PTA Newsletter – 03 March 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA Meeting - TBCMon, 6 Apr, 7:00pm
PTA Meeting - TBCMon, 4 May, 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.


URGENTLY LOOKING FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING ROAD PATROL VOLUNTEER PLEASE

We are short one parent volunteer for Wednesday morning road patrol (8.30-8.50am). Email Lynda kohiptachair@gmail.com if you can help.

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS

We’re looking for volunteers to help with obtaining sponsorship & finding auction items for our bi-annual Soiree which will be held on 12 Sep (amended from 19 Sep) this year. The Soiree is our single biggest bi-annual fundraising event and the key to success is having a wide range of auction items. Sourcing auction items is something that can be done from home at a time that suits you.  Email Lynda kohiptachair@gmail.com if you can help.


Looking for volunteers for rooms:  4, 7, 8, 10, 14, 17, 19, 21 & 23

At the beginning of each year we look for a class co-ordinator (or co-ordinators) who becomes the central point of contact for each classroom. Key responsibilities include:

  • Passing on communication directly from the PTA
  • Facilitating social events for both parents and children to get to know each other (suggest one per term) – i.e., class picnic at Madills/beach; meeting for drinks somewhere local (parents only)
  • Welcome new families who start during the school year and assist with the introduction to the school i.e., update on walking school bus, ice block/pizza Friday, sushi Wednesday etc
  • Organise the end of year gift for your teacher

If you are keen to become the class co-ordinator for your child’s class please complete your details here

Event News

Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – 19 March 2020

All Year 0 and 1 families are invited along to an annual 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 and ice blocks will be for sale for $2 each – PLEASE BRING CASH or bring along your own picnic.  Thanks to New World Eastridge and Bakers Delight for their support in providing sausages and bread for the BBQ.

Thurs 19 Mar, 4-6pm on the top School Field. Kids games and activities led by our senior students will be on the field 4.30-5.30pm

Top Schools Fun Day – A FUN DAY INDEED!

Thirty of our year 3-6 kids participating in teams of 10, competed against other local Eastern Suburbs primary schools on Sunday at the Top Schools fun sports day. The teams competed in a number of fun events including a slippery slide, gumboot throw, mine field, ski run, sponge fun, newspaper delivery complete with sleds, and the wobbly wheels wagons. It was unanimously agreed, it was a fun day!

Activity Update

Walking School Bus

There are a number of Walking School Buses (WSBs) which provide a safe and fun way for children to walk to school.

The WSB runs every school morning from its designated meet point to the school. If you’re interested in joining or to find out more, go to the Walking School Bus page.

Get involved and have your say in 2020

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/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.