Archive for October 15th, 2004

15th October 2004

Friday, October 15th, 2004

School Association

There has been a terrific response to requests for parents and carers to get involved in forthcoming fund-raising and social events at the school. The meeting on Thursday was very well attended, with lots of parents and carers offering to help, and coming up with excellent ideas for the Christmas Fayre and the Halloween Disco.

If you want to suggest other social or fund-raising ideas, or want to help, but can’t come to meetings, then please leave a note at the office. Is there anyone who would volunteer to be Treasurer, as we don’t have one at present?

The two themes that we are working on currently are:

The Halloween Disco on THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER. There will be separate discos for children up to Year 2, and one for those in Years 3 – 6. Tickets will be £2 each. Children in Years 3 – 6 may wait in the library for their disco, watching a video. We need to have written requests for younger children to wait for siblings, after their disco.

The Christmas Fayre on


FROM 12.00 TO 4.00 P.M.

Enthusiasm for a festive fayre is running very high, there are lots of parents and carers committed to making this a superb family event. Please put this date on your calendar now and bring friends and family too, the more the merrier!

Before the date, we need your donations of:

Good quality books, video’s, DVD’s, and toys.

Wines and spirits for a bottle stall.

New / unused gifts, toiletries, chocolates etc. for a tombola.

Nearer the time we will be asking for cakes and biscuits for a stall.

The next meeting is on Thursday 21st October at 2.00 p.m. in the Family Room.

Free Fruit and Veg

The school is taking part in the government-sponsored scheme, which provides a piece of fruit or vegetable free to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. The children are enjoying a free apple, pear, banana, satsuma or raw carrot each day, in addition to their own healthy snacks in the morning.

Poetry Competition

Mrs Layzell has been very pleased with the excellent response to the poetry competition. She has decided to extend the closing date to next Friday, as so many children have been inspired by the children’s entries so far to have a go for themselves. The theme is “Food” , and we have had some very creative 3D entries.

Parent Consultation Meetings

Ms Hadgkiss was unwell and unable to meet parents on Tuesday this week. She did try to fit in some additional meetings on the Thursday, but if you were unable to come then, please see her to make another appointment.

School Uniform

Please let me have your written thoughts about a school uniform by next Wednesday 20th October at the latest. The School Council reps are discussing this issue within their classes and I will take the parents’ and children’s opinions to the next full governors’ meeting that evening.

Parent Governor Elections

There was an excellent response to the parent governor elections. The two parents elected are:

Mr David Buttle, and

Mr Nick Ebdon

Thank you to all of the candidates who put themselves forward for election.