Admin Update September 2005 by CJQZKa


									             Buckingham Primary School Bulletin
                  Spring Term 2012 Issue 4
Welcome to the Spring edition of           taken – a copy of this can        out more please contact the school
Buckingham Primary School Bulletin.,       be found on the letters page      office.
which aims to keep parents up to           of the VLE.
date with the life of the school           Governors would like to take      Parents suggestions
community.                                 this opportunity of
                                           congratulating the whole          As a school we welcome suggestions
Dates for your Diary                       school community for the          and communications from parents as
                        th       th        outstanding work which is
Parents Evenings – 27 and 29                                                 to how we are doing. If you have any
March                                      being achieved at BPS.            suggestions or comments please put
Last day of term Friday 30 March                                             them in writing to ensure that the
School Photographs – 16 April (first                                         relevant people are informed and we
day of term)                               Volunteers                        can respond to you appropriately.
BPS BAFTA evening – 26 April
Dance Extravaganza Final – 27              We are always very grateful       Year Group Trips
April                                      to the help our volunteers
Year 1 & 2 – Tennis Festival – 1 May       give the school. However,         Year 5 & 6 had a fabulous time at
Year 5 French trip – 14 – 17 May           we are always able to find a      Hazard Alley, learning how to deal
Year 6 SATS weeks – 14-18 May              role if you would like to offer
                                      st                                     with dangerous situations, how to
Visit of Alan Gibbons – author – 21        a few hours to the school.        make emergency phone calls and
May                                        We are particularly               many other interesting and useful
F2 Visit – Mead Open Farm – 17 May         interested in finding             facts about how to tackle difficult
Provisional Dates for Bikeability          volunteers to help listen to
                       th                                                    situations.
Training – Saturday 26 May and             readers and tidy and
    rd                                                                       Next half term Year 6 will be going to
23 June                                    maintain our school pond. If
                             th                                              New Barn and Year 5 to France on
Year 6 New Barn Trip – 28 May –            you are interested please
 st                                                                          their residential trips.
1 June                                     contact the school office for
               th  th
Half Term – 4 – 8 June                     more information.
Olympic Torch in Buckingham – 9
                                    th                                       Stowe Landscape Gardens
July                                       School Website/VLE
                                                                             Buckingham Primary School Eco
Parking Problems                           Please don’t forget to use
                                                                             Council had a great time at the
                                                                             official opening of the New Inn at
                                           our excellent VLE/website                               rd
As we are sure you are aware lack of                                         Stowe on Friday 23 March. They
parking is major issue which faces                                           took part in lots of activities including
                                           which should make it make
many of our parents. We are                                                  gardening.
                                           it easier for parents to
awaiting a date from PC Davies to          access the information they
meet with LA officers, transport           need at a time which suits
officials, local police, the Mayor and     them. Homework will be
parents to discuss the issues and          posted on the relevant year
seek solutions to the problems. After      group page. Details of all
Easter we shall be re-launching the        the after school clubs are
Go for Gold Walking Scheme which           also available via the
we hope will attract lots of new           website.
                                                                               Two of the BPS Eco Council
                                           Free School Meals                   being shown how to sow seeds
Governors News                                                                 by TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh
                                           Did you know that by just
The Governors wish to report that we       registering your child for        Many thanks to the parents who
received the news from Osfted that         Free School Meals the             accompanied them, and also to Mrs
we have had an Interim Assessment          school gets extra money,          Baxter and Betsy Cook for arranging
and, as the school results remain          even if your child does not       the afternoon.
consistently high, we shall not be         want to have hot school           We have also adopted a garden in
receiving an Ofsted Inspection in the      lunches. For every child          the New Inn Farmhouse Garden,
summer term 2013.                          registered the school gets        which will be looked after with help
A letter has gone out to all parents       extra funding which can help      from our fantastic parent volunteers.
explaining the process Ofsted have         improve resources. To find        If you are visiting Stowe please do
                                                                             look out for the garden.
