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Dear Parents/Carers


I am so sorry that I missed the two school shows this week.  All of the reviews that I have heard have been fabulous.  I hope that you really enjoyed it and I am really proud of each and every single child for the work they put in to it and the courage they showed getting up on the stage and playing their part.

Thank you also to the parents that were able to attend the meeting last Tuesday with Mr Hill and the governors.  Questions on the school focus, the new curriculum and reports were answered.  Suggestions were made on how we can further improve our family feel such as insuring all children stay with their class for the Family Lunches as this is not consistent in all classes.  Although space is limited particularly in Classes Three and Four we will look in to this and the other suggestions made.

It was also pointed out that parents were invited to leave their names on the parent questionnaire and were told that they would be contacted to meet with Rev Ward and myself personally, and had not received such an invitation.  Although some of those parents have met with me personally following the closure of the questionnaire it is our oversight and we would like to apologise.  All of these parents will receive individual letters providing a suggested appointment date and time.

Well done again to all of the children for their fabulous performances.  Whilst I was unable to do it personally at the show may I share my thanks for all of the work that staff, Friends of the School and parents have put in to the production.  I would particularly like to mention Miss Boulton (our drama specialist and Director); Mrs Taylor & Mrs Clements (for the amazing costumes); Mrs Freaney (for organizing the hall, the ticket designs, the programmes and then printing them; as well as supporting tickets sales and ensuring that all parents were kept informed of what was happening); Mrs Gibbs & Mrs Malin (for the amazing number of hours they have put in to the costumes) and Mrs Watson (for the stunning art work).

I am really looking forward to seeing the Leavers’ Assembly after seeing the wide range of talent that the children have across the last two terms.  I am hoping you are able to join us for the assembly and/or family picnic next Tuesday.

School Show DVD


If you would like to order a DVD of the school show please return the order form and payment to the school office by Tuesday 22nd July (cost £6.00; any cheques payable to WCC).  These will not be ready for collection until the first week back in September (Mrs. Freaney will contact current Y5 parents directly at the time if there is no younger sibling at school).

Year 5 Leavers Rounds and BBQ


A letter has been sent out today in book bags about the Year 5 rounders and BBQ on Monday 21st July.  Please return this first thing Monday morning to confirm your attendance and meal choice so we can buy the food that day.

Family Picnic


Tuesdy 22nd July

Please ensure your child comes to school with a packed lunch on Tuesday.  If you have already ordered a hot dinner then Mrs. Freaney has arranged for a packed lunch to be provided instead of the hot dinner.  If you would like a credit instead you must call Class Catering Ltd on 07545 20 5864 by Monday.  Free school meal children will have a packed lunch provided for them.  After the picnic there will be a range of activities available.  Parents are welcome to stay for activities with the other families or sign their children out early after the picnic.

Lost Property


We will have boxes of lost property on the playground.  If your child has lost anything please take a few moments to check the boxes.  The boxes will be out each morning until the end of term.  Any items remaining will be passed to Mrs Gibbs to be put in the uniform sale.

Items For Disposal


Next week we will be putting out equipment that the school no longer requires (such as drawers) which families are free to take should they wish to do so.

Years 4/5 Residential Trip (Rand Farm) - May 2015


A letter has been sent out to all current Year 3 and 4 pupils regarding the residential trip for next year (May 2015).  Please ensure you return the reply slip to school to indicate whether you would like your child to attend or not and, if so, please send in a £20 deposit by the end of term to secure a place.

Drop-in Meeting (To Discuss Reports) - Class 4 Rescheduled


Class 4 parents are invited to come along on Monday 21st July (ahead of the rounders and BBQ for the Y5 leavers) from 3.30-4.30pm to discuss their child’s reports.

School Show Costumes


Please note that show costume items have been returned to you today.  If any item is missing please let us know or if there is an item you do not need and wish to donate it back to school that would be much appreciated!

School Milk Scheme


A letter and leaflet have been sent out in book bags last week about the school switching to Cool Milk from September.  Please check this information and ask at the school office if you did not receive it.  Milk orders must be made directly with Cool Milk and not through the school office.  You must register with them by Tuesday 26th August to ensure your child receives milk in that first week back to school in September.

Recruiting For New Secretary


Kerri Passantino is stepping down as secretary to The Friends so we are looking for someone to take on this role.  If you are interested please let the school office or Jo Grant know.

August 2014
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