Newsletter: 7 September 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new children and their parents to our school.  We now have 243 children at our school, an increase of 17 from January.  I hope you all had a lovely summer and have been inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics.  Remember no excuses!


Thank you for your support this week.  I had a meeting with some headteachers on Wednesday and they were all impressed that so many children had made an effort for their Launch Days, especially on the first day back.  I hope all parents found the ‘Meet the Teachers’ Evening’ useful.  It was great seeing over 100 parents supporting their children and meeting with the teachers.


I look working forward to working with you all this year.

Homework Club

Homework Club begins next Tuesday (13 September), from 3.15 – 4.15pm.

PTA Meetings

Our next PTA meeting is on Monday (10 September) at 9am.  The main item will be final preparations for our school’s Autumn Fair.

Miss Gibbs’s Class Swimming

The parents of the children in Miss Gibbs’s Class would have received an email today regarding swimming next Thursday.  Please make sure your children have the correct swimming kit, towel and £1.  Any parents who are able to walk down (we leave at 9:30am and return at 11:00am) please speak to someone in the office before Wednesday.

Year 3 Trip

As part of the town’s Holy Cross Day celebrations, we have been asked along to a special Church Service next Friday (14 September).  Year 3 will be leaving about 1:15pm and returning to school a bit later (between 3:30pm and 3:45pm).  Please return the slip below.

Unwanted Crockery

If you have any unwanted crockery at home, please can you bring in by next Friday (14 September) so we can use it at the Autumn Fair.

Autumn Fair

Our School’s PTA is organising our second annual Autumn Fair next Saturday (15 September).  Please keep the date free and encourage friends and family to attend.  All money raised will be going towards improving the facilities in the playground.

King Harold Road Show

Headteacher of King Harold Enterprise Academy, Denice Harper, and some members of staff will hold a Road Show for parents of children in Year 5 and 6.  The Road Show takes place on Wednesday 19 September starting at 6:30pm.  The Road Show will be held here at The Leverton Junior School.


If your child takes medication, please hand it into the school office and sign the appropriate form.  Please make sure that any medication, especially asthma pumps and epi-pens, are in date.

School Dinners

School dinners remain at £1.90 a day (£9.50 a week) for either a hot meal or school-prepared packed lunch.  If you are supplying a packed lunch please make sure there are no ‘block’ chocolate items included and crisps are only allowed on Fridays.

Breakfast Bar

Our school’s Breakfast Bar is open from 8:10am every morning.  Parents and children are welcome.  A slice of toast is 30p and drinks are 40p.

Snack at Break Times

This is a reminder that only fruit and vegetables are allowed for snack during morning break.


At Lunchtimes every class is allocated a Mid Day Assistant. If there is a problem then your child has someone they can go to.


Mid Day Assistant

Mrs Pughsley/ Mrs WatsonMrs Pentelow
Mrs RaddonMrs Thorogood
Mrs SachMrs McConnell
Mrs Westney/ Ms CromwellMrs Johnson
Miss O’RiordanMrs Troshupa
Miss GibbsMrs Brown
Miss WoodsMrs Taylor
Miss BiggsMrs Leys


Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Back Door

This is a reminder to parents that they should only enter the school via the office.  Please do not enter the school via the back door.

Dates for your diary

Mon 10 September         PTA Meeting 9am

Tues 11 September         Year 6 Trip (Imperial War Museum)

Weds 12 September        Year 4 Trip (Waltham Abbey Museum)

Fri 14 September            Year 3 Trip (Waltham Abbey Church)

Sat 15 September           Autumn Fair

Mon 17 September         Year 3 Coffee Morning 9am

Tues 18 September         Year 4 Coffee Morning 9am

Weds 19 September        Year 5 Coffee Morning 9am

Wed 19 September         King Harold Road Show 6:30pm

Thurs 20 September       Year 6 Coffee Morning 9am

Fri 19 October                  Year 3 Trip (Colchester Castle)

Fri 26 October               Break up from school

Mon 5 November           Return to school

Tues 6 November           Family Photographs

Fri 9 November              Year 6 Remembrance Assembly

Fri 9 November              Fireworks Display

Tues 13 November         Pupil Progress Meetings (3:30-6:30)

Thurs 15 November       Pupil Progress Meetings (5:00-8:00)

Tues 18 December         Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Weds 19 December        Christmas Dinner

Thurs 20 December        Christmas Parties

Thurs 20 December        Break up from school


Mon 7 January               Return to school

Thurs 14 February         Break up from school

Mon 25 February           Return to school

Thursday 28 March        Break up from school

Mon 15 April                 Return to school

Mon 6 May                    May Bank Holiday

Wed 22 May                  Whole School Trip (Colchester Zoo) 8:30am-5:00pm

Thurs 23 May                Break up from school

Mon 3 June                   Return to school

Tues 23 July                  Break up from school



Year 3 Trip

I give permission for my child __________________________________ to attend the Holy Cross Church Service on Friday 14 September.


Signed _______________________________