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Newsletter 1 2017/2018

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WELCOME BACK!

We would like to welcome everyone back to school, and hope that you all had an enjoyable summer break. In particular we would like to give a big Arboretum welcome to all our new children, and to our new members of staff: Miss Willett, Miss Dolbinska, Mrs Asghar, Miss Chandarana and Mrs Diaw.

 

Parent Information Sessions

We would like all our parents to come into school and find out more about what their child will be learning and how to support them. We will be holding parent information sessions next week, and we hope you will come along:

Monday 11th - Year 3 & 4

Tuesday 12th - Year 5 & 6

Wednesday 13th - Year 1 & 2

Thursday 14th - Reception

All sessions will start at 2.45pm

ECO Greenhouse

We are going to have an eco greenhouse with the help and support of the Rotary Club and Mercury AVS. We also need your help as we require 1,300 2 litre plastic bottles. They need to be empty and rinsed with the labels removed.

Please pass any bottles on to your class teacher.

Thank you

Year 5 & 6 Enrichment Day

To introduce this term’s topic, Year 5 and 6 will be having an

Enrichment Day on Friday 15th September. Parents are invited to come into school to find out what they have been doing at 2:45pm - we hope lots of you will be able to come along.

PRIZE WINNERS

At the end of last term we presented some prizes. Said Mustafa, Victory, Madina, Lydia, Haris O and Udbhav all received a watch and a teddy for achieving 100% attendance for the WHOLE YEAR!

We also picked the winning names from all the parents who have come into the school throughout the year. Tablet computers were presented to Umaymah, Riaan, Haris N and Hamza.

 

DINNER MONEY

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can have a free school dinner everyday.

For all other children the cost is £1.80 per day, £9.00 per week. Please send your child’s dinner money to school every Monday in an envelope with their name, class and amount on it. If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please come to the Office for a form, or apply online:

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2017-18

BACK TO SCHOOL

Children return Thursday 7th September 2017

 

OCTOBER HALF TERM

Break up Friday 20th October 2017

Return to School Monday 30th October 2017

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Break up Tuesday 19th December 2017

Return to School Wednesday 3rd January 2018

 

FEBRUARY HALF TERM

Break up Friday 16th February 2018

Return to School Monday 26th February 2018

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Break up Friday 23rd March 2018

Return to school Monday 9th April 2018

 

MAY DAY Monday 7th May 2018

 

MAY HALF TERM

Break up Friday 25th May 2018

Return to School Monday 4th June 2018

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY

Break up Tuesday 24th July 2018

Back to school Thursday 6th September 2018

 

INSET DAYS

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Friday 12th January 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Friday 13th July 2018

Wednesday 25th July 2018

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The children all look very smart in their new uniform. Please make sure that it all has their name inside so that it doesn’t get lost. Sweatshirts, cardigans and polo shirts can all be bought from the school office. Remember that all children must have suitable, black shoes. Trainers must not be worn.

 

PE KIT

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day, and that it is all named.

They need:

White T-shirt

Black shorts / Jogging bottoms

Trainers for outside

Black pumps for indoors

Jacket or sweatshirt for winter

Named bag to keep it in

 

OLD POUND COINS

The old pound coins will no longer be legal tender after 15th October, so we will not accept them as payment after Friday 6th October.

 

CLUBS

Breakfast club runs every morning from 8:00am. All children are welcome - come along for a tasty breakfast and a fun start to the day. 50p per day.

After school clubs will be starting from Monday 18th September - collect a form from Mr Malooq or from the school office for more details.

FREE Level 2 Bikeability course for year 6 children, only 24 places. The course is designed to teach children to be road safe with their bikes. Only available to year 6 children who can ride a bike. For more information and to register your child please see Mr Malooq.

Remember, all clubs are FREE if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium - to find out if your child qualifies, please fill in a Free School Meals application form.

 

 

 

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