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No school on Monday (2nd May). Measles and How Do You Do Brussels.

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No school on Monday (2nd May). Measles and How Do You Do Brussels.
by Mandy Porrett - Friday, 29 April 2011, 4:00 PM
Welcome back, and a special welcome to the new families that have joined us after the Easter holidays. We are looking forward to a busy summer term filled with lots of learning and fun. We have already started with some fun. As you may have noticed we have been enjoying the Royal Wedding at BEPS today! We always like to have the chance to celebrate something!

On a more serious note, we have been sent information from the Brussels Health Inspectorate who are asking us to draw your attention to the current increase of cases of measles in Europe and also in the Brussels region. Measles can cause serious illness and life long disability. For a long-standing immunity, two vaccine shots are required. In Belgium the second vaccination is given at the age of 10. As only written documents are accepted as sufficient proof of vaccination, they recommend that you check the status of measles vaccination for your child(ren). If you look on Jacqueline’s desk for parents you will find French and Dutch versions of the document sent to physicians in Brussels regarding this.

Over the past months Lynne Wilson Delaye (Scarlet’s Mum) has been helping to organise an exhibition entitled ‘How Do You Do Brussels?’ This is an exhibition, which is ‘showcasing Brussels from the perspective of foreigners who live in the city, celebrating the multiculturalism and diversity that define the city.’ It will run from 6th – 31st May in the Halles Saint Gery. To find out more please visit their website at

During the first week of the new term classes have been finishing Units of Work and starting new ones. Class1 have even managed to go on a trip this week. Yesterday they went to visit the farm with their French and Class teachers. They had a great day and their behaviour was excellent. Their teachers are very proud of them.

Next Tuesday Class 4 will be visiting the Exhibition of King Tutankhamun, his Tomb and his Treasures. I know that they are looking forward to this.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that there will not be school this Monday (2nd May). You should have received a list of updated dates for the rest of the year today, if you have any questions about these, please do not hesitate to ask.

There will be a PTA Meeting on Tuesday 3rd May at 14.00 in my room. Please join us if you can to help discuss and be a part of the preparations for the Summer Fair. As you already know the Summer Fair is on Saturday 18th June from 12.00 – 16.30. Thank you in advance for your support.

Next week we will let you know what all the classes are learning about. In the meantime, have a great long weekend.

Best Wishes,

Mandy Porrett