Cowra Public School
Term 1 Week 2
8 February 2018
SAVE THE DATE FEBRUARY 7&8 8 9 13
Bus Safety Talks Parent Information Night Infants Assembly - 11.30am Primary Assembly - 12.15pm Swimming Carnival
P&C Meeting - 6pm District Swimming Carnival Boorowa
Whole School Assembly - 11.30
Book Club closes
Clean-up Australia day
School Photos-CHANGE OF DATE
Infants Assembly - 11.30am Primary Assembly - 12.15pm
P&C Meeting - 6pm Western Region Swimming
Festival Of International
23 24 29
Whole School Assembly - 11.30 Book Club Closes Forensic Science Workshop
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
TONIGHT Thursday 8 February Kinder/Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
5 - 5.45pm Infants Open Space 5.45 - 6.30pm Stage 2 Open Space 6.30 - 7.15pm Miss Noble’s Classroom
CONTACTING THE SCHOOL Administration Office Hours:
8.30am - 3.30pm
School commences at 9.10am School finishes at 3.15pm
The first full week back at school has been a busy one! This week our Wiradjuri language lessons started up again for the year and we welcome back Aunty Esther, who will be teaching language with Mr Murray every Tuesday. Mrs Wright has met with all our interested Band students, the school choir is up and running again and Mr Vogel’s STEM classes have been full steam ahead! It is wonderful to see in every classroom, such happy, respectful students who are highly engaged and ‘on task’ with their learning! On Wednesday and Thursday we welcomed Don Collins from Cowra Bus, Janine Finlayson from Cowra PCYC and Vanessa Browne from NRMA, who presented our annual Bus Safety talks to all classes across the school. Each class was invited to hop on one of the Cowra Bus coaches and students listened to some important information and tips about how to keep themselves and others safe. A large number of our students regularly catch the bus to and from school, and it is important that we regularly review these safety measures. Thank you to Cowra Bus, PCYC and NRMA for their continued care and support of all our CPS kids! Tonight we will be holding a Parent Information Evening at the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents to come along and meet their child’s teachers and find out some general information about how classes are organised, homework expectations, upcoming events and general school routines. The timetable for this evening is as follows; 4:30pm-5:00pm – Mrs Haskew’s class - please meet in Budyabudya classroom ( upstairs primary building) 5:00pm-5:45pm – Kindergarten and Stage One – please meet in the Infants Open Space 5:45pm-6:30pm – Stage Two – please meet in the Stage 2 Open Space (downstairs primary building) 6:30pm-7:15pm – Stage Three – please meet in Wilay 3 Classroom (upstairs primary building) ** Mrs Hopkins will be meeting individually with her parents at their organised times. We look forward to seeing everyone at school tonight. Preparations are well underway for our school Swimming Carnival which will be held next Tuesday 13th February at the Cowra Aquatic Centre. Miss Dunk and Mrs Duncan have been working hard to get everything ready to go for what is sure to be a fun-filled day at the pool! Permission notes were sent home last week and all students are getting into the spirit with House war cries being heard across the school. Parents are encouraged to come along and be part of the day and rumour has it, the CPS Staff Relay team have been doing some early morning training sessions in readiness to take on the parents in the Teachers vs Parents relay! Tomorrow we will be holding our first assemblies for the Term. Our new assembly times are: Infants – 11:30am-12:15pm and Primary – 12:15pm – 1:00pm and these will be held on Friday in Week 2, 6 and 10. Whole school assemblies will also be held on Fridays in Week 4 and Week 8 and these will run from 11:30-12:30pm. The change in day and times has been necessary in order to accommodate our new STEM program. Hope to see you there! Have a great week… Jenny Lewis Principal Mail: Phone:
PO Box 285, Cowra 6342 2400
School Counsellor 6341 3078 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.cowra-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
DEPT.HEALTH DENTAL CLINIC: 1300 552 208
Due to our new STEM time table, there will be a change to our School Assembly day and times for 2018.
The Commonwealth Bank School Banking will commence on Thursday February 8 February. Mrs Taylor will be the new banking co-ordinator. Tokens are no longer issued, all rewards are now tallied electronically. When your child is eligible for a reward they will receive a slip in their banking book.
Friday - Week 2, 6, 10 Infants Assembly 11.30 -12.15pm Primary Assembly 12.15 -1.00pm
Friday - Week 4, 8 Combined Assembly 11.30 –12.30pm Hope To See You There!!
SCHOOL PHOTGRAPHS - CHANGE OF DATE School Photographs will be taken on Thursday 8 March (Week 6) The Photographs will be done in classes, and the students are asked to wear full summer uniform on the day. If you do not wish to have your child included in their class photo, please contact the school.
SWIMMING CARNIVAL Date:
Tuesday, 13th February – Week 3
9.10 - Students will come to school in the morning then walk down.
