Parking; picking up and bringing your child(ren)
When picking up your child(ren) or bringing them the school, please make sure to park your car safely and bring or pick up your child afterwards. At the moment, we receive complaints from the neighbors that many cars are being left in the street or even on sidewalks creating obstacles for traffic but for our other (small) children as well. For the neigbors it must be irritating to not being able to leave the house with a pram or even rollator in a safe way. We do count on your co-operation!
Bicycles Could children of groups 7 and 8 please leave their bicycles in the bicycle racks next to the gymnastics hall, thank you in advance.
Klassenouders We would like to invite all klassenouders for additional information on Thursday 21st January at 3pm If you handed in a strip (of the letter) or talked to the teacher that you were interested please feel free to come by. Should you still have doubts do not hesitate to come any way, who knows, perhaps you like the idea of starting the year fresh and do something extra for your child’s school.
Our school visits the library and Museon regularly. A library subscription is free of charge for children.
Department of Leerplicht
Every school day, at 8.15am our doors open for children and their parents. All children head for their groups and the first bell rings at 8.25am and at 8.30am a second bell rings, which is the moment the teacher would really like to start working. When a child is (too) late the teacher will make note of it. When a child comes late for 3 times or more you will receive a letter urging you to make sure your child is at school on time. After 6 times we will invite you for a conversation, if we do not notice improvement and your child is late 9 times or even more, we have the obligation to inform leerplicht and after 12 times leerplicht will invite you for a conversation. Sometimes parents receive a warning but most of the times you can expect a monetary penalty, since this type of absence is usually illegitimate. Additional information can be found on www.leerplicht.denhaag.nl.
Please inform the school every day when your child is ill, preferably before school starts. When he or she has to visit a GP or other doctor, please make sure the teacher receives a copy of your appointment. Thank you.
In group 5 and the group Zeehondjes a child was reported ill with impetigo, which is contageous. Should you see any red spots combined with lots of itching, please make sure your child sees a GP. With antibiotics this will be over in no-time. Another disease has also been reported, called shingles. Fortunately, the children have not been tortured with head lice for a while, with the last check no nits or lice had been found with the children. Thanks for the checks.
Lunch hour and payments
Lunch cards are still available with Ms Hanny on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It is also possible to make payments through your bank account using NL65ABNA0580598128. Please remember to mention your child’s name, group and of course that the amount is for overblijf. It is cheaper to pay for the entire year; for bovenbouw this will be an amount of €180.00 and for onderbouw €140.00. For 6 months the amounts will be €90.00 and €70.00.
It is no longer possible to pay for one separate time. A card of, for instance €5.00, will not loose its value for quite some time. When you paid for the entire year or for 6 months, we will inform the teacher. The teacher will also let you know until when the payments are due (in case of the payment for 6 months). In case of a giant arrear in payments we will inform you through a letter that you need to wipe off the arrears before your child could spend its lunch hour at school again.
The parental fee (Oranjeschool) is still an amount of €32.50. For children starting as of January, this school year, the amount will be €16.00. Please make sure this amount has been paid for, since we use it to pay for the additional activities our school offers the children with help of our enthusiast Ouderraad. (Many thanks for decorating our school) Therefore, we like to ask you to pay the parental fee! The money is being used to make sure all children get to join in the extra activities our school has to offer. The parental fee and payments for transport to the swimming pool can also be paid for by having the Ooievaarspas scanned at our school administration. This is possible every day, except for Wednesday. In some cases an amount will be left over, which will then be used to pay for the annual school trip. We try to keep the amount for the school trip at approximately €25.00.
It is good to see that some groups and TV west would like to co-operate on recordings for the programme called TROTS!!
The first takes will be on Thursday 28th January, after school hours between 3 and 4pm. Would one or perhaps a number of parents be interested to be at school as well, near the children’s group? Please contact Lidia or Janneke if you would be interested.
Holidays this school year 2015-2016
Spring holiday Between 22nd and 26th February 2016
Good Friday & Friday 25th March &
Easter Monday Monday 28th March
Koningsdag Wednesday 27th April 2016
May holiday Between 2nd and 17th May
Summer holiday Between 11th July and 19th August 2016
Social worker related to Oranjeschool (SMW) available on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. The social worker related to school is free of charge and works confidentially. Should you want to contact her, please feel free to give her a call on: 06-41726944 or by sending an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Could all children please make sure they hand in their report cards with their group teacher(s)!
Have a nice week!
Spelinloop activities of 4th January until spring holiday (19th February)
Theme called what are you wearing today? Tuesday 5th January for all groups. Wednesday 13th January for the red group. Friday, 15 January for the blue and yellow group. In the week of 18th January, we will not have any activity for spelinloop on account of a joint activity with the infants. de kleuters.
Thursday 28th January, for all groups. = = = > will not take place. Instead, we have planned a library lesson at school for all groups on Tuesday 26th January (with parents);
We expect the parents of the yellow group together with their child at 8.30 for a lesson which will take about an hour. The parents of the red group will be expected at 10.30 and the parents of the blue group will be able to stay at 1pm for the library lesson
Theme art! Monday 1st February for all groups. Tuesday 9th February for all groups. Thursday 18th February for all groups.
Time flies when you are having fun; Thursday 13th January, we will say goodbye to Ms Priscilla since Ms Stephanie’s leave of absence will be over and she will start again on Friday 14th January.
We like to thank Ms Priscilla for helping us out and like to welcome Ms Stephanie; so very nice that you will be with us again.