Edelweiss School September 2013 Newsletter Update
September is the fourth 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. The Circle Time is a chart which has various topics all together in one place. The children can learn about the weather, days of the week, month, words, date, colors, shapes and counting numbers.
Attendance and Nutrition
No. of school days: 21
No. of students enrolled: 107
No. of students enrolled for ASP: 21
Average attendance: 92
Attendance in %: 85.9%
Total breakfasts served: 1922
Total lunches served: 1771
Total meals served at ASP
(After School Program): 346
Total number of meals served this month: 4039
Total number meals served since opening at Edelweiss: 74815
The kids are learning about basic hygiene in their classes. The K4 class learned about mannerisms, how to be well-mannered. They also learned about the role of a Policeman and how he helps in protecting our community.
The kids learned about the different seasons and weather changes in their Viva Science classes. They performed many outdoor activities related to weather. They also had physical exercises as part of their curriculum and a game where they went under tables and chairs, determining height and space.
In their Genki classes, the students learned about favorite colors and sports.
Tricky words, blending and reading sentences were taught to the children in the Jolly Phonics classes this month.
The children were served 4039 nutritious meals this month along with the After School Program.
Celebrations at Edelweiss:
We celebrated Troy Swanson’s (Founder of The AlphaBet Club) birthday at the school, the children and staff sang and cut the cake for him. The staff of Building Blocks also made Troy a surprise video, which had personalized messages, wishing him and thanking him for all his support and help.
The link to the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5lrcSLkhg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCIdNxkftuLbyT2LjLwczEA
The manager of the school, Christina also conducted a PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) meet on the 12th of September, since this was a new location and a new academic year, the parents’ were called in for a general meeting with all the teachers and the manager of the school.