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Term 4 - Week 1

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 4 Week 1

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Monday – Wednesday – Kate Burton: burton.kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Thursday – Friday – Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

We thank you for a relaxing holiday break.

We ask you to bless our final term with the attitudes of creativity, appreciation and confidence.

 

Can you believe it is Term 4! We have a busy and exciting term planned. J

Welcome – We welcome Ella into Reception Burton/ Henderson. She will be coming to school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Monday Opening Chapel – We will be starting our Term with Opening Chapel at 9am. You are welcome to come and worship with us.

Please note – There will be no Assembly Monday Week 1.

Reception BBQ –We are looking forward to the students staying after school for some Pirate and Princess fun! Families are invited to join us for a Sausage sizzle at 5 pm!     If you are able to come and help, please let us know. J Please return the RSVP note to let us know how many sausages your family would like.

Uniform – Students are required to wear summer uniform in Term 4. Students may choose to wear their knitted jumper, rugby jumper or jacket with their formal summer uniform.

Girls – summer dress, white socks, black shoes

Boys – blue short sleeve shirt, grey shorts, grey socks, black shoes

Hats – All students must wear a hat at recess and lunch.

Literacy: This Term we are excited to be focusing on Dr Seuss stories.                     We are starting in Week 1 with the classic Cat in the Hat, and will also be using         Dr. Seuss books in our Unit of Inquiry and Morning Activities.

 

Next Week in our Classrooms:

Jolly Phonics: w, ng, v

Handwriting: a, b – we will be starting our new independent handwriting books

Literacy Groups:

Jolly Sounds – RBH: ‘ng’ words with Thing 1

RS: flip books with Cat in the Hat

Writing: Cat in Hat creative writing story

Listening and Viewing: RBH: Fox in Socks

RS: One Fish, Two Fish

Guided Reading: Comprehension – understanding what we read

Mathematics:

Explicit Teaching – Graphing and interpreting data

Group 1: Party Shop Graphing OR Dice Roll Tally Graphs  

Group 2:  Patterning – kids on a couch OR Geo-board Patterns

Group 3: Lucky Dip – Recording our data in a column graph

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

“The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss – How was the environment effected by the ‘Once-ler’?

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Term 4 - Week 2

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 4 Week 2

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Monday – Wednesday – Kate Burton: burton.kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Thursday – Friday – Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

Thank you for bringing us all safely back to school and giving us a great start to our new term.

Friday Chapel – Please join us for Chapel at 8:45am.

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation

**** Reception BBQ – is tomorrow! J ****We have all our Pirate/ Princess activities ready for after school. Please bring an extra piece of fruit tomorrow, which will be cut up and shared together after school. We will see all the families at 5:00pm for the sausage sizzle! ****

Hats – All students must wear a hat at recess and lunch.

Art – A note from Mrs. Richardson – In Art lessons we have been following the learning happening in class about how ‘People are responsible for looking after the world’.  We have been creating art out of recycled materials. For our next lesson we would like to use something that the students have recycled themselves from home. Could they please bring one small item (i.e. small box, margarine container etc) that would otherwise have been thrown out, to be made into art in our next lesson on Wednesday next week. Thank you.

Samaritan’s Purse – This year we will be continuing to support the operation Christmas child program which is part of the Samaritan’s purse organisation.  We were involved last year and made up over 100 boxes to be given to children who have very little at Christmas time. Boxes can be bought from the front office for 50c. With your family, you can choose which age and gender of a child the box will be for, fill it with different items that are within the guidelines found on the pamphlet or website, return it to school by Friday 27th October. We will bless these boxes in our school community before sending them to children overseas https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Next Week in our Classrooms:

Jolly Phonics: oo, y

Handwriting: c, d

Literacy Groups:

Jolly Sounds – RS: ‘ng’ words with Thing 1

RBH: flip books with Cat in the Hat

Writing: Unit of Inquiry – Create a way to promote recycling in our school community

Listening and Viewing: RS: Fox in Socks

RBH: One Fish, Two Fish

Guided Reading: Comprehension – understanding what we read

Mathematics:

Explicit Teaching – Graphing and interpreting data

Group 1: Party Shop Graphing OR Dice Roll Tally Graphs  

Group 2:  Patterning – kids on a couch OR Geo-board Patterns

Group 3: Lucky Dip – Recording our data in a column graph

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet – What is Compost? – Looking at our school garden

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Save the dates

Saturday 4th November 10:00am – Westfield TTP Christmas Parade – (registrations open 27 September – 50 spots available for school families to participate in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website)

 

Wk Term  Calendar
2 Mon 23/10 P & F at 7:00pm in the Staff Admin Building – All welcome  
Wed 25/10-27/10 Year 3 Camp to Narnu  
Fri 27/10 Year 1 Sleepover  
3 Wed 1/11 Parenting Workshop facilitated by Mark LeMessurier (7:00 pm) RAISING BEAUT KIDS – What’s your parenting style? Is it working? Is it healthy and sustainable? Let’s explore!

