PTA Newsletter – 09 February 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Sushi will not be on this week but will return on Wednesday 17th Feb.

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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 to 2021 at Kohimarama School! 2021 is an exciting year for our school as we celebrate our centennial in Sept. We also have two new PTA co-chairs, with Lynda stepping down last year, Julie Lindenberg and Elizabeth Massey. For those of you new to the school, the PTA is a group of volunteers who support the school by assisting in creating a sense of community and raising funds for the school, such as the turf being laid on the main field to enable year long sports activities. There are plenty of opportunity for you to get involved: whether it is a big or small activity, or inside or outside of school hours. We will be handing flyers out at the Meet the Teachers evening on Tuesday 16th February if you would like to know more, or email me at kohiptachair@gmail.com

Lost Property 

There is a lot of lost property from 2020 in the school hall. If you are missing something please take a look before Wednesday 17th February 2021. After that anything labelled, we will attempt to return to the student. Any clothing that is unlabeled and in good condition will be washed and put into the inventory for second hand uniform. All lunchboxes, shoes etc will be binned.   

Second Hand Uniform 

If you ordered second hand uniform last year and have not received it please collect from the top shelve of the second-hand uniform cupboard, in reception. If you have ordered something and it is not there, please email bclindenberg@hotmail.com. We are in the process of handing over the responsibilities for the second-hand uniform coordinator and want to ensure we have not missed any orders.   

 

2021 – SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 14 Feb – 8am: Weet-Bix TryAthalon 

It’s not too late to enter the Weet-Bix TryAthalon, to be held in Pt England. We will have a Kohimarama school tent down there. It is looking like there will be a great turn out for the the school.

Tues 16 Feb – 5-7pm: Meet The Teacher & All School Picnic

A chance to meet you new teachers and we’ll also have dinner  sorted with a variety of food trucks and sausage sizzle available.

8 – 12 Mar: Book Week 

The opportunity to ‘donate a book’ to our library as part of book week.

Fri 26 Mar – 4-7pm: Fun Run – Madills Farm

Back by popular demand! The very popular fun run event returns in 2021

SEARCH FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for some volunteers to help:

  • Deliver sushi, on a Wednesday, to our 200 students who order it each week
  • Sell ice blocks and pizza to our students, on a Friday
  • Collect the school laundry on a Friday and return on a Monday, commitment is for 4 weeks
  • Cook the BBQ at the meet the teacher evening. All food will be provided.

We’d love to hear from you. Contact kohiptachair@gmail.com to find out more.

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.