Newsletter no 4 (27 oktober) 2016-17

Wow, so many points were gathered; we are curious about what we will receive for the school yard.

NL65ABNA0580598128 –
This is the school bank account number for paying the parental fee and other payments.
The movie called Uilenbal which is now running in cinemas throughout The Netherlands, has partially been taped at our school. Take a closer look at the flyers that have been hung in the school.
REMINDER: conversations with parents regarding ouderbetrokkenheid 3.0 SCOH –tonight 27 October, location: O3 located at Zaanstraat (also known as Jan van Nassauschool) – 7.00pm.
REMINDER: Study day 31 October; children day off.
Rules at our school yard (reminder):
– NO smoking at our school yard and at the gate
– NO bicycles at the school yard (in the racks only)
– NO parking on pavements
– Do NOT block the roads when bringing or picking up children.
– NO leather soccer balls at the school yard
– 8.25 am: first bell, second bell at 8.30 am!!! Time for the lessons to start. When too late; leerplicht alert.
Picking up children: All children’s parents need to wait at the school yard. (with the exception of infant groups).
Treats So many children hand out treats on account of birthdays. Please take note that we prefer healthy treats. Children are not supposed to hand out candy, this will be returned.
Fourth infant group At the start of November we will be able to start a new infant group, called Zeeslakjes. This group will be located at Zagazoo and will be filled with children who will soon become 4 years. These children’s parents will be informed on this separately.
This year, we will start working with Kwink. This is a teaching method for social and emotional learning at school, for which we chose. This is an online teaching method for all groups in basisonderwijs (elementary school). The teaching method aims on prevention (of for instance teasing at school) and the power of a safe group. Other subjects will also be worked on for instance citizenship, social integration and knowledge in working with (social)media. Your child will profit from an optimal cooperation between school and home. Children experience a good feeling of safety when you are clear about values and regulations. Kwink teaching method stimulates cooperation between school and parents with assignments and additional information for at home. With Kwink we meet legal requirements for social safety policy at school and with this method we work on core goals like “Orientation on yourself and the world”. Contact the group teacher if you have any further questions.
Hooray A school year in which many babies are being born and are being expected. Teacher Jessica (group 4a) is also expecting her baby in January. In December, she will be able to enjoy her leave of absence. Congratulations to teacher Jessica and her husband, we wish them lots of luck.
As of Monday 31 October Ms Elise Pronk will be able to enjoy her maternity leave. She will be replaced by Christine Rotgans, who at the moment – is also stepping in for Ms Annemieke in group 4a. Tuesday, was the first day that Elise Mallegrom returned in group 4b after her parental leave. Until Ms Jessica will be able to enjoy her maternity leave, we made new arrangements: Monday and Tuesday Elise Mallegrom and Wednesday through Friday Jessica Loef.
Group related parents (Klassenouders) Do not hesitate to contact the group teacher if you are interested. Together with the group teacher, you could be working on extra activities for the group. Everything to support the teacher and to keep warm relations with the school.
Holidays 2016-2017
Afternoon for Sinterklaas 5 December (afternoon)
Christmas holiday 23 December 2016- 6 January 2017
Spring holiday 27 February- 3 March 2017
Good Friday and Easter Monday 14-17 April 2017
May holiday 24 April -5 May 2017
Ascension (weekend) 25 and 26 May 2017
Pentecost Monday 5 June 2017
Summer holiday 10 July-18 August 2017
Study days: children off Monday 31 October 2016
Monday 8 May (After May holiday)
Tuesday 6 June (annual teachers’ meeting)
Project the zakmes (the pocket knife)
Children in groups 5, 6 and 5/6 have a special hour related to the theme of social perception, for instance being friends, making friends and keeping them. Lessons are taken care of by Wil van Kessel of Centrum 1622. Every week, children will watch a small part of the movie that has the identical name Het zakmes.
Bicycles Children of groups 7 and 8, please use the racks placed at the other end of the gymnastics hall. (not the school yard)
Please inform the teacher if you are interested in guiding the children to the swimming pool; when more parents help out we will be able to make a schedule. We have arranged bus transport for the children, which needs to be paid for. This is an amount of €24, we would prefer it if it could be paid into our school bank account NL65ABNA0580598128. We want to thank you in advance.
Report cards On Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November, the report cards will be handed out.
Lunch hour and its payments
Cards for lunch can still be bought with Ms Hanny on Tuesdays and Fridays. It goes without saying that we would also appreciate payments through our school bank account. (NL65ABNA0580598128) Please mention your child’s name and group and of course that the payment is being made for overblijf. For an entire year it will be an amount of €180 for bovenbouw (groups 5-8). For six months this amount is €90 (which is cheaper than buying cards) For onderbouw (groups 1-4) the amount for an entire year is €140. It is not possible to pay for one time only. A card of for instance €5 will last for quite a while.
When you made a payment for the entire year (or for 6 months) the teacher will be informed about that and when another payment is due. When arrears in payments occur for children who like to spend their lunch hour at school it is only possible when the arrears have been wiped off. Parents/ care takers will be informed with a letter when arrears occur.
Parental class Oudercursus Goed, Beter, Best
For parents and care takers of young children we have the class called Goed, Beter, Best. Every Wednesday morning at 8.30am we have a class for parents of infants and toddlers. You will then receive a folder with materials and information on young children and their development. The class is meant to inform you on the themes that are being used in the playgroups and infant groups.
Every Friday morning ROC Mondriaan will take care of Dutch language lessons for parents. These lessons also start at 8.30am.
Schoolmaatschappelijk werk – Social worker related to Oranjeschool (SMW)
At school on Wednesdays in the morning and Thursdays in the afternoon. The social worker related to our school works confidentially and free of charge. Do you have questions or worries, feel free to give her a call or send her an e-mail. Contact details: Annemieke van Mulligen, phone number: 06-41726944 or e-mail:
Ukkepukkies important dates for November: meeting for Contact parents 1 November
Activities for spelinloop: 2 November, 4 November, 10 November, 21 November, 30 November
Library visit: We will inform you separately regarding the visit, but for your agenda: 15 November. Meeting Hoera, ik word 4! A meeting for parents of children who will soon be 4 years. You will receive an invitation separately.
Conversations of 10 minutes: will be planned on 14, 15 or 16 November. The sign-in lists will be hung up in the hall.