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EPSOM PALM PRESS This is a ―YOU CAN DO IT‖ school EPSOM PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER TERM 3 WEEK 2(22)– 26/07/12 Phone Number: 03 5448 4318 Email:

School Fax Number: 03 5448 3334 Website:

Dear Parents, Last Friday the Year 6 student leaders went with Mrs Davey and myself to the Weeroona College student led assembly. This was a valuable experience and gave our children additional ideas for our Monday morning assemblies. Don’t forget to come along on Monday and see our school captains conduct assembly. Congratulations to Mrs Davey on a successful submission to Bendigo & District Community Enterprise for a grant to beautify the chook shed wall. The grant was for $700 and when the weather picks up a local artist will be in to paint a mural. Well done! Congratulations also to our footy team who participated in the footy carnival at Junortoun yesterday. The boys behaved in a very sporting manner and displayed a lot of resilience. Good on you! Thank you to Gill Davey for taking them and Tristan Pocock for coaching the team. Good luck to the Netball team who are competing today. They are being coached by Bridget Chambers and supervised by Jan Brunswick. We hope you had a great day. Kerry McGuffie

CHOOK SCRAPS Remember to save your scraps from home for the chooks.

HEADLICE Yesterday we had another head lice check and we would appreciate it if all parents could continue to check their children’s heads diligently and treat if necessary. We appreciate that headlice is not easy to control and regular checking and follow up treatment is essential.

WOOD RAFFLE Only a few days until the wood raffle is drawn—at Assembly on MONDAY. More tickets are available from the Office. Sell some to your family and friends, only 50c a ticket or $5 a book.

GROUNDS ROSTER Today I will be sending keys home to the Cullen, Currie and Dangerfield families. Thank you for helping keep our school grounds tidy. Next week’s keys will go home to the D’Arcy, Davey and Dennis families.

UPDATING STUDENT INFORMATION If you have changed you mobile phone, address, emergency contacts or any other family details, please notify the Office. ENROLMENT FORMS FOR 2013 Please get your forms to the Office BREAKFAST AS USUAL TOMORROW SEE YOU AT 8.15 AM

Jasmine, Hamish, Brooke, Dekoda, Ryan C, Caleb W., Charlotte, Chloe, Stevie-Lee, Asher, Niklesh, Caitlin, jack, Blake, Krystale, Austin, Sean, Riley.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR (subject to change) EVERY WEEK Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays


TERM 3 WEEK 3 Mon 30th July

Wood Raffle drawn—More tickets available from the Office

Wed 1st Aug Fri 3rd Aug Fri 3rd Aug

Fundraising meeting @ 2.30pm Whole School Gym Program Jeans for Genes Day Grades 5/6 Excursion to Melbourne

WEEK 4 Thur 9th Aug ?? Aug. Sun Aug 12th

Whole School Gym Program Division Golf Grades 5/6 (Date not confirmed) Woolworths Earn and Learn Closes

WEEK 5 Thur 16th Aug

Whole School Gym Program

Thur 2nd Aug.

WEEK 6 Mon Aug 20th Thur Aug 23rd Thur Aug 23rd

BOOK WEEK Mon 20th—24th Aug School Council Meeting @ 6pm The Great Book Swap (more information to follow) Last Gym Session

WEEK 7 WEEK 8 ???? Sept Tues 4th Sept

Walkathon—date to be organised Whole school Incursion—Owls Apprentice

WEEK 9 Wed 12th Sept

School Cluster Athletics (10,11,12 Years)

WEEK 10 Mon 17th Sept Tues 18th Sept Friday 21st Sept Friday 21st Sep

School Council Meeting @ 6pm Aussie Spectacular—Whole school production Junior School Football match Last day of Term 3


Mon 8th Oct

Mon 15th Oct

Division/Region Athletics 10,11,12 Years

First day of Term 4

(if they qualify from school cluster aths.)

