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We look forward to seeing you, your friends, neighbours and family at our AVPS Fete Saturday 19th October 1:00pm-6:00pm:
FROM THE FETE TEAM Only 2 sleeps to go until our biggest fundraising event for this year. This only happens every 2 years, so please join in the fun and help out! IT WILL BE AMAZING! Thank you to those who have signed up. Please log into signup zone using the link below to check your shift time!
We still require volunteers for some events, which will not run unless we fill these spots! PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://signup.zone/3Gshe2pKjruBcBigr A full schedule of volunteers will be available at the RIDES marquee on Saturday .
CAKE STALL We need all families to bake and donate cakes, cupcakes, slices etc to the cake stall. This is a very popular stall and we raise a lot of funds, especially from whole cakes. Pick up a plate, cellophane and label from the canteen, to wrap your cake/s in. Please deliver baked goods pre -wrapped to the canteen on Friday or on Saturday morning by 11:am. Contact Demi firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane email@example.com for more information. See attached flyer below:
NO CASH - NO WORRIES - EFTPOS AVAILABLE Five EFTPOS machines will be available at selected stalls on Saturday. We would appreciate all successful auction bidders finalise payments for their items on Saturday, where possible.
UNIT BEE HIVE - come see what all the buzz is about
To help understand the plight and importance of bees in Australia, as well as around the world, AVPS has come together as a whole to educate ourselves as well as our community on what we can all do to help.
Please visit Unit 5, temporarily known as Unit Bee Hive, to learn about our tiny, furry, flying, community minded, insect friends. Not only will we bee sharing our knowledge on creating bee friendly habitats in our backyards, we will also bee selling bee themed produced made by our students and community.
Available to purchase will 'bee':
bee garden decorations
bee’s wax wraps
bee themed greetings cards
bee friendly seedlings for your garden
We are also lucky to have Tony Wilsmore, from Suburban Bees, donating his time and expertise. At his stall, also located in Unit Bee Hive (5), you will find:
PLANT STALL Attention to all plant donators. If you are generously intending to donate plants on Fete day, it is requested that you bring in any donations before the fete starts. It will be much easier to park close by to off load plants and it allows us to arrange them in the stall. You can bring them in on Friday evening, Moonee St side, then leave them on the little back decking area behind the music room. The gate should be open. I will be at the school early on Saturday morning between 8am and 9am to receive donations. See flyer attached below. If you have any queries please feel free to ring on Ph. 0407807460.
BOTTLE TOP MURAL A representative from Envision Hands will be at the fete to promote this charity. Attendees, especially children, will be invited to help make a bottle top mural, similar to the image below, using 'non-recyclable' tops from Envision. A gold coin donation will be requested per bottle top placed on the mural. Please visit this stall to help create a beautiful art installment to be displayed in our school, whilst supporting a worthy charity.
STAGE ROSTER 1pm - Moonee Valley Brass Band 1.30pm - DanceTheatre 2pm - School Choir/AVPS Band 2.30pm - Adam Wallace 3pm - Unit 1,2,3 AVPS got talent and Art Auction Items 4pm - Unit 4,5,6 AVPS got talentand Art Auction Items 5.45pm - Tara Beasy 6pm - Wrap up
AVPS ART AUCTION Here is a taste of the incredible art work, produced by amazingly talented artists (AKA your children) that is up for grabs at the art auction on Saturday. No cash- no worries ;-) EFTPOS will be available for the successful bidders on the day!!!!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL TEAM
FETE THANK YOUS AVPS extends a very warm THANK YOU to Sue Macaulay for her tireless efforts in co-ordinating the 2020 AVPS Fete. Sue has been working behind the scenes all year to recruit a band of volunteers who have ensured it will be a fabulous event for our AVPS community.
Importantly, the fete will also be an opportunity to raise valuable funds for a new playground we are planning to install in 2020.
So please come along and support this major fundraising event for AVPS; it will go ahead in 'rain hail or shine'.
Thank you to all in anticipation of what promises to be an enjoyable and successful day on Saturday.
We look forward to seeing you all here from 1:00-6:00pm.
Along with health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment. We look forward to everyone taking advantage of the improving weather conditions and choosing to travel to school in safe and healthy ways in the month of October. Members of the Student Representative Council will oversee the collection of data about students' travel methods in the month of October.
Click on the link above for more information.
