All Saints C.E. Primary School -- Newsletter 16th January 2015 -Furlong Close, Alrewas.Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7EF. Telephone 01283 790174 Fax 01283 792853. Email [email protected] Welcome Back! Happy New Year to all of you! Thanks so much for all of the cards, gifts and kind messages delivered before Christmas. They were very much appreciated. Punctuality We have spoken to the children about punctuality and are keen to encourage good habits. At present, we keep informal records for lateness but in the future we will be recording a ‘late’ mark, for any children arriving after the register has been called. The new arrangements on KS1 playground have already had a positive impact with punctuality, and morning lessons are able to start even more promptly. We really do appreciate your support with this and feel it will help to foster good habits for secondary school and beyond. We are a Nut Free School For the safety of children who have nut allergies, it is important that no one brings nuts or nut products into school. Thank you for your co-operation. Seeing Teachers We operate an ‘open-door’ policy and are always happy to see parents. Often, quick queries/messages can be passed on and/or sorted at the gate at the beginning or end of the day. However, if you do need to see your child’s teacher, please telephone to make an appointment or ask at the office. Thank you. Staffing There has been a small change with staffing arrangements in Lynx. Mrs Haycock has increased her hours so that she is teaching Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Miss Allin has reduced her hours and will be working Monday and Tuesday. Dates: Wed 28th Jan - Parent Workshops2:30 & 6:00pm more info to follow th Thu 5 Mar – Parent Consultations 5:00pm – 8:00pm Tues 10th Mar– Parent Consultations 3:30pm – 6:00pm Wed 25th Mar - Easter Service KS2 – 1:45pm Church Fri 27th Mar – Easter Assembly Bobcats & Kittens 9:45 am in school Fri 27th Mar - Easter Assembly Leopards Lynx Tigers 10:45am in School Fri 13th Feb – Last day before half term break Parent Assemblies: 20th Jan – Jaguars 3rd Feb – Ocelots 13th Feb – Cougars -- Please note that this assembly has been moved from 12th to 13th Feb (text has been sent). Acorns Hospice Thanks so much for your generous contributions to the collections which were made available during our Christmas concerts and services. We raised approx. £400. John Allan wishes to pass on his appreciation. Term and INSET Dates for 2015-16 These will be made available next week. Poster Competition This year, we have introduced goals to help the children focus specifically on the skills needed to become a successful learner. These targets are our ‘Secrets of Success’. Teachers refer to specific targets in every lesson so that the children are aware of their success, in terms of their attitude to learning as much as their academic achievements. The 8 targets for the ‘Secrets of Success’ are shown below: In order to really promote these skills in school, we would like children to enter our poster competition. Children in all classes are invited to enter. They should choose one of the targets and design an A4 sized poster to promote the skills needed to achieve this goal. Make the poster bright and colourful and use as many illustrations as you like! The best entry from each class will win a prize and the winning posters will be displayed around school. Entries to Mrs Brockington by Friday 6th February. Donations of… Large pieces of cardboard and any wool that you may have spare will be gratefully received. Both are for Mrs Lamb’s Design Technology project. Thankyou. Welly Appeal Any old or outgrown pairs or single wellies required for Alrewas Show Competition work. Please send into Miss Allin or Mrs Peach. Thank you. JTHS Pantomime Next week John Taylor are putting on a production of Cinderella on the evenings of Wednesday 21st January and Thursday 22nd January. The cast consists of students and staff, in fact Mr Holmes and Mr Thorpe who some pupils may know from the Maths workshops are playing the Ugly Sisters (not to be missed!) The show is on the 21st and 22nd January, starting at 7.30pm, tickets are available from John Taylor High School and cost £3.50 for concessions and £6 for adults. All money raised will be going to cancer Research (as voted by the cast).
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