Well done to the year three children and teachers who put on a wonderful Harvest Festival. Thank you for all the contributions of food. These will now be passed on to the Salvation Army in Waltham Abbey to distribute to families in the local area.
Please keep an eye on the ‘Dates for Diary’ section as some dates/ times do change, especially when events are organised by outside agencies.
Well done to Connie Mills (Miss Biggs’s Class) who showed a caring attitude in class and Gabriela Musollari (Ms Stafford’s Class) who worked well in class. Well done DeAndre Johnson-Trent, Ben McFadden (twice) and Sam Cosford (Miss Rogers’s Class) who worked extremely hard in Guided Reading. Amber Brooks and Victoria Fry (Miss Rogers’s Class) were sent to me with Green Cards for showing a caring attitude to a year 3 pupil in the playground. Rhys Dolan (Mrs Chapman’s Class) came to me with a Green Card because he did extra homework, finding out about the Meridian Line. Liam Nelson (Mrs Chapman’s Class) received a Green card for excellent work in Literacy and Numeracy. Zeeshan Hussain (Mrs Chapman’s Class) received his Green Card for showing a caring attitude to another pupil. Erin Rumens and Daisy Jones received Green Cards from Miss Gibbs and Archie Peck, Vincenzo Bergamino and Joe Savage received Green Cards from Miss Rogers. Melody Ramanah (Mrs Campbell’s Class) achieved a Green Card for preparing a booklet for the Playleaders in her own time. Well done everyone!
Mrs Campbell’s Class won best attendance last week with a near-perfect attendance of 99.6%. Well done! I would like to remind parents who are applying for holiday leave due to restriction of leave by their employers, that a letter from their employer must accompany the application. Otherwise the application will be declined and a penalty notice may be issued by Essex County Council.
A big thank you to all the children who brought their pound coins in on Tuesday. A fantastic £120 was raised for Acorn House.
The PTA is organising a Bonfire Disco on Friday 4 November between 6pm and 8pm. The cost is £2.50 to include a hot dog and drink. Strips of raffle tickets are on sale for 50p during the disco. Please return the money in a clearly labelled envelope.
RNLI Reindeer Run
As many of you know I have taken up running. The Lifeboats Charity (RNLI) organise a run every year in Lea Valley Park (entrance opposite McDonalds, Waltham Abbey). There are 10k (age 15+) and 5k (age 10+) runs to choose from. For those who want to join in the fun but don’t want to run, there’s a 2k Santa Saunter (open to all ages). Every entrant will be given a free pair of reindeer antlers (complete with red flashing nose!) and free t-shirt. A hot drink and mince pie await you at the finish, plus there’ll be medals for runners, certificates for walkers and prizes for best fancy dress! For those who would like to join me on Sunday 20 November, please register by visiting the website at:
The next PTA meeting will be on Monday 17th October at 9:30am. Any parents are welcome.
Dates for your diary
Mon 17 October PTA Meeting (9:30am)
Fri 21 October Break up for half term
Tues 1 November Return to school
Wed 2 November Year 3 Trip to Colchester Castle
Fri 4 November PTA Bonfire Disco (6-8pm)
Tues 8 November Pupil Progress Meetings
Thurs 10 November Pupil Progress Meetings
Fri 11 November Year 6 Remembrance Assembly
Sun 20 November RNLI Reindeer Run
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)
Wed 4 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