Around Antonio Our School Values ERRIC Empathy Responsibility Resilience Independence Confidence For your Diary See our website for more 13 December 2018 Issue 40 we would love to see you! We’re looking forward to a cuppa and a cake to celebrate the wonderful year that our parent helpers have contributed to in so many ways around the school. Have a great weekend. Richard and Annette ERRIC Awards Congratulations to everyone celebrating a birthday this week. Thursday 13 December APPS Christmas Carols Monday 17 December Meet the teacher Foundation—Gr 6 Tuesday 18 December Grade 3/4 MCG Excursion Tuesday 18 December Grade 6 Graduation Thursday 20 December Grade5/6 BBQ Friday 21 December Last Day 1.30pm finish Tuesday 29 January Teachers Commence Wednesday 30 January Students Gr1-6 Commence Wednesday 6 February Foundation students 9am-1.30pm Thursday 7 February Foundation students 9am-3.30pm Wednesday 13 February House Swimming Dear Antonio Park Families, Cancellation of Carols Concert Unfortunately, due to the wet weather, we have had to can- cel our APPS Christmas Carols night that was scheduled for tonight.
This is a real shame as it is such a wonderful community event each year. To ensure we give our stu- dents their chance to perform the songs they have been practicing, we will be running the full concert tomorrow (Friday) morning from 9:15am. Parents are most welcome to attend.
Last Day Arrangements Well, we’re almost at the end of the year! We hope every- one is getting their Xmas hats ready and their presents under the tree!! Here is the timetable for Friday 21st Decem- ber, the last day of school: 9.00-11.30 Class time 11.30-12.10 Extended Recess 12.10-12.25 Final time in classes 12.30-1.20 Last Day Assembly-Grade 6 farewell celebrations 1.20-1.30 Teachers take students back to class room to be dismissed at 1.30pm Please remember school finishes at 1.30pm on Friday, 21st December.
Thankyou Margit Next week we say goodbye to another member of the APPS family.
Margit has been our Library technician for 7 years and she is finishing her role at the end of the year. Margit has been working away quietly, doing a fantastic job of keeping our library looking neat and tidy, cataloguing, repairing, shelving, doing displays and helping organize Book Club. This week she and Ashlea French did a com- plete stocktake of our books so that our computerized rec- ords are the most accurate they can be. We thank Margit for everything she has done for our library and our school and we wish her all the best for her future endeavors. Foundation Information Night We’ve really enjoyed getting to know our new Foundation students over the last few weeks at their transition ses- sions.
Last night it was the parents turn at our 2019 Foun- dation Information Night. 2019 Foundation parents met their child’s teacher for next year, as well as our new Assis- tant Principal, Carly Jones. What an exciting time for par- ents and students, as a new adventure at school begins in 2019!
Parent Helper Morning Tea We will be holding a Parent Helpers’ Morning Tea tomorrow, December 14th from 11.30- 12.00 in the school hall to thank our wonder- ful helpers for all of their amazing work around the school this year. If you have helped out at school this year in any capacity Principal Richard Lambert Assistant Principal Annette Hayes 631-639 Whitehorse Rd Mitcham 3132 Ph 9874 4371 Fax 9873 5505 E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site : www.antoniops.vic.edu.au Office News Due to end of year procedures, we advise that the office is not able to accept cash payments on the last day of the year, Friday 21st December.
Payments by Eftpos and credit card are still welcome.
Parent Helpers’ MorningTea We will be holding a Parent Helpers’ Morning Tea tomorrow, Friday, December 14th from 11.30-12.00 in the School Hall to thank our wonderful helpers for all of their amazing work around the school this year. If you have helped out at school this year in any capacity we would love to see you! We’re looking for- ward to a cuppa and a cake to celebrate the wonderful year that our parent helpers have contributed to in so many ways around the school. Library News Wow, what an exciting year we have had in the library in 2018! A big thank you to Zelema Levy, Sue Osborn and Anne Hammond who have done a brilliant job volunteering their time to contact new books all year for APPS.
We would also like to thank Dallas Boulton for volunteering her mornings once a week to shelve, read and help to keep the library tidy.
We have also been so lucky to have the wonderful Henry and Asher lead the library this year and they have done such a magnificent job in their duties as library captains. Thank you! And last but not least, a big thank you to Margit Tully for all of her hard work and efforts over the last few years as our library technician. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Margit. Your enthusiasm has been amazing and we love the positive changes that you have made to our library! We will certainly miss your smiley face around the school.
As we prepare for the start of the Summer holidays, the library team completed a stock take on all items in our catalogue this week.
We ask that all children please look far and wide for any APPS library books that may be around your homes. Please return them to the trolley situat- ed in the corridor in front of the library ASAP! Many thanks and happy reading over the holidays! Ms French and the library team Citizenship Award—Asher L
Lost Property The pile of unnamed clothes is building up in Lost Property (located in the cupboard near the library). Please check for any of your child’s lost school or casual clothing as soon as possible, as we will soon be donating unclaimed items to our school second hand uniform shop. Now that the warmer weather is here, students are taking off jackets and jumpers and forgetting to go and collect them. Please remember that named items can be easily returned to your child. Thank you. Christmas Post Our Christmas Post has once again been a very exciting time of year and sadly comes to an end tomorrow.
