Newsletter: 6 January 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

Happy New Year! And what a year 2012 will be.  In May and June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  Queen Elizabeth is only the second British Monarch to celebrate this landmark.  This will be quickly followed by the Olympics.  This is the third time that the Olympics have come to London.  We are busy preparing a mammoth Summer Term curriculum so that your children can share in these once in a lifetime experiences.

Coffee Mornings

All parents are welcome at my termly coffee mornings.  During the coffee mornings I update you on things that we are developing at our school, as well as giving me an opportunity to hear your views on how we can move the school forward.

 

Tues 17 January           Year 3 Coffee Morning

Wed 18 January           Year 4 Coffee Morning

Thurs 19 January          Year 5 Coffee Morning

Fri 20 January              Year 6 Coffee Morning

Achievements

Well done to Charlie Spillett for working hard in Maths Booster.  He was given a Green Card by Ms Cromwell.

Outside Stage

You will probably have noticed that a stage and seating area have been installed in the playground.  This was made possible due to the hard work of the school’s PTA fundraising efforts.  I hope the children enjoy using it.

Free Swimming Sessions

Alongside this newsletter you will receive a voucher for a free swimming session.  If our school has the most children who take up the offer, we will win 3 months free swimming.  So please encourage your children to go swimming and use the voucher.

Special Lunch (Australia)

Our next special dinner will be next Tuesday.  The menu will be BBQ Chicken, Vegemite Vermicelli (Tomato and Vegemite pasta), Spiced Jacket Wedges and Lamingtons (Chocolate Sponge Cake with chocolate sauce).  The cost will be £1.90.

Clubs

Zumbatomic (Mondays 3:15- 4:45pm) and Homework Club (3:15- 4:15pm) will be on next week.  Details for Art Club, School Football Team Training, MAD about Sports Clubs (Wednesdays and Thursdays) and Food Club will given out shortly.

Attendance

Alongside this newsletter you will receive a copy of the school’s new Attendance Policy.  The policy was agreed by the school’s Governing Body at the end of last term.  The main changes are as follows:

  • If a child is absent due to illness for more than 3 days then the parent must provide some evidence that they have visited a GP.  This could be either a signed compliment slip from the doctor or a photocopy of the prescribed medicine.
  • Any child entering the front door between 8:50am and 9:10am will be marked as late.
  • If there is regular lateness then your child may have to stay in during playtime or lunchtime to catch up on their work.
  • Any child late after 9:10am will be marked as unauthorised absence, unless you provide evidence of a medical appointment eg appointment card/ prescribed medicine or a signed compliment slip from the doctor.  A number of unauthorised lateness (after 9:10am) could result in a meeting with the Education Welfare Officer.

 

The Governing Body has also agreed that our school attendance target should be 96% this year.  Currently 137 children out of 227 have attendance above 96%.

Bags2Bag Fundraising

You will soon be receiving a plastic bag, similar to ones that come through your front door.  The PTA will earn money for every kilogram of clothes it collects.  These need to be returned to school by Wednesday 1 February.

Dates for your diary

Tues 10 January           Special Lunch

Tues 17 January           Year 3 Coffee Morning

Wed 18 January           Year 4 Coffee Morning

Thurs 19 January          Year 5 Coffee Morning

Fri 20 January              Year 6 Coffee Morning

Wed 1 February           Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

Wed 8 February           Sign 2 Sing 2012

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

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip

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

Wed 4 July                   District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 5 July                  Transition Day

Fri 6 July                      Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Sat 7 July                     Olympic Torch Relay

Mon 9 July                   Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

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

 

 

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Pantomime DVD

Please return the form no later than Friday 13 January 2012 to secure your DVD of the pantomime (£10 each).

 

I would like to order ____ copies of the Pantomime DVD at a cost of £10 each.  I enclose cheque/ cash for ___

 

Name of Child __________________________________ 

Headteacher’s Comments

Happy New Year! And what a year 2012 will be.  In May and June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  Queen Elizabeth is only the second British Monarch to celebrate this landmark.  This will be quickly followed by the Olympics.  This is the third time that the Olympics have come to London.  We are busy preparing a mammoth Summer Term curriculum so that your children can share in these once in a lifetime experiences.

Coffee Mornings

All parents are welcome at my termly coffee mornings.  During the coffee mornings I update you on things that we are developing at our school, as well as giving me an opportunity to hear your views on how we can move the school forward.

 

Tues 17 January           Year 3 Coffee Morning

Wed 18 January           Year 4 Coffee Morning

Thurs 19 January          Year 5 Coffee Morning

Fri 20 January              Year 6 Coffee Morning

Achievements

Well done to Charlie Spillett for working hard in Maths Booster.  He was given a Green Card by Ms Cromwell.

Outside Stage

You will probably have noticed that a stage and seating area have been installed in the playground.  This was made possible due to the hard work of the school’s PTA fundraising efforts.  I hope the children enjoy using it.

Free Swimming Sessions

Alongside this newsletter you will receive a voucher for a free swimming session.  If our school has the most children who take up the offer, we will win 3 months free swimming.  So please encourage your children to go swimming and use the voucher.

Special Lunch (Australia)

Our next special dinner will be next Tuesday.  The menu will be BBQ Chicken, Vegemite Vermicelli (Tomato and Vegemite pasta), Spiced Jacket Wedges and Lamingtons (Chocolate Sponge Cake with chocolate sauce).  The cost will be £1.90.

Clubs

Zumbatomic (Mondays 3:15- 4:45pm) and Homework Club (3:15- 4:15pm) will be on next week.  Details for Art Club, School Football Team Training, MAD about Sports Clubs (Wednesdays and Thursdays) and Food Club will given out shortly.

Attendance

Alongside this newsletter you will receive a copy of the school’s new Attendance Policy.  The policy was agreed by the school’s Governing Body at the end of last term.  The main changes are as follows:

  • If a child is absent due to illness for more than 3 days then the parent must provide some evidence that they have visited a GP.  This could be either a signed compliment slip from the doctor or a photocopy of the prescribed medicine.
  • Any child entering the front door between 8:50am and 9:10am will be marked as late.
  • If there is regular lateness then your child may have to stay in during playtime or lunchtime to catch up on their work.
  • Any child late after 9:10am will be marked as unauthorised absence, unless you provide evidence of a medical appointment eg appointment card/ prescribed medicine or a signed compliment slip from the doctor.  A number of unauthorised lateness (after 9:10am) could result in a meeting with the Education Welfare Officer.

 

The Governing Body has also agreed that our school attendance target should be 96% this year.  Currently 137 children out of 227 have attendance above 96%.

Bags2Bag Fundraising

You will soon be receiving a plastic bag, similar to ones that come through your front door.  The PTA will earn money for every kilogram of clothes it collects.  These need to be returned to school by Wednesday 1 February.

Dates for your diary

Tues 10 January           Special Lunch

Tues 17 January           Year 3 Coffee Morning

Wed 18 January           Year 4 Coffee Morning

Thurs 19 January          Year 5 Coffee Morning

Fri 20 January              Year 6 Coffee Morning

Wed 1 February           Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

Wed 8 February           Sign 2 Sing 2012

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

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip

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

Wed 4 July                   District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 5 July                  Transition Day

Fri 6 July                      Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Sat 7 July                     Olympic Torch Relay

Mon 9 July                   Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

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

 

 

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Pantomime DVD

Please return the form no later than Friday 13 January 2012 to secure your DVD of the pantomime (£10 each).

 

I would like to order ____ copies of the Pantomime DVD at a cost of £10 each.  I enclose cheque/ cash for ___

 

Name of Child __________________________________