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Change of Homeroom Teacher – Progress

Change of Homeroom Teacher – Progress

Dear Parents,

“Changes are inevitable and not always controllable. What can be controlled is how you manage, react to and work through the change process.”Kelly A. Morgan

This is to bring to your notice that there will be a change in your child’s homeroom teacher. Due to unavoidable circumstances, Ms Nirja Thakkar will be moving on and her class (Progress) will now be taken over by Ms Nisreen Kanchwala.

We realize that this change may be unsettling for the students but I assure you that Ms Nisreen is extremely excited to begin working with your children. I am confident that if we all work together to create a wonderful learning experience for the children, then this transition will surely be a smooth one.

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce Ms Nisreen Kanchwala who is a skilled and qualified teacher. She has pursued her Graduation in Chemistry along with her Bachelors and Masters in Education from Mumbai University. She has joined the Fountainhead family with immense experience of 12 years in teaching primary years in some of the reputed international schools of Mumbai and Dubai. She has a record of being a top rank holder throughout her school life which has developed her passion for teaching and learning innovations. She is committed to motivating her learners towards excellence.

On behalf of the Grade 6 team, here’s wishing Ms Nirja, all the best for her future endeavours and a warm welcome to Ms Nisreen Kanchwala.

Regards,

Rachana Patel

PYP Exhibition Orientation

PYP Exhibition Orientation

Dear Parent,

As it is rightly said by Ralph Marston, “Prepare far enough in advance, and just about anything is possible.”

Inspired by it; here we are. The clock is ticking and we have just 97 days to go. It is time for us to pull our socks up and start planning. Wondering what I am referring to??? You guessed it right!!!

It is time to get started and prepare for the PYP Exhibition!

The PYP Exhibition is a demonstration of what it means to be a PYP student, applying what they have learned and who they have become throughout their journey in the PYP. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues, problems or topics of their interest. Work on something that can change the world for the better! It is their moment to take action!

All of this will not be possible without your help and support. Your support, suggestions and ideas have always been valuable to us. Once again, it is time for us to collaborate, in order to bring out the best in our learners.

As parents, it is you who can create the environment and experience in which learning, inquiry and exploration would happen. For this, it is imperative for you to have a fair idea not only about the exhibition but also about your role and how best you can help your children in this journey of theirs.

On Friday, 18th January 2019, we have scheduled an orientation session for you to understand the PYP Exhibition, your role, as well as to know what it would be like, for the students.  

Yet again, it is time for us to join hands and let the adventure begin!!! Looking forward to seeing you all.

Kindly fill the form given below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPDts_GfN_-1Ugk3iItkUiN7OfNZ1JwAJxgD3Gw5m9m_fSBA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Date: 18th January 2019

Time: 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Venue: Hippodrome at Fountainhead School

BLOCKSI REMINDER

BLOCKSI REMINDER

Dear Parent,

As a school, we have been consistently emphasizing on the need to monitor and supervise the Chromebook usage of our children. We are writing here to reiterate the usage of Blocksi by the parents.

In order to ensure that our students use their devices for educational purpose, and do not get distracted, it is requested that in case you have not started using Blocksi, kindly refer to the podcast and create your account using the links given below, at the earliest. In case of any query, mail: surat@fountainheadschools.org.
Kindly ensure that this is done by 10th January 2019.

Blocksi Podcast: http://www.fountainheadschools.org/tech-fs/blocksi-parent-dashboard/

Link to Parent Dashboard: https://parent.blocksi.net/

Regards,
Grade 6 team
Best Wishes!!!

Best Wishes!!!

Dear learners,

As the celebrations have kickstarted to usher in 2019, let us embark on an exhilarating ride full of learning, exploration, the accomplishment of goals, achievements and loads of new inspiration.

On behalf of the Grade 6 team, here’s wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!
Night out – Activity details

Night out – Activity details

Dear students,

One of the much-awaited events of our grade is around the corner. It’s time to brace ourselves to collaborate with each other to add yet another joyous moment to our book of memories.
As you all are aware, this time we will be staying in school for our night-out with the students of grade 2 and grade 4. Hence, to break the barriers of communication, we have decided to provide you with an opportunity to interact with them. This interaction will be done in the form of an activity (30 mins) which is to be planned by you.
Please go through the following pointers which will help you to understand the agenda well:
1. You will be grouped with 5 other students. Out of these, two students will belong to grade 2 and two students to grade 4. The 5th student will be from your buddy class (Refer to the link given below). You will be working with this buddy to plan an engaging yet interesting activity for the other 4 students. 
2. The activity will go on for half an hour on the day of night-out.
3. Each group will be allotted an area for this activity.
4. The venues will be supervised/monitored by the adults.
5. In case you need any resource for this activity, let your homeroom teacher know about it in advance.
6. Few examples of such engagements:- Read-a-loud, Drawing/sketching, Best out of waste, DIYs, taboo (self-created), board games etc.
7. You need to plan this activity in such a way that all the students in your group understand it well so as to be an active participant.
8. Ensure that you provide clear instructions in an easy-to-understand language to these kids.

