Diary Dates for week beginning 18th March 2019

MONDAY 2:15pm - 3:15pm Lapwood Lambs Play Group - Visit from The Animal Man
MONDAY 3:15pm - 4:00pm Key Stage 1 - SAT's club
TUESDAY Year 4 Swimming
TUESDAY 3:15pm - 4:15pm Invasion Games - Year 1 and 2
WEDNESDAY 3:15pm - 4:15pm Football Club - Year 5 and 6
THURSDAY 3:15pm - 4:00pm All year groups - Running Club
FRIDAY 2:45pm Praise Assembly

Forward Planning

March
25th 2:45pm - 3:15pm Spelling showcase (details to follow)
25th All week Tree Planting (details to follow)
26th 3:15pm Year 1 Phonics Refresher meeting
26th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Reception, Year 1 and 2 - Red Riding Hood visiting theatre
28th Afternoon Vivo Concert for choir
29th 2:15pm - 3:15pm Mother's Day Service
April
2nd Morning Year 1 and 2 Fabulous Finish - 'Great Explorers' visiting theatre
2nd 9:15am - 3:30pm Year 5 and 6 visit to Woodgate Valley and Dudley Canal boat trip
10th Reports issued
12th 9:00am Easter Service followed by Easter Egg raffle
12th 2:15pm - 3:15pm Achievers Assembly followed by Easter Bonnet Parade
12th 3:15pm Break up for Easter
29th 8:45am Children return to school.

Well Being

Spring is on its way...the bulbs that the children and Mrs Stowe planted last Autumn term have now started to bud and green shoots are now appearing. 

We have been given 15 tiny saplings by the Woodland Trust. Week beginning 25th every class will be planting two trees and the Peacemakers will plant one of their own. If we have any gardeners out there who have any spare time available, please do let the office know.

Comic Relief - Red Nose Day on 15th March...

We were delighted to see the children (and staff) arrive at school in their PJ's to support such a wonderful charity - we wish to take this opportunity to thank parents/families for supporting us today and we will annouce the fundraising amount shortly.

SAT's Club to support Key Stage 1 children...

Just a reminder that for those signed up for SAT's club after school, they will be held on Monday 18th March, Monday 25th March and Monday 1st April. It will begin after school and finish at 4pm. PLEASE NOTE that due to the format of this club children must attend with an adult and unfortunately we cannot accommodate siblings below school age.

Spelling Showcase...

A little reminder we will be holding a Spelling Showcase on Monday 25th March between 2:45pm - 3:15pm. There will be various beneficial activities going on throughout the school - please look out for further details.

Year 1 Phonics Refresher meeting...

A letter has been sent out this week to all Year 1 parents inviting them to attend a Phonics Refresher meeting; this will take place on Tuesday 26th March at 3:15pm - please complete and return the slip at the bottom of the letter.  The meeting will be held in the Year 1 classroom. Staff will be on hand to look after children in the Reception classroom so that you are free to listen and ask any questions. Year 1 is a very important year for phonics and reading and the information shared at this meeting will greatly benefit your child. Thank-you for your support.

Crestwood Park Choir at VIVO 9...

* PLACES STILL AVAILABLE * A letter was sent out to children who have joined the school choir and who have attended Choir rehearsals; on Thursday 28th March, the choir will be performing as part of the VIVO 9 at Dudley Town Hall. Please refer to the letter issued for further information - to confirm you are able to purchase Audience Tickets at a cost of £3:00 and a voluntary contribution of £3:00 towards the cost of coach (which school is subsidising).

Cross Country team success...

A big thank you to all of the children who competed in the Dudley Primary Cross-Country Championships on Saturday at Himley Hall. Our boys team comprised of: Archie C, Finley H, Kian J, Jonathan H and Dylan T. All the boys completed the 1.5km course! Well done to Jonathan for finishing 30th out of around 180 competitors! Our girl's team comprised of: Ellie-May C, Elly L, April T, Lacey B, Zoie C and Lexie W. Again they all ran very well- it was a challenging 1.5km course. A special congratulations to Lexie who finished 20th and has secured a place in a future county race! Thanks too for the support of all the parents. Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Cooper were very proud of all of our children.

Foodbank Friday - Appeal for donations...

Friday 5th April 2019 is Foodbank Friday! Our donations will be collected by our Local Foodbank to be distributed to those in need. All donations will be gratefully received; to preserve the quality of the food donations, would you please ensure the items are long-life, sealed and in-date, thank-you.  Please drop off donations any day over the next couple of weeks but by 9am on Thursday 4th April at the latest. Thank you in advance.

Nurture Room extension...

We are thrilled to announce that our wonderful Nurture Room is now being furnished and we will keep you updated on an official opening date...watch this space! This has been a long but extremely worthwhile project and we cannot thank-you enough for your patience in this matter.

Making complaints on Facebook...

You will be receiving a letter today in regard to making complaints about school on Facebook. Can we remind you that if you have a concern about school there are numerous ways you can contact us to discuss your worries...

- Ring the school - if out of hours, please leave a message
- e-mail to info@crestwood-p.dudley.sch.uk
- Pop in.

We always aim to deal with concerns in a timely manner. Also our Complaints procedure can be found on the school website.  We hope all members of our community, act as digital role models for our children, in their use of social media.

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