Apologies for the delay in sending our weekly newsletter.
The school year is rapidly coming to an end and we only have 3 weeks left of the Edu Fun term.
We will finalise assessments over the next two weeks and then we will have our year end celebration with all the Grade 3s on Monday 12 November 2018 and a small Grade 2 celebration with the kids that we have been working with on Tuesday 13 November 2018.
We will continue with assessments tomorrow and on Tuesdayand will hopefully wrap up most of the assessments. We really appreciate the assistance we've had over the last few weeks with the assessments.
If you missed our assessment workshop, or will be joining us for the first time this week, you can glance through the attached guidelines. However, we will also spend a few minutes going over these assessments when we are at DCS and anyone who has not done them before or would like a refresher is welcome to buddy up with someone else to observe before doing it on their own.
CALL FOR EXTRA HELP WITH ASSESSMENTS
OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!
We will be assessing learners at DCS on the following days
Mondays (DCS Grade 3):
Monday 29 October and 5 November 2018 meet at Piatto's at 9am
Volunteers meet at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9am outside Piatto's and car pool to Diepsloot and are usually back in Dainfern by 11am.
Tuesdays (DCS Grade 2):
30 October and 6 November 2018 meet at Piatto's at 8:30am
Volunteers meet at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 8:30am outside Piatto's and car pool to Diepsloot and are usually back in Dainfern by 10:30am.
Use our new Payfast link to Sponsor a Learner (or Multiple Learners) at DCS
Follow this link to see which learners you can still sponsor this year. http://edufunsa.co.za/index.php/sponsor.
A donation of R500 per child will cover all costs that Edu Fun has incurred this year for stationery, worksheets, books and supplies needed to teach that child throughout the year including the upcoming year end party.
We have several learners who have been sponsored through this initiative via the GlobalGiving campaign. The GlobalGiving platform has made it very easy for our supporters who live abroad (or have bank accounts abroad :-) to make donations using their credit card. You can also make a donation via GlobalGiving at this link:
Please contact Liza@readforafrica.com if you would like to find out more or if you would like to contribute to this initiative.
Ngangifisa and the Food Pantry Ngangifisa usually distribute monthly groceries to a group of the most vulnerable families in Diepsloot on the last Wednesday of each month. Many of these children have lost one or both parents and in some cases come from child headed homes.
The next Food Distribution will this week on Wednesday 31 October at 11am in the school hall.
In support of World Food Day in October, this month's groceries have been sponsored by The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Meghan is also working on a cook book "Love and Food" and all the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Ngangifisa. If you have a favourite recipe that you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link to the Facebook page for more detail.
Karin and Veronika run the "Top Up" Project at DCS with Nopinki and Tinyiko who are past pupils. This group mend school uniforms on a weekly basis after our Tuesday Buddy Reader Programme. They welcome volunteers from 10am to 12:30pm every Tuesday.
They have recently added a new service to their offerings .... Shoe Polishing which will help protect the shoes for longer and also give some of the school shoes a face lift before needing to be replaced altogether!
Please contact Arlene and Dominique on email@example.com if you would like more information about the Health Club and how you can get involved in the new term. This group does eyesight and dental checks with the learners as well as provide nutritional and other guidance.
Whilst having qualified doctors and dentists and other health practitioners on the team is a bonus, one does not need to be qualified to assist.