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Newsletter 2 – 1 October 2013


Dear Parents / Carers


Parent Helpers

We are always in need of parent volunteers in school e.g. to hear readers, do sewing, cooking or gardening.  Please see the school office if you are interested.  Due to Safeguarding regulations, you will need to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) form.



We are only in our fourth full week back to school and already lateness is creeping up!  School starts at 8.45am.  Children are very anxious when they arrive late and it can disturb the dynamics of the lesson.  Please arrive on time.   


Due to Government regulations, all holidays will be unauthorised during term time unless it is an exceptional circumstance.  The Governing Body will be discussing whether we will issue the fining option which the Government has also suggested. 


Parent – Teacher Consultations

Parent – teacher consultations will take place on Tuesday 22nd October at 3.30 – 5.30pm and Wednesday, 23rd October at 4.00 – 6.00pm.  This will be an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress this half term and agree learning targets and ways you can support your child at home.  Appointment lists will be available in your child’s classroom by the end of the week.


Children starting School in September 2014

Will your child be celebrating their 4th birthday between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014?  If so, you will be able to apply for a school place from 1st November either online at www.hants.gov.uk/admissions or collect a paper application form from the school.  The application deadline is Wednesday 15th January 2014.


We shall be holding an Open Morning on Tuesday 12th November and Thursday 21st November from 9.15 – 10.30am including an Open Evening on Tuesday 26th November at 5.00 – 6.00pm for Reception children who will be joining us in September 2014.  This will be an opportunity to visit the school and view daily practice.  Please pass on this information to any families in the local community with 4 year old children.


Lunchtime Supervisor

We are looking to recruit 3 Lunchtime Supervisors to cover lunchtimes between 12.00 – 1.15pm.  Please see the office staff for an application form and further details.


Y2 Wizard Convention

Unfortunately, we have to change the date of the Y2 Wizard Convention to parents.  This is now planned for Monday 21st October at 9.00am.  We would like the children to dress up in a witch / wizard costume to enable the children to get into the role of the character.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Friday Celebration Assembly

In order that we start assembly promptly at 9.00am, we need to get all eight classes seated in the hall quickly.  Any latecomers or parents whose child is being awarded a certificate will be requested to wait in the porch to reduce the traffic in the office area.



We have recently had complaints about parents smoking just outside the school gates.  If you need to smoke, please show some consideration for our neighbours and the children as they are entering school, by standing away from the gates whilst smoking.  Thank you for co-operation in this matter.


Key dates

21.10.13          Arts Week

21.10.13          Y2 Wizard Convention at 9.00a.m.

22.10.13          Parent Consultations at 3.30 – 5.30pm

23.10.13          Parent Consultations at 4.00 – 6.00pm

24.10.13          Break up at 3.15p.m.

25.10.13          INSET – Pupil Progress

04.11.13          School re-opens at 8.45a.m.


Yours sincerely