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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

Fun time !!!

Fun time !!!

Dear parents

“Just education is not enough, children must have sunshine, freedom and playtime.”

Our students get a good amount of time for free play at school. But just to let our little tots rejoice more play time with their peers and to celebrate the year end together, we have decided to take them to Bouncy Bunnies, ISCON Mall.

Kindly send your child in complete uniform (SOCKS AND ID CARD – MANDATORY) and ensure that he/she has a filling meal from home as we will leave for the venue as soon as students arrive.

Details:

Venue

BOUNCY BUNNIES

Iscon Mall, Opp. Rajhans Theater,

Piplod Road, Surat

Dates and Classes

16th April: Ignite, Dazzle, Shine, Glimmer

18th  April: Glitter, Blaze, Kindle, Sparkle

Fees

315/- per child (includes play time & snacks)

The amount will be deducted from the student imprest deposit

Time The children will be going in school hours and will come back to school only.

 

LET’S STAY ACTIVE, HAVE OODLES OF FUN AND MAKE GREAT MEMORIES!

Regards

Sr KG Team

Highlights of the week – 8th April to 12th April

Highlights of the week – 8th April to 12th April

Circle Time:

Rhymes:

Revision of:
Good morning dear Earth
Each like a petal, of one great flower
Swimming, swimming…..
We are the sunshine fairies……

New rhymes:

  1. Cling Ding Ding, The summer bells now ring;

         There’s laughter on the hills, The daisies show their frills,

         Cling Ding Ding, Be welcome, Summer Queen!

         Cling Ding Ding, The summer bells now ring;

         The bees buzz round all day, The butterflies flit and play,

         Cling Ding Ding, Be welcome, Summer Queen!

        (https://www.lavendersbluehomeschool.com/blogs/the-summer-queen-circle)

2. Days are longer, sunshine’s stronger

        Summer’s here, summer’s here!

        Let’s jump through the sprinkler, let’s make lemonade

        Summer’s here, summer’s here.


Phonological Awareness :
-Phoneme counting worksheet
-Listening for tricky words in a story

Read aloud: Sr. KG monthly book list.

Closing circle story: Literate and illiterate.

Handwork :  Stitching

Art work : Grid drawing

UOI : Celebrations
Transdisciplinary theme: How we express ourselves
Central idea: Celebrations and traditions are expressions of shared beliefs and values.  

-Visit to the ‘Celebration corner’

-Assembly performance by parents

Math:
-Revision of all the concepts done till now
-Guided play : Ring-a-number

Language:
-Picture composition
-Reading jolly phonics readers
-Guided play :Game for middle sound

Homework:
-Math:  workbook pg 3 & 14
-Language:  Read and match worksheet

Have a great weekend!!!

Regards,

Sr KG Team

Lok Sabha Election – Holiday

Lok Sabha Election – Holiday

Dear Parents,

Kindly note that Monday, 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, will be a holiday for students in lieu of Lok Sabha Election. The school will not be compensating these holidays against the loss of working days.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Highlights of the week (1st April – 5th April)

Highlights of the week (1st April – 5th April)

Circle Time:

Rhymes:

Revision of:

  • Good morning dear Earth

  • Each like a petal, of one great flower

  • One finger, one thumb …Keep moving

 

  • Swimming, swimming…

  • We are the sunshine fairies…

 

Phonological Awareness :

  • Identifying initial/medial/final sound- game
  • Phonemes: manipulating final sound -game
  • Syllable counting game
  • Sentence framing using any object/word

 

Read aloud: Sr. KG monthly book list.

 

Closing circle story: The wedding of the mouse.

 

Handwork :  Stiching

Art work : Making a bookmark

UOI : Celebrations

  • Transdisciplinary theme: How we express ourselves

Central idea: Celebrations and traditions are expressions of shared beliefs and values.  

  • Summative assessment of Pictograph

Math:

  • Revision of all the concepts done till now
  • Revision of skip count by 5 through a game (Skip ‘o’ square)
  • Summative assessment of reading months of the year

 

Language:   
Framing sentences using tricky words

  • Dictation of sentences
  • Reading jolly phonics readers
  • Revision of consonant blends through a game

Homework

Math:  Writing number names in the notebook from 91-99 (ONCE)

Language:  Reading worksheet

Important note : We are going to have a pool time in the next cycle. So kindly send following things with your child :

  1. Swimming costume
  2. A pair of undergarments
  3. Towel
  4. Plastic bag to keep the wet costume

 

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Regards,

Sr KG Team

 

Proposed Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Proposed Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Dear Parents,

As informed earlier, the timings for EY are likely to change from the next academic year (June 2019)

TIMINGS Starts Ends Duration (hrs)
Current 09:55 am 03:15 pm 05:20
Proposed 08:45 am 02:00 pm 05:15

 

Before finalizing this change, we need to conduct a trial run for EY students. Therefore, all EY students will be leaving at 1:45 pm (along with students of Grades 1-6) from 9th April to 12th April. They will come to school by their usual 9:55 am route. Therefore, students will have a shorter day for a week. Kindly click on the following link to know the new stop timings.

New Routes (9th April to 12th April)

We recognize that this may cause an inconvenience to you by altering your regular schedule. However, this trial run is required for us to get the logistics right before we move to the new timings next year.

Of course, the timings given above will not affect students in  Sr. KG as the Grade 1 timings will be from 07:30 to 02:00 pm. However, they will also be participating in the trial run because only then will we have the full strength of the EY along with Grades 1-6.

After the trial run is over, we will be finalizing the timings and announce the same by 25th April. The bus routes for the new academic year will be shared as usual, by the last week of May 2019.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Timings for the Academic Year 2019-20

Dear Parents,

Based on internal feedback, we are making a small change in the school timings from June 2019.

Current Timings till May 2019
Grades Starts Ends Duration(Hrs)
Primary Years (Grade 1 to Grade 6) 07:15 am 01:45 pm 06:30
Senior School  (Grade 7 to Grade 12) 08:30 am 03:15 pm 06:45

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Duration

(Hrs)

Duration & Timings Change

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm 06:30

Same duration as above

Students both arrive and depart 15 mins late

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm 06:45

We believe that a slightly later time will be beneficial for all the stakeholders (students, parents and staff), giving everyone some more time in the morning. The departure is shifted only by 15 mins thereby not causing any significant concerns.

As usual, the bus routes for the new academic year will be shared by the last week of May 2019.

Regards,

Fountainhead School