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Week 2

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 2

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

We thank you for the holiday break and the rest for our bodies and mind.

Bless Term 2 and we pray for enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity in our classrooms!

 

 

Worship

Pastor Greg will be leading Friday Chapel- Jesus appearing to the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. 4 Salisbury, 2 Papini and 5/6 Napier will be sharing their learning.

 

Mother’s Day Stall

The Mother’s Day stall is on Friday 12th May.

 

Uniform Information

This Term students need to wear formal winter uniform on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Girls: white long sleeve shirt, pinafore, tie, maroon knitted jumper, plain grey socks or grey stockings, black shoes

Boys: blue long sleeve shirt, tie, maroon knitted jumper, grey pants, grey socks, black shoe.

Sports Uniform will stay the same, and be worn on Thursday and Friday.

Please no mixing and matching uniforms. J

Also students do not need to wear a hat this term.

 

Literacy in Term 2

This Term we have introduced an Author Study into our Literacy Program. Our focus Author is Lynley Dodd and the fantastic ‘Hairy Maclary stories’.

Each week as part of our Literacy Groups, the children will listen to and view a different story and then complete an activity.

This week our classes have loved the stories ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson Dairy’ and ‘Hairy Maclary’s Bone’.

 

Portfolios– Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

 

P and F Meeting– the meeting will be held in the Admin building on Monday 8th of May at 7:00pm

All Welcome.

 

Tricky Words

We learn new ‘tricky’ words at school on Fridays.

Each lesson we introduce 1-2 words and the children practice writing, saying, reading and recognising the words. Tricky words are words you cannot sound out – for example t, h, e = the. Therefore students need to learn the word by sight.

Here is a list of the tricky words we learnt in Term 1: I, am, the, he, she, me, we, be, see, saw, look, is, here, like.

 

Parent information sessions– You can register for the ‘Learning to manage difficult behaviour (age 2-12 years) at

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4f35d9dH1LU420yrbG

This course will be held on Wednesday 17th and 24th May at 7-9pm by child psychologist Dina Limbaris.

 

The week ahead:

Tricky Words: said

Jolly Phonics: th, sh, qu

Handwriting: th, sh, qu

Maths: Measurement – Length, Space – 3D Shapes

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: ordering objects by length, drawing around shoe/hand and measuring using different materials

Group 2: Number: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’ Recording numbers on Tens Frames

Group 3: 3D shapes: Sorting shapes, experiments using 3D shapes

News talks:  Watch out for your child’s Newstalk folder with a new activity to discuss and fill in. As we start our new Unit of Inquiry we will be looking at ‘What makes a family?’ Your child can bring or draw a family photo and write who is in their family.

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about who they are and what they can do in relation to others

Social Skills: Emotions/It’s OK to make mistakes

 

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Wk Term 2 Calendar
2 Mon 8/5 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Tues 9/5-Thurs 11/5 NAPLAN Year 3 and 5
Fri 12/5 Mother’s Day Stall
3 Mon 15/5 ALWS Awareness Day Year 4-6
Wed 17/5 Parent information session- Dina Limbaris
Thurs 18/5 Connected Schools Worship (Year 4-6)
Fri 19/5 National Walk to School Safely Day
4 Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5 Year 4 Camp
Tues 23/5 ICAS Digital Technology
Wed 24/5 National Simultaneous Storytime

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup

5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT)
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Wed 28/6 School Photos

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

We thank you for mothers.

Thank you for all their care, love and support.

 

Friday Worship

Tomorrow the Year 3 Arnold/McCusker class will be leading Friday Chapel- not showing favouritism (James 2:1-4, 8-9)

 

Mother’s Day Stall

The Mother’s Day stall is being held tomorrow.

 

Uniform Information

Please remember no mixing and matching of uniforms.

Also students do not need to wear a hat this term.

 

Assembly- will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm.

Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. 1 Lownds, 3 Arnold and 5/6 Dancis will be sharing their learning.

