Diary Dates for week beginning 15th July 2019

MONDAY 3:30pm - 5:00pm Open Evening and collection of School Reports
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY 6:00pm - 8:00pm Leavers' Party
THURSDAY
FRIDAY 9:15am - 10:00am Leavers' Assembly
2:00pm - 3:15pm Final Assembly - please note earlier start time
3:15pm Children break-up - schools closed for Summer

Forward Planning

July
22nd Inset Day - School closed to children
September
2nd Inset Day - School closed to children
3rd Inset Day - School closed to children
4th Children return to school

WELLBEING...

Parent and Carer Survey: Just a little reminder from Mrs Stowe and Mrs Cooper that the survey's are now open for the Summer - please visit our website for the survey link and paper-copies will be available from the classrooms.  For each completed questionnaire, we will award house-points for your child's team.  We value your views and would welcome your feedback - we are always looking at ways of making improvements and you are all key to ensuring that the Crestwood Park family is successful in all we do and for the children to 'be the best that they can be to achieve all they deserve'.

Black Country Food Bank Friday:  We are truly grateful for your generous donations - Black Country Foodback collected a number crates from school this morning which will be of great benefit to families in the area. 

SILVER School Games Mark!

We are delighted to announce that Crestwood Park has been awarded the 'Silver ' School Games Mark. This is in recogniton of our commitment to and engagement in competitive sport. Whilst many staff contribute to PE in school, a massive thank you and well done should go to Mr Barnett for his organisation, coaching and support of children in the many competitions we have taken part in. Also we could not achieve this without our wonderfully  talented children and your support too. So often competitions rely on your help with transport.

So Well Done and Thank You to everyone who has contributed in any way  to  the 'Silver School Games Mark' at Crestwood Park.

School Production "TIME LORD" **...

We are so proud of all Key Stage 2 performers for putting on a superb production last night. At the time of producing this newsletter, we eagerly await this afternoon's next stunning performance. A massive thank-you to all those involved to-date.

Dudley Libraries Reading Challenge Initiative...

Just a reminder that Dudley Library Service are launching the Dudley Summer Reading Challenge in all libraries on Saturday 13 July 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge is a very successful reading initiative, now in its 20th year. Children are encouraged to read 6 books of their choice during the holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate and medal for every child who completes the challenge. The names of all finishers go into a free prize draw; Prizes include Family tickets to various attractions, such as Dudley Zoo, Black Country Museum and the Think Tank. The 2019 theme is “Space Chase” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Moon Landing...Happy Reading!!

Super Summer Holiday Activities & Events 2019...

As the summer holidays are fast approaching, you may wish to take a look at the fantastic Family Information Service website for the exciting range of activities on offer.

Dudley Play Week commences Monday 5th August 2019 which is being run in association with Let's Get Healthy Dudley and Sycamore Adventure. We have displayed posters around the school. 

Free Swimming Registration is now open! Children aged 16 and under who live in the Dudley borough are eligible to swim for free at Crystal Leisure Centre (Stourbridge), Dudley Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre during public swimming times.  Please click on the link below for further details...www.freeswimindudley.co.uk

Also, Discover Dudley have done a video highlighting all the Dudley Attractions that parents / carers can visit during the summer - please click on the link below...https://discover.dudley.gov.uk/welcome-to-dudley/

If you would like any further information please contact the Family Information Service on 01384 814398 or email us at fis.cs@dudley.gov.uk or visit the website https://fis.dudley.gov.uk/fsd/PublicEnquiry/default.aspx.

Awesome Award-winners...

As there are no further Praise Assemblies and the last assembly will be full with school-based awards, If your child has received recognition awards for football, swimming, karate etc. you are more than welcome to bring them in on Monday for presentation in the whole school assembly...however, this assembly is not open to parents, apologies.

Mr Barnett's Splendid Summer Fun Week...

Please look out for the letters sent out via the children this week - our awesome sports coach, Mr Barnett will be running a summer fun week starting on Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July.  The club will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All children will have the opportunity to participate in a number of sporting activities.  Crestwood Park are inviting all children to bring a friend from another school.  The sessions will take place either on the school field, playground or in the school hall depending on the weather. Please refer to the letter for further information ** Remember - spaces fill quickly so please return your slip and money to the office no later than Thursday 18th July, thank-you **. 

School Uniform and 'labelplant'...

A letter will be sent out via the children on Monday detailing the importance of Crestwood Park's uniform policy - we pride ourselves on building a sense of belonging and identity for our children.  A big part of this is our uniform and how smart we all look and feel. We have teamed up with 'labelplanet' and have a set of their 'Stikins' personalised stickers to give to each child (these will accompany the letter) - you can order the 'Stikins' name labels via their website and please remember to quote our school fundraising number 5271.  We hope this will cut down on lost property and the cost to parents when having to buy replacements. Should you have any questions relating to our school uniform policy, please come in and speak to Mrs Cooper or Mrs Kennedy, thank-you.

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