Newsletter 116 - 8.1.10 by xyd75631


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Beyond the School
Police Surgeries                                                                              School Newsletter 117                               22nd January 2010
Come and meet your local Safer Neighbourhood Team after school from 3-4pm at
The Pavilion on Twickenham Green on 19th January, 6th February, 16th March, 13th
April, 11th May, 8th June , and 6th July . There will be FREE cycle & property marking.                  Archdeacon Cambridge’s
You can talk to the team about issues that affect you or just meet the team.                                   Church of England Primary School
Adult Cycling Courses                                                                                                     Tel: 020 8894 4777
If you love to cycle with your children but either can’t ride, or don’t have the          “Challenge and success for every child in a happy, nurturing, Christian environment.”
confidence to ride on-road, and you would like to improve your cycling skills. The
London Borough of Richmond will be holding adult cycling courses during the spring
and summer. The cost of the course is £15 (free for those on certain benefits) contact
020 8487 5131 or see .
                                                                                          D     ear Parents and Friends,

                                                                                          Part of being in the school community means that everyone helps where they can.
Richmond Orchestra Children’s Concert 2010                                                The recent snow brought out great community spirit as many of you responded to
The Richmond Orchestra presents an animal themed concert to include: Puss In              my request to help clear the playgrounds. A team of energetic volunteers cleared
Boots, excerpts from Saint-Saems Carnival of the animals, plus an introduction to the     large sections of each of the playgrounds—thank you to all of them and also to
instruments of the orchestra. The concert takes place on Sunday 31st January 2010         those who came ready to help the previous day but were snowed off. We are
at 3.00pm at The German School. Petersham, TW10 7AH. Tickets £7 Adults, £3                hoping the rest of the half term will be eventful in a less extraordinary way!
Children under 16. Refreshments will be on offer after the concert.
For information and tickets see or call 020 8547
Transport for London                                                                      Janet Foster
TFL advise that there will be changes to routes 33, 72, 209, 283, 419, and 485             Headteacher
during closure of Hammersmith Bridge between January - March 2010. The Bridge will
close from 8.00pm on Friday 22nd January to 5.00am on Monday 25th January and             Class Assemblies                            Parent Consultation Evenings
at the same times the following 7 weekends until 15th March. The bridge will also         Parents are warmly invited to join us for   A reminder that these take place on:
close for 9 days over half -term from 8.00pm Friday 12th February to 5.00am on            Class Assemblies which take place at        Tuesday 2nd February
Monday 22nd February.                                                                     9.05am on the following dates:              4.00-6.30pm (Reception—Year 6)
Home Access Programme                                                                             Friday 12th March—Yr 5              Thursday 4th February
Home Access is the government programme which will help ensure more children                      Friday 19th March—Yr 6              6.00-8.30pm (Reception—Year 6)
have access to technology at home to support home learning. Grants are available for              Friday 26th March—Yr 1
computers and internet packages for low income families. You can apply and see                                                        A list of Parent Consultation appointments
                                                                                          Children involved in class assemblies do    will be available in the Small Hall after
guidelines at Grant Helpline 0121 748 1471.               not wear school uniform on the day of       school on Thursday 28th January for
Earthquake in Haiti Appeal                                                                their class assembly.                       parents to book their appointment.
The Disasters Emergency Group (DEC) of which Christian Aid is a member, has
                                                                                                                                      Parents who work may like to send two or
launched an emergency appeal to assist the people of Haiti after the recent                             Journey—
                                                                                          Year 6 School Journey—2010                  three suggestions for suitable times to
earthquake. If you would like to help by making a donation visit the DEC website at                                                   their child’s Class Teacher who will do or telephone 0370 606 0900.                                                A reminder that the final two               their best to accommodate these requests.
                                                                                          instalments of £70 each are due on:
                                                                                                                                      The next Nursery parent teacher
                                                                                          •       Friday 5th February                 consultation evening will take place in the
                                                                                          •       Friday 5th March                    summer term 2010.
Health Week                                   Drama Club News                              PTA News                                         Attendance and Punctuality
          As parents are aware we will        Members of Drama                                                                              Although it was a difficult term with much
                                                                                           Summer Fete
                                              Club are now                                                                                              sickness, seventy five certificates
          be holding our second Health                                                     The inaugural meeting for the Summer
                                                                                                                                                        have been awarded for 100%
          Week in school between 1st          rehearsing for their                         Fete 2010 will be held in the Prince Albert
                                                                                                                                                        attendance and excellent
          and 5th February.                   next production. They                        pub, on Hampton Road, next Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                                        punctuality for the Autumn Term.
                                                                                           27 January, from 8.30 pm. All welcome,
We will be encouraging healthy eating         will be performing                           whether you want to volunteer or just to
                                                                                                                                                        Congratulations to all those
                                              ‘Matilda’ in the Large Hall at                                                                            children who received one.
throughout the week in a range of ways                                                     find out more about what is involved. This