Kind regards Sue Osborne & Michael Downing, AVPS Principal Team
KEY DATES FFF= Fresh Fruit Friday Term 4, 2019 Fri 18th Nov- FFF - Unit 5 Sat 19th Oct- AVPS School Fete 1-6 pm Fri 25th Oct- FFF - Unit 6 Mon 28th Oct- U6 Assembly - Hall - 3:00- 3:30 Tue 29th Oct - Prep Transition #1 - Hall 2:30 - 3:30pm Tue 29th Oct - PSW Uniform Shop Open- Hall - 2:30 - 3:45 Wed 30th Oct- MVIMP Rehearsals @ AVPS Thu 31st Oct- MVIMP Rehearsals - other schools Fri 1st Nov- FFF - Unit 1 Fri 1st Nov- Cup Cake Stall - Unit 1 Mon 4th Nov - Pupil Free Day - No School Today Tue 5th Nov - Melbourne Cup Day - Public Holiday - No School Today Wed 6th - 11th Nov - Life Education Van Wed 6th Nov - MVIMP Rehearsals @ MPWPS Fri 8th Nov- FFF - Unit 2 Fri 8th Nov - SRC Walk-a-Thon - 2:30-3:30pm - whole school event Mon 11th Nov - MVIMP Rehearsals @ AVPS Mon 11th Nov - P-2 Swimming Program begins Mon 11th Nov - Whole School Assembly - Hall - 10:45: 11:00 - Remembrance Day Ceremony - NOTE CHANGE OF ASSEMBLY TIME Tue 12th Oct - PSW Uniform Shop Open- Hall - 3:00-4:00pm Fri 15th Nov- FFF - Unit 3 Thu 14th Nov - MVIMP Concert - MVRC Wed 20th Nov- Prep Transition #2 - Hall 9:30-10:30pm Fri 15th Nov- FFF - Unit 4 Fri 22nd Nov- Special Lunch day - Sushi Mon 25th Nov- Assembly Unit TBC- Hall - 3:00- 3:30 Fri 29th Nov- FFF - Unit 5 Wed 3rd Dec- PSW Uniform Shop - 3:00-4:00pm Fri 6th Dec- FFF - Unit 6 Fri 6th Dec- Parent / Volunteers Thank You Morning Tea - Staff Room - 11:00am Fri 13th Dec- FFF - All Units Wed 18th Dec- Prep Transition # 3 (Hall) and whole school transition session - 9:30-11:00am Wed 18th Dec- PSW Uniform Shop - 9:30-10:30am Fri 20th Dec- Santa Assembly - Oval (weather permitting) 9:15- 10:15am Term 1, 2020 Wed 29th Jan - First Day for Year 1-6 Students Thu 30th Jan - First Day for Year Prep Students
IMPORTANT REMINDERS Please click on the heading above to access important reminders for AVPS parents and /or guardians, which are updated fortnightly.
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS At our September meeting, AVPS School Councillors approved the 2019-2022 School Strategic Plan which is a 4 year plan outlining the educational direction and targets for the school. We also discussed the results of the Vision and Values activity which will help shape the mission statement of the school.
AVPS School Council has our next meeting scheduled for Monday 21st October. Term 4 is the busiest term of the year and we have many items to cover including approving the Parent Payment policy for 2020 and developing the Annual Implementation Plan for 2020.
Did you know that our meetings now feature Child Safe Standards as a running agenda item? At each meeting we talk about the ways that the seven standards are being met at AVPS and we are always looking for ways to improve on practice. These standards can be found on the AVPS website in the 'Policy' section.
The Education and Policy team have been hard at work reviewing the huge number of Department of Education policies. Some of these policies require community feedback so please look out for them as they are published in the newsletter.
The Finance Committee have been working on the 2020 parent payment schedule at our last meeting on Monday 14/10. We also approve all fundraising activities and oversee financial operating statements. Kylie Moverley (our wonderful school Business Manager) has been a particularly valuable member of the Finance team this year. She has been working very hard behind the scenes and attending PD courses such as asset management. She is also a whizz on Compass and always has a smile on her face even with the huge increased workload as a result of the school fete!
The Buildings and Grounds team have been considering different playground designs and quotes for upgrading the Big Playground which was not covered by the recent Capital Works grant. We are hoping for a large injection of cash from our school fete this Saturday so please dig deep and bring friends, neighbours and relatives along as every little bit counts! I will be on the Spinning Wheel selling tickets for some amazing hampers so please come and say hello and support all the hard working parents who have volunteered countless hours to make the fete happen.
Helen Millar School Council President
PLEASE HELP ISAAC SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE Dear students, My name is Isaac and I’m in year 6 unit 4, and I’m on a mission to collect plastic bottle tops. For my term challenge I decided to research about helping hands supported by Envision. They turn plastic bottle caps into filament/string that they run through there 3D printer to create prosthetic hands. So I need all of you to tell your parents don’t throw out the plastic bottle tops because I need you to bring them in and put them in this box. I am going to set boxes up in every classroom to collect them and at the end of each week I will come around and collect them from your box. But the bottle caps have to have a 2 or a 4 on them other wise the people who make them can’t recycle the other bottle caps. And before putting it into the box please make sure they are cleaned.
Thank you Isaac
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