6.30pm in Staffroom
Monday 4th August
ABOUT CRUNCH & SIP
Crunch&Sip is essentially a whole school break at 10.00am to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables, and this assists with both physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.
Every day parents are asked to please make sure that children bring an extra – small piece of fruit, or a small container with cut fruit and vegetables that they can eat mid morning prior to morning tea.
Through Crunch&Sip, schools like St Emilie’s demonstrate our commitment to nutrition education both in the classroom, by making links with the curriculum and by creating a supportive whole school environment.
THE ROTTEN APPLE SYNDROME
As parents, we are only too familiar with the rotten apple or worse the mouldy orange that hides at the bottom of the school bag waiting to be discovered at the end of term.
Diligently we send our little darlings off to school every day with a piece of fruit only to be discouraged when it comes home again, a little bruised and battered. Ever hopeful we do the same thing day after day. This is what Einstein defined as insanity:
“Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!”
Many parents have been saved from this dreadful fate by the innovative Crunch&Sip program.
Helen Marshall, mother of Molly (7 years) said “I know that Molly will be eating at least one piece of fruit thanks to Crunch&Sip. The fruit always gets eaten. It never comes home again in her lunchbox.”
The Crunch&Sip break is not only a time to introduce children to fresh fruit and vegies it is also an opportunity to encourage the habit of drinking water. Research indicates that children rarely drink enough water and often forget to drink unless reminded.
Please don’t forget to pack Crunch&Sip in the school bag every day.
Easy-to-eat seasonal fruit such as a small apple, a container with hulled strawberries, a mandarin or banana
Vegetables such as carrot or celery sticks, capsicum, cherry tomatoes or snow peas etc
A clean, water bottle filled with plain water
All other foods are not permitted including:
◦ Fruit juice or fruit juice drink
◦ Fruit cordial or mineral waters
◦ Vegetable juices
Week 2, Term 3
Thursday 31st July – Interschool Cross Country Years 4-6 at Tomato Lake, all are welcome. The carnival will begin at 9.45am and conclude by 12.15pm. The Year 4 Girls will run first starting at approximately 10am.
St Emilie’s P&F School Disco!
Friday 8th August, in the School Hall
Come dressed up as your favourite rock star or famous person/character – celebrity, scientist, sportsperson, singer, movie star!
1.Only children enrolled at St Emilie’s may purchase tickets & attend the disco.
2.Drop off & pick up is encouraged. Students will be well supervised by staff and P&F parents.
3. Only those parents who have replied to volunteer to supervise or assist on the stalls are permitted in the hall during the discos. (There is simply not enough room for parents and children).
4. Tickets can be pre-purchased by filling in the form above. Please place form in sealed envelope with correct money, labelled “Disco”, and return by Thursday 7th August. Tickets will be sent home with the child listed on this form during the week of August 4th – 8th.
5. Tickets will also be for sale by Year 6 students outside the library during lunch times the week of August 4th – 8th. Please give this completed form to your child along with the correct money for purchasing their tickets.
6. There will be cold drinks & snack foods available for purchase from 4.30pm till 8pm. (Students can also bring a water bottle clearly marked with their name into the disco). Drinks and food are not permitted in the hall – these will need to be consumed in the lesser hall.
7. A novelty stall will be open from 4.30pm in the lesser hall meeting room area to purchase glow in the dark novelties & other fun accessories.
Children may or may not wish to purchase any of the following items:
$1.50 for drinks
$0.50 – $2.00 for snack items ( chocolate bars,chips, jelly cups, fruit kebabs)
$1.00-$3.00 for novelty items ( assorted)
Looking forward to a great night
The P&F Committee
While our Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus is actually LOVE for these first 5 weeks of Term 3, given that we are still learning how to program the sign (hence the numerous false starts!) we felt that a few thoughts about PATIENCE might also be helpful for us all 🙂 Life is way too short to sweat the small stuff – we will get there ( amidst the myriad of other new learnings we are involved in each day) and encouragement goes a long way to making things a success…
Thanks to all those parents who continue to support, proactively help, maintain a sense of humour and a positive ‘glass half full’ attitude to life, to school and especially to the little hiccups along the way! You really are awesome!
Week 1, Term 3
Friday 25th July 2014 @ St Emilie’s. Year 4 to 6 from 1.30pm to 3pm. All are welcome.
School resumes for Term 3 2014 on Monday 21st July.
A big thank you to all the parents and children who met up with me on a Friday morning this term to work on our veggie garden project. This project will be on-going next term. I am currently putting together a new roster so if any parents would like to be included on the roster for next term please get a message to me via email, note or phone message ideally before the end of this term so you can be included. Children are welcome too! The roster will come out early next term. We meet at the veggie gardens at 8am on the Friday mornings that we have an assembly.
Science Learning Area Coordinator
Lightning Carnival Outline – Maida Vale Reserve, Kalamunda.
9.00am-9.30am Arrival of schools to venues.
9:30am – 9:40am Warm-up
9:45 – 9:50 Opening and Prayer
9.50am -10.30am Round 1
10.30am- 11.10am Round 2
11.10am- 11.30am MORNING TEA
11.30am – 12.05pm Round 3
12.10pm-12.45pm Round 4
1.15pm-1.50pm Round 5
1.50pm – 2:00pm – Tent Clean up
2.00pm PRESENTATIONS (held at individual grounds).