28 Oct 2016

PTA Newsletter – Friday 28 October 2016

School Fair  School Fair Art Competition- International Sun Catchers  Fair Fundraising Allocation   The Silent Auction   PTA Shop Closed Events in October & November Box of Hope  News From The Medical Room Lost Property PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours Adverts Disclaimer

School Fair

The school fair is fast approaching so it has been a busy week! This year the 25th Anniversary International Fair will take place on Saturday 5th November from 1pm – 5pm. It is a great day out for the whole family and promises to be a lot of fun. Fancy dress is encouraged so please come dressed in an outfit to represent the country of your choice.

This year there will be a $50 per person charge on the gate and you will receive a Prize Card.  All games will be free and children can use the Prize Card to win prizes. There are some fantastic country-themed games designed by the class parents including a Mini-African Adventure, hair-spray and tattoos, a bouncy castle and a full schedule of entertainment for the stage. Food & Beverage options include the International Food Court, The Kids Café, The Teachers’ BBQ, the soft drinks stall and of course the Bar, so come hungry. This year we will have plenty of fantastic shopping opportunities too – The White Elephant (including lots of new clothing samples from shops such as Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridges, Evans, Forever 21 to name a few), the book shop, the toy shop, the commercial stalls and do remember your cheque book for the Silent Auction which has amazing donations. We have also had a Bouncy Castle donated to us by UniGroup Worldwide Moving.

Thank you to the class contacts and volunteers who have been busy preparing games, stalls and decorations. Everyone is expected to volunteer a short amount of time either before the fair or on the day itself. We have seen the same faces around school preparing things so far, so please come forward and offer some time or support through your class contacts or to the PTA office. Please get involved in our major fundraiser and help CWBS, it is a short time out of one day of your year and the fair cannot work without parent support.

Wondering what you can help with?

Volunteer time for class games / stalls (contact the PTA office or your class contact). Remember there is a prize for the class which makes the best contribution.

Small Prizes – we need things like stationery, lollies, candy, small toys (please donate to the PTA office by Thursday 3 November).

Stage Management – one or two people on Saturday 5 November to organise performers.

MC – to announce the performers on stage etc.

Baking/ Cooking –The Kids Café needs your help or we will have no food for those hungry children. Bake or make something and bring it along on Saturday morning. Please let us know in advance what you will prepare by email or by filling in the paper form that was sent home.

Prize Table Volunteers – offer 30 minutes of your time to give prizes to the children.

White Elephant – second-hand household items, clothing, etc. in sale-able condition can be dropped off at the PTA by Thursday 3 November.

Decorations: If you have any ‘International’ decorations or large decorations themed to a particular country that you would like to donate then please let the PTA office know.

School Fair Art Competition- International Sun Catchers

Thank you to all those students who have handed in their entries already. Please decorate a CD to represent the country of your choice. Cover the printed side of the CD with paper and then get creative. Please leave the silver side blank. The CDs will be on display at the fair and there will be prizes for the best entries. Make sure your child’s name and class are on the back.

Fair Fundraising Allocation

Money raised at the fair will be used for large umbrellas and benches for the roof top playground, playground equipment and construction toys, home readers and books in English, Chinese and Mother-tongue languages so please be generous with your support and come along and enjoy yourself at the fair.

The Silent Auction

We have some amazing prizes lined up for the silent auction (which will be situated near the Year One Area and University Gate), including a one week stay in a beautiful villa in Niseko. A huge thank you to all those who have donated a prize; Patio Mart, Julie Dixon, Escapade Sports, Sense of Touch, Onanoff, Sai Kung Handyman, Nailhouse, Queens Day Spa, Jaspas restaurant (SK), Casa, Shawn Morley, Yoga House, Outdoor Fitness, Asia Pacific Soccer School, Jumpstart Mandarin,  Sabai Spa, Sugar Creations, Bricks 4 Kids, Nicole Cromwell Interior Design Ltd, Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar, Beads Galore, Emak & Bolio, Doan Webber – Photo, TC Deli, Rowena Hunt, CEEC Pony Party & Hong Kong Pony Club, Fossil Watches, Ellerman Flowers, Zone.

PTA Shop Closed

The PTA shop will be closed all of next week as we prepare for the fair.

Events in October & November

28 October, 6pm                      Year 5 & 6 Disco

5 November, 1-5pm                 School Fair (volunteers needed)

Due to the typhoon last week the Year 5 and 6 Halloween disco will take place tonight. Only children who have signed up are able to attend.

Box of Hope

All students should have received a Box of Hope label by now. This is a charity that our school has supported for a number of years now and one that we feel very passionate about. The boxes are distributed to under-privileged children in Hong Kong and Asia and some of the children have never received a present before. Please wrap or decorate your box, making sure it can be opened, and fill in and attach the label. Items should be new, suitable for the age-group you select and no food should be included. These boxes can be dropped off in the PTA Office every day until 4 November.

News From The Medical Room

nurse1Welcome back to term 1, I trust all mid-term breaks went well.

Year 4, 5 & 6 camps are rapidly approaching and I would like to remind you of the following.


Gateway is where we access all the medical information about your child to use as reference, especially during camp.

  • Please ensure ALL information is correct, specific and up-to-date.
  • Please remember to be clear about any food allergies and ensure your child knows what they can and cannot eat.
  • Please be reminded that the ‘emergency contact’ will only be used if the parents cannot be contacted. It is therefore important that this number is a number of a close relative, helper or trusted friend and NOT your own number repeated.


A teacher or myself will be stationed at a table in the playground the morning of camps to receive medication your child requires whilst on camp. Please make note of the following;

  • The medication needs to be in its original packaging clearly labeled in English with the following:

o          Child full Name

o          Class

o          Name of medication

o          Required dose & times

  • Please ensure any medication sent in needs to be accompanied by its delivery device such as a measured teaspoon, syringe (for oral administration) or spacer (for inhalers) to ensure accurate dose is administered.
  • Do not bring in medication ‘just in case’. The teachers cannot decided whether your child does or does not require the medication (allergies and asthma are an exception)
  • If your child suffers from a mild-sever allergy and has required an antihistamine for this in the past please bring this in.
  • If your child requires medication for an acute illness such as antibiotics for a chest infection please seriously consider if your child should be attending camp.

Lost Property

Our lost property boxes are starting to over-flow so please ask your child(ren) to come and check there if they have lost their hat/ water bottle etc. Please make sure you name everything that is brought to school.

We sell laundry markers in the PTA office for $11. Blank Sheet sell labels for clothing and bottles/boxes and offer a very good discount (30%) to CWBS parents. View products and prices at www.blanksheet.com.hk.

PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours

This term the PTA office will be open every day from 8:00am – 2:45pm and the uniform shop will open on Mondays from 8am – 4pm. Parents are always welcome in the PTA Office so please pop in anytime you are in school.


Wednesday Workshops: For years 4 – 6

“Hands On Handwriting: Handwriting for a Purpose”

Starting: Wednesday 7th September 2016   2:45 pm – 3:45 pm (11- week course)

This course is for more experienced writers who need to write with greater speed and clarity for school work (using both print and cursive writing) and to develop confident handwriting for self-expression, recording and essay writing. It is also to encourage the use of creative layouts to aid organisation of work and how to use handwriting patterns to aid spelling. Each workshop will be ‘Hands On’ with the students being encouraged to experiment and find writing tools and styles to suit their individual needs and improve performance.

Course fee: $3,300 which includes all materials

Course teacher and designer: Mrs Rose Godfrey

Contact email: roseofengland88@gmail.com for further information and enrolment forms.

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