25 Aug 2017

PTA Newsletter – Friday 25 August 2017

 PTA News Book & Bake Sale PTA Annual General Meeting (AGM) New Class Contacts Events in September&October Hot Lunches Lost Property PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours Adverts Disclaimer

PTA News

We are in the process of setting up the online payment for the annual PTA fees and will inform everyone when invoices have been prepared. It is compulsory for all parents to be a member of the PTA and the fee is per family.

There will be a Sausage Sizzle on Friday 8 September during lunchtime and there will be no Tastee Gourmet lunches on that day. We will need volunteers from each class to pack and deliver the hotdogs between 12 noon-1pm. We also need 6-8 parents to come in earlier to barbecue the sausages. If you are able to help at any time during this event, please fill in your details on the volunteer section of the order form. Please click on the link below to place your order:


For those who would like to order school lunch aside from Tastee Gourmet, the New Luncher will be available from October. More details will follow soon.

Lastly, we are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of Daniel Groshong, the husband of our long serving EA, Menzie Dacuycuy. We have a fundraising drive set up and collection boxes are available at both the PTA and front office if anyone would like to donate for her family. Your help is very much appreciated.

Book & Bake Sale

Following the success of the book sales at the end of last term, we will be running a couple of Book Sales / Bake Sales this year. The first one will be held on Friday, 22 September from 1-3 pm at the undercover playground in front of the PTA office. Please donate your second hand books, especially children’s books for ages 5-11 years old and whole cakes, cupcakes, brownies, baked savories and cookies or healthy options like nut-free snack bars. If you cannot attend, please send in money with your children if they wish to purchase items before going home. Books will be $10 each and cakes will be reasonably priced!  We will need volunteers to help on the day so please contact the PTA if you are available.

Money raised will go towards our fundraising for new playground equipment.

PTA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please save the date for the AGM which is on Tuesday 19 September at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room located on the first floor next to the staff room. All parents are encouraged to attend and give support to the PTA agenda and participate in the election of the Committee Members. We need at least 20 parents to form a quorum.

If you would like more information about what is involved in being a Committee Member, please contact us. We like to have a mix of parents from all year groups, including year 1, to ensure good representation.

Please click here to download the nomination form.

New Class Contacts

With the new school year, we need new Class Contacts for each class (two per class). Anyone is welcome to volunteer, whether you are a new parent or not. Class Contacts help act as a liaison between the PTA and the class parents. It is very important to have class contacts for each class, so please offer to help if you can. For parents who have either agreed, or would like to become a class contact, the PTA team will hold a meeting in the PTA office on Friday 1 September at 8.30am. The purpose of the meeting will be to explain the role, and delegate activities. Tea, biscuits and coffee provided.

Events in September & October

Friday 8 September, lunchtime                        Sausage Sizzle (No Tastee Gourmet lunches)

Tuesday 19 September, 6:30 pm                     PTA AGM – All parents are invited to attend

Friday 22 September, 1-3 pm                           Book Sale / Bake Sale

Friday 13  October, lunchtime                           Pie Day (No Tastee Gourmet lunches)

Hot Lunches

The alternative hot food supplier to CWBS, the ‘New Luncher’ now has an HK webpage suitable for ordering https://thenewluncher.hk. Parents can stay in touch with the New Luncher team for the time being at hello-hk@thenewluncher.com

Lost Property

Lost property is accumulating already.  Remind students to check the lost property boxes outside the PTA office, check all items are clearly labelled and show your children where the name labels are placed on their clothing.

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 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.


Ms. Lan Hee Hong is a fully qualified teacher and also a cake designer.Please click HERE for the enrollment form and HERE for Term 1 Baking ScheduleTo reserve a place or arrange for a trial class, please email Ms. Hong at www.facebook.com/flourhk or flourhk@hotmail.com

Watch the Junior Bakers in action:  https://youtu.be/rKd9vdE_L78


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