The JSCs have been extremely busy over the past two weeks sorting through all the Christmas cards and then delivering them to each grade. They have been wonderful helpers and we have all been very excited waiting for their arrival each day to hear... “It’s Antonio Park Christmas Post Special Delivery” Thank you to both Semester One and Two JSCs for all your wonderful help throughout the year! Danielle & Jana Holiday Free Dress Day Thanks to everyone who came dressed up last Friday for our free dress day. It was great to see everyone dressed up in their favour- ite holiday get up! We raised $422.70 for the Sate Schools’ Relief Fund.
News from the Indonesian room. As many of you know the Indonesian language program has an exciting addition in 2019. We will welcoming a new language assistant, Henna Marini. Henna is a native speaker from Indonesia and she will be supporting the delivery of lan- guage and cultural studies across our school in Terms 1 and 4. A big thank-you to those families that expressed an interest in hosting Henna within their homes during her stay. We would like to congratulate our successful candidates the Gaskill family.
Everything is now in place and we are eagerly awaiting Henna’s arrival in late January 2019.
Henna is looking to borrow a bike for the duration of her stay. If you have a spare set of wheels in working order please contact Emily Rose (email@example.com). What’s Happening in Indonesian?
Tuesday January 29 Teachers Resume Wednesday January 30 First Day of School Year 1– 6 Foundation Individual Assessments – You will be given an assessment time by your child’s teacher. Thursday January 31 Foundation Individual Assessments – You will be given an assessment time by your child’s teacher. Friday February 1 Foundation Individual Assessments – You will be given an assessment time by your child’s teacher. Monday February 4 Foundation Individual Assessments – You will be given an assessment time by your child’s teacher.
Tuesday February 5 Foundation Individual Assessments – You will be given an assessment time by your child’s teacher.
Wednesday February 6 All Foundation students - First day of school 9.00am – 1.30pm Thursday February 7 – remainder of term All Foundation students 9.00am – 3.30pm 2019 Back to School Dates Term 1 30th January to 5th April –2.30pm Term 2 23rd April to 28th June –2.30pm Term 3 15th July to 20 September –2.30pm Term 4 7th October to 20th December–1.30pm
COMMUNITY NOTICES Ringwood Church of Christ is holding their ‘Community Carols’ on Sunday 16th December 5.30-7.30pm, 13 Bedford Rd, Ringwood. Box Hill Community Arts Centre School Holiday and Semester 1 2019 program is available for bookings Ph 9895 8888 or visit www.bhac.com.au Easter Raptors Rugby League Club registration day Sunday 9th December, boys and girls 4-18years. Colchester Reserve 11.30am-1pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org When people are experiencing crisis, food is often the last priority. By donating food through Food for Families, you’re showing them that someone cares.
Sadly, with the cost of living in Melbourne rising and availability of affordable housing at an all-time low, the demand for food relief across Melbourne continues to increase. Unexpected bills are now the top reason for food insecurity in Australia. That’s why we need to collect even more food than ever before, to ensure we can help every single person that comes to us for support.
When you give to Food for Families, you are providing comfort to people experiencing hardship. Once people are supported with their immediate needs, we can then focus on empowering them for brighter days ahead. During week 9 and 10 we are asking that the APPS community donates to this wonderful organisation. Each grade will have a Food for Families box for their classroom and we would love to see them full of non- perishable food items and toiletries. Some examples of items to donate include: There will be prizes for the grade who donates the most items. Donations will end on Friday the 14th of December.
ERRIC AWARD FD Tsharna demonstrating confidence in PMP. You have great body awareness and coordination while doing the obstacle course activity. You’re a super star! 1/2A Clodagh You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of confidence. You have shown this by the way you use the Chromebooks, especially to access assignments in Google Classroom and when researching on the inter- net. 1/2K Zach You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of INDEPENDENCE. You have shown this by working hard to complete all tasks to the best of your ability. You come up with clever ideas and ways to solve problems by yourself.
You can be extremely proud of all you have achieved.
3/4M Zalman You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of Independence. You have shown this by being a hard worker who gets to task independently and has a great work ethic! Top working! 3/4R Emma Lewis You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of Independence. You have shown this by reading with fluency and expression. You are able to engage an audience in every text you read! Well done! You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of confidence. You have shown this by always being a good friend to all, your personality is infectious, you’re a great friend in our class! 3/4W Lucas J Lochie You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of Responsibility.
You have shown this by working cooperatively with your group while working on your Inquiry Project. I can’t wait to see the final product! You have demonstrated the ERRIC value of Independence. You have shown this by remaining focussed during our independent writing sessions. I’m looking forward to seeing your final piece!