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WEEKLY OVERVIEW

Monday 23 July:  Start of Term 3 – Welcome back – School Starts at 8.55am
Tuesday 24 July:  Room 6a Trip to Worm Farm – 9.00am-12.00pm – Curators House
Wednesday 25 JulyENSCA Meeting – 7.00pm-8.30pm – Staffroom
Thursday 26 July:  Room 6a Trip to Worm Farm – 9.00am-12.00pm – Curators House
Friday 27 July:  School Uniform Shop open – 8.30am-9.00am – Auditorium; Second hand uniform shop open – 8.40am-9.05am – under the stairs adjacent to the auditorium; Winter Sport for Term 3 commences

 

FUTURE DATES FOR THE DIARY

Please check the Calendar on the website for our Future Events and Dates.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL (02/07/18)

Dear Parents/Caregivers

I hope you are managing to stay well and warm as we progress through the depths of winter. At least having now passed the shortest day we can tell ourselves that we are heading towards summer!

Mid-Year Students Achievement Reporting
During this week students in Years 3-6 will have their mid year Progress and Achievement report statements published on LincED. These statements as well as the recently published Progress Goals describe how your child is achieving and progressing in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum.

I’m sure that there will be many conversations over the coming days, sharing and celebrating the first half-year achievements and direction for the remainder of the year.

Personnel
Next term we would like to welcome back Megan Stedman who will be starting our next New Entrant classroom (along with Lynette Williamson).  

We are sorry to be losing Ruth, our Barista at the Elmwood Grind Cafe.  Thank you Ruth for managing our cafe for the last year and a half. We have enjoyed your hot drinks and we wish you well for the future.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in the part time Barista position, please see the advertisement below and get in contact with Vicki on 355 7192 extn:  706.

For those of you heading off on overseas holidays in the coming months and taking your children out of school, while it is not ideal from our perspective we do appreciate that for some families this is unavoidable.  Please ensure you notify our Receptionist Jo, in writing of your travel intentions on reception@elmwood.school.nz

Please be aware that we do not provide our students with any extra work whilst they are absent from school but do encourage them to keep a diary or scrapbook of their travels and read regularly while they are away.

The learning will I’m sure be in the travel experience!

Have a restful holiday break.

Paul.

SCHOOL NOTICES

PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS
Congratulations to the following children who received a Principal’s Award at our Celebration Assembly on Friday 29 June: Lincoln King, Audrey Gibbons, Chloe Donald, Olivia Cooney, and Krish Lallu.

BARISTA FOR ELMWOOD GRIND CAFE
We are seeking a bright cheerful person with great communication skills to work as our new Barista for the Elmwood Grind Cafe commencing Term 3.  The hours for this job are approximately 6.5 hours a week, weekday mornings, term time only.   If you have the skills and work experience as a Barista and love making coffee, we would like to hear from you.  If you are interested in this position, or know of anyone who could be,  please phone Vicki on 355 7192 ext 706.
ELMWOOD GRIND CAFE
Hot Chocolate Treat Day – Wednesday 4 July is the Hot Chocolate Treat Day for the year 6 Children.  Only Year 6 children will be served hot chocolates on Wednesday.   Hot chocolates are available from 8.30am until 8.50am from the Elmwood Grind Cafe.  Cost for kids hot chocolate is $2.   A great way to warm up on a cold morning.  Thank you for your support.
The Elmwood Grind Cafe will be closed Thursday and Friday this week, therefore the last day for ordering hot drinks for this Term is on Wednesday 4 July.  Thank you for your support during Term 2.
HOT CHOCOLATE TREAT DAY – REUSABLE CUP
Following a suggestion put to the School Council, we ask that year 5 and 6 children wishing to purchase a hot chocolate on ‘Hot Chocolate Treat Day’ bring along a reusable cup for their drink.
The decision to switch to reusable cups is in line our school wide science focus looking at our environment and sustainability.
The cup needs to:
  • hold no more than 275ml
  • have a lid
  • be brought to school clean
  • be taken home to be washed at the end of the day
Thank-you for supporting this initiative to help reduce waste.
ENS School Council
PERFORMANCES IN WEEK 10
Here are some dates to pop into your diary or calendar for performances which will be occurring in the Elmwood Auditorium this week.

