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Book Review/Retell

Book Review/Retell

Dear parent,

The celebration of our students’ reading habits will be concluded with the last Book Review/Retell for this academic session.

Students are challenged to read 1 book each month related to different genres independently. (Parents read for grade 1 and grade 2). Once a book is read, students give a book talk, share a retell/review of the book with their peers, HRT and in some cases with the volunteer parents.

We are also looking for parent volunteers to be a part of the Reading Club and witness book talk/ retell/ review of book read, given by our students.

Book Review/ retell/ talk, will be happening during school assembly slot on 29th March 2019 i.e Day 2 between 8:55 am-9:45 a.m.

Interested parents need to fill up the form latest by 24th March 2019

Link: Book Review/Retell

If you are a reader, if reading is your first love, then share your love, click that button and fill up the form!

Parents, “Let’s do something today that our future will thank us for as “Today a Reader tomorrow a Leader”

In case of any query, send an email to the Language Coordinator: suparna.khadepaw@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Mother Tongue Assembly

Mother Tongue Assembly

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

Dear parent,

We take immense pride in conserving and celebrating language of every ethnicity which is one of the most distinctive quality of our nation, being entirely multilingual. Hence, to take the pledge forward and educate today’s generation about the  importance of our native tongue, we schedule Mother Tongue sessions, in order to teach students not just about their mother tongue but also its significance in one’s identity.

This term we will be celebrating mother tongue assembly with the staff and homeroom teachers. We request parents to help students with details of their respective mother tongue. Students will be sharing insights of their mother tongue with the classmates. They can:

(1) Recite a rhyme/sing a song in their mother tongue/home language.
(2) Say few sentences in their mother tongue like introducing themselves, saying their name, etc.
(3) Sharing common words of different languages.

Date: 12th March 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Important Note:

  1. Students can come in civil/coloured dress representing their culture.
  2. It would be great if they could bring a cultural dish to have during their Home Meal Break.
  3. Post the assembly slot, students are expected to change to their school uniform.

We want our students to listen to their mother tongue and cherish it, hence, your cooperation in helping the students in building a multi-cultural environment will be a great help to the Fountainhead community.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Term 2 Mother Tongue Assembly

Term 2 Mother Tongue Assembly

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

Dear parent,

We take immense pride in conserving and celebrating language of every ethnicity which is one of the most distinctive quality of our nation, being entirely multilingual. Hence, to take the pledge forward and educate today’s generation about the  importance of our native tongue, we schedule Mother Tongue sessions, in order to teach students not just about their mother tongue but also its significance in one’s identity.

This term we will be celebrating the mother tongue assembly with the staff and homeroom teachers. We request parents to help students with details of their respective mother tongue. Students will be sharing insights of their mother tongue with the classmates.They can:

  1. Recite a rhyme/sing a song in mother tongue/home language
  2. Share their migration history
  3. Present using different media like chart paper, google slide, etc to share details/findings of their mother tongue.
  4. Prepare general questions in the form of a quiz
  5. Prepare declamation in mother tongue/home language. (A declamation speech is the term used to describe the re-giving of an important or famous speech.) 
  6. Compare and contrast aspects of your language with any other language (e.g. origin, alphabets, script, sounds, writing direction, shared words, etc.)
  7. Identify and write common sayings or phrases from your language that others might like to learn and have them provide translations in Hindi/Gujarati/English
  8. Explore proverbs from your language and provide meaning of it
  9. Share a graphic presentation of some famous personality (sharing the same mother tongue) who have contributed to the society

Date: 12th March 2019

Time: 8:55 am to 9:45 am

Important Note:

  1. Students can come in civil/coloured dress representing their culture.
  2. It would be great if they could bring a cultural dish to have during their Home Meal Break.
  3. Post the assembly slot, students are expected to change to their school uniform.

We want our students to listen to their mother tongue and cherish it, hence, your cooperation in helping the students in building a multi-cultural environment will be a great help to the Fountainhead community.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Open House – Primary Years and Early Years

Open House – Primary Years and Early Years

Dear Parent,

We have scheduled an Open House (optional) on Saturday, 2nd February, 2019.

Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am.

Please take prior appointment through Daily Diary (DD), with the teachers whom you intend to meet (HRTs, Arts and ILT).

PE Teachers will not be available for the Open House due to the inter school competition. If you intend to meet them, kindly book an appointment through Daily Dairy for some other day.

