OULTON PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
6th November 2009
Dear Parents and Children
Hilton Sanders Photography - FANTASTIC OFFER! - POPS are delighted to announce that we are
working in partnership with Hilton Sanders Photography and have a fantastic offer available. Purchase
a £10 voucher from school and this will entitle you to a FREE SITTING and a FREE 10 x 8
print normally costing £30. This is an amazing way for POPS to add money to our fundraising efforts to
continue to help school improve facilities whilst at the same time supporting a new local business.
Quote from Parent - "We recently visited Caroline & Jo at Hilton Sanders for a family photoshoot. It
was great fun and the kids really enjoyed it. I am really pleased with the prints, they made fabulous
Christmas presents for grandparents." To buy your voucher, pop into
the school office.
For more information, or to view some samples of their work, visit www.hiltonsandersphotography.co.uk
Seeds for Africa Appeal – A big thank you to all of you who helped us raise money last half term for
the ‘Seeds for Africa Appeal’. Our ‘fruit and veg’ sale was extremely successful and has enabled us to
send £100 towards their funds. Also a big thank you to all of those children who helped (Jordan, Kiran,
Chloe, Laura, Matthew and Lewis) we had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 days.
Childline – Year 6 are hoping to hold another Toy/Book Sale before Christmas so please will you search
your toy boxes for any contributions you could make. (Please send any contributions to Mrs Dykes
Children in Need – The date this year is Friday 20th November and, as in previous years, we will be
collecting 1p and 2p coins, so please start saving now! Watch out for news of other fund raising events
nearer the time.
Christmas Child – We are continuing our tradition of supporting children in less fortunate parts of the
world this Christmas, by sending gifts in shoe boxes. Leaflets are still available at the office which
explains what to do and we hope that you will be able to be as generous in your donations as in previous
years. The final date for sending in the boxes is now Thursday 12th November so it’s not too
late to donate. Thank you.
POPS Christmas Event – Please see separate sheet for more details of this exciting event.
Morrisons Gardening Vouchers – Please note that the deadline for returning the Morrisons vouchers
is next week! If you have any at home please send them to the school office as soon as possible.
School Photographs – As you are aware you will have received your child’s school photograph this
week. We have extended the return date to Thursday 12th November.
New Building Project - You may have noticed a few extra faces around school recently or have spotted
the cars in the car park over half term! As some of you may know, we have been chosen to be part of
the Building Schools for the Future Project. Over the next 2 years, the Government and Education Leeds
will be spending about £4.3million on creating a better school for our children. We are in the early stages
of the project and do not yet know which parts of the school will be rebuilt or refurbished but they are
exciting times. We have had architects, planners and builders on site already. They have been asking for
our ideas and both children and staff have been keen to suggest what we would like our school to be
like. There will be plenty more opportunities for consultation and we would love to hear everybody’s
views so watch this space and the website for more information…!
Oulton Pre-School Playgroup - The Oulton Pre-School Playgroup has now re-opened and is held on
Wednesdays from 9.15am in the KS1 hall. All mums and tots are more than welcome so please come
along and join us.
Sportshall Indoor Athletics – The first round of the competition takes place on Monday next week at
Cockburn High School. We would like to wish the team the best of luck.
Training Day – Our next training day will be on Monday 16th November 2009.
Online Payments for School Meals – Sorry, we are still awaiting information but hopefully we will be
contacting new parents after half term with their ID numbers.
Mrs M Townsend
Please would you make sure to keep this newsletter or transfer these dates into your diary. We will be
adding new dates each week. Details of school Christmas Events will be given next week.
Day Date Time Event
Monday 9 November 5.00pm Indoor Athletics 1 Round at Cockburn High School
Thursday 12 November All Day Last day for shoe boxes
Thursday 12 November All Day Last day for Photograph orders
Friday 13 November 9.15am Y1/2 Brazil Parent Assembly KS1 Hall
Monday 16 November All Day School closed for Training Day
Thursday 19th November 9.15am Y5 Italy Parent Assembly KS1 Hall
Friday 27 November 9.15am Y2 Australia Parent Assembly KS1 Hall
Friday 27th November 3.30pm POPS Winter Fair
Friday 4 December 9.15am Y4 Canada Parent Assembly KS1 Hall
Week Beg 10 May 2010 Year 6 SATS