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Community News for Week 3

Thank you for your continued support of our P&F events. We have a few new events coming up, and remember that bookings for the Mother’s Day Breakfast close tomorrow – BOOK NOW. Last Tuesday we met for our monthly P&F meeting. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 6. All are welcome, so please join us – it is a great opportunity to become more involved in the school community.

Mother’s Day Breakfast
BOOK NOW: Spoil Mum on Friday 12 May with an early breakfast at 6.30am- 8.30am at the Westcourt Deck. This annual event is a favourite on the College calendar and hundreds of proud sons enjoy breakfast with their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day.

VOLUNTEERS: We need plenty of Dads and students to help make this event a success, so book your volunteer spot NOW (for Dad’s and Senior/Middle School students) by clicking here. Mums can book their tickets for breakfast by clicking here

Year 5 Families Walk for Charity
Would you like to connect with some new Year 5 families while earning two valuable service hours and contributing to a wonderful cause? Join us on Sunday 28 May for the Alzheimers Australia Memory Walk & Jog. We will meet at UQ around 8:00am for a 9:05am start to the 5 Km Walk. Price to register for the 5 Km Walk for a family of four is $55. There are more options and registration details are available by clicking here. Don’t forget to add yourselves to the ATC Year 5 Team when you register! Any questions or for more information, please contact Dana Lutat.

Book Club
‘Read Between The Wines ATC Book Club’ book for the month is ‘The Promise Seed’ by Cass Moriarty. Next meeting is just after Mothers Day: Monday 15 May 2017 at Kaylene’s place – 245 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket. 7:30pm. All welcome. Please phone Be if you have any questions or suggestions on 3720 0413 or 0410 160 779.

AFL Boys’ Day Out AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. This is an event for all family members (dads, mums, sons, daughters and grandparents). We will meet at 3pm for pizza & drinks and then proceed as a group into the stadium for the match. Full package includes pizza & drinks, commemorative ATC cap and ticket with prices ranging from $120 for a Family ticket (2 adults, 2 Juniors) to $25 for a Junior ticket (6-14 y/o). Reduced pricing for package without the cap and for game tickets only. Closing date Friday, 30 June 2017. Book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

P&F Date Claimers

Mothers Day Breakfast – Friday May 12
Parent Book Club – Monday May 15
Year 5 Families Walk for Charity – Sunday May 28
P&F Meeting – Tuesday, 6 June
AFL Boys Day Out – Saturday, 5 August

Mr Martin Bradshaw, P&F President
pandf@atc.qld.edu.au

In Our Community

Parent Evening with Dr Ian Hunter
Research has shown that proficiency in writing is critical to student outcomes and opportunities. Parents play an important role both in modelling literacies, as well as in partnering with teachers, in having learning conversations with students. ATC invites parents to attend an evening with Dr Ian Hunter, as part of an ongoing commitment to improving outcomes for boys. Go to Flexischools to book your seat. There are limited spaces so be quick.

ATC is using the online school ordering system for sibling photos that will be taken on Wednesday 17 May. Sibling Photos must be ordered online before Monday 15 May. If you would like your sons to have a sibling photo, please place one order for the Sibling Pack using the eldest students details. Click on the link to Silver Rose and ENTER ORDER CODE: ATC17

St. Joseph’s Corinda Celebrations
St Joseph’s Primary School Corinda are celebrating their Centenary this year. They are holding a Celebration Day on Saturday 27 May and are inviting all past and present students and families to mark the occasion. Please download the link below to their information flyer.

Get Caught Reading
This month the Library has launch the Get Caught Reading initiative in the Middle School. You can take a photo of your son reading and share it with the Library. Photos will be displayed in at Westcourt and entries go into the draw to win goody bags. Send your photos to Westcourt Library

Children’s Art Comp Brookfield Show
Do you have a creative child who likes to draw or paint? Why not encourage them to enter this year’s Brookfield Children’s Art Show? Their work will be displayed in our art pavilion for a week as part of our annual exhibition at the Brookfield Show. There are fantastic prizes such as cash, art packs and framing vouchers up for grabs. Entries are open to children aged 18 months through to Year 12. Entries close on 15 May and for full entry details please click here.

Parent Support Group
West Brisbane Region Asperger Support meeting is on Thursday May 25 from 7pm – 9pm at St Matthew’s Church Hall (cnr. Oxley and Sherwood Rds. Sherwood) The guest speaker is Ms Penny Hayes a Bodymind Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner who will speak on ‘Relaxation Techniques 101’. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. the cost is $5 per person. Any queries please email Jane Leonforte.

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