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DAFFODIL DAY 22nd AUGUST
Each day around 350 Australians are diagnosed with cancer. Many members of our school community and their families are currently suffering from the devastating effects of cancer.
By making a donation for Daffodil Day, you are helping Cancer Council work towards better cancer treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer-free future. Daffodil Day raises funds for Cancer Council to continue its work in research, patient support and prevention programs that benefit all Australians. Cancer Council is Australia's peak cancer control organisation which invests approximately $50M a year into vital cancer research.
Every daffodil purchased and every donation helps the cancer Council take one step closer to the defeat of cancer. Every dollar raised can make an incredible difference. You can donate money by purchasing daffodil merchandise or you can donate online here.
QCCMF (Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival)
Last Friday our School Band and School Choir participated in the QCCMF at Villanova College, Coorparoo and St James Church, Coorparoo.
~ Band - the Band was great to listen to and received a Bronze Award from the judges. Congratulations to the band members and also to their teacher and conductor, Jack Saunders.
~ Choir - the Choir sang sweetly and received a Bronze Award for their efforts from the judges. Congratulations to the choir members and also to the choir teacher and conductor, Terry Druery.
FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
On Friday 5th September we will have a special Prayer Assembly at 8:45am to celebrate Father's Day. After the Prayer Assembly, which will be led by the Year One students, we would like to invite all fathers, grandfathers and other visitors to stay for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.
The school will provide the coffee, tea, milk etc. but we would like to ask the students in Year Two if they could be responsible for providing a 'plate of goodies' for the Morning Tea. We would be grateful if the food could be sent on/in a disposable plate or container; this eliminates the need to try and find enough plates for food and the worry of returning good plates to the owners. The children can bring the food to the tuck-shop when they arrive on the morning of Friday 5th September. Thank you for your help in making this a special day.
Connect to Reading Character Parade
Friday 22nd August at 8.45am
- For Prep to Year 3
- Each class has a book theme and is organising their own costume details
- Most creative class wins an ice block treat from the tuckshop
Parents and Grandparents
Our Preps shared their Library time this week with Parents and Grandparents who listened to or read stories, made clay dinosaurs, drew favourite book characters or created a weaving pattern - all just to make sure we were Connected to Reading.
Great Book Swap
Thanks to the wonderfully generous response to the Book Swap. $305.00 was raised for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation - and lots and lots of children went home with a new story to read!
P&F NEWS & INFORMATION
FETE 31ST AUGUST 2014
Volunteers We are still looking for people to help out on various stalls throughout the day please if you can help contact me 0403 168 741 with your availability just an hour of your time would be great. Thanks Rebecca
Businesses that support our school
Please click here to see the list of businesses in this week's newsletter.
Major Raffle It is wonderful to see our school families selling raffle tickets like hot cakes! Remember the family that sells the most tickets will win a Family Pass to Australia Zoo (2 Adults, 2 Children)!!!! Reminder: All tickets (sold or unsold) must be returned to the school office by Friday 22nd August 2014.
An all-day rides pass will cost $30 and 10 tickets will cost $40. The preferred payment option will be through Flexischools – an online payment website. This provides you with an instant receipt and is safe and secure. Instructions will be sent out with the flyer (and in the newsletter) and are also available on the school app. Cash can be paid at the office if the money is placed in a sealed envelope. Eftpos will not be available.
We will be running a colouring-in competition, closing 28th August for Prep to Year 3 and Years 4 - Senior, giving away one "All day rides pass" for each group for the best colouring-in. Please return your form by 28th August. Flexischool payments will close 27th August.