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3rd December 2014

3rd December 2014
3rd December 2014 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE

As previously mentioned in a recent newsletter, the Parent Attitude Questionnaires have been sent to LCC who will analyse all the responses.  However, I will be taking the opportunity each week to respond to some of the written comments that we received, detailing what has been, is being or will be done to address your views.

Comment 4

‘The schools ICT equipment needs updating’

‘Some of the classrooms are looking tired/need updating’ 

Response

At Primrose Hill our vision is to deliver a 21st Century education and we are eager to ensure that pupils have access to the very best equipment in order to support their learning. This year we have invested £30,000 in new technology, which is in the process of being installed in school. This includes a new server, 50 new laptops to replace the ageing computers and 30 iPads with portable charge and sync trolleys. The server and iPads are already in place and the laptops are due to be installed in the next phase of our ICT development. The iPads are already having a huge impact on pupils learning and is greatly changing the way in which we deliver our curriculum.

We have also replaced lots of furniture within classrooms this year and have new cupboards being fitted in most rooms over the coming week. The new furniture has cost the school £5000 and will hopefully help to make the classrooms look and feel more modern and comfortable.

CHRISTMAS FAIR 

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Fair on Friday night. It was a fantastic success and raised a massive £2600 towards the PTFA funds. A special thank you goes to the PTFA for all their hard work and preparation for this event. We hoped you all enjoyed it!

We still have some unclaimed raffle prizes so please check at home to see if you are one of the lucky winners:

Green 15
Green 30
Green 198
Orange 500

Please bring your ticket to the school office, as soon as possible, to claim your prize.

MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP – SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER

Unfortunately due to lack of interest this year we have had to cancel this trip.  All monies paid will be returned by Friday 5th December.

CHRISTMAS POST BOX
Postbox

Our Christmas Post Box will be in the hall from Thursday 4th December.  Children may post their cards to their friends and staff in the morning and our Year 6 Christmas elves will sort and deliver them each lunch time!  Please don’t forget to put the person’s full name and class on the front of the envelope so that Year 6 knows who to deliver them to!

WHOLE SCHOOL PANTOMIME VISIT – WEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER

Just a reminder that your child may bring a snack which can be consumed during the interval – please don’t send anything substantial as it will be your child’s responsibility to look after it.

YEAR 4 & BRASS BAND CONCERT – THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBERBrass 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.

CHRISTMAS SCHOOL DINNER – THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER

We are having a special Christmas Dinner on Thursday 11th December, which will be open to all children.  More details can be found on the attached sheet.  All replies have to be returned to school with payment by Friday 5th December in order that the orders can be placed with suppliers.  Unfortunately no late order can be accepted.

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

Christmas with the Aliens

Letters were sent out to all parents of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children yesterday.  There will be two performances this year on Monday 15th December at 2.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.  Tickets are restricted to a maximum of two tickets per family for each performance including children.  Please ensure you complete the slip at the bottom of the letter, as soon as possible, as tickets are being allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

KEY STAGE 2 CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – TUESDAY 16TH DECEMBER

This year’s Christmas Carol Service is taking place at Euxton C.E. Church on Tuesday 16th December.  There will be two carol services – one at 1.45 p.m. and one at 6.30 p.m.  Please can you ensure that all children taking part arrive at the church for the evening service by 6.15 p.m.  All children should wear full school uniform..

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTIES – THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Children's 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!

TOAST

Toast

Toast costs 20p per day.  If you wish your child to have toast in the Spring Term (Monday 5 January – Friday 27 March) the total cost will be £11.00.  Please complete the slip below and return it with payment before Wednesday 10th December.  Thanks

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!

 

TUBS 4 TABLETS – TESCO

Tubs for Tablets

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!

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.

MRS CHAPMAN – MATERNITY LEAVE

Mrs Chapman on maternity leave

Mrs Chapman will be commencing her maternity leave on Monday 8th December.  I’m sure you will join me in thanking Mrs Chapman for all her hard work over the term and in wishing her well for her upcoming maternity leave.  It is with great pleasure that we welcome Miss McKinley, who will be replacing Mrs Chapman as class 6 teacher for the period of her maternity leave, to our staff team

LANCASHIRE FA GIRLS UNITED – SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER

The Lancashire FA is launching a Girls United project on Saturday 6th December from 11.30 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. at Lancashire FA Headquarters on the 3G pitch. The project is aimed at introducing more girls aged 6-9 years into football opportunities. Please see the school noticeboard or Mrs Vost for further details.

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.

LAST WEEK’S HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW HOUSE – WELL DONE!Congratulations

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.

Thursday 6th December PTFA Christmas Market – CANCELLED
Tuesday 9th December Open Morning for new starters 2015/2016 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10th December Whole School Christmas Pantomime
Thursday 11th December School Christmas Dinner – children can bring in festive headwear
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