Open Night Thank you

Thank you to all parents and friends who were able to come to this evening’s Open Night. The children were very proud of themselves and enjoyed sharing their learning with you. I enjoyed the buzz around the room as you shared in your child’s learning and there was certainly some rich conversations happening as you reflected on the growth which has occurred during the past three terms.

Thank you to those parents who added some feedback to our board. If you didn’t get a chance to leave feedback tonight, please feel free to add your feedback over the next couple of days.

Week 10 update

I can’t believe that we are in Week 10 of Term 3. The year is just flying by.

Thank you to all parents for your support in this morning’s first kiss and drop morning. We will continue this for Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Open Night. The students are beginning to get very excited as they see their work being displayed and are looking forward to sharing their learning with you all. At Open Night, you will have the opportunity to leave some feedback for the class and your child will also have the chance to identify a favourite piece of work.

As Glorelid mentioned in her earlier email, this Friday is the Book Week parade. As you are finalising costumes over the next couple of days I ask that you please take into consideration the ease at which your child can go to the toilet. Many times, the most amazing costumes are quickly dismantled and not necessarily carefully, by the child who is in a rush to make it to the bathroom on time.

As it is the final week of term, we ask that all home folders are returned with any home reading books as soon as possible this week. If you happen to find any Aubin Grove home reading or library books at home, please remember that we are happy to have them returned so please just send them in.

I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Open Night.

Notes from Room 6 Parent Coordinator

To All Room 6 Parents
 
We are fast approaching the last of our fundraising efforts for our Year 6 Students’ Big Week Out & Graduation Dinner/Dance. We have organised two events and we would love to have your support and contribution.
Friday 25th August
Dress Up As Your Favourite Sporting Team!
This Friday 25th of August all students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite sporting team for a gold coin donation.
Please note that the normal school requirements of closed in shoes and hair tied back apply.
 
Saturday 26th August (9.00am to 4.00pm)
Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Jandakot
This Saturday 26th of August we will be hosting a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings (Jandakot). Come and say hello while you buy some sausages and drinks from our tent.
 
Thank you for supporting the Year 6 Big Week Out & Graduation!

Assembly tomorrow

The exciting day is nearly here! A couple of students today were concerned that they had missed the message about what to wear – no costumes are needed as the students will be wearing their school uniform as normal. As we discussed today – we play with loose parts in our school clothes so nothing else is needed.

For any parents who aren’t sure how to enter the school on Assembly afternoons, please enter through the front of the school. All other gates will remain locked as usual.

At the completion of Assembly, the students will remain in place for any final photos once all other students have left. We will then return to the classroom for dismissal at 2.30pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Friday 25 August – Favourite Sport Team Fundraiser

On Friday 25 August (Week 6) all students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite sporting team for a gold coin donation. All money raised is going towards the Year 6’s Big Week Out.

Please note that the normal school requirements of closed in shoes and hair tied back apply.

Assembly Request

Our Assembly is just around the corner and the students have been working hard to learn their lines, the chorale parts of our performance and a song. To assist the students to be as successful as possible (and to help them sing loud enough to carry their voices through the undercover area) it would be appreciated if your child could practice our song a few times at home prior to next Tuesday. If you click on this link, it will take you straight to the song and lyrics.

Thanking you so much for your assistance 🙂

 

 

Book Week 2017

This year we will be celebrating book week the last week of this term. The theme is Escape to Everywhere. We will be having a visit from an author at the beginning of the week and will also be reading some of the books that are on the book awards list. On Friday 22nd September the children are encouraged to come dressed up and take part in a whole school book week dress up parade.

The Year One team has decided to read and explore two of the books that have been selected for an award and are displayed in the library called The Snow Wombat and All I Want For Christmas is Rain. This links in closely with our learning in HASS lessons about the globe, weather and seasons.

We would like your child to come dressed for a type of weather  (e.g. rain coat, gumboots etc.) or as a particular type of weather  (e.g. as a sun, cloud, rainbow etc.) There are some very creative ways to dress as weather so I am looking forward to seeing how the children develop this book week dress up idea.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Upcoming Assembly, a request and help needed

ASSEMBLY INFORMATION

As you are all aware the Room 6 Assembly is coming up in a few weeks. We would love for you to attend on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 August, commencing at 1.20pm.

Any children with speaking parts should have brought home a small slip with their words to learn. If your child says that they have words but you haven’t got the slip – please let me know and I will arrange to email the words through to you.

No costuming is necessary as students will be performing in their usual school uniform.

If you have any further questions regarding the assembly please do not hesitate to ask.

A REQUEST

At Aubin Grove we have implemented a no toys to be brought to school request to reduce the likelihood of items being broken, going missing or being used to select friends etc. Students were encouraged to bring alternative items for news rather than toys. There has been an increase of toys coming in and students have very little which they can say about a toy when compared to another item or event. I will put a list of suggestions up in the classroom which you may wish to use to encourage your child to talk about something else. However, please do not consider this an exhaustive list and students should still be encouraged to come up with their own ideas to share. I have also noticed an increase in the number of small sized toys (eg. lego people, decorative erasers, small cars, ooshies and shopkins) coming into the classroom in pockets this week. I have spoken to the class about the reasons why we keep these items at home and if you could also encourage this message I would appreciate it.

AND FINALLY HELP NEEDED

If any parent is willing to assist until no later than 9am on a Monday morning with swapping home reader books I would appreciate the assistance. It is easy to do and just requires you to tick off the returned book and write the new book down for each student. I probably only need one parent but would be happy to have two just in case of absences etc. Please email me if you are willing and able to help. If I am inundated with offers I am happy to share the load amongst all who are willing.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all Monday.

I can’t believe it, Week 4 already!

 

School Photos

A reminder that this week is School Photo week.

In the final week of Term 2 you received an email regarding school photos. I will provide some brief information; however, if you need more information regarding the requirements please see that email or come and ask.

  • Students must wear their PURPLE shirt to school on Friday and not their faction colour shirt. Girls can choose to wear their school dress or purple school shirt.
  • If you are paying by cash please return the envelope to me on Friday morning (I will have a labelled basket ready)
  • If you are ordering online please do not return the envelope.

Looking forward to being surrounded by lots of smiling faces on Friday all ready for our photo.

Welcome back to those parents who I have not had the opportunity to see this week. I hope that you all had a restful break from the usual term tasks of lunch boxes and the hunt for school socks in the wash basket. It’s been a pleasure to have the students come back happy and healthy and ready for a busy Term 3. As you may be aware – Tuesday Week 6 is our Assembly, so if you are able to make it, we would love to see you there. I will forward more information next week regarding this exciting event.

Optional Science Challenge

Today in class we discussed an upcoming Science Challenge opportunity based around the topic of Global Sustainability. If you and your child are interested forms are available from tomorrow and must be returned by the end of next week (Week 10). All work is completed at home and there is an expectation that parents are encouraged to assist.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this opportunity.