25 YEARS AT ARBORETUM
Congratulations to Mrs Wright, who has been teaching at Arboretum Primary School for 25 years. She received a special award from Derby City Council to recognise this amazing achievement! A huge thank you to Miss Wright for her dedication to the school, and the contribution she has made to so many pupils over the years. Some of her old pupils are parents themselves now!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We would like to wish all our children and their families a very peaceful, happy and prosperous 2017 from everyone at Arboretum.
Italian School Dinner Day
Thursday 19th January
Pizza in a box
Pasta with meatballs
100% Attendance Prizes
At the end of last term, Mr Scott and Mrs Burdis gave out prizes for 100% attendance. Every child who had not been absent since September was able to choose a brand new book to take home. We had 187 winners in total: 17 from Foundation stage; 55 from Year 1/2; 64 from Year 3/4 and 51 from Year 5/6. Well done to all these children - you are stars!
Class 3 Assertive Mentoring Meetings
Mrs Allsopp will be holding assertive mentoring meetings for Class 3 parents next Wednesday and Thursday (18th and 19th). Please make sure you know what time your appointment is. They will be held in the parent meeting room, so come to the Office for your appointment.
Please return all book orders to school by
Friday 27th January.
Make sure that all orders include your child's name, class, book code number and title. Please put them in an envelope with full payment and your child’s name, class and “Book Order” written on it. Every order that you place will earn points that we can spend on books for the school.
YEAR 4 SWIMMING
Swimming for all Year 4 children starts again next Tuesday 17th January. Please make sure your child brings their swimming costume, towel and swimming hat every Tuesday.
Derby City Council Childcare Survey
Derby City Council are doing a survey on additional childcare funding for working parents. If you would like to complete this short, online survey, please go to:
before 31st January. Thank you
Please make sure that all your child’s uniform, PE kit, glasses and anything else that they bring to school has their name on it. Then we can help to get it back to them if they lose it.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 16th January Year 3/4 parents’ meeting
Wed/Thur 18/19th January Class 3 Assertive mentoring meetings
Thursday 19th January School dinner “Italian day”
Wednesday 25th January Tea and Toast
Thursday 9th February Book Fair & Storytelling
Friday 10th February Book Fair & Storytelling
Friday 10th February Break up for half term holiday
Monday 20th February Back to school
20th - 24th February “Around the World” week
Wednesday 15th March Tea and Toast
Friday 17th March Class photographs
Friday 7th April Break up for Easter holidays
Monday 24th April Back to school
Wednesday 3rd May Tea and Toast
Monday 1st May May Day Bank Holiday
Friday 26th May Break up for half term holiday
Monday 5th June Back to school
Monday 26th June Inset Day
Friday 14th July Inset Day
Wednesday 26th July Break up for summer holidays
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.
Please note there will be no clubs on Monday this term, as this time is being used for school sports fixtures.
Day Club Time Age Cost Contact
Monday Dance Club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4+ £1 Mr Malooq
Tuesday Football Club (Field) LUNCH TIME Ages 7+ FREE Mr Malooq
Tuesday Football Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq
Tuesday Dodgeball Club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 5+ £1 Mr Malooq
Wednesday Film Club (Library) 3:15 – 5:00pm Ages 4+ 50p Mr Malooq
Wednesday Basketball Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Thursday Multi games club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq
Thursday Indoor Cricket (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Friday Football Club (MUGA) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Friday Girls’ football club 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 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 available from the Office.