Finchley Kendra Parents

Namaste! Welcome to the Finchley Kendra Parents Portal. Here you will find suchna, gujarati homework, photos and more. If there is anything you need please feel free to contact us - our email address is finchley@shishukunj.org.uk


This Week's Suchna

PARENTS SESSION (ALL PARENTS)

Stay fit and get to know other parents during our parents games session, next week at 11:30am. (Prathna will be at 11:15am, parents are welcome to join) 


PARENT'S MEET AND GREET - NOT TO BE MISSED 
Parents are invited to join on 30th September for an unmissable parents session. You will:
1. Get the opportunity to meet parents of other baalako 
2. Receive important from the Kendra Nayak
3. Be informed about some key changes to Kendra 
We would like to have 1 parent per baalako to attend

GUJARATI TIMINGS
Gujarati will start at 9:00am. As always if you are late please ensure your baalak signs in at the Choki Desk. Please ensure your baalak has a water bottle which they can use whilst in gujarati class. 

GUJARATI HELPERS WANTED
If anyone would like to help during gujarati classes, please email gujarati_finchley@shishukunj.org.uk. Your time would be much appreciated. 

CAR PARK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you are able to volunteer on Sunday morning's for car parking please email shipa@shishukunj.org.uk. 

SHISHUKUNJ CHARITY WALK SPONSORSHIP 
Please bring in any sponsorship money collected for the walk to kendra and hand in at the choki desk. Please enclose the money in an envelope labelled with the walkers name and amount raised.


Useful Information to Note

UNIFORM (LABELLED)

Our Kendra uniform is a white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit bottoms or blue jeans (NO shorts or leggings), navy blue jumper, white socks and white trainers. Please ensure your baalako come to Kendra with the correct uniform.

ABSENCE, EARLY LEAVING AND LATE ARRIVALS PROCEDURE

PLEASE ENSURE IF YOUR BAALAK IS ARRIVING LATE OR LEAVING EARLY THEY SIGN IN AND OUT OF THE CHOKI DESK!

For absences we will from now on be using a new Absence Form. If your baalak was absent or will be absent in the future please fill in the following online form. It is extremely quick and easy to use and means you will not have to give us a letter at Kendra. 

ShiPA SUPPORT

If you can spare some time on Sunday to support our activities at Shishukunj (whether as a one off or regular) please email Bhavnaben using the email address shipa@shishukunj.org.uk

Kendra Update: Sunday 16th September

GUJARATI

This week's Gujarati homework can be found on this link


CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

Today was a jam packed day! We started the day by welcoming our new bhaio and beno to the family.  Today we focussed on what family meant to each baalak. We got to bond and get to know our new dastas in our outdoor dasta sesssion. It was hilarious to see all the baalako trying to untangle themselves in one of the challenges. The day then progressed on to gooch pruvatri, continued to explore ideas about family. And to end such an energetic day, we had the pleasure of inviting Kabir Cafe to come in and perform in our smashing  prathna, bhajan and dhoon session. Baalako, workforce and parents enjoyed the engaging session which bought the whole family together at the end of the day. 


BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE


Dates for your Diary

 DATES  WHAT'S HAPPENING?
 
16th September 
New baalako start at 9:15am (current baalako to start at 8:45am), Parents of new baalako requested to stay all day 
 30th September Parents Meet and Greet for ALL parents 
 20th & 21st October Raas Garba
 28th October & 4th November Half Term 
 4th November Diwali Brunch at the Bhavan 
11th November  1st Day back with breakfast (start at 8:30) 
 9th December Last Day of Autumn Term 
6th January 
 First Day of Term with breakfast (start at 8:30am)