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Newsletter 5

Dear Parents

The short weeks are over and I am sure that you took advantage of the extra holidays to spend with your children.

Winter is slowly creeping up on us and we are having a number of children off sick. Please keep them at home until they are healthy enough to return to school.

Thank you to those who drive cautiously once entering the school premises. However it has been brought to my attention that there are still Monterey parents who drive too fast. Please be patient with the NHHS learners as they move to their classes- the roadway in front of their school serves as their walkway!

Unfortunately I also need to remind parents to enter and leave the school quietly at collection time. Please be mindful of the older classes enjoying story time and the high school learners trying to be attentive in their classes.

Important notices

  1. Mom’s day – 9 May 2015 08.45 – 11.00

We invite all moms to join us for a morning of fun. The MG and OG start Morning Ring promptly at 9:00 and the YG start at 09.10. You will spend the morning participating in a variety of creative and outdoor activities – just like a normal school day. Remember to bring along a snack for your child and yourself to share at snack time. The morning finishes at 11:00. Don’t worry Dads, your chance comes later on 20 June.

  1. PTA Cake Salewill be held on Friday 29 May. The PTA will be asking parents to donate cakes to be sold on this day. We will continue to remind everyone up until this time but in the meantime get your recipe books out and look for those delicious cupcake and biscuit recipes. More details to follow.
  2. Monterey Attendance forms – If you would like your child to stay at Monterey next year – please make sure that the Attendance form is completed and returned to the office as soon as possible. If you are not sure whether you want a place and have applied to other schools, please still return the form stating this.
  3. Grade 1 Applications

We would like to remind parents to make applications to primary schools for Grade 1 2016. It is the responsibility of parents to please check closing dates, criteria and follow up with schools. We wish you everything of the best with this process.

  1. Fees – Thank you to the parents whose fees are up to date. We would like to remind all parents of the payment deadlines:
    • Termly payment of Fees – due first week of each term.
    • Monthly payment of School and Aftercare Fees – due by the 1st of every month.
  2. Electronic Statements – From May the sending of statements via email has been implemented. It was started with the YG classes and will now continue with the MG and OG classes. Everyone is kindly requested to confirm receipt of their emails from the Bursar, once they have been received.
  3. Lost property – If your child has lost anything it will be deposited in the blue lost property bench between the Penguin and Dolphin classes. Please mark all your child’s belongings. At the end of term, anything left unclaimed will be donated to charity.

Important dates to remember

9 May – Mom’s day

29 May – Cake Sale

15 June – School holiday – no holiday care

16 June – Public holiday – Youth day

20 June – Dad’s day

26 June – Last day of term

Remember to dress your little ones warmly when the cold weather arrives and please mark all the new clothing, shoes and boots clearly with your child’s name.

Kind regards

Lorelle Meyer