The venue details for meeting ILT and Arts teachers are:

Arts (Music, Drama, VA, Dance): Pulse (Block 1, 1st Floor)

Indian Language Team(ILT): Senior Library (Block 3, First Floor)

KINDLY ENSURE THAT THE APPOINTMENT IS TAKEN WELL IN ADVANCE (LATEST BY FRIDAY 12:00 NOON, TO AVOID ANY MISCOMMUNICATION)

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Book Review – 18th January 2019

Book Review – 18th January 2019

Dear parent,

The celebration of our students’ reading habits will continue in this academic session as well. The good news is that all the PYP grades (Grade 1- Grade 6) will be a part of the Reading Club.

Students are challenged to read 1 book each month related to different genres independently. (Parents read for grade 1 and grade 2). Once a book is read, students give a book talk, share a retell/review of the book with their peers, HRT and in some cases with the volunteer parents.  

We are also looking for parent volunteers  to be a part of the Reading Club and witness book talk/ retell/ review of book read, given by our students.

Parents of grade 1 and grade 2  will be oriented about how to go with the book talk on 18th January 2019 at 8:15 a.m. Venue will be Y-Box. It is highly recommended that parents attend the orientation.

Book Review/ retell/ talk, will be happening during school assembly slot on 18th January 2019  i.e Day 2 between 8:55 am-9:45 a.m.

Interested parents need to fill up the form latest by 10th January 2019.

FORM: Book Review

If you are a reader, if reading is your first love, then share your love, click that button and fill up the form!

PS: Please be settled at the venue latest by 8:10 am, as the orientation will start at sharp 8:15 am.

Parents, “Let’s do something today that our future will thank us for”  as “Today a Reader tomorrow a Leader”

In case  of any query, send an email to the Language Coordinator:  suparna.khadepaw@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Upcoming Events at Fountainhead School

Upcoming Events at Fountainhead School

Dear Parents,

Fountainhead School wishes you a very Happy New Year! With the beginning of the new year, we would like to remind you about the upcoming events at Fountainhead.

Fountainhead in collaboration with Edutours, Mumbai, is arranging the following sports education experiences for our students:-

Sports Education Experiences
Events/Trips Details Dates Link Applicable for
Marcet Football Clinic at Fountainhead school

Marcet Academy is a premium academy in Barcelona.

The academy will be sending across a team of Elite Coaches to our school wherein they will train the kids and make them better footballers.

These sessions would be an hour and a half long and would be conducted after school hours

There would be a total of 5 sessions conducted for each student in the week. At the end of the week there would be a small graduation ceremony and the participants would be provided with certificates.

18th February to 24th February

The timings of the camp would be 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

(PYP students opting for this will be doing a stayback and Senior School students opting for this will miss their last slot)

Marcet Clinic Grade 5 to Grade 9
Gothia Cup (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. It started in 1975.

Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.

Fountainhead School intends to send an Under 12 team to this tournament if there is sufficient interest

14th July- 20th July 2019 Gothia Cup (Gothenburg, Sweden) Grade 5 and Grade 6
Sports Training Tour to Serbia

Venue: Sports Center of the Football Association of Serbia

Sports- Football, Athletics, Basketball

Duration: 9 Nights in Serbia

Tentative Departure:- 5th May 2019 Sports Training Tour to Serbia Grade 5 to Grade 12

 

After School Camps

Camp Details Dates Link Applicable for
PYP Sports Camp – Phase 2 As we are approaching the Inter-school competitions, that are scheduled in January & February , we are planning to organize Phase 2 of Sports camp. 7 January 2019 to 25 March 2019 PYP Sports Camp – Phase 2 Grade 1 to Grade 6
SS Sports Camp – Phase 2 SS Sports Camp – Phase 2 Grade 7 to Grade 12
Theater Production Camp – Phase 2 During the camp  our young actors are going to explore their love for acting, polish their acting skills and be given a chance to perform live on stage before an audience in a formal setting. 7 January 2019 to 25 March 2019 Theater Production Camp – Phase 2 Grade 3 to Grade 6

For any queries, please feel free to drop an email to:

Sports Events/Trip

After School – Sports Camp

mohamed.jelani@fountainheadschools.org
After School – Theater Production Camp rucha.kapadia@fountainheadschools.org

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Nucleus App Update – Diary

Nucleus App Update – Diary

Dear parent,

As informed in the 1st PTM , DIARY feature in Nucleus App is now available. As a pilot, this year we will be using this feature in 3 grades across PYP which are Sr.KG, Grade 2 and Grade 3. Henceforth, the parents of these 3 grades are requested to use Diary feature of Nucleus App to communicate with any of the teachers and not use the Daily Diary.

