Moorside Infant School
14th November 2008
Welcome back to this busy half term leading up to Christmas. Diary dates for the half term are
enclosed as well as information about what is happening in school .
School Sweatshirts and Jackets Anti-Bullying Week
The order is beginning to come into Next week everyone will be focussing on friendships and
school. We will get them out to you as anti-bullying in their classes. On Friday, we will be
soon as they arrive. sharing the children’s work in assembly and making a
display in the hall. We would like to invite you to come
Harvest donations and look at the display when you collect your children on
We have had a letter from Ripon Friday. We would also like you and your child to
Hospital expressing their thanks for the contribute your comments to the display. Our message
Harvest donations (£80) and I would for the week will be ‘Buddies not Bullies’.
like to pass them on to you.
Cold Weather We have noticed an increase in the amount of people
Please ensure children have plenty of warm layers walking through the car park and up the back drive
on as well as coats for outside. We too are very with their children. This greatly concerns us as it is
concerned at the rising prices of energy and its potentially very dangerous. Please walk a little
effect on our school budget. further round and use the gate by the crossing and
come into school on the pedestrian paths provided.
There is still a large number of parents using the car
Club News park to drop off children, particularly to the nursery.
May I remind you that this car park is for staff and
Eco Club continues for Y2 children on visitors only. Again it is very dangerous.
Lunch club continues for Y1 children. Admission Forms
Gymnastics coaching continues this term
for Y1 children and A reminder for all Y2 children to send their application forms
Badminton coaching for Y2. in for their place at the Junior School.
Golf club will continue after school on Also Parents need to complete an admission form now for
Thursdays. Reception Class next school year (Sept 09 and Jan 2010).
New Library Books Isabella
We are busily stocking up our Congratulations to Isabella Binks who has won
supplies of new Library books as a the Crayola Children’s Book Week Competition
result of Friends of School which she entered at home. She has won herself
Fundraising and from the generous a prize and a prize for school also – Well done
donations from our 50th birthday Isabella.
Friends of School are busy preparing for the Christmas Fayre on 6th December. This is always an
enjoyable morning and a great fundraiser for school. If you can help in any way it would be greatly
appreciated. Please see separate letters from the Friends of School for Christmas Fayre events.
Dates for this half term
Tues 18 Nov Final session for ‘starting school’ course with Helen Bevis
Dean Keith taking assembly
Wed 19 Nov 9.00 + 2.45 Meetings for parents of new Reception children starting in
Fri 21 Nov Buddies not Bullies focus parents invited to contribute at 3.15
Wed 26 Nov Reception children visit and trial school lunch
5.30 Full Governors meeting
Fri 28 Nov Non-Uniform day for the Christmas Fayre colour stalls
Tues 2 Dec New Reception children visit to school
Sat 6 Dec 10.00 – 12.00 Christmas Fayre
Tues 9 Dec 1.30 Dress rehearsal for Christmas concert
Wed 10 Dec 2.30 Christmas Concert
Thurs 11 Dec 9.15 Christmas Concerthalf term
Dates for this
School Christmas Dinner
Mon 15 Nov 2.45 Nursery Nativity
Tues 16 Dec 9.15 Nursery Nativity
Wed 17 Dec Party Day main school
Thurs 18 Dec Party Day Nursery
Thurs 18 Dec 6.00 – 7.00 Carols Round the Tree
Fri 19 Dec 3.00 Break Up
Mon 5 Jan School starts for new term