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CCELC new website Creative Corner has an exciting new website. The Board of Trustees and Creative staff would like to thank Roselyn Cloake for all her time and effort put into setting this up for us. Rose has donated her time to do this for us saving the centre thousands of dollars. Rose you are amazing! Thank you so much.

Farewell Creative Corner says farewell to both Noah Findlay and Levi Foley from the Pukekos room.

Xmas Closure: CCELC closes at 3pm Friday, 23 December 2016 and reopens on Wednesday, 4 January 2017.

Trikeathon Fundraiser: Thanks for everyone’s support of this fundraiser. We raised $1442.00. What a great effort by CCELC families.

Profile Books: Teachers will be sending home all children’s profile books in the next two weeks for you to have a look at with whanau over the Christmas period. Please see your child’s profile book teacher to collect if you haven’t received it by your child’s last day.

Children’s Christmas Party: Don’t forget that we have our Christmas Party on Thursday, 15 December at the playground at the Bay. This begins at 5.30 pm with time for you to eat your dinner with Santa arriving at 6.00 pm. Santa has a gift for Creative Corner children , please explain to your older children that this is just for CCELC children.

Accounts: 31 December is the end of the financial year for Crea-tive Corner. Our accountant asks that all invoices for 2016 are paid in full before the end of the year. If this is going to be a problem for you please see Amy or Kate. Thanks.

DRESS UP DAY: By special request Friday, 23 December will be a dress up day at Creative Corner.
Children are welcome to come dressed up as anything that takes their fancy. Please remember the Centre will be shutting at 3pm this day.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: Thursday, 15 December, 5.30-7.00pm, Caroline Bay Playground

XMAS CLOSURE Friday, 23 December, 3.00pm 2016. Reopen Wednesday, 4 January 2017.

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Trikeathon Fundraiser: The Trikeathon was again a great success with lots of families supporting this event. The children had a blast. Once all sponsorship money is returned we will advise how much was raised. Thanks for your continuing support.
Farewell: We farewell Lillian Powell who turns 5 from the Pukekos. Happy school days Lillian.
Accounts: Payment Reminder - 31 December is the end of the financial year for Creative Corner. Our accountant asks that all invoices for 2016 are paid in full before the end of the year. If this is going to be a problem for you please see Amy or Kate. Thanks.
Creative Corner Sun Safe Policy: Our policy is that all children must wear sunhats and sunscreen. Please ensure your child has their sunblock applied before preschool, and have their sunhats with them. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: Thursday, 15 December, 5.30-7.00pm, Caroline Bay Playground
XMAS CLOSURE, Friday, 23 December, 3.00pm 2016. Reopen Wednesday, 4 January 2017.

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Welcome We welcome Briar Johnson, Archie Jones and Grayson McCone to Creative Corner. They have joined us in the Kakas.
Farewell We farewelled the following children from the Centre recently - Thomas Vincent and Leo Hutton who have both turned five and head to school. We also said goodbye to Autumn Cahill, Annabelle Madeleine Dawrant, and Juliet Ward leaves the Centre next week.

Meet our Board Members

LISA HEYWOOD: Hi, I am Lisa Heywood, my son Cooper is in the Kaka's. I am a accountant for KPMG Timaru. I chose to stand for the Board of Trustees to contribute my financial knowledge to the centre and support future sustainability of Creative Corner.

CLARISSA DORAN: My son Liam is in the Kakas. He loves coming to Creative Corner and tells me everyone’s name in the car as we drive there. My husband Michael grew up in Timaru and we came here to raise a family as he had such fond memories. We own the Oxford Restaurant which keeps us busy, and love the sense of community in Timaru.

KERRI JOPP: Kia Ora my name is Kerri Jopp, I'm married to Blair and together we live at Claremont with our two children Tilly (4) and Archie (3). We are very excited to be welcoming our third baby in October.
I joined the board in 2015 to help with fundraising and have also been involved with the future proofing committee. I have a passion for education and have been teaching at both Waimataitai and Barton Rural schools up until my maternity leave. We chose Creative Corner from many friends recom-mendations and love the friendly staff and the low child to teacher ratios. I'm always interested in how we can make Creative Corner work better for children and families and would welcome your thoughts and suggestions you may have.

Chalk Educated Toys Fundraiser: Last chance to order for Christmas. More order forms available at CCELC if required. Please return orders to Kate by Friday, 28 October.

Trikeathon Fundraiser: Sponsor’s forms and information on this fundraiser have been placed in your child’s pocket. This is a great family event and a chance for parents to meet each other and get to know everyone at CCELC, while supporting the development of the playground and children’s resources.