Newsletter 25.10.19

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope you have all enjoyed the first half term of the year and that your children feel happy and settled. Next half term we will have a number of events, activities and fun times in the run up to Christmas. Most of the dates for these are on the list which covers the whole year, but there are a few more which will be on the newsletters regularly.

School website

The new school website is up and running thanks to the hard work of Mark Payne who is a governor at the school and a parent. Please can you take the time to look at the website, we want it to work for everyone, so if you have any comments or ideas to improve it please let us know. There are a number of statutory documents on the website, such as the complaints procedure, as well as other information which we want to share with you. Any new documentation discussed at parents meetings will also be uploaded here.

Parents’ open evening

On Monday 11th November we have an open evening from 3.30-7pm. Parents are invited to come along with your children to look at their books and share their learning with them. This is an informal session and, although the class teachers will be around to talk to, we do not have fixed appointment times. Should you wish at any time during the year, to have an appointment with the class teacher regarding your child, please contact the school office and the teacher will get back to you. We will also have a book fair running that evening. You can buy books from the fair and we will get commission to spend on books for the school. Mrs Kent will send out more information.

Parents’ meeting

On Thursday 21st November, Fiona Rosenberg will run a session for parents on child anxiety and mental health. A letter with more details has already been sent out and we would appreciate it if you would return the slip if you are planning to attend. There is also an opportunity to indicate any areas which you would like her to cover if possible.

Children in Need

On Friday 15th November the children are invited to come to school in mufti clothes, preferably following a spotty theme, and bring a suggested contribution of at least £1 to support the Children in Need charity.

Contact information

If any of your contact details, such as mobile number, email address or other emergency contacts, change, please remember to let us know.

Skills and help

Every now and again we need a bit of specialist help or general manpower support. If you have any professional skills, particularly involving premises, and are willing to help us out on the odd occasions, please could you give your details to Donna or Mandy in the office.

Celebration Assembly

Everyone is welcome to attend our celebration assemblies, where we celebrate children’s successes both in and out of the classroom. Each class will take it in turns to share some of their learning. This will be on Friday afternoons at 2.40pm-3.00pm.The dates on which the classes will be sharing their learning are; 25/10-Y5 and 6, 8/11-Y3 and 4, 15/11- Y2, 22/11-Y1, 29/11-YR, 6/12-Y5 and 6, 13/12- YR,1,2 production. Please remember that this is the children’s time of worship for the day and we ask you to respect that. There is a crèche available for younger children in the YR classroom to ensure that the children can be heard as they share their hard work with everyone.

PTA

Their next events are a cake sale on Friday 25th October, and an 80s disco on Saturday 16th November. Plans are well under way for the 80’s disco so if you are planning on joining in please purchase your tickets from the school office or the village shop.

Aldi kits for schools

We are collecting the Kits for Schools stickers from Aldi. If you, have any of these please put them in the collection box in the school entrance foyer.

Playground equipment

The trim trail equipment on the playground is for the use of the school children at playtimes. Please be aware that the school cannot be responsible for any child using the equipment before or after school times.

Bucks Schoolwear Shop

The shop will be closed from 28th October and reopen at their new premises at Unit 11, Aylesbury Vale Industrial Estate, Southern Road, Aylesbury. HP19 9EW on Monday 4th November

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes. Any break time snack which KS2 children bring must be fresh fruit or vegetables.

End of day

Again, please can I ask that you do not park around the back of the church and up to school and block the bus route. The bus driver is finding it very difficult to access the school in order to collect the bus children safely.

Dates

Friday 25th October- break up for half term.

Friday 25th October- PTA cake sale after school

Monday 4th November- back to school

Monday 11th November- parents’ open evening

Friday 15th November- Children in Need mufti day.

Saturday 16th November- PTA 80s disco

Thursday 21st November- Parents’ meeting led by Fiona Rosenberg

 

Best Wishes,

 

Cathy Gouldstone

Our value for this term is compassion.