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
Wednesday, 22nd October, 2003
4 & 5 November—NW Schools Arts Festival
21st November—DPS Athletics
27th November—NW Athletics
This is also known as Slap Cheek disease and is a viral illness. There
are a lot of children coming down with this and we would like to make
you aware of the symptoms. It may start with a slight temperature/headache
or mild respiratory symptoms like a runny nose. These symptoms pass and
the illness seems to be gone, until the rash appears 6-11 days later.
The bright red rash appears on the face and the child develops a slap
face appearance, several days later the rash may spread with red blotches
extended down the trunk, arms and legs. It may take up to 3 weeks for
the rash to completely clear. It is contagious during the early parts
of the illness, before the rash appears.
All children must wear sun hats. Those who do not have a sun hat will
be restricted to playing under one of the shade areas. This will apply
to all children. Caps and full brimmed hats will be acceptable, beanies
are not acceptable.
The phone number for the dental clinic is now 439 4065. Limit sweet sugary
foods and drinks to main meal times. Always brush teeth before going to
bed. The saliva doesn't wash around our teeth when we sleep.
Information packs and enrolment forms are available at the office for
all year 6 children going to DIS Please return to the DPS office asap.
On the 24th November all Year 6 students will visit the Dargaville Intermediate.
KIDZ NITE OUT
Friday 31st October 6.30pm—10.00pm, at the Dargaville Primary School
Hall. Games, dancing and supper. All tickets are to be pre-sold and are
available from Mrs Bennett-Galo at the school. There will be no door sales.
Cost is $5.00 per child and $3.50 per child if more than 1 child in family
going. For all 8 to 10 year olds only. Doors will close at 7.00pm and
will re-open at 10pm. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall unless
accompanied by an adult.
NEW BOARD MEMBER
Kathryn de Bruin has recently been co-opted on to the Board of Trustees.
Kathryn and her husband Andre have three daughters, their eldest attends
Dargaville Primary. Kathryn owns her own business as a Chartered Accountant
based in Dargaville.
OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS.
Junior cricket will start on November 1st, 9.00am at the Intermediate
School. For all Primary and Intermediate children wanting to play.
ANGLICAN SPRING FAIR
On November 8th in the Dargaville Town Hall, the Anglican Church is holding
its annual Spring Fair. This year the theme is “Nautical”
with main emphasis on Fish. We are going to decorate the stage with a
large fish net and attach colourful fish. We are asking primary children
to make colourful fish and have them displayed. Each fish will be given
a lucky number for a lucky number prize. The fish are to be dropped into
Glorias Flowers before Nov 8th.
BAPTIST JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP
Friday 24th October, Multiplex night. Meet there at 7pm, please bring
money for a drink if you require one. Cost $4.00
Kate and Chery, Asthma nurses at Te Ha o te Oranga o Ngati Whatua are
developing the “Breathe Easy Asthma Program” for the local
schools in the Kaipara area. We’d like to make contact with you
if you or your children have asthma. Arents/guardians we need your permission
in writing to talk to your child at school or feel free to call us at
Te Ha on 09 439 1690 and leave a message if your family would like up
to date news on asthma. Permissions slips are available from the school
office and must be returned by the 24th October.
NORTHLAND SMILE WEEK
In association with Northland Health Public Dental Services on 17th November
2003. To increase awareness of personal responsibility for oral care.
Children are being asked to design a poster portraying a positive and
health message. 3 age group categories:
Yr 0-3, Yr 4-6 and Yr 7-8. Fantastic prizes to be won. Entries to be handed
in to the school office by the 3rd November.
FREE TO GOOD HOME
Very cute kittens free to a good home. Phone 439 1768.
NO SAUSAGE SIZZLES THIS TERM
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