What the Charity Council                have appointed a MAC              strong Olympic theme, with lots of
are doing in 2012.                      co-ordinator and we are           fantastic activities relating to sports
                                        looking at appropriate            and the countries taking part. It is
                                        programmes. This                  hoped that we shall also have some
Earlier this term the Charity Council   technology has been               meals relating to different areas of
held a cake sale in aid of The Merryn   requested by pupils and           the world. Again more details will
Allen Sunflower Fund. They raised a     staff for some time, and with     follow after Easter.
fantastic sum of £138 .The next event   the help of a £10,000
they are organising is ‘Wear a hat      donation from the Friends of
day’ on 30 March in aid of Ali’s                                          Steel Pans
                                        BPS towards the cost, we
Dream. School also supported Sport      are now able to fulfil this
Relief on Friday 23 March, with all     wish.                             We had a fantastic day this term with
classes taking part in the Sports       Our first group of lead           children from Years 4, 5 and 6, using
Relief Mile – along with many staff     learners have been chosen         the Steel Pans with Diana from the
and parents.                            from year 5 and 6 children        Steel Pan Academy. Diana will be
                                        and they are in the process       returning next term to run more
Extended School                         of being trained on using the     workshops and between now and
                                        equipment and they will then      then the children are practising the
                                        help other children use the       new skills they have acquired. The
Just a reminder that, due to the
                                        equipment and the exciting        next workshops will involve more
popularity of our extended school, we
                                        programmes available.             children so the skills can be spread
are sorry that we are unable to take
                                                                          throughout the school.
any last minute bookings on some
days. All bookings must be made and     Author Visit
paid for in advance.
We now have a dedicated email
                                        We are looking forward to         Sports Awards
address for you to use for any
                                        the visit of author Alan
communication regarding
                                        Gibbons in May, and the
breakfast/after school/holiday clubs
                                        library will have some of his
and nursery bookings which is                                             BPS children have taken part in               books on the shelves before
                                                                          many sporting competitions this term
                                        he comes so that the
                                                                          and have done fantastically well in
                                        children can be aware of his
Have Lunch with Your Child                                                the following events:
                                        work. More details of this
                                                                          High 5 Netball Primary Schools
                                        visit will follow after Easter.
                                                                          Festival – Year 6 pupils won this and
After Easter we are inviting
                                                                          are now through to the semi-finals.
parents/carers to come in a have a
                                                                          Quick Sticks Hockey Primary Schools
hot school meal with their child. The   Kabbubu                           festival – year 4 are also through to
dates of the meals are:
                    th                                                    the semi-finals.
KS1 – Tuesday 15 May                                  th
                                        On Friday 24 February our
                     th                                                   Pupils from Year 5 & 6 took part in
KS2 – Thursday 10 May                   KS2 assembly was taken by         the County Schools Cross Country
Booking is essential if you wish to     Geraldine from The Quicken        Event and achieved extremely good
have a meal with your child, and        Trust. It is through this         placings, and BPS pupils took 6 of
letters will be coming home giving      organisation that we              the top 10 places at the District Cross
more information.                       sponsor Saadi – our friend        Country Championships.
                                        in Kabbubu. Geraldine was         KS1 children have taken part in
Hot Meals                               able to tell us about a day in    Athletics and Multi-skills Festivals
                                        the life of Saadi and gave us     BPS Dance Troop took part in the
We would like to remind parents that    a photograph of Saadi             Dance Extravaganza Festival and
                                        receiving his Christmas gift             st
all our fresh meat and vegetables are                                     took 1 place in the bronze category
supplied daily by local suppliers       from us.                          and are through to the semi-finals,
direct to school. We use Clays of                                         and 2 place in the gold category.
Buckingham for our meat and Rogers      Queen’s Diamond                   Well done to all who have taken part
of Buckingham for our fresh             Jubliee                           in these sporting activities.
vegetables. We would also like to
reassure all parents that our meals
                                        As a school we shall be
are freshly cooked, on the premises,
                                        celebrating this momentous
daily. Menus are now available for                                        Happy Easter
                                        event. More details will
the Summer Term, with some new
                                        follow after the Easter
items both for main course and                                            We would like to take this opportunity
puddings.                                                                 of wishing you all a very Happy
MAC Suite
                                        London 2012
We are pleased to report that by        Olympics
Easter we shall have the beginnings
of a new MAC suite, with MAC Book       The second half of the
Pros and IPads up and running. We       summer term will have a

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