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Christmas cards:  Please remind your children when writing Christmas cards for their friends, to write their friend's full name and class on the envelopes.  The Christmas post box is outside the School Office. Thank you.
 
Aladdin:  It was lovely to welcome M&M Productions to school yesterday morning when all of the children had the chance to watch a live performance of the pantomime Aladdin.  Thank you to all of the parents who have made a contribution towards the cost of this pantomime.
 
Year 5 Workshop - Mexicolore:  Year 5 are looking forward to learning lots about Mexico and their culture when Mexicolore visit the school on Tuesday.
 
If you have not yet made a contribution, please do consider supporting the running of workshops and performances in school.  A copy of the letter with details as to how you can do this is on the school website here.
 
Driving in the roads around our school:  Dear All, we have had yet another complaint about parents driving in the roads around our school;  this time about the speed at which parents are driving when they are coming in to drop off children for school.  We do ask you not to drive up Parsonage Road or Gordon Way if possible but to drop children off at the play area car park and walk to one of the school gates from there. Thank you.
 
Parent Readers and Reading Pool Readers:  Many thanks for all of the time that you have put in to reading with the children this term.  Your support and assistance in this area is much appreciated.  We have a lot of activities happening during the remainder of this term so we are asking that readers do not come in again, to read with the children, until the Spring Term.  We do hope to see some of you at our thank you drinks on the morning of Friday 16th July between 09:00 and 09:45 in the Junior School dining hall.
 
Carol Services:  Well done to the children who have been practicing their singing and musical accompaniments for the carol services next Thursday.  All of Year 5 and 6 will need their ukuleles in school for this carol service.
 
Year 3 Production DVD orders:  Please ensure DVD orders are received by the School Office by the end of Tuesday 13th December.  Price per DVD is £7.50 - in an envelope marked with name and class.  Cash or cheque made payable to Mr G Jackson please.  We currently have 10 orders for DVDs which is not enough to cover Mr Jackson's costs.
 
Year 6:  Year 6 children will be bringing home their recent practice SATs papers, in a brown envelope, on Friday 16 December.

Spring Term Clubs:  details that we have so far are on the clubs page of the school website here.
 
Junior School PTA:

Dear Parents & Carers,

It doesn’t seem a week ago that we were all enjoying the fun at the Christmas Fair. Our PTA Treasurer has been busy working on the abacus and we are very pleased to announce that the figure raised from the Christmas fair is £3,892.57.

....so on behalf of the PTA we would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who raided their child’s toy box and book shelves, who rummaged in cupboards for those unwanted gifts, for stuffing pint pots with sweets and goodies, for baking or for just buying one raffle ticket.

We couldn’t have done it without your donations or your help on the night, so well done and thank you for your continued support.
 
A quick reminder that Hot Dog Lunch forms are due in by Wednesday 14th December.
 
Also if you are ordering a real Christmas Tree please see the offers from Rowan Garden Centre.
 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the PTA.
 
Monday 12th December
  • No Judo Club - club has finished for the term
  • Gym club - Main Hall - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Cello lessons with Mrs Tullie in IT Meeting Room
  • Year 3 performance for other year groups during the afternoon (children only)
  • Children should be bringing home, today or tomorrow, photographs that you may have ordered

 

Tuesday 13th December
  • Breakfast Club - invitation only - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Year 5 workshop with Mexicolore (please can children remember their animal masks)
  • Drama Club - all years - meet Mrs Golding in Main Hall at 12:20 for Years 5 and 6 and 12:50 for Years 3 and 4 (Year 3 and 4 drama club members please go for first lunch)
  • Year 4 PE Festival - Basketball at Amersham School - travelling by coach within school time but all need to have a packed lunch today please - to come to school in PE kit (black shorts and/or black joggers, green PE TShirt and green hoodie) and have a named water bottle
  • Pottery Club - Art Room - club finishes at 16:30 
  • No PFO Football Club - club has finished for the term
  • No Environment Club - club has finished for the term 

 

 

Wednesday 14th December
  • Breakfast Club - invitation only - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Maths IT Club - invitation only - 08:15 to 08:45 - IT Suite
  • No Violin lessons today - finished for the term
  • Menu change today - tomato & basil pasta (other schools in area having their Christmas lunch today so we have an alternative menu)
  • No Piano lessons today - finished for the term 
  • Year 5 - Beech Class - swimming lessons
  • Year 3 Production - Dress Rehearsal for Grandparents and other relatives (seats to be booked online as per letter sent out) - in Main Hall starting at 13:45 (Please note only the Parsonage Road gate will be open. Please park considerately)
  • No French Club - club has finished for the term
  • No Science Club - club has finished for the term
  • No Rocky Road - club has finished for the term
  • No Football (Years 5 and 6) - club has finished for the term 

 

Thursday 15th December
  • Maths IT Club - invitation only - 08:15 to 08:45 - IT Suite
  • Drama Club assembly for parents of Drama Club members - to be held in Main Hall starting at 09:15
  • No Spanish Club - club has finished for the term 
  • Carol service at village church - Year 3 & Year 4 children, and their parents, from 13:45 to 14:25. Year 5 & Year 6 children, and their parents, from 14:30 to 15:15. 
  • No Rainbow Road Club - club has finished for the term 
  • No Multiskills club - club has finished for the term 
  • Year 3 Production - to be held in the Main Hall starting at 19:00 (seats to be booked online as per letter sent out) Note only Hillside Close and Parsonage Gates will be open - please park considerately

 

Friday 16th December
  • Breakfast Club - invitation only - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Christmas Jumper day in aid of Save the Children - children to wear normal uniform but may decorate their school jumpers or wear a Christmas jumper today in return for a suggested donation of £1.
  • Woodwind lessons with Miss Simmonds in IT Meeting Room - 08:40 start
  • Thank you tea/coffee - we would like our parent helpers, readers, PTA Committee and governors to join us in the Junior School dining hall between 09:00 and 09:45. Please inform the school office if you are able to join us.
  • Guitar assembly - some of Mr Jones's guitar pupils will play during assembly today
  • Guitar lessons today - with Mr Jones - Music Annexe
  • PTA Hot Dog Lunch - no school meal service today
  • Smart Raspberry cookery club - Dining Hall - club finishes at 16:30
  • No Street Dance club - club has finished for the term

 

Future Dates:
 
Tuesday 20th December - end of term - school closes early at 14:15 today.
 
Tuesday 20th December - change of lunch menu - main courses:  beef burger and chips or vegetable burger and chips or jacket potato and puddings:  gluten free chocolate cake or fruit or yoghurt.
 
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.
 

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