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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Important working bees

Dear past, present and future kinder community members,

This request for help is aimed primarily at current and future kinder parents, but we would all be extremely grateful for any help that past members of the kinder community or members of the school community feel that they can also give to this project. There is a lot of work to be done to get the new kindergarten at East Bentleigh Primary School ready to open in early 2007!

As most of you will already know, to be able to go ahead with project at all, we have had to cut costs wherever we can, and we - the parent community - need to take on everything that we can tackle ourselves. This includes:

Painting - internal and external
Joinery work on the kitchen cupboards and putting shelves up
Oiling of all new joinery
Getting the garden ready

Working bees will begin at the site early in the new year. There is a huge amount of work to be done, and we will need all hands on deck to achieve it. Please get out your diaries and check your schedules to see when you might be able to come along and help. Don't worry if you're not particularly handy with DIY, fencing or gardening. All working bees will be well supervised, and all help is very welcome. Please bring along any grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends who are also willing to help.

The first working bees start the weekend of 6-7 January. Working bees on that weekend and the following weekend (13 and 14 January) will mainly involve fencing. Working bees from mid-January will also involve work on the garden, and February working bees will include painting and other work on the building. Working bees will generally start from 8 am. All working bees will take place at the new kinder site at East Bentleigh Primary School (the art building, accessible from Bignell Road).

Working bees will take place on...
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January
Sunday 21 January
Sunday 28 January
Sunday 4 February
Sunday 11 February
Sunday 18 February
Sunday 25 February (and additional Sundays until all the work is finished...)
We will be following up with phone calls in the new year and prior to working bees to check availability, but please get in touch with either me or Martin Greenwood to let us know when you can help.
Rachel Carey - 9521 8278/0425 739 529,
Martin Greenwood - 9551 0721/0408 338 420,
Also, if you are taking time off during January and are available to help at other times, please get in touch to let us know. If a few people are available then, we'll convene another small working bee.

The sooner we get the work finished, the sooner the children can move into their beautiful new kindergarten. Thank you very much in advance for any help that you are able to give.

Rachel Carey
New Premises Officer, Carnegie Rudolf Steiner Pre-School Inc


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