Freesia School April 2015 Newsletter Update

Posted on May 20th, by AlphaBet Club in charity, freesia, newsletter. No Comments

A total of 59 children graduated, a record high since AlphaBet Club started Freesia in 2013!  AlphaBet Club Building Blocks is proud to have completed another impactful academic year!  A total of 31,104 MEALS for the academic year, 76,648 MEALS since opening of Freesia and 211,970 partnership MEALS were served!  Kindergarten diploma certificates were handed to all the graduates. Academic excellence certificates were handed over to outstanding children for many categories.

Learning came to an end with an official final assessment for all K5 kids in all the Building Blocks Schools with children performing much better than the previous years.

Attendance and Nutrition

No. of students enrolled: 92

Total number of meals served this month: 2,204

No. of school days: 14

No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 85

Average attendance: 69

Attendance in %: 81

No. of Students Enrolled (ASP): 7

Total breakfasts served: 1,102

Total lunches served: 1,102

Total meals served at ASP

(After School Program): NIL

Total number meals served since opening at Freesia: 76,648

Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 211,970



This month children did revision of Multiplication Tables of 1 through 10, what comes after and what comes before, numbers from 1-100, missing numbers, lesser to greater and greater to lesser, which is greater than and lesser than (<,>,=), arranging the numbers in serial order, ascending order, descending order, addition and subtraction of numbers

K4 children learned writing numbers from 1-100 and learned about even and odd numbers from 1-20. Missing numbers, counting the objects and writing the correct numerals, writing the numerals from 11-20, recognizing and writing the numerals from 26-33.


Review of Diagraphs, Alternatives, Vowels and Tricky words were done.  Children learned the new tricky words (once, upon and always) and also were given the dictations of tricky words, blending words from word bank and reading sentences from word bank.  In language work they learned finding letters like recognizing and writing the beginning and end vowel sound and missing sounds and seeing the picture and writing the words.

K4 children learned new tricky words (only and old). All the tricky words learned from the beginning of the year were revised (the, he, she, me, we, be, I, was, to, do, are, all, you, your, come, some, said, here, there, they, go, no, so).  Children also read sentences from simple readers

Native Language Kannada

All the letters and sounds learned from the beginning of the year were revised.

Social Science

This month they learned about “Rain forest”.

Story time

Following stories were read to the children- The woodcutter and mercury, The cap seller and the monkey, The milkmaid and her dreams, The boy and the cashew nut, Baby’s bed time story book, Goat in boat, The two frogs, The bear and the two friends, The donkey and the idol, My album of our helpers, Pet animals, Miss Rat marries the king of rats, The hidden Treasure, Doing the right thing, The Tiger and the Jackal, The boy who lost his belly button, A new house for mouse, The very hungry caterpillar and Goldilocks and the three Bear.

Value Education

This month they learned about hurting you hurting me, being different and loving your country.


Well balanced nutritious meals were prepared and served every day.  Children were fed breakfast and lunch on all working days.  Delicious meals were prepared and served with love every day at our Freesia school!  This month special meals were served to children on graduation day.

Graduation day

On April 26th a total of 59 K5 children graduated from Freesia this year.  A grand graduation ceremony was held in Chinnappa Garden slum with the graduating kids and their families.  ABC’s friends and well wishers were present to celebrate the happy moment.  A proud moment for all the ABC staff and volunteers for this accomplishment!

Special awards to children were awarded in the following categories –
1st in Academic Excellence, 2nd in Academic Excellence, 3rd in Academic Excellence, Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Conversational Skills, Math Skills, Best Behavior, Artistic Award, Best Attendance, Cleanliness Award and Punctuality Award.

Commencement of graduation ceremony with the lighting of lamp.

Founder of Building Blocks India, Mr. James Suresh Ambat handing out the Diploma certificates to the graduates of Freesia

A huge gathering of families of children and guests enjoying the ceremony!

Freesia team with the 59 graduates

Children performing on the Graduation Day

Guests attending the Graduation Ceremony.

Teddy Bear giveaway

Teddy bears were given away by AlphaBet Club to all the children of Freesia.  Troy and his friends gave this away to the children.  Children were extremely happy to receive their furry new friends.

Special Thanks to the staff that supports Freesia at our Implementation Partner, Building Blocks, and also to all Infrastructure Funding Partners, AlphaBet Club donors and volunteers, Rotary Club Amsterdam International and Wilde Ganzen.