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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 11th December

Dear Parents and Carers

Yet again the children have brought huge smiles to our faces as they came into school dressed as their favourite Christmas characters and wearing their Christmas gear. The staff joined in and we have had a fun-filled day!

Pride of Buckinghamshire Award - Louise Chamberlain, of All Together Community CIC, and Ellie O’Connor, of the Chalfont St Giles Coronavirus Support Network, received a Pride of Bucks Community Hero Award on the village green on Wednesday 9th December. Mike Clare, founder and Chairman of the Clare Foundation which sponsored the award with Buckinghamshire Council, was joined by the Clare Foundation's CEO, Martin Gallagher, to give the award to Louise and Ellie. The socially distanced ceremony was attended by a small group of parish councillors, friends and family, and members of the support network.

We would like to send out congratulations to both of them and our huge thanks to these organisations who have supported the schools and our families through such a difficult time. We know the work still goes on and we are proud to be working with them.

Eco- Warriors - This week the classes have all been watching a lovely video shared by Mrs Coleman who is our Eco- Schools lead. The video explores ways that everyone can follow the three R’s this Christmas- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Each class has selected a challenge and led by their Eco Warrior representative will be trying out some of the ideas. 

 

The message is good for all of us to follow. Here is the video - available for you all to watch at home:  https://youtu.be/CAvaIG_6pkw

Online Safety - As new apps and technological advances keep pushing forward, parents and caregivers can sometimes struggle to keep up.

Parental controls can offer peace of mind to those who want their family members to enjoy the wonders of apps whilst deciding on what they consider to be safe and available to their children. We know some children are accessing TikTok. The content on this app is often not age appropriate and parents should consider carefully their child’s access to this. If parents want to allow children access, please can we suggest you look at the family pairing system that TikTok offer as this will allow you to add parental controls. The link for the TikTok Family Pairing document is here.

Accident Free in CSG

Junior School - Thank you to those parking at the playing fields and considerately around the village. It is greatly appreciated.

Infant School - Thank you to those parking in Blizzards Yard car park and around the village, rather than driving up School Lane or parking on Silver Hill.

PTA Kids Christmas Shopping- Update & Thank you - The Christmas presents that the children chose last month are now at school, all wrapped and ready to be handed to the children. Thank you so much to everyone that got involved, including teachers and staff at school, all those that helped with the wrapping and all of you that placed orders.

A couple of things to note without giving any spoilers to what gifts might be! 🤫 Anyone lucky enough to receive a very small gift that needs batteries, please note batteries are included, the card separating the batteries just needs removing.

There were also a few challenges along the way. We queried a few gift choices (and laughed at others!) but have done our best to fulfil their requests. I must confess there was a slight mix up between gifts c and d for some recipients (I realise that won’t mean much to you at the moment!) but we hope that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment and that the children will be happy giving their presents out. They certainly seemed to enjoy choosing them!

Thanks again for your support and have a lovely Christmas - The  Junior School PTA

 

Next week at the Junior School:

 

Monday 14th December

  • Year 5 - PE Day - children to wear PE kit to school today

 

Tuesday 15th December 

  • Year 4 only have a non uniform day - children may wear their own clothes to school today - remember they will still need to wear warm clothes and practical shoes  

  • Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 normal school uniform day today

  • Year 6 - Morning Maths Club - Invited children - in the IT Suite with Mrs English and Mrs Crosbie from 8:15am to 8:45am - entrance via Parsonage Road entrance only

  • Music lessons - No Strings lessons this week

  • Music lessons - Individual Drum lessons with MD Drumlab pm  

 

 

Wednesday 16th December

  • Year 6 - Morning Maths Club - Invited children - in the IT Suite with Mrs English and Mrs Crosbie from 8:15am to 8:45am - entrance via Parsonage Road entrance only  

  • Year 3 - PE Day - children to wear school PE kit to school today

  • Music lessons - No Piano lessons this week   

 

Thursday 17th December

  • Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 children have a non uniform day - children may wear their own clothes to school today - remember they will still need to wear warm clothes and practical shoes

  • Year 4 have their PE Day today so Year 4 children to wear school PE kit to school today

  • Music lessons - No Woodwind lessons this week 

  • Music lessons -  No Guitar lessons this week

  • Normal pick up times today - 3:15pm (Year 3 & Year 5) and 3:25pm (Year 4 & Year 6)

 

Friday 18th December

  • School Site Closed for Remote Learning Day

 

Future Dates

 

w/c Monday 14th December  PTA Christmas Gifts ordered by children - the PTA are dropping these gifts into school. They will be quarantined then given to children in class during the last week of term

 

Monday 4th January - INSET Day school closed for staff training

 

Tuesday 5th January - School opens for start of new term

 

Monday 15th March - Parents evening for Junior School - 15.40 to 18.00  - format TBC  

Thursday 25th March -  Parents Evening Junior School - 17:30 to 20:00 - format TBC  

 

Regards


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