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Pre Prep Notices 10 March 2017

Parent Interviews: We invite all parents to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher between 13 March and 12 April. Teachers have posted their interview schedules in their classrooms so that parents can book convenient times. These interviews are designed to give you in-depth information about the children’s progress thus far. If you have already met with the teacher this term, please choose a time towards the end of the term for your interview.

Pre Prep Specialist Open Morning: The Pre Prep Specialist Open Morning will be held on Friday, 24 March. Do come along, spend some time with your children and get a sense of what they do during music, PE and computer lessons. Please click here for the programme so that you are able to plan your day.

Grandparents’ Tea Party: This annual event is to be held on Wednesday, 12 April. A letter detailing procedure went home on Monday. Please return the reply slips by no later than Friday, 24 March to facilitate catering. Should you have any queries in this regard, please contact Lynda Johnson (lyndaj@graystonprep.co.za).

Lost Property: It seems as if children may be packing things that do not belong to them in error. Please check your children’s clothing and belongings to ensure that they have their own possessions and return anything which might have found its way into the wrong bags!

Medication: Please note that teachers may not administer medication to children unless you have sent a letter giving us permission to do so.

  • Such medication must be given to the teacher or assistant and may not be left in the children’s bags.
  • Mrs Nicholson is still waiting for medical forms to be returned for the children with allergies.

Collection of Children: In order to ensure the safety of your children, please note that:

  • They must be signed out by the person collecting them each day.
  • The teacher must be informed if somebody else is to collect your child.
  • The person who is collecting the child should report to the teacher or assistant on duty to confirm the arrangement.

Staff News: We congratulate the following staff members on their pregnancies: Kate Dixon, Phili Jones, Ruth Buck, Andrea Anderson.   

Holiday Care: Please note that Holiday care will be closed on the following dates: 20 March 2017 and 28 April 2017.

Thinking Week: Is a series of five, one-day workshops that, if taken together, provide an introduction to both the concept of the ‘Thinking School,’ and the essential elements within it. Each of the workshops also stands alone. A ‘Thinking School’ is one within which the further development of a student’s capacities as an independent, self-managing and reflective learner drive both teaching and pedagogy. Parents and teachers are invited to attend. Teresa Williams an International Thinking Schools Facilitator will be our guest speaker. For more information please email Nicole Liebenberg (nicolel@graystonprep.co.za) or Nicola Scriven ( nicolas@graystonprep.co.za).

Grade 000

  • The Grade 000 children had great fun acting out the story, A Squash and a Squeeze, during dramatic play this week.
  • Our theme next week is People Who Help Us.
  • During the baking time this week, the children learned the skill of cutting.

Grade 00

  • The Grade 00 children have learnt a great deal about the People Who Help Us and will continue to do so next week.
  • What fun the children had navigating the obstacle course set up by their Care Bears!
  • We would appreciate it if you could share a copy of your child’s nursery school report with us.
  • Our bakers for Monday, 13 March are Blake Ho and Kwesi Kalibo.
  • During the baking time this week, the children learned the skill of cutting.
Give the child a portion of play (or real) dough. Roll the dough flat using a rolling pin and then use cutters to cut out shapes. Have him cut a sausage into pieces using both hands and a plastic knife.

Grade R

  • The Grade R children had great fun during their sensory day last Friday. They revelled in being covered from head to toe in all sorts of ‘stuff’!
  • The letter Gg will be introduced next week.
  • Next week our theme will revolve around People Who Help Us.
  • The bakers for Monday, 13 March are Sahil Fakir, William Fouche and Akua Hinson.
  • We made Cheese Rolls during baking this week. Please click here for the recipe.

 

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