End of Year Party Information

On Tuesday the 12th of December the Year 1’s will be having a class party to celebrate our year together. We have decided, this year, to order pizzas for the party instead of parents providing a plate of food. A variety of pizzas will be ordered, including vegetarian options. On this day you will not need to provide lunch for your child (only recess as usual).

We ask that in lieu of providing a plate, you send in $5 with your child to help us pay for the party. I will be collecting the $5 from now until Wednesday the 6th of December. I hope that your child can participate and am looking forward to celebrating a wonderful year in our classroom.

Thank you for your support.

Week 8 and a few End of Year updates

I can’t believe we are heading into Week 8, before we know it our year will be over. At this time of the year there is always so much information to share so I have tried to make it as succinct as possible – please let me know if you need more information.

END OF YEAR CONCERT

Last week I put out a blog post from Mrs V detailing the requirements for the end of year concert. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to read through please do and then don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Girls have been asked to wear a coloured tutu, I have 1x lime green tutu if anyone needs to borrow it please let me know.

HOME LEARNING – ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Oral Presentations start this week and we are looking forward to hearing about some of the wonderful events that you share as a family. Any props etc sent in will be sent home the day of the presentation, so please look out for these in school bags.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DONATIONS

Thank you to those families who have contributed items to the Salvation Army Christmas Food Appeal. The box will remain in the classroom until the end of Week 9 so there is still plenty of time to donate items if you are able.

UNUSED STATIONERY AND BOOKS ETC.

Any unused stationery items and used books will be sent home late Week 9 – leading into Week 10.

REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG

It would be greatly appreciated if your child could please bring in a named reusable shopping bag (the fabric style with the large base is ideal) as soon as possible. I will use this to send school items home. It is likely to stretch over a few days so if your child brings items home, please pop the bag back into their school bag to use again.

CLASS PARTY

Information regarding class party will be sent home next week, please keep a watch on your email inbox.

See you all on Monday!

Home Readers and Library Books

As we near the end of the year it is important that all resources from the library are returned to allow staff time to finalise 2017 and move towards 2018. So we ask, if you have any library books or home reading books still at home or in the car it would be appreciated if these could be returned as soon as possible.

Thank you for your assistance

A message from Mrs V

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The End of Year Concert is fast approaching and students have been singing and dancing up a storm so that they can put on a fantastic show. This year the concert will be held on 12th December and is themed I Feel Good. The concert will commence at 5.30pm and students should be in their classrooms by 5pm.
All Year 1 students will be performing “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.

To make the performance extra special we would like the Year One students to dress in the following:
GIRLS – black leggings, coloured tutu with a coloured shirt (preferably same as tutu) and ribbons in hair.
BOYS – black shorts, brightly coloured t-shirt with baseball cap worn backwards.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher.

Thank you,
Ash Verbickis
Junior Music Teacher
Ashleigh.verbickis@education.wa.edu.au

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

This week a box has been placed in our classroom to collect non-perishable items for this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. On the classroom window is a poster listing some suggestions of items to place in the classroom donation box.

We will be collecting items over the next few weeks so please feel free to send items in at any time to place in the decorated box.

Thanking you in advance for your contributions to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Progress Folders

If you are yet to return your child’s progress folder, it would be appreciated if it could be returned as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance.

2018

As we are coming to the end of the 2017 school year, planning is well underway for 2018.

If you are not returning to Aubin Grove in 2018 and have not yet informed myself or the front office it is important for planning purposes that you inform me or the front office as soon as possible. Our school expects a drop in student enrolments for next year, owing to the establishment of Honeywood PS. So in order to plan for the the number of teachers and classrooms required, it is essential that the school have the most accurate information possible.

Thank you for your assistance.

UPDATED – Sports Carnival Information

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

Due to poor weather conditions last Wednesday we unfortunately had to suspend events for all year 1 and 2 competitors. A decision has been made to run the year 1 and 2 component of the Junior Carnival this Friday the 3rd November.

This date provides us with more flexibility with times so please take note of the new timeline of events listed below.

 

FRIDAY 3rd of November

 8:50am Year 1 & 2 students march towards faction bays

9:05am Year 1 Sprint races commence

9:05am Year 2 Tabloid events commence

9:55am Year 2 Sprint races commence

9:55am Year 1 Tabloid events commence

10.40am Recess break for 20 mins

11:00am Year 1 & 2 Team games to commence

12:20pm Year 1 & 2 Team games to conclude

12:25pm Presentations

**Please note that above times are approximates only***

 

Students will be required to wear their faction t-shirt and bring a clearly labelled hat, water bottle, for the day. Sunscreen should be applied by parents in the morning prior to the event however students will also have access to sunscreen in their faction bay for re-application.

We wish to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Looking forward to a great day.

Craig Fritchley

Phys-Ed Specialist

A few things to keep you up to date…

Dear Parents

Well another week down! I am watching this final term flash past before me and I am sure it’s passing just as quickly for you.

Progress Folders

The folders went home today. If you have yet to see it, please check in your child’s bag. Once you have had the opportunity to look over your child’s work, it would be appreciated if you could return the folder in preparation for 2018.

Homework for Term 4

For the remainder of the year, we will not be sending sight word spelling home. Home readers will be sent home until Week 7 when they all need to be returned. To finish off the year, students will be presenting an oral language project. Further details about this to come! There are a few outstanding home reading books from Term 3 and it would be appreciated if these could be returned as soon as possible. If you know that it has been lost or damaged – please don’t feel embarrassed just let me know so that I can update the library staff. Those families concerned will have received an email earlier in the term.

Absences from school

Please make sure that if your child is absent from school that you provide notification of your child’s absence. Notification can be made to me via email or to the school via email, the school app or by phoning the front office. Any absences without explanation are recorded as unauthorised and you may be contacted to provide further information.

Monday 30 October

I will be out of the classroom on Monday and a relief teacher will be working with the students. I will be around the school and available should any need arise.

Have a great Friday (and weekend)! I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

Faction Carnival – tomorrrow

As you know, tomorrow is our Junior Sports Carnival. A few things to note:

  • Our carnival runs from 11:15am until (hopefully!) 2:35pm.
  • Please make sure students have faction shirts, hats, sunscreen and a water bottle. Students must have hats for tomorrow. Please make sure everything is labelled.
  • Students will have recess before they go out to their faction tents.
  • Lunch will be at 12.50pm and go for about 20 minutes. Parents who are there can come into the bays to eat with students but students aren’t to come out of the bay.
  • Students are encouraged to come decorated in their faction colours but this is to be done at home, not at school.
  • Students need to be collected from the classroom at the end of the day, not from the oval. If any students are going home early, they need to be signed out of the front office before taking the child.
  • The canteen is not open tomorrow.