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Issue 15 - Spring 2016


Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! After a short break we are back with updates on the N/P and Secondary Education Councils, details of new projects supported by the Community Fund and various updates on health and safety issues. Why not check out our regular column, "Love Laeken" and find out about what the Dreve Sainte Anne looked like before it became the busy street it is today!

On the services front, remember that the first enrolment phase for transport closes on 31 May 2016. Enrolments for extra-curricular activities will open on 1 June so keep checking the website for details of the activites. You should also have received details about the upcoming Performing Arts Day via email - for those of you who are wondering what Periscolaire involves, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see!

Finally, you should have received detils via email about this year's Somerfesto. The Somerfesto Committee has organised a wide range of exciting activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Please volunteer to help make it the most successful school party ever! 

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MartaDid your child come home with a red and white bracelet this week? Or maybe you have seen colleagues or friends  wearing them. On 1 March Bulgarians celebrate Baba Marta, a holiday to welcome the upcoming Spring. Our school has been joining in with this tradition.

"Martenitsi" are red and white coloured bands or figurines that symbolise health and happiness, a lucky charm against evil spirits. They are given away to friends and family and are worn around the wrist or on clothes.  The red colour mean: blood and life. White: clear and happiness. The 'martenitsa' is worn until you see the first blossomed tree or the first spring bird. In some regions of Bulgaria livestock and fruit trees are bedecked with 'martenitsa'. She brings happiness and luck to house, who wear it.

The Romanian holiday Mărţişor is a variant of Baba Marta.


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