Our eggs arrived + more | Term 1 Week 7

Weekly News
Our eggs have arrived!!

Kindergarten were very excited to welcome some new visitors to their classroom this morning as the Hatching Chicks eggs were delivered.

Many eager eyes have been focussed on the eggs as children are waiting for the first cracks to appear and the new chicks to make an appearance. A reminder that at the end of the program any family that would like a chicken to keep is welcome to adopt a pair or more at a cost of $5 per chick. Chickens must go home in pairs or more as they are flock birds. Please see Mrs Brisbane if you are interested in having two or more of the newly hatched chickens when the program concludes on Friday 17 March. Anyone is welcome to call by Kindergarten during the fortnight  to view the chick's progress.
Colour Run  Change of Date
New Date: Thursday 30 March

Due to a clash of dates with the rescheduled PSSA gala day, the Lake Heights Public School Colour Run has been moved from Friday 31 March to Thursday 30 March.

We look forward to seeing everyone dressed in white for what is sure to be a colourific day. 
School Photos

Our school photographers will be here to capture smiles on the morning of Monday 27 March. We look forward to seeing fantastic photos with all students wearing their full summer uniform.

Today each student will bring home the photo order form and we ask that these are completed and returned to the class teacher. Family photo envelopes are available at the office also.

Orders close Thursday 23 March.

The shop is now open. School lunches can be ordered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch order slips can be obtained from the hub.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards

Congratulations to all award recipients

Jasmine Burke Daziah Tausala Johnathan Meta Ayla Seguin Vasinddaren Murali T-Jay Martin Charlise Hall Benji Macaulay Myles Munro Destin Tausala Peyton Jujhara Jessica Petrovska
Pleas return all completed student record updates to the office.
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Class Information Pages
Our class information pages are now ready to be viewed on our school website. Each class teacher has tailored their class page to specifically address details relating to their class. Teachers may use these class pages to upload photos or videos throughout the year to aid learning. We encourage you to visit these pages by clicking on the photo links below.
Parent Teacher Conversations
At Lake Heights Public School we highly value parent communication in regards to your child's learning. There's plenty of evidence that shows positive communication between parents and teachers helps improve student academic performance. This week you will receive a parent teacher conversation booking slip. We encourage all parents to choose a time to meet with your child's teacher to discuss their learning. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss any issues that you would like to raise and will help teachers to best support your child.
Focus on Reading

All classes K-6 have been implementing the comprehension strategy 'Making Connections' during their literacy lessons. When readers make connections, they do so to better understand the text they are reading. They make links or associations between what they read and their prior knowledge.

There are  3 types of connections students can make when they read:

  1. Text to self connection - this is when a student relates what they read to their own personal experiences.
  2. Text to text connection -is when a student relates what they read to other texts.
  3. Text to world connection - is when a student relates what they read to the wider world.

You can strengthen your child's comprehension skills by using this strategy when listening to your child doing their home reading.

Cross Country
Friday 10 March 9:30am- 12pm

We are looking forward to seeing lots of energetic and happy students on Friday at this year's Cross Country Carnival.

For students under 8, an obstacle course is set up at the school. This event starts at 10:00am.

For students who will turn 8 this year or older, their event is held at Barina Park, starting at 9:30am. Students and teachers walk to the park and back to school afterwards.

Distances are 2km for 8 to 10 year olds and 3km for 11-13's. A permission slip for walking to and from the venue with teachers is included below. There is no cost. Please complete and return the attached permission note to class teachers by 10 March.

Students are encouraged to wear their sporting house colours in support of their team.

Parents and friends are welcome at both events.

For the latest update regarding weather, please check facebook. Cross Country 2017
PSSA Cricket and Netball Friday 31 March
The postponed PSSA cricket and netball gala day has been rescheduled to Friday 31 March. The second PSSA gala day will still be held on Friday 24 March. All students are reminded to bring recess, lunch and plenty of water as they will be away from school between 9:30am and 2pm. Further information can be found on the school website by following this link.
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