481 days ago

Almost time to get back into the swing of things

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Well, Te Mata families. We only have 3 full days left before all the Monday morning madness starts again.

Please remember the safety guidelines I posted last term. We need to be especially vigilant, and courteous, next term, as more people will be driving, and trying to get closer to school for drop off and pick up, in the cold and wet weather.

We also have the school fun run coming up at the end of August. Don't forget to get your little athletes signed up at schoolfundraising.co.nz . Every child who raises $10 or more will get a prize. And there are some doozies to pick from, the more they raise.

Don't forget to make sure their winter uniforms, jackets, beanies, umbrellas, gloves, scarves, boots, socks, shoes, bags and even undies are clearly named. Everything needs naming at school.

Seniors, you have swimming starting on Monday. Make sure you have your togs, towels, beanies (for after swimming), goggles and swim bags ready. And take them to school. They're no good if they are all ready and you leave them in your room or by the door.

Pita Pit is up and running again for the term. Remember to top up your accounts and get your orders in by 9am on Wednesday. Please make sure you have completed/SUBMITTED your order, for the correct day, before closing the app/website, to ensure your kids don't miss out. Remind the kids to pick up their order at the school hall kitchen, unless informed otherwise due to the kitchen being out of action.

We also have new treats on our Friday Treats menu. The kids will be excited to choose new lunches, still at great prices. Please have all Friday Treat orders in by the office by 8.45am, latest, on Thursdays, with the correct monies/cheques, as change will not be given.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE FOODS PROVIDED ARE NUT/ALLERGEN FREE. IF YOU REQUIRE CLARIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT ME PERSONALLY AT luncheshomeandschool@gmail.com and I will endeavour to provide you with the correct information.

If you owe money from last term or at any time in the past, please include it, with the correct order money, and a note of the amount owed, for what. We have quite a bit of outstanding lunch order monies.

Remember all money from School Donations, Pita Pit, Friday Treats, Uniform Shop, Fun Runs and events at school, go directly to the school, to help pay for all the wonderful and exciting extra playground equipment, kapa haka kit, swimming lessons, bus trips, sports equipment, classroom tech, enrichment boxes, etc we have for our kids.
So, please, if you do owe money, send it in.

Our next Home & School Meeting is on Tuesday 28th August, in the school staffroom. Do, come along and see what we are all about. It's a great opportunity to have a say in the future funding we help provide (and to find out before anyone else whats happening in and about the school and school community).

Also, we meet every Thursday morning in the staffroom, from 8.30am, to count the lunch orders and have a laugh. Anyone that would like to join us is welcome. It's a fun chance to meet some of us and ask questions. We'll do our best to confuse you 😉. You can also come along to the food distributions. Pita Pit, Wednesdays 12:00pm-12:15pm or Friday Treats, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm. If you would like to be added to the roster for either, or both, let me know.

I think that pretty much covers everything. So, have a great last weekend and get plenty of sleep, we've got another busy term ahead of us.

Julie, out.

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