Henry Street, Five Dock, 2046 T: 9713 7044 F: 9712 1256 RESPECT, PARTICIPATE, BELONG, ACHIEVE firstname.lastname@example.org www.fivedock-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Term 1, Week 9 - Wednesday 23 March 2011 Dear Parents/Caregivers and Students, In spite of the rain last Sunday, the working bee organised by one of our OOSH Convenors, Melissa Wormleaton, went ahead. A huge thank you to those people who braved the awful weather and gave of their time to tidy up and do some painting in the toilets attached to E Block. LEARNING Conversation starter ―Harmony is ...‖. 150 HARMONY WEEK This week we are holding our Community Breakfast on Friday as a celebration of Harmony Week. Last Friday I worked with the Student Leaders to put together a short presentation at our morning assembly. We talked about what harmony is and how it’s important to us, not just at Five Dock Public School, but in the wider world. As always, the children come up with some fantastic ideas and it is always a privilege to work with them and hear their ideas. Measurement Over the last couple of weeks our training and development activities have involved closely analysing our NAPLAN data in the area of numeracy. One of the areas of our students’ numeracy development we are focusing on is measurement and we have been looking at different strategies to increase our students’ understanding of measurement concepts. Ways the parents/ caregivers can help their children develop their measurement concepts are to: Talk with them about time – how long until some- thing happens, how long something took to do; have them help in the kitchen – estimating how many spoonfuls fill a container, reading recipes that require measuring out quantities; those parents/caregivers in trades can talk about how they use measure- ment; and, if gardening, talking about the size of a garden bed, how deep seeds need to be planted or the distance between seeds. These are just a couple of suggestions. The important thing is for children to understand that what they learn at school translates to real life. PBL Focus The rule we are focusing on this week is: ACHIEVE YOUR BEST LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 2 The number of tokens for each of the houses were counted last Friday. The tally was: Giallo – 84, Rosso – 61, Verde - 49 and Azzurro – 44. 2012 PROSPECTIVE ENROLMENT WALK THROUGH A reminder that our first walk through will be tomorrow at 11:45am. PRINCIPAL’S CLASS AWARD This week’s Principal’s Award goes to Ironbark who are doing some wonderful work in Mathletics to achieve their best! Keep it up! Warm regards, MANDY (AMANDA) DAWKINS, 150 150th Anniversary News We need assistance mounting photos on display boards for our function on Saturday, 30 April. If you can spare an hour or so, please let Kerry in the office, know. If you have recipes you’d like to contribute, or photos, particularly ones from previous decades, please email them to morag- email@example.com or the school, firstname.lastname@example.org or, drop in a hard copy. Any photos need to be in an enve- lope with all your details for returning them to you. We realise that handing in photos for scanning/copying is giving over some- thing that is special and want to ensure we can get them back to their owners safely. If you know of anyone in the community; elderly neighbours or other people who have had a connection to the school, please invite them to contact us so we can put them on our data base in order to provide them with regular updates of any functions that may be coming up. 150th Anniversary Organising Committee BOOKCLUB Bookclub orders are expected to arrive on Fri 1 April. LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 3 TERM CALENDAR Please note that whilst every effort is made to be accurate, omissions and errors do happen. We will correct any mistakes as soon as we become aware. Thu Mar 24 11.45 Walk through for prospective enrolments in 2012 Fri Mar 25 8-9.00 Community Breakfast to celebrate Harmony Day Sat Mar 26 State election – helpers needed to work on barbeque and to organise cake stall Week Mar 28 Year 1-6 Parent/Teacher Interviews commencing Fri Apr 1 Moonlight Cinema Wed Apr 6 Cross Country—this date has changed from Thursday, 7 April Fri Apr 8 Easter Hat Parade/Grandfriends’ Day Term 2 Wed Apr 27 Staff return to school for School Development Day Thu Apr 28 Students return to school for Term 2 2012 Preschool enrolment applications open Sat Apr 30 11am-1pm Launch of 150th Celebrations, Opening of School Hall and Oval Fri May 6 2012 