FROM THE OFFICE
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
PFA MOTHERS DAY UPDATE
MPPS had a very busy week leading up to Mother’s Day with lots of excitement with both the Mothers’ Day Breakfast and Mothers’ Day Stall and judging from the attached photos, you can see how much fun was had by those who attended!
The Mothers Day Breakfast was such a success! Huge thank you to the mums, stepmums, Nanna's and Grandma's that came down to enjoy a special morning with the kids! We raised $600 so HUGE thank you to everyone who came along for breakfast and purchased raffle tickets for the 5 prizes! We know you all thought the food tasted amazing as we have had such positive feedback! In fact, we have had so many people comment on how delicious the pancakes were. We have included the recipe below for you so you can have fun recreating them in your homes! We could not have made the event such a success without our army of volunteers this year. Thank you to each and everyone of you, to the volunteers who prepared the food the day before, to the volunteers who arrived at the school from 6am to set up, to those who helped to pack everything up!
Amber Whalan and Kate Solomon
PFA President and Vice President
The Mothers Day Stall was also a huge success raising a little over $600 as well! The kids were very excited about coming down to visit us at the Stall this year. It seems to be the talk of the day even for the few days afterwards which warms my heart to no end. As Mothers’ Day celebrations come to a close (at least for school related activities), I would like to take a moment to thank a huge number of helpers that I had throughout the day. As we all know, without the extra helping hands I would not be able to run the stall on my own. Big thanks go out to: Michelle Green, Jess Dixon, Carolyn Allen, Tatiana Brestovetskaia, Christine Graham, Kate Solomon, Kim Foale Gabbie Spoljaric, Natalie Palmer, Michelle Sampieri, Libby Buchanan, Deyana Dixon, Vicki Warner Sheers, Heidi Brickle, Ron Jeffries, Arlene Davies, Jackie Nixayathirath, Katherine Rowe, Penny Giofkou, Sally Hausler. Thank you also to Jess, Michelle & Kate for returning on Friday morning to help finalise all the last minute pick-ups, sales and pack up, your help was very much appreciated. I hope you all had the happiest of Mother’s Days and were all spoilt just that little bit extra on Sunday morning.
With much love
Our next event is Italian Day on Tuesday 22nd May (yay no school lunches required to be made on this day)! So don't forget to place your orders for pizza and gelati on QKR by Thursday 17th May and get ready to have some fun in Italian themed costumes!
ITALIAN DAY - TUESDAY MAY 22
Grazie! Grazie! Mentone Park PS, PFA and Signora Beer, would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Paula and Timothy McAlpine, Ava and Hamish for their wonderful donation of 100 beautiful Italian recipes from the Heart books. Just by coincidence, the Senior school will be embarking upon an Italian Cooking Project in Term 3. These books will provide delicious and authentic Italian recipes for students to prepare for their lucky parents. Once again, many thanks for this very generous donation to our school.
Ana & Sarah
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK 2018/2019
AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
SCHOOL BANKING - EVERY WEDNESDAY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Dear Mentone Park Families,
Welcome to another year at school and the beginning of a new issue of Scholastic Book Club catalogues!. Orders can be left with the office or please order via the online ordering system called “LOOP” - details are in the catalogue. When ordering there is an option to mark as a gift if you would like your order sent to the office instead of to class for your child to take home.
To families new to our school the Scholastic Book Club generates reward points which we claim back throughout the year as new books and resources for teachers to use in class. Each book club order earns 20% in rewards points – they soon add up! Scholastic often have some great books on special for as little as $2, so look out for their “gold coin books” in the catalogue
Jenny O – Book club coordinator
All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office.