School Newsletter 31st October 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Mr Pickering
I am writing to let you know as we return to school it is with the sad news that David Pickering has passed away.  David was a true friend of the school giving his time tirelessly and freely as a governor and volunteer.  David was Chair of Governors before Mr Welsby and whilst David had stepped down as a governor he remained involved in the life of the school and was a regular volunteer for our Messy Church events.  The children always came first and he cared about them sincerely, he always remembered them at Christmas time especially and he was generous in thoughts and actions towards them.  He will be greatly missed by us all.

Recent Stars - Week ending 14th October
Class         Star Writer   Star of the Week
Willow       Melody        Ebonie
Oak           Lacey           Becky
Elm            Francesca    Mary-Kate
Chestnut   Dylan                  
Beech        Tom             Jacob

Effort Shield
This was awarded to Edward in Oak Class, well done Edward!

Stars - Week ending 21st October
Class         Star Writer       Star of the Week
Willow       Matthew         Archie
Oak           Jola                  
Elm            Francesca
Chestnut    Luca              Lilly
Beech        Connor          Henley

Cross Country
Well done to all the children who took part in the KS2 Cross Country competition and a special well done to three children – Isaac Burland, Colton Cooper and Harry Burland, who go forward to the forthcoming final competition.  We wish them the best of luck in this event.

Thank you everyone for supporting the PTA cake stall and Lucky Dip held on the 21st October which raised £70. Thank you for all the cake donations!

Beech Class Worship
Thank you to all those of you who joined us on the last Friday morning for our collective worship led by Beech Class and a special well done to them!

Shoebox Appeal
Thank you for all your contributions last half term for the annual Shoebox Appeal.  I know Mrs Ward is always extremely grateful for your generosity in sending in the shoeboxes which help others have a happier Christmas than they would otherwise have.

School Nurses
School nurses from the Healthy Child Team will be visiting school at the end of the school day on Thursday 3rd November to give advice on 'Helping your child sleep' and will be also be available to give the best advice on how to deal with head lice.  Please let the school office staff know if you are able to attend this meeting, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher