Category: gardenia


Gardenia School April 2016 Newsletter Update

Posted on May 30th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 3 comments

This being the last month of the school year 2015-16, teachers took lot of effort in reviewing all the subjects taught to the children over this year.  Children also had the final assessments done by the curriculum heads at Gardenia School on April 12th.  New parents for the next academic year 2016-17 had an orientation program on April 19th.  We are also proud to mention that we will have a good increase in student strength to 61 children for 2016-17 academic year and for the first time since we opened this school in July 2015 we will have all three levels, K3, K4 and K5 in the next academic year!

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 41

Total number of meals served this month: 1,142

No. of school days: 16

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 41

Average attendance: 38

Attendance in %: 93

Total breakfasts served: 607

Total … Read more »



Gardenia School March 2016 Newsletter Update

Posted on April 28th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. No Comments

Kids from the Gardenia School benefited in March with free Medical Check-ups, an initiative of The Alphabet Club to screen children from any illnesses. This project was done in partnership with several local non-profits and hospitals at Freesia School and it was successfully completed for all children. Furthermore, the students received multi vitamin supplements and parents were advised on all the findings from this medical camp.

Holi, festival of colors was celebrated with children, parents and staff and everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing with colors on this day!

Also, screening test for children seeking new admissions for the 2016-17 academic year has been successfully completed!

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 41

Total number of meals served this month: 1,683

No. of school days: 24

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 41

Average attendance: 36

Attendance in %: 88

Total breakfasts served: 907

Total lunches served: 776

Total number meals served since opening … Read more »



Gardenia School February 2016 Newsletter Update

Posted on March 16th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 1 Comment

K3 and K4 having done extremely well in the 1st assessment conducted in the month of February, Gardenia School is proud to mention its accomplishments in academics!  This is what the curriculum supervisors, Meher and Selvi had to say: Children are good in literary and math, they act confident and are able to work well independently.  Also, they have excellent communication skills and their classrooms are well organized with all the required study materials.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 41

Total number of meals served this month: 1,659

No. of school days: 24

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 41

Average attendance: 38

Attendance in %: 92

Total breakfasts served: 900

Total lunches served: 759

Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 8,829

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 283,208

Curriculum

Math

Patterns was the theme of the month for K3.  Many activities related to patterns like – twin towers, … Read more »



Gardenia School January 2016 Newsletter Update

Posted on February 10th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 3 comments

January was filled with important trainings for the school staff.  Enfold – an organization focusing on empowering children and adults to recognize, resist and report sexual abuse held a workshop on awareness for this matter. James Ambat, Founder of Building Blocks (BB) gave a training on sharing importance of maintaining hygiene in all BB schools.  He thanked the support staff for maintaining a high level of hygiene in all the schools.  Year 2016 will be dedicated to further increasing awareness for all BB parents in keeping higher hygiene standards in their homes. This is planned to be achieved through community meetings organized by local social workers together with the parents for stressing the Importance of Hygiene through power point presentations and video demonstrations. All staff took a pledge in supporting this and signed the pledge with “I will wash my … Read more »



Gardenia School December 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on January 20th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 1 Comment

Year 2015 has brought a great achievement for the AlphaBet Club!  ABC takes pride in mentioning that the 3rd school launched in June 2015 in partnership with Building Blocks India is another successful project. There has been a constant increase in the enrollment since the opening of the school. We started out with 35 children at K3 and K4 level. Today we have 41 children attending Gardenia School which is a 17% increase in enrollment since the opening.  With the support of the School Manager, Teachers and Social Workers, the goodwill and support in the community is constantly growing and we are looking forward for higher enrollment in the next academic year.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 41

Total number of meals served this month: 1,106

No. of school days: 16

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 41

Average attendance: 36

Attendance in %: 92

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Gardenia School November 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on December 10th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 1 Comment

Building Blocks celebrated both its 11th anniversary and Children’s Day on November 14th with a fabulous dance show put on by the kids of Building Blocks schools! The theme for the Children’s day was Colors of India.  Since Gardenia School opened this year in July and the children are very young, they couldn’t participate in the dance program this time.  But several of Gardenia students joined the celebration.  Gardenia also organized an own smaller scaled celebration at their school to include all children for this special day!