Preschool enrolment applications close Kindergarten cake stall Tue May 10 NAPLAN—Writing 150 Wed May 11 NAPLAN—Reading 7.30pm P&C Meeting in Library Thu May 12 NAPLAN—Numeracy Fri May 13 9.10 P&C follow –up meeting in Library Wed May 18 School photos Thu May 19 School photos Wed May 25 Zone Cross Country 7.00pm Band Concert Thu May 26 10.30 Walk through for prospective enrolments in 2012 Fri Jun 1 Year 1 cake stall Tue Jun 7 2.15 Cuppa & Chat - OOSH room Wed Jun 22 Yr 3-6 Athletics Carnival Thu Jun 23 2.00 Walk through for prospective enrolments in 2012 Thu Jun 30 Yr 3-6 Field Events Carnival Fri Jul 1 Year 2 cake stall Term 2 concludes LIBRARY There are still a number of literacy resources that need to be covered with contact. Any parents who could help with covering these new resources please contact the office. The books can be taken home and covered at your convenience. LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 4 ITALIAN NEWS The Community Language Program first began at the school in 1981. It is funded under the Community Language Program. All students receive 2 lessons per week as part of the Italian program. Learning Italian provides opportunities for students to become more accepting of diversity and more respectful of others. It en- ables students to gain access to Italy's rich cultural, historical, artistic and literary contributions to the world. The program aims to develop positive attitudes to further study of other languages and cultures. Learning Italian supports literacy development. Students learning another language: develop understandings of how languages work gain an understanding of the English language by understanding the processes of learning another language transfer literacy skills developed in another language to English have access to different cultures and different ways of thinking Italian language and culture are taught through a variety of activities such as drama, song, dance, art, games as well as more traditional methods. The Italian program is integrated with class programs where possible. CLASS TAUGHT BY ON Boronia Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Monday & Friday Coolabah Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Tuesday & Friday Snow Gum Signora Caputo & Signora Gatsas Thursday & Friday 150 Gumnuts Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Monday & Wednesday Wattle Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Monday & Wednesday Waratahs Signora Lopes & Signora Caputo Monday & Thursday Banksia Signora Lopes Monday & Tuesday Grevillea Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Monday & Wednesday Red Gum Signora Gatsas Wednesday & Friday Ironbark Signora Gatsas & Signora Caputo Wednesday & Thursday Xanthorrea Signora Caputo & Signora Gatsas Thursday & Friday Orchid Signora Lopes & Signora Caputo Tuesday & Thursday Tea Tree Signora Lopes & Signora Gatsas Tuesday & Wednesday Please feel free to make an appointment to see the relevant teacher to discuss the program or your child’s progress. Grazie The Italian Teachers LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 5 UPDATE YOUR DETAILS Please provide the school with your new address or contact numbers if they change. We cannot stress how important it is for us to maintain correct information. Please make sure your details are correct so that in the case of an emergency we can contact you without delay. HIGH SCHOOL ENTRY FORMS If your child is in Year 6, this is a gentle reminder that all application forms for entry to high school should have been returned last Friday 18 March. This form must be completed for every student in NSW, whether they will be going to a local, non-local, selec- tive or private secondary school in 2012. ELECTION DAY CAKE STALL - 26 March - 8am—12 noon The P&C will be running a cake stall at the school on Saturday 26th March. The last Election Day Cake Stall was a huge success, selling out of all cakes and treats and raising nearly $800 for the school. We are asking all of the school community for your support again in making cakes (whole or cupcakes), slices, biscuits, and other yummy things to sell on the day. Paper cake boxes will be available from the canteen to collect, or alternatively please label clearly all your own containers wo they can be returned the following Monday. Any potential allergens such as nuts, should be highlighted and ingredients included if possible. Please drop off to canteen on Friday 25th March. Thank you for your support. ELECTION DAY BBQ - 26 March 150 Please support the Five Dock P & C to raise