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WEEKLY OVERVIEW

Monday 28 January:  School Closed
Tuesday 29 January:  School Office open – 9.00am-3.00pm; Uniform shop open 9.00am-10.00am – auditorium foyer; Second hand uniform shop open 9.00am-10.00am – bottom of the stairwell adjacent to the Auditorium
Wednesday 30 January First day of term 1, 2019 – School starts at 8.55am; Uniform shop  – 8.30am-9.00am -auditorium foyer
Thursday 1 February:   Uniform shop  – 8.30am-9.00am -auditorium foyer 
Friday 2 December: Uniform shop  – 8.30am-9.00am -auditorium foyer Second hand uniform shop open 8.30am-9.00am – bottom of the stairwell adjacent to the Auditorium 

FUTURE DATES FOR THE DIARY

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

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL (10.12.18)

10 December 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers

The end of the school year is all but upon us and we can reflect on what has been another great year at Elmwood Normal School.

Hopefully you’ve been able to sit down with your child/children and let them share their learning achievements that were captured in their digital reports. I hope you are as proud as I am, of each student’s achievements for the year.

The school year will conclude this Friday 14 December. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm from their classrooms so please make arrangements to collect them from there at that time.

At the end of this week we will farewell teachers Megan Feller, Sarah Argyle, Jess Saunders and Tara Hollings, our Sports Coordinator Brian Miles and part-time teacher Susan Gaines.

Marg Bellis is “semi retiring” coming back to work for us in a part time capacity.

To all of our leaving staff, thank you for your contributions to Elmwood, for some, over many years. You have all positively influenced the lives of many of our students. We wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.

Next year we are delighted to welcome Nicola Russell, Isaac Levings, Logan Coote and Emma Whitla. We look forward to these new staff joining the Elmwood family.

We also congratulate Toni-Jayne Miles on winning the Team Leader position for the Year 3/4 syndicate.

In 2019 the school will be organised as indicated below .

Room 6 Claire Peacock-Price Y1
Room 6A Sandra Johnston (Tm Lder) Y1
Room 7 Laura Richardson Y1
Room 8 Andrea Brunton Y1
Room 12 Charlotte Wilson Y2
Room 13 Jill Royds/Hayley Bishop Y2
Room 14 Nicola Russell Y2
Room 1 Zoe Shakespeare Y4
Room 2 Willem Kortekaas Y4
Room 3 Toni-Jayne Miles (Tm Lder) Y4
Room 4 Logan Coote Y4
Room 16 Keryn O’Donnell Y3
Room 17 Isaac Levings Y3
Room 15 Emma Whitla Y3
Room 22 Sarah Hughey Y5
Room 23 Jo Mottram Y5
Room 24 Jeni McKinnon Y5/6
Room 18 Caro Searell (Tm Lder) Y6
Room 19 Bronwen Kingston Y6
Room 20 Anna Schmidli Y6

Today your child will spend some time in their 2019 class with their next year’s teacher getting to know their new classmates.  They will be issued with an introductory letter from their 2019 teacher which they will bring home and share with you.

You will also be able to login to your Linc-Ed parent account to see your child’s 2019 class teacher.

As this is our last news update for the year I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during the year and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you all have safe, relaxing holidays.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Paul

SCHOOL NOTICES

STATIONERY FOR 2019
Stationery for Years 1-6 (excluding new entrants) is available from Eeny-Meeny. Please ensure you order your child’s/children’s stationery ready for them to bring to school on Wednesday 30 January. The stationery lists for your child’s/children’s 2019 classroom are available as per the attached link: www.schoolpacks.co.nz

Please scroll down to select Elmwood Normal School in the search area, this will bring up all class lists.  Click on your Room Number for 2019 and this will bring up your classroom for selection.

YEARBOOK/SCHOOL MAGAZINE
Thank you to those who ordered the 2018 school magazine.  Magazines will be available for collection from 12.30pm 13th December to 11.00am on the 14th December.  If you have not already paid, and have ordered one, please pop into the office and pay for your order.   Cash and eftpos are accepted.   Thank you.

TERM 4 END OF YEAR – Music and Performance News
ALL performances will be in the ENS Auditorium.

Thursday 13 December-Year 3 and 4 KAPA HAKA
School community at 2pm
Wider Community at 5pm

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS
Uniform opening hours for the first week of Term 1 are:

New uniform shop – Tuesday 29th January 9.00am -10.00am, Wednesday 30th January 8.30am – 9.00am, Thursday 31st January – 8.30am-9.00am, Friday 1st December – 8.30am- 9.00am and Monday 4th December – 8.30am-9.00am

Second Hand uniform shop– Tuesday 29th January 9.00am -10.00am, Friday 1 February 8.30am-9.00am

Hours after these dates will remain as advised below.

