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WEEKLY OVERVIEW

Monday 21 May:  Progression-based reporting – Parent session – 9.00am-10.00am – Staffroom; Progression-based reporting – Parent session – 5.30pm-6.30pm – Staffroom
Tuesday 22 May:  BOT Meeting – 6.00pm-8.00pm – The Principal’s Office
Wednesday 23 May: Hot Chocolate Treat Day Y2 ($2) – 8.30am-8.50am – Elmwood Grind Cafe
Thursday 24 May:
Friday 25 May:  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; Friday Winter Sport; Grandparent/Special Friends Day form to reception by 3.00pm

 

FUTURE DATES FOR THE DIARY

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

MESSAGE FROM OUR DP (21/05/18)

Grandparents/Special Friends Morning
Grandparents/Special friends morning is just around the corner. Next Monday 28 May the children and staff would like to warmly welcome grandparents and/or special friends to school from 9.00am-10.00am. During this time the children will share their learning in their classroom. This will be followed by morning tea in the auditorium from 10.00am-10.30am.

For catering purposes, we require numbers attending.  Hopefully by now you have returned the notice that your child received to the school office stating the number of grandparents/special friends who will be attending.

We look forward to welcoming our special visitors to school.

Jill Evans
Deputy Principal

SCHOOL NOTICES

PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS
Congratulations to the following children who received a Principal’s Award at our Celebration Assembly on Friday 18 May:
Emerson Wilke, Tom Carpenter, Ava Gardner,  Lucas van Lammeren, Sofia Dixon (not in the photo).

MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS
We are celebrating Matariki this year at Elmwood by having a hangi.  We as a school are very excited about this.  A letter is coming home today (Monday 21 May) with each of your children – that has a return slip that needs to be filled out this week and returned to your classroom teacher by Friday 25th May.   Thank you for your assistance with this.ELMWOOD GRIND CAFE
This week on Wednesday 23rd May it is Hot Chocolate treat day for the Year 2 children.  Hot chocolates are $2.00 and can be purchased from the cafe from 8.30am through until 8.50am.  Thank you for supporting our school cafe.

RETURN OF SCHOOL POOL KEYS
Thank you to all those who have returned their pool keys.  We still have a significant number outstanding so please return them to the pigeon hole in the office in an envelope clearly marked with your name and your bank account number by Friday 1 June.  Any keys returned after this date will not receive their bond.

PINK SHIRT MUFTI DAY
Our mufti day last Thursday 17 May raised $585.10 for the Mental Health Foundation.   Thank you to all those who donated, a fantastic result.

GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
If you have a Grandparent or special friend attending on Monday 28 May, please ensure you have returned the form to the office by Friday 25 May.

ENSCA QUIZ NIGHT
A quiz night fundraiser is being held Thursday 21 June 7.30pm.  Teams of 4-6 people (individuals are welcome and teams can be formed on the night).

Cost: $10 per person
Where: Sixty6 on Peterborough (Christchurch Casino)
Time: Doors open at 6.30 pm (quiz starts at 7.30pm)

How to Register: Email ensca@elmwood.school.nz with team members names and pay your team entry fee online to 03-17070030734-00 (please use “quiz” as ref); Or Purchase tickets at school on the following dates: June 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th (outside Elmwood Grind Café)

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. 

SPORTS SOCKS – YEAR 5/6 – SOCCER AND HOCKEY OFFSITE SPORTS TEAMS
Sports socks are available to purchase from either the School Uniform shop or reception.  $16 a pair.

LEINSTER ROAD – CONSTRUCTION/DRAINAGE WORK
Higgs Construction are doing construction/drainage work on Leinster Road (#126-144) commencing Monday 14 May.  Please see attached information Higgs Construction Work 14 May 2018

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
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 and the school.   Find out more at  https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/13s4132

AMAZING RACE POSTERS
The fantastic posters created during the Amazing Race competition are now able to be collected from reception.

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 16 May, 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 2 Sausage Sizzle on Thursday 5 July 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-7 May 2018
Rachelle Henson, Carolyn Eyre-Walker and Natasha Lamont
The Elmwood Parents Biz Team

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