NEWSLETTER 15/12/2017

 

PTA NEWSFLASH!

WE ARE HAVING OUR JOLLY JAR SALE TODAY IN THE SCHOOL HALL FROM 3.20PM, SO DON’T FORGET YOUR £1 TO BUY ONE!

 

SCHOOL CONCERTS

What an amazing two weeks of Christmas festivities we have had in school; following ten performances of four different productions, we have finally completed all our Christmas extravaganzas.  As always, the children did us proud and I would like to thank parents and carers for providing costumes and helping our children learn their lines and dance routines – what a wealth of talent we have in our school!  Britain’s Got Talent…eat your heart out!

 

PARENTPAY TEXT MESSAGES

Following consultation with ParentPay, we have now sorted out the texting procedure and there is no need to register your mobile phone with Parentpay – we apologise for the confusion.

 

A ‘test’ text was sent to all parents and staff about the Christmas Dinner which worked well, with most people receiving it.  Please contact the office if you did not get the text which was sent at 14.36 on 13th December.

 

Please ensure that your mobile number is always up-to-date both on your ParentPay account and with the school office as in future texts will be sent in the case of emergency school closures etc.

 

PANTOMIME NEXT WEEK

The children in the Foundation Phase (Nursery to Year 2) will be enjoying a production of ‘Tales of Wales’ on Tuesday afternoon.  Please log on to ParentPay to pay for this event if you have not already done so.

 

NUMERACY WORKSHOP

Following a homework audit, responses from parents pointed to receiving further advice and support from school in certain areas of the curriculum.

 

In response to this, we are holding a numeracy workshop on the evening of Wednesday 7th February 2018 where parents are invited to attend their child’s class to learn how we approach the teaching of the 4 rules of number (+-x÷).  Parents will also be shown how to access ‘how to’ videos that are currently being produced by staff and pupils; these will soon be available on our website/YouTube channel.  We have arranged for the evening to last from 3:45pm to 5:45pm with a break in between to allow parents to travel from one class/Key Stage to another (for parents with children in two classes throughout the school).  Further information will follow after the Christmas break.

 

CHRISTINGLE

Sully School will be holding our Christingle service on Friday afternoon.  Please could your child bring in a silver coin for a collection in aid of The Children’s Society.  Many thanks.

 

PTA NEWS

PTA MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday 20th December 3.20-5.20.  Tickets are £5 to include something to eat.  The film will be the very festive ‘Arthur Christmas’!

 

Tickets are selling fast and are limited to 150, so don’t miss out – they are available from the PTA shed, by the table tennis tables in the junior yard, before and after school.

The deadline to buy tickets is Monday night – there will be no tickets available after this point as we need to buy the food on Tuesday.
There is no need to collect your child at 3.20pm on Movie Night, just come back for them at 5.20pm.

 

SCHOOL DATES FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 18/12/2017

19/12/17 – Foundation Phase Pantomime, in school hall.  Details on ParentPay

20/12/17 – Nursery Christmas Party

20/12/17 – PTA Christmas Film Night, details above

22/12/17 – Last day of Autumn Term

 

ADVANCE DATES
We will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible for all events, but please be aware that these dates could change nearer the time. * denotes an event added this week.

 

08/01/18 – First day of Spring Term

15/01/18 – INSET

*07/02/18 – Numeracy workshops, see above

19/02 – 23/02/18 – Spring Half-term holiday

29/03/18 – Last day of Spring Term

16/04/18 – First day of Summer Term

14 – 18/05/18 – Y6 Residential trip to Abernant

28/05 – 01/06/18 – Summer Half-term holiday

24/07/18 – Last day of Summer term

03/09/18 – INSET

04/09/18 – INSET

05/09/18 – First day of new academic year for pupils

 

DETAILS OF ALL TRIPS WILL BE SENT VIA PARENTPAY NEARER THE DATE