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26th November 2014

26th November 2014
26th November 2014 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

SUPER PUPILS

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CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2014

Reception Kacie
Year 1 Casey
Year 2 Harry
Year 3 Jasmine
Year 4 Helena
Year 5 Amber
Year 6 Georgia
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PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE

Comment 3

‘Regular face to face contact between parents and class teachers’

‘More formal’ teacher/parent meetings to discuss pupils progress to improve communications’

‘More meetings with school (teachers and headteacher) as a group’

‘An alternative way of doing parents evening – maybe the teacher sees 1 parent after school each day’

‘More regular reporting – one report each year is not enough’

Response

I am responding to these comments collectively as there is a clear theme running throughout.  As a school we report five times per year: report cards (learning journals in reception) and parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms and a written report in the Summer term. These systems are designed to give regular information regarding your child’s progress and attainment in school and ensure that reporting is varied. Unfortunately it is not possible to meet with the parents of every child each day after school due to the many varied commitments of teachers after school including staff meetings, CPD and the delivery of clubs.  Also, there are key milestones within the school year when summative data is compiled – this data, combined with prior formative assessment, allows teachers to feedback effectively and purposefully.

As a school we operate an open door policy and are happy to discuss your child’s progress with you outside the key reporting times in the year. Simply speak to your child’s class teacher should you require any further information at any time.

We also hold workshops throughout the year whereby staff deliver training in various curriculum areas to support your child’s learning. Last year we held a ‘Meet the Headteacher’ evening and also an E-safety workshop. This year we have planned maths and reading workshops and we will give further details in relation to these in the New Year.

OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

Due to the Christmas Fair, the Out of School Club will be held in the Den on Friday 28th November.  Pupils attending will be asked to take everything they need to take home with them to the building, as they will not be allowed back into school.

Parents can collect their child(ren) from the club by following the path around the main school building past the Headteacher’s office towards the playing field.  The building can be found at the far end of the path.  Please ring the bell next to the door and a member of staff will answer.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PARKING AT THE CHRISTMAS FAIR 

As usual we will open up the gates on the driveway, so that parents coming to the Christmas Fair can park on the playground.  If you have to park on the road, please be considerate to our neighbours by not blocking driveways or the road for the bus.  Your co-operation is appreciated!

CHRISTMAS FAIR – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS FAIR – FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

The Christmas Fair is looming closer – have you got your early bird ticket yet?

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 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 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 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.

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 28th November, at the latest.  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!

BOOK CLUB – SCHOLASTIC

Order forms must be completed and returned 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.

PUPIL ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS

Please can all parents ensure that they telephone the school office on the first day of absence stating clearly the child’s name, class and reason for absence e.g. sickness, cough, doctors appointment.  This should be followed up again on the third day of absence.  On the pupil’s return a letter needs to be passed to the office or class teacher detailing the medical reason for absence.  This system is extremely important in ensuring accurate attendance records and safeguarding pupils.

Tubs4TabletsTUBS 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!

YEAR 5 PLEA

Year 5 are going to be making papier mache baubles in Design & Technology so if you have any old newspapers at home please can you bring them in to the school office or Year 5 as soon as possible.  They will be gratefully received!


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!

FROZEN AFTERNOON TEA – SHAW HILL GOLF CLUB AND SPA

The Shaw Hill Golf Club and Spa are now offering ‘Frozen’ themed afternoon tea parties for just £9.95 per child, which also includes private room hire.  For more details please see the noticeboard near the front entrance to school. If you decide to book a party please quote ‘Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School’ as they are willing to offer a complimentary afternoon tea for two to the school which could be used as a raffle prize.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

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

Laura in Year 3 – Stage 3 Swimming Award

Elliott in Year 4 – Swimming with Leyland Barracudas – 2nd in Breaststroke, 2nd in Backstroke,

3rd in Front Crawl, 2nd in Butterfly

Oliver in Year 6 – Leyland Squash Club – Young volunteer raising money for charity

Eve in Year 5 – Leyland Squash Club – Young volunteer raising money for charity

Whole School – School Sports Partnership – Bronze School Games Award for 2013/2014

 

Booths Christmas Bauble Design Competition

Congratulations to the following pupils who have won a prize in the above competition:

School Category

1st – Amy in Reception and Aliyah in Year 3

2nd – Amelie in Year 2 and Isobel in Year 5

3rd – Olivia in Year 5 and Cerise in Reception

Individual Age Group across the Local Schools

1st – Helena Ormerod in Year 4

The winners have been invited to recreate their design, or a design of their choice, at the Crafty Potter using ceramic baubles.  The baubles will be glazed and fired and hung on the Christmas tree at Booths, Chorley at 6 p.m. on Thursday 11th December.

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.

HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW HOUSECongratulations

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

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

Please can all parents ensure when they are leaving with their child that they don’t allow any other person to enter until a member of staff arrives at the door.

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

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 28th November PTFA Christmas Fair – Doors open at 6.00pm, Santa to arrive 6.10pm, school choir to officially open the Christmas Fair at 6.15pm
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 – 1.45pm and 6.30pm
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