 

Reading in Reception

We are excited to be introducing readers into our homework routine and some children have already started bringing home readers in their ‘Red Reading Pouch’. Children can exchange readers each morning or may choose to practise their reader for a few nights in a row.

Children need to change their reader in the morning during morning activity time in the Reader Room which is next to the Uniform shop.

We encourage you to do a book talk with your child before reading each book – look at and talk about the pictures, find ‘tricky words’ and ask questions about what the book might be about. Please ensure your child points to each word when reading.

Here is a link to a video showing how to support your child’s reading at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5YrPbDQWK8&list=PLiqiW83VO6SACpPyrugQGRvfLO48qygdY&index=1&feature=plcp

Our reading program is an individualised program and children start bringing books home when they show us they have learnt some of the reading skills.

If you have any questions, please come and talk to us.

 

Canteen News– Berri quelches have been discontinued. Homemade icy-poles are available made from 100% fruit juice. Please note that frozen items can only be purchased over the counter at lunch time.

Scholastic Book Fair– will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

Portfolios-Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

Parent information sessions– You can register for the ‘Learning to manage difficult behaviour (age 2-12 years) at

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4f35d9dH1LU420yrbG

This course will be held on Wednesday 17th and 24th May at 7-9pm by child psychologist Dina Limbaris.

 

CCs Roller Skating– information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration is available on the school website:

http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/05/05/ccs-roller-skating/

o   This event will be held at Ingle Farm Rec Centre from 6:15pm-8:00pm

o   $5 per child (please make full payment to the front office in an envelope and you will receive a ticket for the night)

o   Registrations are capped at 50- so get in quick

o   This event is open to all year levels

 

The week ahead:

Tricky Words: come

Jolly Phonics: ou, oi, ue

Handwriting: ou, oi, ue

 

Maths:

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: ordering objects by length, drawing around shoe/hand and measuring using different materials

Group 2: Number: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’ Recording numbers on Tens Frames

Group 3: 3D shapes: Sorting shapes, experiments using 3D shapes

 

News talks:  Your child’s Newstalk folder has a new activity to discuss and fill in. As we start our new Unit of Inquiry we will be looking at ‘What makes a family?’ Your child can bring or draw a family photo and write who is in their family and what you like to do together.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different, but that’s okay)

 

Social Skills: Emotions/It’s OK to make mistakes

 

Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday! We hope all our mothers have a special day.

 

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Wk Term 2 Calendar
2 Fri 12/5 Mother’s Day Stall
3 Mon 15/5 ALWS Awareness Day Year 4-6
Wed 17/5 Parent information session- Dina Limbaris
Thurs 18/5 Connected Schools Worship (Year 4-6)
Fri 19/5 National Walk to School Safely Day
4 Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5 Year 4 Camp
Tues 23/5 ICAS Digital Technology
Wed 24/5 National Simultaneous Storytime

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup

5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT)
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Wed 28/6 School Photos

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

We thank you for rain to water our gardens and to help the farmers grow our food.

Please be with those families that are unwell.

 

Friday Worship

Tomorrow the Year 5/6 Napier class will be leading Friday Chapel- free will (Revelation 3:20)

 

Running in the courtyard – Last week one of our Reception children was injured due to students running in our school grounds. Owen now has a broken leg and we pray that it heals quickly. Our students have been reminded about our school rule of walking in the courtyard and other walkways. Running is for the courts and oval areas. We would appreciate if you could remind your children before and after school to walk in these areas.

 

Uniform Information

Please remember no mixing and matching of uniforms.

Also students do not need to wear a hat this term.

 

Assembly- will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm.

Our Reception S class will be sharing about what happens in Morning Activities.

Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Rec S, 3 Prideaux and 5/6 Maddren.

 

Reading in Reception

We are excited to be introducing readers into our homework routine and some children have already started bringing home readers in their ‘Red Reading Pouch’. Children can exchange readers each morning or may choose to practise their reader for a few nights in a row.

Children need to change their reader in the morning during morning activity time in the Reader Room which is next to the Uniform shop.

We encourage you to do a book talk with your child before reading each book – look at and talk about the pictures, find ‘tricky words’ and ask questions about what the book might be about. Please ensure your child points to each word when reading.

