Melrose News

MELROSE SPELLING BEE

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:04 PM

Great Melrose Spelling Bee

The annual Great Melrose Spelling Bee is happening soon!!
Two students from each area (one from each year level) will be chosen to represent their class. Each class champion will be decided after competing in a range of spelling activities that will be occurring in classrooms. The champions will be students who are actively participating and excelling in these spelling activities.
The Melrose Spelling Bee will comprise of 3 challenges; Flashcards, Speed Spell and Individual Spelling. Champions will compete in each of these tasks to receive a final score.
Parents are invited to attend the Spelling Bee in the multi-purpose room and cheer on each areas champions.

Year 3-6 Spelling Bee – Monday 27th November at 11:45am
Foundation -Year 2 – Wednesday 29th November at 11:45am

MELROSE SCHOOL FAIR

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:02 PM
Melrose Community Fair – 3rd November
ONLY 8 SLEEPS TO GO!!!
Donations
We are still collecting donations for our classroom hampers, which will be used to make our Silent Auction items at the fair. Donations will need to be into classrooms by Wednesday morning (1st of November). Book and toy donations are also still being collected. These can be taken to your child’s class where they will be collected. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!

Cake Stall Donations
Thank you also to everyone who is planning on donating a cake or slice to go to our cake stall. These can all be bought into school on the day of the fair. I know that we have a few teachers who will be busy in the kitchen this weekend too. When donating, please make sure an ingredients list is filled out and attached to your item.

Watch out in next week’s newsletter for a preview of the silent auction hampers. The items are certainly worth bidding on!
Thank you !

WRIST BANDS - SCHOOL FAIR

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:00 PM

Fair Rides WRISTBANDS - DON’T FORGET!!

All unlimited ride wristbands need to be purchased by the end of the day on Thursday the 2nd of November (the day before the fair). 
These are only $35 and entitle the wearer to unlimited rides on any and all of the rides provided by Gardner’s Amusement on the day. 

This is the best value for money!
On the day unlimited wristbands will cost $40.
Melrose will make profit off the presale of these wristbands only.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:59 PM
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
The Remembrance Day school service will be held on Friday 10th November in the ANZAC Garden here at school. It will commence at 9.15am. Parents are invited to come along. If inclement weather, the service will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.
Melrose Primary School will be represented at the Wodonga Service on November 11th at the Wodonga War Memorial. 2 students will lay a wreath on behalf of the school.

Transition Dates for 2018 Foundation Students

Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:14 PM
Transition Dates for 2018 Foundation Students
Beginning school is always an exciting time - for both the parents and students. We aim to support you in ensuring that your child enters school with confidence and ease. Melrose Primary School conducts an Orientation Program in Term 4 that will assist your child to become familiar with our school environment. An outline of this program has been sent out to all families that have already returned their 2018 enrolment form to the school. 
The key dates of the Transition visits are:
Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 28th November 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 12th December  2017 - 9.00am-12.30pm
Members of our school team will visit Pre-Schools over the coming months to meet our new students and talk to Pre-School teachers. This is an important part of building  positive relationships with your child and our school. 
Please contact the school if you no longer require the enrolment or have further questions. 
If you have not yet returned a 2018 enrolment form, you need to do so as soon as possible, please contact Wendy at the front office for a copy of the paperwork that is required.

School Photo Day - Tuesday 5th Sept

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:52 PM

LEADING IMAGE 
SCHOOL PHOTOS
 Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Envelopes have been sent home with each student. 
Please ensure the correct money is in your child’s envelope (the school office will not  be able to provide change) and send it to school 
on photo day.
Note: Parents have the option to place their order online. Each envelope is personalized with student name and unique ordering code. 
If a student loses their envelope, their opportunity to order online will be lost and they will need to place their order by handing in a generic envelope obtained from the school office.
Photo prices range from $25 - $45


Family (sibling) photo: 
Parents wishing to have their children photographed together (with siblings who attend Melrose), will need to collect a Family envelope from the school office 
before photo day, as these will not be sent home with the individual  photo envelopes.


Book Week Dress Up Day and Parade

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:50 PM

BOOK WEEK DRESS UP PARADE

FRIDAY 25th AUGUST - 9.00am

Start thinking about your costumes to come dressed as your favourite book character and participate in our

annual book parade at 9.00am at assembly.

Parents most welcome to attend.

 


Welcoming Ceremony & EQ Buddy Presentations

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:09 PM

WELCOME CEREMONY

Please come along to our Welcoming Ceremony where we will formally welcome new students and their families to our school community.

We invite all new families to share in this ceremony with their child / children.

FRIDAY 11th August 2017

Venue: Multi Purpose Room - 9.00am

 We will also be celebrating our newly elected EQ Buddies for Semester 2. Students will receive their badge and certificate at a special ceremony being held on this day also.

PARENT OPINION SURVEY 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:49 PM

Parent Opinion Survey 2017
WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.
It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.
In line with Department processes, approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey with the list of participants being randomly generated through our School Administration platform. These families will be contacted shortly and given further details on how to access the survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.
The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September and shared with our wider school community in order to recognise the strengths of Melrose and to effectively plan identified improvements and initiatives moving into the future.

For further information, please contact Kellie Thorp via the school office or visit: http:// www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyparent.aspx 

Parents and Friends Meeting

Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:46 PM

PARENTS AND FRIENDS CLUB
Melrose Primary School are looking for community members who are interested in joining our Parents and Friends Club. Participation would include helping with events such as Father’s/Mother’s Day Stalls, Breakfast Club, the Melrose Community Fair and other school fundraisers.
A meeting will be held on Friday the 11th of August at 3:30pm in Area 15 (Foundation classroom) where you can ask any questions about what the P&F involves and express interest in helping out with any specific events.
Parents and community members have always played a huge role in our school events, and we are eager to continue this support into the future.
If you are wanting to join the P&F club but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Wendy at the front office and leave your contact number and email address, before this date.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there,

Kelsie McWilliams