March 2015 Newsletter

MARCH INVOICE:

Please go through the details of your invoice carefully, as we have added the extra-mural activity fees at your request.
If there is a problem, contact the office.
Parents, kindly make the payment of your school fee a priority! All school fees must be paid in advance on or before the third of the month.
A penalty fee of 10% will be charged when fees are paid later than the said date.

EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

You are welcome to attend your child’s extra-mural activity lesson, to observe his/her progress. Please let us know when you want to come and we will arrange for your child’s group to go first on the specified morning!

Screening for eye assessments at Little Farmyard!!!!!!!

Dynamic Eyes will be conducting an eye screening on 17 and 18 March 2015 for children 5 years and older. The cost thereof will be R100 per child. If you would like your child to participate, please collect a form from the office. Complete the return slip and include the R100 in a clearly marked envelope.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

(relating to conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia etc.)
Laurika Drew and Anita Scholtz are trustworthy therapists, who are prepared to come to Little Farmyard to conduct the therapy sessions. If your child’s doctor recommends physiotherapy, you are welcome to phone Laurika or Anita and make an arrangement.
Laurika 082-303-4080
Anita Scholtz (Gert’s mom) 084-800-5914
011-660-8405

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Please remember to plan for the following:
We will be closed on all public holidays, and on 15 June and 25 September 2015.

We will close on Wednesday 9 December 2015 and open on Wednesday
6 January 2016.

As Farmyard only officially closes during the December holiday, a holiday
programme will be followed during the April, July and October school breaks.

Little Farmyard business hours:
Monday – Friday 6:30 – 18:00.

SAFETY FIRST

Please do not teach your child how to use the gate code! The gate is meant to keep strangers out and our children in.
While in a vehicle, please insist that your child/children wear safety belts at all times! Kindly drive slowly and carefully on the Farmyard road and be considerate in the
parking area.

FARMYARD STAFF

Cindy, the Yellow class teacher will be on maternity leave from 1 May 2015 to
31 August 2015. As it is extremely difficult to find a trained and experienced teacher for only four months, teacher Jeanne (Orange class) will take over from Cindy during this period. We have appointed a baby class teacher to stand in for Jeanne.

Kathy van der Walt agreed to help us out in the Orange class. She will be at school every day from 7:00 – 13:30. She is an experienced day mother, and has also worked at a nursery school for several years before retiring. Kathy is Graham’s (green class) granny, and is a “young granny”, filled with energy. During our interview with her, we were very impressed with her experience and knowledge concerning the care and education of babies and toddlers. She will start working in the Orange class the week before Jeanne starts in the Yellow class. Jeanne will show her exactly how things are done at Farmyard.

Jeanne has taught the 4-5 year old learners before and has the necessary training and experience to ensure that the Yellow class do not miss out on anything while teacher Cindy is on maternity leave.