Here is a link to a video showing how to support your child’s reading at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5YrPbDQWK8&list=PLiqiW83VO6SACpPyrugQGRvfLO48qygdY&index=1&feature=plcp

Our reading program is an individualised program and children start bringing books home when they show us they have learnt some of the reading skills.

If you have any questions, please come and talk to us.

 

Scholastic Book Fair– will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

MOT breakfast– please come along to celebrate MOT (Middle of Term) on Wednesday 31st May at 7:45am we will be having bacon and egg muffins in the courtyard. Any allergies please let the front office know.

Portfolios-Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

Parent information sessions– You can register for the ‘Learning to manage difficult behaviour (age 2-12 years) at

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4f35d9dH1LU420yrbG

This course will be held on Wednesday 24th May at 7-9pm by child psychologist Dina Limbaris.

CCs Roller Skating– information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration is available on the school website:

http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/05/05/ccs-roller-skating/

  • This event will be held at Ingle Farm Rec Centre from 6:15pm-8:00pm
  • $5 per child (please make full payment to the front office in an envelope and you will receive a ticket for the night)
  • Registrations are capped at 50- so get in quick
  • This event is open to all year levels
  • Please register by C.O.B on May 24th

 

The week ahead:

Tricky Words: some & come

Jolly Phonics: er, ar         (last of the 42 Jolly sounds!)

Handwriting: er, ar

Mathematics:

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: ordering objects by length, drawing around shoe/hand and measuring using different materials

Group 2: Number: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’ Recording numbers on Tens Frames

Group 3: 3D shapes: Sorting shapes, experiments using 3D shapes

 

News talks:   Your child can bring or draw a family photo and write who is in their family and what you like to do together. The recording sheet is in your child’s maroon news-talk folder.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different and that’s okay). We are enjoying finding out about your family as children share their news-talks. Our first line of Inquiry is: ‘What is a family?’

We are excited that Mr. Paterson is a part of our team for this inquiry & will be sharing about his family & how our school families are the same but different.

We would like any parents to come in and share with our Reception children, how your family may do things differently because of your culture. We already have a mum from England and another from Egypt coming to talk to us.  See us if you can share a short talk about your family culture with our class. Thanks!

 

Social Skills: Emotions/It’s OK to make mistakes

 

Keep smiling and keep warm as the winter weather sets in!

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
3
Fri 19/5 National Walk to School Safely Day
4 Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5 Year 4 Camp
Tues 23/5 ICAS Digital Technology
Wed 24/5 National Simultaneous Storytime

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup

5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT)
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Wed 28/6 School Photos

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au
Friday – Katrina Ponte: ponte.katrina@goldengrove.sa.edu.au
Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:
We thank you for the learning that happens in our classrooms each week.
We also thank you that you have been watching over the families who have been experiencing illness.

Friday Worship
Tomorrow Pastor Greg will be leading Friday Chapel- Peace from God. This will be a special Holy Communion service. You are welcome to join us.

Running in the courtyard –Our students have been reminded about our school rule of walking in the courtyard and other walkways. Running is for the courts and oval areas. We appreciate your support in reminding your children before and after school to walk in these areas.

Thank You: Owen Robert’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support while they cope with Owen’s broken leg. It is greatly appreciated.

Assembly- will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm.
Our Reception H class will be sharing about what happens in Literacy Groups.
Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Rec H, 2 Bergen, 4 Paech.

Reading in Reception
Don’t forget to remind your child to visit the Reading room across the courtyard (next to the Uniform Shop) first thing in the morning to change their reading book.
Here is a link to a video showing how to support your child’s reading at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5YrPbDQWK8&list=PLiqiW83VO6SACpPyrugQGRvfLO48qygdY&index=1&feature=plcp
Our reading program is an individualised program and children start bringing books home when they show us they have learnt some of the reading skills. If you have any questions, please come and talk to us.

