It’s lovely to see the autumnal colours spreading across Brussels, but the sunshine this week meant that it felt more like summer. The children made the most of the warm sunshine and the playground has been busy after school all week.
· We are very worried to see that recently the gate from the car park and path, into the playground is being left open. Please close it whenever you pass through it, as if this is left open and the front gate is open there is nothing to stop the children from going out onto Avenue Franklin Roosevelt. Thank you.
· We would also like to remind you not to touch the red button at the front gate. This is an emergency button. If you press it the gate is blocked and can not be opened using a security tag. This means that if the button has been pressed nobody can enter or leave through the gate. You must bring your security tag and use it whenever you want to enter through the front and back gate, pushing this button will not make the gate open.
We appreciate your support in these matters, and are sure you understand that the children’s safety is of the utmost importance to us. I you don’t have a tag, please come and see Dominique on Monday.
· Class 8 have been away for three days this week. They spent this time in the Netherlands visiting Anne Frank’s annex, the Escher museum and even tried their hand at power kiting. They had many more experiences and so if you manage to talk to one of them we are sure they’ll be happy to share these with you.
· Class 4 also went on their first trip of the year today. The French teachers organised a visit to the Water Museum in in Ottignies (at the Domaine provincial du bois des rêves) for them. This was linked to their Unit of Work about water and they enjoyed a workshop on tap water. They were surprised to discover that rainwater from under the ground is cleaner than that found above it. The museum is in beautiful surroundings and they enjoyed walking through these.
· The photographer was in school on Wednesday. This year the photographs were all taken outside and so it will be exciting to see the results.
· This afternoon Classes 1 – 8 enjoyed Buddy Time. Please ask your child(ren) what they did as there were lots of exciting activities taking place.
· We would like to thank all of you that have supported us in our Relay for Life venture. If you haven’t already done so there is still plenty of time. We are sure you are all deciding which cakes and cookies to make too. It’s been quite some time since we had a BEPS Cake Sale and there are always delicious goodies to try so we are looking forward to some tasty treats again.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October – Relay for Life
Tuesday 17th October – Parent/Teacher Consultations
Saturday 21st October – Halloween Party
Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November Half Term holiday (No school)
Enjoy the weekend as we head in to October.
The Leadership Team