Newsletter

Welcome Back!

We have been so glad to see so many familiar faces in the first few weeks of term 4 at Barossa Children’s Playgroup.  We are looking forward to another term of fun-filled Tuesday mornings! Below are some house-keeping notes, we hope to keep you informed this term on our plans and opportunities..

Our Playgroup Team:

Co-Ordinators: Rowena Sloane & Nicole Irvine

Admin: Rowena

Activities: Nicole

Volunteers: If feel you could help in any capacity or have a strength or skill to bring to our team we would love to talk to you – your thoughts and help are valued! We are always looking for people to help with; preparing activities, setting-up and packing-up, assisting with group times, planning events, fundraising.

Playgroup SA Family Membership fees: 

Term Fee: $18

We are Playgroup SA Affiliated. Playgroup SA supports our Playgroup in many ways, their comprehensive public liability cover and personal accident insurance whilst you and your children attend our Playgroup and it’s activities are very important. Membership Benefits for 2013 are fantastic – Contact Rowena for more details or visit http://www.playgroupaustralia.com.au/sa

Weekly Cost: To help with the running costs associated with Playgroup we ask that each family pay $2 a week. This helps cover the cost of art and craft materials, printing, cleaning materials etc. Thank you for helping us to make Playgroup possible!

Artwork: Please don’t forget to check on the ‘Welcome’ Table for any artwork that may belong to your child. Unclaimed artwork will be discarded at the end of term.

Group Time: We love ending the session with some songs, but to do this we need your co-operation. As a safety rule: Please help your child/children to join in or sit quietly without running around. Thank you for your help in putting away toys, packing up the activity and washing dishes!

Snack Time: Please bring something healthy to share for morning tea such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, etc. This is a nut-free environment. If you forget to bring a snack – please still join us and share – you’re busy with a child, you can’t remember everything always!! Please also be aware that if your child wishes to take part in snack time we encourage them to be seated on a rug or at a table. It is not an ideal situation to have children walking around, eating, dropping food etc – in the hall it creates a slipping hazard and poses a risk to those children who have allergies.

Finally: Please don’t forget to sign in at the start of each session and feel free to speak to Nicole or Rowena if you have any concerns, queries etc.

We are beginning to think about next year!! If you would like to help out with organising in any capacity, contribute with your thoughts or ideas the please do!!! This is YOUR playgroup, and we can make it what we want it to be!! We plan to meet early December to start work on next year, but will be looking for feedback prior to then!

Thanks!

Rowena Sloane and Nicole Irvine

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