TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
We welcome Te Aika Reihana to the Kaka room.

* Margita Kamsma
Welcome to Margita who joins us in the Kaka room. Margita has relocated from Auckland to live in Timaru. Please make yourself known to her.

"Hi, my name is Margita and I’m the new teacher in the Kakas. I’ve recently moved to Timaru from Auckland. I’m married and I have a son and a daughter, who are both in their 20s now. I also have a dog called Jade and two cats, called Lacey and Isla. Since moving south we have really been enjoying exploring the beautiful scenery that Timaru and the surrounding areas has to offer.
I am a primary qualified teacher, having taught mainly new entrants. I made the move to early childhood last year and have been enjoying it so much. It’s great getting to know each child, their likes and dislikes, their personalities and the little things that make them unique and special. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your children. Don’t hesitate to come and say hi."

DAYLIGHT SAVING
Sunday, 30 September 2018
As from Monday, 1 October children must bring their sunhats to preschool, and sunblock if they use their own.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
With school holidays commencing at the end of September, we would appreciate holiday forms being completed to help us with rostering of staff.
These are available at Reception. Thanks.

SAVE THE DATE:

QUIZ NIGHT
Tuesday, 2 October,
7.30pm
At the Sail

PMP PARENT NIGHT
Wednesday, 7 November
(More info closer to the date)

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

FAREWELL
We said goodbye to Oliver Campbell and Tyler Winter-Davis who have both turned 5 and are off to school. Happy school days boys.
Also, Evie Forbes has left us in the Kaka Room.

STORYPARK
Hi whanau
We have recently signed up to Storypark. Storypark is an online communication and learning story platform.
We will be rolling this out slowly as the teachers get used to the system, in time you will receive and email invitation to join Storypark.
The teachers will write children’s learning stories on this system and print out a copy to put in the old profile books. We can also use this system to communicate between preschool and home, either individually or as a group.
One parent will be set up as the admin and that parent can then invite as many family members as they like to join the system.
You can view Storypark on a desktop or on any device, just download the Storypark app from your device’s app store.
If you have any questions, please let Amy or the teachers know.

LADIES NIGHT
Thank you to those who attended our social gathering at Speights Ale House last Friday.
We intend holding another night in late October/early November. You will be informed of the date closer to that time.

QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER
We have our annual quiz night coming up and we are looking for donations for our raffle prizes.
If anyone has anything available, it will be gratefully received. Thinking along the lines of bottles of wine, vouchers, candles, etc. Thank you.

SAVE THE DATE:

QUIZ NIGHT
Tuesday, 2 October,
7.30pm
At the Sail

Tena ra Koutou
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Welcome to Hunter McAuley who joins us in the Kaka Room, and Toby Bacon who joins us in the Pukekos.

MEET AIMEE O’ROURKE
OUR NEW PUKEKO TEACHER
Hi, my name is Aimee O’Rourke an d I am excited to join the team at Creative Corner.
I am from Timaru and my partner and I have two children who attend Highfield School and Roncalli College.
I look forward to getting to know you all as I settle in.

CHILDREN’S WETBAGS
Two and three year olds will be getting their wet bags this week.
This is to replace using plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing, etc.
A $5.00 charge will be added to your account.

SHARED FRUIT REMINDER
We would appreciate you bringing a piece of fruit to add to our shared fruit bowl for all the tamariki to enjoy. Thanks.

WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING YOUR CHILD HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?
Email to Kate the funniest thing your child has said to you and we will include these in our next newsletter!

“My elbow has a sprained ankle”

SAVE THE DATE:

CCELC Disco
Thursday, 16 August
5.30-6.30pm

Family Photos
Saturday, 18 August
$15 booking fee to be paid prior to day
(Booking sheet at reception)

Ladies Night
Friday, 24 August 6.00pm
Speights Ale House

MAORI FOR THE WEEK
Aua
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