Dear Parents and Carers
SJV COMMUNITY COUNCIL BBQ
The school has been given permission from CE to hold an end of Year BBQ with fun activities planned for our students. As a community we have had little chance to gather, so this news is very welcome. We will hold our usual sausage sizzle but will also have glitter tatoos, nerf wars and an inflatable obstacle course for the children, giving them the opportunity to have a great afternoon. This will give parents some realax time to catch up with each other as they keep soccially distanced. You will need to register for this event (see insert below) as part of our Covid Protocols so we know who and how many people are coming. I hope to see most of our community there. This event is completely free of charge.
Please can I ask everyone to try and sell their book and preferably one more. This money will go towards renewing our class readers for the children, helping out with re-bitumening our car park as well as helping fund events like the one I have described above. If everyone can do a little, we will achieve a lot.
As this is the last term of the year a reminder that school fees are now due. We ask that you pay your accounts promptly, as this helps us with budgeting for the following year.
Any families leaving St John Vianney's this year, we ask if you could please pay your invoice in full as quickly as possible.
Please contact the Principal if you are experiencing any financial difficulty when paying school fees.
Stay Safe and God bless.
When it comes to reading, if your child is having difficulty, it's tough going. I recently found this website with some good suggestions for supporting your child. Here are some insights from the site.
Children will usually express their frustration and difficulties in a general way, with statements like "I hate reading!" or "This is stupid!". But if they could, this is how kids might describe how fluency difficulties in particular affect their reading:
- I just seem to get stuck when I try to read a lot of the words in this chapter.
- It takes me so long to read something.
- Reading through this book takes so much of my energy, I can't even think about what it means.
I like the way this site explores the process from different perspectives and gives parents some concrete ideas on how to help. Keep up the great work you are doing to support your child's reading.
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
|Ella Kim Torres|
What's coming up and when:
|Friday 4th December||Parish BBQ|
|Thursday 10th December||Yr 6 Graduation Mass and Dinner|
|Friday 11th December||SJV Community Council Christmas BBQ|
|Friday 18th December||Last day of Term 4|
SJV Tuckshop is open Wednesday & Friday. Orders can be made online via Qkr! A copy of the Menu and Qkr! instructions can be found on the Tuckshop Webpage.
Friday 20th Nov
Wednesday 25th Nov
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Tuckshop Volunteers Needed
The tuckshop is always grateful for volunteers to help out each Wednesday and Friday.
If you can only spare a couple of hours, that would be fantastic. If you have little ones, they are very welcome to come along.
Please contact the front office or fill in the Volunteer tuck shop form to let us know you are able to help and when.
We had a surprise with the delivery of our Hatching Chicks on Monday, with one chick having had hatched on its way to the ELC. By 3pm on Monday, we had two chicks ready to move from the incubator into their enclosure. Since Monday, another two chicks have hatched and the children and staff are enjoying watching them grow and interact. The Lobster class have delivered their pictures to the Weston Creek Post Office and the Turtle class have created their very own Post Office here at the ELC complete with a red post box, yellow express post box, parcels, letters and delivery bikes.
For the past few weeks, the ELC children have been enjoying their lunch with the primary school students. The growth in the children's confidence whilst in the large lunch space has been evident in their increased interactions with some joining ball games on the oval, their wide exploration of the many different play spaces and perfecting the monkey bars and larger fixed equipment.
There has been a reported case of head lice at the ELC. As they are extremely contagious, we are asking that all families read the note emailed on Monday and check your child's head/hair.
Working Bee Tomorrow
St Jude's Primary School and Early Learning Centre are hosting a working bee from 4:30 to 6:30pm this Friday 20 November. If you can spare an hour or two, we would appreciate your help in moving tanbark into our garden areas, weeding and tidying our outdoor space. If you can come along, please bring a shovel, rake, broom and wheelbarrow if possible.
Fifth Lane photography
$20 from each photo package purchased by families from our community will go towards ELC resources. If you are due for family photos or looking for a special Christmas gift check out their website and the great deal.
ELC Fees - Cancel Auto Payments
It is important that you check your account balance to ensure you are paying the correct amount. As it is the last term of preschool, we appreciate your efforts to ensure accounts are up to date. As we approach the end of the year, please remember to cancel automatic payments to avoid overpayment of your account.
Gabrielle Adams - St Jude's ELC