April 2015 Calendar Dates Term Two Hi Everyone! Welcome to Term Two. The focus of this term for the Families and Friends community is the preparation for Foundation Day on Saturday 23 May. We will be looking for lots of volunteers to assist with preparation, cooking and clean up of our BBQ and drinks stalls again this year. If you are willing to lend a hand please contact Vanessa Pooley, email the Committee at [email protected], or turn up on the day. The Spring Fair Committee are getting into the groove with preparations for our fair. Please note our change of date – the fair will now be held on Saturday 29 August. We have a vacancy on our team for an energetic and organised parent to help out as the Class Parent Rep Coordinator, with handover and assistance from our outgoing team member. Amara Edwards has done a fantastic job in this role and we wish her well with her career. Please join us for a General Committee Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, or have a look at our Facebook group for all up to date information about what’s going on in our community. Have a fantastic Term 2. May Friday 1 Class Rep Morning Tea 9.00am @ Pool Deck Café Tuesday 5 Families and Friends General Meeting 7.00pm Saturday 23 Foundation Day June Tuesday 2 Families and Friends General Meeting 7.00pm Term Three July Friday 17 Walk-a-thon Friday 24 Class Rep Morning Tea Cheers, Friday 31 Junior School Disco Nonie Foundation Day 23 May 2015 Come visit us at the Families and Friends Stall Tuesday 5 May 7.00pm Keep this newsletter handy so you can see at a glance what is on this term. Hang it on your notice board or cut the calendar date strip out and put it on the fridge. August Tuesday 4 Families and Friends General Meeting 7.00pm Saturday 29 Spring Fair September Tuesday 1 Families and Friends General Meeting 7.00pm Volunteers Needed As with all school events they wouldn’t be a success without the help from parents volunteering some of their time. On Foundation Day, the Families and Friends Association cook for the school community. Preparations begin early in the morning and as the saying goes “many hands make light work”. Volunteers are needed to cook the BBQ’s, assembly the food and serve throughout the day. If you are able to help please email [email protected] Grab a fellow parent and help out together, even if it is for half an hour. Volunteers are needed from 8.00am on the day. Pre-order Lunch Pre order your food for Foundation Day to avoid the queue. An order form will be sent home in the weeks leading up to Foundation Day. There will be more lines available for collection for pre ordered food on the day. Do You Like A Bargain? 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Families and Friends are always open to new ideas and suggestions. Join us at one of our general meetings or contact us at: [email protected] Spring is Arriving Early The 2015 Rivermount College Spring Fair will be held on Saturday 29 August Families and Friends Fundraising 2015 The first term has been an eventful and fruitful term for the fund-raising activities undertaken by the Families and Friends Committee and its team of volunteers. The Pool Deck Café continued to be well supported on swimming training mornings with many students enjoying a breakfast and/or hot chocolate. On the last day of training, all swimmers enjoyed a free sausage sizzle and a hot chocolate as a Thank You for that support. In addition, parents also enjoyed a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate on those mornings while having a catch-up with friends. With such wonderful support, just short of $1,500 has been raised during term one. Our Trivia Night was unfortunately not that well supported this time, but those that did attend had an awesome fun evening resulting in profits of just over $500, with excellent feedback from attendees. $4050 The Junior School disco was again well supported by all year levels with a profit of just over $1,600. Fifty percent of the profit is given to the SRC for items they wish to purchase for the benefit of students of the school. Our school banking continues to grow in strength with many new accounts opened as well as continuous banking support by students on a weekly basis during the term. We are hoping to top the $800 received last year for last year’s Term One new accounts and banking. Our biggest fund-raiser Spring Fair, is off to a great start with over $700 in stallholder payments already received plus a $550 sponsorship secured. Our dedicated team is continuing to secure more stallholders while looking for more sponsorships. If you know any one who may be interested in holding a stall or becoming a sponsor at Spring Fair please contact the Committee at [email protected] for more information. Spring Fair Sponsorship $550 Spring Fair Stall Holders $700 Pool Deck Café $1450 Trivia $550 $3500 $2800 $1350 $800 Disco $800 Winter WalkWalk-a-thon During Term 3 on Friday 17 July, Families and Friends will be holding a Walk-a-thon fundraising event. Students from all year levels will be invited to participate. Students will be encouraged to get moving by walking as many laps as they can in their allotted time slot. Sponsorship of students can be per lap or by a one off donation for walking the total time allowed non stop. More information will be forwarded towards the end of Term 2. Meetings Tuesday 5 May – General Meeting Foundation Day Planning Tuesday 2 June – General Meeting All meetings are held in The Neville Bonner Centre and start at 7.00pm. Everyone is always welcome. Facebook Keeping up with everything that is going on is diﬃcult these days as we are all busy. Did you know that Families and Friends now has a Facebook page? It is a closed group for parents and carers of children who aend Rivermount College. As it is directed mainly at parents and carers, students cannot be added to the group. To join the page our Facebook Administrator must be able to ascertain that you have a child at the school. This is for the safety of all our students and parents. Ask to join today! RMC Families and Friends www.facebook.com/groups/RMC.FamiliesandFriends Do you know what is happening in your child’s classroom? Do you want to be more involved in your child’s schooling? Do you have an hour or so a week you can donate to the College? If you answered yes to any of these, consider becoming a Class Representative. Available for Prep to Year 12. The Class Rep Program provides an effective communication channel between parents and a more organised hands-on support for classroom teachers and parents. The program involves a rep in every Junior School class, with grade reps in Middle and Senior School. A morning tea has been scheduled for: Friday 1 May 2015 At Pool Deck Café 8.45am (for 9.00am start) - 9.30am Come and join us for our support program. Get to know fellow Class Reps while enjoying a yummy morning tea. RSVP [email protected] Spring Fair Silver Sponsors Robina: 5578 7333 Helensvale Westfield: 5519 3666 Upper Coomera: 5519 4623 Does your child bank their pocket money? We have a school banking program at the College where students can open an account and bank weekly. By banking through the school program it raises money for Families and Friends. We receive a commission on every deposit made through the school banking program. This is then used on various projects within the College. Linde Driessens is the School Banking Coordinator and can be contacted on 0408 075 513.
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