Elm Park School Newsletter - Friday 5th July 2013 - Term 2 - Week 9
Friday 5th July – Term 2 Week 9
From The Principal
Kia ora tatou katoa, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, greetings to you all.
It is hard to believe that it is the second to last week of Term 2 already.
Student Led Conferences - Thank you to the parents, caregivers and whanau that attended the Student Led Conferences over Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and evening. We trust that you found them informative regarding where your child/ren are and what they are achieving. The children are very proud of their work, in their books, on the wall and in their e-portfolios and love to share with you. If you wish to discuss anything further with the teachers please make an appointment through the school office either via Rachel Herriott or Lauren Russell, our lovely office personnel.
PTA Movie - Sunday 7 July, 3pm at Elm Park School Auditorium – “Home Alone 1”. Don’t forget to bring a cushion to sit on.
Chocolate Fundraising - Thank you for the hard work selling all the chocolates.
Y5 Camp Fundraising - Thanks to the parents and teachers who have baked so many cupcakes for the 2014 CAMP Fundraising. This is very much appreciated and also for helping out with the sausage sizzle on Friday.
Book Fair - Thanks to everyone who popped in to look at the Book Fair and make purchases. Every little bit helps towards purchasing books for our own Library for our students to read and enjoy.
Canadian Teachers - This week we have had 4 Canadian teachers visiting our school to look at our Literacy programme. They have been really impressed with our lovely children and hardworking teachers.
Sun 7 July................. Family Movie Afternoon
Wed 10 July.............. Camp Fundraising Meeting
Fri 12 July................. Wacky hair and Mufti Day
................................ Last day of term 2
We are writing to you to explain our enterprise to continue planting native trees on the back field at our school. This project began three years ago when another group of enterprising students in year 4 had a vision to increase the number of native trees in our school.
We want to restore NZ native trees and plants to increase bird song on our back field. We have done a lot of study about which are the best trees to plant on our field that will shelter and feed some to our native birds.
We are all feeling excited and inspired about our planting project. We will be planting in Week 10 from Monday 8 July. We invite you to help our enterprise so come to Room 13 in old clothes, gumboots and bring a spade. We will be planting everyday, except Wednesday, between 11.00am and 1.00pm.
In 2017 Elm Park School will be 50 years old. Imagine what our back field will look like by then!
Kind regards, Room 13 Students
PRESCHOOLERS PRE-REGISTRATION - It would be appreciated if you could forward details of any pre-schoolers intending to enrol at Elm Park School, to assist us with forward planning.
STUDENTS CONTACT DETAILS - It is very important for the safety of your child, that our student contact details are correct. In cases of emergency it is very upsetting for a student when we are unable to contact a parent either at home, work or via mobile phone. If you have moved, or changed your work or cell phone number, please email the office or drop by and fill in an ‘Updated Contact Details Form’. Alternatively if you are unsure if we have the correct details, feel free to email the school office including your child’s name and room number and we will check to make sure we have the correct information.
STUDENT ABSENCES - The law requires regular attendance of pupils. In the interest of safety, if your child is to be absent, please notify the school as soon as possible either in writing for known absences or by phoning, emailing or texting the school before 8.45 am on the day of absence. All absences are recorded. If we do not receive notification, students must be marked Truant on the Ministry of Education database. If pupils arrive after class has commenced, they must report to the school office to sign the late register. We need to know that your children are either safe at home or safe at school. Thank you for your co-operation. You may either:
Call 577 0070, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Text 021 134 0916. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
LUNCH ROOM – Our lunch room now supplies halal noodles - $3.
Focus on Children
We have been using our e-Learning and ICT equipment in our class for a lot of our work.
We have been using Popplet. Popplet is a tool that allows users to write ideas down in a graphic organizer format.
It is awesome for brainstorms in writing. www.popplet.com
We have been using Padlet.
Padlet is an internet application that allows people to write their ideas on a wall. As long as you have the address you are able to add ideas.
Prezi In class we have been writing reports. We then published our report using prezi. Prezi is a very cool tool to use. www.prezi.com
Google Apps In we have been using google apps. We have been using the presentation tool as well as docs.
We have been using these apps in class during our Enterprise unit. We have been sharing our docs and presentations with members of our group.
POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this term for their responsible, friendly behaviour.
The following students were voted as the overall term winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.
PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS - It was a pleasure to celebrate the effort made by the Term 2 Award Winners who have demonstrated perseverance towards achieving their personal best all term. This was acknowledged in the Awards Ceremony at end of term Assembly today.
Olivia Lai Kan