame essential agreements for the same.

Regards,

IT Team

Fountainhead School