Term 4, 2019 Wed 9th Oct- Student Led Conference Day Students attend with parents/ guardians for their allocated times only. Please make arrangements for the care of your child / children on this day
OTHER KEY DATES FFF= Fresh Fruit Friday RED = 'changed date' Term 3, 2019 Fri 6th Sep - FFF Unit 1, 2nd Hand Uniform Sales 8:45-9:15am & Year 3/4 Melbourne Museum Excursion Mon 9th Sep - Years P-2 Scienceworks Excursion Mon 9th Sep - Wed 11th Sep - Year 5/6 Camp - Lorne Wed 11th Sep - Fri 13th Sep - Year 3/4 Camp - Lorne Fri 13th Sep - FFF - Unit 2 Mon 16th Sep - Unit 4 assembly - 3:00pm Hall Mon 16th Sep - Mike Larkin / Channel 10 Weather being filmed at AVPS 4:00pm - 6:00pm Tue 17th Sep - PSW Uniform Sales - 8:30-9:30 - Hall Fri 20th Sep - 2nd Hand Uniform Sales 8:45-9:15am Fri 20th Sep - School Tour #7 9.30-10.30am Fri 20th Sep - Special Lunch Day 'Pies etc' + Sports Colour Day Fri 20th Sep - No FFF + Early finish 2:30pm
Term 4, 2019 Wed 9th Oct- Student Led Conference Day- Students attend with parents/ guardians for their allocated times only. Please make arrangements for the care of your child / children on this day Wed 16th Oct - Year Prep 2020 Information Session - 5:30pm -6:30pm - Unit 2 Sat 19th Oct- AVPS School Fete 1-6pm Thu 14th Nov - MVIMP Concert - MVRC
TV Weather Presenter Visit #1
FROM THE PRINCIPAL TEAM ISAAC's BOTTLE TOP VENTURE / WEATHER PRESENTER VISIT #1 Congratulations to Isaac (Unit 4) for capturing the attention of Channel Nine News. Livinia Nixon visited on Wednesday to film a segment, featuring Isaac and his helping hands project for the Channel Nine News: Little Kids Big Ideas feature, to be aired on a Sunday night in the coming weeks.
It was an exciting afternoon, having a TV personality visit unit 4, highlighting the wonderful work Isaac is doing; raising awareness and collecting/delivering bottle tops to be turned into prosthetic hands for amputees. Please enjoy the pictures above/below and find out more information about Isaac's project- under the Important Reminders heading. We look forward to viewing Isaac's segment on Nine's Sunday News in the coming weeks.
WEATHER PRESENTER VISIT #2 - Monday 16th September We look forward to another weather presenter, Mike Larkin from Channel 10, visiting us on Monday 16th September. This time Ben's 2018 Unit 3B children captured Channel 10's attention by writing persuasive letters to convince Mike to visit us. He will be presenting the weather report from Ascot Vale PS from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.
Some members of Ben's 2018 Unit 3 class and the EPA team will be involved in the segment, promoting the opening of our capital works project, our school fete and the school’s waste wise program. Community members are welcome to come along to watch this event but please be aware that children attending need to be in the care of an adult family member.
and speaking of weather ........................ SUN SMART As per the our Sunsmart policy, AVPS requires all children to wear a hat when outside from 1 Sept to 30 April each year. Children have been reminded this week to please locate their Sunsmart hat (i.e., one that protects the face, ears and neck) and to begin wearing hats from next week. Please note, baseball caps do not offer enough protection and are therefore not allowed. We have a No Hat, No Play approach: students not wearing appropriate hats must remain in the shade that is offered outside the front of unit 4 and 5 as of next week.
LORNE CAMP - a message from Lucy & Michael Camp is just around the corner. Here are some important reminders:
1) Students NOT Attending Camp are expected to attend school. Final arrangements for placing students in units is taking place. All teachers back at school will have a list and students will be told the day before where they will be the following day. For example - year 5/6 students back at school will be told where they will be on Monday tomorrow. The office will have a list also.
2) Students Attending Camp - Final Important Information
MEDICATION - All medication needs to be handed to Jason (Monday Year 5/6) or Kerry (Wednesday Year 3/4) in the staff room the morning of each camp, (8.30-8.50am) by a parent/guardian. A medication authority form must be filled in and signed to allow medication to be given at camp. We encourage you to print out the attached form, come with it already filled in and accompanying medication in a labelled zip lock bag. Blank forms will also be available at this time (morning of each camp 8.30-8.50am) or you can pick one up from the office today or tomorrow.
PACKING LIST EDIT- please pack 2 towels, 1 for beach and 1 for showering. This was not on original packing list.
All medication needs to be handed to Jason (Monday Year 5/6) or Kerry (Wednesday Year 3/4) in the staff room the morning of camp, (8.30-8.50am) by a parent/guardian. A medical consent form must be filled in and signed to allow medication to be given at camp. Please allow some time to do this.
Bags and sleeping bags need to be left along the fence line on Bank Street. Please do not block the path. If possible, pack sleeping bag and pillow into a big bag.
Bring a labelled disposable bag with morning tea/lunch (for the first day only) and a water bottle to use for the duration of camp to be taken to the hall and put into a lunch tub.
