It was great to see so many of you at our annual Halloween Parade. The children had a wonderful time trick or treating and checking out one another's very creative costumes. This year we continued the tradition of having the children decorate bags and filling them with treats for all of our cleaners, gardeners, bus drivers and maintenance staff. I'd like to give a big thank you to Kiki Winthagen-Royaards and Yvonne Arnold-Oosenbrug for all the hard work they put into planning this big event. Thanks also to all of the parents who assisted them.
Upcoming Parent Coffee: Our elementary school counselor, John Gaston, will be leading our November parent coffee on Thursday, November 14th. This coffee will focus on the topic of puberty. Parents will learn how to talk with their children about how their bodies change during puberty. John will also introduce parents to the upcoming grade five unit of study related to this topic so that you will know what topics are covered during this unit.
Co-Curricular Activities: Our season 2 co-curricular activities will begin this Monday, November 4th. Please be sure to tell your child what his or her season 2 schedule will be.
Updating Medical Records: Please remember to keep your child's medical records up to date here at school. We have several students who are on our list for allergies who tell their teachers that they have outgrown these allergies. We want to be certain that our records are correct as we will soon begin planning our CWW trips for grades 3 to 5 and will need to pre-order food to address dietary restrictions. You can contact Nurse Mary at 0878091818.
Hats and Water Bottles: Please remind your child to pack a hat and water bottle into his or her backpack every morning. Even on the days when it is slightly cool in the morning, the sun is shining brightly and it is hot by late morning. As I write this weekly update, the UV index in Johannesburg is 8 (very high). It is important that the children have sun protection and are well hydrated all day. Thanks for your support.
Chris Hani Toy Drive:
ES STUCO will soon be helping to organize the Chris Hani Christmas Party. This party is organized to put a little smile on the faces of the boys, girls and babies who have been treated at Chris Hani hospital, for cancer.
Please help us spread some cheer by donating toys suitable for children aged 0 – 11.
Gifts should be wrapped and labelled by gender and age.
They can be delivered to the ES office.
STUCO will deliver the gifts at the party on November 16th.
Games, dolls, soccer balls, stationery, cars, and baby toys make good gifts. Please do not send gifts requiring batteries or, books (as we don't know the language of all kids receiving the gifts). As a guide, gifts should be valued at around R200.
Thank you for your support
Tickets are now on sale in the Elementary School Office for Matilda the Musical, this year's HS/MS production.
Tickets are R100 each.
The performances are:
Thursday 14th November @ 3:15pm (there will be busses to take students home afterwards)
Friday 15th November @ 6:00pm
Saturday 16th November @ 1:30pm
Come and support the amazing Middle and High School students in the cast, orchestra and crew!
Monday, November 4th: Season 2 CCA's begin
Thursday, November 14th: Parent Coffee: Helping Your Children Understand Puberty
Thursday, November: 14th:: ES Assembly (led by grade 3)
Wednesday, November 27th: ES Sports Day
Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th: No School- Thanksgiving holiday
Enjoy the weekend!