Issue 34, Friday 11 November 2022
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The Parkhill Community touch the land and think of the Wurundjeri People and surrounding Clans of the Kulin Nation who cared for the land before us.
We share our gratitude to their Elders past, present and emerging.
As we touch this land we promise to treasure it; taking care of all its people, animals, plants and waterways.
We at Parkhill appreciate this land.
Happy Friday! The weather continues to confuse us with chills and then blazing sunshine and stifling heat… thank you, Melbourne!
Our Y6 cohort have started planning for their upcoming graduation and the excitement around transition is bubbling. The kinder kids visited for their second transition session. It was heartwarming to hear them talk about our community and the friendly nature of the families they have had contact with.
We welcomed some of the families from Rowen Street Kinder onsite on Wednesday so they could look around Parkhill and familiarise themselves with our wonderful school ready for when they join us in 2023. The families were excited and enthusiastic about our spaces, particularly the garden.
Next week we have the Scholastic Book fair coming to Parkhill. There is more information below.
You will have seen the shout out for help at our Athletics Carnival coming up on Tuesday 22nd November. The event is fabulous with the children participating in events across the day. We need your help to make this possible. If you can help out on the day please email me directly, through the office or to Dean Sciacca (email@example.com).
We also have our Swimming Carnival coming up on Monday 12th December – what a super fun packed term.
When we start to talk with children about transition it can cause worries or anxieties, and for some children these worries are all consuming. There are a few webinars available to help you support your child through challenging times.
Resources for Parents – Parenting Ideas
I hope you have a super weekend.
Calendar of Curriculum Events
Working Bee - Tomorrow!
Saturday 12th November from 12pm onwards. Bring your drink bottle, hat, gardening gloves, mulching fork, shovel and wheelbarrow. Afternoon tea provided. Any questions? Contact Wendy Douglas.
There will be mulch sales from 8am – 10am – $15 a trailer. We will have a bobcat there to load it for you!
There have been cases of head lice in Y2/3. If your child has head lice, please make sure you treat their hair before they return to school.
What a fabulous opportunity it was on Monday night for families to share in coding and robotics learning. Around 30 students from Foundation to Y6 demonstrated their learning about coding Sphero Indi, Sphero Mini and the Lego Mindstorms Robot. There were many questions from interested parents and siblings as they too got to know more about using these devices. Many thanks to all those who attended and made the afternoon a great success.
Dear Parkhill Primary School families,
The Smile Squad team from Link Health and Community are coming to our school soon.
Smile Squad is the Victorian Government free school dental program.
This means all students can get a free dental check-up, preventive services, and treatment at school.
How to access free dental care
We need your consent before we can provide services. Consent is usually provided by a parent or guardian.
Sign up to Smile Squad at: https://bit.ly/smilesquadvic or paper copies are available at the office.
Dear Parkhill families,
1 week to the Fair!
We had such an enthusiastic response to the different activities, with students dropping off their submissions from the first day. It has been wonderful to see the gorgeous colouring-ins and creative poster displays.
There will be a winner picked from each year level for the colouring and book review activities, and one winner each from the junior and senior school for the book fair poster.
Entries close Monday 14 November and winners will be announced at the end of the week. Drop your entries off at the box in the front office or to your class teacher.
Can you help? We would appreciate your assistance if you are available Monday 21 November to Wednesday 23 November:
- 9:00-9:30 am
- 3:15-3:45 pm
Orders from Issue 7 were distributed out on Wednesday.
The last Scholastic Issue for 2022 is out now! Here is the link to the online catalogue – Book Club Issue 8 2022.
Orders can be placed at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or by using the LOOP app. The cut-off date for orders is Wednesday 30 November.
If you have any questions or would like to help out at the Fair, please get in touch via email or leave a message at the office.
PARKHILL COLOUR FUN RUN – 2 WEEKS TO GO!
Thursday 24th November 2:30 pm
Our aim is to reach $8,000! So far we have reached just over 75% of our goal; $6,147 has been raised and 4/5A is in the lead for donations! However, F/1A is a close second! To start fundraising for your child, sign up here https://chuffed.org/project/parkhill-colour-fun-run and share the link with friends and family! GO PARKHILL!!!!!
Winning Class and Prizes
There will be a special surprise reward for all children in the class that raises the greatest amount of money.
On the Day
Eyewear – if you are concerned about your child(ren) getting the powder on their face or in their eyes, please pack a pair of sunglasses for them to wear.
Clothing – On the day of the Colour Fun Run, pack a light coloured or white t-shirt into your child’s school bag. This is an extra fun way to show-off the colours from the dye on the day.
Parents and guardians are most welcome to come to cheer on their loved one.
Detailed instructions on how to sign-up to start fundraising are attached below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office or Zoe on 0459 841 337.
NOTE: You will need a different email address for each child.
COLOUR FUN RUN SIGN-UP – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
The PFA is looking for volunteers to help out with the running of the Colour Fun Run. Eighteen volunteers are required to set up the course and to throw the kids with dye and water and two volunteers are required to cut up oranges. Please sign-up! https://signup.com/go/CDnRMNM
Donations are needed for our Christmas raffle! We’re looking for a big ticket item that people will be keen to win as the 1st prize, as well as smaller treats to make up into hampers such as: Christmas baskets, wine, chocolates, biscuits and shortbread, small games, Christmas craft packs or other smaller items that can be combined to make a festive prize!
Please drop items at the office by Friday 25th November and please get in touch with PFA if you can connect us with a major 1st prize item!
Raffle ticket books went home with children this week. Extra books are also available from the office for keen ticket sellers!
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!
The PFA is doing a SOCK fundraiser again this year! A great gift idea or stocking stuffer with fun designs available for every sized foot.
Socks are just $6.10 per pair and our school will receive a percentage from every pair sold. We will also receive a bonus if we sell over 100 pairs. Now that’s a goal worth aiming for!
Order yours by 27th November for pre-Christmas delivery via school before the end of term.
Order via this link and make sure you select Parkhill Primary School at checkout for our school to benefit: https://www.sockable.com.au/order
FUN, FOOD & CAROLS STALL
If you want to have a stall at Fun, Food & Carols, please contact Vanessa by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0439 356 931.
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