I hope your first week of kinder went well!
With the start of the first term comes the start of fundraising! There are some plans already in place from last year and we're busy making new plans too, including some social events. Please let me know if you have any ideas (or feedback from last year for those returning).
Our first fundraisers are listed below, some are one off opportunities, others ongoing:
In your family pockets last week you will have found a letter about this ongoing initiative, along with the first issue - orders are due by this Thursday 16/2.
Your child can get a new book for as little as $1 and 20% of purchases made go towards new resources for our kinder. See attached the letter, and view the catalogue online here / sign up to LOOP for parents for online payments: http://www.scholastic.com.au/schools/bookclub/
Schools - Bookclub - Home - Scholastic Australia
With offices in 16 countries, Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world, serving millions of children, families and schools.
Book in a family photo shoot for just $15 and receive a 10"x13" photo and frame. The entire $15 comes straight back to us regardless of whether you make any other photo purchases. This is a great gift for Mothers Day or Grandparents. Be sure to invite friends/family to sign up too. We are booked in for a photo session on Sat 4th March - Flyer attached. Reserve your preferred time here now:
Viewbank Pre-School Centre - 2017
$15 Portrait Fundraising Day Indoor Studio Session! 10”x13" portrait with frame Choose family or just the kids!
We have a small range of clothing available to purchase. Help your child feel a sense of belonging with a Viewbank Preschool hat, t-shirt or hoodie! Plus get your child used to wearing a uniform and keep your good clothes good! We generally have a few hats in stock, however many of the other items need to be ordered in, which we do only once a year to keep costs down. This year's clothing order is closing Friday Feb 17, with clothing due to arrive in March. You can place your order here: http://www.viewbankpreschool.com.au/merchandise/ and see colour options in the attached flyer. Alternatively, I will have the uniforms on display at the following times this week:
Wednesday (15/2): 15 minutes after the Blue Group Session (11:30am) and 15 minutes before the Red Group Session (12:45pm)
Thursday (16/2): 15 minutes before the Green Group session
Cash payments are preferable and can be placed in an envelope with your form in the fundraising box. Forms are in the plastic pocket behind the clothing flyer on the noticeboard. Those orders that are still outstanding from the AGM will be included in the order - thanks for your patience, and please let me know if you need any changes made to your order.
Viewbank Preschool kindergarten Banyule kinder three year old four year old
This was advertised in December on Channel 7 News and sold out within 2 hours!! Small Ideas Melbourne is a family oriented activity voucher book offering discounts on child friendly cafes /restaurants, retail stores, attractions, sports / activities and more! Purchase the book for $34.95 and $9.95 comes straight back to us. What's more you can get your money's worth back in savings! Flyer attached. If you would like to see a sample I will have my copy there on the clothing display days mentioned above. A print out of the participating businesses is on the noticeboard along with order forms. Find out more here: https://smallideas.com.au/. Our first order will be placed Monday Feb 27th so you can start using the vouchers ASAP, however we can place additional orders later if necessary.
Small Ideas - A Coupon Book for Families
Don’t know where to take your kids for a fun day out? Finding it too expensive to take out the whole family? Want to save on sports, dance & education classes?
BRIGHT STAR KIDS
Looking for personalised name labels, wall art, clothing, stationery, placemats, jigsaws, bags, gifts or accessories? Start shopping here: https://www.brightstarkids.com.au/ and we can earn 20% commission for any purchases you make! Many of their name label packs are on special right now, plus when you register you receive a code for 10% off your first purchase! Items are still shipped directly to you - all you have to do is select Viewbank Preschool when you make your purchase.
Name Labels, School Bags & Kids Gifts
Find durable Name Labels, School Bags and the cutest Kids Gifts! FREE delivery & fast shipping options. Shop online.
What are we raising funds for? Our kinder relies on support from its families and the broader community to fund incursions, assist with general costs, make improvements and provide additional resources. I'll be putting a fundraising $ goal tracker up on the noticeboard once our target is finalised, along with a few of the things we're hoping to achieve with the funds.
That's it for now (thank goodness right?!)
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you in advance for your support!
(Mum of Lachlan, Red Group)