West Wyalong Public School Newsletter Phone: 69722157 Fax: 69722818 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org School Website: www.westwyalon-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Monday 19 May 2008 Term 2 Week 4 From the Principal’s Desk Dates For Your Diary Welcome to Week 4! This week I would like to congratulate the Week 5 – Education Week students of West Wyalong Public School. Tuesday 27 May Many students have been receiving their My Fiends and I performance “Blue Awards” at our whole school Wednesday 28 May assemblies and it is a pleasure to see a mix Open Day, Book Fair & Open Classrooms of girls and boys, Primary and Infants obtaining these awards. This shows that so many children at West Wyalong Public School continually display good manners, show respect for their peers and teachers and consistently produce quality work. It is the students who make our school such a pleasant place to be. So thank you and congratulations to all or you ….keep up the great work! WHEN: Tuesday 20thMay 2008 Next week is Education Week- a time we 10.55am till 11.15am use to celebrate the wonderful things WHERE: COLA – West Wyalong Public School happening in Public Schools. All classes THEME: Come dressed as your favourite Nursery have been busy preparing a multicultural Rhyme/Fairy Tale Character extravaganza for you. GOLD COIN DONATION Please keep next Wednesday 28th May free All proceeds go to the local branch of Can-Assist. if you can and drop in to watch our If you are unable to attend our morning tea but performances, visit your child’s classroom, would like to donation towards this worthwhile go to the Book Fair or share lunch with cause we have your child. attached a donation envelope to the newsletter. We love to see you here! Have a good week. Ruth Pidgeon Check out school website………. Acting Principal. Just Google” West Wyalong Public “ or go to:www.westwyalon- p.schools.nsw.edu.au SCHOOL NEWS INDUSTRIAL ACTION THURSDAY 22ND MAY Due to the Government’s proposed changes to our existing statewide staffing Sport Dates Friday 30 May system, the NSW Teachers Federation has proposed industrial action District Cross Country for the full day of Thursday 22nd May. Wednesday 21 May This stoppage will have minimal impact on lessons for students in Rugby Union Trials Please contact Miss Norris Kindergarten to Year 4 at West Wyalong Public School. for However, due to Middle School, this stoppage will impact on further information Tuesday 27 May lessons for Years 5 and 6 and only minimal supervision can be Mortimer Shield – Young provided for these students. Friday 20 June School Athletics Carnival My Friends and I Positive strategies to deal with Bullying ACTIVE AFTER SCHOOL Tuesday 27th May. Active After School activities will Visiting performers will be coming to our school to put on a school called “My Friends and I”. be on as normal on Thursday It will enhance our personal development program and is 22nd May from 3.15pm to intended to reinforce positive strategies to deal with bullying. Cost is $4.00 per student. 4.20pm regardless of the All students received a note and payment envelope today. industrial action. Thanks Nikki, Tracy and Kim. 2008 International Competitions and Assessment for Schools Subject Closing Date Competition Day Amount Computer Years 3-6 6th August 27th August $6.00 Science Years 3-6 10th April 29th May $6.00 Maths Years 3-6 25th June 29th July $.600 Spelling Years 3-6 6th May 12th June $8.00 Writing Years 3-6 6th May 12th June $11.00 English Years 3-6 4th July 12th August $6.00 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ORDER AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS-NOT THE COMPETITION DATE. (Late orders cannot be accepted) EdAlive Our school is participating in the Last Every $10 Community Software Plan(CSP). This will be the FOUND last opportunity to purchase EdAlive software at A pair of girls gold $10 per title. Many students at our school have framed glasses in a silver benefited from EdAlive software in the past. Looney Tunes case. Through the CSP parents can purchase software They can be collected for only $10 (RRP $49.95). from the front office. Leaflets have been attached to the