Dear parents and carers,
With ‘Operation Christmas’ in full-swing, here are some updates and notices;
9th December 9.30am – 10.30am Year 6 singing carols at Parkway Cinema
10th December 2.00pm Year 3 Christmas Concert
10th December 2.30pm – 3.30pm Year 6 Carols at Spar
11th December 9.30am & 6.30pm Year 3 Christmas Concert
12th December Christmas Jumper Day
12th December Christmas Dinner
12th December 2.30pm HSA Christmas Fair
15th December 3.35pm Christmas Film Show
19th December am Whole school visit to Parkway Cinema
19th December pm Toy Afternoon
19th December 3.35pm School closes for Christmas
6th January 2015 School opens to pupils
The Christmas Fair will start at 2.30pm on Friday 12th December. This year we are trying to ease congestion and therefore we will be having the same stalls in both the Infant and Junior halls. All the usual games can be found at either school, as will our special visitor in a red suit! Cakes and tea will be served in the Year 6 wing, and the raffle will be drawn in the Old hall at 4pm.
Raffle tickets can be purchased from the office during the week commencing Monday 8th December or from the school hall during the fair. Tickets cost £1 a strip.
Children may bring a small amount of money to spend. Charges for activities range from 10p to £1.
If you wish to, please make arrangements with your child as to where you want to meet them, e.g. New Hall/Old Hall. Children will not be able to leave before the end of the school day unless accompanied by an adult.
Cross Country Championships
Humberside Athletics Association are holding their 40th Annual Humberside Cross Country Championships on Sunday 4th January 2015.
We will not be entering as a team due to it being out of term-time, however if you wish for your child to participate in this event, or require more information, please pick up a letter and entry form from the school office. Entries must be in to Humberside A.A. by Monday 29th December, at the very latest.
Please find below a list of finishing dates for each After-School Club for the Autumn Term;
Guitar Club – 8th December
Fencing – 8th December
Arts & Crafts – 8th December
Dodgeball – 8th December
Kayaking – 15th December
Cheerleading – 9th December
Skipping Club – Finished (will not be continuing after Christmas)
Speech Choir – 9th December
Create & Stitch – 10th December
GTFC Football (Yrs. 3&4) – 10th December
Ballet (am) – 10th December
Choir – 17th December (No choir 10th December)
Martial Arts – 11th December
Multi Skills (am) – 11th December
Dance Club – Finished
Samba Drumming – 5th December
GTFC Football (Yrs. 5&6) – 12th December
If your child wishes to join any of the above clubs after Christmas, please phone / pop into the office / send your child for a letter.
We would like to thank all of our pupils and parents for all of your hard work and efforts with this year’s Shoebox Appeal. We managed to collect and donate a brilliant 133 boxes!
As you may well have seen, there have been concerns raised via the Telegraph regarding parking outside the school. Can I reiterate that, whilst we understand the difficulties and frustrations with parking at the start and end of the day, we ask all parents to be careful and courteous when on the school-run. Please ensure that whoever drops off / collects your child respects the parking restrictions that are in place, and the two crossing patrols who are there to help children arrive and leave safely.
The water fountains around school are coming to the end of their working lives. In discussion with the children (and staff) we are not going to replace them. Instead, all pupils will be provided with an academy drink bottle, early in the new year.
The latest newsletter from Alan MacKenzie is available via the academy website, Signhills News, or the office.
As part of our work to strengthen e-safety provision, we are intending to form an e-Safety Group, comprising of pupils, parents, staff and governors. The group will meet termly to review and develop all areas of e-Safety. If you may be interested in joining the group as a parental representative, please contact me.
For the next half-term, dinner money will cost £60.90. Please remember that you can pay for dinner money (and uniform and trips) online. If you require a registration code, or further information, please contact the office.
If I don’t see you at one of the up-coming events, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mr Steve Carr