HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 1 Week 2 - 14 February 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians
Another fantastic week done and dusted here at Holy Rosary!
Our students have had a big, healthy week in Phys Ed with Mr Flexman’s tennis lessons a HUGE hit. The rackets, nets and balls will be left out at play times over the coming weeks so that all our upper primary classes can get some extra practice in. Our Edudance Lessons also began this week and it is always fun to see our kids dancing their way to and from the lessons!
This week we also welcomed Fredrick back on Wednesday. He spent the morning in Kindy where he got thousands of cuddles and even gave out the odd kiss! The Kindy kids discussed the difference between a question and a story and we were able to chat about all the things you have to do to look after a dog like Fred. Just to let everyone know Fred is VERY friendly, we have had lots of great feedback and there are many benefits to having animals like Fred in schools, however, he is also rather large and I am aware that some students may be scared of dogs. If this the case, please let the class teacher know and we will make sure everyone feels comfortable prior to Fred visiting. Likewise, if you have a student who is allergic to dogs please inform the class teacher.
Behind the scenes we continue to work on our Stage 11 of our building project. The architects have been finalising drawings and finishes and we are all very excited about the finished product. I would like to continue to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility while the building project continues. We know that parking, drop offs and pickups are tricky but please be assured that we are doing our best to get people on their way quickly. Can I please remind parents that for younger students, the safest way to pick up your child is out the front of the classroom or through drive-though. We know some students walk with older siblings, however, staff have noticed some kids waiting in dangerous spots outside the school grounds. This is unsafe and we ask parents to please refrain from putting their kids in that situation. The roads around our school are very busy places at these times.
I hope everyone is staying cool, have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday 18 February
Year 1 Class Mass - 9am
Wednesday 26 February
Ash Wednesday Mass - 9am
Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 March
Year 6 Camp
Wednesday 4 March
Year 2 Class Mass - 9am
Saturday 7 March
Registration for all Sacraments - 6pm
Sunday 8 March
Registration for all Sacraments - 10am
Saturday 14 March
Dads and Kids Camp Out
Student Free Days 2020
Tuesday 28 April - Staff PD Day
Wednesday 29 April - Staff PD Day
Friday 14 August - Staff PD Day
Monday 17 August - Catholic Day
Monday 12 October - Staff PD Day
SCHOOL FEES & HEALTH CARE CARD
School fees will be sent to all families via email in the next couple of weeks, we will advise once this has been sent.
If you hold a current Health Care Card, please email or bring this to the office for photocopying and to complete a current 2020 form.
FAMILY INFORMATION FORMS
Please see below for Information and Permission forms.
These forms should be returned to the School Office no later than Friday 21st February.
The FAMILY DETAILS FORM should be filled in if there are any changes to the details you have previously given us. It is very important that we have updated phone numbers, email addresses and Alternative Contact details (this is important as there is no sick bay). Your child's well being is very important to us.
The MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM only needs to be filled in if your child has a medical condition. If your child has an EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN for a medical condition (e.g. anaphylaxis, asthma) parents/guardians are responsible for supplying the paperwork to the school and updating it as necessary, including medication that has expired. There should be a new Action Plan each year and they MUST be signed by a doctor.
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
CLASS REPS – YOU ARE OUR GLUE!
** Please volunteer **
Class Reps play a vital role in our school community - supporting the teachers and bringing people together.
Please consider volunteering for this important role and speak with your child’s teacher if you are interested.
* Support the class teacher.
* Help new families to feel welcome.
* Arrange a year group social get-together.
* Co-ordinate your year groups’ P&F event or activity.
* Offer pastoral care to ant family in need, either through the parent network or by informing the school.
* Maintain a class contact list
* Manage class Facebook (if your year group has one).
JOIN OUR P&F HELP CREATE COMMUNITY
🖐🖐 Many hands make light work! 🖐🖐
Community is such an important part of our Holy Rosary school life. We would love parents to join Anita Carr on P&F Committee to help arrange fundraisers and events that bring our community together.
With class year groups now each running one event or small fundraiser (such as Woolworths stickers), the main focus for the P&F is the big fundraiser / social event and ‘empowering parents’ opportunities.
Please let the Office know if you are interested and our P&F President, Anita Carr, will be in touch with you.
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 Mark Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKCLUB - ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Welcome back to Book Club for 2020! Remember that all Book Club orders earn points and the school can redeem those points on books for our school library.
Please follow these steps to order online:
1. Go to scholastic.com.au/LOOP and either sign in or register your account.
2. Click on ORDER and then select your school and your child’s class.
3. Add your child’s first name and last initial.
4. Enter the item number from the book club catalogue and pay.
5. All orders are sent directly to the school and will be delivered to your child’s classroom.
*There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipts back to school
Any queries please email email@example.com
If parents did not receive book club, they can still access the catalogue online at https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/ and then order online.
Book Club Orders are due Thursday 20th February
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 17 February - K Lockyer, D Borgas
Wednesday 19 February - A Alsworth, L Schwertfeger
Friday 21 February - R Ralph, K Hayes, A Castledine
Please note there will be a change to the menu on Ash Wednesday 26 March - No meat products will be available. Fish Burgers and Fish Wraps will be the specials of the day.
Canteen helpers still needed for all days.
Leanna 0414 953 958
School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the room next to the Admin Office.
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.
All you need to do is visit:
www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm
Parish Office - 9446 2055
Father Peter Hoang OP - 0411 381 199
Fr Peter away
Fr Peter will be away on holidays from
Monday 10 - Monday 24 February.
Fr Minh Tran JS will be looking after the
Parish while Fr Peter is away.
Keyed Up Music will be running, Keyboard and Guitar lessons this year at Holy Rosary Primary School. Prices start at $17.55 for a Keyboard group lesson and $18.10 for a Guitar group lesson. To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment - form or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243