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Newsletter 11 2018/2019

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A Visit from St Nicholas

This week we had special visitors in school. St Nicholas, accompanied by an Angel and Black Pete, visited all the classes. They asked whether the children had been good all year, and invited them to perform a song, dance or special skill. The children were then rewarded with a treat. This is a traditional celebration that many of our Eastern European children enjoy on 6th December, and all the children enjoyed sharing in this treat.

Thank you to Mrs Pearson and Ms Sykorova for arranging this event.

 

SANTA’S LUCKY SQUARES

Don’t forget to bring your 50p to have a go at our Santa’s Lucky Squares game. One lucky child in each class will win a chocolate selection box. All money raised will go towards helping less fortunate families in our community.

Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Thank you to all the parents who came along to the meetings this week; they are an important part of your child’s learning. We hope you found them useful. If you were not able to see your child’s teacher this week, please speak to them to arrange an appointment.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Our special Christmas dinner will be on

Friday 14th December.

All children are welcome to stay - if your child does not usually have school dinners, please send in £1.80 in an envelope with their name, class and Christmas Dinner written on it. (Reception, KS1 and children eligible for Free School Meals do not need to pay).

 

UPDATE FORMS

It is very important that we have up-to-date information about your child, so please make sure you have returned their update form. This year we also have a new consent form to comply with GDPR requirements, so it is important that you complete this too. Please ask at the office if you need a new form.

 

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Friday 14th December will be a non-uniform day, with the theme of “Christmas Jumpers” for classes 4 –18 (Reception classes will have theirs on a different day, because of their performance).

You do not need to buy a special Christmas jumper, it could just be your favourite jumper, or perhaps decorated with tinsel.

Please don’t forget your donation of 50p.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 14th December _FS2 Nativity

Friday 14th December _Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 14th December_ Christmas Dinner

Friday 21st December _Last day of term

Monday 7th January _Back to school

Friday 15th February_ Inset Day (school closed)

18th - 22nd February_ Half Term holiday

Friday 12th April _Last day of term

Monday 29th April_ Back to school

ARBORETUM IS A MOBILE-FREE SCHOOL

Mobile phones must not be used inside school, on the playground or anywhere within the school grounds.

Thank you

CHICKEN POX

We have a number of cases of chicken pox in school at the moment, so please look out for the distinctive red, blister-like spots.

If your child has chicken-pox they will need to stay away from school until all the spots have crusted over, so that they don’t pass it on to more children.

ACADEMISATION NEWS

We are continuing to work towards our academisation, and joining the DDAT multi-academy trust. We have agreed with them a revised conversion date of 1st February 2019, to enable us to ensure that we have all the administrative requirements in place for a smooth and seamless transition.

NEXT WEEK’S CLUBS
If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from outside the office or from Mr Malooq.
Day Club Time Age Cost
Monday Cycle Club (ABLE riders Only) 12:30-1pm   Free
Monday Multi Games Club (Hall 1) 3:15-4.25pm 5+ £1 per session
Tuesday Cycle Club (Learn to Ride) 3:15-4.25pm 7+ Free
Tuesday Sports+ Club(Invitation Only) 3:15-4:25pm   £1 per session
Wednesday Dodgeball 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Wednesday Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS (TO BE HELD ON FIELD) 12:30-1pm   12:30-1pm
Wednesday SCHO0L TEAM FIXTURES DURING THE DAY
Thursday Football Club KS2(Hall 2) 3:15-4:25pm 8+ £1 per session
Thursday Football Club (Hall 1) 3:15-4:25pm 4+ £1 per session
Friday Cricket Club 3:15-4:25pm 3:15-4:25pm 7+ £1 per session
Everyday Breakfast club 8am–8:45am All ages 50p per session

 

Helmets MUST be worn for all Cycle Clubs:

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 available from the School Office.

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