Mon 15th Oct Mon-Wed 15th-17th Oct Mon-Wed 22nd-24th Oct Wed 31st Oct Tues 13th—Wed 14th Nov Mon 19th Nov

School Council Meeting @ 6pm Whole School Swimming Program Whole School Swimming Program (6 sessions) Bendigo Cup Day—Public Holiday Grade 3/4 Camp to Billabong Ranch School Council Meeting @ 6pm

Wed 21st —Fri 23 Nov Mon 3rd Dec Fri 21st Dec

Grade 5/6 Camp—Valley Homestead Curriculum Day—No students required Last day of Term 4

COMMUNITY NEWS Our school noticeboard is regularly updated with information regarding community events-Please check.

eSMART cybersafety

BENDIGO COMMUNITY COAT DRIVE How many coats do we have in the wardrobe that don’t fit, are last season or perhaps just not your style anymore? Those extra coats, jackets and blankets that you have just lying around your home could be a big help to someone cold…...unwanted or unused winter coats, sweaters, jackets and blankets can be donated. Jessica A., Grade 3/4, has asked for anybody EPSOM APPS & TWITTER who has winter things to donate to this cause, Our Epsom app is now available for iPhones and An- please drop them into the Office at school and she droid phones. Check the iTunes store for Epsom PS. will collect them daily and drop them off to the One of the best things about the app is the twitter feed collection point. as we are able to send messages via twitter about current Thank you events, reminders and news in the school without you even joining twitter. If you already use twitter follow FUNDRAISING EVENTS @epsomps to get the latest news. There will be a fundraising meeting next Wednesday at 2.30 in the Staffroom. Please GRADE 5/6 MAJOR EXCURSION The excursion to Melbourne to the National Sports Mu- come along and help out. “Many hands make light work.” seum and Melbourne Cricket Ground is next Friday, Toddlers are welcome. August 3rd. Thank you to the students who have returned their WOOLWORTHS STICKERS— forms and a reminder to remaining students that perKeep them coming! This promotion finishes on mission forms need to be returned to school ASAP. August 12th. Payment for the excursion needs to be sent to the Office. COLES VOUCHERS Kellie Parsons / Jan Brunswick 5/6 Class Teachers Coles Voucher Collection box at Office. To gain the accreditation we need to establish an eSmart group consisting of teachers, parents, community members, sporting groups and students. So if you are interested in being a part of this group please log onto and use code 87WNE. Leave your name so we can establish the eSmart Group. We will all be learning together to ensure our students remain safe when online. Meetings are to be organised at a time that suits everyone. Please consider joining this group.

Educational Maintenance Allowance – Second Instalment Parents who were paid the first instalment of the EMA through this school will not be required to complete an application for the second instalment. If you did not apply for the first instalment but are now eligible to apply for the second instalment, or you made the first application at another school, you need to do the following: Collect an application form from the office, complete all details and return it before 3rd August 2012. No late applications can be accepted. Bring your valid Healthcare Card to the office so a copy can be made. NEW UNIFORMS AVAILABLE 2 x Size 6 tracksuit pants @ $10 each Great value!! 2 x Size 6 t-shirts @ $10.50 each 1 x Size 10 dress

PAULS COLLECT A CAP still being collected. OLD MOBILE PHONES Collection box at Office CAMP INFORMATION In term 4 the Grade 3/4’s will attend an overnight camp to Billabong Ranch in Echuca. Initial pricing for this camp is $120. Payments can be made towards this camp now. The 5/6’s will be heading to Valley Homestead, Ovens, for a 2 night camp. The cost has not been finalised as yet but it will be over $180. I am waiting for quotes from the bus company. Payments can be made towards the camp from now. Statements were sent home last week and the camp and swimming costs have not yet been added. The Junior school will also have an excursion this term. Date and costs are yet to be finalised. It is possible to make weekly payments towards your outstanding amounts.


FOOTBALL CARNIVAL Yesterday the Epsom footy team competed in the footy carnival at Catholic College Bendigo. The conditions were perfect for footy. We shared the bus with Huntly and we were allowed to bring money for the canteen. Our first opponents were Quarry Hill; we lost to them by 3 points. Our stars were Dan, Liam, Josh, Seeton and Keelan. We won 5 out of 6 games and we were happy and we expected to be in the finals but St Peters took our points from us because we had too many players on the field for a short time. We would like to thank Mr Pocock and Mrs Davey for coaching and helping out; we would also like to thank Ken Bell for taking the tent for us. By Keelan, Dylan and Dan.

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