 

Thur 2/11 Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community
Fri 3/11 CC’s Rotation Night
Sat 4/11 Trivia Night
4 Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11 Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld
Thur 9/11 Year 3 Indigenous incursion
5 Tues 14/11 Reception Road Safety Centre
Wed 15/11 MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

 

Connected Schools Athletics Day

6 Fri 24/11 Endeavour College Valedictory Service

 

CC’s Wheels night

Sun 26/11 Annual Christmas picnic
7 Mon 27/11 Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

Wed 29/11 Junior Primary First Aid Course
Thur 30/11 Upper Primary First Aid Course
Fri 1/12 Chapel with Chris Jaensch

 

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

8 Mon 4/12 Transition day for 2018 Receptions
Tues 5/12-8/12 Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2
Thur 7/12 Endeavour College Senior Years Service
9 Mon 11/12 Endeavour College Middle Years Service

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

Wed 13/12 Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

 

Graduation service at 7:00pm

Thur 14/12 Last student day of year – non compulsory day
Fri 15/12 GGOSH available

 

 

 

Term 4 - Week 3

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 4 Week 3

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Monday – Wednesday – Kate Burton: burton.kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Thursday – Friday – Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

Thank you for the gardens, the plants and the flowers. We are so blessed with a wonderful world.  

 

A BIG thank you for all the parents who helped at our Reception BBQ last Friday night.

Friday Chapel – Please join us for Chapel at 8:45am. Miss Bergen’s Year 2 class will be sharing a message with us. Reception Seeliger will be presenting Chapel in week 3. J

Mrs Ponte will be away Friday on LSL for the next 3 Fridays. Mrs Rosalie Hoklas will be teaching Rec S.

Assembly: 2:30pm Monday afternoon.

Excursion: The Road Safety Centre. A note came home Wednesday about our excursion to the Ridgehaven Raod Safety Centre Tuesday Week 5. Please return the consent form by Monday 6th of November (Week 4). If you have your Volunteer Training Certificate and Police Clearance, you are more than welcome to come along, please let us know.

Take Home Bags – Please continue to check your child’s Take Home Bag each night for notes, craft and finished work books.

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation

Samaritan’s Purse – This year we will be continuing to support the operation Christmas child program which is part of the Samaritan’s purse organisation.  We were involved last year and made up over 100 boxes to be given to children who have very little at Christmas time. Boxes can be bought from the front office for 50c. With your family, you can choose which age and gender of a child the box will be for, fill it with different items that are within the guidelines found on the pamphlet or website, return it to school by Friday 27th October. We will bless these boxes in our school community before sending them to children overseas https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Trivia Night – On Saturday 4th November, the GGLPS community will be coming together for an 80’s themed Trivia Night! So get a group together, dress up in your best 80’s gear and get ready to test your useful (and useless) knowledge! Lots of prizes to be won. Not familiar with the ’80s? General trivia will also be included (but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare for a special ’80s round…) If you would like to come to Trivia Night but don’t have a team, feel free to sign up as an individual or small group and we will help you join a team. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds going towards robotics equipment. You can have a maximum of 10 people on your table. BYO drinks and nibbles. 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Please pay for your tickets at the front office register now via our website

Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com
If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks.

Next Week in our Classrooms:

Jolly Phonics: oo, y

Handwriting: h, i, j

Literacy Groups:

Jolly Sounds – RS: Match words on egg shapes and/or look for rhyming words in Dr Seuss books & write on egg shapes

RBH: Tricky word graphing

Writing: Friendships – Who do I play with, What games do I like?, Who do I play with?

Listening and Viewing: RS: Viewing – Flower Power – What insects use flowers

RBH: Viewing – Snowman’s Land – Make a cat in the hat snowman

Guided Reading: Comprehension – understanding what we read

Mathematics:

Explicit Teaching – Graphing and interpreting data

Group 1: Party Planning – what food will we need for a class party? How can we find this information out? How can we represent the data we collected? (Graphing)

Group 2: What comes next? OR Number line game

Group 3: Measurement – guess and check

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet – Action – promoting recycling around our school

Christian Studies – God’s awe and wonder – our amazing world!

