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Atwood Primary School, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon CR2 9EE
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                                                               Issue 05/10 - 1 April 2010

                                                          the children in the school (apart from the afternoon
  Reception Places 2010                                   Nursery) will be photographed before lunch! We will
                                                          begin with the youngest children, so if they come
Croydon Council sent parents their letter of an           to school looking smart, they should be fine for the
offer of a primary school place for Reception earlier     photo.
this month. This year offers have been made to 60         The date for the photo is Tuesday 4th May. On
parents, made up of:                                      this day, all children must come to school in full
21 siblings (of which 16 are currently in our Nursery),   ‘winter’ uniform (ie no dresses).
16 other children currently in our Nursery,
23 ‘new’ children.
Any nursery parents who have not been successful in
                                                              Governor Election
gaining a place at Atwood, and who would like their       Many thanks to those who stood for election in the
child to join us in September, should ensure that their   recent parent governor election. The two parents
child’s name is on our waiting list by contacting our     elected were Mr Rob Anderson and Mr Michael
office.                                                   Goddard.

  Holiday                                                     Summer Dresses
Children break up for the Easter holiday today, and       When we return after Easter, girls who wish to may
return on Tuesday 20th April. We wish you all a           wear an Atwood summer dress. This is blue checked
peaceful and relaxing holiday!                            (not striped) only (NOT navy, and NOT with a white
                                                          collar - the collar should be of the same material as the
  Library Opening                                         dress) - available from M&S, Asda, Tesco, etc. Please
On Friday 23rd April Chris Powling will officially open   note that these are one-piece dresses and not separate
our library with the children during the day. Year 5      skirts and tops. Girls who wish to wear separates,
will be returning from their three days away at Carroty   should wear their normal grey skirt and white shirt
Wood on that day, but that could not be avoided.          with tie.
On 23rd April we are encouraging all the children         Girls in Reception may also wear a summer dress,
(Nursery to Y6) to come to school dressed as any          and may also have an Atwood cardigan (available only
book character (if they wish to). This is not a           from Dick Townley Sports).
competition, and therefore there is no pressure on        Summer dresses may be worn from April up to
parents to produce elaborate costumes! We delayed         October half term if the weather is warm enough.
a dressing-up day from World Book Day in order to
make our library opening even more special.
                                                              Staff Changes
                                                          We are sorry to say ‘goodbye’ to Benny, one of our
  Whole School Photograph                                 cleaners, who has had to stop work for health reasons,
                                                          and to Dawn Johnson, who has given up being a
Our 50th anniversary provides another opportunity
                                                          lunchtime supervisor after eight years, in order to
to have a whole-school photograph taken. We are
                                                          pursue other interests. They will both be greatly
moving into the 21st Century by not having to worry
about scaffolding and bad weather. On this occasion
each child and member of staff will be photographed
individually, and the whole-school photograph created
                                                              Coming soon...
from these images. The Parents’ Association have          •   Safeguarding children and site security
seen a sample of the result and it is very effective.     •   Healthy packed lunches
Nice Smile say that it is a very fast process, and all    •   Parental perception survey

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