Last Friday, we started with the new theme called Eropuit together with Ukkepukkies. Ms Jenny and Ms Lotte spent their morning camping on the school yard, they forgot time and slept part of that morning! After breakfast and some exercises they were able to start with their day. In the group we play many games to refresh and improve the children’s memory. It is possible to practice this at home as well. For instance with the game called “we are going outside and see goats. We are going outside and see goats and cows. We are going out and see goats, cows and …” Memory and a game of kwartet are nice examples of games that can be played.
We like to celebrate Easter on Thursday 2nd April. We will all be walking to church in a parade at 8.30 am and back to school again, afterwards. We would appreciate it if you could walk with us next to the line and help us crossing the streets. We will be offered a nice lunch in Easter style after which we will be searching for Easter eggs at the Mallemok, which is where you will be able to pick up the children of infant groups at 2pm. (located at Westduinweg 38d/40)
The Oranje school choir
Our Oranje choir had been practicing a lot.
Dogs are not allowed in our school, and at the school yard 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The only days possible to buy lunch cards in the kitchen upstairs.
On Thursday 2nd April we like to celebrate Easter in church and at school. The children will all be expected at school at 8.30 am and we like to walk to church together (you will walk along, won´t you?). We like to welcome you to join in the celebrations in church. In church we like to start at 9.00am with the celebrations. Afterwards at school we will be able to enjoy a nice lunch in Easter style. All children spend their lunch hour at school, since school will be out at 2pm, when children will start with their Easter weekend, which is a little longer since the children have the day off on 7th April (the teachers have a study day). Other study days (days off) will be 1st May and 18th May.
Could you return the special envelope (containing money or pictures) in the course of this week to the group teacher!
The MR is searching for a new member (MR lid)!!
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 being heard and co-operate with the school? In that case this will be something for you.
With the newsletter (on paper) you will receive a letter to apply for the ´job´. We hope for lots of response. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the current MR members.
Skills for kids
On 2nd April next, the lesson for Street Dance will not continue. The parents will be welcome to watch the final half hour of the lesson that will be given on 9th April next.
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 in particular. The theme will be: social media and the use of it by (your) children. In the past 10 years, the world changed quite drastically, since social media 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 my 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 inform you 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: email@example.com
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 parents in these days really need to attend!”
Practical and theoretical traffic exams group 7 Children attending group 7 (children of Taalklas as well) will be practicing exams by bike on 17th April, which means that everyone needs to come to school by bicycle. We would like to ask parents who will be able to cycle along with the children to contact the group teacher. The theoretical part of the exams will be on Thursday 16th April. 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.
The holiday in May starts on 1st May and will be until 18th May.
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.
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.
Lice check 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 Wednesday 1st April next. 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. Today, you received additional information with the newsletter(on paper).
On Friday, 24th April the Koningsspelen will be held at Oranjeschool. In order for this day to be succesful we could use extra help from parents, care-takers or even grandparents who will be willing to help guiding a group during the games. Every game has an instruction manual that is short and clearly explains the main purpose of the activity. Teachers will be walking around to offer support. The games and groups will be divided by (age) groups. Please fill in the attached strip and hand it in with one of the members of the committee for Koningsspelen. (Ms Janneke, Ms Mariëlle S (gymnastics), Ms Jenny (zeepaardjes), Ms Leonie (3/4) or Mr Rick (8))
Do not hesitate contacting any of them if you have any further questions. We like to thank you in advance!!!
Next Wednesday will be the day! The group spelenderwijs will visit child farm, at least, if the weather allows us to. We are curious about the new born lambs.
The toddlers have started with the new theme called “lente” (spring)and we will join them. If the weather could help out a little, we will be up and ready to work with the theme.
Next weekend will be Easter already, which means that we will celebrate this with breakfast in Easter style. All three groups are welcome to the groups on Thursday morning between 8.30 and 10.30am. In the afternoon, the children will be off. Friday is a day off, on account of Good Friday and Monday will be off on account of Easter Monday. (2e paasdag). We like to welcome the children again on Tuesday 7th April. We like to wish everyone a happy Easter weekend!
We are working very hard on the new theme “Lente” (spring). The schedule for spelinloop activities with 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!