Whittington News Edition 1 for academic year 2009 to 2010 September 2009 Dear Parents and Children, Cherry Orchard News Welcome back to Whittington C.E. Primary School. It is lovely to see the children back at Green Flag Status. Well done to Miss Barry and everyone who has ever served on the Eco Committee. Just before school and we look forward to working together over the coming year. This first newsletter is full the end of the last academic year we were of organisational information and will hopefully awarded the prestigious Green Flag. This is the prove useful. Edition 1 for academic year 2003 to 2004 schools and demonstrates top award available to September 2003 our commitment to having a sustainable school. Please note. Look out for our new flag pole with our Green We have booked a Teacher Education Day for Flag at the top of it. Friday 16th October. The school will be closed to children on this date. We chose this date because SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS the training is being provided by external trainers It is lovely to see how smart the children look in who had limited availability. their Whittington uniforms. I would urge parents to ensure that all items of clothing have name labels New Staff sewn into them so we can return any lost items. I would like to welcome a new member of our Unnamed clothing is put in the lost property box teaching staff. Mrs Noonan will be working with in the main entrance. Year 2 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She will be job sharing with Mrs Thatcher. School colours are red or white polo shirts and red sweatshirts/ cardigans. These can be MILK MONEY purchased from any retailer or direct from school. The cost of milk for the Autumn Term 2009 is 95p An order form is attached to this newsletter. per week (19p per day). Those of you who wish to pay in advance for this half-term should send in All orders with monies to the office by Friday 18th £6.46 (7th September to 23rd October – 34 days) September 2009. or for the whole term £13.11 (69 days to 18th December). Children in the Reception Class do We cannot exchange garments that have been not pay until their 5th birthday. wrongly ordered. Credits or refunds can only be given in cases where we have at least twenty-four hours notice School Shoes and jewellery of absence. Our policy on school shoes is that they are dark (preferably black) with a low heel. We all want our Hot School Meals children to look smart and be safe so parents Hot School Meals will run again on Mondays, need to ensure that children attend school in Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost remains at appropriate footwear. £1.50 per day which makes the total for this half term £30.00. Cheques need to be made payable The only items of jewellery, which are acceptable to Nunnery Wood High School. Please bring at school, are stud earrings. Please ensure that cheques into the school office in the first week of children are not wearing jewellery to school term. because it is a health and safety risk and it can get lost or damaged. Healthy Snacks As a ‘Healthy School’ we encourage children to Contact Details eat healthy snacks at break times. We would be If any of your contact details have altered over the grateful if parents could provide a piece of fruit or summer break (especially mobile phone similar healthy snack to eat during their break. numbers) please inform the office of any Chocolate and crisps etc can be part of a lunch changes. It is vital that the school has this box but fruit or fruit bars need to be eaten at information so parents can be contacted if the break times. need arises. Water Bottles Sponsored Walk Children are free to drink water throughout the Allan Blakeley, who is the father of Conor in our day and we ask parents to provide them with a Year 6 class, is currently undertaking a long clear or white drinks container. Please purchase distance sponsored walk in aid of Mencap. If you a container with a ‘sports top’ that does not need would like to track his progress or donate to his to be unscrewed, and label that water bottle with chosen charity just log onto his website at the your child’s name. following address: www.whosallan.com Diary Dates EXTRA - CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES The trips and events included in these diary dates The school offers a range of extra-curricular have been confirmed, more trips are being activities to as many pupils as possible. planned and parents will be informed of the dates when they are finalised. Sometimes clubs are cancelled and staff will always try to contact parents or to inform children September 17th – Year 5 trip to Think Tank prior to the event whenever a club cannot take place. It is vital that parents give the school the October 1st – Forest Schools starts for Reception most up to date contact details. and Year 1(NB. Forest Schools will now take place on Thursdays). If the club is organised by an outside provider Week beginning October 5th – Children’s Book parents need to contact them directly and check Week (more information to follow). which weeks they will be running. October 8th – Year 6 Trip Local Study. October 15th – School Photographer individuals Clubs do not take place in the first and last week and sibling groups. of any term. This term clubs will commence October 16th - Teacher Education Day. No week beginning 14th September and will end children to attend school. on Friday 11th December. October 23rd – Harvest Assembly hosted by Year 4 and Year 6. See attached timetable. October 23th – Last day of the half term. November 2nd – Children return to school. Reading Helpers November 3rd – Parent Conferences 5.30pm – If any parents or grandparents are able to spare 8.00pm. some time to listen to readers your help would be November 5th – Parent Conferences 3.30pm – gratefully received. Please offer your help at the 6.00pm. school office. November 10th – Open Afternoon. All parents and prospective parents are welcome. Helpers do not work with classes containing their children, and will need to complete a child safety December 9th – 11th – Year Six residential at check. Malvern Hills Outdoor Centre. 9th December – Infant Performance 1 at 2.00pm. Parking 10th December – Infant Performance 2 at 2.00pm Our local police officer Sean Woods has put and Infant Performance 3 at 6.30pm. cones out on our approach road to stop people 15th December – Musical Assembly 1 at 9.15am. parking on there at the beginning and end of the 16th December – Musical Assembly 2 at 9.15am. school day. He will also be monitoring the 18th December – Year 5 present the Christmas situation to ensure that our children can get to Service. school safely. Medical Information Accompanying paperwork If children have been diagnosed with any medical conditions that the school needs to be aware of, 1. School Uniform Order Form. please inform the school office so we can be kept 2. Extra Curricular Activities Sheet. fully up to date.
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