PTA Newsletter – 09 June 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Movie Night: The Gentleman (at Silky Otter)Mon, 29 Jun, 7:00pm
Movie Night: Knives Out (at Silky Otter)Wed, 1 Jul, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 3 Aug, 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.


Welcome back to level 1 where we see the return of unrestricted get togethers and the recommencement of PTA activities, as we all head back to ‘normal’ life. We are aware COVID-19 has changed circumstances for many of us, and those within our local community, so in recognition and respect of this, we have made a few changes to our proposed fundraising calendar – updates and details below.

Activity Update

Sushi Wednesday and Fruity Kunity/Pizza Friday returns this week!

For those new to the school you can 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.

Kids can again enjoy a Friday treat – bring along $2 and kids can choose an ice-block OR slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) on Fridays for $2. They will be sold 1.15-1.30pm out of the Hall Kitchen window.

Event News

TRIVIA NIGHT 2020 – CANCELLED THIS YEAR

‘Boss Hogg and his Crazy Dukes’ have the privilege of holding onto the trivia night trophy one more year, with the cancellation of our trivia night which was scheduled for 19th Jun. We look forward to having our trivia night back in 2021.

ENJOY A NIGHT (OR TWO!) AT THE MOVIES – 29 Jun & 01 Jul

In the absence of our trivia night, we understand people are still keen to have a ‘fun night out’, so we are holding two fundraising movie nights – Mon 29th Jun & 01 Jul at Silky Otter, Orakei Bay Village.

Mon 29th Jun, 7-9.30pm – THE GENTLEMAN (2019) – $30 per ticket including popcorn and drink of your choice (wine/beer/non alcoholic)

From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charley Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant

Wed 01st Jul, 7-9.30pm – KNIVES OUT (2019) – $30 per ticket including popcorn and drink of your choice (wine/beer/non alcoholic)

KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Written & directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) KNIVES OUT is a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  Starring:  Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Christopher Plummer and Jaeden Martell.

 

Book your tickets here.  Be quick though only 44 tickets available for each movie night.

SOIREE 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

We have postponed our Soiree planned for September this year, and will align this with our 100 year celebrations in 2021.

We will still hold a fundraising evening event in term 3, albeit in a more casual style – details to come.

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.