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10th December 2014

10th December 2014
10th December 2014 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

SUPER PUPILS

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CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2014

Reception Mia
Year 1 Jak
Year 2 Maisy
Year 3 Ben
Year 4 Leon
Year 5 Jess
Year 6 Whole Class
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PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE

Comment 5

‘Improve the safety for children with parents parking opposite the yellow lines – it’s very dangerous’

‘Traffic congestion and parking is a big issue’

‘Additional walking bus from Cedar/Shawbrook/Chestnut area – lots of parents and children live round there and walk to school’

Response

It is clear that there is an issue with congestion outside school and with parents parking opposite the yellow zig zag lines. The weekly newsletter regularly asks for parents to be considerate when parking and we have also recruited the local PCSO’s who try to ensure that parents park considerately outside school. I urge all parents not to park directly outside school and be aware of local residents’ needs regarding access to their properties.

The walking bus has been in operation for many years now and helps to reduce the traffic build up in a morning. I urge as many parents as possible to consider using this facility as numbers have dropped over recent months. We will review our green travel plan again this year and will consider additional walking buses, if possible, however it may be difficult to staff additional routes.

I have raised the concerns regarding the traffic outside school, particularly at the end of the day, with the governors and the school council. As a result, we have decided to enter the Chairman’s Challenge this year – this project is designed to reward schools who make a huge difference in their school or local area. We have decided to make our pledge in relation to improving the traffic situation outside school and ultimately improving the safety of our pupils. The school council have some wonderful ideas and will engage all stakeholders in this project based on trying to make our school a safer place for everyone. The school council will write to you in the New Year with their ideas and we hope that you will be able to support the project wholeheartedly – Together we will make a difference!

YEAR 4 & BRASS BAND CONCERT – THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER

Brass band concert

The concert is taking place on Thursday 11th December at 2.00 p.m. in the school hall. Please return your slips as soon as possible if you would like to reserve a seat.

FOUNDATION & KS1 NATIVITY – ‘CHRISTMAS WITH THE ALIENS’ – MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER

Unfortunately we have no more spare tickets for either of the two performances. If anyone has any tickets that they no longer require please can they return them to the school office for someone on the reserve list. Thanks!

KEY STAGE 2 CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – TUESDAY 16TH DECEMBER

Carol service

The Christmas Carol Service is taking place at Euxton C.E. Church on Tuesday 16th December. There are two carol services – one at 1.45 p.m. and one at 6.30 p.m. All pupils will return to school following the afternoon service to ensure safeguarding. Pupils cannot be collected from the church. Please can you ensure that all pupils taking part arrive at the church for the evening service by 6.15 p.m. All pupils should wear full school uniform.

We have no evening tickets left however if you would like some more afternoon tickets please speak to Mrs Vost in the school office

CHOIR – WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER

There will be no choir after school on Wednesday 17th December.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTIES – THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Christmas parties

Both Infant and Junior parties will take place on Thursday 18th December.  We would like to invite all infant and junior children to come in their party wear.

READING CHALLENGE

The final day for pupils to reach 40 reads is Monday 15th December.  Teachers will total the number of reads on this day and awards will be given out on Wednesday 17th December so get reading!

KS2 WILD THINGS OUTDOORS – DEADLINE FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER

Wild things

This is proving to be very popular!  If you would like your child to take part please return both slips by Friday 12th December.

SUBWAY READING CHALLENGE

Our school is taking part in the Subway Reading Challenge. Your child has brought home a flyer today with details of how your child can take part. Their class teacher will need to sign the flyer once they have read three books so please don’t lose it. There is no deadline and obligation to purchase anything, only to read!

IS YOUR CHILD HAVING A BREAKFAST?

Breakfast

In a recent survey by the school nurse team 10% of pupils at Primrose Hill came to school without breakfast.  Please see the ‘Good Breakfast Guide’ flyer on the school noticeboard.