funds for electronic whiteboards while you vote this Saturday at the Five Dock Public School hall. There will be a BBQ selling yummy sausages and onion on a roll, as well as bacon and egg rolls. You can even have the lot! The BBQ will start from 8am till we sell out! WORKING BEE THANK YOU Thank you to the following people who volunteered their time to help with the painting of the top toilet block, fitting new toilet seats, cleaning of the bottom toilet block and library windows. From OOSH Melissa Wormleaton Patricia Demicheli Marye Joannidis Hannah White (Red Gum) Christian Persichetti (Iron Bark) Samantha Ivancsik Imanta Harris Philip Jones & Charlotte Doud Kate Harris (Xanthorrea) Niamh Jones (Red Gum) Vicki Stewart Anna Stewart (Red Gum) OOSH provided all of the paints, toilet seats and materials for this project. Stop by the top toilet block to view the improve- ments! Thanks, Melissa OOSH Convenor LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 6 The following students received awards at last week’s K-6 Assembly. Banksia Zoe H Red Gum Niamh J Boronia Adrian J Snow Gum Evie M Coolabah Leila H Tea Tree Maddy W Grevillea Melanie P Waratahs Rhiannon C Gumnuts Excel A Wattle Grace P Ironbark Milla H Xanthorrea Matias P Lillypilly Valentine S ESL Kornpol S Orchid James F ICT Jack S 150 LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 7 150 LEARNING FOR LIVING Term 1, Week 9 Page 8 Frequently Asked Questions Hi Everyone, Thanks for the wonderful, enthusiastic response to the moonlight cinema. We are very much looking forward to it! If you have already placed an order for tickets they will be distributed to your child’s class today (Wednesday 23 March). Q. What date is the cinema on? A. Friday 1 April Q. What time does the movie start? A. The gates will open at 6.00 pm with the movie starting at 7.30 pm. Registration for the Beyblade tournament will be at 6.00 pm (if you haven’t pre-registered) with the competition starting promptly at 6.30 pm. Q. How many people is a ―family‖ A. Up to 2 adults and 4 children. Q. My child wants to play in the Beyblade tournament but doesn’t want to watch the movie. Is this OK? A. To enter the Beyblade tournament you must purchase a movie ticket. Q. Do we have to pre-order food? Can we buy extra sausages/drinks/popcorn or are we restricted to what we have ordered A. It is really helpful to our catering if you pre-order your food. However, we will have extra food and drink available on the night and look forward to serving you! Q. When do I have to return my order? A. You need to return your order by Thursday 31 March 2011. We will also be selling tickets at the gate, but really appreciate everyone pre-ordering. Q. I have some friends that would like to come. Are they allowed? A. Yes definitely! Invite everyone. This event is open to the general public. Q. I have lost my order form, can I get another one? A. Yes, spare order forms are available at the school office and from OOSH. Q. Can one child enter the Beyblade competition more than once? 150 A. I checked with Brad from Anime and you can only put in one entry per person. Silent Auction On the night we will have the following items up for silent auction. Please come ready to bid! Party for 10 at Corner Cubby House (value $250) 3 x Women’s Weekly Hard Cover cookbooks (these look fabulous). These will individually auctioned. 2 x $50 Bunnings Vouchers (indivicually auctioned) 2 x $50 Supabarn Vouchers (individually auctioned) Plaster Painting Party to the value of $100 Do It Yourself Decorating Book Wine Pack with platter 2 x bottles of wine (individualy auctioned) Tennis camp at GM Tennis, Cintra Park valued at $150 Tennis court hire valued at $36 Raffle Tickets will be available to purchase on the night - $2 per ticket or 3 for $5. Thanks to our very generous donors for the following prizes: 2 prizes of a haircut, colour and style from Hair to Toe, Drummoyne (each prize valued at between $95 and $135) Bunnings $100 gift voucher Perfume Pack ($125) Supabarn Voucher $100 Imagine Photography Session There will be 6 winners drawn on the night during intermission. First person drawn gets first choice of the above prizes, second person gets the next choice and so on! Lolly Guessing Competition We will also be running a guess the number of lollies in the vase competition. The vase is a beautiful Mikasa vase. Please support our generous sponsors (see their ads that are attached). We LEARNING FOR our really appreciate their support ofLIVINGevent and our school!
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