Wednesday 04 July
11:10am and 11:40am – Dance performances for the school community
4:45pm and 5:30pm – Dance performances for the wider community

Thursday 05 July
2pm – Combined Choirs (Junior and Senior) and Kapa Haka performances for the school community
6pm – Combined Choirs Junior and Senior) and Kapa Haka performances for the wider community

SPARE CLOTHING
If your child has come home wearing clothing from our sick bay, can you please return it to reception.  We have a small number of clothing items and currently we are running low.

LOST PROPERTY
Please check our lost property which is located on the veranda outside the cafe.  Any items not collected by the end of term will be donated.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
The 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership has expired.  Now is the perfect time to renew your membership with hundreds of great value offers ready for your enjoyment, while also helping our fundraising! Be quick, the new Membership is selling fast!   https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/13s4132.  For a limited time, everyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership through your Online Order Page will receive 2x BONUS EVENT Cinemas eVouchers!

If you wish to order – it is very easy – you just need to click on the link above and follow the prompts.  You can choose either a book or a digital membership.   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!  hank you to those who have already made your orders – we so appreciate your support.  Many thanks, ENSCA

ELMWOOD SCHOOL BALL – SAVE THE DATE – 25 August 
ENSCA presents the 2018 School Ball
“GLITTER & GOLD”

SCHOOLDOCS
This term our Board and staff are reviewing Reporting to Parents (Board, staff and parents), Protected Disclosure (Board and staff) and Visitors (Board and Staff only).  To review the Reporting to Parents Policy, log onto our website and follow the instructions below.

  1. Visit the website http://elmwood.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm
  2. Enter the user name (elmwood) and password (Elmw00d).
  3. Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
  4. Read the Policy.
  5. Click the Policy Review button at the right hand top corner of the page.
  6. Select the reviewer type “Parent”.
  7. Enter your name (optional)
  8. Submit your ratings and comments.

If you don’t have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and the review form.

We value parents reviewing the policies that are applicable. 

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS & SPORTCHECK – EMERGENCY TEXT SYSTEM
Please keep the school office up to date with your current phone numbers, your e-mail address and home address. It is vital that we have current information so that we are able to contact you quickly and easily in the event of an emergency. Please also register with Sportcheck. Sportcheck is the text message service we use during an emergency along with our website, Facebook and radio announcements. If you change your cell phone number please remember to update this with Sportcheck.

ENSCA NEWS

Please link to the ENSCA page for all ENSCA News and Events.

ENSCA MEETINGS
The next ENSCA monthly meeting is being held on Wednesday 25 July, 7.00pm in the Staffroom.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
You can now purchase your 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership! Purchase anytime from now until August.  Not only will you receive 25 to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers many of the best restaurants, hotels and attractions in your area but you’ll be supporting ENSCA.  If you purchase your Digital membership early you receive the early bird offers AND you can start redeeming from April 3.  Find out more at  https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/13s4132

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
If anyone wishes to help with the Term 3 Sausage Sizzle on Thursday 27 September then please email jowynharris@gmail.com

SCHOOL LUNCHES:

SUSHI LUNCHES 2018
Order forms and prices are available on the ENSCA page.  Orders need to be in the pigeon hole in reception NO LATER than 9.00am on Wednesday.

EZLUNCH
EZLunch is a company associated with Kindo (which Heaton uses for managing school payments).  You set up a prepaid account online, and then draw down on that account over time.  To go to the EZLunch website click on the following link www.ezlunch.co.nz.  To set up your Kindo account please click on the following link https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/user_home.shtml?session=false&shop=Elmwood%20Normal%20School.  Orders must be in by Tuesday 9.00am for delivery Tuesday lunchtime.

