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Parking/ bringing and taking When picking up your child(ren) or bringing them to school, please make sure to park your car safely first 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!
Entrance: Jan van Houtstraat
When using this entrance please use the doorbell if the door is closed but do not tap on the windows of any of the groups, once the lessons started.
CITO The second week is almost over and done with. In groups 3-7 we do tests once a week. Next week, we will continue with reading and understanding(begrijpend lezen). Group 8 is doing the same tests, but on another schedule. The infants are also being tested for the following parts: arithmetics and language skills (rekenen en taal)for infants in particular. The test results will be added to the next report card. In the week of 8th February, we will be finish doing the tests. Children cannot really prepare for the tests, it does however, help to make sure the children go to bed on time so they are fit to do all tests.
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.
Trips: Our school visits the library and Museon regularly. For your information, a library subscription is free of charge for children.
Zagazoo, after school care
Were you aware that our school co-operates with Triodus for after school care? We call it BSO, which is located in our building. The Zagazoo makes sure children receive after school care between 3pm and 6pm. Ms Deborah and Ms Lisette like to guide activities and prepare a snack for children. They make sure the children enjoy themselves. The Zagazoo is also available for day care during holidays or other days that the school is not open (for instance a study day) between 7.30 am and 6pm. Do not hesitate to walk by the Zagazoo for additional information.
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 meant 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 lose 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 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, for 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 members of 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.
Watoto So nice to see that everyone is involved in the fundraising for Watoto; many money boxes (houses) have already been returned – with content. For which we like to thank everyone on behalf of Watoto. You still have another two weeks to return the house to your teacher. After their performance for the school, on 12th February, we like to hand the children of Watoto a check with the total amount.
TV West It is good to see that a number of children of groups and TV west are willing to co-operate in recordings for the programme called TROTS!!
The first takes will be on Thursday 28th January, after school between 3 and 4pm. Would one or perhaps a number of parents be interested to be at school as well, in the children’s group? Please contact Lidia or Janneke if you would be interested. All children who handed in a strip (of the earlier letter about the takings) are being requested to join in the takings.
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: email@example.com
Please remember to return your report card to the teacher!
Have a nice week!
Last week, Ms Dorien visited the children of the playgroups, which was a huge success; we had quite a number of parents who attended the groups as well. Many thanks for this. We like to discuss with Ms Dorien in order to have these visits more often.
As of 1st February, the children and their teachers will start working on preparation for the new theme called “art”. During the theme we will have a number of activities related to art. We would like to get the children acquainted to all sorts of art.
The parental activities will be held on:
Monday 1st February, for all groups
Tuesday 9th February, for all groups
Thursday 18th February, for all groups.