19th June 2009

Well Done Samba Band!

Mr Brazil was very proud of the Samba Band who performed at the Family Festival last Friday. He tells me they were incredibly brilliant! Well done to all those who took part and thank you for being so brilliant!

Mr Brazil says: would you like to join him in Hove Park tomorrow (Saturday) where he will be making musical instruments out of old bicycle parts. This is part of the councils ‘Journey On’ Bike It week. You can join in the fun with Mr Brazil from midday.

Parking in Boyces Street

We appear to be having issues with parents and carers parking dangerously in Boyces Street. A local resident was verbally abused by a parent of the school on Wednesday when they were asked to move their car from the pavement which was blocking his door. I was very upset and embarrassed to hear about this and apologised to him on behalf of the school. Please do not park in Boyces Street. It is a narrow and difficult road for our children and the general public to walk down if people are parking on the pavement. Middle Street school is well respected in the local area and we do not want that to change.

Texting You

We are about to begin trialling a texting service. This service will allow us to contact you by text either on your mobile phone or voice text on your landline. The service will be used to remind you about important meetings or dates of events. We can also use it to inform you of school closures and when events or clubs are cancelled. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? For it to work we do need to have your up to date telephone numbers so please complete and return the attached form.

Sports Day

Sports day is next Thursday at the Withdean Stadium. You should have received a letter yesterday about the organisation of Sports day. If one didn’t arrive home please ask at the office for a copy.

Athletics Championships

A group of Key Stage 2 children will be representing Middle Street at the Brighton and Hove Primary schools athletics’ championships on Wednesday 24th June.

Gymnastics Competition

Ms Layzell has been training up her elite team of Middle Street gymnasts in preparation for the Brighton and Hove Gymnastics competition held at Dorothy Stringer School on Friday 26th June.

Little Canada

Year 6 are leaving for Little Canada next Friday. Parents and Carers should have received a letter about preparing for the trip.

On Time Teds

The winners this week, are: Years 1 and 2 in Key Stage 1 and Year 4 in Key Stage 2. Congratulations to all 3 classes.

Ed Balls

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of meeting The Secretary of State for Education Ed Balls. I was invited along with other Heads and Governors to a drinks reception to meet with him before he went on to a fund raising dinner. We had a long chat about the main current issues in education. He was very interested in the views of Head Teachers. I suggested he came along to visit Middle Street some time. May be we’ll see him during the Labour Party conference in September.

Congratulations to ..

Lily Brooke Taylor in Reception who has passed her level 2 national swimming certificate. Well done Lily!

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Wednesday 22nd July and return to school on Thursday 3rd September.

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