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Weekly email (sent on Wednesday 19th December)

Dear all

We are delighted to announce that Miss Bowden was married at the weekend and will return to school as Mrs Bannister. I am sure that you will join with me in wishing Mrs Bannister every happiness for the future.
 
Sadly Mrs Allison will be leaving us at the end of term to take up a new post - she will be working with us one day a week in the spring term so it is only au revoir for now.
 
Year 6 - the recent practice SAT's papers will be sent home with children in January once they have been through them in class.

Wednesday 2nd January 2019  
  • INSET Day - school closed for staff training
Thursday 3rd January   
  • New term begins today
  • No volunteer readers required in school today 
  • Menu change today -  Tomato Pasta or Jacket Potatoes (with Cheese or Tuna), Sweetcorn, Salad and fresh melon for dessert.
  • NO Homework Club today
Friday 4th January 
  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • No volunteer readers required in school today   
  • Thank you tea and coffee -  09:00 to 09:30 in the Infant School Hall  we would like to invite our volunteer helpers for tea or coffee. All of our volunteer readers, Class Parent Reps, PTA committee members, library and other helpers and Governors are invited to join us.   
  • Menu change today - Breaded fillet of Fish or Vegetable Nuggets or Jacket Potatoes (with Cheese), Chips, Peas, Salad with Double Choc muffins, fresh fruit or yogurt for dessert.  

 

Readers on Friday afternoons - Friday afternoon sessions for all volunteers coming in to read with children will now be from 14:15 to 15:30 (from Friday 11th January). 
 
Vacancy - we are currently looking for an evening cleaner to join our Junior School cleaning team - details are available here

School Crossing Patroller Vacancy - A school crossing patroller is needed for Chalfont St Giles Village School. We know from experience the best person to recruit a patroller is someone who lives in the local community surrounding a school or who is involved with the school.  It could be a parent, grandparent or neighbour. Do you have a neighbour or know a grandparent who has recently retired that is looking for a part time role in the local area?  We are very flexible and a job share is an option that currently works well at several of our crossing points already. If you are interested or know someone who is – contact Georgina Longley, Crossing Patrol Supervisor on 01494 59669 or email glongley@buckscc.gov.uk
 
Recycle Stamps for UK Air Ambulance Services - we will be collecting used stamps to help raise funds for the UK Air Ambulance service next term. Please can any stamps - whether they're British or overseas, new or used - be dropped off at the School Office. All you need to do is cut or carefully tear the stamped corner from any envelope or packet that you receive in the post and send them into the school office. All funds raised will be donated to the Association of Air Ambulances to be distributed equally to all UK Air Ambulance Services   
 
Future Dates:

Monday 7th January - Volunteer readers to start in school this week
 
Wednesday 16th January - Swimming lessons start for Palm Class

Tuesday 22nd January - Year 3 PE Festival - Dance at CCC 

Thursday 24th January - Parents Information Meeting - starting  at 19:00 at the Junior School. We will be holding our termly parents information meeting on this date. The following items will be on the agenda:
  • The School Plan 
  • Curriculum reviews
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Key Stage One (Year 1 and 2)  staffing structures for 2019-20
We hope you can make the date and look forward to welcoming you.  

Tuesday 29th January - Year 6 PE Festival - Dodgeball at Amersham School
 
Friday 1st February - PTA Children's Disco TBC

Monday 4th February - Year 6 SATS practice tests this week

Tuesday 5th February - Year 6 trip to Brooklands Musuem

Tuesday 5th February - Year 3 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Village Church

Tuesday 12th February - Year 4 PE Festival - Benchball at Amersham School

Friday 15th February - end of half term (normal finish time at end of day)
 
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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