Hello Kapinara Families, old and new, and welcome back (finally!) to the new school year.
On behalf of the P&C we’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new families, from those in Kindy all the way through to year 6. We’re looking forward to getting to know as many of you as possible, and hope to meet you in person very soon.
To our returning families, we welcome you back just as warmly. Hopefully the extended school holiday break wasn’t too onerous – relaxing even? And we hope you’ll have the opportunity to admire the now completed Wobbly Playground at the bottom of the Kindy stairs, which was finished over the school holidays thanks to the amazing support you provided throughout 2020.
(For those families who are no longer at Kapinara – thank you for your patience as we finalise the P&C’s 2021 email database. Feel free to send us an email reminder to remove you from this list.)
Kapinara Welcome Sundowner 2021 Event – Friday 5 March
Save the date for the annual Kapinara welcome Sundowner event on FRIDAY 5 MARCH from 5-9pm (pending lockdown advice and Covid-safety requirements). This is a great opportunity for new families to get to know the Kapinara community – BYO, picnic on the oval, and enjoy a great evening out for all ages! The band has been booked and food options are being finalised – stay tuned for booking information coming soon.
P&C Meetings – Date for Your Diary
The first regular meeting of the P&C for 2021 will take place on TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY at 7pm, in the staffroom. Any and all members of the Kapinara community are welcome to attend and your support is greatly appreciated – you don’t need to be a member to attend, only to vote, and membership costs just $1 . Participation in the P&C is a great way to learn more about how the school is run, how you can help the P&C support the needs of our kids through fundraising and community-building, to meet other parents and teachers from outside your class group, and more.
The P&C’s Annual General Meeting will take place later in term 1 – stay tuned for more details.
Uniform Shop – Online Ordering This Week
Due to post-lockdown restrictions, the uniform shop will run an online ordering system for this week. We hope to resume normal in-person service from next week onwards as and when restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, you can download an order form from https://bit.ly/3cRaq1T and email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org Orders will be packed by our volunteers and sent home with students via classroom teachers. You can send queries to the same email address if you have any queries, and our uniform shop managers will be happy to help however they can.
Canteen – WE NEED YOU!
The canteen will open from week 3 onwards (commencing Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 February) providing recess and lunch options every Tuesday and Thursday unless otherwise advised. As you may know, our canteen relies on volunteers to provide a cost-effective and healthy service, and without volunteers we’re unable to operate at full capacity. With fewer volunteers, we may need to either reduce menu options, or potentially close on selected days. Mums, dads, aunts/uncles, grandparents or neighbours – anyone over 18. All are welcome and tasks are simple – cutting fruit, prepping toasted sandwiches/wraps/pizza/salads, packing completed orders – your support makes a huge difference!
Canteen volunteers can work either half shifts from 8.45am-10.45am or 10.45-1pm, or a full shift 8.45-1pm. Parents volunteering for a half shift receive a free recess for their child/ren, and those volunteering for a full shift receive a free lunch for their child/ren. Hand washing and following strict hygiene measures are of critical importance for all those who are volunteering.
We have found the most efficient way to manage volunteer requirements is to assign every class in the school the duty of providing the volunteers for each week. Each class will be assigned responsibility for 2x weeks per year, once in terms 1-2, and once more in terms 3-4. We manage our volunteer roster via Signup.com, and the roster for terms 1 and 2 2021 is available now at https://signup.com/go/itHUFmZ Reminders will be issued a week in advance and the night before, and class reps will also ask for support. Ms DeBrass’s class 3/4D is responsible for volunteers to kick off term 1 (week 3 = next week) – huge thanks in advance!
Term 1 Canteen Volunteer Roster
Week 3 3/4 D – 16/2 & 18/2
Week 4 6L – 23/2 & 25/2
Week 5 1T – 2/3 & 4/3
Week 6 5P – 9/3 & 11/3
Week 7 2JJ – 16/3 & 18/3
Week 8 PP2 – 23/3 & 25/3
Week 9 4BH – 30/3 & 1/4
Term 2 Canteen Volunteer Roster
Week 1 2S – 20/4 & 22/4
Week 2 6D – 27/4 & 29/4
Week 3 3F – 4/5 & 6/5
Week 4 PP1 – 11/5 7 13/5
Week 5 5ZW – 18/5 & 20/5
Week 6 1C – 25/5 & 27/5
Week 7 3H – 1/6 & 3/6
Week 8 1/2 TB – 8/6 & 10/6
Week 9 3/4 D – 15/6 & 17/6
Week 10 1T – 22/6 & 24/6
Week 11 6L – 29/6 & 1/7
**If you are ill, please do NOT attend your shift. Let the canteen know via email to email@example.com or call the main school number – as much notice as possible is preferred and if you can provide a replacement even better, but providing a safe and hygienic canteen service is our utmost priority. The canteen will adapt to manage this, and can do a reduced menu that day if needed.**
Any suggestions for food items you’d like to see added to the menu are always welcome – please respond to this email at any time. We strive to provide healthy food options in line with official guidelines, with the occasional treat item for good measure (we all need a little sweetness in our lives!)
We’re working with the School to determine when the School Banking program will resume in 2021, hopefully in the next week or so. Stay tuned for further details, or check out information on the website at http://kapinaraps.wa.edu.au/parent-information/banking/
Parent representatives are a critical part of helping the P&C communicate across the parent body, which in turn helps the school run smoothly. We’ll be sending a separate email with details about how you might be able to help.
Thank you –
Kapinara Primary School P&C Association