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Uniform policy- Update

Uniform policy- Update

Dear Parent,

During winters, thermals of only black, white or grey color can be worn inside the school uniform t-shirt.
Note that students cannot wear full sleeve t-shirts/sweatshirts of any other color.
For bottoms- Only black leggings can be worn with the school shorts if the student is not comfortable with full pants.
Highlights of the week( 3rd -7th December)

Highlights of the week( 3rd -7th December)

Circle Time:

Revision of Rhymes:

  1. Good morning dear Earth
  2. Each like a petal, of one great flower

 

Introduction of new rhymes:

  1.  The north wind came along one day,

So strong and full of fun;

He called the leaves down from the trees

And said, “Run children run”.

They came in red and yellow dress,

In shaded green and brown,

And all the short December day

He chased them round the town.

They ran in crowds, they ran alone,

They hid behind the trees,

The north winds laughing found them there

And called “No stopping please”

But when he saw them tired out

And huddled in a heap,

He softly said, “Goodnight my dears,

Now let us go to sleep.”

– Steiner verse

2.

Little golden leaves,

Dancing on the trees.

Down the wind blows,

A leaf for me.

Little golden leaves,

Dancing in the sun,

Falling from the treetops,

One by one.

Little golden leaves,

Dancing to and fro,

Backwards and forwards,

And off they go.

  • Steiner verse

 

Phonological Awareness :

Revision of blends (bl, fl, gl, cl, sl, fr, gr, tr, cr, pr, sp, st, sk, sc sm, sn)

 

Read aloud:

Read aloud from Sr. KG monthly book list.

Closing circle story : The Mongoose and the child.

Art work : Making butterfly using marble paper and pipe cleaners

Hand work : Simple running stitch on mat

Cooking : Making coriander and mint chutney sandwiches

  

Math:

  • Introduction of forward/ backward numbers 61-70
  • Introduction of number names 21-30
  • Introduction of skip count by 5
  • Revision of all the Math concepts through learning center and guided play.

Language:      

  • Revision of taught digraphs. (Identification of digraph, blending and segmenting of taught words)
  • Writing of a-z in notebook (3 times)
  • Writing of A-Z in notebook (3 times)
  • Introduction of  /ch/ and /sh/ digraph through a story, song and action.
  • Blending and segmenting of /ch/ and /sh/ words
  • Dictation of /ch/ and /sh/ words.
  • Jolly Phonics Pupil Book 1- Pg No. 32 and 33
  • Word list:

 

/ch/ words /sh/ words
chop, chat, chit, chin, chip, chest, chug, rich,much, such, bench,drench,munch,lunch, brunch,punch, crunch shop, shit, ship, shed,shot, shut, cash, crash,flash, fresh, rush, crush,splash,dish, fish, blush, shift,flush, shin

Homework:

Language:  Writing letters (k-z) small letter in notebook 3 times.(Kindly follow the cw format)

Math: Writing number names (21-30) once in the notebook.(Kindly follow the CW format)

 

Important note:

 

  • Kindly note that during the winter season, thermals (only black ,white or grey color) can be worn inside the school uniform.
  • Kindly ensure that you send the required food items for the cooking slot.
  • Kindly ensure that you send fruits for home meal break on the respective Fruit days.

 

Thursday (Ignite, Blaze, Glimmer and Glitter)
Friday (Sparkle, Kindle, Dazzle and Shine)

 

Have a stupendous weekend!

 

Regards,

Sr.KG Team

 

Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine. However, as mentioned in the previous blog post, we have quite a few precious pieces left with us which we are planning to take up in the April issue. So, the number of days for submission and the number of topics have been reduced for this time.

We have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster/artwork. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati as well. (No hard copies will be accepted)

The topics are:

 

  • Planning a Vacation
  • If I could be a/an …..
  • My Promises To the New Year
  • Book/s I have Read Again and Again
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Dealing With Peer Pressure
  • Coding- The Language Of Future
  • Elections are the Best Test for Democracy
  • My Favorite Catchphrase
  • Words I Misspell the Most
  • Poetry- Few Words More Expressions
  • Living In a Selfless World

 

Points to ponder while writing/submitting articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references / links in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article, mention your full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters/Artwork should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the flipside of the poster.
  • Entries to be mailed from school mail id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters/artwork should be in high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org.  Please do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

 

The last date for submission is 25th December, 2018.

