Newsletter Week 4 Term 1 2015

We are hosting our POWER picnic on Thursday. This is a family night for everyone to meet and greet the classroom teachers and to see the beginning of the work on the walls. Classes have been working on POWER for the past four weeks and have plenty of wall displays to share. We want to make the night a social event that will climax with a cake cutting at 6p.m. to celebrate POWER’s fifth birthday. 

Here is a timetable of the events of the evening: 

  • 5–5.30p.m. Classes open for viewing 
  • 5.30–6p.m. Family picnic on the field. Hall if wet. Sausage sizzle available for children only. Parents may bring something to put on the barbeque for themselves. Ice cream truck available. There will be a cost for this. 
  • 6– 6.30p.m. Cake cutting in the hall. Rooms 1 and 2 presenting their POWER Assembly items for everyone. 
  • 6.30p.m. Finish. 

We are not putting out many chairs in the hall for the cake and cutting so please bring a pillow to sit on. The POWER picnic is to be a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers and reunite with each other after the long holiday break. The teachers and I decided not to do the Kinloch picnic as the weather is so unpredictable at present. 

I would like to congratulate Ty Blake for winning the Paper Plus gift pack. He was awarded this on Friday at assembly. 

The school received $204.00 commission from Paper Plus for stationery sales. 88 students purchased stationery through them. Watch out for next year’s promotion. 

Thank you to Room 2 for their very independent assembly last week. Luckily you will get to see their item again on Thursday. It was very cool. 

Parent teacher interviews times are filling up fast. Please contact Val in the office if you have not made a time to see your child’s class teacher. 

There is a flier from the PTA with the newsletter this week. They need helpers to pick corn. Please support them with this community fundraiser. It is a lot of work for a small number of people. The trailer will be at school on Monday March 2, 2015 for families to buy bags of corn. 

To our new families who have joined us over the past few weeks: The POWER picnic is a great time to meet the rest  of the community and to see how POWER works. We are very proud of how POWER has developed and grown over  the past five years. I am sure the weather will be kind to us as well. 

See you all on Thursday. 

Paula Farquhar