newsletter. No cash payments will be accepted. PLEASE ENSURE ALL CHEQUE/POSTAL ORDER PAYMENTS ARE MADE TO Year 6 Fundraiser – Mothers Day EDALIVE – NOT THE SCHOOL. Raffle Please return your order to school NO LATER Congratulations to Ashley Watt who THAN FRIDAY 30TH MAY. was the winner of the quilt. Our thanks to Sandra Nicholson who donated the quilt and came along to our assembly to present it to Ashley. Desperately Seeking! Old stockings for a Kindergarten Science Student Banking experiment. tomorrow ON WEDNESDAY 28th MAY 2008 There will be: 11.30am: Multicultural Performances 12.30pm: Open Classrooms Book Fair in the Library 1.15pm: Multicultural lunch CANTEEN Canteen Roster – Term 2 Canteen is open for recess and lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Volunteer helpers are asked to arrived at 10am on their rostered day. Week 4 Monday 19 May Wednesday 21 May Friday 23 May Michelle Job Julianne Lawrence Paul Jones Junita Davis Michelle Clothier Sharon D’Elboux Week 5 Monday 26 May Wednesday 28 May Friday 30 May Carmel Payne Kylie Smith Lisa Guy Vanessa Fixter Carla Ridley A new menu is attached to today’s newsletter. LUNCH BAGS If you choose not to send your child’s lunch order in a paper lunch bag we will need to add 5c to the lunch order to cover our costs. Please take this into consideration when ordering. WEST WYALONG PUBLIC SCHOOL CANTEEN Can you spare a few hours on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday? Why not help out in the school canteen? The children love it when Mum, Dad or Grandparents are on canteen duty. We need more volunteers for Terms 3 and 4 as some of our helpers left us at the end of last term and we would love to keep our canteen open. If you are interested in volunteering or already are a volunteer could you please complete the form below and return it to school as soon as possible or ring the school on 69722157 to leave your name and the days you are available. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Name………………………… Phone…………………… I can volunteer on the following day/s (Please circle) Monday Wednesday Friday I can work (Please circle) Once a week Once a fortnight Once a month Once a term Merit Awards KM: Alana Donaldson Joe Fixter Dylan McCartney KS:Katie Vincent Kimberley Wright 1-2Yellow:Samantha Tough Zackary Steele Maddison O’Meley 1-2Blue:Kayleigh Sandow Joshua Harvey Kelly Lyons 1-2Red: Emily Steele Josh Staniforth Karla McCartney 3-4B:Will McMartin Abigail Moore Wilhelm Morreau Maddison Collins 3-4W:Tammie Hopkins Tamara Fitzhenry Jesse Mason 4-5M:Kadi Lord Jarrod Lyons Corey Fuller 5-6N: Aidan Cattle Matt Clothier Sarah Trethowan 5-6R: Travis Edwards Nicketa Spackman Grace Fixter Blue Certificates Billy Jones Sarah McCaskie Rebecca Cumming Zac Sharpe Jodie Adler Reece Turner Max Jones Ava Mavrodis Campball Collins Hannah Whyte Abigail Moore Mitchel Cattle Allanah Clothier Jack Mitchell Chloe VandenBergh- Webb Joshua Harvey Tyler Turner Chelsea Wood Tom Apolony Harrison Thomas Beryl Kawatt Caitlyn Barber Chloe Fitzhenry Scott Higgins Emily Rootes Mitchell Widdows Azanyah Sannga Stephanie Cattle Connor Edwards Jakob MacKander Nick Hampton Jesse Fitzhenry Paige Pressler Book Awards Smiley Badge Chelsea Collins Erica Davis Toby Rees Kheely Turner West Wyalong Public School Canteen Menu The Canteen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Recess Pieces of cut up fruit: watermelon .10c orange .10c apple .10c Jatz with cheese/vegemite .10c Frozen Fruit Yoghurt $1.50 Jelly Cups .60c Red Rock Deli Chips .80c Plain, Light & Tangy, Chicken chips .80c JJ Snacks .80c Zooper Dooper Ice Blocks .40c Billabongs $1.50 Small Juices $1.00 Large Juices $1.50 Flavoured Milks (Straw, Ban, Choc) $1.20 Water $1.00 Lunch/ Lunch Orders Crunch Lunch $2.50 Hot Food (meat,lettuce,tomato,cheese, Chicken Bites 3 for $1.00, 6 for $2.00 carrot,beetroot,pinapple,mayo) Large Sausage Roll $2.00 Pizzas $2.00 Sandwiches Large Meat Pie $2.00 Salad Sandwich $2.50 Small Sausage Rolls .60c (meat,lettuce,tomato,cheese) Small Meat Pies .60c Cheese $1.20 Hot chicken Roll & Gravy $2.50 Meat $1.80 Pizza Roundas $2.00 Egg Sandwich $1.20 Lasagna $3.00 Vegemite $1.20 Hot Dogs $2.00 Mini Hot Dogs $1.00 Roasted chicken pieces .65c Corn cobbettes + butter .60c Chicken burger $3.00 (Cheese, lettuce, gravy or mayonaise) 20c extra optional fillings Toasted Sandwiches $1.50 Hot Drinks + 20c extra fillings Cup-a-Soup $1.00 : ham & cheese, pineapple, spaghetti Hot Chocolate/Strawberry $1.20 Lunch Bags – If you choose not to send your child’s lunch in a paper lunch bag please add 5c to the lunch order to cover our costs. Please take this into consideration when ordering West Wyalong Winter Wind and String School THURSDAY 10TH JULY – SATURDAY 12TH JULY 2008 9AM-4PM Thursday & Friday 9am-12.30 Saturday 2pm Saturday-Public Concert YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR TUTORS-ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM ASTHMA! Instruments Did you know there are approx 14, 300 avoidable Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Sax, hospitalisations arising from asthma every year, not to mention Trumpet, the urgent visits to Accident and Emergency Departments and any other band instrument and Guitar GPs. Cost- $150 per student Morning and afternoon tea provided People are hospitalised each week from asthma. In most cases Some billets available asthma exacerbations are worse than they should be. With correct medication, knowing triggers for asthma and advice from Venues the doctor, asthma can be controlled. St Mary’s School England Street West Wyalong And Asthma triggers • Colds and flu Services & Citizens Club Auditorium Monash Street • Cigarette smoke West Wyalong • Exposure to cigarette smoke (passive smoking) • Exercise/activity Contacts • Inhaled allergens (e.g. pollens, moulds, animal dander and dust Marilyn Widdison 69723498 mites) Margaret Bolte 69755135 • Environmental factors (e.g. dust, pollution, wood smoke and bush fires) • Changes in temperature and weather • Certain medications (e.g. aspirin) • Chemicals and strong smells (e.g. perfumes, cleaners) • Emotional factors (e.g. laughter, stress) BRING HOME A BROTHER OR A SISTER • Some foods and food preservatives, flavourings and In June and July 2008, students aged 15-18 years, from over 15 colourings (uncommon) countries will be arriving in Australia to study at local schools for 2,3,5 or 10 months . Opportunities exist to act as a host family Every person’s asthma is different. Not all people will have the same triggers, nor will they react to every trigger listed in a volunteer/unpaid capacity. Hosting can be a temporary, above. You may not always know what triggers your child’s short or long term basis. asthma. It is helpful to identify triggers in order to avoid them To learn more about this opportunity call Student Exchange however this is not always possible (e.g. colds and flu). Your Australia on 1300 135 331 or visit our website: doctor or local Asthma Foundation will assist you. www.studentexchange.org.au Visit the Asthma Foundation NSW website and register for your free information pack now and be one step closer to controlling your child’s asthma! STATE AGE NETBALL FUNDRAISER T: 1800 645 130 BINGO NIGHT E: email@example.com Friday 23 May W: www.asthmansw.org.au 7pm at the S&C Club $8 for Bingo Card + supper. Get a table together All ages weclome We had a great day last Friday participating in the annual Aussie Rules/Netball gala day. All of our children in Years 3-6 were involved in one of the sports (7 netball teams, 5 Aussie Rules teams) and this would not have been possible without the dedicated parent helpers who helped on the day – thank you, once again to all of you. It was great to see some girls having a go at AFL and some boys trying their hand at Netball. We must also thank the local Netball Association for continuing to organise the day which provides the opportunity for all children to play team sport in an environment that encourages fun participation and good sportsmanship. Drama Camp Recently several of our students accompanied by Miss Anderson attended a Drama Camp, which was organised by CAP for primary students in our district. It was run by an international Drama Coach. The children participated in activities on teamwork, mime and creating characters, and everyone had a great time and learnt a lot about drama.
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