Easter Raffle

Don’t forget to sell raffle tickets to family and friends. Tickets are $1 each and there are 10 tickets in a book. We are asking families to support our fundraising efforts by kindly donating an Easter-themed item to each child’s classroom

Please return all sold tickets and money to the front office by Wednesday 29th March 2017. Winners will be announced in the School Newsletter the following day.

Thank you so much for your efforts and generous support!

School Open Nights

Would you like to know more about your child’s learning?

PLEASE come to our information sessions next week, your child will show you how they learn.  

As you know it’s so important for you to be involved in your child’s learning. Your attitudes, values and behaviours can positively influence your child’s educational outcomes.

When schools and families work together, children do better and stay in school longer.

Parent engagement is associated with improvements across a range of indicators, including:

·         better outcomes

·         enhanced engagement with school work

·         more regular school attendance

·         better behaviour

·         and increased social skills.

Gr 1-2 Information Evening

Wednesday 15th March

6.15pm – 7.30pm

Gr 3-6 Information Evening

Thursday 16th March

6.15pm – 7.30pm 

Volunteers Wanted

Our Breakfast Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8.30am in the Gym.  It has been very successful so far. All students are welcome to attend.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help with our Breakfast club please contact Belinda or Annie

Canteen

If you can spare a few hours, to help in our school canteen on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday please see Renae in the Canteen.

Red Food Day - 24th March

Can you Help?

Grade 3 - iPad Lease Payments Now Due

Grade 3 students received their iPads last week and we have had information sessions this week.       

Parents wishing for their child to take up a leased iPad from the school will need to complete the contract forms and make first the payment before iPads go home with students.

Any questions can be directed through the office, classroom teachers or to Darrel Branson (ICT Coordinator)

Thank you for your support in the program. 

Walking School Bus

Mildura West Primary School has its very own Walking School Bus.  The Walking School Bus departs at 8:30am from the corner of Washington Drive and Riverside Avenue once a month. The police and Neighbourhood Watch will be ‘on board’ the bus. Scooters, bikes, ripsticks, skateboards, prams and walkers can also join the Walking Bus.

We are inviting any member of our school community to be the ‘driver’. The Walking Bus operates once a month. If you are interested in being the ‘driver’ of our Walking Bus, please leave your name at the Office.

Compass Corner

Your child’s first report for Grades

 1 to 6 will be on Compass from

 Friday afternoon. There will be several of these reports each term.

This first report is on Mathematics.

So, log onto Compass to access your child’s learning in your own time, on your home computer or mobile device (e.g. iPad or phone). Compass allows you to see your child’s work and the teacher’s assessment and feedback. You can leave a comment for the teacher and child to view too. We cannot reiterate the importance of engaging with what your child is learning at school.

So please get online and share in your child’s learning at Mildura West. You can log on here: https://mildurawestps.vic.jdlf.com.au

Mobile Apps

Did you know that you can access Compass on your smartphone or tablet? Or that you can view your child’s learner tasks from the palm of your hand? Download the app now!

Search for ‘Compass School Manager’ in the Apple and Android app stores.

Compass Support

Need help? We’re here for you!

Attached to this newsletter is a flyer describing how to log in and view your child’s work. If you need a password reset or have forgotten your details please contact the school and we can provide you with a new log in. Ph.: 50231336

Partners in Print 2017

Prep parents/carers and children are invited to come along and find out about ways your child can learn at home.

We will be having two sessions. It’s important that parents/carers come to both.

Thursday 9th March & Thursday 23rd March

6.30 – 7.30pm – Sessions

In the Gym and Prep classrooms

Kids….Don’t forget to wear your Pyjamas!

There will be a special surprise for all children who attend both sessions!

 

*                    A Crèche will be available both evenings for siblings in the Library

 

Student Leader Badge Ceremony - Firday 3rd March

Student Leader Badge Ceremony - Tomorrow morning

 in the Gym at 9.00am. All parents are welcome to attend.

Presentations will be made by Deputy Mayor - Jason Modica.

 

Parent / Teacher Meetings

We will be having our Parent/Teacher Meetings in week 4

The meetings are an extremely important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement with MWPS. Years of research demonstrate that family involvement in education leads to positive benefits for children, such as increased school attendance, higher academic performance, and improved attitudes about school.

This initial meeting will be a time for you to tell the teacher about your child. It is also an opportunity to look at the Goals set at the end of 2016.

Bookings will be available on COMPASS next week, these are the times available:

Wednesday 22nd February                     Thursday 23rd February

        2.30pm – 6.30pm                                   3.30pm – 6.00pm

If you have forgotten your Compass password, please contact the school office.  If these times do not suit, please contact your child’s teacher and make an alternative arrangement.

A crèche will be available for siblings in the Library.

RREP Leaders

A big congratulations to all the students who have successfully obtained a RREP leadership position for 2017. The RREP program is a fantastic asset to our school with RREP leaders giving up their lunchtime to provide activities and mediation to their peers in the ‘friendship zone’. The RREP leaders will operate in two groups rotating term by term. The students are currently getting trained by Mrs Cottrell and will be ready to start next week. Thanks to all the students who applied and to Mr Hall and Mrs Cottrell for their co-ordination.

A full list of our RREP leaders can be found by click on the 2017 school leaders on this webpage. 

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