Newsletter Term 3 Week 3
Patumahoe School 10th of August 2022
Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau
Scarlett from Room 2 (pictured) blew me away when she popped in to show me her retell writing of the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Well done Scarlett. The enthusiasm for learning our little ones have and the pride they take in their successes is something that should be bottled.
A big thank you to Mr Williams for organising our schools involvement in the Franklin Tackle Rugby day last Friday. Thanks also to Brian Wynne and Kurk Brady who took on coaching duties and also Paul Batters for generously donating playing jerseys.
School is really busy at the moment. We are close to being back in full swing. Mr Williams and the senior classes are doing production rehearsals. Marama Killen is running a month of drama sessions for our juniors. The Franklin Bulls are taking in-school basketball skills sessions and we have kids away participating in the Franklin Netball tournament this week.
School cross country gets underway at 1pm next Friday on the Clive Howe Fields. The Years 6's run first and the showcase event, which is the new entrants, is always the last race of the day. If the weather is horrendous we will postpone the junior races to another day, but we still run the seniors as we need qualifier names for the group and zone events. If the programme changes we will send a schoolAPP on the morning of race day.
Kia pai to ra
PATUMAHOE SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
Voting papers have been mailed out.
There were 4 nominations and you may vote for up to 3.
Hoe to return your voting paper:
- It may be delivered to the school office by 4pm on 7th September 2022, there is a green voting box in the foyer to place them in.
- If posted, your vote must be received no later then 5 days after the date of the election. Try to post it as early as possible as NZ Post has reduced postal delivery days in most areas. Voting closes at 4pm on 7th September 2022.
PARENT INTERVIEWS - MID YEAR PROGRESS REPORTING
On Thursday 11th August from 1.00pm to 5.48pm we will be holding parent interviews in the hall. This is an opportunity for you to find out how your child is tracking in their learning.
Please go to the following website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter in the code wck5v and follow the online instructions to set up an interview time with your child’s class teacher. If you do not have access to the internet please phone the office and we will book for you.
Please note that Rm14 will be separate interviews and parents will be notified by the teacher.
School will close at 12.30pm on this day. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at this time. Bus children will remain at school supervised until 2.25pm. KAS is available see notice below.
Teacher Only Day
Friday the 12th August is a Teacher Only Day. So no kids at school this day sorry. Staff will be doing professional development linked to the new Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum which launches in 2023. I believe we have a local 'amazing race' in store so you may see teachers out and about in Patumahoe. KAS is available see notice below.
PADDOCK TO PLATE
A very big thanks to Jo Syme, who kindly donated a variety of baking and serving dishes to the `Paddock to Plate` kitchen, after noticing we were in need of them.
We will enjoy using them and so appreciate all you do at our school!
Calf Club Sponsorship Appreciation Post
Again we have a nice list of sponsors to add to the week's appreciation post - produce for our stalls, money in the bank, goods for our raffles and food for our stalls - It's all hugely welcome! Look out for this post in our local Patumahoe Community Grapevine :-)
The support of our local community and businesses are what make our calf club successful.
If you think you could sponsor or donate, please, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or Claire on 021967143, or any of the other PTA members.
This weeks Sponsorship Shout out goes to:
Raffle, Stall and Cash Donations:
Punch Bowl Kiwifruit Services
Good Kitchens (formerly KitchenTech)
Zenobie Hair Salon
4 Square Patumahoe
ITM GJ Wecks
4 Square Patumahoe
On-Site Diesel Servicing Ltd
ITm GJ Wecks & Sons
R & T Drainange LTd
Butcher Shop Café
Kids After School
Fulton Swim School
Turners and Growers
Punchbowl Kiwifruit Services
- 10th August - Year 5/6 Netball
- 10th August - Voting papers will be issued by now if a voting BOT election is to be held
- 11th August- Parent Interviews and mid-year reports home
- 12th August- Teacher Only Day Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum
- 19th August - School Cross Country
- 24th August Central Group Cross Country
- 01st September - Zone Cross Country
- 7th September - Voting closes if a Voting BOT election is held
Contact for further details Sheryl 02041359207