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18/09/2014

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Dinner Money Juniors

Please allow your child to bring their own dinner money to the class teacher on a Monday morning.  The dinner money should be in a marked envelope with the child’s name, class and the amount enclosed. 

                                                                    

Headlice

Head lice and their eggs have been noticed in school this week.  Please check everyone in your family tonight, (including all close relatives e.g. grandparents). 

Chicken Pox

We are aware we have chicken pox doing the rounds in school at the moment (somewhat earlier than usual – it is normally a Christmas gift!) Please could you look out for spots/blisters? Children can return when the blisters have dried up, which usually takes around a week.

Macmillan coffee morning

On Friday 3rd October we would like to support the cancer charity Macmillan by holding a coffee morning from 9.00-10.00 (please note the change of time – we hope you will pop in to join us when you drop off your children at school. Breakfast type goodies will be on offer!).  The children will also be holding their own version of a coffee morning in their classrooms. Please send donations for them to buy a drink and a biscuit. Please try and find time to support this worthy charity which sadly touches so many of our lives.

                                                                    

What’s On

October

Wed 1st                        Year 5 Class Worship - Harvest

Fri 3rd               Macmillan Coffee Morning

Wed 8th            Open evening for parents (targets will be issued at this meeting)

Thurs 16th        Photographer in school – individual photographs

Mon 20th          Young Enterprise Week

Thurs 23rd        Enterprise sale afternoon; parents invited to our “market place”

Fri 24th             School closes for half term at 3.15pm

November

Mon 3rd                        School re-opens at 8.45am

Wed 5th            Year 6 Class Worship – Remembrance

Fri 21st             Children in Need, Spotty Day

Wed 26th          Year 4 Class Worship – Advent

Thurs 27th        Christmas Market 3.15 to 5.30

December

Tues 9th           10am Infant Production Dress Rehearsal

Wed 10th          10am Infant Production

Thurs 11th        10am Infant Production

Tues 16th         10am Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church

                        1pm Year 5 and 6 Party (children may wear own play/party clothes)

Wed 17th          1pm Infant Party (children may wear own play/party clothes)

Thurs 18th        1pm Year 3 and 4 Party (children may wear own play/party clothes)

Fri 19th                         School closes at 2pm for the Christmas Holiday

January 2015

Mon 5th             School reopens at 8.45am

 

Any changes to What’s On will be notified/added as soon as possible.  P.T.O. for High School Open Evening dates and information about our Harvest collection.

 

 

 

 

 

High school open evenings

The local high schools would like to extend an invitation to both pupils and parents of years 4,5 and 6 to their open evenings this autumn. The details are listed below.

 

SCHOOL

DAY

DATE

TIME

All Hallows Catholic High School

Thursday

09/10/2014

18:00 - 20:30

Hutton CE Grammar School

Tuesday

30/09/2014

from 17:30

Penwortham Priory Academy

Thursday

25/09/2014

16:30 - 21:00

Penwortham Girls' High School

Thursday

02/10/2014

from 18:30

Lostock Hall Academy

Thursday

02/10/2014

from 18:30

 

Harvest collection

On Wednesday 1st October at 9.00 Y5 will be leading our harvest worship celebration in school, and their families are warmly invited to this celebration.  This year the school would like to support the Foxton homeless centre in Preston.  If you would like to make a donation, the centre have specifically asked for the following items; tins containing a meal such as steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom or mince beef and onion pies; tins of Chilli Con carne, meatballs, hotdogs or sausages and beans, tinned fruit and packs of pasta or rice please.

Penwortham Food Bank

Please do not forget that our school is still a collection centre for the Penwortham Food Bank.  You can bring your donations to the office during school hours.  Many thanks to everyone for your donations to date the food bank is very grateful.

11/09/2014

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Macmillan coffee morning

On Friday 3rd October we would like to support the cancer charity Macmillan by holding a coffee morning from 9.00-10.00 (please note the change of time – we hope you will pop in to join us when you drop off your children at school. Breakfast type goodies will be on offer!).  The children will also be holding their own version of a coffee morning in their classrooms. Please send donations for them to buy a drink and a biscuit. Please try and find time to support this worthy charity which sadly touches so many of our lives.

High school open evenings

Priory High School would like to extend an invitation to both pupils and parents of year 4,5 and 6 to their Open Evening on Thursday 25th September. It runs from 4.30  to 9pm with the head teacher Mr Eastham giving a talk at 4.30 and 7pm.

Open sessions and primary school places.

If you have friends or family with a child who will have their 4th birthday this year, please encourage them to contact school to make an appointment to view school and apply for a place. We showing paretns around  school at 11.15 on Monday and Thursday mornings.

Holidays in term time

From Sept 2013, Headteachers were no longer permitted to authorise holidays during term time.  Can I please remind you of our request not to take children out of school in term time for family holidays, especially during this autumn term?  All time in school is valuable learning time.  Thank you for your support.

Extra-curricular activities

The school’s programme of extra-curricular activities will begin again from w/c Monday 15th September.  The activities that are on offer this year are listed below. Individual staff/adults running the activities will be sending out details and consent letters.  Other activities may be added as we work with sports coaches throughout the year.

