9th March 2012

Preston Manor Year 4

Year 4 had a very enjoyable time visiting Preston Manor. They dressed up in Victorian clothes and took the various below stairs roles from that time period.

Olympic Ring Fundraising Event

As part of the celebrations for this year’s Olympic event we are holding a special fund raising event for the Martlets Hospice in memory of Karen Sinclaire. Karen spent her last weeks at the hospice in Hove where she was cared for in a comfortable environment. 

Rachel Chitty from the Martlets joined us for assembly on Tuesday where she explained the event to the children. We will let you know more details soon.

Let’s Dance

Year 3 are currently refining their dance moves ready for their performance at the Dome for the Brighton and Hove Schools dance festival. Their dance performance is the evening of 22nd March.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 1 with 0 late marks and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Years 4 and 5 with only 1 late mark each  Well done to all 3 classes for being so very punctual.

Dates for Your Diary Coming Up

The Spring term parents and carers consultation meetings take place on Wednesday 28th March and Thursday 29th March. This is a change to the original dates so please amend your diaries. A more detailed letter will arrive home next week.

Sport Relief Day

A reminder that its Sports Relief day on Friday 23rd  March. We will have collection buckets around the school on the day. Donations for Sports Relief will be very gratefully received.  Children can come dressed in a sporty outfit for school. There will be a couple of surprise events during the day to add to the fund raising fun.

PTA News

The PTA is holding an Easter Afternoon Tea also known as the Mad Hatters tea party on Thursday 22nd March. The tea party will take place in the hall from 3.15 till 4.30. There will be an Easter Bonnet competition and fancy dress, Easter egg raffle, craft stalls, tea and cake plus lots of other activities. The PTA need donations of Easter eggs, cakes and wine please. Please leave your donations at the school office. The PTA is also planning a Summer Fair to take place on Saturday 7th July. So that’s something else to look forward to.

Governors Meeting

The full governing body are meeting for their spring term meeting  on 15th March. The minutes of the meeting will be available on the Governors section of our community notice board in the school foyer.

Gardening Club Need Your Help

Mrs Purdy and the gardening club have plans to transform the front playground planting area. They wish to build some raised beds, build some seating and arches using reclaimed wooden sleepers. The gardening club would really appreciate some parent volunteers who can help with the design and build of this exciting project. Gardening club is on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Please let Mrs Purdy know via the school office if you are able to volunteer.

Basketball club

Due to the Easter tea we will not be able to have basketball club on Thursday 22nd March, so we have arranged for Daniel to come into school the following Thursday for the last session.

Easter Break

We finish for the Easter break on Friday 30th March and return to school on Tuesday 17th April.

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