20th April 2007

Welcome Back

It’s great to see you all again even though it’s hard to return to school in such wonderful weather. I hope the Easter bunny called on you and that you enjoyed the holiday. A warm welcome to the new children and their families who joined the school this term.

Teaching Award

I am very pleased and excited to tell you that Mr Collins has been short-listed for a Teaching Award. He is one of three regional finalists and will attend the award ceremony in June. On Tuesday 2 teaching award judges visited the school to meet with various adults and children to discuss Mr Collins nomination. At the end of the day the judges had beaming smiles on their faces and said what a very brilliant school Middle Street is. They loved everything about it but had particular praise for the confident happy children they met during their time in school. Both judges were extremely impressed so well done to all!

Coffee Morning

The School Association are holding their monthly Coffee Morning on Wednesday May 2nd at 9.00 in the Family Room. Please come along and join us for coffee and a chat. If you are new to the school it’s a great place to meet new friends and get to know other families in the school.

Teachers Pet Competition

There is still time to enter. Please ask at the office for an entry form.

Year 4 Swimming

Year 4 begin their swimming lessons at the Prince Regent pool on Monday morning. Year 4 parent/carers should have received a letter with details and arrangements.

Football Tournament

A team of Year 3 and Year 4 children are representing the school in a football tournament on Tuesday afternoon. Ms Busby will be escorting and cheering the children on.

School Dinner Taster Session

Children and their parent/carers are invited to join us and the kitchen staff in the school hall on Thursday 26th April at 3.00pm for a school dinner taster session. There will lots of sample dishes for you to try and enjoy. The menu sounds delicious and is a varied selection of the dinners served to the children at school.

Baby News

Mrs Jess Goodchild (our Year 2 Teaching Assistant) has given birth to a baby girl, Mia on Wednesday 18th April. We are all looking forward to meeting baby Mia very soon. There seems to be lots of beautiful babies arriving at the moment so well done and congratulations to you if you have a new arrival in your home too.

Samba Band and Choir Important Information

The Samba band will be meeting to practise on Fridays from 3.05 until 3.45 in the hall. The band will be practising for the next three weeks leading up to the Children’s Parade. The choir will not meet again until Friday 11th May. From 11th May Year 4 children will have the opportunity to join the choir.

Children’s Parade Workshops

We are running 2 workshops for children on Wednesday and Friday afternoons next week. We would very much appreciate lots of parent/carer helpers on those afternoons to help the children prepare for the parade. The workshops will take place in the hall from 1.30pm. Please let your class teacher or Mrs Purdy know if you are able to help on one or both of the workshop sessions.

School Closure

Please remember the school will be closed on Thursday May 3rd for Polling Day.

There is also a Bank Holiday on Monday May 7th .

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