Regards,

Grade 6 team

Parent Teacher Meeting and Orientation Session – 23rd November 2018

Parent Teacher Meeting and Orientation Session – 23rd November 2018

Dear Parent,

In an attempt to make ourselves more aware and responsive towards the growing needs of our children, we have scheduled the PTM and an orientation session on Friday, 23rd November 2018 at 08:00 am.

The orientation session is planned for the unit on Puberty, under the transdisciplinary theme, Who We Are. This session will be led by a well-known paediatrician, Dr Swati Vinchurkar. She is a Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist and is the founder of Urja Child development and rehabilitation centre for children with special needs. She has actively worked for various projects for the Pediatric association, for the promotion of Child-friendly Surat City, Adolescent health education, Dyslexia Awareness, Breastfeeding awareness and promotion.

This session is planned keeping in mind the pubertal phase that our students will be going through. Attending this session will help you understand the broad idea of the unit that will help you guide/mentor your ward during this phase of his/her life.

Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday, 23rd November 2018.

The PTM will commence sharp at 8:00 am. Kindly be seated by 08:00 am at Y Box. (Ground floor, block 5)
Note: Carpooling is highly encouraged.
Regards,
Grade 6 Team
Happy Children’s Day!!!

Happy Children’s Day!!!

Dear Students,

Grade 6 is incomplete without “you.” It is all about your learning, creativity, errors, courage, excitement, excuses, requests, compromises, play, laughter and much more… And today, we celebrate that…

On behalf of the Grade 6 Team, here’s wishing you all a very Happy Children’s Day!!!

Attached below is a video dedicated to all of you lovely kids…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2s6LfefZT9XHhW257

Or

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11jMlJrpHq1ZAYu6DCnWeU5F8lZt3CISD/view?usp=sharing

By the way…

Children’s Day!!! Universal Children’s Day!!! International Children’s Day!!!

Well well well… I came across all these names… Do you think all of them are the same? I wonder… If not, then what is the difference? Is today, 14th November, celebrated as Children’s day in London too? What about in Australia? Sri Lanka??? And why is today, 14th November, celebrated as Children’s Day???

Maybe you can help me understand this when we meet next…

Enjoy your day!!! See you all soon!!!

Regards,

Grade 6 Team

Credits: Video created by Ms Puja Aggarwal

Potluck – 2nd November 2018

Potluck – 2nd November 2018

Festivals serve to unite people from different backgrounds in celebration and understanding. In India, food is irrevocably entwined with every festival the country celebrates.

Diwali, a festival of fun, frolics and feasts, is just around the corner. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Diwali is – Food. Food that includes all sorts of sweets and savouries. However, other than a few ubiquitous Indian sweets, most people are unfamiliar with the festive fare that is traditionally eaten in various regions of the country. So, what is it that is an integral part of your tradition that is eaten during the festivals?

Every family has a recipe that reminds us of warm feelings and happy memories that they cherish during festivals. Recipes that have been passed down for so many generations that we aren’t even sure where they originated.  

Family recipes tell a story. They’re often connected to people, places, and special memories. They have a who, a where, and a why.  Take some time out to share your family stories with your kids. Where did those recipes come from? Why are they meaningful to you and your family? Cooking a recipe or two with your child will surely add to their memories.

Grade 6 will be celebrating this diversity and with that thought in mind, a potluck is scheduled for 2nd November 2018, Friday.

For this potluck, you are requested to send “Indian traditional festive food.” Quantity should be just enough for your child and a few of his/her friends. The students will also be given an opportunity to share their family stories with their friends.

Thank you for your cooperation and involvement in your child’s learning journey!

Regards,

Grade 6 team.

Schedule for Saturday, 06th October 2018

Schedule for Saturday, 06th October 2018

Dear Parent,

This is to inform you that, 06th October 2018 i.e Saturday, will be working for all Grade 6 students. Following will be the plan that will be followed:

07:30 am to 09:30 amCOSMOS -World Space Workshop (All students) This is with respect to the blog post that was done on 01st October 2018.

09:30 am to 10:00 am – Breakfast (Students need to bring their breakfast from home. They must bring anything that they would have otherwise brought on a regular Wednesday NOT the last Wednesday)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm PYP Visual Arts Interhouse and Camlin Competition (Only for Grade 6 students who have registered themselves. This is with respect to the blog post that was done on 17th August 2018)

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Lunch (will be provided in school)

12:30 pm to 03:05 pm – Student Council discussion (All the students)

Please note that activities are planned for the students who are not going to be a part of the PYP Visual Arts Inter House and Camlin Competition. (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)

The students will be following the bus route that is given below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nENi3bduIO6zJo_hnaAGuD8Tag_-6qJnuorgFo39Jbw/edit?usp=sharing

Regards,

Grade 6 team