The St Emilie’s P&FCOLOURFUNRUNFundraiser is to be held on the 19th of October (Friday,Week 2,Term 4) and families are asked to really get behind our school by starting to collect sponsors between now and then.
After the run there will be music, really yummy food and refreshing drinks on sale to help families have a really awesome experience with friends, family and staff!
So in a nutshell, we are hoping to make this event a great family experience by being both a $$$ FUND raiser and a community 🙂 FUN raiser!
What to do:
Circle the Colour Run date on your calendar and invite family and friends to do the same!
Read through the P&F Colour Run Information Pagewhich explains how to create a Student Profile Page.
In addition to the onlineStudent Profile, they will also receive a paper copy of a sponsor sheet and a plastic bag for monies, however we would encourage most families to use the online option as much as possible and to closely supervise your children if they are visiting a neighbour (or other) for sponsorship.
If you collect monies in person, parents are asked to then transfer this amount to the online sponsor form. This way money can be tracked easily and kept safe.
Money raised will go towards the purchase of a number of different resources, opportunities and major capital items which will ultimately benefit all children in our school.
We will use the money raised to help towards the purchase of:
Classroom RESOURCES and EQUIPMENT across the school
Maintaining the MATHLETICS program
Providing a DANCE teacher throughout Term 4
Maintaining the LITERACY PRO program
Contributing to the purchase of SHADE SAILS over the back playground areas
Contributing to the purchase of a new PHONE/INTERCOM system throughout the whole school
Contributing to the cost of SOUND AND LIGHTING for the bi-annual end of year Family Concert ….
We are really relying on every family to support this one whole school fundraiser for the year.
While we are hoping every child will have the opportunity to actively participate on the day (Mums and Dads are also welcome to join in on the fun), if for some reason your family will be unable to make this date, then a family donation of at least $30.00 is asked for, to help us meet our fundraising target for the year.
We all know that kids – both big and small will love the experience and that is of course what it is all about! Please try to sound excited and positive and help to make the event a really happy memory for your family and our school!
Does my child (or I) need to be a runner to do this?
NO. The St Emilie’s Colour Fun Run event is all about a colour crazy afternoon with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!
Can I run with my dog/cat/turtle?
No. For the safety of runners and animal friends, animals are not invited.
How is the colour administered along the course?
You will see smiling faces along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colourful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.
What if my child (or I) want to participate but not have colour thrown at us?
This is fine – we will be having a non-colour route as well!
Is The Color Run safe?
The health and safety of participants is paramount. The Colour Run has been hosted at more than 500 global events with more than four million participants and the company is committed to staging safe and secure events.
Will the colour ruin clothes or running shoes?
The colour mostly washes out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Bring some towels for the inside of your car, or a change of clothes just in case.
Do the colours affect vision or breathing?
The colour powder used at The Colour Run is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. Nonetheless, we will be keeping it out of your eyes and colour throwers will make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Colour Runners may opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour zones?
To be totally safe we would recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap.
What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won’t stop the event -it just makes the colour brighter! If there are major weather warnings ie thunder and lightning, then the event will be cancelled.
What if I have a super sweet question that isn’t answered here?
Please feel free to email or phone the Office and we will ensure that we find an answer for you!
Our Excursion to CREEC! Canning River Eco Education Centre
How lucky were we to go on two excursions in two weeks?!
Our class entered the Celebration of Science Logo Competition and were thrilled (Mrs Cogger actually jumped for joy!) to find out our class had been chosen… out of hundreds of classes… as the winner!
We won a class prize of a ‘free excursion’ to CREEC!
Mrs Cogger provided us with the opportunity to participate through her task on our Purposeful Practice Grid so we decided that she had to come too!
We participated in a ‘Bush Detective’ investigation where we…
used puzzles and examples of animal evidence such as skulls, feathers and nests to investigate what lives in and around the Canning River Regional Park.
applied our detective skills on a nature walk and recorded our observations by making a model of a bush animal to take home.
Sally…our teacher for the morning… was very impressed with our Science knowledge and lovely manners! We had a fantastic time together and can’t wait to show you what we learnt at our Open Night! Thanks Mrs Cogger for another great opportunity for Science!
This night is time for you and your child to share learning together -please make it count – be enthusiastic and positive!
In addition to going to your child’s classroom, please make sure you visit – THE NUMERACY EXPO in the hall and the BOOK FAIR in the library.
It is important to note that the Open Night is not the time or place to discuss student learning or behaviour concerns with your teacher- this needs to be done in a pre-arranged two-way meeting time.
Parents are expected to keep their children with them the whole time (unless a child has been asked to ‘host’ at a particular display as prearranged).
Young children and toddlers must be carefully supervised at all times and not permitted to touch classroom equipment etc.
Parents are reminded how much time and effortgoes into setting up for Open Nights – please take a moment to thank staff for their efforts. These opportunities only happen through hard work, generosity and a team effort and should never be just taken for granted. A quick email or a word of thanks puts a spring in the step of end of term teachers, who give so much to your children and our school, in so many different ways.
Mass starts at 6pm – parents are asked to please be considerate and not park in the church carpark, thank you. Some families may like to attend Mass after the Open Night – you are of course very welcome.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night and trust that you will enjoy a wonderful opportunity to affirm,thank and encourage your children!
Year One was luckily enough to visit Browne’s Dairy!
In class we have been talking about the features of places, the processes involved in food production as well as learning about the animals involved in these process as part of report writing genre.
We visited Browne’s Dairy to see our new found knowledge in action! We saw a real cow…and got to have a go at milking her…learnt how to make yoghurt as well as taste test a few samples, learnt new facts about the production of milk and saw milk bottles being processed on the factory floor.
Farmer Damien was a great tour guide! He even dressed Mrs Roberto in some hygiene attire and explained all the things the Browne’s workers have to wear…hair and beard net, coat with studs not buttons, no jewellery or makeup and safe footwear…we want no nasty surprises in our yoghurt tub!
Mrs Roberto was a great sport and happily posed for a photo!
We had a great afternoon and were excited to bring home a special Browne’s Dairy bag along with a yummy sample of flavoured milk! Thank you to the wonderful mums and dads who came with us!
We secretly loved the bus ride too…next time we might just drive around in the bus for the day!
It’s shaping up to be another busy week in Year One! A few friendly reminders…
Purposeful Practice Grids The Purposeful Practice Grid for weeks 7 and 8 went home via your child’s blue note folder today. Completed grids are due 7th September.
Year One Assembly – THIS FRIDAY Last call for Dad Photos! We will be using these photos in our Assembly on Friday. Please email your class teacher.
Can You Help? Open Night Request… We use maths skills at school every day, but we would like to find out how parents use maths in their world! At open night, there will be a slideshow playing in the hall showing images of parents using maths at home or at their jobs.
If you are interested in being a part of the slideshow, take a photo (no movies please) clearly showing how you use maths skills, and email the photo, name AND 1 or 2 sentences explaining the photo through to email@example.com.
Year One BLUE – Excursion Permission The 1B class entered a science competition and won a free excursion to the Canning River Eco Education Centre! This excursion is on Thursday 6th September. Please fill in the permission eform that is in SkoolBag app in the 1B CREEC event. Mrs Cogger is very excited!!
Have a great week! See you on Friday at our Assembly!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Miss Michelle Faria