Leo and the Big Heart

Thank you so much to Jeff and Ginny for entertaining us today with a special valentine puppet show about friendship, sportsmanship, and forgiveness.

The cast of characters included Rudy and Risky Rabbit, Leo the Lion, and a nasty witch with a mean green face!  The show took place in the “Friendly Forest” as Rudy and Risky were getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Wanting to play a game and needing another friend to join them, they asked Leo and that’s when the trouble started…!

We also learnt and sang some special love and friendship songs together.

Keen puppeteers, Jeff and Ginny were Founders and Directors of the Sundance School located in New Jersey for nearly 40 years.  Visiting Provo, it was very kind of them to bring down their puppets to share their story with us all.  The photos of the children’s faces as they watched will clearly show you just how much they all enjoyed the show.  It was lovely to the children entranced and to hear them giggle and laugh at the humour.   A wonderful show.  A huge thank you to our new, big-hearted, friends, Ginny and Jeff. We hope to see you again another time, soon.

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Join us for our February Half Term Camp

Kids Camp

Come and join in our range of daily fun and educational activities.

13th – 17th February 2017

8.30AM -12.00PM

For ages 2 – 6 years

$35 per session / $150 for the week (8.30AM-12.00Noon)

Non-Provo Primary children welcome to join us.

Please let us know in advance if you are interested.

info@provoprimary.com

Valentine’s Bake Sale this Friday

Bake, Sell, Buy!

PTA Valentines Bake Sale.

Friday 10th Feb  @ 12pm and 3 pm pick-up times.

All items will be either purchased or warmly baked by our sweet volunteers.

So Provo Primary families:

Pat a cake, pat a cake hear our plea,
Fill up a plate as soon as can be.
Whatever you send us will be very kind,
Bake, sell or buy them, we don’t mind!

If you love to bake, dazzle us with your favourite homemade treat. Or if you have a favourite goodie from a store that you want to share, feel free to purchase and repackage it to be sold during the bake sale.  And don’t forget to stop by our bake sale to buy something sweet for yourself!

If you wish to make a donation or want to help work the table, please let us know in the office.  Baked goodies are best to bring first thing or preferably near to lunchtime or in the afternoon (Fridge space is limited).

Safer Internet Day 2017

safer-internet-day-2017Safer Internet Day 2017 is coming up this week on Tuesday 7th February!

The theme is…’Be the change: Unite for a better internet‘,

At Provo Primary School, the children will be involved in a variety of class and mixed-class activities and will create information posters for parents to see how they have become more aware of the positive and negative aspects of Internet technology and device use.

How will you play your part?  Let’s join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.  Click on to see some parent resources…

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Come plant mangroves at Wheeland Pond in Blue Hills

Today is World Wetlands Day (2nd Feb).

Join the DECR team to clean-up and plant mangroves at Wheeland Pond in Blue Hills this Saturday (4th February) at 8am.  All are invited to help conserve this important local wetland habitat.

Two years ago, our School Council joined a team of other local school children to plant mangroves at Wheeland Pond together with Amy Avenant, the DECR Outreach Coordinator.   Last year, our current Year 5s learnt about mangrove habitats, and how they CAN and have to help to conserve these for the future… Why are our mangrove systems so important? How do these work in unison with the coral reefs? And what would happen to our island if the mangroves aren’t protected.  Amy Avenant from DEMA took the children on a trip to the mangrove system on Flamingo Lake. With her expertise guidance, they observed and learnt about these amazing habitats close up.

Please take two minutes to watch the mangrove video below. Filmed in our neighbouring Bahamas, it give us a powerful insight into why we should actively protecting our mangroves here in the Turks and Caicos. Also learn more at http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/

The Beauty of Mangrove Forests

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Family Skate Night – 10th February

Mark your calendars and get your skates on for Provo Primary PTA’s 7th annual Family Skate Night!

Friday 10th February – 6-8pm @ The Graceway Sports Centre.

Community friends and families welcome.

Whether you skate or not, it’s always a great time both on and off the rink – there will be a fantastic playlist, refreshments on sale, a dance area and puck shoot out with prizes.

An enjoyable skating experience for the entire family!

Community friends and family welcome.

Provo Primary parents please contact the school office if you can help out at the event.

 

 

Hope For Haiti

A BIG, BIG thank YOU and a HUGE well done to all student, parents, teachers and friends of Provo Primary. Through the PTA Movie Night ($638) and the School Council Hats for Haiti Dress Down Day ($174), we have managed to raise a staggering $812. How fantastic is that!

The amount is being donated to the ‘Hope For Haiti’ Charity that assists the children that suffered most, during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. For more information about the charity go to HopeForHaiti.com

It goes to show what wonderful things we can achieve when working together to help others.

 

School Council and the Born Free ‘Adopt and Animal’ Venture

school-council-animals-jan-2017 (1) Every last Friday of the month is ‘Dress Down Day’.  Funds that we raise are passed on to the school council to decide how to use.  Funds that are raised in Term 1 are allocated to a global need, Term 2 a local need and Term 3 a school need. There was much debate as to where the Term 1 funds would go.  Where could we as a school help make a difference?

