Week 4 Term 4 SFDS Newsletter
St Francis de Sales - 9 November 2021
Kia Ora Ano
Last Thursday many whānau in our community celebrated Diwali. The Diwali festival symbolises new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali marks Hindu god Ram’s return to his kingdom after 14 years in exile. It is a time for whānau to come together and celebrate and Diwali also marks a new beginning through the arrival of the new moon.
And speaking of new moons…attached is our 2022 staff run down!
This week our kura is celebrating book character week…this week teachers are swapping classes to read their favorite books and tomorrow we are all going to come as book characters. There will be fun learning activities and we will have a whole school parade in the afternoon! Our learners really enjoy this day that is organized and run by our ranginui learners. We will send out photos on our app tomorrow of our wonderful learners in their book character costumes!
Last week in our newsletter there was information regarding our proposed uniform change. Whānau were invited to share their views with our BOT, we are accepting feedback until Friday 12 November.
Have a wonderful rest of the week and take care.
Nga Mihi Nui
Poipoia te Kakano Kia Puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom
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Congratulations to the following students who received a certificate at Papatuanuku assembly on Thursday: Tauamiti Johann SS, Matthew S, Gabriele C, Harlem TK, Nadal T, Frankie HB, Jayden S, Natalia H, Lulu M, Sylvie Mae SG, Harlan AT, Isla H, Enzo H, Azlynn G, Ivy C, Sana CB and Ashlyn W.
Athletics results correction:
Year 4 girls 400m race - Lilly M came 1st
Lance Williams' Sports Scholarships
Please have a look at the information below regarding this opportunity to apply for a $250 sports scholarship. Applications close at pm on Monday 15 November.
A huge thank you to the families in Rooms 7 and 9 who donated the goods for this and to Victoria M who came in her lunch break from work to help run the event. We raised nearly $450 so thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.
We have one sausage sizzle left for the year - Rooms 5 and 13 will be responsible for this one which will be on Monday 22 November. If anyone is able to help on this date between 11.45am and 1.15pm, then please email Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org
KIDS ARTWORK ORDERS
The form was sent home with your child/rens unique code so you can view your child/rens picture and order any products though the following website
You can purchase Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse mats and Sketch Pads.
If you did not receive your child/rens code please email the office and they can help you out.
Orders must be in by Wednesday 10 November to receive them by the end of the term.
Sorry we are unable to accept any orders after this date.
BOOK CHARACTER DAY
Book character day is a fun day we celebrate every year. It is a day where everyone children and teachers all dress up as a favourite character from a book and parade in front of some select student judges to win prizes.
Book character is tomorrow: Wednesday 10 November
This year we kindly requesting that prizes could possibly be donated and dropped into the school office. We would appreciate if the prizes can fall under the following categories juniors, middles, seniors and teachers.
SCHOLASTIC LUCKY BOOK CLUB
The close date has been extended. The new end date is Thursday 11 NOVEMBER . Please follow the payment instructions on the back of the brochure. We are unable to accept CASH or CHEQUE payments as these cannot be sent through the mail. You can order online by visiting https://scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ , when ordering online. Please DO NOT return any forms or payment to the school. If you have any questions please see Chris in room 7.
Garden to Table gardeners with the giant cauliflower cut today & made into Cauli Pasta Bake !
Te Reo word/phrase of the week : Pukapuka - book
PACK THE BUS TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER
Each year since 1992 Pack The Bus has helped tens of thousands of Wellington families by collecting non-perishable food items, games, toys, toiletries, retail vouchers and so much more through our community.
This year the bus will be coming to St Francis de Sales on Tuesday 30 November. Donations can be dropped into the office any time from now until 9am Tuesday 30 November.
Any donation is amazing and always greatly appreciated. We’ve also included some examples below of the types of items The Wellington City Mission need extra help with this year:
Spreads and Muesli bars
Weetbix, Oats & Muesli
Sugar and Milk Powder
Biscuits and Crackers
Body Wash and Deodorant
Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies
Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid
Small Christmas Cakes
Toiletries for the whole family
Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)
Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano
Educational toys and books
Baby toys for 0-2yr olds
UP COMING EVENTS - see full calendar for PE Days
Wednesday, 10 November
-Book Character day! Please send your child as their favourite book Characters
-Road Patrol Training Yr5 (and any who missed training)
Friday, 19 November
-Ice Cream fundraiser - After school from 3:00-3:30pm outside Rm12 on the middle court.
The following products are available though your school KINDO account
For information on how to get to KINDO Click here to view. From there you are able to pay your school donations, (there is an option to make part payments) uniform and any other school charges or sign ups for sports and extra actvities.
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Click here to download term 4's menu.
Please keep your eyes our for a 5 month Black Staffy puppy that has gone missing from one of our neighbours in Mersey St. Please call Cheree on 027 4242636 if you have seen him.
Does your child love to JUMP, DANCE, TUMBLE and PERFORM? Does your child love trying new challenging but rewarding skills? Then try out cheerleading at BIGAIR GYM! Cheerleading is a high energy sport that is quickly becoming more popular around the world! It is a unique sport, as it encourages individual development (eg. cartwheels, tumbling) as much as team development (eg. stunting, pyramids). Your child will gain confidence and pride as they learn new complex skills and achieve goals, they will also learn to be an essential part of a team as they gain a passion for this amazing sport of Cheerleading.
BIGAIR OWHIRO BAY is offering a FREE CHEERLEADING class on Friday 3:30 pm–4:30pm for ONLY the remainder of Term 4 for 8yrs + who would love to give this a go! Please be aware, if your child is already enrolled in a Bigair class, they may only attend this complimentary class in addition to their current Bigair Gym class. If you child is interested and is under 8 yrs, then please also inquire to the office about what classes we offer. Please book your interest by emailing: email@example.com or call the office on 04 383 8779.