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Save the dates

Saturday 4th November 10:00am – Westfield TTP Christmas Parade – (registrations open 27 September – 50 spots available for school families to participate in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website)

 

Wk Term  Calendar
Fri 27/10 Year 1 Sleepover  
3 Wed 1/11 Parenting Workshop facilitated by Mark LeMessurier (7:00 pm) RAISING BEAUT KIDS – What’s your parenting style? Is it working? Is it healthy and sustainable? Let’s explore!

 

Thur 2/11 Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community
Fri 3/11 CC’s Rotation Night
Sat 4/11 Trivia Night
4 Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11 Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld
Thur 9/11 Year 3 Indigenous incursion
5 Tues 14/11 Reception Road Safety Centre
Wed 15/11 MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

 

Connected Schools Athletics Day

6 Fri 24/11 Endeavour College Valedictory Service

 

CC’s Wheels night

Sun 26/11 Annual Christmas picnic
7 Mon 27/11 Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

Wed 29/11 Junior Primary First Aid Course
Thur 30/11 Upper Primary First Aid Course
Fri 1/12 Chapel with Chris Jaensch

 

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

8 Mon 4/12 Transition day for 2018 Receptions
Tues 5/12-8/12 Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2
Thur 7/12 Endeavour College Senior Years Service
9 Mon 11/12 Endeavour College Middle Years Service

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

Wed 13/12 Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

 

Graduation service at 7:00pm

Thur 14/12 Last student day of year – non compulsory day
Fri 15/12 GGOSH available

 

 

 

Term 4 - Week 4

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 4 Week 4

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Monday – Wednesday – Kate Burton: burton.kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Thursday – Friday – Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

Thank you for the special gifts and talents you have given to us. Help us to use these every day.

Friday Chapel – Please join us for Chapel at 8:45am. Reception Seeliger will be presenting the message. You are welcome to come along and worship with us! J

Portfolios – please return ASAP

Mrs Ponte will be away Friday on LSL for the next 3 Fridays. Mrs Rosalie Hoklas will be teaching Rec S.

Assembly: 2:30pm Monday afternoon. Presenting: Reception S, 3P, 5/6D – Remembrance Day 11/11

Excursion: The Road Safety Centre. Please return the consent form by Monday 6th of November (Week 4).

Take Home Bags – Please continue to check your child’s Take Home Bag each night for notes, craft and finished work books.

News Talks – Help your child find a natural ‘wonder’ item. Check the recording sheet in the Maroon Folder.  

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation

Westfield TTP Christmas Parade this Saturday – 4th November 10:00am – This year we will be having a group from GGLPS in the Westfield Christmas Parade. The parade will commence at 10am with an expected arrival to the centre around 10:45-11am. Students will be required to wear their school sports uniform and both children and adults are encouraged to wear Christmas accessories.

Trivia NightOn Saturday 4th November, the GGLPS community will be coming together for an 80’s themed Trivia Night! So get a group together, dress up in your best 80’s gear and get ready to test your useful (and useless) knowledge! Lots of prizes to be won. Not familiar with the ’80s? General trivia will also be included (but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare for a special ’80s round…) If you would like to come to Trivia Night but don’t have a team, feel free to sign up as an individual or small group and we will help you join a team. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds going towards robotics equipment. You can have a maximum of 10 people on your table. BYO drinks and nibbles. 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Please pay for your tickets at the front office register now via our website

Canteen – This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com .

CC’s this Friday night – 3rd November from 6:30pm-8:00pm – Rotation night involves movies, games and Christmas craft.  There will be a rotation every 30 minutes at each station.  A light snack will be provided.  Please register online via our website

Golden Grove Lutheran Church competition – Can you think of a name for our café space that connects to our community or history? Dinner for two and movie tickets are up for grabs in the Name our Café competition. http://www.gglc.org.au/…/2…/10/25/name-our-cafe-competition/ entries close on Dec 3

I don’t have time – November 8 at 7:00pm-8:30pm – A Connected Schools event hosted by Good Shepherd- Para Vista – Join us for an evening of conversation, fun, drinks and nibbles with Audrey Thomas, co-author of the award-winning book – I Don’t Have Time. Audrey will share some of her favourite stories from the book, talk about how we can untangle ourselves from the ‘cult of busy’ and take us ‘behind the book’ for a peek at life as an author and working parent (spoiler: it’s chaos at times!) There’ll also be plenty of time for questions and answers. For catering purposes, bookings are essential https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/i-dont-have-time-behind-the-book-with-audrey-thomas-registration-39136041955

Next Week in our Classrooms:

Jolly Phonics: x, ch

Handwriting: l, m, n

Literacy Groups:

Jolly Sounds – RBH: Match words on egg shapes and/or look for rhyming words in Dr Seuss books & write on egg shapes

RS: Tricky word graphing

Writing: “Oh the places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss – where would you travel to?

