Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to our first Spring term newsletter. We have lots of exciting events this term – please check our dates for diaries section for more information.
Welcome back to Mrs Calvert!
We are pleased to welcome back Mrs Calvert, after her travels round India. She is very pleased to be back teaching in Year 1/2 Class.
We are also pleased to welcome Mrs Palmer who is teaching in Year 5/6 class in the afternoons – a class share with Mrs Brown who is teaching in the mornings.
Mobile Phone Numbers
Please make sure that the office has any new mobile phone numbers that you’ve got over Christmas.
Our New Library
Our new library is fitted and being stocked with books by Mrs Lambert, Mrs Bates and their trusty team of parent helpers. Thanks to all who have helped to make this a success. Please help us to keep raising money by getting as many sponsors as possible for our ‘Where’s Wally? Walk’ on Friday 2nd February. See library letter for further details.
In order to boost the number of books in our library, we are having a Travelling Book Fair in school from Wednesday 7th to Tuesday 13th February. This will be in the school hall straight after school each day from 3.15 until 4.00 pm. World Book Day Vouchers can be used at the fair too. Please come along and help by buying a book. Every purchase means commission for library books for our children.
Grand Opening of the library Thursday 15th March 2018 2 – 3 pm – all welcome.
Teaching staff have been asked by a number of different parents to complete their passport applications. Whilst teachers are very obliging, please note that this is very time-consuming and therefore in the future we will be asking for a donation of £10. per passport, to be paid into school fund to buy equipment for pupils.
SATs Evening for Parents – 12.2.18
Please note that it is SATs week from 14.5.18 to 18.5.18 for children in Year 2 and Year 6. Please ensure that your child is in school that week.
Father John Leaving – 16.2.18 – 2.30 pm Service in Church
It is with regret that I have to tell you that Father John is leaving us to take up a post in Longnor. His last church Sunday Service will be on Sunday 11th February at 10 am. He is however, joining us for a worship in church on Friday 16th February at 2.30. All are welcome to both services.
As you know, schools are not able to grant holidays for pupils during school time, unless in very exceptional circumstances. Any holidays taken without permission will incur a penalty issued by Derbyshire County Council. Our term dates for the rest of the year are given below, so do check these before booking any trips.
Music Concert for Years 4, 5 and 6
Our children would like to share their musical abilities with you! All children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning to play an instrument this year and are inviting you to their mid-year concert on Friday 16th February 2018 at 9.15 am in the school hall. All are welcome.
World Book Day – 1.3.18
We are holding a special lunch for children to celebrate World Book Day.
Please ensure you book a Parents’ Evening appointment through our online system. You will be informed when this is up and running.
Monday 19.3.18 3.30 – 6.30 All teachers
Tuesday 20.3.18 3.30 – 4.30 Mrs Craig, Mrs Hall and Mrs Brown
Wednesday 21.3.18 3.30 – 4.30 Mrs Davison and Mrs Calvert
Easter Service – 23.3.18 – 2.30pm in Church
This will be held on the last day of term, 23.3.18 at 2.30 in church. All are welcome, and the children can be collected from their classrooms afterwards.