Dear Parents

End of first term of the school year is almost upon us, through the heat and the rain we have all made it through thus far.

To MJ, Mzwandile & Adam for the month of March, wish you many many more with loads of love and spoiling.

Important dates

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019:

Parkhurst Clinic will be giving Vitamin A drops & deworming chew tablets to all children 1 yr & older. Please complete & sign consent forms and send in your child’s clinic card.

Sat 9 March 2019

Our First Parenting Workshop – identifying your parenting style Time 11 to 12. Limited seats kindly sms Preshanie to reserve a seat for you. Value is R300 per person, however it is included in the 2019 fee structure terms & conditions apply.

15 March 2019

School Holidays begin from 17h30 : we will be closed and re-open on Wed 27 March 2019.

Bakers Day every Monday for the 3 to 6 year old

04 March 2019 : Lisa, CJ, Sofia, Owami,  & Siya

11 March 2019: Divya, Mikenso, Tendero, Saad & Kiyaan R.

18 March 2019: School closed

25 March 2019: School closed

PLEASE bake with your little ones on the weekend and send it to school for their group of 8 to 10 children per week, use your creativity to link the themes or alphabet of the week into the Mondays, Baker of the week &/ or Tuesdays, Show & tell added learning & fun days for the 3 t 6 year old classes

Alphabet of the week  for the 3 – 6 year old class

Week 1: 4 March 2019

Ee eg. egg, elephant, edge

Week 2: 11 March 2019

Ff eg. fish, fox, feather

Tuesday : Show & Tell

Wednesday : Tuck shop day all children get to “ buy”  teaspoons full treats to gain exposure to managing money & how it works

Thursday : gardening day

Friday: Library Day/ Bring a book to school day.

Uniforms

Teddy Bears Montessori uniform

Kindly place your orders with Onica, please fill out order forms.

We are finalizing suppliers & orders, as soon as stock arrives we will hand out to you.

Buzzi Bodies T-shirt

Please note that the coaches are also awaiting stock.

Every one is required to wear a Buzzi Bodies T-shirt on a Friday as well as on Sports Day date to be confirmed. PLEASE NOTE that Sports Day is for all the Buzzi Bodies children from Teddy Bears Montessori & their parents.

PLEASE NO LACE UP SHOES ALLOWED ( unless child is a Pre-schooler)

It is important not to set a child up for failure, putting on lace up shoes creates these feelings unless they are able to tie & untie their laces.

& NO BEACH TONGS ALLOWED .

We have found that children trip & fall too often with these type of shoes.

D6. Communicator for School

Please download this Free app onto your phones & desktops so that all communications comes to you immediately.

Contact details of facilitators, more information about activities, bakers days, Bring a book to school day, Newsletters, Parent Handbook, holidays can be found on D6. Communicator – Teddy Bears Montessori.

PS. We will be launching our very own app for Teddy Bears Montessori during this month and we will do away with D6. Communicator.

This app will include a tab to set up an appointment instead of going to Calendly/teddybars.com

Suitable for children 2 yrs & older or depending on each child

Stimuzone: Wednesday at 10h30 Cost:+- R170 pm plus registratiom

Madressa classes Mondays & Wednesdays +- R400 per term

Intra Murals:

  1. Upbeat Music programme with Teacher Antje ( pronounced similar to unsure) on Monday mornings at 10h00 sharp. Cost is R250 pm x 12 months.
  2. Buzzi Bodies gross motor, sport skills development programme by qualified coaches ( Bret, JP & Candice). R150 pm x 12 months plus admin fee.

 These come highly recommended by the school and are far more cost effective as 80% of the school is doing it.

The school invoices you for these intra murals.

If you would like your child to start these classes please drop Preshanie an email/sms.  And you will be invoiced for it on your next invoice.

End of Term Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings & Reports

Please book your meeting with us via calendly.com/teddybears           

This is an electronic link to my diary. It will be updated & up and running by next week.

We look forward to sharing with you about your little one’s experience and progress &this can be done at the end of the first term. There will be NO reports.

In this meeting we need you to fill out a VERY important forms for our records, this is done annually or when changes arise.

Also if you have any queries with your account, we can discuss it in this meeting.

ALL parents are required to book an appointment for end of term,

For the older children who are doing homework to keep busy and to catch up, no homework will be given unless we meet to discuss your child’s progress.

Children learn through repetition, homework is practicing phonetic sounds, counting 1 to 100, matching the written number to the matching quantity of beans, potatoes to a written number, homework is not only colouring & writing in a book, it’s practicing good behavior, manners, obeying the rules, following instructions, answering questions, asking questions that are relevant to the topic being discussed, knowing the days of the week, months of the year, the date, the seasons and understanding the difference between the weather today & the season we are in, knowing the tune  & words to our daily songs…

Whats the difference between a month, a day & a year. Does he /she need prompting?

Ask yourself : Can my child sit still for a min of 20 mins at a time? Does my child require constant reassurance and encourage to complete a task?

Before homework is taken home, practice these skills daily as monotonous as it may sound to you and your advance child this is very important skills for main stream schooling.

Email address:

For general enquiries and for my knowledge, letter of notice,

preshanie@teddybearsmontessori.co.za

for all POP/ account queries please forward to Diana at

accounts@teddybearsmontessori.co.za

any changes to your personal details or contact number

admin@teddybearsmontessori.co.za

for TBM Parent Academy/ workshops/Talks

zia@teddybearsmontessori.co.za

We have on average  8 children per group  this year.

Lots of inspiring ideas & tips to be a GREAT Parent J

Thank you so much from the team J

Preshanie, Onica, Monica, Brenda, Mendi, Ella & Patrick