Newsletter - January 2018
A Message From Miss Rawson
26th January 2018
Goodness! The sun is shining as I write this letter. I had almost forgotten what it looks like. Somehow, we are already looking half term in the face and whilst I am sure we will all be pleased to see the end of the endless gloom, rain and winds of January, it seems hard to believe that we are already half way through this academic year.
Yesterday, I was part of a meeting where we discussed our PFA set up and how we might move things forward. We would very much like to re-energise and re-invigorate things as we move on through this year: our committee currently numbers three people, none of whom are current parents! We are therefore looking for one or two representatives per year group to form part of the PFA committee. The committee would meet on a four to six weekly basis, depending on the scale of events which are coming up, with Mrs Mac and a member of the senior team, to discuss the organisation of and plan for events and to look at how the funds that have been raised might be spent. They will then go away to reach out to other parents, friends and family members for any help or advice that may be required. No previous experience of these sorts of things is required, just a willingness to get involved, brainstorm ideas and rally troops. If you are interested in being involved, please drop Mrs Bartolomeo or me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know why you think you would be wonderful (just incase we are overwhelmed with responses and need to make a decision based on a range of skills and experience!). If we could have that by half term, that would be great. We are planning to have our first new committee meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 3.15pm in the dining room. Your children are welcome to stay while we have the meeting and we can supply things for them to do during this time.
The week before half term will be Art Week in school and the children will be working in their colour teams across the school in the afternoons to design and make kites as it is National Kite Week. The PFA are kindly sponsoring this event and covering the cost of all resources. If you would like to come in after school and look at the displays, then you are more than welcome. Below is a message from Mr Stanton. Please read it. It may prevent your child coming home covered in paint ready for half term!
As we will be having an art week (week beginning: 5th Feb), there is a high chance that children may make a mess - isn't that the point? To accommodate this, please could you send your child in with a shirt (or something appropriate), which you wouldn’t mind getting 'arty'. Equally, if you have a surplus amount of 'art-worthy' shirts, which you no longer need, we would be so thankful if you could donate then for our arty needs.
Secondly, one of the activities that the children will be partaking in requires the use of cuttings from magazines, newspapers and old books - again, if this is something you no longer need, please could you send these in for this week?
Friday, February 9th is an INSET day. There will be no school for pupils on this day.
Half term Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February.
In past years, we have run a school shop once a week at lunchtime. Items such as pencils, rulers, handwriting pens, plastic wallets etc are sold and any profit is re-invested in stock. The Pupil Leadership Team will be starting this venture up again on Wednesday lunchtimes after half term. They will shortly be sending a letter home to you with further details of what is on sale and a price list.
It has been brought to my attention that some children in school are suffering with head lice. Please can I ask that you check your children regularly and treat if necessary.