Freesia School March 2014 Newsletter Update
March was a month that saw the one year anniversary celebrations at Freesia that had many special visitors too – ABC volunteers – Giles, Diego, Laura, Yana and Troy with many other guests.
Attendance and Nutrition
No. of students enrolled: 108
Total number of meals served this month: 4,260
No. of school days: 24
Average attendance: 100
Attendance in %: 92%
Total breakfasts served: 2,305
Total lunches served: 1,955
Total number meals served since opening at Freesia: 42,951
Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 142,444
The students at Freesia were in for a surprise – Toys!! ABC Madrid Lead Volunteer – Diego had brought toys donated by the Moraleja Green Shopping Center in Spain and boxes by Smurfit Kappa. The children were thrilled to receive their toys and were very happy!
In March we also surpassed the monthly record of meals served at AlphaBet Club – Building Blocks Edelweiss and Freesia Schools, with 8,033 nutritious meals served.
The children were taken on a field trip to a park in a bus sponsored by the AlphaBet Club. This is the first time the children travelled outside their slum and they had a great day playing as other children of their age!
Academically, the K 5 children at Freesia have learned about shapes, nature, math, the local language, colors and also meditation!
The K 4 children have learned about hygiene, vegetables they eat everyday and, fine and gross motor skills in which their muscles are made stronger for holding and using their hands and fingers to catch or to any activity that involves hands and fingers. They did a small activity where they learned the importance of drinking water.
All in all – a great month, lots of fun and surprises! Almost the end of the school year – the students are being prepared for the final exams that will be coming in the month of April.