PICTON SCHOOL NEWS
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Thursday 23 May 2013 (Week 3)
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of the School
The Board of Trustee Election process has now concluded. As we had 5 nominations for the Parent Representatives, which is equal to the number of places to be filled, no election was necessary.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the past Board members for their work with governing the school and welcome to the new Board of Trustees: Pauline Gregory, Bosun Huntley, Sheriee Jamieson, Raramai Nicklin and Rochelle Stevenson as Parent Representatives and Liz Ives as Staff Representative for the coming three year term.
ROOM 6 Friday
The next meeting is Monday 17th June 2013, 7:00pm in the staffroom. All welcome.
The Marlborough Schools’ Gymnastics Festival is on Friday, June 21st. Practice is going really well on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes. We will have teams in Grade B and grade C. Queen Charlotte College have kindly lent us a crash mat for our B grade gymnasts.
Did you know that, if visibility is reduced you should use your lights, whether you are on a bike, or in a car? Night - time, fog, heavy rain, smoke and mist, can all reduce your view of the road and others’ ability to see you. Remember ‘Be Seen to be Safe’.
40/20 HOUR FAMINE
The 20 Hr. Famine takes place between June 7th and 9th. Monies raised this year, will go towards helping children in famine conditions-the slogan is ‘Go Hard Out For The Hungry’.
PAPER 4 TREES
So far, we have filled 110 green Paper4Trees boxes with old newspapers-great work everyone. We currently qualify for 5 native trees/bushes.
Please send in $2 per child, for tomorrow’s afternoon of exciting, enriching, educational entertainent. Tomorrow afternoon, we are having a musical performance entitled ’Mana- Spirit of Polynesia’. P.S.A.S. and school will be subsidising the full cost of $4.50.
COLGATE CARTON RACE
Don’t forget to bring in your Colgate Toothpaste cartons. We have had a bit of a lull in filling the box which is in the office waiting for donations. The more we collect; the more arts, crafts and sporting gear we can get for our school.
Last week, Karen Vis from the Asthma Society, came into Room 1 to give a talk. Here are some White Hat, true fact statements about Asthma:
1. One in every four Kiwi kids has Asthma.
2. Asthma affects your lungs.
3. If you have Asthma, your airways tighten up and it is hard to breathe.
4. If you get wheezy, it is called an ‘Asthma Attack’.
5. ‘Triggers’ are things that bring on an an attack, or that make Asthma worse.
6. Different people have different ‘triggers’.
7. ‘Triggers’ can include: dust, fur, smoke, cold air or physical activity.
8. There are 2 types of inhalers-Preventers and Relievers.
9. Preventers are usually brown (or orange).
10. Relievers are usually blue.
Well done to both teams, for a great effort against two experienced teams. Thank you to all supporters. The first couple of weeks are ‘grading weeks’, thereafter, teams should be more evenly matched.
In Junior Grade 1, Picton Warriors play Springlands Sports Stars on Court 11, at 10:30am.
In Primary Two, Picton Shooters play springlands Jets on Court 10, at 11:30.
Players should be court side 20 minutes beforehand, to warm up and, to get the positions organised. Good luck everyone.
Now that Autumn is here, the school has a set of black, hooded, Adidas rain jackets from the Kids Can charity, in all children’s sizes. If you would like to borrow a jacket please collect a consent form from Room 1 and we can fix your child/ren up with a waterproof garment for the school year.
The next meeting will be on Monday, June 10th at 6:30pm in the staffroom. We need to fill the position of Chairperson a.s.a.p. as well as, the Secretary’s position by the end of the
school year. Please put yourself forward if you can help P.S.A.S..
Remember, you can check Picton School’s Action Squad out on Facebook for information and updates. Please advertise our P.S.A.S. amongst friends and families. Supporting Picton
School’s Action Squad, supports your child/ren. P.S.A.S. finds will be used to pay part of the fee for tomorrow’s concert.
We have a group of year 5 and 6 talented readers who are busily reading all of the books which are finalists in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, in preparation to enter the Marlborough Schools’ Literary Quiz night on the evening of Tuesday June 18th.
We will shortly be choosing our team names and designing costumes, to help get them into the spirit of this hotly contested competition. Watch this space for updates.
THIS WEEK’S MERIT AWARD
Rm 1: Cole for making an effort to write more when recounting.
Rm 2: Zoraida for great enthusiasm for learning and thoughtful contributions to class
Rm 6: Corban for communicating his Mathematical thinking with confidence and clarity.
Rm 7: Ayla for fantastic improvement in reading.
Rm 8: Jack for an improvement in his listening.
Rm 9: Tana for making a big effort with all his learning.
The school-wide focus at present is ‘Our Environment’. Children in Room 6 have been writing about their thoughts on litter in our environment.
Tuesday 21st May
Litter, Litter Everywhere
Litter, litter here to there, on the School grounds
everywhere. Litter can be big, litter can be small. Litter will
pollute the school, but not anymore.
Written by Aria and Caitlin
RAW – Real Art Workshops
Ideal for creative kids 7 – 12 years old.
DATE: Fortnightly from Sunday 30th June
TIME: 2.00 – 4.00pm
WHERE: Waikawa Marae
COST: $5 Koha – Materials included
INFO: Caroline 573 5379 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlborough Parents Centre Parent and Child Expo
This annual exposition will provide a full range products, services and facilities, suitable for children 0 – 6 years.
DATE: Sunday 16th June
TIME: Throughout the day
WHERE: Marlborough Convention Centre
AGES: Everyone welcome
Seeds Of Hope Exhibition
The Seeds of Hope Exhibition is touring the world, and brings to us a positive vision for sustainable living as expressed in the Earth Charter.
DATE: 21 May – 10 June
WHERE: Kaipupu Point Trust, High Street, Picton
AGES: Everyone should see this.
COST: Free of charge
Come along and be inspired, and leave your own message of hope and encouragement for a peaceful and sustainable future.
We are looking for girls aged 7 – 12 years to join our summer team sport. A great way to make new friends and learn new skills, develop confidence, team work and self-achievement.
DATE: Muster Day – Saturday June 8th at 2.00pm
WHERE: Waterlea Racecourse Hall
TRAIN: Weekly training sessions
EVENTS: Local and away marching meets
INFO: Sara 573 9171 or Jocelyn 572 9503