 

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

 

Raconteur Team.

 

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

Night Out

Night Out

Night Out scheduled for Early Years on Saturday 15th December 2018

Dear Parents,

Night out for Early Years (Nu/JK/SK)  is scheduled on Saturday, 15th December 2018. Students will reach school by 3:00 pm on Saturday, 15th December and leave for home the next morning, Sunday 16th December.

The link for pick up (Saturday, 15th December) & drop off (Sunday, 16th December) routes are mentioned here:

Night Out Bus Routes

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 children to be independent, taking them out of their comfort zone.

Therefore it is our conscious choice to make them sleep in the open; and  be courageous to face the elements of nature. Night out is about appreciating nature as much as it is about enthusiastically having fun. So these two experiences together create a powerful learning atmosphere for the students of which certain discomforts are a part of.

Hence, we urge the parents to prepare their children for being open-minded and experiencing something different from what they get at home for e.g. a warm bed in an AC room, bedtime story, Ipads etc. In addition to all the fun elements involved, they should also reflect on the learning part in the night-out.

We would also like to mention a few concerns that may come up during the night out.

Concerns:

  1. Winters – It will be very cold, especially in the school area (where temperatures are 2-4 degrees lesser than the city) and so sleeping outdoors (in  assembly/skating rink) for children is difficult. (Nu, Jr.kg and Sr.Kg students will sleep in classrooms, G-1 to G 4, students will sleep in assembly area (Rendezvous), beyond grade 4 students will sleep in skating rink. If the temperature drops below 12 degree, even older students will sleep indoors)
  1. Mosquitoes – We take all possible steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes. However due to our location in the midst of lush green farms with stagnated water (as the crops are paddy and sugarcane) on all sides, we cannot eliminate the mosquito menace completely.

Steps taken:

  • Daily fogging in open areas in the mornings.
  • Spraying of insecticides in open areas on regular intervals.
  • During Night outs, fogging is done in the sleeping area before the students go to sleep.
  • Also, we ask parents to send mosquito repellent cream so that the teacher can help the student apply it, before going to sleep.

In spite of taking care of all the points mentioned above, there still can be cases of mosquito/ insect bite to a few children who have sensitive skin or due to allergic reaction.  In such a case the parent must inform the respective HRT / TL in advance so that the teacher can address the issue.

  1. Insects – At night in most months of the year there are lots of insects that are attracted towards artificial lighting. Our toilets are open at the top to allow for light and ventilation. Toilet lights have to remain switched ON from evening till night (so that students and adults can find it easily).

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 have a memorable experience sleeping in the outdoors!

Schedule:

Time Details
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Arrival / General instructions/ Sharing Agenda/ Settling down.Outdoor games
5:05 PM- 5:20 PM Snacks
5:25 PM – 6:25 PM Photo session and frame making in class
6:30 PM – 6:55 PM In-class Free play
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dance
7:35 PM – 8:15 PM Dinner
8:15 PM – 9:00 PM Changing time
9:00 PM – 9:15 PM Story time
9:30 PM – 6:30 PM Bed time
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM Wake up call/ Freshen up
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Leave for home

 

List of items students need to bring:

  1. Toilet accessories.
  2. One pair of clothes, one nightwear & footwear
  3. Warm blanket and bed sheet (Mattress and pillow will be provided from the school)
  4. Sweater/ Jacket/ Inner-wear (thermal, warm clothes/socks ). All students should wear at least 4 layers of clothes (thermals, half sleeves t-shirt, full sleeves t-shirt and jacket/ sweater), should wear 2 pairs of socks (1 cotton and 1 woolen) and a pair of gloves.
  5. Bottoms: Thermals followed by 2 layers of pants
  6. Woolen caps/ monkey caps/ scarves
  7. 2 layers of covers (Bedsheet and Blanket)
  8. Mosquito repellent

All the items should be labeled properly to avoid confusion. Please do not send any expensive toys or other items. 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. There will be sufficient number of teachers and support staff to ensure that the students are safe and secure in the school apart from extra security arrangements for the event. The school also appoints a senior staff member (HOS/Principal/ Coordinators/ Admin Managers) as a safety monitor for the night out who ensures that all students are safe.

Thanks,

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!