including cooking activities and talking      7.00pm on Thursday 11th February.            will be a brainstorming session and will         Parents are reminded that children who arrive
in class about the composition of a           We hope to see as many members               last no more than 1 hour. If you want to         in school after the registers close are
balanced meal. Parents of children who                                                     come along, call Emma on 07710 472864            recorded as an unauthorised absence for the
                                              of the school community as possible          or just turn up on the night.                    session. The school day starts at 8.50am
bring a packed lunch into school can
                                              in the audience. Tickets will be                                                              and children should be on site in good time
support Health Week by ensuring the
contents of lunch boxes are wholesome
                                              available for sale in the Infant             Rugby Parking                                    for a prompt start to each day.
                                              Playground from Monday 1st                   The Six Nations Championship is back in
and nutritious.                                                                                                                             We will be holding an Attendance and
                                              February for a very reasonable £2.           February and we will welcome volunteers
                                                                                                                                            Punctuality week beginning 16th March and
We would like to offer the children a                                                      to help with parking and “car-sitting”. If you
                                                                                                                                            attendance figures will be published in the
range of activities aimed at promoting                                                     can spare a couple of hours on a Saturday        school newsletter.
                                                                                           or Sunday, please talk to Tina Hedge or to
healthy lifestyles, e.g. sport, yoga,         Change of address or contact                 your class rep.
dance. We will also be talking to             details
children about staying healthy in mind
                                                                                           Dates for the Diary                              Headlice can be an ongoing problem within
and body and developing co-ordination         Please could you advise the School
                                              Office if your contact details have           Fri 22nd Jan          Children’s Disco          the school. We ask parents to be vigilant
through circus skills.
                                              changed. It is important that we have                                                         and to treat any cases which they are
In order to make the week a success we                                                      Wed 27 Jan            Summer Fete kick          aware of in their own family. Girls and boys
                                              up to date information on file so that if                           off meeting
would like to invite any parent who has a                                                                                                   with long hair should tie it back. Where
                                              children are unwell we are able to reach
related skill to offer the children some of                                                 Fri 29th Jan          Year 4 Cake Sale          staff notice a live infestation, children will
                                              parents or carers.                                                                            be sent home for treatment as it is easily
their time. Parental support would be
appreciated for cooking or sports             Those parents who have subscribed to          Sat 6th Feb           Rugby Parking             communicable.
activities. Parents willing to talk to the    Parentmail, and have an online account,                                                       The forthcoming half term break offers the
children about how to stay fit and            should make changes to their                                                                  opportunity for checking for and treating
healthy or a particular sporting              Parentmail contact details themselves.       Girlguiding                                      any cases of headlice. It is particularly
achievement of their own would be very        Parents who have only submitted a            World Thinking Day                               important that parents re check treated
welcome. Please speak to Ms DuBery or         mobile number only for Parentmail will       22nd February 2010                               hair after 7 days to ensure that there is no
Mr Bowen if you are able to help in this      need to alert the school office to the                                                        reinfestation.
way.                                          necessity to update Parentmail contact       Guiding is celebrating it’s                      Further advice can be sought from our
                                              details in the event of a change to that     Centenary! Any pupils who are members            school Nurse, Jane Bradwell. Should you
                                              phone number.                                of the Girl Guides (i.e. Rainbows,               require any additional information or
Uniform Matters                                                                            Brownies, Guides, Senior Section or              advice on how to treat the problem
A reminder that as girls stop wearing                                                      Adult Leaders) will be allowed to wear           thoroughly, we recommend you approach
                                              Poppy Appeal                                                                                  your chemist.
tights that white socks are part of our                                                    their Guiding Uniform to school on World
                                              The Royal British Legion would               Thinking Day when Girl Guides and Girl
uniform. Long hair should be tied             like to thank everyone who sup-
back. If replacing outgrown shoes                                                          Scouts throughout the world remember             School Nurse Open Door
                                              ported the Poppy Appeal. The
please ensure children have black                                                          each other and reaffirm their                    Jane Bradwell, our School Nurse, is offering
                                              school raised a total of £76.17. All funds
leather shoes. Trainer shoes are not                                                       commitment to international friendship           regular ‘open door’ confidential advice
                                              raised help them to continue their vital
                                                                                           and understanding.                               sessions. Her next session will be on
acceptable.                                   welfare and benevolent work.                                                                                            8.40am.
                                                                                                                                            Thursday 4th February at 8.40am

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