PTA Newsletter – 19 March 2018

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

  • Kiri Family Picnic – Wed 21 Mar, 4:00-6:00pm, School Field
  • PTA Meeting – Mon 9 Apr, 7:00pm, Staff Room
  • PTA Meeting – Mon 7 May, 7:00pm, Staff Room
  • Working Bee – Sun 27 May
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the 2018 Calendar List.

Event News

Kiri Family Picnic – This Wednesday

All Year 1 families are invited along to the Kiri Family Picnic this Wednesday! There will be games on the field, a sausage sizzle and ice blocks and water for sale for $2 each or bring along your own picnic. This is a fun, social event all about meeting your child’s friends and other Kiri families. Siblings and extended family welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks to Bakers Delight – Eastridge who are supplying the bread for the evening.

Save the Date – 2018 Working Bee!!!

As part of our efforts to improve the School’s outdoor environment we will be holding a Working Bee on Sunday 27 May. Further details to follow but please save the date!! And if you have any gardening or landscaping experience and are able to help with planning for the day we would love to hear from you.

Entertainment Books (2018/2019)

The new 2018/2019 Entertainment Book is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order online at www.entbook.co.nz/990w62. The traditional book and digital subscriptions are both $70 and 20% goes back to the school.

The Entertainment Book is full of discounts of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more. It comes is two formats; the traditional book of Vouchers and the Gold Card or the Digital Membership that lets you access the it all from your smartphone. For more information go to www.entertainmentbook.co.nz.

Sushi Wednesdays – Pre-order today!!!

Sushi Wednesday has been a huge success and we are hoping to continue it for Term 2 BUT we need more volunteers to help deliver sushi to classrooms. If you are able to help a few Wednesdays next term, between 10am-11am, we would love to hear from you – email kohiptachair@gmail.com.

For instructions on how to order sushi for your child this Wednesday please go to the Sushi Wednesdays page.

Get Involved

Help Wanted

Email kohiptachair@gmail.com if you can help.

Ice-block Fridays Coordinator
We are looking for someone to take over purchasing ice-blocks and organising the volunteer roster. This would involve approximately 1-2 hrs per month.
Event Planners
We have some smaller events planned for 2018 as well – including our first urban orienteering event, working bee and Trivia Night. If you are able to help with any of these we would love to hear from you.

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block Fridays
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.