Edelweiss School March 2016 Newsletter Update

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In the month of March, Edelweiss has seen a lot of progress in academics to complete and revise their curriculum portions.  K5 Children also went through a final assessment in March to assess their learning outcome from the entire year.

Parents meeting was conducted for the After School Program parents and for the seven newly sponsored kids.  This year again, the sponsored children along with the previously sponsored children (ASP) will attend the Ankita School in the GD Mara slum neighborhood.  In this meeting they were informed about the fee structure for Ankita School and the parents contribution towards the fee payment.

Holi the ‘Festival of Colors’ was celebrated in school with children and their parents all participating with a lot of joy.  Needless to say, children were very happy to wear different colors on this day of celebration!!

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 140

Total number of meals served this month: 4,724

No. of school days: 24

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 104

Average attendance: 94

Attendance in %: 90

No. of Students Enrolled (ASP): 36

Total breakfasts served: 2,253

Total lunches served: 1,920

Total meals served at ASP

(After School Program): 551

Total number meals served since opening at Edelweiss: 176,029

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 293,169


Circle time with action songs


Moral Story session by Josef

Assessment for K5 children

Lot of focus went into preparing and guiding children for the final assessment.  Teachers took time for revising previously taught concepts and bringing children up to speed in all subjects.

Physical Education

Children are encouraged to play in our outdoor- roof top playground.  Every day, 15 minutes of physical activity is included in the schedule. This month too, children played outdoors whenever weather permitted.


Lunch time

Well balanced nutritious meals were prepared and served every day.  Children were served with breakfast and lunch on all working days.  A total of 4,724 meals were served to our children at Edelweiss.

After School Program (ASP)

With a total of 36 students of grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 the ASP program is going very well.  This program helps the students in the evening with their homework which they bring back from their respective schools.  This program is a supportive program which assists our previous graduates to keep up with their school work.  This month the program ran for 19 days with a total attendance of 551 children.  ABC provides evening snacks in the ASP program.

Special Celebration at school

Holi celebration at school

Sadhana celebrating birthday with her classmates

Special Thanks to the staff that supports Edelweiss at our Implementation Partner, Building Blocks, and also to our Project Funding Partner, Alternatives 4 Children.