Archive for July, 2011

15th July 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Thank you

What a wonderful afternoon tea and summer fair! Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun. Lots of parents joined their children during early afternoon to look at the children’s work and end of learning journey celebrations before taking part in the afternoon tea. It is always such a special feeling to look round and see how well supported the school is by parents, carers and families. We are also extremely grateful for the team of parents from the PTA who all work so hard to put on these events for us. Sadly there are a few of the team leaving the school now after many years and to them (you know who you are) a tearful, but special, thank you for all you have done for us over the years including the laughter and friendship. We will miss you.

PTA Raffle

We have 2 raffles on the go at the moment. One for the usual luxury prizes and another for the prize of an iPad 2 and a set of decoupage  chairs and a table. Raffle tickets are still on sale at the school office. The draw will take place on Tuesday.

African Eco-craft Fair

Year 5 raised £203 at their eco fair yesterday. The children made a variety of items for the fair to help raise funds for those suffering following the drought in Africa. The money will go to Save the Children fund for the East Africa Drought appeal.

Another Thank You

The Nursery cake sale and raffle raised £308 for the Nursery. Thank you to Candy for organising the event and to Friends for Leather, Body Shop and Kathmandu for donations to the raffle.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Year 1 with 1 late mark and in the Juniors, Year 5 with 3 late marks. Well done to both classes for being so punctual!
The overall winners this term for punctuality are in the infants: Year 1 and in the Juniors Year 4. Congratulations to both classes who each win the grand sum of £25 to spend however they wish.

Tutu and Wig Day

For no reason what so ever other than it’s the end of term and our last day will be a dressing up day with everyone wearing a tutu and a wig. Why a tutu and a wig you may be asking, well I have no idea other than this is Middle Street and what else would you expect.

Lost Property, PE Bags and Everything Else

Please could you check lost property, take PE bags and other items from children’s pegs and drawers home on Monday. Please don’t forget lunch boxes too. Anything left will either go to charity or be thrown away.

Tables Anyone?

Year 1 and Year 6 are having new tables in their classrooms which means we need to dispose of the old ones. If you would like a table or two to have at home please let us know.

Middle Street Adult Choir

I hope you enjoyed the Middle Street choir performance at the summer fair, we certainly had great fun performing for you all. If you would like to join the Middle Street Adult choir or know someone else who may be interested please read the information on the reverse of the Friday News.

Parent Governor Elections

Here’s something for you to think about over the summer holidays; there will be parent governor vacancies on the Middle Street Governing body coming up next term.  This may be a role you are interested in taking on; if so, look out for a letter at the beginning of next term with more information.

Brighton Football Academy

If your child is interested in booking a place on the Brighton Football Academy summer holiday course, please collect an application form from the table in the foyer by the parents’ notice board. For more information read the poster on the notice board.

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July and return to the new school year on Tuesday 6th September.
Nursery children return on Monday 12th September.

This is the last Friday News, so good luck and goodbye to those of you moving on to pastures new and we look forward to seeing everyone else again in September for more fun and laughter. Have a fantastic sunny summer holiday!

8th July 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011

City in Bloom

The judges from City in Bloom visited the school on Wednesday lunchtime to judge our entry to the competition. The gardening club children also had their photos taken for the event.

Nursery Sports Day

Nursery held their sports day sessions on Tuesday and today. Lots of fast running and other exciting events took place and lots of fun was had by all. Each child was awarded a special mini gold cup to mark the event.

Athletic Championships

Our super talented athletes took part in the Brighton and Hove schools athletics championships on Monday. We came 3rd overall in our division. Well done and thank you to all those children who took part.

Swimming Gala

A group of Middle Street excellent swimmers took part in a swimming gala at the Prince Regent pool on Wednesday. Everyone did very well with the girls coming 3rd overall in Brighton and Hove. Well done and thank you to all who took part.

