Diary Dates for week beginning 25th November 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY Swimming for Year 3
3:15pm - 4:15pm After School Club for Years 1 and 2 - Gymnastics Club
WEDNESDAY 3:15pm - 4:15pm After School Club Years, 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Football Club
THURSDAY 11:15am Year 3 Cornet Lessons
3:15pm - 4:00pm Running / Cross-country club - all welcome
FRIDAY 3:15pm Swap Shop- see below!

Forward Planning

December
2nd - 6th Breakfast with Santa and Festive Fun
4th Christmas Film Night
6th Year 5 Class Assembly
6th Key Stage 1 visit to Birmingham Rep Theatre - "Penguins"
10th Reception and Key Stage 1 Performance at 2pm
11th from 6pm - 7pm Reception and Key Stage 1 Performance at 6pm
12th School CLOSED to children - General Election
13th Christmas Jumper Day - details to follow...
13th Achievers' Assembly
18th Christmas Dinner Day
19th Classroom Christmas Parties today - details to follow
19th Christmas Disco - Reception and Key Stage 1 followed by Key Stage 2
20th Carol Service and finish for Christmas and New Year break.

WELLBEING...

Children In Need fundraising success!

We are delighted to announce that we raised over £390 for Children in Need on Friday 15th November; as you know various fundraising events took place throughout the day including children enjoying a Mufty day for a £1 donation, "Penny for Pudsey" and our Pudsey Raffle. Our heartfelt thanks to you all for your generosity.

HOME TUTORING letter coming out on Monday

On Monday, every child in Years 1-6 wil receive a letter and a form from Exemplar Education who are a company that are promoting an online home tutoring service in the local area. The letter explains that we aren't necessarily recommending the service, but we have agreed to allow the company to promote themselves.

By giving out the letters to parents, we will receive a £50 donation. If we get at least 30% of forms returned (this includes parents who say YES and want to find out more AND parents who say NO) the donation to school is doubled! So, even if you're not interested, please return the form by Thursday and school could receive £100!

BIG NEWS - School Magazine launch...

Just a little update for you...our committed roving reporters are in the process of writing up their interviews - we eagerly await their findings - Mrs Redfern is busily collating all the wonderful articles and materials received in preparation for producing our first Newspaper - watch this space...

Breakfast with Santa...

Santa has asked us to pass a message on to say that he is so pleased that so many children want to join him for breakast week beginning the 2nd December - HOWEVER, he wants you to know that places are now FULL for Monday and Tuesday. For any children that have not yet booked their place, he has plenty of spaces for either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday - be sure to get those reply slips in to Santa as soon as possible.

Christmas Lunch...

Just a reminder that our scrumptious traditional Christmas lunch will be served on Wednesday 18th December. There will be a fixed menu on this day and no other food (i.e. sandwiches, jacket potatoes etc.) will be available.  All children are welcome to stay; the cost is £2:40 which includes a drink - please return your completed slips and money to class no later than Friday 29th November in order for us to cater accordingly, thank-you.

Christmas Art and Craft Day with Mr Barnett...

More exciting news...do you fancy a last minute 'child-free' Christmas shopping day?  Well our wonderfully dedicated sports coach, Mr Barnett will be holding a Christmas Arts and Craft day on Monday 23rd December here in the school hall.  As with previous events, your child is welcome to bring along a friend. Please look out for details and costs to come along to a fun-filled festive event.

Movie Night at Crestwood Park...

Please look out for the letters we sent home about Christmas Movie Night on Wednesday 4th December.  There will be 4 different movies on offer and the children have a choice of which movie they would like to watch.  The cost is £2.00 per ticket which includes a drink and popcorn...the children can wear their pj's and bring a blanket and pillow to snuggle down too whilst watching their chosen film.

Swap Shop next Friday 29th!

We will hold our next Swap Shop Friday, straight after school in the Quiet Area at the back of the Hall. This time, as well as uniform,  we are looking for donations of unwanted/ outgrown 'Christmas Play' costumes that other families could make use of. Come and have a look - you might just find something that your child could make use of! 

Any donations of uniform or costumes can be placed in the white basket, in the school entrance. Any questions, please ask! Thank you for your support!

Naughty Nits...

It has been brought to our attention that there are a few confirmed cases of head lice in school. We need everyone's help to get this under control. Treatment: Wash hair and apply a generous amount of conditioner. With a fine toothed comb, carefully comb the hair from the scalp to the end of the hair. Look at the comb after each stroke and wipe clean. If done thoroughly, this will remove all live lice as the hair is so slippery they can't cling on! This is the most effective treatment, but needs repeating on a daily basis until all eggs have vanished. Chemical treatments can be purchased over the counter but it is known that some head-lice become resistant to these and, therefore, no chemical preparation is 100% effective.  We have some combs available to buy in school, so if you need one please pop into the office. Please remember, there is no shame in having head-lice but it is shameful to do nothing about it! Thank-you.

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.

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