Freesia School June 2015 Newsletter Update
Maybe one of them will rock the world! With a dream set in their minds to overcome poverty, these children come running happily into the school to start yet another new academic year.
ABC Freesia School started of its new academic year on June 8th, 2015 with a jubilant start. A whopping number of 106 children are enrolled at Freesia school this year and more children are joining as we write this newsletter! ABC is very happy to share that we have a new program for 3 year olds – K3. A total of 51 in K3, 22 in K4, 18 in K5 and 15 in After School Program (ASP) seems to be very successful enrollment to begin with! The school will be open six days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ABC welcomes all the children and staff to the 2015-16, a year ahead with many hopes and accomplishments to look for!
Attendance and Nutrition
No. of students enrolled: 106
Total number of meals served this month: 2,033
No. of school days: 20
No. of Students Enrolled (Day): 91
Average attendance: 84
Attendance in %: 92
No. of Students Enrolled (ASP): 15
Total breakfasts served: 1,205
Total lunches served: 828
Total meals served at ASP
(After School Program): NIL
Total number meals served since opening at Freesia: 78,681
Total ABC-BB School partnership meals since opening: 217,286
K4 children learned to write 1-10 and also to count 1-20. In Fun with Math they learned about Patterns with activities.
K5 children learned to write numbers from 1-100, ones, hundreds, thousands family and also concept of addition was introduced.
With the help of images, jolly phonics song and action, K4 learned the sounds of letters ‘s & a’.
K5 reviewed the jolly phonics sounds. They started on learning blending, segmenting and reading simple sentences.
Native Language Kannada
This month they started on writing letters a, aa from Kannada language alphabets.
This month they learned about the “World” by reading a story on amazing me. Children learned about themselves as individuals as well as how they are alike and how they are different from each other. They learned about some of their body parts and how they use their senses.
Through “Let’s be friends” story they learned friends make us happy, they do things with us, share things with us. Also, a story on greedy bee was read out loud to them.
Children are encouraged to play in our outdoor play ground. Every day, 15 minutes of physical activity is included in the schedule.
ABC-BB introduces K3 Program
Beginning this academic year, we have introduced a K3 level program for the 3 year olds. A total of 51 kids are enrolled in this program. Month of June we allowed them to settle down as they were away from home and family for the first time ever!
After School Program (ASP)
ASP program has enrolled 15 students of grades 1 and 2. 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 12 days and a total of 154 children took advantage of this program.
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!
Brian and Troy visited the Freesia school before they left to Netherlands and met the new students and previous students at Freesia.
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.