Nursery-Jr.Kg Night out on 6 December, 2014

Nursery-Jr.Kg Night out on 6 December, 2014

Dear Parents,

Night out for  Nursery nd Jr.Kg is scheduled on 6 December, 2014. Please refer to the details given below:

Objective:

Night-out  is the time for sharing and the children learn differently from how they do within the four walls of the classroom. It is also a way to experience school after the working hours and see how the campus looks on a dark night. It teaches the child to be independent and brings him out of the comfort zone and therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open to be with the nature and face the elements of nature.

Night out is about getting close to nature as much as it is about having fun and partying. So together they form a powerful learning experience for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

So, we also urge the parents to prepare their children that they will be experiencing something different from what they get at their home for e.g. the warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, TV etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also focus on the learning part in the night-out.

Therefore, we would also like to mention few concerns that may come up during the night out.

Concerns:

1.Winters – It will be very cold, and especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degree C lesser than the city) and sleeping outdoors (in  assembly) for children is difficult.

  1. Mosquitoes –.We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes such as fogging, preventing water stagnation and providing repellent creams. However,due to our location in the midst lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy & sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely

3.Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting at night. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched from the evening on wards till at night (so that students & adults can find it easily). This will mean that insects will get attracted to the lights inside the toilet and many of them will fall dead in the floor as well.

As mentioned, night out is as much about being close to nature. Therefore it is necessary that children sleep outdoors. Parents need to ensure that children are properly equipped with clothes and covers to handle the cold (and it is much more colder for the child compared to his/her regular bed). You must make sure the children are really well dressed and carry a good repellent cream as  we want them to experience sleeping in the outdoors!

Schedule:

Time Details
3:30 pm Arrival at school
3:30 to 4:00 pm Settling and keeping luggage
4:00 to 5:00 pm Outdoor games
5:00 to 5:30 pm Evening snacks
5:30 to 6:30 pm Arts and Indoor games in two slots
6:30 to 7:30 pm Magic show
7:30 – 8:00 Dance
8:00 – 8:30 Dinner
8:30 – 9:00 Bonfire
9:00 – 9:30 Story time
9:30 Lights off ( sleeping time)
6:00 – 6:30 am Wake up & morning routine
6:30 – 7:00 am Morning walk
7:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast time
7:30 – 8:00 am Pack up time
8:00 am Departure time

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toothpaste and toothbrush
  2. One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear
  3. Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school)
  4. Comb, napkin
  5. Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/ socks )
  6. Mosquito repellent.

Please note that students are not allowed to bring any junk/packed food to school for the night out.

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion of each child’s belongings. Please do not send any expensive toys or other items with the children. The school will not be responsible for any kind of loss.

We encourage every student to be present for the night out, it’s an event that children really enjoy and savour. There will be sufficient number of teachers and didi’s to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event.

Please refer to the below given link to know the pick up and drop off routes.

http://www.fountainheadschools.org/helpdesk/nightout-bus-routes-2014-15/

 

Thanks,

Fountainhead School

 

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