Term 3 – Newsletter 5

Dear Parents
We find ourselves in the middle of Term 3, with Spring in the air and the Speech & Drama Evening on the way.
SPEECH & DRAMA EVENING, Thursday 28th September, 19h00, St Mark’s Methodist Church, Edgemead:
Costumes:
Your child will be receiving details of his/her costume this week. Please contact Ms Laverne Lyons: llyons@abeilleruche.co.za, if you have any questions regarding costumes.
Work Party:
Next Friday, 1st September, we’ll be holding a work-party at school, to create and paint props and backdrops, starting straight after school and going through into the evening. Let me know if you’re able to help.
Lighting:
Lighting at St Mark’s is always a challenge and we’re wondering if there is a parent who would be able to organise a spotlight/lighting for us on that evening. Please let Ms Lyons know if you’re able to help. We would also like a parent to film for us so that we can sell souvenir copies of the play to pupils after the event.
Tickets:

Tickets will be on sale at R30 per ticket. Please encourage your extended family and friends to support this exciting event.

Donations:
Many thanks to all parents for offering to supply various items for the evening. By now you should have received a “thank you” from me and a reminder of what you promised to send to school. (I have attached the list). Items related to props and backdrops may be sent as soon as possible. Non-perishable items may be sent at your convenience and perishables may be handed in at the church kitchen on the evening.
Speaking of donations, our school supports various community projects and I’d like to thank you for your active involvement in the following:

PAPER RECYCLING:

Each class is collecting scrap paper for recycling. Last term’s winners were Grade 4. They will be given an extra half-hour off school as a reward.
 

BREAD TAGS;

This new project is aimed at providing wheelchairs for disabled people. Please send the little plastic tags that seal bread packets to school. This helps us keep plastic out of our environment and supports a good cause.

CASUAL DAY:

Next Friday, 1st September, is Casual Day. Stickers are on sale at the school for R10. We’re supporting Molenbeeck School for children with severe learning barriers again this year. I have pledged our school to sell 100 stickers, so please order your stickers from us. Place R10 per sticker in an envelope and clearly mark it with your child’s name and “Casual Day”.

HAPPY TUMMY:

Every Friday is “Happy Tummy” day. Pupils who donate R5 or more on a Friday may dress in civvies. Note that Casual Day and Happy Tummy day coincide next week, so please support both if you can. Last Friday, we handed over R1 158.80 to the Happy Tummy organisers for the second term.

DONATION COLLECTIONS:

Our on-going Parent Committee initiative supports Boucher House with good used clothes, books and toys and Fallen Angels animal rescue with pet-related items. Items may be sent to school at your convenience and we’ll pass them on the the Parent Committee.

SPCA:

The SPCA has provided us with a tin, in which we can place our small change. We’d like to encourage you to send a few small coins to school for this tin.
CAKE SALE:

Grade 1 pupils are requested to bring cupcakes to sell on 6th September and pupils in other classes to bring some money to spend.

BOOK DONATIONS:

Should you wish to donate a book to the school on your child’s birthday, please feel free to do so. We would appreciate books by the best children’s authors, amongst whom are C S Lewis, Roald Dahl, Anthony Horowitz, Sue Townsend, Jenny Seed, E B White, There are many others of course!

ASSESSMENTS:
Formal assessments for Grade 7 – 9 pupils begin on 11th September, Pupils will have to prepare well for the assessments which take place for English, Afrikaans, History, Geography and Natural Science. Pupils in these grades have received detailed instructions from their subject teachers. I’d like to encourage parents to go through these instructions with their children and to assist in preparing substantial material for the presentations.
Continuous assessment takes place for all other grades and subjects during the course of the term.
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“There are seven days in one week and someday isn’t one of them!” – Author unknown

Have a wonderful week

Liz

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