Antingham & Southrepps Community Primary
Newsletter 5 – 4th November 2011
Welcome to the start of Term 2, the unseasonably warm weather has
prevailed, for which we are truly grateful! The reason for our gratitude is
that our boiler was condemned during the break: hence the reason for
the rather monstrous metal box that is now situated on our front lawn.
This large metal box houses a temporary boiler which we will be
connected up to, so that we have some heat and then arrangements for
a new boiler can be made.
Our new building is progressing and, at this time, still on schedule. We
are planning to have an afternoon for our own parents to come and have
a look around on Thursday 8th December at 3.00pm. This will be
followed by an open afternoon for any parents who are considering
sending their child to this school in September 2012, on Friday 9th
December at 2.30pm. We also have to have a rather formal, official
opening, and this is planned for Friday 4th May 2012.
We look forward to meeting with you at our Parents’ Evenings on
Wednesday and Thursday next week. On Monday you will receive a
mid-term report which uses a traffic light system to give you an idea of
how your child is progressing. Please bring it with you when you come
for your appointment.
We will be selling poppies from the school office beginning on Monday
7th until Friday 11th November. Please bring your child/ren and purchase
Time ran out for all the children to be photographed last Wednesday, so
those who missed out will be photographed on Monday (7th) starting at
9.15am. If there is anyone who was away from school last Wednesday,
please let us know and we will arrange for a photograph to be taken.
When the county mobile library came a couple of weeks ago we found
that a large number of books were missing. Unfortunately we will be
charged for these books if we do not find them. Please can you have a
look at home to see if you have any library books. We really don’t want
to have to pay this bill if we don’t have to. Thank you.
It has been great to see smart black shoes replacing old worn out ones
as the term progresses, and an increasing number of girls with their hair
tied back. It makes us look very smart when we have visitors. Thank you
for turning your children out so smartly.
Shoe Box Appeal
The PTA are supporting the Samaritan’s Purse shoe box appeal. If you
are able to make up a box or contribute to one, they need to be in school
by Tuesday 15th November.
Unfortunately we received a letter from the Southrepps Parish Council
raising concerns about the level of littler outside the school. Since the
appointment of our new caretaker in October the front of the school has
been swept once a week, but please could you ensure that children, or
adults for that matter, take their litter home and do not drop it outside
school. Thank you.
Now that we are into November, we know that the weather will
deteriorate in the not too distant future. Many children are coming to
school without coats on wet days as well. We do like to get the children
out in the open air as much as we can, and this can be less than
pleasant for children who do not have coats. Please can you ensure that
your child has appropriate clothing for when they do go outside. Thank