Newsletter #17 June 8th

The Kid’s Market is this Sunday between 12pm – 3pm in the school hall. Please come along and support our kids! There will also be the Cafe2U coffee van, a sausage sizzle fundraising for Matipo Netball, and a Fun Photo Booth run by the Junior Saints.
An enormous thank you to the Friends of Matipo organising committee for their hard work in organising three very successful events to date: Hollie Colegate, Jude Brunel-Morvan, Amanda Lowe, Jess Hallows, Kristie Penwarden, Tori Cotton-Everitt, Natasha Cook, Leeane Boyle and Natalie Kennerley.

WARM WELCOME TO
Samuel Hennah, Alice Shepherd and Quinn Faulder. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO
Alice Shepherd, Quinn Faulder, Mae Annan, Orla Hill, Ava Bradley, Greta Igusa, Mabel Watson, Ava Marsters, Amelie Pilot-Rowsell, Chardonne Villanueva, Mikael Garner, Esther Fonua, Joshua Murphy, Marlow Robinson and a Happy Belated Birthday to Samuel Hennah.

‘BOOKANEER’ BOOK FAIR
Following the success of last year’s Book Fair, we are having the 2017 Book Fair in association with Scholastic from 19th – 23rd June.
There will be an opening night on Monday 19th June at 7pm with two guest readers. The Book Fair is open for sales between 8am – 9am and 2.45pm – 3.45pm daily, and of course, will be open for sales on Monday evening between 7pm – 8.30pm.
On Friday 23rd June the Taonga, Aroha and Mana syndicates are having a Book Character Dress Up Parade with a few prizes including tickets for a special event, donated by Vanessa Preston.

NEW ENTRANT PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING
The next meeting will be held in the staff room at 7pm on Thursday 22nd June.

ASSEMBLY
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 17.

WIG WEDNESDAY
We are excited to be taking part in ‘Wig Wednesday’ on Wednesday 21st June and fundraising for Kiwi kids with cancer. It’s easy to take part – just wear a wig on the day and bring a gold coin donation for Child Cancer Foundation. All funds raised by our school will help support Kiwi children with cancer and their families.
Prefer not to buy a wig? You can make a wig using a template from the Wig Wednesday website, or an original wig or headpiece of your own. Create wacky hair using ribbons, clips, temporary colouring or old-fashioned back-combing!

WINTER WEATHER
Please ensure your child comes to school dressed warmly and with a rain coat if possible. Please make a particular effort to drive carefully on the streets near the school and please do not park over neighbour’s driveways.
Also, a timely reminder to please send your child to school with a change of clothes in their bag. With wet weather and lots of mud around, accidents do happen. If we don’t have the appropriate change of clothes, we will have to contact you to drop some off. Thank you.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2017/2018
All Entertainment Memberships sold up until the end of June go into the draw to win 2 bottles of Evans and Tate Breathing Space Wine. For purchases, see the office or visit: www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

PLANT POWER COOKING CLUB
A proposal has been received for a vegan cooking club to be held at lunchtimes (either Monday or Tuesday) starting in Term 3. There would be a $20 fee for the term (10 weeks) and would be limited to the first 12 children to return the slip at the end of this newsletter. A fuller description of the proposal is on our school Facebook and website. If interested, please print off and return the attached slip.

Plant Power Cooking Club – Please return to office
Name: ________________________________________________ Room: ________

Would like to join the Plant Power Cooking Club.
Please find enclosed $20 for the term.

Signed: ____________________________________________________