The year has gone so quickly and the children have certainly grown up since their first day of kinder way back in February.
Our new rugs have arrived! We would like to thank Whitehorse Council for awarding us the grant that allowed us to purchase the rugs. Some new outdoor synthetic grass has been placed around the poles of the pergola as we had to remove the agapanthus there when the blinds were installed.
Thanks to everyone who supported our Bunnings BBQ & Cake Stall in Oct by volunteering on the day and/or baking for the cake stall. We raised approx $1700 which will all go back into continuing to improve our kinder. Thanks to Megan for all her hard-work organising it and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day!
The Eastmont Christmas Party will be held on this Sunday 17th November at Mooroolbark Miniature Railway and should be a great event and a lovely social way to finish the year. Thanks again to Megan and her team for all their hard work with this party. Make sure you RSVP before Wednesday 13th Nov.
Our AGM is to be held on the Wednesday 20th November at 7:30pm at the kinder, with guest speakers Rebecca Mealings (Transition Coordinator) and Nikki Lewis (Level 1 (Foundation) Team Leader) from Vermont Primary School. They will have some useful information about things including transitions to school, resilience and dealing with separation and anxiety.
Thank you to everyone who has nominated (or expressed interest) in a role on the 2020 committee. The kinder cannot run without the support of the parents who volunteer to be a part of the Committee of Management. There are still a number of roles with no nomination/expression of interest. These include Projects/Maintenance, 3yo and 4yo Enrolment Officers and Grants/OHS. If you are interested then please email Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have had some expressions of interest for our social/fundraising team but we are more than happy to have more people on this great team!
I’d like to thank the 2019 committee for all their hard work this year. Mel C, Kath, Carole, Katie, Maggie, Bron, Sarah, Jawad, Dean, Megan, Singrid, and Mel P who have all done an amazing job and I really appreciate all the effort you have put into making sure everything has run smoothly. I especially want to thank the executive committee (Kath, Carole and Mel C) who have worked hard all year and have gone above and beyond what their roles have been in the running of Eastmont Pre-School. It has been a pleasure working with everyone on the committee and getting to know you throughout the year.
Lastly, you will shortly receive an email with a link to our 2019 Annual Survey. Every year a parent survey is undertaken to measure the level of satisfaction parents have had with Eastmont Pre-School. The survey is confidential and voluntary and aims to provide a forum for parents to provide feedback to the kinder on any areas of success or concern which are used to improve the service.
The link will remain open until Monday 2 December and should only take 5 minutes to complete. We would appreciate if every family took the time to complete this when they receive it. Please let me know if you have any queries or concerns.