Author visit: We were very fortunate to be visited by author Ted Dewan as arranged by the Literary Festival. He gave a wonderful and entertaining assembly to the children. Thanks to the Chalfont St Giles and Jordan Literary Festival for arranging this for us.
Royal Wedding Event: Our children have had the most wonderful time celebrating the Royal Wedding, singing their songs, dressing up and celebrating at the Junior School this afternoon. They returned singing some beautiful renditions of our National Anthem! Thank you to the Junior School PTA for providing sustenance for them all and making the party just a little more special. Please keep an eye out for our school blog for photographs.
National Walk to School Week: This is happening next week, from 21st to 25th May. JRSOs (Junior Road Saftey Officers) are joining us from the Junior School to present an assembly to the children on Wednesday. We will be holding a competition to see which class has the most walkers from outside the safety zone and teachers will be recording numbers of children walking to and from school each day. A trophy will then be awarded to the best class overall on Friday.
Wishing Trees: A HUGE thank you to all those parents have taken a leaf from their class wishing tree and made a donation. All the staff have greatly appreciated your support and it really does make a huge difference to the education of your children. A sincere thank you from us all.
Nursery Garden: If anyone has any time to spare to help the Nursery tidy up their garden, please pop in and speak to one of the nursery team. They would be hugely gratefully for any volunteers.
Sponsored Walk: Our annual sponsored walk will take place on Friday and children and staff are getting very excited in anticipation of what is the schools major fundraiser! Please do take a look at the sponsorship pages for both sites - the Infant school is currently just edging ahead of the Junior school in sponsorship - please feel free to share the links with family and friends. We look forward to seeing those fancy dress costumes!
Cleaner Required: The Infant School is looking to employ a hardworking and cheerful cleaner, with excellent communication skills to assist our current team between now and the end of term.
We require someone to work from 3.30pm to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, in the main school block to maintain our classrooms and public areas to a high standard of cleanliness. Pay will be based on Bucks Pay Scale 1a/5, from £7.83 per hour.
If you are a self-motivated, committed individual; with a 'can-do' attitude to ensure all our cleaning needs are covered, then this could be the role for you! Please enquire at either school office for further information including an application form and job description.
Lockdown and Fire Alarm procedures for visitors on site - from time to time we carry out practice Lockdown and Fire Drill procedures to ensure that everyone at our school is clear what to do in case of an emergency situation. Our Lockdown signal is a loud horn sound - if this sounds it is to signal a danger on site such as atmospheric pollution, a potentially dangerous human or animal. When this alarm sounds everyone should make their way indoors.
Our Fire Alarm is a constant ringing bell - this is triggered by our smoke detectors on site. When this alarm sounds everyone should make their way to the Playground - pupils to class lines and visitors to gather on either the main playground near the rear wall or if visiting nursery, in the nursery playground. Thank you.
Accident-Free in CSG:
The Big Day: In honour of tomorrow’s royal wedding, our hedgehog mascots Harry and Meghan are being sent home with two of our children. We hope they have fun.
This week the vehicles below were parked inconsiderately on School Lane. Please find safe and considerate parking elsewhere (without blocking in local residents!). Many thanks.
Grey Golf ****
***News from the PTA***
Bags2School Collection - Monday 21st May:
Please bring your Bags* to the following drop-off points from 8am on Monday morning, where PTA members will be collecting the Bags:
• Coop Car Park
• Milton's Head site
• Albion Crescent
• Infant Playground Wet Weather Shelter
• Parsonage Road
• Playing Fields Nr Jnr School
*Bags to be filled with clothes, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys - the heavier the bags, the more money the School gets.
(NO bedding, towels, workwear, or school uniforms please)
No Bags will be accepted AFTER morning drop-off as they are being collected by the organisation after 9am.
Mums to School - Father's Day Gifts Collection - Friday 8th June:
Don't forget to return your Father's Day Gift Forms by Monday 21st May in the PTA Box. The Gifts can be collected at the Mums to School Cafe on Friday 8th June in the Memorial Hall - more information to be announced soon.
Mufti-Day / Tombola Donations - Friday 8th June: On Friday 8th June, the Infant School children will be allowed to come to School in their own clothes in return for good quality donations for the Adult or Children's Tombola Stall at the Strawberry Fayre - more information to be announced soon.
Strawberry Fayre - Saturday 16th June: We're all keeping our fingers crossed for good weather for this year's Strawberry Fayre which will be held on the Shakman Field, 12-4pm. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to come to this fabulous Family Event. Raffle Ticket Books will be sent out soon for you to sell to family, friends, neighbours, etc so please look out for these.
Thank you to those of you who have already volunteered to help either before, during or after the Fayre. We still need help including set-up (man power if possible setting up gazebos & stalls!), manning the Class Stalls and others, and break-down after the Fayre. If you can possibly spare us time, please let Kay Wilson know as soon as possible - we cannot hold this Event without more help.
Dads Breakfast Cafe - Friday 13th July: Our last Breakfast Cafe was a great success and many Dads asked if we could run another one - so based on this feedback we are holding a Dad's Breakfast Cafe in July. All Dads are welcome (and Mums, Carers, too!). Come before School with the kids for Breakfast and back after drop-off/reading for another Bacon Sarnie / Sausage Bap and Coffee! More information to be announced soon.
The Week ahead:
Monday 21st May
Playball (lunch time)
PFO (after school)
Tuesday 22nd May
Dance Mania (lunch time)
Multiskills (lunch time)
Reception Multiskills Club (after school) for those who have signed up
Wednesday 23rd May
French (Reception-lunch time)
Tennis (lunch time)
French (Reception-lunch time)
Tennis (lunch time)
Thursday 24th May
Spanish (lunch time)
French (Years 1 and 2-after school)
Science (after school)
Friday 25th May
Pearl Class assembly 9.00 a.m
Sponsored walk - please check out our school sponsorship page!
End of half term
Tennis (lunch time)
Monday 4th June: Inset Day
Tuesday 5th June: School opens at 08.45 am
Tuesday 5th June: Skipping Club 3.15-4.30pm for those who have signed up.
Friday 8th June: Mums to School Day