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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 www.richmond.gov.uk/cycling_safety .
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 www.richmondorchestra.org.uk 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 http://web01.homeaccess.org.uk/ 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
www.dec.org.uk 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
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