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19th November 2014

19th November 2014
25th November 2014 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

Attendance Award

100% ATTENDANCE LAST WEEK

YEAR 6 – EXCELLENT!

SUPER PUPILS

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CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2014

Reception Milly
Year 1 Grace
Year 2 Jacob
Year 3 Aimee
Year 4 Josh
Year 5 Eve
Year 6 Denholm
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PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE

Comment 2

‘We would like to see more clubs being offered, particularly for Key Stage One pupils’.

‘Provide more free after school clubs rather than expensive ‘company run’ ones.’

Response

As a school we offer a wide range of after school activities and all staff willingly run clubs throughout the year.  This term clubs have included football, high fives, eco, fitness fun, computers, band, choir, change for life, sewing, mad science, recorders, wild things outdoors as well as participation in numerous sporting competitions.  Staff have many other commitments such as staff meetings, subject leader time and CPD meetings during the week which means that they cannot run clubs on more than one night per week.  Where we feel that we cannot provide clubs due to these reasons, or that we do not have the staff expertise in school, then we seek to use outside agencies.  Unfortunately this does mean that there is a charge to attend these clubs as this involves using an external provider who run their activities for profit.

This year we are trying to provide more clubs to a wider range of pupil, particularly those in KS1.  We have introduced new clubs such as wild things outdoors, change for life, fitness fun club and football development and we will ensure that there will be many more to come throughout the year.

CHRISTMAS FAIR – SANTA TICKETS

Christmas CardTickets to meet Santa have all sold out now!  If you wish your child to have a photograph with Santa on the night and didn’t tick the box on the form please inform Mrs Vost in the school office as soon as possible.  It will not be possible to arrange this on the night! 

CHRISTMAS FAIR – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

Thank you for all your wonderful donations so far – we really appreciate them!

 

THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER NON-UNIFORM DAY – come dressed as you like in return for bringing in a tombola prize.  Any unwanted new gifts etc. for all ages are welcome.
BY FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER HELP ON A STALL – if you are able to help on a stall at the Christmas Fair then please contact the school office.
WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER NON-UNIFORM DAY – come dressed as you like in return for bringing in a chocolate donation.
BY THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER TOYS/BOOKS/TEDDIES/GAMES/DVDS – any quality second-hand items are appreciated.
BY FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER HOMEMADE CAKES/CAKE DECORATIONS – any homemade cakes, large or small, are most welcome for our cake stall.  If you require your container back please ensure it is clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
BY FRIDAY 28th NOVEMBER EARLY BIRD TICKETS – tickets are now on sale from the school office for £1.00 for adults, free for children.  Please ensure you have the correct change.  Don’t forget to post your ticket in the post box on entry to the Christmas Fair to be included in the early bird raffle to win a luxury hamper.
BY FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER ADULT CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – tickets are now on sale from the school office for a wide variety of prizes and will be drawn at the Christmas Fair.  Tickets are 20p each or 5 for £1.00.
BY FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – tickets are now on sale each break time at a cost of 20p each or 5 for £1.00.  As usual there are some fantastic prizes.  The draw will take place at the Christmas Fair.
FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS FAIR – doors open at 6.00 p.m., Santa to arrive at 6.10 p.m., school choir to officially open the Christmas Fair at 6.15 p.m.

MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP – SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER

The PTFA have once again organised the annual trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets on Saturday 6th December.  If you would like to come along then please complete the form below and return it to school office as soon as possible.  The cost is £10 for a return trip.  So if you fancy shopping until you drop then please join us.Cauliflower Cards

WHOLE SCHOOL PANTOMIME VISIT

If you have not already returned your child’s completed slip and payment for the school pantomime trip, then please return them to school by Friday 21st November.  If you have mislaid the letter then please speak to Mrs Vost in the school office.  The cost is £10, cheques should be made payable to Lancashire County Council.  Many Thanks!

