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					 Newsletter No: 10                                                                Date: May 2009
 School Telephone No: 01454 867195                                    Absence Line: 01454 867198


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                            www.callicroftprimary.org.uk

Sports and Science Picnic Lunch The
deadline to order a picnic lunch for children
and adults is Monday 18th May. Could we
ask parents to send in separate payments,
because      unfortunately       our      new   HELP!!
computerized dinner money system will not       From time to time we have vacancies for
allow us to separate one payment between        casual lunch break supervisors to cover staff
children and parents who are visiting. We       absence. These positions provide a good
are sorry for any inconvenience.                opportunity and experience for adults
                                                considering a career change such as training
                                                as a Teaching Assistant.          If you are
                                                interested in this opportunity please pop in to
Sponsored Bounce We will be holding our         the school office for details.
annual fund raising event ‘The Sponsored
Bounce’ on Friday 26th June. This is on the
same day as the Wallace and Grommit
Wrong Trousers Appeal and 10% of the
funds we raise will go towards this charity.                    DEADLINES
This year we are hoping to raise funds to         Ash and Beech Class Willsbridge Mill Trip
help improve the outside environment on         Gym and Athletics Club – 2nd payment due £16
KS 1. We will also be setting aside funds to      Payments to be paid by Friday 15th May
ensure that the children benefit from
theatre visits during the school year. Please            Sports Science Picnic Lunch
look out for the forms which will be sent                Adults: £2.07 Child: £1.55
home early in term 6.                                 Orders by Monday 18th May please


Life Education Bus. We are fortunate this year to be able to book The Life Education Bus to
visit our school for two days, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May. The bus is a mobile classroom
specially designed to focus on health education. Each class will spend one session in the mobile
classroom learning about staying healthy and making informed choices. We have arranged for
a Parent session on Tuesday 19th between 8:45 and 9:00 –so please do drop in after taking
your children to school. A special note of thanks should go to the Friends of the school who
are paying 50% of the cost of this booking to ensure that all children have the opportunity to
visit this fascinating mobile classroom.
Clothes for a cause Thankyou to all parents and pupils who
supported the Clothes for a Cause appeal. As a school we
have raised £164 and provided valuable resources for people
in developing countries giving your children a greater
understanding of their role in the global community.
                                                                   Tissue Appeal In light of
                                                                   concerns about Swine Flu,
Building/Grounds Development In the next few weeks you             please   could   we   ask
may notice some changes to the playgrounds and updating of         parents to each donate a
KS2 classrooms. We are working with DHL to redecorate and          box of tissues to your
improve a number of areas across the school. Mr. Cole has          class.    This will help
already painted a new small group room in KS 2 and Mr.             prevent the spread germs.
Bishop has been involved in completing the greenhouse. This        Thank you.
together with investment in some new furniture continues our
commitment to improving the learning environment for all at
Callicroft Primary School.


The car park off Cavendish Road entrance is being used daily
for staff, who are aware that parents and children also use
                                                                        We would like to
this entrance. The entrance is open to pedestrians for your
                                                                   congratulate Mrs. Wathan,
convenience should you wish to use it.         Parents are
                                                                    who is expecting a baby in
responsible for their children at all times. We do have
                                                                   late November. We will be
dedicated pedestrian entrances on Rodway Road and Brighton
                                                                     appointing a temporary
Road. Children and Parents are reminded not to walk down
                                                                      teacher to cover her
the driveway at main entrance.
                                                                     maternity leave early in
                                                                      the next school year.


PE Can you please ensure children come to         Trespassing Now that the lighter nights
school with a proper PE kit every day. Most       are with us, could I please ask parents to
PE sessions will take place outside now the       remain vigilant and report anyone seen
weather is warmer and its really important        within the school boundary fence after
that children have either daps or trainers.       school hours to the police on 999. Thank
                                                  you for your co-operation.


School Uniform
Please can I remind parents to clearly label all children’s uniform and bags. In KS 2 there
have been a number of occasions recently when a PE kit has been left in the playground and
we have been unable to identify the owner as no items were labeled. In KS 1 pupils have
mistaken coats and clothes have been lost. Please help us ensure that this does not continue
to happen by talking with your child about their responsibility to look after their own clothes
when they come to school, come straight back into school if your child appears with an item
of clothes that is not theirs an above all labeling all belongings clearly.
Lost Property
We have a huge amount of lost property in both KS1 and KS2. Please check for any lost items
by Friday 22nd May. Anything left after this date will be disposed of.