School Notices 28 Nov - 5 Dec

By Rachael van Rij | Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2018

Everything you need to know around and about school for the next week.

Year 0-4 students: we wish our Year 0-4 students all the very best as they enjoy camp activities for the next two days!

Year 5 and 6 camp updates: reception is patchy at Forest Lakes but when the teachers are able, they have sent through short updates. These updates have been posted on our website. If you haven't signed up to receive emailed copies of our blog posts (highly recommended), please do this via the subscribe button on the right hand side of the main Blog page: http://amesburydrive.blogspot.com/

Staying up-to-date: please remember that our School website is THE place to find information about anything and everything that happening around school. 

Missing scooters

Lucas's scooter keeps disappearing from school. We think another child is mistaking it for his own as a similar scooter is being left behind. Lucas's scooter is a blue MGP and he would be very grateful for it's return. It is named on the base. Thank you! 

Matilda's scooter has also disappeared and another left in it's place in the scooter rack. It is identical to the one pictured. It is not named on the base. We think a child has mistakenly taken Matilda's home. Can you please check and return if you have it at home by mistake. Hers is a Pink Razor. 

Found: Experia/Sony lanyard with keys

Check your account: Please ensure your online shop account is fully paid up before the end of term.

Term 4 Learning Celebration: Thanks to whanau for joining us for the Learning Celebration on Friday. We had a great time watching the students perform and hope you enjoyed the event! Please see our article here for photos. 

Diwali: please see our article here about our school's celebration of Diwali in week 4. 

Bike Track Opening: Did you see our article here with a great range of photos from the event?

Te Rito Resources: Thank you to all of the parents who have supplied Te Rito and the construction elective with boxes and other recycling for our creations. We now have enough resources until next year. Thank you!

Christmas Parade - THIS Saturday: Don't forget to look out for the Amesbury School float at the Johnsonville Christmas Parade this weekend! 

Book Fair: Thanks very much to our parent helpers, students, parents, office staff and teachers for your support of our Book Fair. It was a great hit and raised valuable money for new literacy resources. If you missed out and would like to order something from the latest and last Scholastic book catalogue for the year, pick up a brochure from Rachel in the office. Orders will close at the end of Monday 3rd Dec.

BOOK BLITZ: The library is on a mission to get ALL library books back by Friday 7 December. Please hunt out any books at home with the Amesbury School barcode on the back. Currently there are over 600 books issued so please remind your children to send them flooding into the returns box in the library. Please note, there won't be any holiday borrowing this year but the ebooks will be available. 

EBOOKS: Ebooks have also been a school hit. Logon at https://amesbury.wheelers.co Username is child's first name dot first initial of last name, eg greg.h and password is ebooks. Then start browsing and issue. Books are automatically returned. There are books for all age groups.

Got your 200L emergency water tank yet? If not, you'll have a chance to buy one between 11.00am to midday on Saturday 8 December. Northern Ward councillors will be selling them for $110 each outside Churton Park New World. To ensure one is reserved for you, pre-order and pre-pay by emailing [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Mention the name of this school in your email, and $10 from each tank sale will be donated to the school.

Mobile recycling for Wellington Children's Hospital - Medical Equipment 

Daniel here from Recycling for Charity: recently we teamed up with Wellington Children's Hospital.

We are running a mobile recycling appeal to help them with funding for new medical equipment for the new children's hospital.  

The more mobile phones we receive for recycling the more money that can be donated to this wonderful charity. Teachers, Students and Parents could drop off their old mobile phones at school reception to be collected in a small box, once the box is half full an email or phone call to Recycling for Charity, and we will come and collect them. Easy as! We also recycle a lot of IT equipment as well. If you do have anything lying around that you need to recycle please let Daniel know and he can come and pick it up for FREE. We don't recycle Printers/Scanners, Tube CRT TVs. Please contact Daniel on: [email protected]

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