8th October 2004

School Association

A group of parents met on Thursday to discuss some possible social and fund-raising events for this term. They would like to organise a disco for Halloween / Guy Fawkes on Thursday 4th November, and a Christmas disco. They also want to hold a Christmas Fayre. The Fayres used to be very popular and were excellent fund-raisers, but because only a few parents were willing to help organise and run them, they became too difficult for a small group to manage. It was agreed that if enough parents and carers were willing to get involved, then they would run a Fayre at Christmas. Some parents want to see if the Fayre could be held on a Saturday, which might be more convenient for working parents.

If you want to help organise the Fayre or a disco, or have any other ideas, then come along to a meeting in the Family Room on Thursday 14th October at 2.00 p.m. You don’t have to join a committee – all offers of help are needed. If you can’t make the meeting, but can help out, please leave your name at the school office. It would be great if more dads were able to get involved in the School Association!

Parent Governor Ballot

Mrs Brill is sending out ballot papers for the Parent Governor election. These are coming home to each parent of the eldest child in each family. As there are two vacancies, each parent may vote for two candidates on the paper.

Learning Mentor

A letter is coming home today about our Learning Mentor at the school, Tim Owers.

Out and About

Year 6 children have been busy this week. On Wednesday, they had a very interesting visit to Frog Firle Farm, finding out about habitats to support their science topic. They also went on a local history tour of Brighton on Friday.

Year 3 had a wonderful trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Monday; they were very excited about all the mosaics and the Roman workshops.

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the British Museum on Wednesday, looking at the amazing Egyptian collection.

We are very grateful for the superb parental support for these outings. Without your continuing support, it would not be possible to take the children on so many interesting and worthwhile trips.

Cinema Trips

Children from Year 2 to Year 6 are being treated to free trips to the Odeon Cinema next week. Years 1 and 2 are seeing Piglet’s Big Movie on Thursday, Years 3 and 4 are going to see Around The World in 80 Days on Wednesday and Years 5 and 6 are seeing Five Children and It on Tuesday.

As the two movies for Years 3 – 6 are PG, we need to have parents’ permission to take the children. Please make sure that you have returned the permission slip, or your child will miss out.

Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters

This is a reminder that we do not have enough room in the school grounds or building for bikes, skateboards etc.

Super Swimmer!

Congratulations to Jika Edstrom in Year 2 who has passed the ASA Level 3 swimming award.

Parent Teacher Meetings

Please return your reply slip to book a meeting with your child’s teacher, they are being held on Tuesday or Thursday of next week.

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