SCHOOL DINNERS OR PACKED LUNCHES

If your child wishes to change from packed lunches to school dinners, or vice-versa, after the Christmas holiday please can you inform Mrs Vost in writing by the morning of Friday 12th December.  Thanks!

FootballFOOTBALL – MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER

There will be no football training after school on Monday 15th December.

FRIDAY FAVOURITE HOT DINNER

After the Christmas holiday we would like to offer your child the opportunity to enjoy one of the following hot dinners:

  • Pizza and Chips
  • Fish, Chips and Peas/Beans or
  • Jacket Potato with a choice of toppings including beans, cheese or tuna

all accompanied by salad and bread. There will be an assortment of desserts to follow. The cost will be £13.80 until February half term. If you would like your child to enjoy a Friday Favourite Hot Dinner then please complete the reply slip below and hand it to the school office.by Friday 12th December. Those children who already receive a hot dinner in school will automatically be included.

SCHOOL PICK UP FROM SCHOOL

School pick up

Please can all parents inform the class teacher or the school office before 3.00 p.m. if someone other than yourself or other nominated carer is coming to pick up your child.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Please can we ask parents to check that the jumpers, cardigans, coats, hats, gloves and shoes that their child brings home from school belongs to them and not someone else. All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with the child’s name on it so that the correct owner can be identified. Fraser in Year 2 and Olivia in Year 5 have both mislaid jumpers/cardigans since the beginning of term both which are clearly labelled. Please check before the end of term!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to the following pupils on their achievements outside of school:-

Jodie in Year 5 – 800 Metres Swimming Award

Aidan in Year 3 – Bronze Swimming Award

Harrison in Year 3 – 200 Metres Swimming Award

Georgia in Year 6 – 3 Gold Medals and Trophies for Most Improved 400 Metres Front Crawl, Most Improved 200 Metres Backstroke and Junior Swimmer of the Year

Jamie in Year 5 – 3rd Place in Vaulting

Jake in Year 2 – Taking Part in Mini Tennis Tournament

Olivia in Year 5 – 3rd Place in Cheerleading Competition

Hi Fives League at Holy Cross High School

Well done to the following pupils for representing our school in the above league. They tried their very best and we are very proud of them:

Isaac, Jess, Corey, Charlie, Abigail, Olivia, Lucy, Georgia and Abigail

Walking BusWALKING BUS

Children seem to enjoy the social life the Walking Bus offers each morning.  A member of staff will arrive at Spar at approximately 8.25 a.m. and leave promptly at 8.30 a.m. for school, with no stopping en route to pick up additional children.  Please see Mr Caunce for more information.

Last week’s HOUSE POINT WINNERS – RED HOUSE – Well done!

TOKENS/VOUCHERS

We are still collecting Morrison’s Lets Grow Vouchers in addition to Batteries and Clothing, Bedding etc. for the clothes bank at the rear of the school. Your support is really appreciated!

PRIMROSE HILL OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

The pupils are going to be involved in a Christmas activity which requires keys.  If you have any unwanted keys at home please can you bring them into the school office or the Out of School Club by Friday 5th December.  Many Thanks!

If you have any queries regarding Out of School Club please contact the school office on 01257 276688 or Miss Collison on 07548 944202.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr G Caunce
Headteacher

DIARY DATES

Please note that we have made every effort to ensure that these dates are correct. However some dates may have to be changed at short notice due to availability of visitors or clashes with other events. Please therefore check the dates on a regular basis.

Wednesday 10th December Whole School Christmas Pantomime
Thursday 11th December School Christmas Dinner – children can bring in festive headwear
Thursday 11th December Year 4 and Brass Band Concert – 2.00 p.m.
Monday 15th December Foundation & KS1 Nativity – 2.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday 16th December KS2 Carol Service – 1.45 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 17th December No Choir After School
Thursday 18th December Christmas Parties
Friday 19th December End of term – Merry Christmas!
Monday 5th January 2015 School Re-opens
Mr G Caunce