Saturday 4th April I celebrated my 60th birthday, an age dwell on for a moment and to be thankful. During the Easter celebrations in church, I was rather surprised. I would like to thank everyone for the nice presents and it was not until today that I got the chance to hand out treats. It goes without saying that the treats were healthy, a fruit snack for everyone. It was good to see that all children were happy with it and liked it very much. Thanks again for the nice surprise on Thursday 2nd April!
Our Oranje choir has been practicing a lot.
Dogs are not allowed on the school yard and in the school neither. When your child has a speech on the topic of his or her pet we like to make an exception.
Buying lunch cards
Ms Hannie is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The only days it is possible to buy lunch cards (in the kitchen upstairs).
The children have a holiday between 1st and 18th May. We will be starting school again on 19th May next.
The envelopes with money and extra ordered pictures have been picked up on Thursday, in the afternoon. The back orders will be delivered as soon as possible. In case you paid after Thursday, it will probably take the photographer a little longer to prepare your back order. Did you not have the chance to hand in the envelope with pictures and /or money, please do so in the course of this week at the latest.
Despite contradictive messages in the media the final tests for CITO will be as of Tuesday 21st, 22nd and 23rd April! We hope that everyone will be succesful. There is no need to be nervous but a little tension makes your work even better.
The MR is searching for a new member!!
What is MR exactly?
The MR is a body in which parents and team members of Oranjeschool like to think about issues regarding the school and its education.
Do you think it is important to have your voice heard and co-operate with the school? In that case this will be something for you!
We hope many persons will respond. For further questions you could contact the (current) MR members.
Theme evening on social media in Ons Centrum located at Tesselesestraat 59
Prinses Juliana church has a youth council that like to organise a special evening on Thursday 16th April next, particularly for parents of children and teenagers. The evening has a theme: social media and the use of it by (your) children. During the past 10 years the world change quickly since social media emerged. As a parent you are being confronted with different questions. For instance: Is this normal with my teenager/child? Is it still possible to set limits to my child? What to do when my child still receives (whats’app) messages on his or her phone when he or she is supposed to be sleeping at night?
This evening, Björn van Veelen will visit Ons Centrum to inform parents on this topic. He will have additional information on what social media mean to children and teenagers in particular or how to deal with different ages. He would also like to give some advice to parents and other guides of teenagers on how to deal with social media in a responsible way.
It will probably be an interesting evening.
Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend the evening at community centre Ons Centrum, located at Tesselsestraat 59. Should you be interested in additional information, do not hesitate contacting Arjo van der Steen, who is the church contact for youth issues. He can be contacted by phone at number 06-55553373 or through email with: email@example.com
FREE WORKSHOP: homework guidance for parents
How to guide your child when doing homework? A practical workshop with tips taken care of by AFTER’S COOL and initiated by CJG.
In this workshop a number of questions be answered, like:
– What skills will be handy in the introductory year at secondary education?
– How to learn for topics like French, history or Math?
– How do I teach my child to plan?
It goes without saying that there will be plenty of opportunity to ask any other questions! An interesting workshop meant for parents / care-takers of children in the ages of 11 – 13 years old.
When: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Time: Between 8.30 – 9.30 pm
Where: CJG Scheveningen located at Scheveningseweg 56 a
Charges: free of charge
This week, we like to pay extra attention to how do frogs develop. Ms Mariëlle Benjamins brought frogspawn to the groups. During the past few weeks a number of tadpoles developed. We check every day whether their hind legs grow.
Next week, on Friday the Koningsspelen will be organised in our school. Who would like to come to help us out guiding small groups? Please contact the group teacher if you are interested.
Praktical and theoretical traffic exams for group 7
Friday 17th April children of group 7 (also for children of Taalklas 7) will be practicing the traffic exams by bike, which means they have to come to school by bike. Please contact the group teacher if you are interested in cycling with the children? Thursday 16th April the children will be doing the theoretical part of the exams. Make sure you practice well. It would be best if everyone could pass at once! VVN developed a nice app for tablet computer to make practicing for the theoretical part easier and more fun. A nice way to practice interactively with smart phone or tablet computer. We like to wish everyone lots of fun practicing. The official practical part of the exams will be on 26th May next. It goes without saying that the children will need the bicycle on that day as well. We like to ask parents to assist on that day as well, please contact the group teacher if that would be possible for you. Thank you in advance.
Watoto – Mission
Every 3 months Ms Ilse empties the saving boxes in which the groups collect money for the mission. So far, we collected a nice amount of money! After the first three months group 5 collected the biggest amount and this time it was group 3 that collected the largest amount! We like continue with the mission and hope that everyone would be willing to support us! Up until now we have collected about €300 for Watoto.
