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Newsletter 15 2016-17

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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!



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

Ice cream


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.



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

Name labels

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.



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



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.