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We remind parents that our first term extra-murals end this Friday (23 March) with the exception of league matches. Some teachers are starting winter sport practices next week. Children will be informed if they need to attend.
This Wednesday (21 March) is a Public Holiday – Human Rights Day. Please note that the school will be closed on this day.
Children will be receiving their first term reports on Friday 30 March, the day the term ends.
Reports will not be handed out earlier.
Civvies Day and Crazy Olympics will be held on Wednesday (28 March). Children will be advised in due course what to wear. For this privilege, we ask each learner to pay R20 (R10 for the Crazy Olympics and R10 for the Civvies Day). This money should be handed in to his or her class teacher.
We ask you please to check your children’s hair regularly, as this is generally the time of the year when head lice appear to be rife. Should you detect lice, your child must stay at home.
Please contact your local pharmacy, in order to get full details about the treatment of lice. Before your child is allowed to return to school, a clearance certificate is required from the Health Department at either Wendywood Clinic ((011) 802-1095) behind the Wendywood Shopping Centre in Eastleigh Avenue, Wendywood or Sandown Clinic ((011) 883-7833) in West Street, Sandown.
Regretfully, at times some of our children seem to discard their litter (usually from their lunch packs or tuckshop purchases) all too easily, resulting in the school grounds and buildings becoming quite unsightly. Please follow up this matter with your children and encourage them to take pride in their school by depositing their litter in the bins provided. Sweet papers and cooldrink cans, in particular, attract bees. Needless to say, the no littering rule applies when in public places too. Please note, the school is taking this matter very seriously this year.
A number of parents are making requests for their children to leave school early to go on holiday or to leave early on a Friday to ‘miss the traffic’. This is not legal. Please understand that the South Africa School Act stipulates that children are to be at school for the full school day. Teachers are not to be asked to send extra work home in instances like this please. Please support us as we endeavour to give your children a fine education.
Parents are asked to check their children’s school uniform daily to ensure that the correct items of clothing are being worn. All clothing must be marked/labelled with the child’s full name please. We are currently in summer uniform.
Please help us keep our computer data base accurate by informing us of all changes to work and home telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers), postal addresses and names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts.
The School Office telephone is only for use in emergencies. For those children, who have a problem and need to phone, the cost is R2 for a landline call and R4 for a cell phone call.
These are considerably better for children than the use of cash in the public telephone. For this reason, we encourage our children to use these cards when telephoning.
We encourage parents to fill in the MySchool Application Form which is available at the School Office or on line to www.myschool.co.za. This can then be submitted to the School Office and we will ensure that it reaches the MySchool organisation. Thank you to all families who continually take their MySchool Card on their shopping excursions. We would also like to thank all those parents who have brought their used printer cartridges and toners to school for the MySchool collection.
We express our grateful thanks to the kind mothers who run our School Second-Hand Shop for us. Excellent items of uniform are available. This shop is open every Wednesday from 13:30 to 14:30.
If your child is in Grade 3, we thank parents for their support this term Learners are asked to bring in Easter eggs for charity as this is the final week.
If your child is in Grade 4,
If your child is in Grade 5, the Grade 5 educators would like to extend their gratitude to all the parents/guardians who have consistently ensured that their children have been monitored with regard to homework, preparation for tests, cleanliness, correct uniform, punctuality and contributions towards charity. We would also like to remind parents that the learners who have been absent thus far need to consult with the various teachers with regard to ensuring that their work is updated. We look forward to a further great term.
As the end of term is fast approaching all library books are to be returned to the Media Centre as soon as possible. PLEASE PARENTS help us regarding this.
Many thanks to parents who have donated books to our Media Centre. We are extremely grateful. Please remember, if you wish to donate books, these will be read by Primary School children and should be at this level and in a decent condition.
The Travelling Bookshop will be at our school on Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April from 09:00until 14:00. Books will be on sale from R25 upwards so please start budgeting accordingly. Parents are asked to please diarise these dates.
It appears that many children do have a good breakfast which is essential to growing children. However, there are a number of children who eat or drink next to nothing at the start of the day. Their blood sugar levels drop rapidly and the visible effects in the classroom are: tiredness, restlessness, a lack of self-control and poor concentration. All of these symptoms mean that the child cannot work properly, with the result that the standard of his/her work drops. Breakfast is vital to growing children. Please parents, make sure your child has a substantial breakfast meal to eat and something to drink before leaving for school. School lunches should be nutritious too.
Encourage your children to drink water. Fruit juices must be 100% pure and diluted with water. Avoid fizzy drinks during the school week as they retard concentration. Also, avoid foods with artificial additives and reduce the intake of sugar and sweets. Consider healthier birthday treats for class children like bran muffins, a packet of potato chips or maize chips, popcorn, biscuits, a juice, a tub of yoghurt. Ensure your child eats a fruit every day.
For statistical purposes, Wendywood Primary School needs to be informed by parents as to whether any of their children are receiving a State Social Grant. If your child does receive a Social Grant, kindly inform Mrs Lipson on (011) 804-1804. Please note that this information will be kept totally confidential.
A reminder that our Mini City Councillors (Tamara Chinganya and Mbali Dlamini) are currently busy with our Annual Easter Egg collection. We ask that all our learners continue to support this worthy cause by bringing Easter Eggs to school. The closing date for the collection is Monday 26 March. Please endeavour to send only marshmallow eggs to school, if possible, as we want to ensure that the children who receive the Easter Eggs all get the same. These should be handed to class teachers who will keep them locked up in their store-rooms until the final collection date.
A Holiday Club will be held at the school every day from Monday 2 April until Thursday 5 April. For further information, kindly contact Mrs Hill on 082-460-4200 or(011) 804-1804.
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