Scholastic Book Fair- will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
MOT breakfast- please come along to celebrate MOT (Middle of Term) on Wednesday 31st May at 7:45am we will be having bacon and egg muffins in the courtyard. Any allergies please let the front office know.
CCs Movie Night- information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration will be available on the school website next week.
Uniform Shop- will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm. These opening hours will begin in Week 5.

LLL banking – Tuesday 30th May will be last day for banking prior to the books being sent to the LLL to have the interest added. School banking will recommence on Tuesday 13th June.

School photos- Tuesday 27th June (please note the change of date) School envelopes will be sent home in Week 4. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn. Please see the school newsletter for further information.

The week ahead:
Tricky Words: was, are
Jolly Phonics: revise the double sounds
Handwriting: Start our number book to help us write numerals correctly: 0, 1
Starting a new Handwriting booklet to practise lowercase, but also capital letters: ‘a, A’
Mathematics: What is hefting? Experiment with hefting drink bottles. (heavy or light)
Counting on using your fingers and instantly recognising how many?
Small groups:
Group 1: Measuring mass: Hefting boxes & buckets. Using balance scales to weigh fruit & vegetables. Which is heavy or light?
Group 2: Number: Play Firewood game & make bundles of 10 pop-sticks. Make a counting booklet 1-10 or 10-20. Use playing cards to sequence numerals, match, and play a snap game.
Group 3: Number: Counting on, making numbers in different ways using buttons on jumper or shirt game- boards.
News talks: Your child should now have completed their family information page and returned it to school. We have displayed the family pictures in our classrooms.

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different and that’s okay). We are enjoying finding out about your family as children share their news-talks. Our first line of Inquiry is: ‘What is a family?’
We are excited that Mr. Paterson is a part of our team for this inquiry & will be sharing about his family & how our school families are the same but different.
We enjoyed hearing about England & comparing the taste of Vegemite with Marmite!
We would like any parents to come in and share with our Reception children, how your family may do things differently because of your culture. See us if you can share a short talk about your family culture with our class. Thanks!

Social Skills: It’s OK to make mistakes

See you at the MOT breakfast in the courtyard on Wednesday morning,
Keep smiling!
Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

Wk Term 2 Calendar
4 Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm & Mainly Music Playgroup
5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT) Breakfast
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Tues 27/6 School Photos
Wed 28/6 Portfolios home
Fri 30/6 Term 2 concludes. Closing Worship at 2:30 pm.
Sun 2nd July Church and School 30th Anniversary celebration

Week 6

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 6

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

We thank you for our amazing SSOs and Admin staff in our school community.

Their hard work, and ‘behind the scenes’ organisation is greatly appreciated.

 

Friday Worship

Tomorrow Alex Schmocker (Endeavour College Youth Worker and ex-GGLPS student) will be leading Chapel.

 

Newstalks:

As part of our Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time – Family histories shape people’s identity, our next Newstalk is about ‘Where do my family ancestors come from?’ Please talk to your child and help them fill in the page about your family’s heritage. These sheets are in the Maroon folder which has been sent home this week. Please return it to the classroom as soon as it has been completed.

 

MOT – Middle of the Term Breakfast!

Thank you for joining us for MOT breakfast yesterday. We hope you enjoyed a bacon and egg muffin!

Look out for next term’s MOT celebration.

 

Walking in the courtyard –Our students have been doing a great job of remembering to walk in the courtyard. We appreciate your support in reminding your children before and after school to walk safely in this area.

 

Assembly- will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Instrumental students and the specialist teachers will be sharing their learning.

 

Reading in Reception

Changing Readers – Don’t forget to remind your child to visit the Reading room across the courtyard (next to the Uniform Shop) first thing in the morning to change their reading book.

 

Here is a link to a video showing how to support your child’s reading at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5YrPbDQWK8&list=PLiqiW83VO6SACpPyrugQGRvfLO48qygdY&index=1&feature=plcp

 

Our reading program is an individualised program and children start bringing books home when they show us they have learnt some of the reading skills. If you have any questions, please come and talk to us.

