Newsletter 24th APril 2015

Issue No 27-2014/15
Christian value for the week is:
Please clearly
label all cardigans &
Thank you
24th Apr 2015
School Registration
(Willow, Chestnut,
Beech, Oak)
Each week we will have a focus on an
important value in our school which will
be high profile in class and feature in
Kelsi was placed 5th in the Winter League Dressage finals on
KS1- 8.55am
(Lime, Cherry & Ash)
Reporting Absence
Please notify the office of
absence and the reason for it
before 9.00am each day. Tel:
01373 822902 or e-mail
[email protected]
Scholastic Book Orders in by
Monday 27th April please
Toby Morris completed Stage 1 swimming
Elsie has gone through to the 2nd round for the
500 word competition
Wilf exceeded all expectations at the swimathon on Sunday.
He started by swimming 1000m without stopping and ended
up swimming nearly 1300m of the team's 1.5k swim - Wilf is
getting closer to his fundraising target of £180 for Marie
Curie and there is still time to sponsor him. Please help to
recognise his amazing achievement by sponsoring him at
Well done to Ellie, Tom and their mums who swam a 200
length relay in the Swimathon raising £250 for Marie Curie.
Thank you to all who sponsored.
Week Ending 27/03/15
Learning time lost: Last week = 19.5 days
If paying by cheque please make
cheques payable to ‘Acorn Education
Thank you
Best Weekly Class
Attendance Trophy
Last week the winners were
Ash & Beech
Class Photos
Friday 1st May
Dates for your Diary
Sophie (10)
Ever thought about learning to sail?
We offer RYA qualified training to
anyone aged 8or over
• Using the lake next to Westbury
Railway Station, we offer an
allocated night per week from
April to October
• Boats & buoyancy aids are
provided, just bring some old
trainers and layers of clothing
For more information please visit
29th Apr
Beech Class Celebration Assembly
1st May
Class Photos
4 May
Bank Holiday
6th May
Chestnut Class Celebration Assembly
8th May
Rugby Tournament at Westbury Rugby Club
w/c 11 May
13th May
Willow Class Celebration Assembly
w/c 18th May
Governor Week
20th May
Ash Class Celebration Assembly
20 May
Frome Tag Rugby Tournament
21st May
Swimming Gala
23rd-25th May
Village Scarecrow Trail
w/c 25th May
1 Jun
Teacher Training Day
13th Jun
Summer Fayre 10am – 2pm
22nd Jul
Break up for Summer Holiday
26 Jul Community Seaside trip to Weymouth (details to follow)
1st Sep
Autumn Term begins
[email protected]
Celebration Assembly
Every Wednesday 2.30pm
70th Anniversary of VE Day
A chain of more than 100 Beacons will be lit
across the length & breadth of the country on
Friday 8th May to celebrate light emerging from
the darkness of war & the triumph of the human
spirit. A chance to remember lost loved ones &
the sacrifices they made to secure the peace we
all enjoy today.
Westbury Town Council will be holding a
Beacon Lighting Ceremony & tribute on:
Fri 8 May
The Beacon is situated near the White Horse hill carving.
The Beacon will be lit by the Mayor of Westbury
at approx. 9.30pm & the bells from All Saints
Church will simultaneously ring to mark this
momentous moment
Join us to celebrate the children’s work
Corsley Tennis Club is offering professional coaching to 7-10 year olds on
Saturday afternoons from 4-5 pm beginning on April 18th. Coaching sessions
will be held on the Club’s courts at Corsley Playing Field. If your child is
interested please ring Sandra on 01373 832202 or Jon 01373 859755 for
details. Reasonable fees, and rackets provided if required.
The Ridge Walk
Sun 21st June 2015
Take on the 13 mile trekking challenge!
every day is an open day
To book a tour when it’s convenient for
you contact our Admissions Team on
The charity Sense is on the lookout for people to join the 13 mile
trek across the beautiful Ridgeway in Wiltshire.
Sign up before the end of April 2015 and receive 50% off your
registration fee by quoting ‘FAX50’. (Usually £25)
For more information please contact the Events Team on
0300 330 9257
e-mail:[email protected]
or visit:
Staff training and cover arrangements for w/c 27th April:
Tues 28th April (pm)
Mrs Broad
Miss Driscoll to cover
This week Duncan the Gnome
was outside amongst the
Forget –me-nots
Scarecrow Trail for families in the community…
This FODS event is getting bigger every year, so we are giving you plenty of planning time!
This Scarecrow Trail will run from Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May.
The plan is for willing people to make a scarecrow to stand somewhere in the village - this
could be outside your house or even looking out of a window. If you don’t live in Dilton we
can organise a home for your scarecrow somewhere in the village.
Scarecrow Trail sheets will be sold for £3 per family and the challenge will be to find each
However, in order to organise this exciting event we need your help please, so if you would
like a chance of winning the prize for the favourite Scarecrow, it’s time to get planning.
This year the theme is ‘Famous People’
Please complete the slip below if you will be making a Scarecrow
and return to the school office by Friday 1st May
I will be making a Scarecrow …………………………………..……..…. (Name)
I will display it in ………….……...(Street name & house number) /I live outside Dilton
The FAMOUS PERSON will be ……………..………………………………..
Contact Number…………………………………………………………………
E-mail address ………………………………………………………………….
Dilton Marsh Church of England
Primary School
High Street, Dilton Marsh, Nr Westbury, Wilts. BA13 4DY - Tel/Fax 01373 822902
Headteacher – Mrs Judith Finney M.A., N.P.Q.H.
E.mail [email protected]
Catering Assistant
We require a Catering Assistant to join our busy catering team, providing meals for our children.
General Kitchen duties will include;
• Some food preparation
• Tidying and cleaning the kitchen to meet Environmental Standards
A level 2 food hygiene certificate would be an advantage but not essential as we can arrange for the
successful applicant to take this course.
Hours are 2 per day – 11.30 am to 1.30 pm each day - term time only. Hourly rate £7.00. It is
expected that the successful applicant would be able to pick up extra hours in the event of staff illness.
All visitors welcome
Closing date for applications Tuesday 5th May, 2015
For further details and an application form, please contact Ali Hyde, Administrative Officer, Dilton Marsh Church
of England Primary School, High Street, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4DY
Tel 01373 822902 or email [email protected]
Dilton Marsh CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be
subject to a full Discloure And Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
School Uniform Reminder
We seek parents’ co-operation in sending the children to school wearing appropriate clothing.
Our school uniform consists of a white polo shirt, maroon sweatshirt or cardigan (with school
logo) and black or grey trousers/skirt. In the summer, a red and white gingham check dress
and plain white socks for the girls and black or grey shorts and grey or black socks for the boys.
Shoes should be black, open-toed shoes can only be worn with socks.
P.E. clothing is a change of white shirt, navy shorts and trainers/daps, which must be kept in
school for the whole week. A drawstring bag is still the most suitable item in which to keep
this equipment. Space on and around the children’s pegs is very limited indeed.
Please ensure that all uniform is clearly named. You will appreciate that lost
unnamed items of school uniform are so similar that ownership can be