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Autumn term 2009 Newsletter 6 9th October

Last Newsletter this half term This is the last newsletter this term. Thank you to everyone for all of their hard work and support in yet another busy half term. I hope you all have a good holiday and enjoy the break from the normal routine of the school. A reminder that we finish on Wednesday 21st October and return on Wednesday 4th November. School colour teams I was really pleased to see how much the children enjoyed their first team day. The ‘Wizard of Oz’ production was particularly successful and enjoyed by all. Next Friday, 16th October we will be counting the number of team points for each colour. The team with the most points will have a mufti day on Monday 19th October. The winning team will be told on Friday 16th but we will not be sending a note home, we hope the children will be so proud of themselves, they should remember to tell you! But obviously you can check with your child’s class teacher! New Pre-school Room: Thursday 15th October Please come and have a look! A reminder that on Thursday 15th October at the start of the school day (from 8.30am) as well as at the end of the school day (from 3.15pm) the Pre-School room will be open for you to have a look in. Mr Cheetham, our new Chair of Governors will be there as well as myself. If you have any ideas or suggestions for our new School Improvement Plan (SIP) please do not hesitate to let us know when you come to see the building. The children are having a special whole school piece of homework during the next week and there is an information sheet regarding the School Improvement Plan in there as well. At the moment Mrs Edwards is using the new room for her Numeracy teaching and she will move into the current Pre-school room when they occupy their new building. Eco-Council News from Mrs Frost I am currently organising our new team and they will shortly be sending out their information sheet. In the meantime if you have got any printer cartridges to re-cycle please send them into the school office. School Photographs for the Paper/Website Next week we will be sending home the annual sheet for you to fill in regarding photographs and their use. Please take time to read the sheet carefully as it is not written by the school. As a general rule if you have replied ‘no’ to anything we do not include your child/children in photos as we frequently use them for a number of purposes. The list is only updated once a year, please return the forms promptly. Parent Information Meeting: ICT on Monday 30th November 6-7pm Mrs Redwood, our IT coordinator is running an evening meeting concerning esafety. This meeting is part of our school commitment to providing a safer learning environment for children whether they are at home or at school. We would really appreciate it if you could come, please sign up at the school office. We are currently writing an e-safety policy and would appreciate any comments concerning things you would like added in. E-safety concerns using the computer, mobile phones and other modern technologies. Finally……two reminders!  Harvest monetary donations on Monday, please put them on the school playground when you come into school, or in the hall if it is wet! Mrs Wills is drawing a chalk shape for us to put our coins in.  Thanks to the Parent’s who have offered their help next Friday, please come to the main office at 2pm.

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Charities There is a lovely bunch of flowers and a card in the main entrance of the school as a thank you to the school for the donations to the hospice. They were thrilled with your generosity – thank you. Once again we are supporting the Christmas Shoe Box appeal. If you would like to make one of these please return them to the school office straight after the half term holidays, or sooner if you wish! Information from the Friends Many thanks for all the lovely donations of cakes, we really appreciate your support and we raised £25.00. The date for the AGM will be sent out soon. It would be great to see some new people getting involved. Information from the Village Hall Committee The Village Hall Committee which has arranged for the following production to come to High Ham Village Hall on Friday 13 November at 7.30 pm. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Fairgame Theatre. An achingly beautiful fairy story. 'Bring the family along to this show with music to make your toes tap and magic to cheer & delight.' This performance is organised through the take art Village Performance Scheme. Tickets £9 adult, £5 children, to include refreshments. Info and tickets please call – 250295. Information from Pre-school Reminder - Pamper night We hope to see you at Kelways on Wednesday 14th October from 6.45pm for a great, girl's night. The treatments are booking up fast, so hurry and return your form to avoid disappointment. As well as the treats listed, an Indian head massage and a relaxing leg and foot massage is also now on offer. If beauty therapy isn't your cup of tea, you might like to bring along a couple of garments and get some personalised tips on colour and style from Louise, our image consultant, or talk to Julie who uses a simple tapping procedure to work on phobias, cravings or other emotional challenges. You are welcome to just come along to browse our lovely stalls, and maybe treat yourself or pick up a present or two. Tickets are £3, including a glass of wine/juice. There will be goodies from Pampered Chef, Virgin Vie, Chocoholics, Phoenix cards, as well as exclusive, handmade gifts and pictures from local designers and discounted perfume and make-up. Raffle tickets for the grand prize draw will be on sale every night in the playground so if you can't make it, you don't have to miss out on a chance to win a luxury facial and blow dry, a full cut and finish at Pure in Somerton, champagne and chocolates, a beauty hamper and lots, lots more. For more details or booking forms, please ask a member of the Pre-School committee. Information from Somerton Rugby Somerton RFC Youth Section We offer Rugby coaching for children from the U7 age group upwards, in a safe environment where youngsters can enjoy playing Rugby. All our coaches are RFC qualified and we meet every Sunday morning during the season at 10am at The Sports Ground, Gassons Lane, Somerton. We would like to encourage new players to come along, join in and have fun. Please contact Drew on 01458253392. If you have a notice you would like to put in the newsletter please email it to the school office.


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