School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives
Upcoming PTA Events
|View Calendar Art in classes||Tue, 23 Oct - Fri, 26 Oct|
|Last Day for Calendar Art Orders||Fri, 2 Nov|
|Self Defence Workshop||Fri, 2 Nov, 6:30pm|
|PTA Meeting||Mon, 5 Nov, 7:00pm|
|Auckland Transport Walking School Bus Xmas Party||Sun, 18 Nov, 11:00am|
|Kids Movie Tickets on-sale in Kiri (AM)||Wed, 28 Nov - Fri, 30 Nov|
|Kids Christmas Movie||Sat, 1 Dec|
|Walking School Bus Celebration||Thu, 6 Dec, 12:55pm|
|Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon||Sun, 10 Feb|
Our annual Calendar Art fundraiser is underway!! The kids have been working hard in class to create some wonderful art that can be applied to cards, calendars, diaries, notepads or mouse pads. Order forms were sent home last week with full details and your child’s artwork can be viewed in their classroom this week (23 – 26 October). These make fabulous Christmas gifts and are a great keepsake for the year.
You can order now through the Online Shop (preferred) or a paper form. To find out more go to the Calendar Art page. Last day for orders is Friday 2 November.
A huge thank you to Tim Stewart, Barfoot and Thompson Kohimarama branch, for sponsoring our Calendar Art. Tim is a Kohimarama parent and real estate agent who has been involved in sponsoring calendar art and other school fundraisers for many years. We very much appreciate his support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – 10 Feb 2019
Registrations for the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon in Pt England on 10 February are now open and we have registered Kohimarama School as a school group for 2019. Make sure you join the group when you register and we will have a tent and some other goodies set up for the kids at the event. (Further details to come.)
Self-Defence Class for Kohi Mums!
As part of the Soiree, we have organised a one-off self-defence workshop in the Hall on Friday 2 November, 6.30pm, run by Master Banicevich, a Taekwon-Do 7th degree black belt. We have 6 spaces left if you would like to come along and learn some valuable self defence moves! $20 a ticket. Email email@example.com if you’re interested. (Participants must be over 16).
Soirée & Fundraising Auction
We have some uncollected mystery envelopes prizes!! If these belong to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Any uncollected items will be offered for sale in the next newsletter.
We also have a few of our table centrepieces left. Please let us know if you would like anything.
- Tray – $10
- Glass Vase – $15
- Gold Mat – $5
- Goodie Bags – $20
Parent help needed
We need a few extra sushi Wednesday volunteers. If you can spare a Wednesday this term from 10.30-11.30 please email email@example.com.
We still need an extra parent or two to help out with Road Patrol. If you can spare 30 minutes (from 8.25am – 8.55am) once a week or fortnight please let us know. Contact Justine Boyd on firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need someone to take over co-ordinating the road patrol roster for 2019. This is done once at the beginning of each term and is emailed to those who have volunteered. It’s a great job for someone keen to help but who can’t get to school very often. If you are interested please email email@example.com.
Get Involved and have your say in 2019
Our last PTA meeting for the year is on Monday 5 November, 7pm in the school staffroom and we would love to see some extra parents along. We will be discussing fundraising ideas for next year and how to spend some of the money raised this year – so it’s a great chance for you to have your say. If you have some ideas but can’t make the meeting we would still love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also:
- Join the PTA mailing list to be in the loop with PTA meeting agendas, minutes and help requests.
- Like our Kohimarama School PTA Facebook page
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.
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.
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.
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
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.
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.
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.