Diary Dates for week beginning 25th March 2019

MONDAY 2:15pm - 3:15pm Lapwood Lambs Playgroup
MONDAY 3:15pm - 4:00pm Key Stage 1 - SATs 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 2:15pm Mother's Day Assembly

Forward Planning

March
25th 2:45pm - 3:15pm Spelling showcase - All welcome
25th All week Tree Planting - see below
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 ** CANCELLED **
29th 2:15pm - 3:15pm Mother's Day Assembly
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 (further details to follow)
12th 2:15pm - 3:15pm Achievers Assembly followed by Easter Bonnet Parade (further details to follow)
12th 3:15pm Break up for Easter
29th 8:45am Children return to school.

Well Being

Next week we will be planting 2 trees and the Peacemakers will be planting their own saplings, assisted by Mrs Stowe.  If we do have any green-fingered friends out there that have any spare time to help, please do let the office know, thank-you.

Please be aware that we do have a few children off with Sickness and Diarrhoea - please be extra vigilant with hygiene and hand-washing, thank-you. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

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

We had a fabulous fundraising "Red Nose Day" here at Crestwood Park on the 15th March.  We raised over £170 in donations and cookie sales. We also raised £142 in the sale of Red Noses.  A massive thank-you to everyone for helping raising such a fantastic amount for such a worthy charity.

Mother's Day Assembly...

Details have been sent out via the children this week to invite you to attend our Mother's Day Assembly which is being held on Friday 29th March 2019 at 2:15pm. Due to the popularity of this assembly, we are allocating 2 tickets per family, which we have detailed on the invitation - please keep these safe as admittance is by ticket only.  As this assembly is always extremely popular, regrettably no other children will be admitted. We look forward to seeing you next Friday.

SATs Club to support Key Stage 1 children...

Just a reminder that for those signed up for SATs club after school, there are only 2 more sessions to attend; 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 we can only offer places to children who attend with an adult and unfortunately we cannot accommodate siblings below school age. Thank-you.

Spelling Showcase...

We do hope you can join us for our Spelling Showcase on Monday 25th March - it is being held between 2:45pm - 3:15pm. There will be various activities going on throughout the school which we hope you will find beneficial. A flyer for this was sent home earlier in the week.

Year 1 Phonics Refresher meeting...

A little reminder to all Year 1 parents that the Phonics Refresher meeting is taking place on Tuesday 26th March at 3:15pm. 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 question. 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...** CANCELLED **

It is with regret, that due to low numbers we will have to cancel our place at the Vivo 9 Choir event.  We are deeply sorry that Crestwood Choir will not be partaking.  We do apologise to all those who have shown an interest and in particular the children who have shown their commitment by attending rehearsals.  All monies will be refunded accordingly. Thank-you for your support and apologies again.

Lapwood Lambs "Thank-you"...

A massive thank-you to all those that attended Lapwood Lambs on Monday to see the Animal Man - everyone had a truly fabulous time meeting some wierd and wonderful animals.  We would like to thank-you for your support and hope to see you back at Lapwood Lambs next week.

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. Please look out for further information on how and what items you can donate, thank-you.

Egg-citing Easter ...

We are asking for donations of Easter eggs for our annual Easter egg raffle, which is held on the last day of term, please send any donations into school, with all monies raised going to school fund. Also don't forget on the same day, there will be our usual Easter bonnet paprade - a prize for all entrants. Additionally please look out further information on the Egg-citing Easter Fun-day we will be holding during the Easter holidays. Details to follow shortly.

Free Dudley Swimming...

Let’s get kids active with FREE SWIMMING LESSONS at Dudley borough leisure centres....Dudley Borough are again offering FREE swimming for children aged 16 and under during Dudley borough school holidays at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres. Registration opens Monday 1 April 2019 and swimming starts on Saturday 13 April 2019. Please visit the following site for further information https://www.freeswimindudley.co.uk/home.

Dudley Autism Outreach Service "Big Bang 5" event...

Dudley Autism Outreach are celebrating the many strenghts and talents of children and young people on the Autism Spectrum.  The "BIG BANG 5" event is taking place on Saturday 6th April between 11am - 3pm at Stourbridge College, Art and Design Centre.  Visit displays of the children's work, a cafe, activities for children, tombola and much, much more...please contact 01384 816974 for further information.

Battery Recycling!

We now have Battery Recycling containers dotted around school (including one in the foyer by the office). You are very welcome to bring your used batteries from home and pop them into the containers. There are also children within KS2 who have been given their own mini-recycling box; let's see who's the first to bring their full box back to school!

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