School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives
Upcoming PTA Events
|Centennial Cookbook - recipes due today||Fri, 20 Nov|
|Xmas Treats - last day to order||Thu, 26 Nov|
|Xmas Trees - last day to order||Tue, 1 Dec|
|Xmas Trees & Treats to be collected from school today||Sun, 6 Dec, 12:30pm|
This is a call for help from the Kohimarama School PTA!
If you, or anyone you know has thought about getting involved with our school PTA … we need you now!
The PTA is in great shape, with a solid framework and draft 2021 calendar created – with events already underway or owned by capable PTA members.
But we need two enthusiastic leaders to take up the co-chair positions in 2021 – this is a great opportunity for you (and a friend) to meet some new people and provides a perfect time to reimagine and potentially create a change in the way the PTA operates next year.
The PTA is an integral part of our strong community focused school and allows parents to support the school in a very positive and proactive way, creating a link between families and the school. It also encourages a sense of school community whilst raising valuable funds through the organisation of many events during the year.
Be a part of something special for our children.
We’d love to hear from you, to explore the possibility of adding your personality, experience and skills to our school’s PTA! Come along and meet fellow PTA members at our relaxed PTA Christmas drinks on Monday 7th December at 7pm (venue tbc) or contact Lynda at email@example.com or 021 896 229 to find out more.
TRIVIA NIGHT – OH WHAT A FUN NIGHT IT WAS!
Hockey, soccer, tennis and rugby fans and a raft of sporting ‘celebrities’ come out in force to outwit each other in our annual trivia night quiz. It was a tough battle between the teams but a last minute comeback saw ‘The Pundits’ being crowned this year’s champions (the jury’s out on whether it was general knowledge or the very generous ‘point buying’ that led to victory!). All in a good cause though as approx $6,500 was raised. Huge thanks to everybody who supported our trivia night.
Quiz-A-Thon – Final day for sponsorship $ to be returned please – This Fri 13th Nov
A friendly reminder please for sponsorship forms to be returned to the teacher with fundraising money (in cash) or if you prefer, direct deposit fundraising money into the PTA Bank account (if depositing funds to the PTA account, the form will still need to be returned to the teacher) by this Friday 12 Nov please.
THE PRIZES …
1. The class who raises the most money will each receive a free Fruity Kanuti
2. The first class to return all their fundraising money will each receive a free Fruity Kanuti
Christmas Trees – order by 01 Dec
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree … there is something truly special about a real Christmas tree!
We are again 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!
Zach’s Christmas Trees provides the finest Christmas trees in Auckland, so purchase with confidence knowing that your tree will be one of the best in the neighbourhood!
Two tree options available:
- 4ft to 5ft $42.00
- 5ft to 6.5ft $52.00
You can collect your tree from the school on Sun 6th December between 12.30-2pm, or have it delivered to your house on Mon 7th or Tues 8th December for $18. Removal after Christmas is also an option for $15.00.
Ordering is really simple … just click here to order your tree by 01 December.
For more details, view flyer here
Christmas Treats! – Order by 26 Nov
Let us make your Christmas baking easy this year! Arobake provides a smorgasbord of delicious Christmas treats perfect for gifts, family gatherings and Christmas parties, all without the workload and supporting our fundraising efforts at the same time! Order by 26th Nov via online shop, with collection of your Xmas Treats from the school on Sunday 6th Dec between 12.30-2pm
Christmas Cake – Fruit & Nut top or iced – $45
A buttery and fruit filled cake, soaked in sherry once baked. Beautifully flavoured with Christmas spices, adorned with nuts and cherries or with a traditional white icing. Finished in a gorgeous Christmas paper.
Mini Christmas Mince Pies / 200g – $20 per box
Delightfully packed with a spiced, sherry-soaked fruit filling and wrapped in a butter sweet pastry. Boxed so perfect for gifts or indulge yourself!
Vanilla Crescents / 200g – $20 per box
The Jem of the shortbread world. Hugely delicious, these little jewels are covered in icing sugar hot from the oven, removing them when cool to create these sugar encased, almond and vanilla sensations. Boxed so perfect for gifts – best seller!
Stollen / 550g – $15
A rich, yeast-risen cake encasing a marzipan log. This rum steeped, fruit filled wonder is immersed in melted butter before its rolled in sugar. It’s Christmas, indulge yourself!
Christmas Trees / 5 per pack – $10
Rich, chocolate shortbread, chocolate topped Christmas Trees. Great for gifts and the kids love them!
Order here via online shop no later than 26th Nov
Calendar Art Fundraiser
Thanks for all of your support with the calendar artwork, final orders are in and we are just working through how much was raised. Early Dec products will be delivered to kids to bring home.
Book Launch: Dish editor Sarah Tuck talks about her new book: stuck together
An evening with Sarah Tuck, where she’ll chat about her new book: stuck together at St Heliers Bay Café & Bistro on Mon 16th Nov at 6.30pm
You will receive a complimentary glass of Amisfield bubbles on arrival, then enjoy a selection of Sarah’s
delicious dishes made up as share plates and receive a signed copy of her new cookbook, plus a goodie bag.
When: 6.30pm on Monday 16th November
Tickets available from Paper Plus St Heliers: $119 per ticket Limited to 80 people only.
Do you have social media, website, communications & content expertise?
We want to grow our Alumni database and would love some help from someone who has experience in social media, comms and content creation to assist us with this. Please contact Lynda on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
DON’T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR RECIPE – DUE DATE EXTENDED TO FRI 20TH NOV
We invite you to submit your favourite family recipe in the following categories:
Weekday Family Meals
Play Dates & Sleepovers
Picnics & Beach Days
BACK TO SCHOOL
Lunch Box Ideas
Cakes & Brownies
Biscuits & Slices
Muffins & More
Look over our Recipe writing guide for some helpful hints and an example recipe.
Please submit your recipe using the online form by 20 November 2020.
Get involved and have your say in 2021
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 email@example.com
You can also:
- Join the PTA mailing list to be in the loop with PTA meeting agendas, minutes and help requests.
- Like our Kohimarama School PTA Facebook page
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 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.
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.