Melrose News

Transition Dates 2014 Preps

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:26 PM

Tues 19th November - 9.30-10.30am - Library -  Children will read stories and do a craft activity.  Parents attend.

Tues 26th November - 9.30-10.30am - Classroom Children will use  the interactive smartboard in a classroom using literacy programs.

Tues 3rd Dec -  9.30-10.30am - Multi Purpose Room Children will participate in a motor skills program.

Tues 10th December - 9.30-11.00am - Prep classrooms. Children are placed in their new grade with their teacher and classmates. This will be a vary important session for your child.

Ongoing - Buddy Visits - Preschools and childcare centres. Grade 6 buddies / MPS staff to visit children at preschool/childcare.

Excess Stock from Fair Sale

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:25 PM
We have a limited amount of excess products from the fair, which will be  for sale at discount prices next week.
WHEN: Mon 18th - Wed 20th Nov
WHERE: Canteen
TIME: 3:20pm-3:45pm
PRICES: Showbags $5 each or 2 for $8 Bags of sour straps or lollies 50c each Fairy Floss $2 a bag

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Friday, November 08, 2013 12:44 PM
On Monday 11th November there will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony held at 9.10am at the ANZAC Garden outside area 15 & 16. Parents and friends are more than welcome to attend.

Fair Sponsors

Friday, November 08, 2013 12:41 PM
A huge thank you must go to the following companies/ businesses in our local community who have shown their support for our school by donating products or vouchers to be used as part of the spinning wheel extravaganza. Please thank them by supporting the following businesses: 
Lawtons Interiors 
Beechworth Ghost Tours
MEGAS Music Store
Forty Winks
J & M Clothing 
Snowgum Wodonga
Scissor Creations 
Styles on South
Yor Medispa 
Middleton’s Carpets
Elgins Wodonga 
Sport First
Aussie Car Wash 
Coffee Mamma
Monty’s Bar and Grill
Caltex Hovell St
Wodonga Spotlight  
Payless Shoes Wodonga
Zealous Kidz 
Video Ezy
Just Cuts Wodonga
Arnolds Fruit Market
Mars Petcare 
Cadbury
Bargain Buys Wodonga
Petstock Wodonga
Mrs Mac’s  
Begley’s Backyard
Cats Candles 
Mountain H2O
Fitness24seven 
Uncle Toby’s
Beazley’s Meat 
Café Grove
Peard’s Nursery Wodonga
Dare’s Fruit and Vegetables
Bunning Warehouse
Wodonga Regent Cinemas Albury

Cake Stall

Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:23 PM
On Friday the 1st of November, the eldest child from each family will bring home a plate for the Fair. We ask that families make a cake, slice or biscuits to be sold at the Community fair. So that people with allergies are aware of what they are purchasing, we ask that you please fill in the ingredients sheet (provided with plate) and return to school (either Area 15 or the office) on Friday 8th before 3:30pm (before school is fine)

Swimming Lessons

Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:25 PM

Permission notes for the swimming program will be going home with students today. Students from Prep through to year 4 will participate in swimming lessons on various locations, dates and times listed below:

  • PREPS - Monday 9th - Friday 13th December
  • A15 & A16 Lesson time 1.00pm - 1.45pm - WSL Centre
  • YEARS 1 & 2 -  Monday 2nd - Friday 6th December
  • A11 & A12 Lesson time 1.00pm - 1.45pm - WSL Centre
  • A10 - Lesson time 1.45pm - 2.30pm - WSL Centre
  • Years 3 & 4 -   Monday 9th - Friday 13th December
  • Areas 4,5,6,8 to participate - Lesson time 9.10am—1.00pm at the Lavington Swimming Pool.
Students will participate in 3 rotating groups.  Please refer to the permission forms as to what student are required to bring each day. Sign and return your forms with payment before the dates stated on your permission forms.

Aldi Wodonga BBQ

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:05 PM
In the lead up to the Community Fair, we are holding a BBQ at Aldi Wodonga on Sunday 3rd November. Profits from this BBQ will cover out of pocket expenses for the fair such as hair spray, face paint, balloons etc. The BBQ will be held from 8am (set up and preparation) to 3pm.  Please come down and support the school by buying a sausage!

School Fair – RIDE WRIST BANDS

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:06 PM
As part of the school fair, there will be several carnival style rides including the cha cha and jumping castles. Tickets for these rides can be purchased individually (for approx. $5-$7) or, a more economical option is to purchase a wrist band which entitles the bearer to 3.5 hours of UNLIMITED RIDES. If purchased at the fair, these will cost $35. However, we are encouraging families to purchase these beforehand from the office for $30. A record of payments will be kept by Wendy and then bands fully paid for will be distributed the week of the fair. The cost of bands can be paid off eg. if you are purchasing two bands, you could pay $12 per week for the 5 weeks of term 4. PLEASE NOTE THAT WRIST BANDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE AT THE FAIR.

Hampers for School Fair

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:03 PM
Each class is being given a ‘theme’. We ask that each student bring one item so that we can make up hampers as prizes at the fair.
The hamper themes are as follows:
Area 1 Men’s hamper
Area 2 Women’s Health & beauty hamper
Area 3 Christmas hamper
Area 4 Pets hamper
Area 5 Stationary hamper
Area 6 Non-perishable food hamper
Area 7 Choc-a-holic hamper
Area 8 Baby goods
Area 10 Cleaning products hamper
Area 11 Party Hamper 1 (chips, soft drinks etc)
Area 12 Baking goods hamper
Area 15 Car Care hamper
Area 16 Party Hamper 2 (chips, soft drinks etc)

Melrose Mini's

Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:07 PM
Yesterday we held our first session of ‘Melrose Mini’s and it was great to meet some of our 2014 preps and their families. Mini’s is a relaxed session lasting one hour (2:20-3:20pm) it is run in area 14 by myself (Rachel Saunders) a current prep teacher. The session’s introduce children to routine, listening to stories, craft activities and getting to know each other over afternoon tea. If you have a child currently enrolled for prep net year… please come along and join the fun next week!