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Pre Prep Notices 23 February 2017

Exeat Weekend: School closes at 12:00 on Thursday, 23 February for the midterm break. We wish all our families a safe, restful break and look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday, 28 February at 07:30.

Holiday Care: It is that time of the year again where we go on midterm break. Friday, 24 February 2017: Join us for a movie, popcorn, lunch and snacks. Relax with your friends at our holiday care. We hope to see you all there.

Monday, 27 February 2017: Come rain or sunshine the water slide bash will still continue. Please ensure the children pack warm clothes, and a swimming towel. The children will warm up in the heated school hall and treated to a delicious hot chocolate. Time: 7h30 to 17h30. Attendance for Option 1 children is free. R200.00 per day for all other Grayston children.

National Teacher’s Awards: On Friday 24 February 2017, we will be hosting the “National Teachers Awards”. Please be aware that the Pre Prep and Junior Prep parking will be fully utilised, parents are encouraged to use the main gate when fetching their children from holiday care.

World Book Day: Grayston will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday, 2 March. We have been reading the stories of the well-known children’s author, Dr Seuss and so invite all our children to come to school on that day wearing crazy hats and funky socks in the style of many of the Dr Seuss characters. Among the many exciting things that are planned for the day, the children will be treated to a performance by the travelling acting troupe, Hooked on Books, and will enjoy sharing a storybook with their Care Bears too!

Tennis Coaching: We are excited to be launching a Grayston Tennis Academy starting from term 2. The academy will offer private or group lessons instructed by our highly qualified coaches. Further information will be communicated in due course. Patrick will continue his lessons for the remainder of the first term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

Sport: Should Grayston sport be cancelled due to bad weather the following activities will take place as normal: Art Club, Drama and Chess. For non Grayston activities please contact the relevant service provider.

Renovations: The Grayston Café quad is currently under construction. It’s going to be new and exciting. Watch this space.

Grade 000

  • The Grade 000 children will tackle the theme of A Squash and a Squeeze, based on Julia Donaldson’s book, next week.
  • This week we learnt how to take care of our teeth.
  • There are two unmarked Spiderman umbrellas and a pair of ballet shoes in the classroom, looking for their owners!
  • Parents are requested to mark ALL the children’s belongings clearly.

Grade 00

  • The Grade 00 children are learning to look after their belongings and to develop a sense of responsibility.
  • Next week’s theme will be People Who Help Us.

Grade R

  • The Grade R children have already learnt the letters Aa, Bb, Cc and Dd and will be introduced to Ee next week.
  • The theme, My Family and My Home, continues next week.
  • Mrs Nicholson is needing volunteers to assist Grade RB with library duty.
  • As a result of the inclement weather, the Sensory Day planned for Monday will be postponed until next week. Please keep a set of old play clothes in your child’s bag so that we can go ahead once the sun shines again!
  • The Grade Rs learnt how to grate substances this week. To practise this skill, supply your child with a bowl, a grater and a cake of Sunlight soap.
  • Sean Knight’s cricket bat has been misplaced. His name is clearly labelled. If anyone has seen it please return to reception.

 

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