PTA Newsletter – 17 September 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Pop Up Art Gallery - Sausage Sizzle from 4pmWed, 18 Sep, 4:00pm
Yummy Stickers due back todayFri, 20 Sep
Walking Bus Celebration LunchMon, 23 Sep, 1:00pm
Last day for Xmas Ham BookingsThu, 24 Oct
Calendar art orders due todayFri, 25 Oct
Greats & Grans Morning TeaFri, 25 Oct, 10:00am
A Jolly Holly Kohi Xmas Picnic Sun, 24 Nov, 3:00pm
Race to Base 'Amazing Race' Family eventSun, 24 Nov, 3:30pm
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.

Event News

Absolutely Chocolicious … $13,000 raised

Thanks to everybody who has donated, sold and munched their way through almost 13,500 chocolate bars raising a whopping $13,000.  There are still a few outstanding payments to be returned – we would appreciate support with any outstanding payments asap please either via the online store (simply select the chocolate box item), internet banking into the Kohi School PTA bank account: 12-3027-0332092-000 referencing Name, Room number and chocolate or by delivering an envelope containing cash/cheque made out to Kohimarama School PTA to the box in the office.

We’re excited to advise the funds raised went towards new basketball uniforms (don’t they look great!) and also new sports equipment which include new portable tennis nets and new balls.

Huge congratulations go to Isabella J (Room 21) who sold 8 boxes and Mia Z (Room 6) who sold 6 boxes – such a fantastic effort well done.  Your incredible sales skills were rewarded – Isabella receiving a $50 Typo voucher and Mia a $50 Smiggles voucher, both presented at last weeks assembly.

Well done also to Room 6 who sold the most boxes collectively and promptly returned their sales money. You will enjoy a mufti day day in term 4.

We do still have a few chocolate boxes still to sell, so if you are keen to take another box, these are available at the office.

A Jolly Holly Kohi Xmas Picnic  – SAVE THE DATE: 24 NOVEMBER 3-7pm

Our inaugural ‘A Jolly Holly Kohi Xmas Picnic’ will take place on Sunday 24th November from 3-7pm at the Kohimarama School top field.  It will be a relaxed afternoon for all of our Kohimarama School families to welcome in the festive season.

A community event, there will be a professionally organised ‘Amazing Race’ activity, our wonderful school Kapa Haka group and band will delight and entertain us, there will be plenty of kids activities including a bouncy castle, face painters and more!

Bring your own picnic or enjoy the wide array of food trucks available. More details to come over the coming weeks, but ensure you pop the date in your dairy!

Activity Update

Pop Up Art Gallery – Wed 18 September – Sausage Sizzle from 4pm

Are you heading along to the pop up art gallery on its ‘late night’ on Wednesday 18th Sep?  A sausage sizzle will be available from 4pm along with some soft drinks, water, ice blocks and chocolate bars – all $2 each. Please bring cash.

Yummy Stickers – Return by Friday 20 September

Thanks for everybody who has collected all the ‘Yummy’ branded fruit stickers or bag labels. Please ensure these are returned to the school office (PTA cupboard) by Friday 20th September at the latest. These stickers will be exchanged for new sports equipment.

Pizza Friday’s Continue in Term 4

By popular demand Pizza Friday’s will continue into Term 4. So kids will still be able to enjoy a slice of pizza (or fruity kanuti ice block) through to the end of the year each Friday at Big Break.

Xmas Fundraisers – Trees & Hams

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells … did you know it’s only 14 weeks until Christmas Day!? To make your planning a little easier, this year we can take care of two essential Christmas items for you with our Xmas Tree and Xmas Ham fundraisers – for every Christmas tree and ham purchase will raise valuable funds for our school.

Christmas Cooked Hams – Harmony Organic & Free Range!

The Harmony NZ brand is organic restaurant quality, produced using the most ethical and sustainable methods – My Food Bag uses Harmony brand products and is also sold in Farro Fresh.

There are two Christmas ham options:

  • NZ Harmony Free Farmed Half Cooked On Bone 4.25-4.75kgs – $75.00 (Harmony brand is free range)
  • NZ Half Cooked Ham On Bone 4.00-4.50kgs – $65.00
  • Ham bags are also available – $10.00

To purchase a ham – Book via online store by Thurs 24 October.  Hams will be delivered to school for distribution on 06 December.

Christmas Trees

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree … there is something truly special about a real Christmas tree!

We are working with Zach’s Christmas Trees who will provide Kohimarama School a commission for any Christmas trees sold – the more trees sold, the higher the funds!

More details to come.

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

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/Pizza Fridays
For an ice-block or slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) 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.