 

Scholastic Book Fair– Last day tomorrow in the Library. (Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

CCs Movie Night-information regarding the upcoming CCs night on Friday the 9th of June 6:30-8:00 and registration is available on the school website:

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4m6274J51n0119tscquMd1K

  • Peanuts movie (rated G)
  • Parents/caregivers are welcome to join us in the Fellowship Centre for wine and cheese and/or tea and coffee
  • Gold coin donation at the door on the night

 

Uniform Shop- will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm. These opening hours will begin in Week 5.

 

LLL banking– School banking will recommence on Tuesday 13th June.

 

School photos- Tuesday 27th June (please note the change of date) School envelopes will be sent home in Week 4. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn. Please see the school newsletter for further information.

 

The week ahead:

Tricky Words: they, like

Jolly Phonics: revise the double sounds

Handwriting: Start our number book to help us write numerals correctly: 0, 1

Starting a new Handwriting booklet to practise lowercase, but also capital letters: ‘a, A’

Mathematics: What is hefting? Experiment with hefting drink bottles. (heavy or light)

               Counting on using your fingers and instantly recognising how many?

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: Hefting boxes & buckets. Using balance scales to weigh fruit & vegetables.                Which is heavy or light?

Group 2: Number: Play Firewood game & make bundles of 10 pop-sticks. Make a counting booklet 1-10 or               10-20. Use playing cards to sequence numerals, match, and play a snap game.

Group 3: Number: Counting on, making numbers in different ways using buttons on jumper or shirt game-             boards.

News talks: Your child should now have completed their family information page and returned it to school. We have displayed the family pictures in our classrooms.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different and that’s okay). We are enjoying finding out about your family as children share their news-talks. Our first line of Inquiry is: ‘What is a family?’

Mr. Paterson is a part of our team for this inquiry & will be sharing about his family this week & how our school families are the same but different.

 

We would like any parents to come in and share with our Reception children, how your family may do things differently because of your culture. See us if you can share a short talk about your family culture with our class. Thanks!

 

Social Skills: It’s OK to make mistakes

 

Only 4 weeks of Term 2 left!!

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Tues 27/6

Wed 28/6

Fri 30/6

Sun 2nd July

School Photos

Portfolios home

Term 2 concludes. Closing Worship at 2:30 pm.

Church and School 30th Anniversary celebration

 

Week 7

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

We ask that you continue to be with those families who have members that are unwell.

Bless us as we enjoy the coming long weekend.

 

Friday Worship: Tomorrow Year 3 Prideaux will be leading Friday Chapel- Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4)

 

Visit to our Worship Centre: Yesterday our Reception classes went to visit the Worship Centre. Pastor Greg talked about the things in our chapel that make it a worship space. The children discovered many things…you may like to ask them how many crosses they found in our chapel?

 

School photos- Tuesday 27th June (please note the change of date). Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn. Please see the school newsletter for further information.

 

News Talks:

Please continue to return the sheets sent home last week about your family’s ancestors.

 

Changing Home Readers: Don’t forget to remind your child to visit the Reading room across the courtyard (next to the Uniform Shop) first thing in the morning from 8.35am to change their reading book.

 

Books sent home: We will be sending home books that our students have filled this Semester over the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for them in your child’s school bag.

 

Scholastic catalogues: order forms are due back on Thursday 15th of June.

 

CCs Movie Night: Friday the 9th of June 6:30-8:00

Uniform Shop: will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm.

 

LLL banking– School banking will recommence on Tuesday 13th June.

 

The week ahead:

Tricky Words: my, by,

Jolly Phonics: revise the double sounds

Handwriting: Start our number book to help us write numerals correctly: 0 – 10

Starting a new Handwriting booklet to practise lowercase, but also capital letters: ‘a, A’

Mathematics: What is hefting? Experiment with hefting drink bottles. (heavy or light)

               Counting on using your fingers and instantly recognising how many?

 

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: Hefting boxes & buckets. Using balance scales to weigh fruit & vegetables.                Which is heavy or light?

Group 2: Number: Play Firewood game & make bundles of 10 pop-sticks. Make a counting booklet 1-10 or               10-20. Use playing cards to sequence numerals, match, and play a snap game.

