This is a quick note to remind you of our strict practices that help keep your children safe by ensuring our environment is free of potential hazards.
Here is the safety statement all families signed upon joining the Green Gables family. Please take a moment to reread it paying special attention to the removal of medicines from bags (these should be handed directly to staff, even asthma medication) and the signing children in and out each day.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation,
The GG Team
STEPS will be attending Green Gables on Wednesday 12th December at 10am. All children aged 4 and over are entitled to a free vision screening. If your child doesn't usually come on Wednesday and you would like them to participate then please bring them in at 10:30 and stay until they've been assessed. CONSENT FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED for children to participate - available at the sign in counter.
Here is some great information that may give you some great ideas for food over the holiday season.
Please be aware that a case of chicken pox has been reported today. The infected child usually attends on Monday and Wednesday. Below is an information sheet detailing the symptoms to look out for, the exclusion periods associated with the disease and more. If your child has an unexplained fever and a clear, runny nose it may be best to err on the side of caution and keep them home for further observation.
Important to know is that children that have been immunised still may contract an active case of chicken pox but the infectious period will be dramatically reduced.
Pregnant women should take particular care to avoid exposure to this illness.
Thanks for reading,
Green Gables Girls
Dear Parents, don't forget to dress your children in Jeans and bring a gold coin donation this Friday 3rd August - it's Jeans for Genes Day!
FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION
Over recent weeks we have been seeing growing numbers of children with continuing symptoms of flus, colds and other illnesses being signed-in for attendance. This represents a significant risk to other children, families and staff of contracting illness, and also requires staff to spend time isolating infected children from the group, and arranging for a parent or emergency contact to collect the child. PLEASE - If your child is unwell, keep them at home. They will recover quicker, and potentially save others from illness. If you are unsure of illness exclusion periods or have any other questions, please contact the office or your Room Leader to discuss.
It seems our IT systems have caught the same flu as many of us lately. The Caterpillars' system is out of action for the moment and will probably need the remainder of the week to get back on track. Please be advised that Day Books will be compiled for later distribution. Thank you for your understanding.
Please take your child's water bottle home for a proper clean (preferably daily but) not less than each Friday. We do not wash them on the premises and it is important that they have the chance for a good clean to prevent any nasties.
This year, Green Gables is getting involved in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to help raise funds for Cancer Council's vital research and support.
When: Thursday 24th May 2012 9:30am;
Please put it in your diary NOW and RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.
Donations will be accepted or you can make a donation online - click here!
Go on... it’s deliciously rewarding! Bring a plate and enjoy a cuppa and morning tea together.
1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
Here’s how every cup counts:
$5 - Can help us give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.
$10 - Can help offer free exercise programs to help cancer patients build strength and fitness during and after treatment.
$25 - Can help transport cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment.
$50 - Can help the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 provide free and confidential information and support on all aspects of cancer.
$100 - Can help provide free accommodation to cancer patients, their families and carers during treatment.
$500 - Can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
One dollar at a time you are making a difference helping to fund Cancer Council’s research, prevention, education and support services.*Services may vary from state to state. For further information call 1300 65 65 85.
Find out more about what Cancer Council does and how your money is making a difference.
The team at Green Gables Kindy are committed to continuously seeking opportunities to increase our community involvement. Our community extends past our front fence to all your family, friends and neighbours - everyone is welcome.
Come and Play at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
We'd love to meet you and your child (or children) aged 18 months - 5 years old, show you our hospital, and have you meet and play with a small group of medical students.
Why help us?
There are some things you just can't learn from a book.
Hopefully your child will never have to go to hospital, but even healthy kids need to see doctors occasionally. We want the next generation of
doctors to have great skills with children. Teaching them how to interact and play with healthy kids is a really important way to do that.
What are the benefits for my child?
* See inside a Children's Hospital without the stress of being sick
* Have fun meeting future doctors and current staff
* Start a conversation with your child about health and wellbeing
* Receive a gift bag and certificate to thank them for their time
* At the end of the hour, visit our famous Fairy Garden!
We also provide FREE PARKING and a small gift for you to thank you for your time.
When are the sessions?
Each session goes for one hour, and start at 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day on May 21-24 and 28-31 (Monday - Thursday).
We need a couple of people in each time slot, so why not organise to come with a friend?
If you'd like more information please visit our website at http://www.sch.edu.au/events/?e=397&t=0
Paediatric Advanced Trainee, Sydney Children's Hospital
Associate Lecturer, University of New South Wales
All the team at Green Gables Kindergarten contribute to this Blog.