Perhaps you already know that at the play groups we work with contact parents. Contact parents are parents of children who attend one of the playgroups and like to do something extra for the groups. They are mainly active for activities and festivities (think about the Easter breakfast or decorating the play groups) but can also give the teachers a hint when other parents have questions. These parents are contact parents during the time their child attends Ukkepukkies. When the toddlers turn 4 years old the contact parent stops and a new contact parent is being installed. The first children of Ukkepukkies that turn 4 and their parents were contact parent. Therefore, we like to introduce the new contact parents: Patty Holstein (mother of Mark), Laura Roos (mother of Jesse), Mirella Bon (mother or Elena) and Melissa Moerland (mother of Djalina). It goes without saying that we like to thank the contact parents who say goodbye: Eveline (Bram’s grandma), Natasja Romijn(mother of Ray) and Sandra Klinkhamer(mother of Janice)
The schedule for spelinloop and the parental activities:
Spelinloop for theme of spring (lente)
Thursday 16th April the yellow and red group will visit the child farm.
The yellow and red groups like to gather at 1pm at childfarm called ’t Waaygat, during the visit at least one guid needs to stay with your child.
Tuesday 14th April the blue group will visit the child farm.
The blue group likes to gather at 1pm at childfarm called ’t Waaygat, during the visit at least one guid needs to stay with your child.
Monday 18th May the play groups will all be closed, meaning that the May holiday will last a day longer, just like the Oranjeschool.
Music camp Solleveld
Do you have plans for the first week of the (summer) school holiday? If not, join Solleveld music camp for children of ages 7-14 years old, between 13th and 17th July 2015. An experience that is affordable and lots of fun. Within 5 days we will get you acquainted with and experimenting with outdoor music, dancing and singing but we will also be active playing games,in sports activities and creativity.
Location: Solleveld Camping site at Monsterseweg, near Kijkduin. This site has large tents. It is a day camp, this means that parents bring their child every day between 8.30 and 9.30am and pick them up between 5 and 6pm. The camp expenses will be €75 for every child per week.
Registration is possible in two ways:
1. Through the website: www.werkenaanwelzijndenhaag.nl/activiteiten/kinderen/muziekkamp
2. At the YMCA-Scheveningen located at Keizerstraat 58 on Wednesdays between 2 and 5pm.
Contact: Martin Bruijn for more information by phone with 06-12534207 and Ernst Fortunati at 06-20715109 or through email using firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hague Natuurverkenners: going outside with children!
Visit Zuiderpark on Saturday 25th April or Sunday 26th April. It is possible to discover many nice places: a bee stable, where bees fly on and off, children can build dams in the natural playground called Zuiderpret, roll off a grass hill, catch water animals from the pond and many more activities….
Starting point: city farm called Herweyerhoeve, located at Anna Polakweg 7 in Den Haag.
Where you can buy a route brochure for only €2. The route takes about 2 hours and the starting time will be between 11am and 2pm.
It is possible to discover nature in and around The Hague. The Hague Natuurverkenners has a number of activities. About five times during weekends, the Hague Natuurverkenners hike around and do several exciting activities in and around the natural environment of The Hague. They have even organised a spectacular activity around Nature and Technique as closure of the series of weekends, which is planned on Sunday 29th November in the Haagse Hogeschool.
Children between 7-13 years old can become members for the fee of €15 per year.
Is your child in possession of Ooievaarspas, your child will be able to become member for only € 1,50. The Ooievaarspas will then need to be scanned. Members will receive a club card with which they collect stamps for every hike they participate in. Before every hike they will receive a digital newsletter and they receive the hiking routs and will then be able to participate in the activities free of charge.
Do not hesitate, register your child. The form has been published at: www.denhaag.nl/natuurverkenners
Contact Safiye Karatay, by phone using 070-3532996 if you have further questions.
Hooray free of lice. Unfortunately not free of nits. The regarding groups already received a letter earlier and the groups will receive extra checks. Keep on checking regularly! (and comb the hairs wet)? The next check will be in the first school week in May. Our school has, so far, been free of lice a lot. This is because the children get checked regularly by parents and…………………….the monthly (school)checks. Would it be possible for you to help out other parents doing the monthly checks, please contact (members of) direction or OR.
School trip: Thursday 30th April 2015 will be the day: the Oranjeschool school trip! This time we will visit amusement park Drievliet. The expenses will be €25 for every child. You already received additional information on the school trip.
On Friday 24th April we will organise Koningsspelen at Oranjeschool. In order for this day to succeed we are looking for (grand)parents to help us out guiding small groups in the morning. Every game has a clear and short manual explaining the purpose of the activity or game. The teachers will walk around to support the games.
The games and groups will be divided into similar age groups. Please fill in the attached strip and hand in the strips with (one of) the following teachers: Ms Janneke, Ms Mariëlle S (gym), Ms Jenny (zeepaardjes), Ms Leonie (3/4) & Mr Rick (8). If you have any further questions you can also contact one of them.
Thank you in advance!!!
We wish you a nice week!
Yes, I……………………………………………………parent/care-taker of ……………………………… Of group ……… would like to guide a group during Koningsspelen of Friday morning 24th April between 8.30am and noon.