DENTAL CARE OVER THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
The Community Dental Service will be providing emergency dental appointments on the 20th and 21st December 2018.

A service will also operate Monday, 7th January – Tuesday, 29th January 2019.

This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child, alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please contact your dentist in the first instance.

You can phone and make an appointment for these clinics by ringing 0800 846 983.

SUMMER READING CLUB 2018/19
Over the holidays assist your kids and our teachers by reducing the “Summer reading drop off”!

Here’s how….

1. Join “The club” -Your children can have 10 books each for holiday enjoyment. Complete the PDF Summer Reading Club 2018, either email to library@elmwood.school.nzOr print and return to the library.Students will be able to take their 10 items on the final week of the term.(This is unavailable for students in their final year at Elmwood).

2. Visit the new Central library https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/turanga/Read some the best books of 2018https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/holiday-reading/Membership is free! You can reserve books online and also download ebooks and audio books.

3. Try this website – create your own stories https://infinite-story.com/

SCHOOL POOL ACCESS CARD SALES
School pool access cards are available for purchase either from the office, or by paying online using ENSCA account number – 03 1707 0030734 02 (please note this is not the school account for activity payments). If you pay online, please put reference of pool key and your name and allow time for receipt of payment. This year you will be issued with an access card which you will keep at the end of the season. The cost for an access card for the season is $100.  

To hold a school pool key you need to have signed the following form Pool Key Users document 2018 and undergone a pool safety course.  If you have any questions around pool access card sales please email Jonelle Quane – jonellefoster@hotmail.com.

ELMWOOD GRIND CAFE
This week the Hot Chocolate treat day is:
Year 6 children – Wednesday 12 December

There are still sustainable coffee cups for sale from the cafe or office.  These make great Christmas gifts.  $20 for regular size and $25 for large.  Thank you for your support of the cafe.

SCHOOL LEAVERS – notice re ezlunch/Kindo school shop
If your family is leaving our school and moving to another school that does not use ezlunch or Kindo for school payments, you need to close your account. If you’re not sure about the new school, log in, go to My Details and click on the list of schools, scrolling to find your new school.

If your new school is NOT on the list, you will need to close your account. Send an email to hello@mykindo.co.nz requesting to close your account. This request will need to:

    1. Be emailed from your mykindo account email address
    1. State the current balance on the account
  1. Provide the bank account number for refunding the balance (or ask for it to be forwarded to the school)

Refunds and account closures will be actioned during January/February.


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 is TBA.

ENSCA FACEBOOK PAGE
ENSCA now have a facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ENSCA-Elmwood-Normal-School-Community-Association-2287602817924146/

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
Did you know that your child can get a hot lunch on Tuesdays thanks to New World in Northwood?  There are many food options: from butter chicken pies, to stir fry noodles, lasagne, gourmet sandwiches and muffins.  All you need to do is set up an account on Kindo, and you can take care of Tuesday’s lunches for the rest of the year!  No cash, no hassle.  Orders must be in by Tuesday 9.00am for delivery Tuesday lunchtime.

EZLunch is a company associated with Kindo.  You set up a prepaid account online, and then draw down on that account over time.  To set up your Kindo account please go to our ENSCA Payments page.

For a link to the EZLunch menu, please click here  EZLunch Menu Price List

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@elmwood.school.nz
to notify us you have paid by internet.

You can also now order and pay for school uniform through Kindo.  To set up an account please go to our ENSCA Payments page.

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!

Rachelle Henson, Carolyn Eyre-Walker and Natasha Lamont
The Elmwood Parents Biz Team

COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

CHRISTCHURCH CITY LIBRARIES SUMMER READING CLUB
Your kids have joined our Summer time reading club, so why not join the Christchurch City Libraries club as well – https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/summertime-reading-club/

KELLY SPORTS – SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ CHOIR AUDITIONS

MAINLAND FOOTBALL –  HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
To book for the Canterbury Football Futsal school holiday programme please click on the following link Canterbury United December Holiday Programme 2018

AQUAGYM

PARENT HELP
Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whānau.   We run a free confidential parenting Helpline for parents and caregivers. The Helpline is available from 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting challenge.

SURFKIDS – Childrens Surfing  Programme
Learn the skills of Surfing in a fun, safe environment. All equipment provided and professional instruction from Aaron Lock and team. For kids 8 – 14 years.  Cost $30 per day or $135 for five. Bookings essential.  Venue: Sumner.

Sundays 10am to 12pm.
Dec/Jan Holidays: from 17th Dec, 10am -12pm

Call Aaron on 0800 80 SURF (7873) or register online at surfcoach.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME