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
I don't know

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)
* Welcome to Carter Welch who joins us in the Pukekos.
* We also welcome our new Pukeko Teacher, Aimee O’Rourke who joins us this week. Please welcome Aimee and make yourself known to her.

CHILD SIGN IN/SIGN OUT
A reminder to please always sign your child IN and OUT.
The Ministry of Education requires that every child is signed in and out every day. If the Centre holds a practice fire drill and children are not signed in for the day, theoretically they cannot be accounted for.
We use sign in sheets as the roll in an emergency so it is important your child is included in our checks. Thanks.

DAILY ABSENCE REMINDER
If your child is absent for the day, please call the Centre before 8.30am to receive your 50% discount on the fee for the day.
This also helps with the organisaiton of our staffing for the day.

PAYMENT OF INVOICES
Invoices are available weekly to parents.
A reminder that payment is due in full seven days after receipt of invoice.
A 50% discount will be applied when we are informed if a child is sick or on holiday (with one week’s notice for holidays). There is no charge for statutory holidays that fall on a week day.
Non-attendance forms are in the kete in front of the sign sheets at Reception.

SAVE THE DATE:
* CCELC DISCO
Friday, 17 August
(More information closer to date)
* FAMILY PHOTOS
Saturday, 18 August
$15 booking fee to be paid prior to day
(Booking sheet at reception)