The Dargaville Primary School Newsletter is sent home most Wednesdays. The online version is usually posted on the same day. If you would like a paper copy please call in at the Dargaville Primary School Office, Portland St, Dargaville.

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29 May 2003

COMING EVENTS

29th May—Seniors Talent Quest Auditions
2nd June—Queens Birthday Holiday

DPS NEWS
NEWSLETTER WOES
Sorry there was no newsletter yesterday, but our photocopier was undergoing major surgery.
All is well now.

DPS JMB NETBALL
No Netball this weekend.


DENTAL CLINIC

The Dental Clinic will be re –opening at Dargaville Primary School on Wednesday 4th June
Bev and Jody can be contacted at the clinic by Phoning 439-8321 (leave a message and they will return your call)


BIBLE
Bible didn’t start as planned last week, and it wont be on this week either. We will let you know in next week’s newsletter of it’s start date.


DPS TALENT QUEST

The Dargaville Primary Multi Culture Group is taking auditions for a “Talent Quest”.
There are 3 categories, which are: Music, Song, Dance.
Auditions are in the hall as follows:

Seniors—29th May 12.45
Middle— 5th June 12.45
Juniors—12th June 12.45

Be part of this fantastic opportunity. Final Concert will be held in July. (date will be confirmed later).

HEALTH
A note from the Waiora Project—Northland Health.
Water Bottles.
Young people need good amounts of water to help their energy levels throughout the day at school, but leaving bottles in warm places and refilling without washing can be harmful. A Canadian study has found that contamination comes from the children themselves and is thought to be from poor personal hygiene (dirty hands and fingers)and saliva backwash rather than the drinking water supply. Bottles should be emptied daily, they should have their sipper tops washed regularly in hot soapy water—or even be put in the dishwasher.
Remember :
# Never share your water bottle
# Wash your hands after going to
the toilet
# Keep your bottle in a cool place
# Empty your bottle at the end of
the day
# Wash sipper tops every 1-2
days

HEAD LICE
Many head lice infections cause no symptoms, probably less than half cause itching. So it’s important for you to examine your child’s hair. The easiest way to do this is to apply conditioner to wet hair and comb with a fine tooth lice comb then wipe the conditioner from the comb onto a tissue and look for lice or eggs, they stand out quite clearly this way. Should you find lice or eggs, your child should be treated. This is also an ideal way to check your own hair as you can do it yourself. If you find head lice DON”T PANIC, most families get head lice at some stage of their children’s school life. It’s no big deal. The school and pharmacy stock products recommended for the treatment of head lice.
What about bedding? Much confusion surrounds this issue! As lice cannot live off scalp for more than 24 hours, carers should not go to great lengths to treat bedding or the environment. So drastic is the dehydration of a louse that after 12 hours away from the scalp it cannot resume feeding. Simply denying lice the food they require (human blood) is sufficient to kill lice.

POWER SAVINGS
TIPS
Only have the lights on in the room your are in.
Switch TV’s and other appliances off at the wall.
Fix leaky hot taps. They drip away power.

BOARD & STAFF MEMBER PROFILES
Each week we will be profiling our staff and board members.
This week we introduce to you:
Leanne Phillips:
Leanne is a first year teacher in Room 16. she graduated from the Auckland College of Education last year. Leanne is also a trained chef, and has traveled to England, Europe and Australia. She enjoys all sports, especially netball. Leanne is part of the staff indoor netball team.
Rosie Sanford:
Rosie works in the school office, she describes her job as being very busy, with plenty of variety. Rosie is married with 2 teenage children. She enjoys spending time with them and supporting them in their sports. Rosie plays netball and loves fishing. Rosie is also a member of the staff indoor netball team.
Heidi Dreyer:
Heidi represents the PTA on the Board, and is also the Board Secretary. As PTA chairperson, Heidi promotes the PTA, which provides an opportunity for parents to get involved in the school and its activities. Heidi is a working mum who has 2 children at DPS, she likes to meet people. If you want to share your concerns or support please contact Heidi on 439-0078.

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS
Friday 23rd May – Multiplex – meet at 7.15pm. cost $4 which includes the hire of equipment.
Coming on 6th & 7th June. Junior Youth Winter Camp.

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