PICTON SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday 30 May 2013 (Week 4)
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of the School
Mrs Piercy and I will be running a programme called Read Together, during the latter part of this term and early next term. This programme is for parents/caregivers, children, teachers and librarians. It helps parents/caregivers to support their children’s reading at home more effectively. Reading Together consists of four workshops for parents/caregivers, which are led by teachers and supported by community librarians. Workshop numbers do not exceed fifteen adults and the duration of each workshop is one and a quarter hours. We will be holding these on Thursday evenings. We will be able to assist with child care. If you are interested, or would like further information, please contact Mrs Piercy or me.
ROOM 1 Friday
This week we welcome Wayden back to our school.
DON’T COME MONDAY
Remember, Monday 3rd June is a public holiday for Queen’s Birthday weekend. School will finish tomorrow as normal at 3.00pm. Enjoy the longer break. Let’s hope the weather holds.
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. Consent forms and requests for transport will be going out soon..
Did you know that, when driving in winter conditions there are specific safety tips? If you start to skid…do not panic…look where you want your vehicle to go and steer in that direction and do not brake or accelerate. If you’re in an automatic, shift to neutral, if you’re in a manual, declutch.
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.
The children were thoroughly entertained last Friday afternoon by the ‘Mana Spirit of Polynesia performance. Bernard demonstrated dance from different cultures and shared with the audience the importance of having dreams, facing challenges, having pride in your culture and of striving to be the best you can. It was an energetic and colourful display of real talent resulting from lots of hard work over many years.
COLGATE CARTON RACE
You might have seen the advertisements on the television about the Colgate Carton Race. We are doing well, with our collection bin nearing the half-way mark. Keep brushing those pearly-whites and don’t forget to bring in your empty toothpaste cartons.
No Netball this Saturday, because it is the Queen’s Birthday long weekend
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.
Our 10 dedicated year 5 and 6 readers are well underway with their book quiz preparations. There will be two teams of 4 and 2 understudies. They 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.
Abbey, Charlotte, Callum, Josh, Trinity, Soraya, Emily, Abbey; Sophie, Aliyah They are currently dreaming up their team names and planning their costumes, to help get them into the spirit of
this hotly contested competition.
THIS WEEK’S MERIT AWARD
Rm 1: Soraya for always having a great attitude and a smiley face.
Rm 2: Jack for using great ‘maths language’ to explain his maths to his group.
Rm 6: Ashlee for working independently and confidently during reading activities.
Rm 7: Anita for working hard to achieve her personal best.
Rm 8: Tayla for putting in effort when reading.
Rm 9: Hannah for great effort with reading and to write stories by herself.
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.
After four weeks of teaching experience in Room 1, our visiting student teacher Julian Mason will be leaving us tomorrow. He has enjoyed his experience, working with the year 5 and 6 students and was very quick to extend his thanks everyone for their help and making him feel so welcome. A Picton resident, he is looking forward to continuing extending the relationships he has developed during his time here. “If you see me in the street, please come up and say Hi”. He’d love to hear how you are going. Good luck with your studies Mr Mason, and with the continued construction of your new home. We hope you get to move in very soon.
PS: Your baking is very welcome in the staffroom anytime.
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 email@example.com
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