Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Shoebox Appeal 2016

Leaflets for this year’s Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal have now gone out. If you wish to get involved, please send your finished shoebox into school by Friday 18th November.

If you would like more information on how to make your shoeboxes or what they are about, you can visit the Samaritan’s Purse website.

Upcoming Events

We hope you have all had a nice week and enjoyed any Halloween festivities.  As always, the run-up to Christmas will fly by.  Below are some key events for this term.


The Book Fair – 01/07.11.16

The Book Fair is now open after school in the Ocean Room.  Please visit via the door onto the playground.


Children in Need – 18.11.16

During the week commencing 14th November we will be selling the Children in Need wristbands in school (These are £1 each).  On the Friday, the children are invited to ‘Wear a Onesie’ for Children in Need and bring a £1 donation.


Open Numeracy Lessons – w/c 07.11.16

You, or other family members, are invited to work alongside your child in a ‘normal’ numeracy lesson. Please limit participants to a maximum of two adults per child and do not bring younger siblings.

The timings are:

Year 3                    Monday 7th November                 09:00 – 09:30

Year 4                    Tuesday 8th November                09:00 – 09:30

Year 5                    Thursday 10th November             09:00 – 09:30

Year 6                    Wednesday 9th November           09:00 – 09:30

Please use the Office entrance to attend your child’s open numeracy lesson.


Remembrance Day – 11.11.16

Poppies are now available in school.  We are asking for a minimum donation of 50p.  On Friday 11th November year 6 will be representing Signhills at the Remembrance Gate Service (at the top of Seaview Street) if you would like to join them.


Operation Christmas Child (Shoeboxes) – 18.11.16

May thanks to those of you who have already filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Please ensure that any shoeboxes are brought into school by Friday 18th November.


e-Safety Information Meeting – 22.11.16

As part of our e-Safety provision, we have arranged for a day of training, led by Alan McKenzie of ‘e-safety adviser’.   The day will comprise of training for staff, pupils, parents and governors.  We would therefore like to invite you to an information session at 6pm.  The session will cover awareness of the child protection risks related to e-safety, tailored to a home environment. This is a 60-minute session for parents and guardians, looking into e-safety issues and risks to children whilst using digital technology. This is also an opportunity for parents to ask for advice and guidance about any related issues.


Christmas Fair – 9.12.16

The Christmas Fair will take place on Friday 9th December between 2.45pm and 3.45pm.  As in previous years, stalls will be replicated in both the Infants and Juniors.  Junior children will be allowed to attend the junior fair unsupervised from 2.45pm to 3.15pm, when they will be dismissed.  If you wish to meet your child, please arrange a place with them as they will not be in their classroom when the doors open.  As it always is, the fair will be extremely busy.  Please do not bring pushchairs where possible.

Any donations for the Chocolate Tombola will be gratefully received and ‘Lucky Bags’ will be available for the children to create nearer the time.


Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day – 12.12.16

On Monday 12th December we will be having our Christmas dinner. A slip will be sent out soon for those children who do not normally have a school meal, but would like to have one on that day.  We will also use that day as our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ to really get us in the Christmas spirit.  A donation will be made to the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day appeal from the Christmas Fair proceeds.


Cinema Visit – 16.12.16

We will be visiting the cinema on the morning of the last day of term.  More details, with permission slips, will be sent when we know which films are available to us.


End of Term – 16.12.16

As we have done previously, we are offering parents the option to collect their children (or them making their own way home) at 2.30pm on the Friday that we break up.  A letter will be issued nearer the time.  As has happened previously, whilst some families have taken advantage of this opportunity, other children have stayed to the end of the school day, completing festive activities and playing games.


If you require any further information about any of the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.