Murrumbeena P.S. Newsletter

05 December 2018
Issue Thirty-six
Upcoming Events
From The Principal 
From Our Classrooms
What's Happening
Physical and Sport Education
Social & Fundraising News
SAKG
Food For Families 2018 Appeal  
Advertisements & Community Notice   
Murrumbeena PS
03 9568 1300
Hobart Road
Murrumbeena, Victoria, 3163
AU

Upcoming Events

FOR YOUR DIARY

(Please also refer to Compass Calendar)

TOMORROW NIGHT! Thursday 6 December

SAKG Open Day 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Ladies Market Night- 7-9pm in the hall

 

Tuesday 11 December

Prep 2019 Orientation 9.30am-12.30pm

Whole School Transition 8.55-12.30pm 

Food for Families boxes collected

 

Monday 17 December

Assembly -  Year 6 Graduation Assembly 

Year 6 Graduation Night

 

Tuesday 18 December

MPS House Sports Prep- Grade 3 

 

Wednesday 19 December

MPS House Sports Grades 4-6

Last day for lunch orders

 

Thursday 20 December

Class parties

 

Friday 21 December

Last day of term- early dismissal 1.30pm

MORE 2018 DATES

 

AFTER SCHOOL CARE/OSHC- BOOKINGS FOR 2019

Places are quickly filling up, so if you have not yet completed a 2019 enrolment form for next year, please do so as soon as possible

Forms have been available from the school/our office since last week. If you do require care in 2019, please ensure that you fill out your form completely, along with any supporting documents required e.g. anaphylaxis, allergies, asthma, dietary needs. 

The OSHC team

 

 

 

CANTEEN

NEW TO CANTEEN!

Frozen yoghurt-topped bananas $1  are available.

**Last day for lunch orders will be Wednesday 19 December.

Thursday 20 December- counter sales only

Friday 21 December- canteen closed for cleaning

PAYMENTS:

Please see below for online ordering information. 

 

UNIFORM SHOP

Our uniform shop is located near the office and is  open on Thursday mornings from 8.30am - 9.15am. 

The PSW shop in North Rd. Ormond is also open 6 days a week.

Online ordering with free delivery to the school is available. If you prefer to have your order delivered to your home, there is a fee of $8.65.

2018 TERM DATES & PUPIL FREE DAYS

Term 4

Monday 8 October - 21 December

 

Term 1 2019

Wednesday 30 January (Pupil-free day)

Thursday 31 January (students begin) - 5 April

From The Principal 

END OF YEAR

End of year is fast approaching, and in the coming weeks there are still excursions planned, as well as class parties and graduation. This week is our last week for SAKG. We would love the Year 2 families to visit the SAKG this Thursday afternoon for their open day, so that you can meet Bree Townsend and Angel Munro who run our programs. The work which the staff and students do in the SAKG is amazing, but we need parent and family support to maintain it.

We would love to involve any grandparents, whether they have grandchildren in Year 3 or 4 or not. They may have some expertise that we would love to know about in either the kitchen or the garden.

Please bring them along on Thursday if they would like to be involved.

2019 CLASS ORGANISATION

The school is currently completing the makeup of next year’s classes. The first criteria is that each child is placed with at least one person that they nominated they could work well with. Sometimes this may not be who their parent thought they may nominate. Your child’s current teacher will place them where they think they will do their best. There are lots of pieces of information and observations that are taken into consideration, and we ask that you support our decisions. Your support of your child can be enhanced by receiving news of their placement with enthusiasm and encouragement.

 

For 2019, we will be running 23 classes.

All classes will be straight grades. The classes and teachers are as follows:

Prep

Miss Maddy Woodbridge

Mr Joshua Woollan

Miss Teagan Laskey

Mrs Julie Tarrant

Grade 1                                              

Mrs Jessica Maya

Miss Maxine Shue

Mrs Gabbi Menche/Mrs Rhianna Robson 

Miss Elise French

Grade 2                                              

Miss Georgia Stephenson                                         

Miss Ellie Martinez                                            

Miss Katrina Hall

Grade 3                                          

Mrs Cassandra Thomas-Bongers                

Miss Terry Allen                                                

 Miss Lucy Dunshea

Grade 4                                              

Ms Jen Uluilakepa                                                  

Mrs Angela Houghton/Mrs Dominique Monotti  

Mr Mitch Houston

Grade 5                                              

Mr Phil Cook

Miss Caitlin Callanan

Miss Natalie Beach

Grade 6                                              

Mr Rick Damiano/Mrs Stephanie Protektor  

Miss Marissa McKellar

Miss Stephanie O'Dea

Art                                                   

Mrs Melanie Short

Mrs Helen Russell

Mrs Stephanie Protektor

IRC/ Library                                       

Miss Hannah Vesikko

Music                                                 

Mr Peter Bucher

PE                                                      

Miss Tracey Nelson

LOTE                                                 

Ms Shin Maki

Reading Recovery & Literacy/EAL/Support   

Mrs Jeanette Baker

SAKG Kitchen                                              

Mrs Angel Munro

SAKG Garden                                   

Miss Bree Townsend

 

We congratulate Miss Loh on her new ongoing position at Mount View Primary School. Mrs Paola and Miss Williams are both taking leave for 2019.