Like always, Leela Palace, Bangalore served 450 delicious meals to all the children, staff and guests for the occasion.  A total of 700 winter blankets were distributed to all the students of Building Blocks as gifts for Children’s Day.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 37

Total number of meals served this month: 1,335

No. of … Read more »



Gardenia School October 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on November 23rd, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. No Comments

Teachers carry the responsibility of shaping students’ future – the leaders of tomorrow!  With this in mind, our Teacher Training Program makes a constant effort to improve the skill levels of teachers.  This month as well, the teachers of all Building Blocks Schools took part in workshops on Phase One Jolly Phonics Aspects.  Each school was given a topic and had to present the topic in front of all the other teachers; Gardenia school gave a presentation on the topic of Environmental sounds.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 36

Total number of meals served this month: 1,031

No. of school days: 19

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 36

Average attendance: 32

Attendance in %: 89

Total breakfasts served: 546

Total lunches served:  485

Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 3,352

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 249,841

Curriculum

Math

This month, children learned to tell numbers orally from 1 … Read more »



Gardenia School September 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on October 29th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. No Comments

Education is the key to a successful development and teachers have a lasting impact in the lives of their students. On September 5th, Teachers Day was celebrated at Gardenia school. A day to express gratitude for the great work teachers do at the school all year long.  Building blocks organized a memorable outing for them at the Garden Asia Resort on the 7th September.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 36

Total number of meals served this month: 1,031

No. of school days: 19

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 36

Average attendance: 32

Attendance in %: 89

Total breakfasts served: 546

Total lunches served: 485

Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 2,321

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 242,403

Curriculum

Math

Children learned numbers orally from 1 to 50 and counting by 10′s/100′s. In Fun with Math class, they learned the key words big/small/thick/thin/rough/smooth/hard/soft/fast/slow etc.

English

In Jolly Phonics, kids are introduced … Read more »



Gardenia School August 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on September 30th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 1 Comment

Students were happy to take part in many Indian Independence Day programs that were arranged at Gardenia..  National flag was hoisted and Tri-color sweets and chocolates were distributed to them.  With an average attendance at 86% and enrollment at 36 children Gardenia is slowly creating new records every month.  Happy to also share that the Nutrition program kick started and children are now given breakfast and lunch free of cost to them.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 36

Total number of meals served this month: 1,290

No. of school days: 23

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 36

Average attendance: 31

Attendance in %: 86

Total breakfasts served: 691

Total lunches served: 599

Total number meals served since opening at Gardenia: 1,290

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 234,644

Curriculum

Math

K4 children learned to tell numbers 1-50 orally

English

Language enrichment cards were used to teach the words and meanings for it.  Words … Read more »



First Gardenia School Monthly Newsletter Update – July 2015

Posted on September 2nd, by AlphaBet Club in charity, gardenia, newsletter. 1 Comment

Welcome to the first newsletter of Gardenia School!  With a jubilous opening ceremony on June 20th the school was unveiled to K3 and K4 children of DJ Halli area of Bangalore city.  This is the 3rd school of AlphaBet Club in partnership with Building Blocks India (BB).  With a month into the new school, children are seemingly settled and good progress happening in the path of learning!  We now have 35+ children enrolled in Gardenia in K3 and K4 levels.  Our in-house kitchen is almost ready and we are looking to serve two meals a day from August onwards.

Opening Ceremony

On June 20th AlphaBet Club in partnership with Building Blocks India celebrated the opening of new GARDENIA School for 40 to 60, three to five year old children living in the DJ Halli Slums in Bangalore. This is AlphaBet Club’s 5th … Read more »