Term 3 – Newsletter 6

Dear Parents

I have just discovered that we’re half way through the third term, which means that the end of term is approaching fast, with our fabulous open air theatre production of Tales from Narnia forming the grand finale to the term.

We ran a programme/ticket/mug design competition among our pupils and I would like to congratulate the winners: Dean, for the mug design; Amir, for the ticket design and Mathew J for the programme design. These pupils will each receive a commemorative mug for their designs.

Commemorative mugs will also be available for purchase. More details to follow.

Some exciting developments have been taking place at school and there are some new dates to note.

UKULELE LESSONS
On Friday Front Row Music visited our school to demonstrate playing the ukulele. Forms are being sent home today, with the possibility of classes being offered at our school, should there be enough demand. Should you wish to enrol your child for ukulele lessons, please complete the form and send it back to school by Friday. Pupils do not need to own their own ukulele in order to enrol.

SPRING HAT DAY
The children tell me that they are busy decorating their hats for next Friday’s competition, 31st August. Cost to enter is R15 and there will be prizes for the best hats. We are looking forward to celebrating the coming of spring, albeit that winter seems to have a firm grip on us still.

RAFFLE
The draw for the winners of the raffle will take place on Monday 3rd September. Thank you for supporting this artificial grass fund raiser. As you will notice, our thermometer is still a little shy of where we need to be, but almost there!

MARKETING DAY AT EDGEMEAD SHOPPING CENTRE, 1st September
You will not believe that, after eighteen years of serving this community, we still find people who claim that they have never heard of our school. At the suggestion of our teachers, we have hired the front section of the Edgemead Shopping Centre on Saturday 1st September, from 09h00 – 16h00. Our staff will be there handing out flyers and talking to the community about our school. We’ll be painting bees on the faces of children visiting the centre, not only to symbolise Abeille Ruche, but to celebrate spring. If you are able to support us by bringing your child in his/her school uniform, and spend a little time with us chatting to shoppers about our school, we’d be truly grateful. We would also appreciate some help with the face painting. If there are pupils/parents who would like to assist, please let me know.

At the marketing day, we will also hand out invitations to the next exciting event to be held at our school: A Twilight Market to be held on our new stage in our beautiful new playground.

TWILIGHT MARKET, Friday 21st September, 18h00 – 20h00, Abeille Ruche School playground
Please see attached flyer for the twilight market that will take place from 6 – 8 p m on 21st September. It is the Friday of the long weekend, so, if you’re not going away, it will give you a fun start to the weekend. Please share the flyer with your family, friends and colleagues.

SPEECH & DRAMA EVENING, 26th & 27th September, Abeille Ruche open air theatre
Last, but most definitely not least, for the term, is our fabulous Speech & Drama Evening. Our theme this year is Tales from Narnia and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there, along with extended family members and friends. Tickets are on sale at R30 and are selling fast, so please send in your order if you have not already done so. Remember that the event will take place over two evenings this year, so please indicate on your ticket order form which evening you would like to attend.

In between all these activities, of course, are on-going tasks and assessments that need to be completed to keep our pupils academically on track, so our beehive is a very busy place!

“My best friend is the man (woman) who, in wishing me well, wishes it for my sake.” – Aristotle

With well wishes to each of you
Liz

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