SCHOOL REPORTS

End of year school reports will be distributed via Compass in the last week of school.

MPS VOLUNTEERS AFTERNOON TEA

Next week, on Tuesday afternoon, we will hold a special afternoon tea as a ‘thank you’ to parents and volunteers who have helped teachers in their programs throughout the year.    We value all of  our parent, grandparent and school friends who give their time to the SAKG, class reading, excursions and who act as class coordinators, to name just a few roles undertaken, and we look forward to meeting many of you next week.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

On Monday night we held our final school council meeting for 2018 and I am sure the whole school community would like to thank the members for their hard work during the year.

Phil Gardiner, our School Council President, is finishing his position, as his daughter moves on to secondary school, and we would like to say thank you for his years supporting our school community.

 

Lynne Foster

From Our Classrooms

YEAR 5 REPORT

On Wednesday 21 November, all year 5 students attended an incursion conducted by Supreme Incursions on leadership and team work. There were four activities that helped us work in strong teams. Daniella was our instructor, she helped us organize the activites as teams and put us into groups with leaders in each group. The teams each had a leader to keep them organised and to lead the activities.

 

Some activities were trust building games, with a maze you had to do with a blindfold. Your partner had to guide you through the maze surrounded by coloured dots, an egg and spoon in your hand blindfolded in a circle, and the balance balls. Continuing with activities, we participated in a communication exercise in which you had to get the elastic around a ball using the ropes which connected, to apply pressure to the elastic and ball to get it into the bucket.

 

In the next activity,  you had to use the silk parachute to launch the oversized ball into the air and back onto the suit, and the highest score without dropping the ball was 41.

 

Lastly, we participated in an activity where we had to build a balancing beam across the hall to get to the other side without falling off, using parts from a balancing snake, and get to the other side with all the blocks with you and rebuild the pyramid.

 

During the last few weeks many brave grade five students have applied for school captain positions. Those students have presented speeches to the year level, teachers and grade four classes, as well as Mrs Foster and Mrs Plumb. Everyone spoke beautifully, so well done to all for your hard work and courage in standing up in front of a large crowd and speaking so confidently. It was great to see all of us encouraging and supporting each other, too! Boys and girls were short listed to the next stage, and these students did an interview with the principals and teachers.

Well done to all the applicants, and good luck.

 

We would like to thank Daniella from Supreme Incursions for running these wonderful activities for the grade 5 students, and the grade 5 teachers for organising for Daniella to come to the school.

Miss Caitlin Callanan

 

 

 

What's Happening

Photo: Artwork from our grade 6 students

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FROM THE ART ROOM

Next week, children will be bringing home their art smocks to be washed, checked for size and renamed, ready to be returned at the beginning of 2019. 

Thank you

Art Staff

LOST PROPERTY

Please note that current lost property will be displayed near the cricket nets on the day of the afternoon tea for MPS helpers- Tuesday 11 December 3.00-4.00. Parents are encouraged to look through these items.  

BOOK CLUB REMINDER

  • LAST ISSUE FOR 2018!
  • GREAT TIME TO BUY CHRISTMAS GIFTS!
  • BOOKS FROM ONLY $2.00
  • SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Issue 8 is the last Book Club catalogue for 2018.   

Please find some time to sit with your children and go through the catalogue to see all of the new books on offer. 

Any sales from Book Club will go towards reward points for our school library.  Over the 12 months, the school buys books for our school library and all students can then enjoy brand new books. 

If you are looking for Christmas stocking fillers, BOOKS!! are a great option.  

 

There are so many good books to choose from, such as ….

 

 

 

 

Goosebumps Monster Collection

$79.00

 

 

 

There are also so many lovely Christmas books to choose from, such as Reindeer of the Year, My Christmas Crackers, Macca’s Christmas Crackers, The Grinch, Where’s Wally Santa Spectacular, The Story Of Christmas and Operation Merry Christmas, to name just a few.

Book Club will be closing this Friday with delivery due late next week/ early the following week.

 

Thanks again,

Amanda Daemen

CANTEEN NEWS

NEW TO CANTEEN!

Frozen yoghurt-topped bananas $1 are now available. 

**Last day for lunch orders will be Wednesday 19 December.

Thursday 20 December- counter sales only

Friday 21 December- canteen closed for cleaning

Physical and Sport Education

HOUSE SPORTS 2019

On Tuesday 18, and Wednesday 19 December, Murrumbeena will be holding its annual House Sports Carnival.

