Welcome to the newsletter for week ending Friday 11th December.
Well it's been more like Hollywood than Crestwood Park in school today! Children have been busy performing their lines, scenes and songs under the watchful eye of their teacher and TA 'directors', supported by a wonderful costume and wardrobe department and filmed expertly by Miss Guest. Although it's been 'lights, camera, action' thoughout the day (without too many re-takes!), filming did run over and so we need to film more classes on Tuesday. Therefore we need all children in KS2 to come to school in their SCHOOL UNIFORM on Tuesday please...even if they usually have PE.
We can't wait to see the finished result...we know lots of parents are looking forward to sharing the celebration with us from home. We just hope that it makes up for the fact we can't invite you all in to school...fingers crossed for next year!
Breakfast with Santa!
We hope that all of the children enjoyed their festive breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus this week! It was lovely to see the children's expressions and excitment when they met with our special guests.
The elves are working hard to get the Breakfast with Santa photographs to you. Don't forget to check your child's bag.
Christmas Jumper Day and Reindeer Run - Monday 14th December
Christmas Jumper Day and our Reindeer Run is finally here!
We are asking children to come to school wearing a christmas jumper in support of 'Save The Children'. Alternatively, if they do not have a Christmas themed jumper, a colourful/bright top can be worn.
On this day, every class will also complete a 'Reindeer Run' on the mile track. This will involve them running on the track, wearing antlers and with Santa leading the way!
We are hoping every child will collect 7 stamps on their reindeer card to prove they have run a mile! The reindeer run is being held to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.
On this day, we are asking for donations to be brought into school so that we can split the proceeds equally between these two worthwhile charitries. The donation is not compulsory but anything you can spare on this day will be greatly appreciated and received.
Thankyou for your support- fingers crossed the weather is kind!
Our school calendar and Our Christmas Raffle!
We still have some calandars left-if you would like to purchase one look out for Mrs Cooper and Mrs Kennedy on the playground before and after school next week.
Calendars are available for £6.00 each- please try and have the correct change (to be COVID friendly!)
For each calendar sold, school will make £3 which will help to boost our funds for the 'extra' activities and treats we like to give our children. This will help make up for the lack of other fundraising events such as the Autumn discos and film nights.
Raffle tickets will also be available at £1 a strip. We have 3 generous family hampers, a chocolate hamper and bottles of bubbly up for grabs. Again, Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Cooper will be selling tickets on the playground.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELVES IF WAITING TO BUY RAFFLE TICKETS OR A CALENDAR- THANKYOU!
In anticiaption of your support- thankyou!
Christmas is coming....!
Although we're experiencing tricky times, we want to make sure our children have a range of fun and exciting Christmas events to look forward to. We are also mindful that Christmas is another strain on finances so we have thought very carefully about what we are asking parents to contribute to.
Here is what we have planned for the final week of term...
Monday 14th December- Christmas Jumper Day and a Reindeer Run for all children -donations towards Save the Children and Mary Steven's Hospice..
Wednesday 16th December- Christmas Dinner Day!
Thursday 17th December - Class Christmas Parties - Children to wear party clothes and bring a plate of party food!
Friday 18th December - Our 'Christmas Celebration' will be shared with families via the website.
Please remember... we are a nut - free school
We would just like to remind you that we are a nut-free school. Please refrain from putting anything that contains nuts in your child's lunchbox.
As we have children in school that have severe nut allergies, your cooperation with this is vital.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Black Country Christmas Rainbow Booklet
For those who have been following the Black Country Rainbow booklets please find the Christman edition below.
Reading at Crestwood Park
I would love to hear about your favourite books - you may want to write it down, draw or picture, take a photograph or even film yourself with your favourite book! Tell me why this book is your favourite - so that we can share these with our whole school.
I look forward to hearing all about your favourite books - you can send me them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Golden Certificate Winners...
...will be announced on Monday's assembly. Remember you can watch the assembly from home too!
Our POLITE SPARKS Winners...
...will also be announced during Monday's assembly!
Looking after our Community...
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House Prize Winners for the term
We have one more week for children to earn house points for their teams and at the moment the houses are fairly close. As we are severely restricted with what children can celebrate as a 'house', whoever wins the Autumn and Spring House Prize will have it 'banked' until the Summer where we will be able to (hopefully!) get the teams together and celebrate their successes properly.
Well done to you all for battling through the complicated and often confusing advice and guidance regarding isolation etc. We know it's been a tricky time in terms of keeping our children at school and we really appreciate families demonstrating a real commitment to their children's education. To recognise this, Mrs Kennedy will be writing letters to parents when we come back in January, thanking families for supporting good attendance. (Please don't worry if your child has had COVID related absence as this is authorised and won't impact negatively on attendance percentages.)
Welcome to the team...
Parents of Reception children will have noticed a fairly new face in school this term. Miss Purewal, who was here in a temporary capacity early on in the term, is now a full time member of our staff. We are sure you will want to join us in welcoming her to the Crestwood Park family.
Thankyou for continuing to support us with COVID related restrictions...we aren't going to say anything about next week in case we jinx anything...but needless to say we are looking forward to giving our children a super end of term and we just hope it all runs smoothly!
Take care of each other over the weekend and we look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Monday morning.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.