Newsletter 22

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Lent
At our Monday assembly this week I discussed two challenges the children might take on during Lent.  The first was to bring in something for Foodshare every week.  The second, in response to the Pope’s call for action, they could try to undertake acts which would improve the environment e.g. cutting down on water use, turning off lights etc.
Word of the Week
This week the word is diabolical (very cruel or wicked).
Sumdog
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were:  Kael O’Kelly, Sophie Fismistr, Lara O’Kelly, Lena Dlugolecka, and Sarah Fernando.
Talk Homework
Reception
Our weather is getting warmer. Have you seen any signs of spring? Investigate.
Year 1
What can you find inside a castle?
Year 2
What things have you given up or taken on for Lent?
Year 3
What is your dream job and why?
Year 4
Why is it important to have a balanced diet?
Year 5
Comic Relief is in two weeks’ time. Is humour an effective way to raise money? Why/why not? How many funny jokes do you know?
Year 6
What could you do at home to raise money towards the £24 which can start a fish farm project via CAFOD?
Comic Relief Noses
These will be on sale in school at break times for a minimum of £1.
Year 5 Boy’s Football Tournament
A year 5 boy’s football team joined 19 other school teams and played in a very well organised Claires Court tournament recently.
Although making several chances to score, the team found themselves on the wrong side of a 2-0 score three times, while winning their other group game 1-0.
The team finished the afternoon in the Plate quarter finals losing 2-0 to Chandlings.
Well done to the eight boys who played so well in a very strong competition.
As always a big thank you to the parents who helped with the transport and stayed and supported the team.
Unwanted Wellington Boots Needed
The Eco group are collecting old or unwanted wellington boots.  We want to use the boots to make a dog sculpture.  If you have any boots please put them in the entrance hall.  Thanks.
Mrs Brookman’s Class Assembly: Friday 10th March 9.10
Class parents welcome.
Loose Change Day-Friday 17th March
You might like to empty out your purse or pocket on this day for PTA funds.
Mrs Moore’s Class Assembly-24th March, 9.10
Parents of Mrs Moore’s class welcome.
Red Nose Day-24th March
We will be having an Own Clothes Day for a request of £1 per family.  If you can, encourage your child to wear something red, but please don’t go buying anything special.
Miss Opalko’s Class Assembly-Monday 27th March, 9.10
Parents of Miss Opalko’s class welcome.
Parents Evenings-27th and 28th March
Sign-up sheets are now on display, or will be shortly.  The Juniors’ lists will be available on the front door and the Infants’ on boards in the vicinity of classrooms.
Summer Fun Day Sunday 2nd July
Although it seems very early to most, we have started planning for the Summer Fun Day already. It’s taking place on Sunday 2nd July, so put the date in your diaries. So here’s the first plea!! We need to get raffle prizes organised so we have plenty of time to print the tickets.  Would you be willing to donate a raffle prize or do you work for a company that would be willing to donate? If yes could you please contact Adele McIntosh - adelemcintosh33@googlemail.com or comment on this post – Thanks in advance.
Race Night
Tickets are now on sale for the Race Night on Saturday 29th April starting at 7.30pm.  The race night is being organised by the PTA and will be taking place in the school hall.  The PTA are currently saving to buy 6 iPads per class for the infants to use for day to day purposes.  Tickets are £10 per head and this includes a fish & chip supper (or alternative).  Please don’t be put off if you’re on your own or in a couple, we can sit you with other parents.  Please bring your money into the office in an envelope stating your name and email address (we will need to get in touch with you regarding food choices) marked for the attention of Amanda Sibley.  If you have any queries about the night or would like to donate a raffle prize (however big or small!) email Amanda_sibley1971@hotmail.com.
Lenten Lunches
Homemade soup lunches followed by cake and coffee are available from 12.00-2.00 every Thursday in the Parish Centre.  Come along and support and bring your friends. If you are too busy or work locally bring a thermal mug and have it filled for a donation.
Would you be able to make soup for one of the Thursdays? Ring Ann Griggs on 07800580043.
If there is anything in this newsletter that is not clear please do ask.

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