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Another busy week at Ridgway. Hot off the Press! This mini newsletter has important, up and coming school and community events.

Bikes in Schools Project Launch. We need you!

Ridgway School has secured $50,000 from Wellington City Council to kick start a Bikes in Schools project at the school. Concept design has been completed and consultation with stakeholders about track design and storage facility arrangements are in the home stretch.

The project will build an all-weather asphalt perimeter track (~Feb 2018), a skills track and a pump track, which will all be accessible to the community. The school will also purchase about 50 bikes and a helmet for each child at the school. We now need to finalise the details and raise money to approximately match what the Council have granted and we need your help!

Assistance with funding applications and events, selecting bicycles, landscaping, making tea, communications and cooking sausages. This volunteering could be for a single event or to coordinate a group of people over multiple events – you tell us what you can do.

So want to know more and or help?

WHAT: Ridgway Bikes in Schools Project Launch

WHERE: The Big Space, Ridgway School

DATE: Wednesday 13 September 2017.

TIME: 7-8pm.

If you can’t attend but would like to help email Jasoneady@hotmail.com with your contact details and where you can assist, or skills, or equipment that could benefit the project.

Or for further project information contact the Ridgway Board of Trustees at ridgwaybot@gmail.com

Artsplash Concert - More Information for parents from the Artsplash organisers

Props for the evening Concert: - Students need to bring a coloured head band or scarf for the Joseph bracket, a Lei for the Moana songs, a cap or hat for the final song Wake Me Up… add sparkle if you wish.

Each evening performance is estimated to last no longer than one hour ten minutes.

The James Smith car park is still closed so parents will need to allow time for parking near Te Papa or the surrounding area.

There will be door sales upstairs in the Renouf Foyer from 4.30pm each day of the Festival ,Monday-Friday, (CASH ONLY) for any who miss out on tickets at school. All tickets are $5.

Follow this link to important information about Artsplash.

Entertainment Book Fundraiser is winding down

We still have books available at the school to purchase for $65 each. Follow this link to our order page to order your book or digital membership and we will send a book home with your child or you may want to take up the offer from Entertainment Books of free postage for any orders made this week before Fathers Day.
We have sold 41 memberships and raised a total of $492.00 for our Shade the school fund so far.
Thank you to all those families who have supported us so far.

Wellington Free Ambulance Onesie Day Friday 8 September

Bring a gold coin donation to school and wear your onesie to support Wellington Free Ambulance.

How lucky are we to have the only emergency ambulance service in the country where we don’t have to pay, ever, so this Onesie Day we’re pulling out our onesies, and our wallets to help Wellington Free Ambulance.

Wellington Free Ambulance is the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free. They look after 1 in 10 of our friends and family every year, and go to 140 emergencies every day.

Onesie Day is Wellington Free’s annual appeal, and the day that they ask everyone in the community to give them a hand. Join us in being the ones here for them.

Vogelmorn Tennis Club Open Day and Registration Day

Juniors session and registration - Sunday 3 September 11am to 1.00pm
Senior sessions (16+)Sunday 3 September 1.00pm to 5.00pm
New and current members most welcome.
Corner Venell Street and Mornington Road, Brooklyn.

Omararo Kitchen Cafe - Vogelmorn Bowling Club

Open Friday 8.45am to 4.00pm and Saturday 10.30am to 4.00pm.
93 Mornington Road, Brooklyn. (inside Vogelmorn Bowling Club)
Phone 021 029 20225
Offering freshly baked goods and local coffee with plenty of space for the little ones to play.
Pop in for a coffee before or after school on a Friday.

Ngā mihi
Raelene Sloper
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