Spring Term Newsletter No. 18 Friday 24th January 2020
The highlight of this week was definitely Mrs Powell’s class assembly. This morning, dressed in their spectacular Chinese outfits, Year 2 delighted in sharing all their learning about China, Chinese New Year and the Story of Creation. Children spoke and sang with confidence and were pleased to see so many parents and grandparents.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the PTA meeting on Monday evening. Exciting events were planned for the remainder of the year. All our events aim to raise funds for our school while building our community. Our next meeting will take place on Monday 9th March at 6.45 at school, please come along.
We wish all our athletes speedy legs for the final two indoor athletics competitions that take place on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.
Sunday 26th January 2020 Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics at ACS Egham
Monday 27th January 2020 WEEK 1 of MENU
Y2 China Day
Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics 9.30-12.30 Langley Grammar School
Y6 Mrs Fox Library visit 1.30pm
Thursday 30th January 2020 EYFS Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Friday 31st January 2020 Y3 Miss Maini Class Assembly
Y4 Swimming Week 3
Saturday 1st February Y3 Parents’ Reconciliation 10am HF Church
Monday 3rd February WEEK 2 of MENU
Tuesday 4th February Y4 Roman Day
Y5/6 Netball St Bernard’s 10-2.45
Wednesday 5th February 12 children visiting Stoke Mandeville Stadium
Thursday 6th February Y4 Mrs O’Reilly Library visit 1.30pm
Friday 7th February Y2 Mrs Green Class Assembly
Y4 Swimming Week 4
Saturday 8th February Y3 Children’s Reconciliation 10am at HF Church
Monday 10th February WEEK 3 of MENU/Friendship Week
Y3 Miss Maini Library visit 1.30pm
Tuesday 11th February Y1 Dionosaur/Palaeontologist Day. Parents welcome 2.50-3.10pm.
SEN Parents’ Surgery 2-6pm
Wednesday 12th February Y3 Tudor Day
Y5 STEM Day
Thursday 13th February Optional Parents’ Evening (Nursery-Year 6)
Friday 14th February Reception Miss Brophy’s Class Assembly 9am
Y2 China Exhibtion, Parents welcome 3pm
Year 4 Swim 1.30pm
End of term 3.20/3.20pm
HALF TERM 17th - 21st February
Monday 24th February Return to Nursery and School
This week we were delighted to hear about the achievement of onechild:
Joel Abodo (Y6) passed his grade 1 piano exam – Joel received his certificate from ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) last week. Joel’s mum reports he had just 5 weeks with one lesson a week to practise. Well done Joel.
To link in with our Vision statement, ‘To value, inspire and challenge all’, we invite
parents/carers to notify us of special achievements (outside of school e.g. music, sports,
positive contribution) your child has achieved so they can be recorded on their school record
and shared with children and staff.
Please email email@example.com for notification. Your child will receive recognition for their achievement from their class teacher, who will award them a marble for the class jar, and Mrs Benn, who will issue a ‘Head teacher’s Award’ certificate. If you send a photo of your child’s achievement it will be posted on our ‘Wall of Fame.’
Voluntary Parents’ Evening Thursday 13th February
On Thursday 13th February, class teachers will be available to meet parents between 2pm and 6pm. If you wish to meet your child’s class teacher, please make an appointment directly with the teacher or email Mrs Gonoud at firstname.lastname@example.org who will advise your child’s class teacher.
SEN Surgery Tuesday 11th February
On Tuesday 11th February, Mrs Wasley, Mrs Subramaniam (KS2) and Mrs Evans (KS1) will be available to meet with parents of pupils with special educational needs. If you wish to make an appointment with our SENCO team please email Mrs Gonoud at email@example.com. Mrs Gonoud will advise the SENCO team and confirm the time of your appointment.
I apologise to parents of SEN pupils that this term we are unable to hold both class and SEN appointments on the same afternoon.
Governing Body Maintenance Fund Letter
Today, your eldest child has been given a letter explaining our Governors’ Maintenance Fund and why we urge you to pay the annual amount if you are able. In brief, as a Voluntary Aided school, any capital funding comes to us via the Diocese of Northampton, but we only receive 90% of the full amount required for maintenance and upgrades to our buildings and facilities. We therefore, rely on your generosity as parents to fund the remaining 10%. We are moving the payments onto ParentPay to make it more accessible to all families. If you are not yet registered on ParentPay you will also receive a reminder of your login details early next week. Each family will now see a new item on ParentPay for the Governors’ Maintenance Fund. The annual requested amount per family is £50 but you can pay this in £10 amounts across the school year. Attached to the letter is a Gift Aid form to enable us to claim a further 25% on your donation if you are a UK tax payer, it does not cost you anymore. Please complete the form and return it to main reception next week.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact me on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support
PTA NEWS (Parent Teacher Association)
Next meeting: Monday 9th March 6.45 pm School Hall – All welcome
Mothers’ Day Hamper Donations
If you can think of something you would like to receive and are able to donate that item to our Mothers’ Day Hamper we would be very grateful. Raffle tickets will be on sale straight after half term.
19th March Mothers’ Day hamper
27th March Chocolate Tombola
3rd April Easter Egg Hunt
1st May Family Disco
20th June Summer Fair/ Fathers’ Day hamper
10th July PTA picnic on the field
Please keep supporting our meetings and events. Volunteering is a great way to get to know some parents and make friends across the school. Please consider helping at just one event. Do not worry if you can’t make meetings, feel free to chat to me at drop off/pick up or email me on email@example.com
Emma Oakes Chair of PTA