Perhaps you have been able to see the travelling circus in the gymnastics hall today. At least, both the infants and toddlers have been working very hard to put on a good show. Performing for so many people must have been quite scary.
During the next few weeks we will work on the theme called “Eropuit”. (going out) We will be camping on a farm, discover the young animals in the meadow. This way, we will work on extending the infants’ vocabulary with help of a word web.
The infants will also be working on the new season Spring; with help of the children we like to bring the groups in spring spirit. For instance, in the group Zeehondjes, we created nice flowers using a fork and paint. The group Zeesterren created hyacints (flowers) with paper and toilet paper tubes. We are also looking for a small tent for our special home corner, where the children will be able to camp at the farm. would it be possible to borrow one?
Thank you, members of Ouderraad, our school looks amazing in a spring spirit!
Reminder: Dogs are not allowed in our school, but at the school yard either. We make an exception when your child has to do a speech on the topic of his or her pet.
Buying lunch cards
Ms Hannie is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The only days that it is possible to buy lunch cards upstairs, in the kitchen.
We like to celebrate Easter on Thursday, 2nd April both in church and at school. We like to let you know that you are welcome to join in celebrations in church. It would be best if all children come to school, as usual, since we like to walk to church together and start the celebrations at 9am. Afterwards, we like to enjoy a special Easter lunch at school. (All children spend their lunch hour at school) and at 2pm the children will be able to start with their Easter weekend, which is an extra long one, since on 7th April, the teachers will be having a study day; which means that all children have the day off. That is applicable for 18th May as well.
Today, the children received the pictures that were taken last week. They also received a letter with additional information about what to do when you like to keep or return the pictures.
Theme evening: “Social Media” in community centre called Ons Centrum, located at Tesselsestraat 59.
The Prinses Julianakerk has a youth council that likes to organise a special evening on 16th April, for parents of children and teenagers. The theme will be: social media and the use of it by your children. In the past 10 years, the world changed quite drastically, with social media that emerged. As a parent you are being confronted with different questions. What is normal with my child or teenager? Is it still possible to limit my child? What to do when your child still receives (Whats app)messages on his or her phone when he or she is supposed to be sleeping at night.
Björn van Veelen will come to community centre Ons Centrum to inform you on this topic. He will be able to give you information on what social media mean for children and or teenagers and how to deal with different ages. This night, Björn will also give advice to parents and or people who guide children and how to deal with social media in a positive 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, just contact Arjo van der Steen, who is the church contact for youth issues. He can be contacted by phone with number 06-55553373 or through email with: firstname.lastname@example.org
A short introduction of that night’s speaker:
“My name is Björn van Veelen. At the moment I work at a national organisation with youth. I also work as a teacher at a VMBO school. In my day-to-day life I deal with social media a lot. During this evening, I would like to find answers to the questions you might have on the topic. How does a child/ teenager deal with social media? How do parents guide them? Furthermore, I would like to point out the dangers of social media but I would also like to take a closer look at the positive sides of it. The advantages for your child and the positive effects of social media on your child. In short, an evening that a parent in these days really needs to attend!”
Report cards: the sign-in lists are ready!!!
Skills for Kids; extended school day, final period
As of September, we (SkillsForKids) have co-operated with Oranjeschool in after school activities. For the next and last period we like to offer a number of different and challenging activities. For infants we have planned for hiphop, children of groups 3 & 4 will enjoy lessons in chemistry, children of groups 5 and 6 will enjoy photography and children of groups 7 and 8 like to enjoy Graffiti Art. It is possible to register online at www.skillsforkids.nl/oranjeschool Please notice to click on “BLOK 3”, in the top right corner. You will find additional information and the registration form to fill in and send (by email) You will receive an email with confirmation of your registration. We hope to see children that are enthusiastic and nicely filled groups. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate calling us at 070-850 9955.
Practical and theoretical traffic exams for group 7 Friday 17th April, in the afternoon children of group 7 and children in Taalklas of group 7 will need to bring their bike to school. Would parents be available to bike along? Please let the teacher know if you could. Thursday 16th April, the theoretical traffic exam will be planned. It would be nice if all children would pass their exam at once. VVN has a nice app available that could be used with phone or tablet. The official practical exam will be on 26th May next. Remember to bring your bike then as well. If parents would be able to bike along then, please inform the teacher. Thank you in advance.
Watoto – mission Once, every 3 months Ms Ilse empties the saving boxes in the groups and so far, the groups saved a nice amount of about €300 for Watoto. The first time it was group 5 that saved the largest amount in school and this time it was group 3 that took care of the largest amount!
We are still free of lice. Unfortunately, not free of nits. The groups that were involved received a separate letter. Please remember to check their (wet) hairs. The next check will be 1st April next. Our school has been free of lice for quite some time. This is because the children get checked regularly at home but at school as well. Would you be willing to help us checking please contact our school management or members of OR.
The May holiday will start on Friday 1st May and ends on Monday 18th MAY.
School trip: Thursday 30th April 2015 will be the day: the annual Oranjeschool school trip! This time we will visit amusement park Drievliet. The school trip expenses will be estimated at €25 per child. You will receive additional information as soon as possible. It is not necessary for you to let us know that you will be able to guide us just yet, we will inform you when we know more about that. The school trip will be for groups 1-6. Groups 7 and 8 will not join.
We will plan the ten-minute-talks soon. The sign-in lists will be placed in the hall, as usual. A conversation on your child’s progress. Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April is when the conversations will take place. Please use the sign-in lists to register for the conversations.
Monday 18th May, the peuterspeelzaal will be closed, so the children will have an extra day for the May holiday.
This week, we have also started with the new theme called lente (spring). The schedule for spelinloop activities and the activities with parent(s); theme “Lente”:
Wednesday 8th April for the red group
Friday 10th April for the yellow and blue group.
Thursday 16th April; the yellow and red groups will visit the child farm!!!
The yellow and red group will be gathering at 1pm at childfarm called ’t Waaygat, please make sure that during the entire visit, at least one guide will stay with your child.
Tuesday 14th April gaat de blue will visit the child farm.
Please gather at 1pm at child farm called ’t Waaygat, please make sure that during the visit a guide will stay with your child.
We wish you a nice week!