HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 6 - 5 June 2020
Good afternoon everyone!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend, a nice short week and are ready for the next round of restrictions to be lifted. The weather is looking stunning tomorrow so I am looking to get out on the bike for a nice long ride down to Dwellingup!
Things are starting to crank up again here at school and Mr Flexman has been busily preparing for the Holy Rosary Cross Country Carnival on Friday the 26th of June. Rob has been pestering the local council and we now have permission to use Jackadder Lake which will be great. In the event of bad rain we have the option to run the carnival on our school course too. More info will go out today which is really exciting!
Mrs Butson has also been getting her groove on this week and with the help of the Year 6 council groups, has been organising a socially distant Holy Rosary Disco to be held at school next Friday the 12th June after lunch. This is sure to be a hoot and I would like to thank all the Year 6’s for leading the way in organising a bit of fun for everyone.
As you will have likely heard on the news, YOU GUYS ARE ALLOWED BACK! This is another great step in the road to normality and as of Monday parents are allowed to come through the gates again. We have of course received some feedback about how much parents are loving the ‘drop and run’ scenario and so there will be some small changes to the way things have previously been done.
As it was, school times start at 8:45am and finish at 3:05pm. The drive-through can be used to drop off students in the morning from 8:30am - 8:45am and in the afternoon from 3:05pm - 3:20pm. A small change is that we are going to trial keeping the drive-through open for Pre-Primary students and there will be a staff member there to welcome the kids who will walk up to class in a small group of their peers or with the adult at 8.45am.
Please note that parents should still not enter the classroom before or after school without an appointment or if they are in for parent help etc. Teachers are now able to hold face-to-face meetings and these can be organised through Michele in the office, however, we are still trying to limit the number of adults inside the classrooms where we can.
I would like to thank parents for their vigilance in keeping students home when they are not well. This has made a huge difference and as a parent myself, I really understand how challenging this is at times. It is however, really important. My son George has also been off this week and so I understand the juggling that goes on, particularly when both parents are working. So thanks to everyone for your help in this space. Just a small reminder that now that we are back to classroom schooling, children who are sick will not have ‘home learning’ sent home for that day as the teachers need to focus on the classroom activities. Making sure students have access to a good book, some writing/drawing materials and having a good rest is, in my opinion, the best way to get better as quickly as possible!
I hope everyone has an AWESOME weekend and gets to spend some quality time with friends, family and loved ones. Stay safe and I look forward to getting stuck into the rest of the term.
PAINTING & ORAL NARRATIAVE BY MADDIE E IN PPD
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday 12 June
School Disco - 2-3pm - Organised by Year 6
Monday 15 June
Dental Screening PP, Yr3, Yr6
Friday 3 July
Pyjama Day - Gold coin donation (Project Compassion)
End of Term 2
SCHOOL FEES UPDATE
2020 Updated Tuition Fee Statements as at 31 May were emailed yesterday to all families.
There are a number of families who have not paid their Term 1 and 2 fees and are now overdue, please pay immediately. If you would like to discuss your account or set up a Payment Plan, please contact Laurie (Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday).
Thank you to families who have paid their account in full or are on a scheduled Payment Plan.
P & F NEWS
Small Business Shout Outs
Our Holy Rosary Community is home to many small businesses. And many of those businesses are struggling right now, so we’d like to support them where we can.
If you have a small business you would like to promote, please send through a picture with a short description of your business and/or a special offer firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then post a shout out on Facebook and in the weekly newsletter.
Every little bit helps at the moment, so if we can all remember our small business community when needing a product or a service I’m sure the support would be appreciated immensely.
Don’t forget we also have our small business directory that is available 24/7 via the website.
Let’s get behind our small business community!
** 2020 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK - BUY & RENEW NOW **
Your 2019 Entertainment Book expired on 1st June - now is the time to renew!
Support Holy Rosary and purchase a new Entertainment Book membership through the link below. 20% of all Entertainment Book Memberships purchased via Holy Rosary go directly to our school. Share this link with your family in friends:
The new book comes as a digital app for your phone only. The benefits of this are:
- You can have the one membership on (up to) 4 devices. This means you can share a membership with family &/or friends (yourself, partner, parents, siblings, children, friends).
- Memberships now commence from the time of activation and last for 12 (or 24) months.
- New offers are constantly added and updated to the app, so you will never miss out.
From now up until the 13th July 2020, when you purchase an Entertainment Book Membership, you will also:
- Get a bonus $10 or $20 WISH eGift Card
- Get 2 months extra membership
- Chance to WIN 1 of 5 $1000 WISH eGift Cards
HOLY ROSARY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
As a Parent Community we would love to see a culture of thinking Holy Rosary first! Please have a look through the directory to see what these businesses might be able to do for you. If you would like to be listed please contact Anita Carr at email@example.com
This week in the library we were all about being kind– to each other and to our world. We listened to some American children speak about the importance of kindness and their hopes for a better world, and watched a rap of ‘The Lorax’ a story we all know about protecting our environment. All while we were borrowing and reading a record number of books! Well done!
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 8 June: C Stevenson, N Hyndes
Wednesday 10 June: A Alsworth, K Swift
Friday 12 June: S Brown, A Vucic
Wednesday Soup of the Day: Chicken, Potato & Spinach
Leanna 0414 953 958
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Parish Office - 9446 2055
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199
MASS RESUMES THIS WEEKEND
Sunday: 8am, 9am, 10am and 5:30pm
Please note only 100 people can attend each Mass.
Could we also have your contact details on a small piece of paper or a business card.
Weekday Mass begins on Monday 8 June at 9am