Scarborough Primary School PHONE 9341 1202 FAX 9341 8801 EMAIL email@example.com Principal Adele Dawson Deputy Principal Karen McLeay & Dianne Searle Registrar Robyn Smith P & C President Richard Slattery, Kylie Mann & Ben Hogarth NEWSLETTER Issue 1 3 February 2010 DIARY Edu Dance $27.00 Years 1-7 $20.00 PP Commencing this Friday, 5 February Active After School Communities Program Form for Years 1-7 return by Monday, 8 February Parent Survey for Parent/Teacher Meetings for Years 1-7 Form return by Monday, 8 February P&C Family Contacts Directory Form return by Wednesday, 10 February Student Health Forms and General Permission Forms for 2010 return by Friday, 12 February Labour Day Holiday Monday, March 1 Swimming Carnival Years 4-7 Tuesday, March 30 Accompanying this Newsletter: Canteen Menu, Active After School Sports Enrolment Form, Family Contacts Directory Application Form, Student Health Forms, General Permission Form 2010, Parent Meeting Survey. FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK Ms Mary-Lyne de Vries, Pre Primary teacher on Thursdays. Welcome back to school for 2010. I trust all the children have had a happy and restful holiday and Our staff who are continuing from last year are: are full of energy for another year of school. I Kindy, Mrs Liz Petrou and EA Sally Trifunoski hope parents also have enjoyed the break from routine and had some fun and relaxing times with Year 1/2, Mrs Jenny Peters - T1. your children. Thank you to parents for the effort Year 3, Miss Janear Bond, Rm 5. you have made to prepare your children for the Year 4/5, Mrs Dianne Searle, Rm 4 new school year with uniforms and classroom Art, Mrs Dawn Jones, Art Room. requirements. They look smart in their new Registrar Mrs Robyn Smith and School Officer uniforms and are excited about returning to school Mrs Lesley Bell. and catching up with their friends. EA in Yrs 1/2 , Kindy and PP - Mrs Jasmine Sekuloska. We have a number of new students and staff at the Library Officer - Mrs Jasmine Sekuloska. school this year and we welcomed them on Pre Primary Room 7 - EA Mrs Margaret Monday at a mini assembly. Currently we have Brambles. 188 students enrolled in the school with 13 new Cleaners Mr Mark Dainton and Mrs Latifa Clarke enrolments and 40 Kindergarten children starting Gardener Mr David Gordon. the year. On Thursday and Friday of last week the teaching Mrs Karen McLeay our Deputy Principal returns staff was involved in professional learning in to Scarborough Primary School after time away in preparation for the year ahead. We look forward the country with her family. Karen’s daughter Zu to working together with parents and the Rui is in our Kindy this year. community to ensure the students have a successful year of learning at Scarborough Other new teachers are: Primary School. We have plans for special Mr Brett Healey - Yr 6/7, Room 2, programs to begin in week 2 including Support-A- Miss Emily Hampson - Yr 1/2, Room 6, Reader, Edu Dance and Earobics. Kathy Stewart, Miss Shannon Rollo - Pre Primary, Room 7, our hardworking parent volunteer, is organising Mrs Beverly Adkin - support teacher on Tuesdays, the roster for Support-A-Reader to start in week 3 Mrs Bronwyn Nelles - Physical Education teacher and will contact the people on last year’s roster on Fridays, for availability this year. Lyn Mawson our very valuable volunteer, will continue her good work school and not the front entrance through the with the Earobics program. Our thanks go to office. Pre Primary entrance is through the gate Kathy and Lyn. Your contribution to the school is and front classroom door only. Year 1/2 in room 6 greatly appreciated. entrance is from the hall door only. Due to the larger numbers of Pre Primary students this year Parent Survey for Parent Meetings this will allow less congestion in the Pre Primary yard at the beginning and end of the day. It is traditional that parent information meetings are held at the beginning of each year for teachers School Times to discuss programs, procedures and expectations in their classrooms over the year. In order to find School starting times are from 8.45am to 3.00pm the optimum time for attendance at our parent every day except Tuesdays when starting time is meetings this term, I am asking all parents of 9.00am to 3.00pm. Students should not be at children in Years 1-7 to please complete and school earlier that 8.30am as there may not be return the survey accompanying this newsletter. staff here to supervise them. This meeting time is an information session in your child’s classroom with their teacher/s. In Staff meetings are held on Tuesday mornings order to have more parents attending the meetings before school, hence the later start time. we are endeavouring to find the best time for most parents to be able to attend as we believe they are Term Calendar a vital start for communication between the school and parents. A term calendar will come home with next week’s newsletter with planned events listed. Additions Please indicate whether you would prefer a can be made by you as you are informed over the morning meeting from 8.00 – 8.50 am in two term. sessions of equal time or an evening meeting from 7.00 – 8.00 pm in two equal sessions. This allows Clothing and Belongings parents with children in different classes to be able to visit both. The day of the meetings will Parents are requested to label your children’s be Monday, 15 February for