EC Newsletter October 2019

Early Childhood Newsletter

Thursday, 3rd October 2019

Upcoming Events

October 7th  Parent PYP Info Session

October 12th: Autumn BBQ

October 23rd: Parent Conferences (School Closed)

October 24th: Halloween Parade 

October  28th-Nov. 1st Autumn Break (No School)

November 21st and 22nd Staff In-service (School Closed )

Understanding the PYP

For those of you new to the PYP (Primary Years Programme) or would like to find out more, Kathryn Ramsay our PYP coordinator will be hosting an introductory PYP workshop on Monday 7th October for parents which will run from 8.45-10.00am. 

Bridging the gap between home and school, what you can do?

(Click on the image below to see the Spark Page)

Helping us to be a greener school

At the parent meetings, Kathyrn spoke briefly about our aim to make Ambrit a more sustainable school environment by reducing our impact on the planet. 

We are working with our Green Committee, groups of dedicated teachers alongside students, to disseminate information and change some of our practices with determined goals in mind. 

This month our aim is to ensure every area of the school has adequate and appropriately labelled recycling bins and that these are monitored and correctly used. Our other current goal is to be plastic-free in the lunchroom. Last year our caterers eliminated the monodose ketchup sachets and plastic spoons for yoghurts. We are working with them to be completely free of plastic in all school-provided lunches.  


At the class meetings, parents showed their appreciation and were open to ideas and suggestions of how they too could help to reduce plastic in school. The first step is trying to cut down on single-use plastics for snacks or home brought lunches. When in doubt about the recyclability of packaging you can use the app Junker, just by scanning a barcode you can see where to throw your waste. 

 

Ideas-

Invest in a sturdy container or eco-friendly wrap.

Avoid small juice boxes with straws ( which cannot even be recycled in the plastic)

Try not to buy individually packed cakes and small snack packs.

Send a small sandwich or fruit instead of a merendina. 

Buy yoghurts in glass containers rather than plastic. 

Avoid buying single-use plastic water bottles, Nursery and Kinder use individual durable cups whilst the prep students have their own water bottles.

Check out Ambrit’s green initiative’s on our website or follow us on Instagram

Birthday Parties and Reusable Plates

If you wish to bring a cake to school for your child’s birthday we ask that you help us in our quest to be a greener school by only supplying biodegradable plates and cups. Fortunately, this is much easier now and most things can be found in supermarkets.  These can then be thrown away with the leftover food items in the ‘umido’.

Examples can be found below.

http://www.catalogoprodotti.coop.it/pam/it/Categorie-PAM/Per-la-casa/Usa-e-getta/Usa-e-getta-tavola/piatti-piani-Completamente-Biodegradabili-e-Compostabili-15-pz/p/2939970

https://www.minimoimpatto.com/ecostoviglie/

The other option is that you speak to the class teacher and request to use our supply of reusable plates, cups and forks. 

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