Please ensure you have packed well for all weather conditions
Please LABEL all clothing items
Bring at least 3 plastic bags for wet/dirty clothes
Don’t forget your sunsmart hat
No EXTRA food/snacks/lollies allowed
No electronic devices or cameras allowed
Student can be collected from the hall on the Wednesday and Friday after camp.
SPORT COLOURS DAY AVPS will be holding a ‘sport colours day’ on Friday 20th September to coincide with our special lunch day where pies (etc) will be offered as a lunch choice. To help get into the spirit of Melbourne’s September footy final frenzy, AVPS children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favourite team colours from any sporting code, noting that it does not necessarily need to be AFL football. We look forward to yet another day of colour and fun at AVPS on Friday 20th September.
SPECIAL LUNCH DAY Orders for the 20/9 special lunch day are due tomorrow - Friday 6th September. Order form is below.
AvGT IS COMING Ascot Vale's Got Talent will once again be a feature of this year's fete. Please encourage your child / children to plan a group or solo performance (musical / dance / singing/ theatrical / magic /comedy, etc, ) and 'try out' to appear on the fete stage at AVPS on October 19. There will not be enough stage time for every performance on the day, so a short listing process will take place in the first week of term 4. Teachers will nominate several acts from their units and a final audition will take place at a lunch time in the first week of next term (date TBC). Thank you to Alison (mum of Lauren and Fin) and teachers, Lucy, Britt and Marg for organising this fun event for the children.
Kind regards Sue Osborne & Michael Downing, AVPS Principal Team
IMPORTANT REMINDERS Please click on the heading above to access important reminders for AVPS parents and /or guardians, which are updated fortnightly.
We still need LOTS of donations.....books, clothes, toys, teddies, small toys for the carnival games, bottles of unopened wine, oil, after shave, perfume, ect (minimum value of $10 please), lucky jars for the kids (see flyer for info on this), craft items, plants (keep these at home and bring on the day), blocks of chocolate (half price at COLES this week) and if yo have any questions please just let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be at the POD every day after school if you need to drop things off or you can leave on the front porch of :- 1 Regent Street Ascot Vale, 31 Middle St, Ascot Vale, or if you have books contact Meredith for drop off at her house. email@example.com.
Thanks for your continued support - SEE FLYERS ATTACHED BELOW
NEWS FROM THE SPORTING FIELD! Primary Track and Field - Girls and Boys/Mixed Division Finals On Tuesday the 3rd of September a group of student who were selected to be a part of the Division Team headed to Keilor Athletics Track in Keilor Park. These students were selected based on their amazing achievements at the District Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to the following students for representing our Division! Amy. H (Unit 6) Ela. K (Unit 4) Hazel. B (Unit 4) Isla. M (Unit 4) Isobel. R (Unit 6) Jordy. W (Unit 4) Lauren. H (Unit 4) Molly. S (Unit 4) A HUGE congratulations to the students who have progressed to the next level! And a massive thank you to the parents for taking them!
District Basketball Competition This Friday the 6th of September a small team of Year 6 students are coming with me to the Keilor Park Stadium to participate in a round robin tournament against other schools in our district. It is going to be a fun day and hopefully we bring home the gold! Good luck to everyone who is going! Parents please see Compass for all details.
PE It has been another busy two weeks in PE, with students having amazing experiences with coaches. Students who had PE on Tuesday were able participate in a Soccer Clinic run by Melbourne Victory, students were put through soccer drills to further develop their skills and played some fun games against each other. Students who had PE on Thursday were able to have nearly one-on-one coaching in Basketball, this clinic was run by SEDA College. Due to the high numbers of coaches, they were kind enough to allow another class to join in. this resulted in every student having PE sessions focusing on Basketball. Student focused on skills such as, dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. These sessions are fast paced and extremely fun for the students. We are now beginning our school wide gymnastics program, so far every student who has participated in the gymnastics program has left with a massive smile on their face!
STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM- NEWS Bee Sustainability Theme – School Fete
For our upcoming School Fete (19th October 2019) we are putting a call out to our community for items which can be upcycled by students and then sold on unit stalls. We are having a bee sustainability theme this year across the school. The items we need are as follows:
Acrylic paint – black and yellow
Acrylic paint – any other colour
Tape – black and yellow
Buttons - oversized
Bottle tops – metal e.g. from beer bottles
Nails – for wood
Logs – hollow and/or small - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Bamboo off cuts - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Cane garden fencing - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Timber off cuts - NO CHEMICAL TREATMENT
Drink Bottles – soft plastic
Milk bottles – soft plastic
Soil – clay based
Tin cans – small and/or giant e.g. for tomato sauce and Milo
Pots – garden
Cups – mugs etc
Shoes – old / mismatched
Old plant pots
Please bring any items you have to Fiona Unit 5.
Additionally, if anyone has hammers, screwdrivers, saws etc they can loan to the school we can put our EPA team straight to work.
Also, we might need someone handy to build a few simple wooden items to help us along the way. Please let Fiona Unit 5 know if you or someone you know could donate some of their time.
Thanks in advance for any way you can help. Fiona – Student Environmental Team Leader Unit 5
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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