Edelweiss School October 2013 Newsletter Update

Posted on October 10th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, edelweiss, newsletter. No Comments

October is the fifth month of the 11 month school year. Children here at Edelweiss are having a fun time coming to school and learning new things everyday in their Circle Time.

Attendance and Nutrition
No. of school days: 20
No. of students enrolled: 107
No. of students enrolled for ASP: 28
Average attendance: 89
Attendance in %: 83%
Total breakfasts served: 1785
Total lunches served: 1565
Total meals served at ASP
(After School Program): 373
Total number of meals served this month: 3350
Total number meals served since opening: 78165


The kids are learning about basic hygiene in their classes. The K4 class learned about mannerisms, how to be well-mannered.

In Viva Science, the children learned about Weather and the different seasons and also various outdoor activities.

The kids love doing activities in fun with Math. They did many activities like Play with dough numerals, fun with math sweet sets, clothespin activity and many more.

The K4 children learned about maintaining basic hygiene and manners. They were also taught the importance of taking plenty of rest.

Tricky words, blending and reading sentences were taught to the children in the Jolly Phonics classes this month.

In Genki English, the children were taught the animals and the vegetables songs. The kids really have fun singing these songs!

In Jolly Phonics, the children were taught the letters – s,a,t,i,p,n,ck,e,h.


The children were served 3723 nutritious meals this month.


Edelweiss had special visitors from Amsterdam on the 5th of October. Mr. Rajeev Mehra from the Rotary Club Amsterdam International and his friends visited India and visited both the schools that the AlphaBet Club opened.

They were visibly very happy to see the children from the slums getting such a good education in a safe and child-friendly environment with dedicated teachers along with 2 nutritious meals a day for 6 days a week.

The children performed for the visitors and enjoyed themselves too.

We were pleased to have Oliver Shortman, originally from UK and living in Amsterdam, come to Bangalore to volunteer with AlphaBet Club and Building Blocks for many weeks.

Ruth Ambat and her family friends also visited Edelweiss and also a few homes of the children in the slums.