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eNewsletter 24/05/2018

24/05/2018

​STUDENT ABSENCE LINE

3259 9366- Please call by 9.15am

P&C MEETINGS

Third Wednesday each month

TUCKSHOP THURSDAYS

Please go to our front page and follow the tuckshop link to order.

KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE

Please use the 2 minute zone correctly
1. Collect children from the top of the line
2. Keep moving- no kid- do a lap
3. Do not obstruct the zebra crossing
4. Never double park

PARKING VOLUNTEER ROSTER

Term 2 Suncorp Stadium Events
Please check your class event
Date -School Gate -Kick Off -Class
Not sure what to do and would like to volunteer?
Contact: Rob Ashby 0409 649 308 rashby@westpac.com.au
Or Chris McCabe 0428 357 860 chrismccabe1@bigpond.com

​Term 2 Week 6 

UPCOMING DATES

25 May  2/3G 2/3L Nudgee Beach Excursion
25 May  Gala Sports Day
29 May  4/5D 4/5F Nudgee Beach Excursion
29 May  ICAS - Science
30 May  School Photos
30 May  ICAS - Science 4/5D 4/5F catch up
01 June Gala Sports Day

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 
Dear Families and Friends,
 
Behaviour Focus
Protect Gardens - This behaviour rule is about Respect for Place. Small things matter – take care of our gardens.
Mind Up Focus 
Gratitude - Gratitude is being thankful for things and being able to show kindness to others in return. It is about saying ‘thanks’.
 
The cooler weather has certainly hit us, even if it is just in the mornings – the days are just beautiful at the moment! And of course cooler weather means jumpers. A sense of pride and belonging comes from wearing the school uniform and as we are a uniform school I would encourage all families to please ensure that your child or children are wearing the appropriate school jumper or a plain navy jumper.
Report Cards Four times per year teachers report formally on student’s progress via parent/teacher interviews and written report cards. Written reports are provided at the end of each semester (Term 2 and 4) and parent/teacher interviews are offered towards the end of Terms 1 and 3. This semester report cards will be sent home in week 11 via students. Teachers are currently finalising assessment so they can finish their report cards. School attendance for students is vital during this time. 
REPORT CARDS
We will be investigating sending report cards home electronically. This helps to significantly reduce the amount of paper usage in the school and our environmental footprint. With this in mind parents will need to ensure that your family's contact details are correct.  The email addresses on file are currently being used for our ptfamilies@petrieterracess.eq.edu.au distribution list so if you are not receiving these emails please update your details with the school.
Remember that you can book a mutually agreeable time to have a discussion with your child’s teacher at any stage of the year, not just during parent/teacher interviews.
2019 PREP ENROLMENTS
It is that time of year again! We have commenced accepting enrolment forms for all “in catchment” enrolments for Prep in 2019 – please note that this includes any siblings of current students already attending Petrie Terrace. If you or someone you know, have a child due to start Prep in 2019, please contact the office to ensure the child’s name is on our database. Children are eligible for Prep in 2019 if they are born between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014. This database will also be used to provide parents and carers with information about Prep in 2019, orientation sessions and activities, and when we will commence confirming our enrolments.

RESEARCH STUDY ON EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK
Petrie Terrace State School has agreed to participate in a research study on feedback.  Effective feedback has been found to have one of the greatest impacts upon student learning.   Researchers from the University of Queensland have recently presented a Feedback Information session with our teaching staff. The researchers will collect student samples of work from our year 4 and 5 students in semester 2 this year.   All of the student work samples will be de-identified, with no student, teacher or our school name being used. Students will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about the types of feedback that they find most helpful to learning.  Information letters and consent forms will be sent to parents and students of Year 4 and 5 prior to the study commencing.  As feedback is a focus area for our school, we are committed to supporting this research.
 
Have a wonderful week,
 
Regards,
Sandy
 
SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME
Yesterday our whole school participated in the annual Simultaneous StoryTime reading. This is a national event held each year to encourage reading and foster a love of books. This years’ story, “Hickory Dickory Dash” by Tom Wilson and Laura Wood was read and performed for the students by some of our Teachers and also featured a cameo role for our Principal! Special thanks to Mrs Power for her excellent costume choices and set design! The children were enthralled with the adventures of the cat and mouse tale!

