Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Term 2 notes must be back in by tomorrow morning. Don't forget!

Posters also have to go back tomorrow and the awards will be made at the assembly on Thursday.

Cleaners

Does anybody have a fantastic cleaner they can recommend? This working/studying/looking after kids malarkey has got the better of me and I need to outsource some of it. Thanks for your suggestions!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Tomorrow is the Snugglepot & Cuddlepie show at the Seymour. Parents don't need to do anything special, it fits in between lunch and recess, and so everything gets sent to school as normal and the kids don't need to take anything with them to the show.

Term 2 notes need to be back in by next Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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I forgot to post the messages yesterday, so here they are with today's.

The roof is being replaced near where lines are normally held, so lines are being held backwards. It's a challenge, but everyone is doing their best to adapt.

Stewart House bags have been sent home and can be brought in until 31st March. They can be put on or under the table in the hall.

Term 2 notes need to be back by 1st April.

Posters need to be in by next Wednesday.

Mrs Killorn is out of the office today, so please hold off all office business until tomorrow.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Toast tongs

Do you have toast tongs? A few years ago a friend gave me a pair - wooden tongs designed for getting the toast out of toasters safely. He told me they would change my life. I scoffed. Then yesterday Charlie broke ours. I admit it, I'm an addict.
Anyway, he brought them from the US and they were impossible to get here. Now you can get Cuisena ones here, but only online. They cost $5 each, with $5 for postage of one. The postage is $10 for 2 or more, so I was wondering if anyone else wants a set to reduce the postage per item.

They are ideal for kids learning to make their own breakfast - a safe way to get the toast out without burning fingers. And never mind the kids, I have been trying to use my sad, broken ones - I am officially dependent.

So please let me know in a comment, by email or at lines if you'd like a set for yourself, or as a gift or whatever. I'm not going to profit - just sharing the joy and reducing the cost of postage. :)

Putting stuff on the blog

A few people have asked me how they can put stuff on here. There are 2 ways - one with commitment (well, just a tiny bit) and one without.

The commitment-less option is to use that link over on the right that says to email me or Alison, and we'll post whatever you send us as a post like this one. I'm using email most of the time, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for me to respond.

If you like a bit of commitment, and think you'd like to post more than once or twice, you can become an author. If you send me your email address, I can send you an invitation and you can join up and post directly. We can have up to 100 authors, so there is no obligation to becoming one and no limitation on who can be one.

I'd be keen to have a few other people who might have time to occasionally put the lines messages up, since I'm not there every day. Again, no obligation - just if you go to lines and think of it afterwards, check to see if the messages are up yet, and if not, put them up yourself.

One last bit of administrivia - there is a calendar at the bottom of the page with all the school events. I keep this pretty up to date, because it is the one I use personally for school stuff. Let me know if there is something I've missed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Messages from today:

Cake day today.

P&C meeting tonight, 7pm. Please come along and join in.

Bulb orders are due back on Friday, so don't miss out!

Don't forget to find something orange for your kids for Harmony Day on Friday. If you don't have orange clothes, orange pins, ribbons or accessories are fine.

And lots of poster ideas are being presented each day for the anti-bullying posters.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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The Term 2 activities note went home this week. Permission and money needs to be back by 1st April.

And don't forget about the bulbs! A perfect opportunity to get grotty with the kids over the holidays. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bulbs!

Yesterday your child was given a brochure full of pretty flowers you can order. This is a cool fund raiser for the P&C - 50% of the money you spend on bulbs goes directly to the P&C, and you get to plant an abundance of spring colour and fragrance. Eugenia has been mega-efficient and got them out early enough to get them back to you before the school holidays.

Please get your orders in by next Friday, 20th March (Harmony day - with the orange clothes!).

And I haven't been ignoring lines, there haven't been too many messages. Mostly repeats, although I did forget to mention that the mufti day raises $242. Thanks on behalf of the school. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Birthday Cakes

Anyone looking for birthday cakes need look no further than a lady called Maria. She has made my kids' birthday cakes for the past few years and has always done an exceptional job (she's made a Shrek cake, Homer Simpsons face with a donut in a thought bubble, racing car and a teddy bear for us). I've always just told her the 'theme' of the party and let her use her imagination. Her cakes would serve about 50 people and she charges around $50, including delivery to your door. Her number is 0407819115 or 97506081. Any flavour you like! Alison

Friday, March 6, 2009

Style Swap

One idea thrown around at today's fundraising meeting was a 'Style Swap' Night - take a look at this website for a similar idea www.swapmystyle.com.au (yes, that is me on the 'Current Affair' clip announcing to the world that I will no longer fit into my jeans - slightly embarrassing) - any thoughts on an evening like this, with fundraising money coming from a door charge? Alison

Monday, March 2, 2009

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Harold the Giraffe is coming tomorrow, and parents are welcome to go in at 9:30am if you want to see what they are indoctrinating teaching our kids. :)

Also, Friday will be a mufti day to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Send your kids in street gear (with a hat!) and a gold coin. They will also be accepting donations from parents, so if you, like me, have been meaning to donate but haven't had the credit card and the PC together yet, this is your chance to donate stress free.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bikes in the park

On the off-chance anyone is reading this and listening to a whinging child, Ben will be riding his bike in Yeo Park after about 1pm today.