PTA Newsletter – 4 May 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Working BeeSun, 16 May, 10:00am
PTA MeetingTue, 8 Jun
Trivia NightFri, 18 Jun

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 Term 2, hopefully everyone is refreshed from a holiday and ready for a full term of activities within our school community, we have many planned for you!

The PTA held our AGM last night and once we had we conducted the formalities of the evening Paul acknowledged the efforts of all the parents who contribute in activities such as walking school bus, sushi, ice blocks and teacher appreciation gifts.  We are fortunate to have so much help and it makes such a difference to the running of the school so thank you!

Trivia Night: Around the World! 

Save June 18 for the return of our famous Trivia Night.  Start forming your table of 8-12 and getting your costume together for a night celebrating all those fabulous places Around the World that we can’t visit right now.  

Back by popular demand, Sam Thom will again be our quiz master and then we have DJ Karl stepping in to get us on the dance floor once the quiz is over.

If your class hasn’t had a chance to hold an event yet then this could be a good occasion to do so and form a table together.

Working Bee

We’re still looking for more helpers to come along and help out at the Working Bee on May 16.  We will be at school from 10-2 and focusing on planting to get the school looking its best for the Centennial celebrations.  We’ll have pizzas to keep everyone energised.  Please let Caroline know if you can make it at ACCC@windowslive.com.

Centennial Celebrations Help Needed

It’s an exciting year for Kohimarama School as we celebrate its Centennial. To assist with our planning and to help the Centennial celebrations be as successful as possible we are actively seeking for help with the following;

Photographer, Videographer, Copywriter, AV technician skills

If you have any expertise in these areas or know of someone who is able to assist, please contact us on centennial@kohimarama.school.nz

Centennial Gala Auction Items

Thank you for the great initial offers of Auction Items to be sold at the Gala in September.  We have had gym memberships, haircuts, holiday homes and one parent is even making a one-off quilt for us to auction!

However this is just the beginning, the Gala is the main source of fundraising for the school and it has been 3 years since the last one.  We need a lot more items to auction, both big and small and rely on support from you all to provide these, please think about what you can offer.

We are also looking for a catering contact that is able to help us keep the costs of dinner down.  If you know a catering company that could help please get in touch at kohiptachair@gmail.com

Thank you!

 

Friends of the PTA

The PTA is always looking for extra helping hands for the many different activities that go on within our school.

We know that there are so many parents out here who want to help but can’t commit to meetings or responsibilities on a regular basis, so we’re creating a ‘Friends of the PTA’ WatsApp group.  This should help us communicate more directly with you and make it easier to find help when we need it.

If you’d like to be a part of this please send your name and phone number to kohiptachair@gmail.com and we’ll look forward to keeping you in the loop.

 

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.