Group 3: Number: Counting on, making numbers in different ways using buttons on jumper or shirt game-             boards.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different and that’s okay). We are enjoying finding out about your family as children share their news-talks. Our first line of Inquiry is: ‘What is a family?’

 

This week we are looking at the flags of the countries that our families have come from.

 

Social Skills: It’s OK to make mistakes.

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Tues 27/6

Wed 28/6

Fri 30/6

Sun 2nd July

School Photos

Portfolios home

Term 2 concludes. Closing Worship at 2:30 pm.

Church and School 30th Anniversary celebration

 

Week 8

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 8

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

Thank you for Kuno and all the work that he does around our school to keep it beautiful and safe.

 

Friday Worship: Tomorrow Jason will be leading Friday Chapel. His message will be on the Trinity.

In Week 8 Pastor Eugene Minge from St John’s Lutheran Church at Tea Tree Gully will be leading the message. This will be a special Holy Communion service.

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. The specialist teachers and choir will be sharing their learning.

 

Next Week starting 19th June: Mon to Wed Mrs Kate Burton will be in Reception H class to get to know the children, before returning from maternity leave, next term. Mrs Henderson will then be taking Reception S while Mrs. Seeliger is on sick leave.

 

School photos- Tuesday 27th June. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn. Please see the school newsletter for further information.

 

News Talks:

Please continue to return the sheets sent home last week in the maroon folder about your family’s ancestors.

 

Changing Home Readers: Don’t forget to remind your child to visit the Reading room across the courtyard (next to the Uniform Shop) first thing in the morning from 8.35am to change their reading book.

 

Books sent home: We will be sending home books that our students have filled this Semester over the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for them in your child’s school bag.

 

Vac care bookings– online bookings for the Term 2 holidays will close on Wednesday the 21st of June http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/online-bookings/

 

Class carers cook off– the class carers are organising a big ‘cook off’ on Sunday the 25th of June. You can donate ingredients, meals, time or money. More information on the school website soon or see Sarah Williams.

 

Uniform Shop: will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm.

 

LLL banking– School banking has recommenced.

 

The week ahead:

 

Tricky Words: revision of words taught this semester

Jolly Phonics: revise the double sounds

Handwriting: Number book – to help us write numerals correctly: 0 – 10

A new Handwriting booklet- to practise lowercase, but also capital letters: ‘a, A’

 

Mathematics: What is hefting? Experiment with hefting drink bottles. (heavy or light)

               Counting on using your fingers and instantly recognising how many?

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: Hefting boxes & buckets. Using balance scales to weigh fruit & vegetables.                Which is heavy or light?

Group 2: Number: Play Firewood game & make bundles of 10 pop-sticks. Make a counting booklet 1-10 or               10-20. Use playing cards to sequence numerals, match, and play a snap game.

Group 3: Number: Counting on, making numbers in different ways using buttons on jumper or shirt game-             boards.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Where we are in place and time: Family histories shape people’s identity (Same but different and that’s okay). We are enjoying finding out about your family as children share their news-talks. Our first line of Inquiry is: ‘What is a family?’

 

This week we are looking at more flags of the countries that our school families have come from. We are also discussing how our families may be different or the same.

 

Social Skills: It’s OK to make mistakes.

 

Keep smiling!

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Tues 27/6

Wed 28/6

Fri 30/6

Sun 2nd July

School Photos

Portfolios home

Term 2 concludes. Closing Worship at 2:30 pm.

Church and School 30th Anniversary celebration

 

Week 9

Reception 2017 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 9

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

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

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Prayer Points:

Thank you for the everyday gifts you give us: food, drink, sunshine, rain and a warm place to sleep.

May we never take them for granted.

 

Friday Worship: Tomorrow Pastor Eugene Minge from St John’s Lutheran Church at Tea Tree Gully will be leading the message. This will be a special Holy Communion service. In Week 9 (30th of June) Pastor Greg will lead closing Chapel at 2:30pm.