whichever time is belongings with name tags or permanent markers decided. so they can be returned if lost. The lost property builds up with lunch boxes, clothes, etc all with Please fill in the slip accompanying this no identification to help us find the owners. At newsletter and return by Monday, 8 February to present we have a lot of unclaimed clothes left the class teacher. over from last year so please be sure to check the lost property box in the hallway in case some Assemblies belongs to your child. Assemblies will be held fortnightly on Wednesday BIKE RACKS mornings again this year. At the first assembly next week the school Captain and Councillors will Please make sure your child has a lock for their be announced. bike or scooter whilst it is at school. Visitors at the first assembly will be members of STUDENT HEALTH FORM AND GENERAL the Claremont Football Club who will be PERMISSION FORMS FOR 2010 encouraging students to play football. These should be completed and returned to the Parking and School Entrance. class teacher by Friday 12th February. The school will be submitting an application for UNIFORM SHOP improved parking at the school once again this year. Due to a rush before Christmas, we have sold out of the following: To help manage the congestion on Hinderwell St Size 4/6 T-shirts the school requests parents with children in Years Size 6/12 Shorts PP, 1, & 2 drop off and pick up from Hinderwell Size 6 White T-shirts (Stirling Faction Shirts) St. If you are dropping students in Years 3-7 All are on order and due within the month. please use Deanmore Rd where there is a car park on the school grounds. For safety reasons parents Small bucket hats are now available. and students are asked to keep clear of the staff car park at all times. This week only we will be open on Thursday afternoon between 2.45 and 3.15 pm as well as on Students entering school in the mornings should Friday morning between 8.30 and 9.00 am. use the doors at the north and south ends of the FOUND P & C FAMILY CONTACTS DIRECTORY One game of ‘Scattergories’, left in T1 at the end Last year we published our first directory with of last year. information about the school and contact numbers for families who wanted to be included. If you were in the book and would like the same details P & C NEWS published you don’t need to do anything. If you would like to be included in the new directory for First Sundowner 2010 2010, or have changed your details, please Friday, 12 February 4pm at the school complete the form sent home today and return it to the office by Wednesday, 10 February. Come enjoy a sausage sizzle, a beer and catch up with the school community. As with last years’ book, for privacy reasons only The After-school Sports Program (see separate families who are in the book will receive a copy. notice) will run a few family orientated sports activities for kids and families at the Sundowner to give us all an idea of the After-school CANTEEN - THE SNACK SHACK Sports Program and to encourage participants and volunteers. You can also sign up to the P&C We re-open this Friday, 5 February 2010. database to stay in touch with what is happening in the school community. ONE FOR THE DADS The Sundowner is a great way for new families to meet other people and also get to know the Scarborough Primary School Beer Appreciation parents of their children’s friends. Bring a plate to Society. share and have a good evening. First P&C Meeting Next Friday, February 12 is the first gathering of the Scarborough Primary School Beer Tuesday 16 February 7.30pm at the school Appreciation Society (SBSBAS, also known as If you attend one meeting this year, this is the one Scarbeera). For the new parents or uninitiated, to attend. This is where the programs, events and this is a regular gathering of dads for the all focus of the P&C are set for the year. important purpose of drinking beer. Last year there were some great activities - the Canteen, Uniform Shop, Sundowners, Support a All dads are welcome, particularly if your kid has Reader Program, 75th Anniversary, International just started at kindy or elsewhere in the school. Food Festival, Movie Night, Disco to name a It’s from 7pm at Maz' place, 7 Newborough St few. There will be some more fun to be had this Scarborough. Entry requirements are very strict, year and if you have ideas or can offer time we you will need to bring an empty glass and a full want to hear from you. Otherwise just come to stomach, as Maz is dragging it back down to his hear what is happening. level (Blythy, you still OK to bring along a bag of chips?). And just a reminder, THE BEER IS The meeting goes for an hour and you'll be able FREE. to enjoy a beer, wine and snack. The P&C offers a good opportunity to Hope to see you there. Cheers, Maz. consider what we are contributing to the school community. If the answer is ‘not much’ then a INFORMATION PIN-UP BOARD meeting can help you to find a way to be more be actively involved and contribute to your children’s At times, information for parents from outside school community. agencies is pinned up on the board outside Room 5, Year 3. Parents may be interested in some of the leaflets that are posted there. Please check the ACTIVE AFTER SCHOOL COMMUNITIES noticeboard regularly. FORM, YEARS 1 – 7. If your children are interested in this program, please pick up a consent form from reception and return them to the office by Monday, 8 February.