8 Sep 2017

PTA Newsletter – Friday 8 September 2017

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

PTA News

The Sausage Sizzle today was a success with lots of help from the parents who kindly volunteered to BBQ and deliver sausages and burgers to all classrooms. A huge thank you for your support on this! We will let you know how much money we raised once the accounts have been finalised.

We are still 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. If there is anyone who can help us in setting this up, please contact the PTA.

Many are inquiring about the New Luncher, which offers good quality ingredients, organic where possible and work with nutritionists and a Michelin starred chef to produce healthy food that children will want to eat. They are hoping to offer these meals in October. More details will follow soon once the New Luncher has finalised arrangements.

Five of our students are promoting the stationary drive for a school in Cambodia through the Missione Possibile. Please help support this wonderful cause by donating the required items such as erasers, sharpeners, 30cm rulers, blue and red pens as per year group. Please find attached file regarding this charity drive.

Missione Possibile – Stationery drive

Children helping children

This October, 5 students from CWBS will be going to Cambodia to work in the Missione Possibile Primary School that has been set up there. These students are organising a stationery drive to help make sure that the school has all the resources it needs to start their school year.

We would like to collect the following items from each year band:

Years 1 and 2Erasers and sharpeners
Years 3 and 4Rulers – 30cm
Years 5 and 6Blue and Red pens

Please note that we are looking for brand new, standard items which are practical and cost effective rather than fancy branded items with characters eg. Smiggle, Star Wars, Lego, Typo etc

The collection boxes will be located in the school office area and the deadline for collection is Tuesday 26 September.  Please donate as many items as you can to help resource the school.

Thank you very much for your support.

Mikah 4W, Elissa 5B, Charlotte 6R, Dhani 6R and Kyra 6J





Finally, Ms. Menzie Dacuycuy, our long-standing EA, has asked us to pass on her message below:

“Agos, Anna may and I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for all your love, kindness and support to our family during this difficult time in our lives. We greatly appreciate.”

Sincerely yours,

Mrs Menzi

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 savouries 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.  If you wish to donate cakes for sale please let the PTA know so that we can ensure we don’t have too few or too many!

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

PTA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

All parents are encouraged to attend the AGM on Tuesday 19 September at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room located on the first floor across from the staff room. 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.

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 important to have class contacts for each class, so please offer to help if you can.

It will be difficult to coordinate events such as the very popular socials, family bingo, pie days, sausage sizzles, and also the school fair which is our biggest fundraiser event and a great day for parents and children alike. Your child’s class will miss out on these events if nobody steps forward.  We are still in need of Class Contacts for these classes:

1 parent for-                                                                 2 parents for

1C      2A      2M        3M   4W                                      3BH    4T     5J

1G      2B     3W         4C   5M                                      4L       5B     6C

Events in September & October

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)

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.

NOTE: The PTA office will be closed for staff training on Thursday 14 September.


Leapfrog Kindergarten is celebrating its 25th year anniversary with a party on Saturday 21st October 2017, at The Victoria Recreation Club (VRC), Emerald Bay, Tai Mong Tsai Road.

Everyone is welcome! 

3pm till 6pm lots of activities, games and musical performances for the children! From 7pm until late we have live music in the club house. Food and bar available all day till late.

Tickets for this spectacular event are now on sale! Please click on the link below to buy your tickets through our google docs form today at the special early bird price of $100 per adult

and $80 per child, further details are on the form. The early bird offer ends midnight this Friday 8th September! Any tickets bought after this time will be at the standard ticket price. Register and buy your tickets herehttps://goo.gl/forms/DYzSAtHDTwTx6C623

If you have any questions please email Rachel at admin@leapfrogkindergarten.org


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