Usually we help charities that support children, but an older member of the School Council suggested helping animals and this created a buzz of interest. Class discussions took place, research began and we discovered the animal charity called Born Free. Contact was made and we discovered that we had raised enough funds for each class from Years 2 to 6 to adopt an animal, from the wild, for a whole year.

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Provo Public Library Week Celebrates Library Week – 23rd – 27th January, 2017

library week posterThe Turks and Caicos Library Service will be celebrating library week during January 23rd – 27th, 2017 to help promote the programmes and services offered by the organization.

Click here to see a schedule of activities that will be held during that week along with our library week public poster.

Feel free to Stop by and visit the Library during Library week.

For more details, please contact Sharene Gibbs, the Library Assistant at the Provo Public Library on (649) 941-7646

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss.

 

 

 

Toddler class swims into a fantastic new year of learning

tod-rainbow-fish-jan-2017 (1)As part of our new ‘Helping Hands’ topic in Toddler Class, we spent the week looking at the story of the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We learnt from the Rainbow Fish’s experiences that it can be fun to share with our friends. In our games, we enjoyed taking it in turns to catch fish of all the colours of the rainbow. In our creative activities, we really liked passing our friends the silvery scales they needed to finish their Rainbow Fish creations, and working together to craft a big Rainbow Fish with beautiful textures and colours. We are looking forward to a half term of caring, sharing, collaborating and appreciating all the people who help us. What a great way to swim into a fantastic new year of learning!

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After School Clubs, Spring Term 2017

after-school-clubs-imageAt the heart of our ambition for Provo Primary School is our commitment to providing the very best for all children to enjoy and achieve. This includes having the widest possible range of opportunities both within and beyond the curriculum.  After-school clubs are a fantastic way of achieving this and we are excited to offer a wide range of clubs, run by teachers, community members and affliated programmes – all with a view to increasing the range of experiences that children have. Activities are designed to be fun and cater for a wide variety of interests and ages.  They are open to both Provo Primary students and community children alike.

The information below outlines all of the school clubs we have available this term, from Journalism, Science and French, to Soccer and Basketball, Art and Design, along with our affliated Provo Performing Arts School’s Dance and Theatre Arts sessions.  We hope you will take time to explore what is on offer and encourage your child to try something new or continue taking part in a firm favourite.

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Provo Primary ‘Spring Clean Out’ Yard Sale

yard-sale-jan-2017Host a table at our highly successful multi table yard sale

$25 per table

@ Provo Primary School

Saturday 28th January

Usually 20 ++ tables and lots of buyers!

To reserve a table please contact
NikiFlowers@gmail.com

 

 

 

Santa Arrives in a blaze of lights and sirens!

santa-dec-2016-1Santa arrived to the joy of all at Provo Primary, in style as usual, on the local fire truck!  Greeting Santa in this way has been a Provo Primary tradition for what we think could be as long as 13 years.  And it is still very much loved by all of today’s students, just as it has been for every year gone by.

We would like to pass on a HUGE thank you to the Turks and Caicos Fire Service for helping out over the years.

Here are some of our youngest students – meeting Santa for the first or second time here at Provo Primary, to our oldest students – for whom this tradition is still very much a special time.

 

 

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What an Amazing Cast and Crew!

img_6801Thank you to all the children who worked extremely hard to put on their very best performance in our Panto Like No Other Show this weekend. Thank you to our incredible parents for supporting the children and helping them get ready, our PTA for their help with the bar, and our Year 6 parents for the tasty food that was on sale during the evening. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our former parents and community members for their support, not only this year, but also over the past 25 years and for their part in making Provo Primary what it is today.

Finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to our teachers for all their hard work preparing for the show. It truly was an amazing show and I’m sure each of you is extremely proud of your class’s/children’s performances. Thank you to MRS. NIKI for directing this year’s extravaganza!

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School Council present books galore to Ianthe Pratt School

sc-ianthe-pratt-book-donations-dec-2016Students from Ianthe Pratt School visited Provo Primary this morning. Together with the students from the Middle School, they became our first outside audience to experience our school Christmas performance of ‘A Panto Like No Other’ – hence some of the outfits in the photos! They did say they enjoyed the performance very much; however the excitement and smiles of the students of Ianthe Pratt grew even more when they saw the gift of books that were being presented to them after the show by our School Council. The students could not quite believe that all the books were for them, they were so utterly delighted and could not wait to read them!

A BIG thank you to the P.T.A. for encouraging parents to buy an extra book with their Scholastic order, and also to the children who bought in their own book donations. The P.T.A. also gave a $300 Scholastic budget to the teachers at Ianthe Pratt and they ordered additional books and teaching resources as well.  Altogether there were four big boxes of books for them to take back to their school.

How wonderful it is to share and see the love of reading. Merry Christmas to you all at Ianthe Pratt School.

