Year 0/1 Newsletter, Term 2, 2017
We welcome everyone back from their holidays. Welcome to new students and families joining our Elm Park School community this term.
Welcome to Mrs Kiralee Morris who will be in room 5 working with Mrs Howell.
We welcome our new 5 year olds who will be working in room 0 with Mrs Kerry Tetupu.
Important dates this term:
Introducing our Year 0/1 Teaching Team
A special welcome to Mrs Morris who will be working in room 5 this term with Mrs Howell
Mrs Kerry Tetupu - Room 0 - email@example.com
Mrs Susanne Kerr - Room 1 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Phoebe Lee - Room 2 - email@example.com
Mrs Keryn Scott - Room 3 (Mon - Wed) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Roseanne Worsfold - Room 3 (Thurs/Fri) - email@example.com
Miss Aimee-Rose Donnell - Room 4 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Anna Howell - Room 5 - (Mon - Wed) - email@example.com
Mrs Kiralee Morris - Room 5 - (Wed - Fri) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Shintika Lal - Room 6 - email@example.com
Deputy Principal and Team Leader is Mrs Karen Allen. In the first instance always talk to the class teacher but feel free to contact Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org if there are questions.
Our learning focus for this term
This term we will be learning about the following
As this is the school’s 50th Jubilee year we will be focussing on different types of celebrations from around the world, things that happen in our lives at school and at home. We will be starting this inquiry off with a whole school celebration on Friday 5 May. You will have received your invitation to this. There will be other events so watch out for a fun filled term 2.
We will spend the last 2 - 3 weeks of term 2 developing an understanding of the importance of Matariki. As part of this we will be visiting the Auckland Museum where the staff have a programme for our students to participate in. More information will come your way.
Teachers will continue to develop your child’s Oral Language skills. Children need to be able to talk about what they know, think and are wondering Oral language is important for reading and writing. We will also be teaching them to manage themselves in a range of situations.
Your child’s e-Portfolios, which is a blog and a google site, will be updated once a term as a means of keeping you up to date with their learning. It would be fantastic if you could log on, using your parent login, and comment on what you see. Your child’s login is glued into their homework book. See the office personnel if you are unsure of your login details.
Being prepared for the day:
We ask for your continued support in ensuring that your child has brought their book-bag with homework book and reader to school each day. It helps the children prepare for the day if they are in school before the 8.55am bell. We suggest that your child is at school between 8.30am and 8.40am. If you child comes to school before 8.15am you must enrol them in Kids Korner as staff are not available to supervise them until 8.15am. During term 2 children will wait inside the classroom of the teacher on duty if they do not have parent supervision. If you are supervising your child we ask that you are aware of where they are and what they are doing and they wait quietly outside with you. You are welcome to go into the classroom with them.
Settling your child:
Waiting after school:
Your child will wait in their classroom until 3.15pm for you to pick them up unless we know they are to go to Kids Korner. After 3.15pm they will wait under the tree by the school office. If you have not picked them up by 3.30pm they will be sent to Kids Korner and there will be a charge for this. We realise there are occasions when you are going to be late but you will have to have let the office know before 2.45pm to ensure your child’s teacher gets this information. It is vital we have your up to date details if we need to call you for clarification. Children are not permitted to wait outside the school grounds, this is a major safety issue.
Please ensure that your child is in the correct school uniform and that all items of clothing are clearly named; jumper, hats and shoes included. A note must be sent with your child if they are wearing non-uniform items of clothing.
Keeping in contact and up to date:
Eating, Food and Waste Disposal
This can be done on Wrap it Up but must be completed by 9.00pm the night before lunch is wanted or your child can go to the lunchroom and order with cash.
This comes to the classroom once or twice a week. If you have indicated you would like your child to have milk we offer it to them but we do not make them drink it.
Mathletics and Reading Eggs
Boxes of tissues
Parent Contribution and Activity Payment:
You can set up automatic payments so the cost of the donation and activity fee is evenly spread over the year. See the office personnel for the school bank account number. You can pay directly into wrapitup.co.nz or come into the school office and use eftpos.