8 WORD SENTENCE

The crumbs are for the black cat today.  Prep R
She gave her mum attitude about doing homework. 4/5 F

BEE AWARDS

Alice  Prep E
Yente  4/5 F

 
SCHOOL PHOTOS
School photos will be held next week on Wednesday 30th May, photo envelopes will be distributed Monday 28th May.
 
BAHA'I CLASS
Natasha is unable to run our Baha'i classes for the next 2 weeks. Baha'i will resume on Wednesday 30th May.
 
SPORTING SCHOOLS
Sporting schools will commmence on Monday 28th May and Thursday 31st May.
Monday sports will be AFL and Thursday sports will be Golf with sessions running from 3.15 -4.15pm. Consent forms are avaiable from the office, reminder to parents that these sessions fill up fast and spots are allocated on a first in bases.

P&C NEWS

 
NEXT P&C MEETING - Wednesday 20th June 
A responsible adult from Jabiru is always present in the adjoining room for children wishing to watch a movie while the meeting takes place.
 
PARKING VOLUNTEER ROSTER: Please help us raise funds for our school by helping with our carparking for the following games:  Your job will be to collect $20 per car.  
• Reds V Highlanders Saturday 26th May 6:30 – 7:45pm
• Reds V Waratahs Saturday 2nd June 6:00 – 7:45pm
• Wallabies V Ireland Saturday 9th June 6:00 – 7:45pm
* Broncos V Raiders Saturday 30th June 5:30 – 7:45pm 
 Register on www.volunteersignup.org/3ETQJ 
Not sure what to do and would like to volunteer?  Contact Chris McCabe 0428 357 860 chrismccabe1@bigpond.com 
 
HAPPY NATIONAL P&C DAY! Friday 25th May 
We’d love to celebrate with you after assembly tomorrow.     
 
150TH CELEBRATIONS
Organisation is well underway; if you have something you would like to contribute to this special celebration, please contact Jess McVeigh at the school. 
 
SCHOOL BANKING
Calling for volunteers – we need your help!Calling for volunteers – we need your help!


Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running we need your help.  
 
The program requires a volunteer School Banking Co-ordinator to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week and the Commonwealth Bank will provide support in how to run the program. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising. 
 
Currently, School Banking day is Friday. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please contact the office.
Enhance the School Banking experience with the CommBank Youth app 
The CommBank Youth app provides a hands-on experience, teaching your child to earn, save and spend their money responsibly. With the CommBank Youth app, your child can:
* Check the balance of their Youthsaver account
* View School Banking deposits in their transaction history 
* Track the number of Dollarmites tokens they collect
* Set up savings goals and track progress
* Create a list of chores/jobs they can do to earn pocket money.
Get Started:
1. Download the CommBank Youth app on any iOS 9+ device.
2. Your child can securely log on to the CommBank Youth app using their NetBank client number. If your child hasn’t got a NetBank client number, you can set this up by visiting your nearest CommBank branch with your driver licence and child's birth certificate.
 

COMMUNITY NEWS  

 
KIDS YOGA- now at Petrie Terrace State School
Thursday @ 1st break - 11am - 11.30
Bumbletown Hall
Grades 3-6
First week free!!
For more information contact amy@yogaseeds.com.au (Mum to Charlie Grade 6, Elkie Grade 3)
 
YOGA for PTSS Parents!
Wednesday mornings 9-10am in the
PTSS school hall.
$15 per class. Mats provided.  Everyone welcome!!
For more info contact amy@yogaseeds.com.au
 
JUGGLER Vs GRAVITY
Help! The Professor has crash landed on Earth! He needs your help to fix his ship. It'll take a lot of juggling, comedy and audience participation to patch things up and send him on his way. Are you ready? 
 
WARNING: Serious fun involved. Adults must be under child supervision at all times.
 
"A fun, screen-free school holiday outing that will get kids excited about science and physical activity!"
 
12:00 Sat July 7
The Sideshow - West End
349 Montague Rd, West End
Tix: $10pp at the door or sideshowhub.com.au
For more info search Juggler Vs Gravity on Facebook

 
WATER POLO