13th October 2006

“These Boots are made for Walking”

A reminder that next week beginning 16th October is Walk to School week so we hope as many of you as possible will join in the fun and walk to school.

Drawing Paper

The nursery and KS1 classes need lots of drawing paper. It can be out of date headed note paper or clean scrap paper, and it will be gratefully received.

MSSA Coffee Morning

Please see the back of this letter for details about a coffee morning for parents, especially new parents, next Friday 20th October at 9.15am in the school library

Secondary School Preference Forms

The pink preference form for Secondary School Admissions must be returned to the school office by 3.00pm next Friday 20th October. If for any reason you have not received a form, please contact the school office as we have one or two spare copies. A reminder there is a meeting on Secondary School Admissions on Tuesday 17th October at St Mary Magdalen Community Centre, Upper North Street.

Parent Consultations Evenings

Please remember to return your appointment form for meeting with your child’s teacher on Tuesday 17th or Thursday 19th October.

Ann of Cleves House

On Wednesday Year 4 travelled by train to Lewes to visit Ann of Cleves house. This was for their history topic work and they had a really informative and enjoyable time.

Black History Month

As part of celebrating Black History Month, two visitors will be talking in assembly on Thursday about their personal stories on coming to live in Brighton. On Friday Year 4 will be watching a film called Coming to England based on the book written by Floella Benjamin, followed by a discussion about the film.

Missing Denim Jacket

Unfortunately Leila’s denim jacket has still not been found. Could you please check no one has it in mistake for his or her own jacket.

Deposits/Payments for Residential Visits

Please could any deposit payments for Pyke House or second instalment payments for Little Canada be brought to the school office by Friday 20th October.
Thank you.

Mr Brazil’s Band

Several parents wanted to know when Mr Brazil and his band would next be playing. His band – Mike O’ Mera Quartet, are playing at the Waggon & Horses, opposite the Dome, on Sunday evening 15th October from 8.00 – 11.00pm. Entrance is free..

Halloween Disco

It’s the time of year to find your spookiest costume and buy your ticket for the Halloween disco. It will be on Tuesday 31st October at 3.15 – 4.15. There will be drinks, snacks, tea & coffee for parents, and the DJ will give prizes for the best fancy dress and best dancer. Tickets will be available next week from the office – £3.50 per child, parents free.

Cinema Visits

Years 1 & 2 are going to see Over the Hedge on Tuesday.
Years 3 & 4 are going to see Ice Age on Wednesday, and Years 5 & 6 are going to see Thief Lord on Friday. We have been lucky enough to be given free tickets for these visits.

Holiday Dates

We finish for the Autumn half term on Friday 20th October and school re-opens on Monday 30th October.

Christmas Holiday

We finish on Friday 15th December and the children return on Thursday 4th January 2007.

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