A new Tuckshop convenor for Tin Can Bay School

Phil Davey, Bec Reibel, Megan Grove and Annette Davey are asking for help in the tuckshop!

Phil Davey, Bec Reibel, Megan Grove and Annette Davey are asking for help in the tuckshop!

Welcome Megan Grove – the new Tuckshop convenor! Tuckshop will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the new menu is keeping green with a little amber and includes yummy sushi and chicken Caesar salad.  Volunteers are wanted – please give a few hours.

Years 4/5 were thrilled to hear the results of the Pig Day out Colouring Competition! The class raked in the prizes – winning six of the seven positions for ages 7-12!

Semester 1 report cards were distributed last month and it was very pleasing to see the impressive progress many of our students have made this semester.

Office Hours – Just a reminder to parents and students that the office opening hours are 8am – 3pm daily.  Students can be dropped off at school from 7.30am and need to exit the school grounds at 2.30pm.

Stockings required  –  Year 2 are about to create ‘Grass Heads’ so they are in need of old stockings.  Please send any old and unwanted stockings to the Year 2 teachers as soon as possible.  Thanking you.

Positive Parenting Program endorsed by the Queensland Government will be starting on Wednesday August 10 from 1 – 2.30pm at the school. PPP is a free 8-week program consisting of four weeks of group sessions and up to four telephone appointments to follow up on how parents are going with putting what they learned in the group into practice. Further details will be provided in the next school newsletter. Check out the PPP website for more info.

Next P&C meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,  August 16.  Parents are asked to consider nominating for the position of Secretary.  All parents are welcome to attend.

Tips on Managing Media Consumption (from Chappy Ronnie)

Because of the popularity of video games, completely eliminating them from your child’s life might be difficult. However, you can decrease the negative impact that they have on your child. Here are a few tips:

  • Know the rating of the video games your child plays.
  • Do not install video game equipment in your child’s bedroom.
  • Set limits on how often and how long your child is allowed to play video games.
  • Monitor all of your child’s media consumption —video games, television, movies, and the Internet.
  • Supervise your child’s Internet use—there are now many “video games” available for playing online.
  • Take the time to discuss with your children the games they are playing or other media they are watching. Ask your children how they feel about what they observe in these video games, television programs or movies. This is an opportunity to share your feelings and grow closer with your child.
  • Share with other parents information about certain games or ideas for helping each other in parenting.

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