Dance Festival

This evening year 5 children are performing at the Dome as part of the schools family festival. Good luck Year 5!

Performing Arts Day

We enjoyed another fabulous Middle Street performing arts day yesterday. Every class had an opportunity to perform during the day which they did brilliantly. It was also lovely to see so many parents and carers joining us at different times through the day. Your happy smiling faces were a treat to watch as you enjoyed the performances.

Parker Pen Donation

We were recently pleased to accept a generous donation of Parker Pens from Mr Francis Benham of the Parker Pen Company. The donation is greatly appreciated by us all.

Meet the Teacher

Children meet their new teacher on Friday 15th July.

Open Afternoon and Summer Fair.

Parents and carers are invited in on Thursday 14th July from 2.00 to look through their child’s work from the year. When you have done that you are invited to come along to the hall to enjoy an afternoon of fun put on for us by the school’s parents association.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 parents and carers are invited to our Year 6 leaver’s assembly on Wednesday 20th July at 1.30.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Years  2 and 1 with 1 late marks, and in the Juniors years 4,5 and 6 with 1  late mark. Well done to those classes for being so punctual!

Parents Association

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to a number of parents who have been very active in raising funds for the school through the parents association. They have been outstanding in their commitment to the school and raising grand sums of money for us. We would like to say a big thank you to all of them and we will miss them very much. Many have been parents at the school for many years (I can’t quite imagine the school without them). We are of course now looking for other parents and carers who would like to join those parents left to help ensure the Parents Association continues into the future. Do let me or the office know if you are interested in joining the association.

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July and return to the new school year on Tuesday 6th September.

Nursery children return on Monday 12th September.

1st July 2011

Friday, July 1st, 2011

A Great Time at Little Canada

 Year 6 arrived back safe and sound after enjoying lots of fun and adventures on the Isle of Wight. They stayed at the activity centre; Little Canada for the weekend accompanied by Mr Smart, Ms Bennett, Mr Baker and Ms Bish. Mr Smart has said how very proud he was of the children and their excellent behaviour throughout their stay. Iexpect there will soon be some pictures of their adventures on the website. Don’t forget to look out for them. Thank you to the adults who kindly gave up their weekend to accompany the children.

 Author Visitor 

Jack Trelawney the author chatted to children from Key Stage 2 about the books he has written. Jack had attempted to join us for book week but his car broke down. Luckily he had no problems reaching us on Tuesday. 

Hello Workshop 

Young people from Chailey Heritage School joined us today to show us different ways of communicating. These young people are overcoming their various difficulties withcommunication using alternative methods.

Middle Street in Bloom

 You may have noticed a magical transformation in the raised flower beds leading up to the school entrance. This transformation has occurred with the help of the Gardening club and a donation of funds for plants from Sunns the florists. Paley O Connor, a parent volunteer has entered the school in the ‘City in Bloom’ competition. Judging takes place at 11am on 6th July, so keep your fingers crossed.

 Nursery Cake Sale

 Nursery are holding a cake sale on Friday 8th July at 3.15. All donations of cakes gratefully received and please deliver on the day. There will also be a raffle, donations for this will also be gratefully received.

 Dates to Remember

 Performing Arts Day: 7th July
There will be performances all day and parents and carers are welcome to come in and watch their child’s performance and other classes too if they wish.

 Meet the Teacher
Children meet their new teacher on Friday 15th July

 Open Afternoon: Thursday 14th July at 2.00.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly: Wednesday 20th July at 1.30. 

On Time Teds

The winners this week are, in the Infants; Year 1 with 0 late marks and in the Juniors year 4 with 2 late marks. Well done to both classes for being so punctual!

 Sensible footwear

 Please make sure your child has sensible footwear on, which allows them to run around safely in theplayground. Please avoid flip flops.

 Year 3

Swimming for year 3 begins on Thursday 7th July.

 Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July and return to the new school year on Tuesday 6th September. Nursery children return on Monday 12th September.