Newsletter No. 1 - February 2020

Kia Ora Families and Whanau

Happy New Year and welcome to KidzWay for 2020. To those who have just started at KidzWay, it is lovely to have you and your child with us; we trust you both are settling in and we look forward to getting to know you better. As always we encourage you to share with the teachers, things that are happening in your family, what your child is particularly interested in at the moment, or activities, cultural/family traditions, special food etc, that will make your child feel at home here. Also please bring or email to Kath a family photo so your child can see you all on our family tree. Children so enjoy looking and talking about these photos. We have approximately 55 families enrolled, please fill your spot on the tree.

ERO update: our intended early February visit has been deferred until further notice - we will keep you posted when the new date comes.

Ka Kite, Denise (Head Teacher), Josanne, Michelle, Alison, Nicky, Sally, Fiona, Kay and Vanessa (Teachers) and Kath (Administrator)

Kaka Point Beach / Bus Trip

We plan to run this fun, popular day out again this year. Wednesday 26 February is penciled in, weather permitting. As well as the Wednesday children, all families are welcome to attend this trip. Best practice is to have a 1:1 adult to child ratio around water, so parent help is required to make this event happen.

The bus trip is part of the exciting experience for the children on this day, and numbers permitting we hope take a bus again this year (approximately $15 per person). Please note your intentions for the day on the form by the sign-in sheet ASAP. Many thanks.

Special Person’s Night

When: March - date to be confirmed, time 5:30pm- 7:00pm

Where: Here at KidzWay

Cost: Gold coin donation towards dinner

Why: This is a lovely opportunity for children to bring Dad or a Special Person along to play with them at KidzWay and show off their place of play and learning. We will have a simple dinner, followed by some fun games. As much as we love to see all the family, for catering and safety reasons please a maximum of 2 special people only per child. Thank you.

Easter Celebrations

Come along and join us for fun, games and an Easter Egg Hunt at our KidzWay Easter Celebrations on Thursday 9 April starting at 1:30pm. Please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. All welcome.

Lunch Boxes

Please see the foyer for some great inspiration on providing a nourishing and nutritious lunchbox for your child.

Wet Bags

KidzWay no longer has any single-use plastic bags available for children's wet or soiled clothing. We ask that families send along a suitable named waterproof bag each day in your child's bag for teachers to use in the event that your child has wet or soiled clothes to send home. KidzWay has waterproof bags available for purchase from the office. Please let Kath know if you wish to purchase one of these bags for $6.50. Thank you.

Dates for your Calendar:

Wednesday 26 February: Kaka Point Beach / Bus Trip

Date to be Confirmed in March: Special Person’s Night

Thursday 9 April: Easter Celebrations at 1:30pm

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