Weekly Newsletter from Mrs O'Neill

Issue 2 Spring
16th January 2015
∗ On Monday I was fortunately able to go with Y6 to The Mary Rose Exhibion. You would have been so proud of them. They
asked great quesons; moved around the galleries sensibly, full of interest and enthusiasm, learning so much about this
amazing Tudor warship. Thanks to Mr Tucke', Mrs Price, Mrs Lane and Mrs Jones for their preparaon and organisaon here.
∗ Cross curricular dance workshops connued this week thanks to Alex Sears and Tash Lock—children in Years 1 &3 loved them!
Thanks ladies.
∗ Yesterday, sadly we lost our friendly netball matches against St Lawrence; A Team 3-8, B Team 1-3 BUT they played really well
and didn’t lose heart! Thanks for organising this Miss Johnson and to all of the parents who transported and supported so
posively. To lose occasionally can be character building….
∗ The year 1 Wow day today saw all of the children and staff dressed as ‘Wild Things’ to support their learning inspired by
Maurice Sendak’s book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’—great fun.
∗ We are fielding a large cross country team at Reigate Priory tomorrow from 9.00 —do go and support if you can. Thanks to Mrs
Keen and Miss Maclean for organising and a'ending.
∗ Despite my previous requests, there are sll parents entering the school building prior to the beginning of the school day and
making their own way to classrooms to speak to teachers at this busy me of day when teachers are geAng ready to welcome
the children for the day ahead. If you need to speak to your child's class teacher, please speak to a member of the office team
who will be only too happy to assist you and put you in touch with the relevant teacher at the earliest opportunity or pass on a
message. Teachers will not be rude and ignore you, so it puts them in a very embarrassing posion.
Index to Pages
1.
Weekly message from Mrs O’Neill
2.
General Informaon
This is reminder that we have two Inset days in
January; Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd.
Ultimate Coaching will be running Sports
Activity Days here. Their flyer can be found on the
website under Clubs/Inset Day Clubs.
There is a meeting of the
PSA on Monday 19th
January at 7.30pm in 5B.
All welcome .
May we please ask that if you have
inadvertently taken home a visitor’s
badge that you return it to the
school office.
This is a reminder for Year 4 parents that
swimming has now started again. Every
week there are some 5 or 6 children who
forget their swimming kit.
Please encourage your child to be responsible for
getting their own swimming kit together on a Sunday
evening and remember to bring it into school on a
Monday morning.
There are still a few clubs with spaces available
for children to join, mainly those run by
external providers:
Constructa Club for KS2 on a Tuesday
Sports for All for KS1 on a Wednesday
German Club for KS2 on a Wednesday
Spanish Club for Year 3,4,& 5 on a Wednesday
Booking forms are available on the school website
under Clubs/Extra Curricular Clubs
CONGRATULATIONS to Luke Shepherd,
Adam Wilkes, Luke Whistlecroft, Henry Moodie and
Suzy Lecoutre who have qualified for the National Biathlon
Championships at the London Aquatics Centre on 28th
March (for girls) and 29th March (for boys).
This is a huge achievement and is a result of their hard work
and effort at the qualifiers last October.
Best of luck!
Inconsiderate parking is in the news again this week. Please, please
park in a considerate manner and be polite to our neighbours!
Henshaws Estate Agents in the village are looking
for a part-time sales administrator,
(3 days per week including alternate Saturdays).
Please contact Andrew Halliwell on 01483 285757 or
[email protected] if this is something that would interest you.
There is still a large amount of lunch money owing. We are now at the end of the
second week of term by which time, lunch money for the first half of the Spring
term should be paid unless you have an agreement to pay weekly. We do not have
the facility to lend people money so please pay promptly.
Long hair must be tied up; the entire head of hair up, off the neck. Far too many
children have hair which is just held back with a hair band. Loose hair encourages
the spread of headlice. Hair decorations/clips/hairbands should be
preferably green, black or brown and preferably not bright pink!
Please also remember that nail polish is not part of school uniform and children
wearing it will be asked to remove it with varnish remover in the school office.
FISH (Fun in the School Holidays)
Best of luck to all
our Year 4,5
FISH is celebrating 15 years of fun for
& 6 runners for the
young residents this year. The FISH
Cross Country event scheme continues to provide a range of
valuable fun art, sport and play
at Reigate Priory
opportunities to young residents aged 10
tomorrow.
to 16. The Guildford Borough Council
scheme will run at Kings College,
Thanks in advance to our teaching Guildford from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th
April. Prices start at just £60 per child per
team, Mrs Keen and Miss Maclean week, with a discounted rate for families
for training and working with
in receipt of certain benefits. Places are
also available for young people with
the children and to our PE
additional needs. For more information
Governor Mr Littlewood
please contact the FISH Administrator on
and all the other parents for going
01483 444769 or email
[email protected]
along in support.
Having a Summer function?
Instead of buying disposable plates, cups and cutlery, why not hire from the PSA?
The PSA now has 80 place settings of hotel quality for main course and pudding.
Available to hire at a cost of 50p per place setting/£1 for each loss or breakage.
For more info or to arrange a hire, email Diana Dixey on [email protected]