Last Saturday was certainly a day to remember. Up at 4 o’clock in the morning baking cakes, at school at 8am setting up and then spent 4 hours in the stocks getting wet before clearing up. Thank you to everyone who supported our first Autumn Fair and helped us raise over £830. Very big thanks to all the members of the PTA who quickly organised the Fair and the parents who helped on the day. Can I remind parents who took pictures of me in the stocks that this is a clear breach of my human rights and all evidence should be destroyed!
Well done to Cole McFadyen, Ben McFadden, Alisa Cakirgoz, Yildiz Halim, Charlie Santagata, Teddy White and Alex Antoniou (Miss Rogers’s Class) who came to me during Monday with Green Cards. Mia Taylor and Paris Colgate (Ms Stafford’s Class) both received Green cards on Tuesday. Victoria Fry (Miss Rogers’s Class) received a Green Card on Tuesday.
Miss Rogers’s Class won best attendance last week with a near-perfect attendance of 99.2%. Well done!
Acorn House- Tues 4 October
Acorn House supports families with sick children receiving treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. They provide a ‘home from home’ for parents of children in intensive care. We will be raising money for Acorn House by laying our £1 coins in the shape of our school logo next Tuesday (4 October). Please support this worthwhile charity by sending £1 coin in with your child next Tuesday.
Harvest Festival- Thurs 6 October at 11.15am
Please note a change of time. This year we are returning to a more traditional Harvest Festival and are asking you to provide gifts of food that will be distributed to the Salvation Army in Waltham Abbey. They then give food parcels to local families who are experiencing temporary difficulties. Please provide tinned or dried food only:
Tinned meat and fish
Tinned or instant potatoes
Tinned or packet soup
Packet of pasta
Packet of rice
Boxes of long life milk
Packet of cereal
Tea/ Coffee/ Sugar
Please ask your child to hand in the goods to their class teacher, any time from now to 6 October.
We received 5 nominations for 5 places on the school’s Governing Body so there is no need for an election. Congratulations to Joanne Ashley, Sue Bruton, Natasha Cosford, Angie Schooling and Julie Square who join Steve Gilbert as parent governors.
There will be a PTA meeting on Monday at 9:00am.
Times Tables Booklet
Mrs Eastwood will be selling Times Table Practice Manuals during Times Table Club from next week. The manuals have all the times tables in as well as samples of the questions asked during the Silver and Gold testing. The cost of the manuals is £1.50.
Dates for your diary
Mon 3 October PTA Meeting (9am)
Tues 4 October Acorn House Charity Event (£1)
Tues 4 October IEP Meetings
Thurs 6 October Year 3 Harvest Festival 11.15am
Fri 21 October Break up for half term
Tues 1 November Return to school
Wed 2 November Year 3 Trip to Colchester Castle
Tues 8 November Pupil Progress Meetings
Thurs 10 November Pupil Progress Meetings
Fri 11 November Year 6 Remembrance Assembly
Fri 25 November Tag Rugby Tournament
Fri 25 November Stars in their Eyes
Tues 13 December Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)
Wed 14 December Christmas Dinner
Fri 16 December Break up from school
Tues 3 January 2012 Return to school
Fri 10 February Cross Country Competition
Fri 10 February Break up from school
Mon 20 February Return to school
Tues 13 March IEP Meetings
Tues 13 March Pupil Progress Meetings
Thurs 15 March Pupil Progress Meetings
Fri 30 March Break up from school
Mon 16 April Return to school
Mon 7 May Bank Holiday
Thurs 31 May Break up from school
Mon 11 June Return to school
Thurs 28 June Open Evening 5-7pm
Fri 29 June West Essex Olympics
Tues 3 July Sports Day 9:30am
Thurs 5 July Transition Day
Fri 6 July Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)
Mon 9 July District Sports (Field Events)
Wed 11 July District Sports (Track Events)
Tues 17 July Year 6 Play 2.00pm
Wed 18 July Year 6 Play 5.00pm
Fri 20 July 2012 Break up from school