CHILDREN IN NEED

Many thanks to those of you who kindly donated to Children In Need.  We managed to raise £25._56563404_gall_pudsey_bbc

BRASS INSTRUMENT – YEAR 4

TrumpetPlease ensure that your child brings his/her brass instrument into school on Thursdays.

BOOK CLUB – SCHOLASTIC

Your child has brought home a leaflet today from the Scholastic Book Club.  You are under no obligation to buy but if you are interested then please complete the order form on the back page and return it to school with payment by Friday 5th December.  No forms or payment will be accepted unless they are in an envelope with your child’s name and class clearly marked.  Cheques should be made payable to Scholastic Ltd.

EUXTON MEDICAL CENTRE

There is a free NHS Stop Smoking Clinic at Euxton Medical Centre.  For further information please go to www.quitsquad.nhs.uk.

HOLIDAY DATES 2015/16

The holiday dates for academic year 2015/2016 have now been agreed.  Please see the school website for more details.

LEYLAND LIONS JUNIOR SQUASH AND RACKETBALL CLUB – SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

The Club is having a ‘Kids Open Day’ on Sunday 30th November at Leyland Leisure Centre.  If your child is interested then please see the attached flyer for more details.


TUBS 4 TABLETS – TESCO

We are still collecting tokens from special tubs of Flora and Stork sold in Tesco’s.  For every 50 tokens we collect we will receive one touch screen tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0”, for use by our pupils.  Please bring tokens to the school office.  Thanks for your support! Tubs4Tablets

MULTI-CULTURAL WEEK – MONDAY 24TH – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

Just a reminder that if you are happy for your child to have henna applied please sign the consent form at the bottom of the letter sent out last week and return it to school by Friday 21st November.

TESCO CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

Congratulations to Millie in Year 6 who has been selected as the winner of the Tesco Christmas Card Competition.  Her picture is now being prepared to be printed on Christmas Cards that will be exclusively available at the Tesco Extra in Chorley as well as the Tesco store in Buckshaw Village.

Millie has also won herself a £25 Tesco gift card and a £250 donation for the school.  The donation will be equally split between Derian House (school council chosen charity for the year) and the school council (buying equipment for playtimes and lunchtimes).

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

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

Olivia in Year 2 – Stage 3 Swimming Award

Martha in Year 1 – Stage 1 Swimming Award

Casey in Year 1 – 50 Metres Swimming Award

Georgia in Year 6 – Selected for Inter Association N.W. 200 Metres Backstroke

Allana in Year 6 – Dance Talent Session with Turbo

Matthew in Year 5 – Rugby Leyland Warriors – Most Improved Player

Luke in Year 3 – Rugby Leyland Warriors – Man of Steel

Walking BusWALKING BUS

 Children seem to enjoy the social life the Walking Bus offers each morning.

A member of staff will arrive at the Spar at approximately 8.25am and leave promptly at 8.30am for school, with no stopping en-route to pick up additional children. Please see Mr Caunce for more information.

HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW HOUSECongratulations

Congratulations to all pupils in the YELLOW house who achieved the most points last week.

TOKENS/VOUCHERS

We are now 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

If you have any queries regarding Before or After School Club please contact the school office on 01257 276688.

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.

Thursday 20th November Non-Uniform Day – bring a tombola prize
Monday 24th – Friday 28th November Multi-Cultural Week
Wednesday 26th November Non-Uniform Day – bring a chocolate donation
Friday 28th November PTFA Christmas Fair – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 6th December PTFA Christmas Market
Tuesday 9th December Open Morning for new starters 2015/2016 9.00am – 10.00am
Wednesday 10th December Whole School Christmas Pantomime
Thursday 11th December School Christmas Dinner – children can bring in festive headwear
Monday 15th December KS1 Nativity
Tuesday 16th December KS2 Carol Concert
Thursday 18th December Christmas Parties
Friday 19th December End of Term – Merry Christmas!
Mr G Caunce