Provo Primary ‘A Panto Like No Other’ this Friday and Saturday

panto-like-no-other-ticket-image-webTickets are selling fast on Islehelp for our Friday and Saturday performances.

A Panto Like No Other” is a Provo Primary original plot of good versus evil, witty banter and buffoonery and, of course, good eventually conquering all. With an amazing cast, fantastic costumes, incredibly catchy songs and entertaining dances, ‘A Panto Like No Other will make you boo, hiss, laugh and cheer along to this extraordinary trip down memory lane.

Synopsis

As Ms. Alison and Miss Sian prepare to open Provo Primary’s 25th Anniversary Time Capsule containing artefacts from Christmas Shows past, there is a technical hitch. They depart the stage to assist Miss Stef with the lighting in the office. Left to his own devices (and a bit of encouragement from the audience) Elf on the Shelf opens the time capsule, inadvertently allowing the Baddies from Christmas Shows Past to escape, taking with them, all the artifacts.

Devastated that his actions will cause catastrophic effects, he doesn’t quite know what to do, until the wise Provo Primary School Flamingo comes to his rescue. Together, they devise a plan to go back in time to get all the artifacts back.

Unbeknownst to them, the baddies are hot on their trail in a time machine from 2004’s Christmas Show. Fortunately, the goodies, overhearing the baddies’ treacherous plan, decide to use their own special magic to assist Flamingo and Elf along their way.

Will they succeed in getting the artifacts back before Ms. Alison and Miss Sian return or will they remain stuck in the past forever?

TCI Heritage Month: Flamingo Class learn to Ripsaw!

As part of our TCI Heritage Month learning, Y4 were asked which area of the Island’s history and culture they would like to know more about. After learning about traditional bush medicines and the history of navigating the country’s 40 islands and cays, the children were very excited for their final session – we were going to learn to “Ripsaw!”

We were fortunate to have David Bowen and friends join us for an afternoon of traditional music and dance. Children were taught the history of “Ripsaw” and “Rake ‘n’ Scrape” in the Caribbean and how this music has its origins in African percussion music. Children had the chance to see and play a range of percussion instruments that demonstrated how people had used everyday household objects to create rhythm and beats.

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A Panto Like No Other – Tickets on Sale!

panto-like-no-other-ticket-image-webYears 1-6 present…

A Panto Like No Other!

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December

6pm @ Provo Primary School.

Tickets $10 (Children 12 and under free)            

Refreshments on sale.

Come join us for our special 25th anniversary production!

Buy your tickets directly on the IsleHelp  or in the school office.

Email info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 for details.

Tickets on Sale for Early Year Christmas Show

busy-busy-bethlehem-posterProvo Primary School’s

Toddlers and Preschool present a Pre-Show Extravanza…

‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘I Like To Move It’

and our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Present…

Busy Busy Bethlehem

Wednesday 14th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School.

Tickets $5 (Children 12 and under free)            

Refreshments on sale.

Buy your tickets directly on the IsleHelp App or in the school office.  Email info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 for details.

Join us for our Jingle Jam Tots Christmas Party

Christmas Tots Party.jpgCome along to Provo Primary School on Monday 5th December for our Jingle Jam Tots Christmas Party.  4:30-6:30pm.  All families with children 4 years old and under welcome.

Click on the poster for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 present cheques to two local charities

yr-6-food-4-thought-donation-oct-2016Year 6 proudly presented cheques today to Food for Thought; and to The Hope Foundation for Autism TCI.  After participating in Jill Beckingham’s Foot Steps 4 Good initiative; the Year 6 class decided to donate their raised loose change to the organizations named above, in order to support them in the good work they offer to the residents in need of them in the TCI.  Provo Primary students are delighted that the raised an amount of $630 which was split evenly between our selected organizations to assist them in the invaluable work that they carry out.  We wish to thank our entire school community for their generous donations.  [Read more…]

Provo Primary Halloween Party Tickets on Sale

halloween-flyerpp-2016Remember to get your Provo Primary Halloween Party Tickets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is your little chick ready to spread their wings?

flamingo-chicks-postDo you have a young child that you’re interested in starting to introduce to a play-based, social setting?

Why not ‘fly’ down on Friday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30am to one of our Flamingo and Chicks sessions – they’re FREE for all parents and babies/toddlers aged 0-2.

Thinking of enroling your child into our programme?

Take a look at what is happening in our Toddler Class this week by reading their weekly newsletter and seeing their attached photos.

You may also like to watch our Early Years Video below to find out more about what Provo Primary offers and see some of our recent blog posts.

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Provo Primary Halloween Party – 31st October 2016

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National Heritage Celebration Salt Cay Candy is Delicious!

Thank you Keno Forbes for bringing in the Salt Cay Candy for us to try today as part of our National Heritage Month Celebration Assembly.  It was a delicious minty flavour and was really chewy!

Watch this video to find out how this special candy is made?

Keno also brought in local sweet potato bread and cream cakes too.  I can’t decide which was my favourite – they were all so good!

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