14 June 2018

NEWSLETTER 09/2018











PRINCIPAL'S REPORT

Dear Parents,




What an amazing term it’s been and we still have a few weeks to go. Obviously the big news was the planning money we were given by the Victorian Government to begin discussions around the exciting future of Mentone Park PS. We are currently in the early stages but in the near future we will be seeking community input as to our future growth of our great school. I will keep you all updated as we navigate this exciting development. We have also had Open Nights, Italian Day and Senior Sports Carnivals and I know the Middle School are off on an excursion next week so the great things keep rolling on for your children. Coupled with engaging and rigorous learning opportunities it certainly is a great time to be at Mentone Park.

BUNNINGS BBQ TOMORROW
Thank you to the PFA for their organization of our annual Bunnings BBQ in Mentone. Thank you also to the wonderful parents and community members who are volunteering to cook sausages and serve happy customers who won’t be able to resist the smell of a good BBQ sausage. If you are unable to help out but find yourself needing a plant, a hammer or a new lawn mower please come down to Bunnings Mentone and support our volunteers and our school.

 
REPORTING AND ASSESSMENT
Over the past few weeks teachers have been assessing, moderating and writing to provide you with a clear picture of your child’s progress over the past semester. They have also been planning future learning goals for your children’s educational journey. These written reports will be sent home on Monday June 25, with interviews taking place on Tuesday June 26. Whilst reporting and assessment is ongoing and part of everyday practice, please take advantage of this opportunity to engage with your child’s teacher and be an active participant in your child’s educational journey.

WORKING BEE – SATURDAY JUNE 23 – 10am – 1pm

Lock in your diaries an hour or 2 on Saturday June 23 for our next working bee. Jobs include general garden maintenance and upkeep of your children’s school. A complete jobs list will be published in the next week.






 


STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Yesterday and today Jayne, Nick and I have been engaging with Principals and Assistant Principals from all over our region at a conference entitled Leading Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We have heard from some amazing internationally recognized speakers and engaged with numerous activities that we are excited to bring back to school and share with our staff.  



NO TRASH TUESDAY
Our Green Gang would like to remind all families about No Trash Tuesday. Where possible all food is to come to school in a container, helping to eliminate rubbish from our yard.

ENROLMENT FOR 2019

Don’t forget that you can pick up an enrolment form from the office if you have a child starting Foundation in 2019. As I have mentioned previously we already have a number of new families enrolled for 2019, many of whom have heard positive feedback from the community about our wonderful school. We have also organised a special gift for our newly enrolled Foundation students. Stay tuned.  
LET US KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS AWAY
If your child is away from school, can you please either Flexibuzz or call the office to let us know as soon as possible? Many of you will remember the recent media attention around this issue and due to a change of policy, schools will be required to notify parents when a child is absent. Your assistance with this will help us make sure that all students are safe.



Best wishes



Cameron Agars
Principal









FROM THE OFFICE


FAMILY STATEMENTS


Families who have outstanding school fees and charges will receive a statement over the coming days.
For those who have selected Option C half yearly payments, the final instalment is due by Monday 16 July.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your statement please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Thank you


Spare clothing
Please ensure that you pack extra underwear and clothing for your child/ren.

We are more than happy to assist with showing you how to use Qkr and Flexibuzz.

Please feel free to phone or come into the office if you have any questions.



OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Thank you
Ana & Sarah




ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2018/2019




CLASSROOM CUISINE


AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

OSHCLUB News


This week we will be exploring space in our activities, games and art work. Just like to boundless reaches of space so too is the limitlessness of our imaginations, as we work on creating our own planets, designing aliens and painting chalk solar systems. 

Next Week (18th June – 22nd June)

The season of Winter is here and this week will be all about it. From Winter sports to Winter painting, OSHClub will be making the most of this chilly season.

David Quinn



OSHClub Co-ordinator



















SCHOOL BANKING - EVERY WEDNESDAY


























































SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB


Dear Mentone Park Families,


Welcome to another year at school and the beginning of a new issue of Scholastic Book Club catalogues!. Orders can be left with the office or please order via the online ordering system called  “LOOP”  - details are in the catalogue. When ordering there is an option to mark as a gift if you would like your order sent to the office instead of to class for your child to take home.

To families new to our school the Scholastic Book Club generates reward points which we claim back throughout the year as new books and resources for teachers to use in class. Each book club order earns 20% in rewards points – they soon add up! Scholastic often have some great books on special for as little as $2, so look out for their “gold coin books” in the catalogue

If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office or call the Scholastic Customer Service number 1800 021 233.




Best wishes



Jenny O – Book club coordinator


 



Dear Parents,



If you have any preloved MPPS uniforms please drop these off at the office. If you would like to purchase any items for a very reasonable price, please send a text to Megan or Jess to arrange a meeting time.

We have different items coming in all the time so if we didn't have what you were after last time you checked, it might be worth trying us again.
Thank you

Megan: 0404 228 320
Jess:    0411 031 589

Working With Children Check Reminder



All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office.


The Department of Education requires any person involved in an activity where children may be present to have a current WWCC or have supplied proof that they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice. All schools are required to comply with the Working with Children Act 2005.


Volunteers are expected to carry the WWCC card on their person at all times when working or volunteering at the school or during school related activities.


There is no fee for this check. Apply now by visiting: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

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