19th November 2021 – Edition 33

Happy birthday to the following children who have their special days in the next month!

Jan 21, 2022
  • Khwezi Nkosi

    Jan 21, 2022

Nothing from Jan 15, 2022 to Feb 15, 2022.

Dear BOFS Parents,

The school environment continues to be my happy place. 😊 The children are always so uplifting as they have so many wonderful naïve traits. It’s these traits that draw us to them. They make us laugh with their purity and innocence. It is this that makes working with children so special.

 I would like to share a few of the things that the children said this past week that were superb.

1. CHRISTIAN

“Miss K PLEASE can you help me today?  I am having LOTS of problems this morning. “

MISS K

“What’s wrong my boy? “ 

CHRISTIAN

“My school bag strap is twisted; my tennis racquet is breaking and I am tired! “

2. At home LIAM told his mother that it was raining stones when there was hail!

3. And the last one that really warmed my heart was that I got a marriage proposal from MLUNGISI:

“Mrs de Melo I really LOVE you SO much!!  I am going to ask my mommy if I can marry you when I am big! “

CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS

The long-awaited school concert is now just around the corner.

The children and teachers are all very excited about the concert and have all been practising with so much enthusiasm, especially on the children’s part. I am sure you have been privy to some of the movements or songs which the children will be performing by their enthusiastic demonstration to you at home. We were originally planning to have the concert on one night, but because we need to maintain social distancing at all times, we have decided that the concert will be on two nights so that all the parents, grandparents and siblings can also come to see their talented superstars perform. All the children need to be here on both nights, even if they don’t have a family friend or member watching. Most of the performance is in groups and the children get confused if some of the learners are missing.   The concert takes place in the early evening. The original date, Wednesday 1st December will remain and all the children will also participate on Tuesday 30th November. The concert will start at 18h30. All the children will need to be at school by 18h00 dressed in the concert costumes which will be supplied by the school. The children must bring a bag/ packet with a change of clothes for after the concert. All concert costumes are to be left at school and will be given back to the children on the following day for the 2nd concert performance. The Educators will send letters to the parents with all the details, some of which are specific to the particular groups. Please can you make sure that you adhere to all the Educator’s requests?

The concert will begin at 18h30 and should be finished by 20h15. All parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends to be seated by 18h25, please.

The concert tickets will go on sale at the school office on Wednesday 24th November from 7h00 till 8h00 and between 13h00 till 13h30. The times for the ticket sales will be open until they are sold out. The price of the Ticket is R50 per person. You will be able to purchase 5 tickets per family for a specific row. To adhere to covid19 protocols all family members will be seated together. There will then be a regulated space where the next family will be seated. There will be two young ladies assisting the school staff who will be directing parents to the correct, booked seats. Tickets will be for sale on a cash-only basis. (No credit cards or EFT’s please) The income received from the tickets will be used to pay for the hiring of the stage, concert costumes and refreshments for the parents.

All children will need to be signed out by their class Educator, who will have the class list with her after the concert nights.

EBENEZER DAYCARE

Bryanston Grade 0 and Foundation Phase School and the parents have supported Ebenezer Day Care (Hammanskraal) for many years in the past. This establishment takes care of less fortunate children. Please could you assist by donating a soccer ball or colouring-in book and Jumbo wax Crayons as a gift to make their Christmas special? Please send these gifts unwrapped in a packet by the 29th of November at the latest.

We are sure that the BOFS children will enjoy the benefit from the opportunity of giving to other children less fortunate than themselves. Thank you.

 REPORTS

Please collect your child’s school report on the 8th of December from your child’s Educator.  We are issuing them on this date because we are aware that many parents will be traveling away on holiday before the 15th of December.

TEDDYTHON 

As a school, we would like to support Hot 1027 Teddython, with HotCares.

Come and join BOFS as we support the FUNdraiser on Thursday, 25 November at Papachinos, Broadacres from 6 am to 6.30 pm and help HOT CARES to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

Every year Hot Cares touches as many lives as humanly possible. They also reach out to numerous organisations that share their vision and passion for making a difference.

Since its inception Hot Cares has provided:

  • Bursaries at all levels of education
  • Assistance for severe medical conditions
  • Aid to victims of crime and/or natural disasters.
  • Renovations to schools, community and ECD centres
  • A weekly soup kitchen restoring dignity to the homeless
  • Food and financial assistance for animals in distress
  • Support and comfort to the elderly

A core focus of Hot Cares is sustainability, and they believe strongly in the spirit of Ubuntu – “I am what I am because of who we all are.”  Together we can reach our goal of making a difference in as many lives as possible.

If you want to please join us in supporting this VERY worthy cause, please come along to Papachinos Broadacers on Thursday with the whole family. Treat yourself to a Buddy Burger Meal or Buddy Pizza Meal for only R80 at Papachinos, and not only will you enjoy a tasty meal, but you will also be helping HOT Cares.

Please let us know if you will be joining us on Thursday evening.

THEME OF THE WEEK: UNDER THE SEA
LiteracyNumeracyPerceptualLife SkillsGross Motor Skills
Rhyming words
Revise all sounds & letters.
* s-a-t
*p-i-n

Use letters to make CVC
words


Practise add & subtract sums.
Revise number names.


Auditory Memory
– cat
-paper
-Mother
-block
-home
say 5 words in order & let the child repeat words without assistance
Learn telephone and addresses.
Find 3 interesting facts about your favorite under the sea animal.
Practise
* hopping
* skipping
* jumping
Foundation Phase Daily Homework sheet is in their Homework Book.
Theme : Under the sea

Happy Birthday Wendy!

We would like to wish Wendy, our incredible administrator a very Happy Birthday for today! We hope you have a lovely day and an incredible year ahead. Thank you for everything that you do for BOFS!

General Helpers Collection

We have started a Christmas Collection for our wonderful General Helpers! Maria and Bridget.

Our staff live far away, and that is why we have decided to collect money for them instead of gifts and food. Should you wish to contribute towards our much-loved staff, please send cash in a marked envelope to Wendy in the office. Any contribution will be much appreciated. Thank you.

School Times

PLEASE note as per school rules all times must be strictly adhered to for the smooth operation of the school. All children must be at school by 7h50 in the morning. The academic day finishes at 13h00 for the Grade 0’s and at 13h30 on a Monday and Wednesday for Foundation Phase learners. The Educators use this time for preparation for the following day and are thus not available to supervise the “late” children. When Aftercare starts all the children enrolled in Aftercare are brought into the Aftercare room for lunch. It is awkward and unfair for the children not enrolled to be excluded. Please adhere to all school times. Thank you.

Hats, Water bottles and Sunblock

Summer is definitely here! Please send your child’s hat, water bottle and apply sunblock daily. Thank you. Please make sure everything is labeled.


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