May 2016 Newsletter

 

Mother’s Day Morning Tea (BIGGEST MORNING TEA) – Tuesday 3rd May 9.30AM – 10.30AM

We combined this event and the WORLD’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA to raise funds in support of the Cancer Council! A gold coin donation helped raise funds for the Cancer Council.

We had 35-40 mums/grandparents come along to participate in outside play activities and enjoy a yummy morning tea. Thank you for coming along!

FEE PAYMENTS

Please ensure your child care payments are made within the invoicing period.

We have unfortunately been chasing up overdue accounts lately. Please ensure payments are regular to avoid large overdue accounts.

Please keep an eye on your Child care rebate – you may soon reach the $7500 rebate.

REMINDERS

FOOD IN BAGS – A friendly reminder to not pack any food items in your child’s bag. Due to having children in the centre with severe anaphylactic reactions, it is very dangerous to have food items at reach for our children. If you are supplying food, please leave it in the kitchen. All food brought into the centre must comply with our nutrition policy.

STAFF NEWS

We welcome Miss Rose to our team. Miss Rose will be in our kitchen on our Thursday and Friday.

Miss Jade will have her last day at Hunny Pots on Tuesday 17th May. We thank Miss Jade for her time with us as she completes her 12 month traineeship.

MUNCH AND MOVE

Through the Munch and Move program we implement healthy eating and fundamental movement skills daily.

Please read our daily room programs and day books for more information.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

You may notice the playrooms being dark at times…..! We are educating the children on all concepts of sustainable practices. This includes electricity (turning the lights off when we are outside or enough natural light in the room), composting (knowing our food scraps – what scraps go into each bucket) gardening (vegetable patch, weeding) water conservation (half flush, full flush using the toilets, using the taps) and recycling (use of paper, paper towel, using boxes etc)

We hope to educate our future children to be aware of sustainable practices so they can look after our beautiful planet.

OUTDOOR PLAY IN WINTER

“Colds are more common in the winter months. Cold weather by itself doesn’t increase the chance of getting a cold, but people are in closer contact with each other because they stay indoors. This means they’re more likely to infect each other”. Quoted from the article link.

This is why we monitor the weather and in suitable conditions, we go outside for our physical play.

Please ensure your child has suitable clothing to wear outside eg: jacket, jumper, long pants etc and is able to remove their jacket etc inside.

STUDENTS

You will see a few new faces around the place as we have a few students at Hunny Pots.

We believe in providing placements for students wanting a career in child care.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to nurture future educators.

PHOTOS

This year we have a new photo company Kelly Luker Photography for our annual school photos.

We were impressed by the options of digital and prints, backdrop, turn around of receiving photos and cost.

Photo envelopes are in the parent pockets.

Photo week is Monday 30th May to Friday 6th June.

Please return the photo envelopes to the office by Friday 20th May.

Please see information displayed in the centre regarding the photos.

EVENTS

JANNAWI ABORIGINAL SHOW FOR POOHS CORNER- On Tuesday 10th May Poohs Corner will have a show to enhance their Aboriginal awareness. 10am $8 per child will be added to your invoice for Poohs Corner Tuesday children only.

PHOTOS – Monday 30th May to Friday 6th June. Details above.

 

 

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