Listening and Viewing: RBH: Viewing – Flower Power – What insects use flowers

RS: Viewing – Snowman’s Land – Make a cat in the hat snowman

Guided Reading: Comprehension – understanding what we read

Mathematics:

Explicit Teaching – Capacity

Group 1: Capacity – fill a cup OR water containers

Group 2: Grab Mats – counting collections of beans

Group 3: Unifix towers with flags OR Base 10 game

Unit of Inquiry: How we express ourselves – Creating our own emoji’s

Christian Studies – God’s awe and wonder – our amazing world!

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

Wk Term  Calendar
Thur 2/11 Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community
Fri 3/11 CC’s Rotation Night
Sat 4/11 Trivia Night
4 Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11 Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld
Thur 9/11 Year 3 Indigenous incursion
5 Tues 14/11 Reception Road Safety Centre
Wed 15/11 MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

 

Connected Schools Athletics Day

6 Fri 24/11 Endeavour College Valedictory Service

 

CC’s Wheels night

Sun 26/11 Annual Christmas picnic
7 Mon 27/11 Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

Wed 29/11 Junior Primary First Aid Course
Thur 30/11 Upper Primary First Aid Course
Fri 1/12 Chapel with Chris Jaensch

 

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

8 Mon 4/12 Transition day for 2018 Receptions
Tues 5/12-8/12 Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2
Thur 7/12 Endeavour College Senior Years Service
9 Mon 11/12 Endeavour College Middle Years Service

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

Wed 13/12 Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

 

Graduation service at 7:00pm

Thur 14/12 Last student day of year – non compulsory day
Fri 15/12 GGOSH available

 

 

 

Term 4 - Week 5

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 4 Week 5

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Monday – Wednesday – Kate Burton: burton.kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Thursday – Friday – Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

We thank you for the awesome Year 5/6 exhibition last Thursday night.

We praise you for the opportunities we are given to show service within our school community. Bless our upcoming MOT breakfast.

 

Friday Chapel – Please join us for Chapel at 8:45am, it will be a Holy Communion service this week and Friday 17th November will be led by Pastor Greg.

Portfolios – please return ASAP

Thank you Mrs Rosalie Hoklas for teaching Rec S on Fridays. Mrs. Ponte will be back next week.

Assembly: 2:30pm Monday afternoon. Presenting: Reception BH, 2B, 5/6M–  Yr3&4 swimming week and National Recycling Week

Tuesday Excursion – The Road Safety Centre. Students need to wear Sports Uniform on Tuesday. What to bring: packed fruit and recess in a named, disposable bag, drink bottle (named), school hat. Students may bring along their own named bike helmet.

Rec BH will be leaving school at approximately 9 am and returning to school by 11:30 p.m. Rec S will be leaving school at approximately 10:35 a.m. and returning to school by 12:45 p.m. Please let us know if you would like to come along!

News Talks – Help your child find a natural ‘wonder’ item. Check the recording sheet in the Maroon Folder. The students have done a great job with bringing in interesting items J

MOT Breakfast – Wednesday morning out in the courtyard J

Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com

If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

Classes 2018 – Any correspondence regarding class placements needs to be emailed to Shane or Tim by COB this Friday (10 Nov)

CC’s – 24th November from 6:30pm-8:00pm – Wheels night.  A light snack will be provided. Registrations via website

Golden Grove Lutheran Church competition – Can you think of a name for our café space that connects to our community or history? Dinner for two and movie tickets are up for grabs in the ‘Name our Café’ competition. http://www.gglc.org.au/…/2…/10/25/name-our-cafe-competition/ entries close on Dec 3

Next Week in our Classrooms:

Jolly Phonics: sh, th

Handwriting: n, o, p

Literacy Groups:

Jolly Sounds – RBH: Sorting tricky words – ‘th’ and ‘wh’ words (this, that, when, what, where)

RS: sh, th, ch word sorting.

Writing: Green Eggs and Ham – write a menu and cut pictures out ofcatalogues

Listening and Viewing: RBH: Listening – Green Eggs and Ham – make a tic, tac, toe game

RS: Listening – DR Seuss ABC – write a word for each letter of the alphabet

Guided Reading: Comprehension – understanding what we read

Mathematics:

Explicit Teaching – Capacity

Group 1: Capacity – fill a cup OR water containers

Group 2: Grab Mats – counting collections of beans

Group 3: Unifix towers with flags OR Base 10 game

Unit of Inquiry: How we express ourselves – How do you feel? Reflection skills  

Christian Studies – why are sea shells and rainbows amazing?

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

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