Cowra Aquatic Centre, Taragala St, Cowra
Teachers will walk students to and from the pool for buses in the afternoon.
Swimmers, House Colours
$2 or Pool Season Ticket
Staff attending with CPR:
All primary staff
What to Bring:
Hat, sunscreen, water, food. Pool canteen will also be in operation.
BOOK CLUB ~~~CLOSES~~~ Friday 24th February
All book club orders are online only
COLES - SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS 2018 COLLECT FROM 7TH FEBRUARY - 11TH MAY 2018 COLLECT YOUR SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS VOUCHERS WHEN YOU SHOP AT COLES AND PLACE IN BOX IN STORE OR THE FRONT OFFICE. THE MORE WE COLLECT THE MORE SPORTS EQUIPMENT WE CAN PURCHASE!!
EMAILING OF NEWSLETTER The Cowra Public School newsletter is available via email and can be seen on the Cowra Public School “Web” page each week. Go online and have a look http://www.cowra-p.schools.nsw.edu.au To be included on the email list please complete the form below and return to the office. I would like to receive the School Newsletter by email each week. Name __________________________________________________________ Child’s Name _________________________________________________
Email Address ___________________________________________________________________________________
ANZ Tennis Hotshots for term 1 will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Lessons commence from 10th February. The cost per term is $125 (8 lessons) Cardio tennis recommences on Saturday 10th February at 8am. Cardio is a tennis based fitness program open to all ages, abilities and fitness levels and you donâ€™t need to have played tennis before. Cardio tennis is $15 per session. To enrol for hotshots or cardio or more information contact Helen Garratt on 0407139164, or email email@example.com
COWRA TENNIS CLUB NIGHT COMP 2018 Commencing Wednesday 14th February 6.30pm
Social and grading nights will be held Wednesday 31st January and 7th February 4 players per team
If you are unable to organise a full team put your part team entry in and we will do our best to find the extra players for you. Teams are usually 2 men and 2 ladies but this is a very flexible rule.
$8 per week $6 juniors Enquiries and entries to Helen Garratt 0407139164 firstname.lastname@example.org Or Cindy Fuhlbohm 0414702502
$100 Active Kids Sports Voucher
The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued. To use the voucher, give your voucher details to an approved Active Kids Provider. The program runs year-round, so kids can get active at any time! For more in formation go to the below website
Cowra Public School
~ PLEASE NOTE: NO CREDIT FACILITIES EXIST ~ Prices effective from Monday 14 August 2017 and subject to change RECESS PURCHASES are
made directly from the canteen during the recess break
ALL LUNCH ORDERS MUST BE WRITTEN ON A PAPER BAG AND HANDED IN AT THE CANTEEN BETWEEN 8.45 AND 9.10 A.M.
***PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE CHARGED 0.20 IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LUNCH BAG***
SNACKS (Recess & Lunch)
SANDWICHES, ROLLS & WRAPS (please specify wholemeal or white)
Carrot Stick 1/4 Orange Celery Cheese Slinky Apples
.05 .10 .20 .20 .60
Baked Beans Spaghetti Vegemite
2.30 2.30 2.00
Ham Tomato Egg
3.70 2.20 3.00
Cheese Chicken (fresh) Chicken & Salad Fish & Salad
2.50 3.70 4.50 5.00
Ham & Salad sandwich Salad (no meat) sandwich Salad Bowl Salad Bowl with meat (chicken
4.50 3.80 5.00 5.50
Cheese & Crackers (large) Cheese & Crackers (small)
Chicken or Ham salad wrap
To have additional sandwich fillings, add 10cents to the basic sandwich price for each additional filling. Extras include tomato sauce, mayonnaise and having the sandwich toasted. Bread rolls & wraps cost .30 cents extra.
HOT FOOD Spaghetti Bolognaise Lasagne Fish & Salad Chicken Nuggets ( max. 6) Small Pies Large Pies Sausage Rolls Pizza Singles (lunch only) Gluten Free Sausage Rolls Gluten Free Large Pies Extras Tomato, BBQ, Sweet & Sour Sauces (limit2)
4.50 4.50 5.00 .60 each 2.50 3.70 3.20 2.40 3.20 3.50 .50 each
DRINKS Water (large)
Flavoured Milk (Strawberry & Chocolate) Up & Go
SNACKS (Recess Only) Custard Cup Jelly Cup Fruit Cup Fresh Popcorn Pizza Muffin
.50 .50 1.00 1.00 1.00
ICE BLOCKS & ICE CREAMS Quelch Sticks Mini Callippo Lemonade Ice Twist Frozen Juice
0.70 1.20 1.70 1.00
Vanilla Ice Cream Slushies ** Please note that ice creams are available at lunch only.