Newsletter Friday 19 March 2021

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

Bakesale - 8 April

A group of Kākā leaders are planning to run a bake sale at lunchtime on April 8th. There is going to be food available for those with allergies too. The money is fundraising for camp 2022 and the prices will range between 50c and $3. This is an opportunity for our students to develop their organisation and leadership skills and they have working hard behind the scenes to get this off the ground.

Movin' March

Although the stickers have not been forthcoming lately, Movin' March is still trucking along. Keep ticking off those passports! At the end of March all the passports can be handed in to the office and we will draw 15 winners for the Movin' March bags. We will also post all entries to the council who will draw two winners from the Wellington region for two $400 My Ride vouchers.

Athletics Day

Thanks so much to all our parents who came along and helped out with Athletics Day. The children had a blast and we really appreciate the help to make the day run smoothly!

Building Work - update

Concrete pouring will begin in a couple of weeks. This will mean lots of concrete trucks coming and going. Naylor Love have arranged for the majority of this to be done on Saturdays, but in order to stay on schedule, have no choice but to pour on Monday 12 April. This will mean lots of trucks coming and going on this day. Have a look at Kathryn's Building Diary for more information.

Latest Board of Trustees News

The board have posted their Term 1 newsletter to the Board Blog - read it on our school website.
It includes comments on student achievement, taking holidays in term time, safety at drop off and pick times as well as a comment on the Kura Ahurea programme we are undertaking.

Fundraising - any fundraising gurus out there?

We are looking for some parents to form a fundraising committee to help out with fundraising this year. It's a weird year to plan fundraising events with the moving between alert levels. We also had to cancel the car boot sale as we were unable to get a permit from the council in time to run it. We may need some out of the box thinking this year! Please get in touch with Sarah if you are interested.

Lunchonline - don't miss the cut off!

To help you with your weekly meal planning and give you all a day off making nutritious and delicious sandwiches that don't get eaten, there is the option of sushi and pita pit on Thursday and Friday. Apparently some people have been missing out on ordering because they weren't sure of the cut off time. Thursday sushi and dumplings order time cut off is 8am and Friday Pita Pit order cut off is 9am. Now you need never miss it again and you will reduce the amount of leftover food you find yourself eating. (Top tip: I always check that nothing disgusting happened to it before popping it in my mouth.)

Ngā mihi

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School

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