School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives
Upcoming PTA Events
|Book Week||Mon, 25 Feb - Fri, 1 Mar|
|PTA Meeting||Mon, 4 Mar, 7:00pm|
|Walking School Bus Ice Blocks (Break 2)||Thu, 21 Mar|
|PTA Meeting||Mon, 1 Apr, 7:00pm|
It’s Book Week this week: Mon 25 Feb – Fri 01 Mar
Buy a book through online shop 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 wide and extensive 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 help to encourage our kid’s passion for reading and inspire literacy.
The majority of books are priced between $20 – $35 however there are some learning resources and multiple volumes that are naturally higher in price, but would be so incredible to have these in the library for our kids to learn from and enjoy.
You have the opportunity this week 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.
It’s easy … all you need to do is to go to the online shop via the Kohimarama School Website and click on the ‘Donate a book to the library’ option and choose the book(s) you would like to purchase and donate to the library.
We hope you support this initiative wholeheartedly – the more books purchased the more our kids will benefit from all the lovely new range of books available to them to learn and enjoy, from their very own library.
Calling Class Co-ordinators – Rooms 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19
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 email@example.com if you’re interested in helping out.
Walking School Bus Update
March is Walking School Bus Month!
For the month of March, Auckland Transport are hosting Walking School Bus Month. Any student who walks to school with a Walking School Bus in March will receive a free Pedometer and special WSB Month Bag Tag from Auckland Transport.
To join a walking school bus, simply complete the form on the Walking School Bus page.
Looking for new White Bus Co-Ordinator
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.
if you are interested please contact Lynda on firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – 20 March 2019
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also:
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 will be sold 1.15-1.30pm 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.