Community garden – all systems GO, 100% hat habit: Term 4 | Week 2

Weekly News
Compulsory Hats

Over the years, the "No hat, No play" rule has had limited success at Lake Heights Public School, but with the support of parents and our community, that's about to change. From today, our goal is for 100% of students to be wearing a hat for all outdoor activities between the 8:55am bell and the 2:35pm bell.

Teachers have been asked to check that all students have a hat on their head as they exit the classroom for recess, lunch, PE, sport and any other outdoor activity, including excursions. Students without a hat during recess or lunch will be required to spend that time indoors with Mr Heddles. If there are students in a class without a hat, it could mean the class is restricted to the indoors or COLA for sport or PE.

With everyone’s support, we can achieve a 100% hat wearing habit at Lake Heights Public School and ensure that our students' skin is protect from harmful UV rays for years to come.

LHPS Grandparent's Day

25 October from 9:30am

Grandparents are invited to join us this Thursday 25 October at 9:30am to experience a classroom with their grandchild and enjoy some morning tea. You might even like to stay on for a BYO picnic lunch with the children at 11am. Join in some of the fun and learning that children experience at LHPS.

To assist with catering for morning tea, please let us know if you’re able to attend by completing the RSVP that children will have taken home. If you'll be staying for lunch with the children, there are plenty of nice places to sit and enjoy lunch from home or the shop.

Spare RSVP slips are available at The Hub.

We hope you can join us!

Iron on transfers

We've had a lot of interest in our new iron-on transfers, available for purchase form the office. They come in both yellow (for blue winter jumpers and hoodies) and blue (for yellow polo shirts). The process is very simple and works on all the regular school uniform fabrics that we’ve tested.

$4 DIY (iron on yourself)

$5 We’ll do it for you - (Drop off Tuesday morning, Collect Tuesday afternoon)

Our NEW school hats are now on display in the office. Later this term, we'll be asking parents to elect whether their child receives a bucket hat or a cap as their free hat to start the 2019 year with.
Community Garden up and running!

Last week, the sub-committee of our P&C community garden team met for the first time and established roles within the team. The members and roles are as follows: Coordinator - Christina Pianon Treasurer - Rachelle Smith Secretary - Julie Nicholls OHS officer - Fritz Leland

The team has some fantastic plans for our school garden and would love the input of anyone who would like to become involved.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 November at 9:30am in The Learning Hub. If you're unable to commit to meetings but would still like to become involved, keep your eyes out for upcoming opportunities to volunteer on a one-off basis.
How many sponsors have you got?
A reminder to keep collecting those sponsorships for our School Run4Fun Colour Explosion Fun Run. We'll be making Lake Heights just a little bit more colourful on the 15 November. There are lot of great prizes on offer for collecting sponsors and the funds raised will help the P&C with many of their projects around the school.
Around the school 

We're back into the swing of it after a great holiday break. Here's what we got up to around the school during Week 1.

Ahead this month
P&C Monthly Meeting - This Wednesday at 9:30. More info here Grandparents Day  - This Thursday. More info here  Smiles on Site visit - starts next week. More info here Kindergarten 2019 Transition to school playground - Monday 29 October. More info here Swim school bookings open - Monday 29 October. More info here. 
We have three assemblies in the lead up to our more formal Presentation Day assembly at the end of the year. They're scheduled for : Friday 2 November - presented by Year 1/2 Friday 16 November - presented by Year 1 Friday 30 November - presented by Kindergarten Assemblies start from 2pm. We hope to see you there!
Kindergarten 2019
It's only a few short weeks until we will be welcoming our 2019 Kindergarten students into the school for transition-to-school playgroups and orientation days. If you, or someone you know is yet to enrol a child to start school in 2019, please pop into the office to pick up an enrolment form. The playgroups offer a chance for children to become familiar with their classmates, Year 5 buddies and teachers before they enter school next year, in a relaxed and informal setting. It also offers an opportunity for parents to meet and become a part of our school community. Last year, we had 99% of prospective students attend the playgroups and parents reported that this was extremely beneficial to their child. To register your interest in the playgroups, please see our Facebook event.
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