CHRISTMAS MARKET CHANGE OF DATE

Due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for Thursday, we are moving the Christmas Market to Tuesday 18 December. The market will run from 4pm – 7pm.

We understand this may be an inconvenience to some families at this busy stage of the year but have made this change to allow our children to enjoy the market experience.

The Christmas Concert will still take place on Thursday 13 December at 9am in the gym, regardless of the weather.

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Whilst we are looking forward to the Christmas Market, a change of date to Tuesday 18 December MIGHT take place due to the predicted weather for Thursday. We are monitoring the situation closely and will confirm the information as soon as a decision is made. A change of date would allow us to enjoy the festivities without the hassle of umbrellas and gumboots.

The Christmas Concert will still take place on Thursday 13 December at 9am in the gym, regardless of the weather.

Should any change take place we will communicate it here on our website, through the before and after school announcements and on each year level blog.

HEAD LICE!

There are quite a few children in our school with recurring head lice at the moment. We are asking for all families to check children’s hair this week so we can stop the spread!!

If eggs or live lice are found, please treat children’s hair. See the following information from the Victorian Department of Health:
Treating and controlling head lice

The guidelines contain information regarding detecting and treating head lice and eggs. If head lice or eggs are found on your child’s hair, you need to:

  • inform the school and advise when the treatment has started
  • inform parents or carers of your child’s friends so they too have the opportunity to detect and treat their children if necessary.
  • treat the hair again 7 days after initial treatment –  the first treatment kills all lice; the second treatment kills the lice that may have hatched from eggs not killed by the first treatment.

Health regulations require that where a child has head lice, that child should not return to school until the day after appropriate treatment has started. Please note, this refers only to those children who have live head lice and does not refer to head lice eggs.

Please make sure that children’s hair is tied back to help prevent the spread of head lice. When long hair is tied back firmly or plaited, it is more difficult for the head lice to reach the scalp or hair shaft where they lay their eggs.

Important Information

  • On Monday, Wednesday & Thursday the year 6 children will be selling icy poles (zooper doopers) for $1 each. The Year 6 children will come to each class and collect the money and children will get the icy pole during lunch eating time.
  • Book Club is due back on Tuesday. Don’t miss out!
  • Sushi Day is Tuesday 4 December. Place orders on the website by 9.30am on Monday 3 December. Click on the picture below to go to the website!

Foundation 2019 Information Evening

This evening, we welcome parents and carers of Foundation children enrolled to attend Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School in 2019.

We look forward to meeting with families new to our school, sharing information and beginning a positive partnership to give children the best chance for a successful start to their primary school education.

Sick!

There have been a number of children returning to school too soon after illnesses involving vomiting and/or diarrhoea. This means that children may still be infectious and could spread illness throughout the school. It is very important that sick children have adequate time at home to recover from their illness and do not return too soon, putting others at risk of also becoming ill.

Children with vomiting or diarrhoea should:

  • rest at home and not attend school. Children should be excluded from attending for at least 24 hours after symptoms stop, unless otherwise advised by a medical professional
  • wash hands thoroughly with soap and running water for 10 seconds after using the toilet
  • drink plenty of clear fluids to prevent dehydration. Avoid undiluted fruit juice and soft drinks as they may increase dehydration and diarrhoea. Rehydration drinks that replace fluids and salts are available from chemists.

Please keep sick children as far away from other people as you can!

See you doctor for advice as soon as possible if symptoms continue.

 

School Run4Fun Colour Explosion

Colour Powder
The colour powder used in our event has been sourced direct from India, the home of Holi Powder. It is made of high quality corn starch and permitted food colours. It’s non-toxic, biodegradable, skin safe and environmentally friendly. Toxicological Risk Assessment and ingredient listings can be obtained from the School Office upon request. Students with asthma are advised to be careful in their decision to participate.

What to wear:
A white top is best to see all the colours. Whilst the colour is washable it is best to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting ruined.

Where to go:
The event will be held on the school oval. Whilst you are waiting for your run time you are invited to join the dance party in the centre of the oval.

Fundraising:
1.     You created a profile page online: Once the fundraiser has finished (November 9th) click the ‘ORDER MY PRIZE’ button and then confirm your total amount raised and order your prize/s.

2. Cash donations: Complete the back page of the Sponsorship Form and return to the school.

Traffic safety around our school

Keeping our children safe on their way to and from school is the responsibility of everybody in our community.

Children are vulnerable road users and are at higher risk in traffic because of their size and inability to judge speed and distance.

Extra care needs to be taken in school zones, especially at the beginning and end of the school day, to reduce risk to our children.

  • ALWAYS cross at the school crossings!!!
  • BE PATIENT – observe the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
  • DO NOT park on footpaths or over driveways. This causes many problems for our neighbours and they will contact the City of Casey to complain if access to their property is blocked
  • DO NOT use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. The car park is for staff vehicles only. The pedestrian gate adjacent to the car park will be open in the mornings and afternoons for families to access before and after school care.
  • NEVER double park. This reduces driver visibility, causes congestion and puts children at risk.
  • NEVER call your child across the road.
  • ALWAYS encourage your child to enter and exit the car from the kerb.
  • REMEMBER children are full of surprises! Expect the unexpected.
  • ALWAYS drive at or below 40km/h.

Our children’s safety and well-being is our most important priority so it is wonderful to now have THREE Crossing Supervisors to help our children cross what are, at times, very busy roads. A children’s crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place. Children and adults who are crossing at a children’s crossing must comply with the supervisor’s directions and must stand behind the line until the supervisor blows the whistle, indicating that it is safe to cross. The crossing supervisor will always wait until it is safe before they walk out and blow their whistle.

Cars are not allowed to park on or around the crossing.  The crossing area is usually signed NO STOPPING.  The clearance around the crossing is for the safety of pedestrians.

REMEMBER – ALWAYS CROSS AT THE CHILDREN’S CROSSING WHEN IT IS IN OPERATION.

By following the rules around school zones we can work together to ensure the safety of our children.