The Benalmádena International College

14th December 2017

Dear Parents,

CHRISTMAS SHOW
This year’s Christmas Show performed by Nursery, Reception and all of Primary will take place in the school basement on Tuesday 19th December at 2.15pm. All parents are welcome. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be available afterwards in the cafeteria. A collection will take place and all the proceeds will go the charity “Ciudad de los Niños.”

The Kindergarten performance will be held in their class room at 10 am on Monday 18th December.

HALLOWEEN BARBECUE AND FANCY DRESS DAY
We would like to thank all the parents and pupils who made this day a huge success. The money raised from this event, which was 1,000€, went to the Asociación para la Protección del Galgo Español. Also they are asking for any general medication to be donated that parents do not need any more (eg aspirin or paracetamol).

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE LOCAL ORPHANS
We are collected Christmas presents for the local orphans in the Benalmádena area aged 0 to 12 years. We ask for new unopened gifts wrapped up in Christmas paper and labeled with the child´s age and sex. You can leave your gift beside the school office or in the Primary building. They will be collected on Thursday 21st December by Mrs Irene Diaz from the Benalmádena Social Services. Thank you in advance for your support.

CHILDREN IN NEED DAY
Many thanks to all the Nursery and Reception pupils who dressed up in their onesies or pyjamas and raised 113€ for Children in Need.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The after school activities will continue from Monday 8th January up to Friday 23rd February from 4.05pm until 5.05pm. The cost varies depending on the activity. These clubs must be paid for in full before your child enters the class. Each class must have a minimum of 6 students.
Please note that the cost of football, dance and basketball has increased from 4€ to 5€ per session.

MONDAY
Dance: Reception to Yr 3 (35€ -7 sessions)
Jolly Phonics: Nur & Rec (5€ per session)
Jolly Grammar: Yr 1 – Yr 3 (5€ per session)

TUESDAY
Basketball: Yr 7 upwards (35€ - 7 sesiones)

WEDNESDAY
Judo: Yr 1 upwards (42€ - 7 sessions)

THURSDAY
Football: Yrs 3 - 6 (24€ for 6 sessions)

FRIDAY
Dance: Yr 4 - 6 (35€ for 7 sessions)
Basketball Club: Yr 1 to 6 (35€ for 7 sessions)

CHILDCARE CLUB
The childcare club continues from 4.00pm onwards and is run by Mrs Sue Taylor costing 5€ up to 5 pm and 2.50€ for every extra half hour. Sue is also available between 4 and 4.30pm every day to provide Primary children with help doing their homework at a cost of 2.50€ payable directly to Sue.

SCHOOL LUNCHES
The set hot meals for primary children are available from Monday 8th January until Friday 23rd February. The cost will be 192.50 €. Children in Nursery to Year 2 may only have the set three course hot meal or else bring a packed lunch. Yr 3 to Yr 6 can have the hot meal, sandwich or salad and from Year 7 upwards there is the choice of two hot meals, a sandwich or salad. From Year 1 upwards the money is paid in advance on their cards and for Kindergarten to Reception the lunches can be paid at the office or by transfer.

LAST DAY OF TERM
School will finish on Thursday 21st December at 12 noon. School uniform need not be worn. The end of term school reports will be sent by e mail.
The new term starts on Monday 8th January 2018.
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Keith Ellis
Director