Parking This is problematic during the morning drop-off, 8:40am - 9:00am and again during the lunch time and afternoon pick- up, 3:00pm - 3:30pm. Presently, some vehicles are being parked directly in front of the access to the Ark pre-school, whilst others are being double parked, compromising safety. We ask you to ensure emergency access is never blocked, at any time, not even for a brief while. In an effort to ease congestion and improve safety we are considering re-designing the car park and the allocated spaces. This may involve reducing the number of dedicated spaces available for disabled drivers which currently stand at three, this being considerably more than that allocated in many larger schools. We welcome suggestions from all concerned and will be seeking advice on this. We hope to make practical changes as soon as possible and ask anyone with strong views to make these known before the Spring Term 2013. In the meantime, we ask for: everyone to be as patient as possible and wherever possible, to leave the car at home and walk. the spaces for disabled drivers nearest the main entrance are strictly reserved for disabled badge -holders only Thank you. THANK YOU … THANK YOU …..THANK YOU! To our PTFA task force, who have been working very hard to organise fundraising events. Your efforts and cheery dispositions are very much appreciated by us all! To date we have raised: Approximately £700 from our sponsored bounce. Please submit any outstanding sponsorship money as soon as possible. £ 75 from Jays cake sale Approximately £200 from the, ‘Nearly New Clothes and Toy Sale’. Many thanks to all of those who have supported these events, without you the PTFAs efforts would be in vain. In addition to this we raised £ 123 from ‘Jeans for Genes Day ‘ Parents, Ms Penfold and Mr Carter have offered to buy a bench for the playground following calls from the School Council of help to smarten up our playground .We thank them for their generosity . The School Council are still awaiting responses from B& G and Homebase but we remain ever hopeful and optimistic! Finally …… I would like to say a BIG thank you to the children, parents, staff, governors and volunteers who have worked incredibly hard this half term. Several visitors to our school have commented on the warmth and welcome they have received and how proud the children are of theirs and others achievements. We’ve had a few tears but the air has been predominantly filled with laughter, song and numerous successes which together, we will continue to build on. A colleague recently asked me how I would describe St Nicholas School. I retorted it is a lively busy place that welcomes people with an open heart and a kind spirit and has much to be proud of! I wish you all a very happy and relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you again on the 5 th November. Best wishes Tracy Maley (Acting Headteacher) ST Nicholas CE VA Primary School Newsletter No.4 October 2012 Class Cups OUR DANCING STARS Roy, Adam , Faith , Safia , Ellen , Millie , Madison , Elsbeth , Erin , Isabelle, Ellie , Isabel F , Robins -Brody and Rueben Sofia , Rosie , Maddie , Katie , Saskia , Noa , Sophie , Owls - Dylan and Esme Amelia , Sophie , Olivia - Ke.. ee..ep ……dancing! Wrens-Ben and Millie HT Awards - Thomas, Joseph, Harley, Mackenzie and Annabel for fabulous writing. Ethan for wonderful maths Hawks -Annabel and All of Hawks! Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors - Starlings -Molly and Billy Molly, Ben, Zalee, William, George, Charlotte, Millie, Jay - James and Katie Isabela, Maisy, and Harry. Faith -achieved her Level 2 swimming award. Annabel - who was a chorister for a day! Next Week Date Reminders Harvest Assembly - Wednesday 23rd October at 2:15 pm in th the school hall. Everyone is welcome. We are sending your 26 October - PTFA cake sale - Starlings kind donations to the food bank in Poole. Children can bring th 12 November - School Photographs (NEW DATE) in donations from Monday. Thank you. th 16 November - PTFA cake sale - Hawks Golden Time Café - Friday 26th October starting at 2:00 pm th 19 - 23 rd November - National Anti- bullying week in the school hall. Our recorder players and choir will be nd entertaining you. The children are looking forward to 22 November - Open morning -details to follow performing in front of an audience and for some; it will be th th 26 and 27 November - Parent consultations -2pm - 7pm their first public performance! We very much hope you can th 30 November - Golden Time Café - our young pianists will support them. be performing. What’s been happening? David Powell, a Leadership and Learning Consultant who works closely with UNICEF, visited school on Wednesday to meet with our ‘Rights Respecting Ambassadors’. He was very impressed with the children and the progress we had made so far towards achieving the ‘Rights Respecting Award’, Level 1. He has offered some valuable advice regarding the next steps we need to take. Following his visit, Mrs Roots and Mrs Cowley , Zalee and Ben visited another local school, who have already achieved the award. They found this extremely useful and came back full of ideas about what should happen next! We will continue to keep you posted! Hawks enjoyed a trip to Dorchester Museum to see the Tutankhamun, as part of their Egyptian Topic. They had a great time and were great ambassadors for our school. Well done Hawks! Robins finally managed to walk to the post box to post their very important letters! A lovely time was had by all! They also had a visit from an airline pilot, Mr Carter who kindly donated his jacket and hat ,as well as leaving them with a lovely book each. We are very grateful to him for giving up his time to inspire our youngest children and the adults! Mrs Wingrove was 60 on the 15th; I thought she’d welcome being reminded! The children and staff helped to make it a memorable day for her. Her energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun help to keep us going!! Here’s to the next 60 years!
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