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Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Dear Parents,

This note will address two recent announcements about the change in timings and the election-related holidays.

 

1.Regarding the change in timings of the school:

We delayed the start of the PYP and SS programs by 15 min. In response to this change, we have not received any response from the vast majority of parents.

However, we have received requests from 9 students (5 parents) for a swap in timings of PYP (Grade 1 to 6) and SS (Grade 7 to 12). The reason given is that a swap of the timings will give the PYP students more time to sleep and the SS students more time in the afternoon and evening for activities and coaching classes. We have maintained through the years that the reason for starting the SS later is that as children enter into the teen years, they tend to sleep later for multiple reasons (studying, social, biological). Therefore asking them to wake up early is likely to have adverse effects of their health.

While we don’t see any significant advantage with the swap in timings, we see consequential disadvantages of an upheaval of schedule for all the students including the vast majority who have not reacted to this change as well the loss of sleep and impact the health of SS students.

Therefore, we are sticking to the change as announced. We had also proposed a change in the timings for the Early Years students pending logistics for which we ran trial routes from April 9 to 12. We are happy to announce that the trial was successful. These are the final timings for students next year:

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Early Years*

(Nursery to Sr. KG)

08:45 am 02:00 pm

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm

*Nursery and Jr KG students will be leaving earlier in the initial period. A separate note will be sent to the relevant parents for the same.

 

2. Regarding the holidays on 22-23 April due to Lok Sabha Elections:

The holidays are as announced for 22-23 April for students. The school buses have been requisitioned by the district authorities for the conduct of elections for both days (for logistical management of the EVMs and the election staff). Therefore both days are holidays. For the PYP and Early Years, we chose not to compensate (unlike previous years) because it’s the end of the year and curriculum requirements have been met already. For SS, there’s no need to compensate because the exam schedule was changed to accommodate the 2 holidays. We are clarifying this so that the reasoning is clear and that a precedent isn’t assumed for similar future events.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Grade – 2 Gujarati (Standard level) Homework (Cycle – 33) Date – 17/04/2019

Grade – 2 Gujarati (Standard level) Homework (Cycle – 33) Date – 17/04/2019

નીચે આપેલી વાર્તા “આળસુ બ્રાહ્મણ” સાંભળો અને વાર્તામાં આવતા પાત્રો (Characters) માંથી કયું પાત્ર તમને ગમ્યું તેના વિશે તમારા માતા પિતા ને કહો.

Link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4vUVhDVoX8

Grade – 2 Gujarati (Ab initio level) Homework (Cycle – 33) Date – 17/04/2019

Grade – 2 Gujarati (Ab initio level) Homework (Cycle – 33) Date – 17/04/2019

ગૃહકાર્ય ( गृहकार्य ) :

નીચે આપેલી link પરથી Video જુઓ. વર્ગમાં Reflection લેવામાં આવશે.
नीचे दी गई link से Video देखें | कक्षा में Reflection लिया जाएगा |

Video: “અજાણી વ્યક્તિ નો વિશ્વાસ ન કરવો”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NICWxxvIKlA

G-2 Hindi Highlights and Homework cycle 33(17-4-19)

G-2 Hindi Highlights and Homework cycle 33(17-4-19)

कक्षाकार्य –
खेल के द्वारा पुनरावर्तन (Revision) लिया गया |

गृहकार्य –
नीचे दी गई Link से कहानी सुनें , देखें और कहानी पढ़ने की कोशिश करें |
Link –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJpgQxPRk0

 

Student-led conference

Student-led conference

Dear parents,

Our learners have worked really hard and gained an in-depth understanding of the Central Idea: The Earth’s natural cycles influence the activity of living thingsUnder the Transdisciplinary theme: How The World Works. Grade 2 team invites you for a Student-Led Conference (SLC) on 17th, 18th, and 19th, April 2019. Be a part of this event and witness the zest of the fest. We would like you to be an active participant in your child’s learning.

We have scheduled the SLC for three days:

Section Date Day Time
Create 17 April 2019 Wednesday 8:45 am to 10:00
Think & Dream 18 April 2019 Thursday 8:15 am to 9:30 am
Invent & Discover 18 April  2019 Thursday 9:45 am to 11:00 am
Wonder, Ponder & Explore 19 April 2019 Friday 8:15 am to 9:30 am

Note that attendance is compulsory as you would be assessing your child’s understanding of the unit and presentation skills.

Parent orientation:

Parents need to assemble in Grade 2 wing for a brief orientation about the SLC. After the orientation, the respective HRTs will escort parents to class for the presentation.

Kindly adhere to the timings mentioned. Your presence will be a great boost for your child.

Note: SLC time slots will be communicated by respective HRTs through email.

Regards,

Grade 2 team 🙂

Highlights of the week !!

Highlights of the week !!

Math

Revision of different concepts was done.

Language

Summative Assessment of Narrative writing was conducted.

Stuart Little reader chapter 4 and 5 were read and explained in the class.

[Unit Of Inquiry]

Central Idea: The earth’s natural cycles influence the activities of living things.
Lines of inquiry:  Natural cycles of Earth (day, night, seasons, weather patterns) (Change)
Patterns of behavior of living things related to Earth’s natural cycles. (Connection)
Conditions on Earth that Support life. (Causation)

Students are preparing for Student Led Conference.

Homework

Language homework to be done in the reader.

Task 1

Read chapter 5 of Stuart Little story.

Task 2

Underline the adjectives in chapter 5.

Math

Complete the given worksheet

 

Regards,

Grade 2 team 🙂

ગૃહકાર્ય ( गृहकार्य ) :

નીચે આપેલી link પરથી Video જુઓ. વર્ગમાં Reflection લેવામાં આવશે.
नीचे दी गई link से Video देखें | कक्षा में Reflection लिया जाएगा |

Video: “બોલે ચકલી”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXcj4gdgtbI