Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, October 20, 2022
From The Principal
Kia ora koutou
We've hit the ground running once again as Term 4 gets underway, with the children getting straight back into learning and many exciting opportunities ahead.
By now, you should have received a copy of our Key Dates for the weeks ahead, and I'm pleased to confirm that we will also be adding dates for 'Showcase' performances for our Y1 and Y2 tamariki to shine in the spotlight, so watch this space for further details when the days/times are finalised!
A reminder that tomorrow (Friday) is our scheduled Teacher Only Day (focused on the new NZ Histories Curriculum), and you will be aware that Monday is, of course, a Public Holiday.
No doubt this term will fly by, but one major event we are particularly looking forward to is the 2022 Food & Fun Fair (Sunday, 13th November).
Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the fair timeline to see how you can get on board and support our hard-working PTA for the big day and make sure you sign up to help on their 'People Power' roster!
MENPS Trees For Survival Enviro Project!
Trees For Survival
The long awaited seedlings for our Trees for Survival programme have arrived on site, ready to be potted and nurtured. These native species will eventually be planted in reserves and along waterways around Auckland!
The Enviro team have been leading the way with potting the seedlings. However, with 1,000 seedlings to plant, the Senior end of the school have been roped in to lend a (very muddy) hand also! The seedlings can be seen flourishing in the shade houses behind Room 29.
We would be very grateful for the following resources to build our Minibeast Hotel:
- small rocks
- small logs
- pieces of broken pottery/terracotta pots
If you have anything that we could use, please contact Ang Cavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The disco is on Friday 28th October in the school hall.
Tickets are $5 and on sale now via Kindo!
Y0-3 Disco is 5.30 - 6.30pm. Y4-6 Disco is 7pm - 8pm
- Water and a snack will be supplied to the children.
- Please bring $ for ice blocks - they will be $1 each
- A paper ticket will be given to your child in the days before the disco
- please make sure that your child brings that paper ticket to the disco for entry.
- Keep an eye out for information regarding our inaugural Pumpkin Carving competition being judged on the night. Kids are invited to bring along their best carved pumpkin for a chance at a prize.
- A friendly reminder that for security of our young dancers, parents are asked to remain outside the hall during the disco - please note you are welcome to leave the school and return at the discos end time.
- We will ask you to enter to collect your child at the end. For safety, children will need an adult with them to exit the hall after their dance, so please arrange for someone to collect your child.
Senior disco help needed
In our call for Parent Help we have had a huge response for the Junior disco thanks. We are now making a further call to parents of the senior school - please see the sign up form here.
There are lots of jobs available such as filling water cups, helping to give out the food, selling iceblocks, door duty, floor duty, supervision of kids leaving to the bathroom, taking tickets etc.
More detail will be added to the PTA website Halloween page here.
In the 2022 campaign we have collected a total of 12,367 stickers – our second highest year to date. In the coming months we will confirm how much $ we have been allocated from the prize pool. Following that equipment will be ordered and shared in the PE shed to use for fitness and PE sessions.
Please continue to collect stickers year round - see the PTA website for more info about this awesome fundraiser.
A huge thank you from the PTA and the school to Bronwyn Williams for coordinating this fundraiser.
October PTA Meeting
We will be discussing
- PTA’s constitutional purpose
- Updates on recent fundraisers - Calendar Art & Yummy Apples
- Upcoming events
- Halloween Disco - Friday 28th October
- Secondhand uniform shop - Friday 2nd November
- Stallholders meeting / ‘First into the Fair’ Night - Tuesday 8th November
- THE FAIR - Sunday 13th November
PTA meetings are a great way to hear what the PTA are doing or ask questions. Meetings are run for only an hour with focus on agenda items, so please join us to hear about the efforts and see where you could help the committee.
Please RSVP your interest to attend to email@example.com.
Food & Fun Fair 2022
Perhaps you know someone who could offer an experience other families would enjoy, or a great deal on local products?
We can offer advertising, or other support, in exchange for goods, services, or extra helping hands on Fair day!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to submit your auction item.
4 week countdown
With just over 3 weeks until the Fair, keep you handy 4 week countdown on the fridge to reminder yourself of all the key dates! Keep an eye on the PTA website for some exciting announcements too!
Many thanks to the awesome parents and caregivers that have put their hand up to help with stalls at the upcoming fair.
We still need help with few specific roles to help with stalls on the day and in the lead up to the event on November 13th.
Help running the fun activities
PTA - Supporting our school through fundraising & fun events
Chairperson Aimee Chikunda
Deputy Chairperson Pam Clifford
Secretary Jane Cunningham
Treasurer Diem Vo
Class Coordinator Leader Chantal Brunner
Advisor/Coordinator Melanie Woollard
PTA Advisor Scott Optican
Full team of amazing parents/caregivers listed here
Email email@example.com | Refer to the PTA website for information on the various fundraising and community activities plus info on the upcoming Food & Fun Fair 2022
Ray White Mount Eden - Principle Fair sponsor
Support our school by eating a delicious Roast at The Bridgman.
Seems too easy but $10 of every kids meal goes directly to our school funds. All you need to do is book your table and put MENPS into the ‘requests’ box and they will donate the profits of your kids meals back to the school.
Just book here - The Bridgman | Corner of Dominion & Valley Roads | Carefully curated food, drinks & cocktails.
The Bridgman are also generously running a food stall at the upcoming Food & Fun Fair.
Come join us for a summer of fun!
We are needing more junior players aged 10 and younger to join our teams playing tee ball.
Tee-ball is an introduction to softball, played on Saturday mornings at Fowlds Park in Western Springs.
It's a fun time had by all, learning ball skills and making friendships.
We welcome you to join us.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org