Newsletter Term 4 Week 7 - Friday 26 November 2010
These are our deserving winners:
Courtney Sioneloto $300.70
Caleb DeCleene $223.00
Harry Crawford $220.00
Briana Worsfold $179.50
Annalise Worsfold $166.00
Jesica Pratt $140.00
Jasmin Wood $125.00
Shania Hardy $122.50
KEY EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
Wed 1 Dec Collaborative Conferences 3.30 – 8.00 pm
Thur 2 Dec Collaborative Conferences 3.30 – 8.00 pm
Tue 7 Dec Parent Helpers Morning Tea
Wed 8 Dec BOT Meeting
Thur 9 Dec Year 6 Graduation
Fri 10 Dec Term 4 Awards Assembly 9.30 am, Celebration Concert
Mon 13 Dec Year 5 /6 Service to School Outing, Year 5 / 6 Disco
Wed 15 Dec Final Awards Assembly 9.30 am, Term 4 ends
CHILDREN NOT RETURNING IN 2011 – Please ensure you notify us in writing immediately if your child is not returning to Elm Park School in 2011. CHILDREN ABSENT ON THE FIRST DAY OF 2011 – Please ensure you notify us in writing if you know in advance that your child is intending to remain at Elm Park School for 2011 but will be absent on the first day. GET ON THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS! –
Wk 8 – Friday 3 December - Wear your favourite hat The buses will leave at 8.15 am from the following routes; Route 1 - Mrs Allen: Meet on the corner of Walworth Ave and Cascades Road. Walk down Walworth Ave to Marvon Downs, up Marvon Downs to the walkway to Elm Park School. Route 2 – Mrs Worsfold and Mrs Howard: Meet on the corner of Beldon Ave and Ennis Ave, walk along Ennis Ave to Gossamer Drive, down Gossamer Drive to Elm Park School.
Route 3 – Ms Meikle: Meet at the Four Square, walk along to Gossamer Drive, down Gossamer Drive to Elm Park School. Route 4 – Miss Tizard: Meet on the corner of Pooley Street and Larne Ave, walk along Larne Ave to Portadown Ave, onto Gossamer Drive, down Gossamer to the crossing in front of Elm Park School.
MILK BOTTLES – Mrs Meikle is desperately seeking clean, dry, 2 litre milk bottles with their correct lids. Please send these to school with your child if you have any. Many thanks.
THIS WEEK IN REVIEW
MOTAT Trip - In week 6, Rooms 4,8,9,10,26,27 went to MOTAT and in week 7 Rooms 1,2,3,5,6,7 also went. Below are some stories written by children who attended the trip.
Yesterday morning I was so excited because my class was going to MOTAT. Also room 10 and 9 were coming in the bus with us. When we got to MOTAT RJ took us to the mirror maze and she took us to the old school. After that room 4 went to a classroom. Over there we all made a candle to someone. Then we went on the tram. The tram was as slow as a snail. When we came back to school I was very tired. By Vacha.
Fireworks acrostic poem By Vivienne Hanna
Flaming fireworks, flashing sparks exploding way up high,
Invisible fairies aiming their bombs for the ground then disappearing into the dark and gloomy night.
Roaring rockets breaking into thousands of tiny glittering pieces.
Enormous explosions everywhere I look.
Wishing I could fly with the fireworks but it didn’t work.
Over the tree tops many colous jumping away.
Red, orange, yellow and lots of other colours all shoot up at different times.
KAPOW, kaboom, Crash, bang, boom. Flying sparks everywhere all making a lot of noise.
So much noise makes me scream! That’s the best night I’ve ever seen!
Botanic Gardens Visit by Paris
Last week on Friday it was Room 16 and 17’s trip to the Botanic gardens. We first got into our groups. The parents were Mandy, Kathrine and Phil. I was in Mandy’s group. When we were all in our groups we headed for the bus. I sat at the back. As soon as we got there we had morning tea, it was yum! After morning tea we met two lovely ladies named Trish and Marian. My group strolled with Marian to somewhere quieter to talk. We talked about the life-cycle of a group of animals needing, helping and eating each other. Then we went for a walk around the Botanic gardens. Later we made compost and learnt about the greens and the browns. The greens were the dead plants and the browns were the paper. The only paper you are not aloud is the glossy paper because glossy paper has poisonous ink in it. After the composting we washed our hands. Next we went to the shaded area to have lunch. “Crunch! Crunch!” I munched. In the afternoon my group had free time. We all went to the African garden. Then went to feed the ducks. At the end of the day we went to wait for the other groups. Then we came we went back to school. I was really tired but I had a fantastic day!
Congratulations to all the students who were selected this term as class winners for Personal Presentation. Students voted as the overall winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform are:
POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION WINNERS
This term the following students were acknowledged for their responsible, friendly behaviour.
Room 1: Liam Revell
Room 2: James Willats
Room 3: Erica Kim
Room 4: Gemma Mocke
Room 5: Elizabeth Davies
Room 6: Dartanian O'Keefe
Room 7: Diesel Folau
Room 8: Kalin Howard
Room 9: Perez Tiatia
Room 10: Tanuj Minhas
Room 11: Niu-Alinghi Peni
Room 12: Lochlan Dobbie
Room 13: Tyrell Kanny
Room 14: Rhian Blakeborough-Kocsis
Room 15: Alais Riddle
Room 16: Levi Guyan
Room 17: Ashleigh Gibbons
Room 18: Maddison Hohneck
Room 19: Mike Cui
Room 20: Anna Christiansen
Room 21: Shakil Karsan
Room 22: Shania Hardy
Room 23: Julias Vea
Room 24: Poyong Huang
Room 25: Taylor Marshall-Stuart
Room 26: Alex McGrath
Room 27: Colin Ng
Lights, Camera, Action – Become a star at your Library 13 December – 21 January 2011. Summer Reading Challenge at your local Library. Thechallenge is free and open to all Counties-Manukau children aged 5-11 years. Visit your local library from 6 December to enrol. Lakewood Lodge - The Adventure Farm Camp Specialists www.lakewoodlodge.co.nz JANUARY 2011 SCHOOL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE CAMPS Monday 17th – Friday 21st January, 8 – 14 year olds Monday 24th – Friday 28th January, 8 – 14 year olds 5 days, 4 nights $370 Here at Lakewood Lodge, we offer a safe, caring, family atmosphere with an opportunity to experience farm life and make new friends. We have great country cooking, 1 Horse trek & grooming **, Kayaking, Archery, 11 Metre Climbing Wall, Low Ropes course, Frisbee Golf, waterslide, disco, a concert, Spotlight, Burma Trail, pool & table tennis competitions, BBQs, Volleyball, games, Firepit with toasted marshmallows, pet animal interaction & excellent supervision. Also included is a day at an Aquatic Centre. Phone us now with your registration - 07-826-3344 Or book on through our website www.lakewoodlodge.co.nz **Specialist Horse Camp running at the same time. OSCAR Approved. If you would like to be on our mailing list please email Jeff – email@example.com