***There is no reserve date if it is raining, so the carnival will be cancelled if it’s too wet.***

The aim of the day is for students to have fun, whilst gaining points for their houses. Students will rotate through a number of activities that will involve teamwork and co-operation.

Students are encouraged to wear a t-shirt in their house colour on the day of their carnival or something to show what colour house they are in.

TUESDAY 18 December

9:00-10:55- PE/F, PL, PT, PW, 1M, 1S, 1P

11:20-1:00- 2D, 2L, 2M, 2S, 3A, 3H, 3P

 

WEDNESDAY 19 December

9:00-10:55- 4H, 4K, 4M, 5B, 5C, 5P, 6M, 6W

 

A whole school assembly will be conducted at 11:10am Wednesday 19 December to announce the overall house winners and to present the trophy to the winning house.

 

If you are able to assist with an activity on the day the carnival, could you please return the form below to Miss Nelson and I will be in contact with you via email.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Competing for Victoria at the recent national track and field championships run by School Sport Australia, Charlotte N. competed in three events at Lakeside Stadium.

On the Saturday, Charlotte competed in the 200m and made the finals for this event, finishing in 7th place and achieving a new personal best time. Therefore, she placed 7th out of all girls of her age in Australia- a huge achievement! 

On Sunday, Charlotte had two events- 100m and 4 X 100m relay. She narrowly missed the final of 100m by 0.01second- extremely close.

This still meant that she placed 11th in all of Australia.

The highlight of Nationals for Charlotte was winning a gold medal in the 4 X 100m relay.

There is a collection of photos on the P.E noticeboard.

Congratulations Charlotte on a huge achievement!

 

Tracey Nelson

 

Social & Fundraising News

SAKG

SAKG OPEN DAY- TOMORROW AFTERNOON- ALL WELCOME!!

Come and see our kitchen garden and meet our specialists!

Student-led tours of the kitchen and garden will be held on 

on Thursday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Seedlings and seeds will be on sale.

Everyone welcome!

 

FRIENDS OF THE KITCHEN GARDEN

Thank you to all of our grade 2 and 3 parents who have already expressed interest in volunteering to help in our 2019 program. 

Could you please return the form (attached below) which was sent home in the past few weeks to your classroom teacher. 

Bree and Angel

Food For Families 2018 Appeal
 

ASKING FOR YOUR  HELP PLEASE

Thank you to all families who have already donated to our 12th year of participating in the Uniting  Food For Families Appeal. 

Murrumbeena Primary School has been noted as being big supporters of this appeal.

Let’s see if we can fill the donation boxes that are in your child’s classroom and in the foyer of the school before the boxes are picked up on Tuesday 11  December.  

Take a look in your pantry for any ‘in date’ non-perishable foods that you would like to donate to this year’s Food For Families Appeal.  It is a great way of cleaning out your pantry at the same time as helping others.

**Please note – nothing that has expired or is out of date please.

Next time you are doing your grocery shop, you might want to pop a few extra toiletries into the basket.  Take the kids along and get them to help with locating things to donate to show just how much we look after our wider community too.

Look at the list below for some ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUGGESTED NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS:
• Tinned tuna, salmon, sardines and ham
• Rice/ cous cous/ longlife soft noodles
• Pasta and pasta sauces
• Tinned fruit and vegetables
• UHT (longlife) milk
• Two-minute noodles, instant noodles in a cup/bowl
• Breakfast cereals
• Baby food
• Muesli bars & breakfast bars
• Jars of vegemite, honey, peanut butter, nutella, jam

• Tinned and ready to eat meals
   eg. spaghetti, baked beans, soup, curries, pastas etc (non-perishable)
• Tomato sauce, vinegar, oil, soy sauce etc...

• Biscuits and crackers

• Simmer sauces & quick meal packets
• Teabags, instant coffee, milo
• Healthy snacks

SUGGESTED TOILETRIES:
• Toothpaste / toothbrushes

• Band-aids

• Toilet paper

• Liquid hand wash/shower gel

• Soap

• Face washers

• Deodorant

• Nappies/wet wipes

• Shampoo and conditioner

• Tissues

 

Even the smallest contribution helps!

Amanda Daemen

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements & Community Notice   

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Murrumbeena P.S. Newsletter
2018 DATES TO REMEMBER.pdf
2018 DATES TO REMEMBER.pdf
OSHC Program.pdf
OSHC Program.pdf
2018 Canteen Menu - Term 2.pdf
Qkr Canteen Instructions.pdf
SAKG Volunteer request term 1 2019 G3.pdf
SAKG Volunteer request term 1 2019 G4.pdf
MPS house sports info 2018.pdf