CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 31 May 2017

Tena ra Koutou
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Tommy Luyten-Jones and Parker Harris who join Creative Corner in our Kaka’s room.
FAREWELL
Poroporoaki (Farewell) to Olivia Gilmour who leaves our Kaka’s room, and Lillith Beaumont and Inara Malama who both turn 5 and head off to school. Happy school days girls.
THANK YOU
The BOT and staff would like to thank Sara Valentine for her work and extra effort whilst being on the Board of Trustees. This has been very much appreciated by us all.
MOVIE NIGHT AND RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
This was a successful fundraiser once again. Thank you to all families who supported this event.
We were fortunate to receive a number of donations for a raffle for the night. Thank you to Charlotte Foster of Sweeney Todd’s, Bec Campbell of Hoof Children’s Shoes, Clarissa Doran of Oxford Restaurant, Jess Loveday of Stables Café, plus other Timaru businesses for their donations of wonderful prizes. The night produced a profit of $1638.00.
USE OF PEANUT BUTTER AT THE CENTRE
As we have some children who are allergic to peanuts, we ask that peanut butter not be brought into the Centre. Peanuts and muesli bars are okay as we can better monitor these but with peanut butter it can be more easily spread. Please enjoy peanut butter at home. 
SETTING UP APs TO PAY ACCOUNTS
We are finding that child accounts being paid via AP can be a more convenient way for both the Centre and parents to ensure accounts are being paid in a timely fashion. Thank you to those families who already pay their accounts via AP. If you have any questions please see Leesa or Kate, thanks.
FRONT WHITE GATE
Just a reminder to ensure this gate is shut after you go through it. It can, at times, not click shut properly, and this can be a hazard for the children leaving the Centre and being able to go through the open gate.
NEW LOOK TE WHARIKI
The Early Childhood curriculum has been updated, We at the Centre have only received the new book and information on Friday, 19 May. The teachers in the Centre will be learning about this at workshops in the coming weeks and changes that have been made. Overal the content is very similar to the previous curriculum document. There are flyers at the front desk that you can take to look at what underpins and guides our teaching and learning at Creative Corner.
CHAIRS
We have bought new chairs for the children in the Pukeko room. Therefore we have 35 small wooden chairs that we are looking to sell on. If you are interested please put your name down at the desk. We are selling these for only $10 each to help recoup some of the cost of the new chairs. Great bargin get in quick as when they are sold we have no more  These can be viewed at CCELC.
FUNDRAISING INFORMAL EVENING
Are you interested in helping the Centre but short on time?
We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for fundraising at Creative Corner.
Come along to our informal evening on Thursday, 8 June 7.30pm at Coffee Culture.

Kai pai to ra
(Have a nice day)