Wednesday, 4 April 2018

ABC Celebration Day

Alphabet Celebration Day.
We have nearly finished reviewing all the letters of the alphabet.  This gives cause for a celebration!  
So on next Thursday the 12th of April we will have a Alphabet Celebration Day.  
We ask parents to help the children to select their favourite letter of the alphabet (we suggest that you guide them to one that they may have trouble recalling) and based on that letter do the following;
1. Come to school dressed up as something that begins with that letter.
2. Make a display poster about that letter.  This poster should have the letter clearly displayed and pictures of things that have that initial sound.  These pictures can be hand drawn, cut out from magazines or printed from the computer.  Labels can be written on the pictures.  You are welcome to include anything else on the poster that begins with the letter that you can find.  Eg.  If doing 's' a cliplock bag of seeds. The children should complete as much of this as possible themselves. 
If you need poster paper then ask Mrs Young or Mrs Birch. 

During the course of the day the children will have opportunity to describe their costume and their reasons for selecting that letter sound.  They will also present their poster and share what they have compiled.  

We will also need 6 parent helpers on the day. 9.00am - 11.00am. Please let Mrs Birch know if you are available please. 

If the staff have been looking a little weary...there is a good reason. 
As I mentioned in the newsletter we have just completed our Early Childhood NQS Audit.  This has been a HUGE amount of work for all early childhood staff but well worth while.  We have met the requirements of Quality Area 1 which less than 10% of schools audited in the last couple of years have met.  That is an outstanding conclusion to two years of hard work, further studies and general preparation. 
The good practice that evolved from this process has been recognised and tomorrow I will be travelling to a SouthWest Early Childhood Network meeting to share our journey and in so doing help other schools to achieve positive outcomes. 
Miss Holt will be dismissing the children at the end of the day so please call out your child's name if she looks unsure. 

Pillows There are still a number of rather LARGE PILLOWS that need to be replaced with smaller ones.  If you could do this ASAP I would be very appreciative as the storage of these large pillows is a constant issue. 

Parent Teacher Interviews.
Thank you to the parents who attended interviews today.  It was great to have a chat about your lovely children.
There are still two families who have not put their name on a time slot on the parent teacher interview timetable.  Please do so tomorrow (Thursday). If there are no times available that work for you please let me know and we will find a time. 
Most interviews are next week. Please make sure you have made note of your time slot so you don't forget! Your children can play in the back of the classroom while we chat if you wish.