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5th November 2014

5th November 2014
5th November 2014 Mr Caunce

Dear Parents,

SUPER PUPILS

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CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2014

Year 1 Alfie
Year 2 Charlotte
Year 3 Lily
Year 4 Elliott
Year 5 Jack
Year 6 Lois
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The new school website is looking fantastic and now displays all the latest information relating to school life, including the new curriculum.  Staff and pupils are blogging regularly to keep you more informed about activities and learning in school.

You can now also keep up to date with the latest school news by becoming a follower of my Twitter account @MrGCaunce.  If you are new to the world of Twitter then visit the School’s Twitter page at https://twitter.com/MrGCaunce and you’ll be able to follow the school from there.

HALLOWEEN DISCO

The Halloween disco was a huge success with some fantastic costumes.  The PTFA managed to raise over £300 for school funds.  Congratulation to the winners of the best costume who were:

Infants  Jonathan in Year 1 and Megan in Year 2

Juniors  Elliott in Year 4 and Esther in Year 4

LADIES NIGHT – FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBERLadies Night

Our very popular Ladies Night is taking place on Friday 7th November at 7 p.m.  Tickets are on sale from the school office!  Entry is £3 and includes a glass of fizz, raffle ticket and truffle on arrival.  Tickets purchased in advance will be entered into a prize draw.  You can bring your own refreshments.

CHRISTMAS FAIR – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

Our Christmas Fair is fast approaching and Santa is on his way!  As you know he is very busy at this time of year so if you would like to meet him please complete the attached form and return it to school, along with £3 per child, as soon as possible.  Each child will receive a ticket which includes the visit and a gift.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  (Cash should be in an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name and class)

NON-UNIFORM DAY – THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBERNon-uniform Days

Pupils can wear non-uniform in return for bringing in a mystery parcel and wrapping paper.  Pupils to bring a gift appropriate for same age and sex as themselves.  Please do not wrap the present!

STAFFING NEWS

I am pleased to announce that Miss Kathleen McKinley has been appointed as Year 6 teacher to cover Mrs Chapman’s maternity leave with effect from Monday 5th January.  Miss McKinley joins us from a two form entry junior school in Luton where she has been head of Year 6 for the last two years.

Mrs Katie Grinsted has joined Mrs Vost in the school office and will work on a Monday morning and all day Wednesday as an office assistant.  I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Mrs Grinsted to Euxton Primrose Hill.

TUBS 4 TABLETS – TESCOTubs4Tablets

We are currently 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!

CHRISTMAS BAUBLE DESIGN COMPETITION – DEADLINE FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

The Crafty Potter and Booths are launching an annual Christmas bauble design competition across local schools.  Each child who wishes to enter the competition needs to design a bauble on the attached template using any materials they want.  All entries need to be returned to school by Friday 7th November.  The completed designs will be judged and the winners for each age group across the schools awarded a prize in addition to an overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awarded in each school.  The winners will be invited to recreate their design, or a design of their choice, at the Crafty Potter using ceramic baubles.  The baubles, once fired and glazed, will hang on the Christmas tree in the Booths Supermarket in Chorley for the Christmas celebrations.

PoppyPOPPY APPEAL – REMEMBRANCE

We are once again helping to support the Royal British Legion by distributing poppies to all pupils who can bring a donation into school.  Donations can be of any amount you wish to offer, but we will ask pupils for a minimum of 20p for each poppy sold.  Poppies will be on sale at break time from Thursday 6th November.

WHOLE SCHOOL PANTOMIME VISIT

Each child should have received a letter today inviting them to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Preston Charter Theatre, Guild Hall on Wednesday 10th December.  The cost of the trip is £10.  Completion of the slip and payment should be handed to the school office by Friday 21st November.  Cheques should be made payable to Lancashire County Council.  Many Thanks!

FLU VACCINATIONflu

Please find available in school, a leaflet detailing 5 reasons why you should vaccinate your child against flu.  I hope it is informative!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

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

Jake in Year 2 – Mini Tennis Red Level 5

Lilly in Year 1 – Rainbow Promise

Luke in Year 3 – Top Tackler Rugby

Erin in Year 6 – Fund Raising Award for the Pony Club

Sam in Year 4 – Best Newspaper Article Award

Whole School – Trophy for Best Kept School in North West

LIBRARY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AWARDS

Congratulations to the following pupils who took part in the Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014:

Aimee in Year 4, Joshua in Year 6, Aliyah in Year 3, Finley in Year 1, Harrison in Year 3, Daniel in Year 1, Charlotte in Year 2, Alex in Year 3, Sam in Reception, Kacie in Reception, Louise in Reception, Sarah in Year 3, Thomas in Year 6, Aimee in Year 3, Evie in Year 3, Jenna in Year 2, Daisy in Year 1, Isaac in Year 3, Freya in Year 2, Fraser in Year 2, Tegan in Year 3, Allana in Year 6, Aimee in Year 2, Leah in Year 5, Amber in Year 5, Joshua in Year 1, Verity in Year 3, Adam in Reception and Rhys in Year 6

DOG FOULING POSTER WINNERS

Congratulations to the following pupils who have won the best poster for their class:

Year 1 – Jonathan and Austin

Year 2 – Harry and Amelie

Year 3 – Lola and Sarah

Year 4 – Elliott and Libby

Year 5 – Ryan and Eve

Year 6 – Freya and Abigail/Charlie

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.

Friday 7th November PTFA Ladies Night
Monday 10th November Parents’ Evening* (*Year 3 starts at 4pm and 3 – 4pm on Tuesday 11th November)
Thursday 13th November Non-Uniform Day – bring a mystery parcel and wrapping paper
Monday 17th – Friday 21st November Ant-Bullying Week
Tuesday 18th November Open Morning for new starters 2015/2016 9.00am – 10.00pm
Wednesday 19th November Year 4 trip to Global Renewables
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!
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