For a link to the EZLunch menu, please click here EZLunch Menu Elmwood.  You can see the prices on the Kindo form page.
For FAQs please click here EZLunch FAQ Sheet

We hope that you find our new service convenient.  If you have questions about setting up your account, please contact Kindo at Help? hello@mykindo.co.nz or tel. 0800EZLUNCH term time 8am-4pm.  If you have any feedback please email Bridget at tim.bridget@xtra.co.nz

SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOP
The School Uniform shop is open every Friday from 8.30am – 9.00am in the Auditorium Foyer.  If you require Uniform at any other time please place an order, along with the correct payment, into the Uniform posting box at the School Office. Payment may be made by eftpos, cash or cheque.  
Orders can be paid by Internet banking to the ENSCA uniform account 03-1707-0058075-00.  Please note that this account is an ENSCA account and is different from the Elmwood School account.
Please email uniform@elmwood.school.nz to notify us you have paid by internet.

PRE-USED UNIFORM
The Pre-Used Uniform shop is open every Friday from 8.40am – 9.05am at the bottom of the stairwell adjacent to the Auditorium.

ELMWOOD PARENTS BIZ NETWORK

Welcome to the Elmwood Parents Biz Network for 2018!
Elmwood Parents Biz organises regular networking events and have developed the Biz Directory, an on-line resource of the local businesses within our school community. Whether you are looking for an architect, builder, a special gift, corporate catering or a piece of bespoke art work, the talent among our own school community is vast. Let us help support these new and existing businesses, big and small. Support local. You may be surprised at what you discover!

As our directory is constantly evolving, please check in regularly and if you would like to become involved and spread the word about your business, please contact us at rachelleh@ihug.co.nz.  To view the directory click here Biz-word-directory 11 June 2018
Rachelle Henson, Carolyn Eyre-Walker and Natasha Lamont
The Elmwood Parents Biz Team

COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2760

HEATON NORMAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL OPEN DAY TOURS
We warmly invite students/parents/caregivers/whānau to attend our Open Day on Wednesday, 25 July.  Tours will be between:
9.00am – 10.00am
11.00am – 12.00pm and,
1.45pm
 – 2.45pm.

To register for a tour, please visit our website (www.heaton.school.nz).  Details are on the front page.  Please call the school office, 355 9555, with any queries.

KIDSFEST  – WILD WONDERFUL CIRCUS SHOW
Extraordinary aerials, ballistic balancing and amazing acrobatics, presented by the talanted students of the Christchurch Circus Trust.  KIdsFest July Friday 13th 11am and 2pmSaturday 2pm and Sunday 2pm.  Roy Stokes hall, New Brighton.  Tickets from DASH: Cost $8, $10 and family $32 plus booking fee.  http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/search/?search=wild

 

 

PATRICIA PAUL SCHOOL OF DANCE
The Patricia Paul School of Dance, your local dance school, is currently giving Jazz and Ballet lessons in your area. The school’s director is teacher, choreographer & ex-ballet dancer Patricia Paul A.R.A.D. (London). Ballet lessons from 3 years through to Advanced, and all levels in Jazz and Hip Hop starting from age 6. For all enquiries please phone 372-9191 or email info@studioone.co.nz

M*A*S*H HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

PAPANUI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRUST (PYDT)
Registrations for our July OSCAR Holiday Programmes, Pirates and Cruisers are now open!  The programmes will be running from Monday the 9th to Friday the 13th of July, with Drop Off open from 8:30am and and Pick Up open from 3pm each day.

Pirates is designed for those in Years 1-6, Cruisers is designed for those in Years 7-8

The pricing of the programmes will be as follows:
$35 per child, per day
$140 one child, all 5 days
$120 per child for all 5 days when 3 or more children from the same family are registered in either programme.
We are WINZ approved, which means there may be an opportunity for parents to seek financial assistance from Work and Income.

To register – Head over to pydt.org to get your family signed up today.  Or if you would prefer to register in person, then feel free to head down to the centre (1a Harewood Rd, Papanui) and one of our team will help you out!