Apart from the app installed on cell phones/ Tablet/ Ipads; you can also use Nucleus feature on web interface by following the given steps:

    • Ensure that you’ve added the parent email ID given by school on the device you want to use.

 

  • On the web page simply write parents.fountainheadschools.org and you’ll be directed to log in page.

 

  • You need to log in through the  parent email ID.
  • Click on ‘‘Diary”.
  • Click on – Add user.
  • Search for the respective teacher and select the option ‘Start chat’.

Please note this medium is only for one to one communication between the teacher and the parent. For other communications, you may email your query to Surat@fountainheadschools.org. For transport related queries like transport routes, address change, etc. you can whats app on: 8980000451

You are requested to explore this feature on the App installed on your device or through web interface. As such this feature is quite user friendly and works similar to Whatsapp on our phones.

In case of further queries or issues related to Nucleus you may write to – Nandini.Aswani@fountainheadschools.org

Sanjana.amarnani@fountainheadschools.org

PS: The parents  who are yet to install this app are requested to do it right away.  Nucleus Fountainhead is the name of the app which is available on Android and iOS.

Regards,

Nandini Aswani

Assistant PYP Coordinator.

Parent Teacher Meeting Update

Parent Teacher Meeting Update

Dear parent,

This is in regards to PTM 2 for grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 which is scheduled on 15th Dec. Based on the feedback received by some parents, this time we’ll be having PTM in 3 languages i.e English, Hindi and Gujarati. The only purpose of having PTM is to help parents understand the content of the grade wise curriculum and the way of teaching in class so that parents can also support their child back at home. Please note the entire content of the PTM will be the same but the explanation part and the entire interaction will be in these respective languages which will happen in different classrooms. The venue for PTM will be the respective grade where further you’ll be guided to the classrooms. You’re free to choose the language you’re comfortable with and attend that PTM.  

We highly recommend you all to attend this PTM and be a part of your child’s learning journey. We also request you to spread this message on section Whatsapp groups so that all the parents are aware of these language options. As a school our sole motive for this initiative is to have maximum participation of parents along with maximum satisfaction. Looking forward to meet our purpose.

The timings of the PTM are:

Grade Date Time
Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 15th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Grade 2 and Grade 4 15th December 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Dear Parent,

We are here with the 2nd Parent Teacher Meeting of the academic year 2018-19.

Grade Date Time Venue
Early Years 8th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am Respective classrooms
Grade 1, Grade 3 and Grade 5 15th December 2018 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Grade 2 and Grade 4 15th December 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Note that:

  1. The focus of the PTM 2 is teaching methodology. You will get an insight of how a particular topic is being taught in the class.  
  2. You are allowed to use your own transport to attend the PTM, hence no bus route will be run for parents. We strongly recommend car pooling due to parking space constraints. We would also want you to ensure that you vacant the car parking space once the PTM is over, as the space will be needed to park cars for the next slot.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Rasoi se Rishton Tak!

Did you know that:

Your body is a chemical factory: from hormones to minerals to vitamins, a lot of reactions happen in your body that you may not be aware of?

Did you know that:

Your kitchen is a laboratory: when you set curd, make pickles, deep fry, or simply help yourself to a glass of water, every action of yours has a reaction in your body?

Know more about how your simple rasoda and the choices you make there can positively impact your wellbeing by attending the lecture Rasoi se Rishton tak.

Date: 6th December 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Pulse

_____________________________________________________________________________

Ms. Rekha Diwekar

Ms. Rekha Diwekar has a rich experience of 35 years teaching Chemistry in college. Post her retirement, she started speaking about Chemistry in the kitchen by combining her knowledge of Chemistry and her passion for kitchen related activities. Since then, she has spoken at prestigious forums like Kala Ghoda Festival, given talks for corporates in Mumbai and Pune and had spoken at many clubs, schools, colleges, ladies club, senior citizen forums in India, UK, USA and Kenya.

So parents, grab the opportunity and attend the session. Click on the following link and fill the form to confirm your presence.

Link: Rasoi se Rishton Tak!