 

 

Staff

Activity + Year group

When (in the week)

When (in the year)

Mrs Ball

Art

Thurs 3.15-4.15

Terms 3/4

Mrs Fenton/ Mrs Barnes

Choir Years Y4/5/6

Weds 3.15-4.00

Terms 1/2/3

Mr Costas-Walker

Hockey Y6

Weds 3.15-4.15

Terms 1/2

Mrs Hicks

Book club Y2/3

Thurs 3.15-4.00

Terms 1/2

Mrs Hicks/Mrs Chamberlain

Country dancing Y2/3

Thurs 3.15-4.00

Terms 4/5

Mr Proudman

Football Y5/6

Thurs 3.15-4.15

Terms 1/4

Mrs James/Mrs Parker

Netball Y5/6

Mon 3.15-4.00 training

(Matches Tues, see separate details)

Term 1 + 4.

Mrs Lowe/Miss Binks

Sewing Y3/4

Tues 3.15-4.15

Term 1

Miss Levett/Mrs Turner

Eco warriors Y3/4

Thurs 3.15-4.00

All year (varying the children over the year)

Mrs Teague

Recorders Y4/5/6

Tues lunch

All year.

Mr Strange

Cross country Y4/5/6

Thurs lunch

Term 1/2

Mr Strange

Tag rugby Y4/5/6

Thurs lunch

Term 2/3

Mrs Dears

Gymnastics Y1/R

Mon 3.15-4.00

Terms 1/2/3/4

Mrs Hodgson

Rounders Y4/5/6

Thurs 3.15-4.15

Terms 5/6

Mrs Barnes

We love to read

Thurs lunch YR/1 + Y6

All year

 

04/09/2014

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Welcome back!

It was lovely to see all the children looking so smart in their new uniforms when they returned to school this week, thank you for supporting the school in maintaining high uniform standards.  We hope you all had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the break in routine.  With all this smart new uniform around school PLEASE make sure it is named, even if it is just written on the size label and as the weather becomes a little cooler, please make sure your child has a coat in school for playtimes?  Extreme haircuts, patterns or colours are also not permitted in school as part of our uniform code?  We also welcome back two new names with familiar faces in Mrs Fenton and Mrs Love this term.  They both made beautiful brides this summer.

Meet the new teacher

Tonight, 4th September, from 3.15 – 4.00 we will be holding an open school session for you to meet your child’s new class teacher and see their new classroom environment.  If you miss this opportunity, please take a moment to say hello at the end of the day when children are brought out of school.  An information evening will be held on Wednesday 8th October from 6.00-8.00 pm, when you are invited to meet your child’s teacher and support staff, view your child’s classroom environment and collect their autumn term personal targets.

Communications

This newsletter is sent out every Thursday on coloured paper and is posted onto the school’s webpage.  It is our main method of home/school communications.  Please check your child’s bag every Thursday when it will be sent home.  If you find the newsletter is missing you can read a copy of it, along with other communications on-line, at our website on the above address.  If you are the first contact for your child, please remember to keep your mobile phone switched on at all times in case of emergency text communications.

Open morning and primary school places.

If you have friends or family with a child who will have their 4th birthday this year, please encourage them to  contact  school to make an appointment to view school and submit an application for a place.

Holidays in term time

From Sept 2013, Headteachers were no longer permitted to authorise holidays during term time.  Can I please remind you of our request not to take children out of school in term time for family holidays, especially during this autumn term?  All time in school is valuable learning time.  Thank you for your support.

Extra-curricular activities

Most of the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities will begin again from w/c Monday 15th September.  The activities that are on offer this year will be listed in next week’s newsletter. Individual staff/adults running the activities will be sending out details and consent letters.  My sincere thanks are passed on to all staff, parents and outside agencies who extend the children’s learning opportunities.

Macmillan coffee morning

On Friday 3rd October we would like to support the cancer charity Macmillan by holding a coffee morning from 10.00-11.00.  If you would like to support this fund raising event, we would be very grateful for any of your home made goodies to sell and better still, for you to come and join us for a coffee and a cake.  Please try and find time to support this worthy charity which sadly touches so many of our lives.

Car Park

Please remember the school car park is for staff and kitchen deliveries only.  It should not be used by parents visiting school for any reason, including for breakfast or after school clubs.

Happy news!

As I’m sure you may have gathered by now if you have had chance to speak with them, Mrs Lowe and Mrs Fenton have happy events due in spring next year.  I’m sure you join with us in praying for their healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries of their babies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freestyle Fridays

From next week we are changing our Golden time to “Freestyle Friday” when we plan to offer a range of activities on Friday afternoons from 2.15-3.15 which will broaden our children’s learning opportunities.

This also features as part of our review of our rewards and sanctions in school and we will give you a full description of how this operates in the near future. The activities are listed below but if you have any skills or interests in these activities and would like to work alongside a member of staff with a small group of children to support them, we would love to have you work with us. Your DBS clearance will be procured by the school. Please contact your child’s class teacher to let us know if you are able to help. The activities are not finite and we hope to vary them as the year progresses.

 

 

Member of staff

Activity

Years 1 - 3

Mr Proudman

Outdoor exercise activities (wet weather clothes will be required as they will be outdoors in all but the worst weathers)

Mrs Brown

Art/paper craft

Mrs Hicks

Construction activities

Mrs Newton

Reading and book activities

Mrs Costas-Walker

Drama activities

Mrs Brown and Miss Levett

Environmental and gardening activities

Member of staff

Activity

Years 4 - 6

Mrs Fenton

ICT activities

Mrs Turner

Sewing activities

Mrs Chamberlain

Art/craft activities

Mrs Teague

Handbell ringing/music activities

Mrs Parker

Table tennis

Mrs James

Chess

Mrs Bradley

Fitness activities