Book Week events next week

Another week has flown by with a busy week at Erasmus next week.

Monday marks the beginning of ‘Book Week’, and we are very much looking forward to seeing all the students dressed up as their favourite book character or as something fitting in with the theme – ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open” We will begin our morning at 8.40 am with a fun-filled Book Week parade in the hall which includes a special performance by the staff. Following the parade, parents are invited into the classrooms to share learning portfolios until approximately 10.15 am. The Through St Car Park will be open.

To celebrate Book Week, as you are aware, we are hosting a Book Fair in the library from Monday to Thursday. This Friday, students will have the opportunity to view the Book Fair and what’s available to purchase.

Book Fair operating hours are as follows – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday after school – 3.15 – 4.00pm and Thursday 8.00 – 8.30am.

Parents are invited to the Book Fair with your child/children at any of the times listed. Cash, EFTPOS and online payments are accepted. Erasmus will receive a monetary value depending on sales made, which will go towards purchasing books for the library and classrooms.

It has been wonderful seeing so many of our students taking up the opportunity to come into the library at lunchtime on Friday to quietly read or take part in various craft activities. Last week we made bookmarks and chatterboxes, and we are looking at making pom poms next Friday. Special thanks must go to the Year 5 students who are on hand to help with the activities in any way possible. They have been AMAZING and really demonstrating wonderful leadership and nurturing skills.

On Thursdays at lunchtime, Travis and I are running a “Chillax Club”, which provides invited students to participate in games focused on collaboration and team building. This has been a wonderful way to connect with the students and learn new game skills together. Students are invited by their class teachers every week and wear a special “Chillax Club” lanyard.

I think it is important to note that we are always striving to find ways to connect the students to one another to strengthen and broaden friendship and play opportunities. Opening up the library at lunchtime has been a meaningful way to do this.

“In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Khalil Gibran

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Monday at the book parade.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Melissa Albers – Acting Principal

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