Purple Day information: students can add something purple to their school uniform on Friday the 23rd of June. They can bring in a gold coin donation in support of Epilepsy research for the Jamie-Lee Ross foundation.

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. 2 Papini, 4 Salisbury and 5/6 Napier will be sharing their learning.

 

Reception Families Get Together this Sunday:

Class carers invite Reception Seeliger and Henderson students and families

to an informal afternoon get together

When:  Sunday 25th June from 12.30pm – 3pm

Where: GGLPS undercover courtyard

What to bring: A finger food plate to share

Surnames A – K please bring something savoury

Surnames L – Z please bring something sweet

 

BYO chairs, drinks and a smile

 

Any questions, please see either Kylie Chinca or Kylie Carlesso (Class Carers in Mrs Seeliger’s class)

 

Hope to see you all there!!!

 

 

School photos- Tuesday 27th June. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by TODAY.

 

School photos- Tuesday 27th June. Please ensure you arrive at school on time as school photos begin immediately at the start of the day.

  • Girls winter uniform is as follows: white, long sleeved school shirt, maroon tie, school pinafore for Rec-3 and school skirt for year 4-6, maroon v neck wool jumper, grey knee high socks or grey tights, black school shoes.
  • Boys winter uniform is as follows blue, long sleeved school shirt, long grey trousers, maroon tie, maroon v neck wool jumper, grey school socks, black school shoes.
  • No jumpers will be worn for class photos (Rec-yr 3)
  • Jumpers will be worn by girls only for class photos in yr 4-6 (boys will not wear a jumper)
  • Jumpers will be worn by all students for family photos
  • Students can wear their sports uniform on Monday to ensure the formal uniform is kept clean for Tuesday.

***Please note*** Addendum from the school newsletter: all students will wear their jumpers for individual photos.

 

Changing Home Readers: Don’t forget to remind your child to visit the Reading room across the courtyard (next to the Uniform Shop) first thing in the morning from 8.35am to change their reading book.

 

Vac care bookings– online bookings for the Term 2 holidays will close on Wednesday the 21st of June http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/online-bookings/

 

Netball: Reception- Yr 2 school netball- we still need some netballers for our school team. Please email Adele McCusker by Tuesday 27th of June if you are interested in your chi8ld joining the team.

 

Class carers cook off– the class carers are organising a big ‘cook off’ on Sunday the 25th of June. You can donate ingredients, meals, time or money. More information on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/06/19/cook-off/  or see Sarah Williams.

Uniform shop opening hours: the uniform shop will be open on Friday 21st July (school holidays) from 9:00am-12:00pm. It will be closed on Friday 30th June in the afternoon.

 

LLL banking– School banking has recommenced.

 

Mainly music– is held each Friday from 9:30-11:00am at Golden Grove Lutheran Church. It is a fun and interactive session for preschool children and their parents/caregivers. There is a 30 minute music session followed by a snack and playgroup time. Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 82826050.

 

Premier’s Be Active Challenge– The challenge is open to all students and concludes in September. They must fill in the 4 week ‘Physical Activity Log’ (available from Mrs Arnold), recording at least, for 4 weeks, at least 60 minutes a day on 5 days each week. It can’t be recorded simply as a total of 300 min a week. The idea is that children get into the habit of doing 60 min of activity every day. This can include PE lessons at school and running around at recess and lunch.

 

Portfolios/semester reports- will be sent home on Wednesday the 28th of June.

Student-led conferences– these will take place in Term 3 week 2 (Tuesday 1st of August and Wednesday the 2nd of August). Please refer to the school newsletter for further information. Bookings can be made via http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/06/21/student-led-conferences/  Please copy code w5uz8 (you will need this to make your online booking)

Keep smiling! The year is nearly half over!

Angela Seeliger, Valmai Henderson and Katrina Ponte

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
8
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Tues 27/6

Wed 28/6

Fri 30/6

Sun 2nd July

School Photos

Portfolios home

Term 2 concludes. Closing Worship at 2:30 pm.

Church and School 30th Anniversary celebration

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