PTA Newsletter – 19 February 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Scholatic Book Orders dueFri, 22 Feb
Book WeekMon, 25 FebFri, 1 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 4 Mar, 7:00pm
Kiri PicnicWed, 20 Mar
Walking School Bus Ice Blocks (Break 2)Thu, 21 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 1 Apr, 7:00pm
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full School Calendar List.

Calling Class Co-ordinators – Rooms 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Are you interested in becoming a class representative for any of the above rooms (or in sharing the role with a friend)? It’s a fun, social role which involves:

  • Welcoming new students and families to the area.
  • Organising a couple of social events for the class during the year (ie, parent drinks, after school play at the park/beach)
  • Passing on occasional messages from the PTA to the parents of the class
  • Organising end of your teacher gift

Please contact Lynda on kohiptachair@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping out.

Book Week:  Mon 25 Feb – Fri 01 Mar

Buy a Book and Gift it to our School Library for our kids to enjoy

This year our Kohimaramara School community can help support book week by helping to furnish our library with more books.

Our wonderful school librarian Andreza has identified a range of library books she would love to see in our school library – these range from picture books, chapter books, puzzle books, non fiction books, learning resources etc that all all help to encourage our kid’s passion for reading and inspire literacy.

The books will range in prices and will be available for parents and caregivers to purchase from the online shop the week of 25 Feb – 01 Mar.  You have the opportunity to purchase one or more of your favourite books and ‘donate’ these to the school. There will be sticky label put in the front of each book showing who donated the book. When the books arrive, the family that donated each one gets to keep the book for one week before it goes into the library circulation.

Keep an eye out for more details regarding books available to purchase, pricing and  the process to order through the online shop.

        

Walking School Bus Update

Save yourself two hours a week!

The biggest comment from new parents that have joined the walking school bus is that they gain back over 2 hours a week in time!  When your child joins a walking school bus we ask that you help out one morning a week with walking.  This means that the other four days a week you can drop your child off at the walking school bus location and gain that extra half an hour a day.

Due to a growing demand for the walking school buses, we’re excited to announce two new walking buses – the Black and the White Bus. The Black bus leaves from the corner of Godden and Duddley and a brand new White walking bus will start (when we find a co-ordinator) on Selwyn Ave, taking the walkway through St Andrews Church and Mary Atkin Reserve, heading up Kohimaramara Road.

We are looking for a new White bus co-ordinator so if you are interested please contact Lynda on kohiptachair@gmail.com

Event News.

Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – 20 March 2019

All Year 0 and 1 families are invited along to the Kiri Family Picnic! It’s a great chance to meet your child’s friends and other kiri families as the kids join in the games on the field!

Sausages, ice blocks and water will be for sale or bring along your own picnic.

Wed 20 Mar, 4-6pm on the School Field.

Please contact Lynda on kohiptachair@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping out on the night (with sausage sizzle, selling ice blocks etc).

Calling all parents who want to help make a difference

Get involved and have your say in 2019

We are always looking for more parents to get involved – if you have some ideas we’d love to see you at our PTA meetings held the first Monday of each month in the school staff room, or happy to hear from you anytime – email Lynda kohiptachair@gmail.com.

You can also:

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 will be sold 1.15-1.30pm 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.