Diary Dates for week beginning 9th October 2017

MONDAY 2:15-3:15pm Lapwood Lambs Toddler Group
3:15-4:15pm Street Dance Club
TUESDAY 3:15-4:15pm Key Stage One - Football Club
WEDNESDAY 3:15-4:15pm Key Stage Two - Rugby Club
THURSDAY 12:15pm Choir
12:45pm Homework Club
3:15-4:00pm Running Club
3:15-4:15pm Key Stage Two - Fun and Games
FRIDAY 2:45pm Praise Assembly

Forward Planning

October
10th 3:30pm Year 2 Information Meeting
13th 2:45pm Year 3 Class Assembly
17th All day Crestwood Park Open Day
19th 4:30-7:30pm Parents' Evening
20th Crestwood Park does Bake Off!
20th 3:15pm Break up for half term
30th 8:55am Children return to school

Photograph orders

You will have received your proof photographs which were taken in September. Orders can be placed online or sent in to school in the envelope provided. However, if you are sending to school, we have been informed that Braisewick will be collecting all orders on Wednesday next week (11th October). If orders are not here when they collect, you will need to post these yourself to Braisewick or change to an online order.

School Life App Instructions

Following feedback from parents, it has become obvious that some are you are not getting the parent targeted information from our school app. If you have downloaded the app and just chosen our school it takes you to the public website only. To access information, homework pages, photo's etc that are for parents only you need to click on the 'Home' icon in the top right hand corner of the app, tap to log in to a different account and enter the user details you have been given. If you are unsure of these details, pop to the school office. The app will now log you in and you can see all areas plus receive important 'push' messages which will be replacing our text message service when the current subscription runs out.

A member of the School Life staff (Mike Geer) will be available during Parents' Evening should you have any problems, queries or questions about the App.

School Fund Update

Thank you one and all for your support of our school fundraising during 2016/17. We thought you would be interested to know - in general terms - what your donations have been spent on. Firstly, you should have noticed the new gym equipment in our school hall which was purchased with our Sport for Schools sponsor money. Due to your generosity, we were able to secure over £1200 worth of equipment. Other good causes have also benefitted i.e. Children in Need (£397.90), Shelter (£70) and Red Nose Day (109.36). We spent 622.80 last year purchasing the Key Stage 2 fruit each day which has been a huge success in helping create 'healthy eaters'. Year 6 leavers books cost £225.00 and Year 5 are presented with their first school tie at a cost of £168.00. Visiting theatres and animal man visits have come in at £383.83. Presents for last year's Santa visits were £200.00 and we subsidised school visits by just over £250.00. There are also the small items that make so much difference here in school such as Crème Eggs at Easter (£92.00), Mothers' Day flowers (£37.50) End of term house rewards (51.00) Stunning Starts and Fabulous Finishes (£106.33) and Tooth Fairy envelopes (£23.00). Finally a contribution was made from school fund towards the purchase of our new outdoor benches.

While some of these amounts seem quite insignificant, we can assure you that each amount is well spent and much appreciated by the children in our school. Thank you again for your continued support.

Ooops!

Many apologies from Mrs 'O' regarding the confusion over the Open Day letter. To confirm..... Open Day is TUESDAY 17th. On your letter the 17th was Tuesday at the top and Wednesday at the bottom (senior moment!) but please be assured that our open day is on Tuesday 17th.

Anyone for Tennis?

Wall Heath Tennis Club will be running tennis and multi-sport holiday camps this October half-term. They are run by Adrian Hyde who teaches in Dudley and is an L.T.A. licensed coach. If You are interested in your child attending please contact Adrian - adrianhyde@virginmedia.com or 07753673143. You can also visit www.wallheathtennisclub.co.uk to sign up.

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