1st DEcember 2006

Christmas Performances

Our Christmas performances are taking place this year on: Thursday 7th December. Infants at 1.15pm and Juniors at 2.15pm.
Friday 8th December. Infants at 9.30 am and Juniors at 10.30am. Tickets are available from the office.

Brighton and Hove Children’s Christmas Concert

The Middle Street Choir will be performing, as is tradition at this year’s Brighton and Hove School’s Christmas carol concert. The concert takes place at the Brighton Centre on Tuesday 5th December at 7.00pm. If you would like to come along and join in with this festive treat tickets are available from the Brighton Centre box office.

Mayor to Visit

We will be welcoming the Mayor – Mr Smith into school on Monday morning. Mr Smith will be taking Monday’s assembly, having a tour of the school and meeting the children. We all look forward to meeting him.

Football Tournament

Middle Street football team are taking part in a football tournament at Waterhall on Monday after school.

Secondary Schools Admissions

I am sure you are all aware of the consultation process taking place in Brighton and Hove regarding secondary schools admissions. The council is currently consulting with the governing bodies (our Chair of Governors is Mr Nick Ebdon) within the authority. If you would like more information I have been given an email address via a parent for you to address your questions to. The email address is: bhrssa@pobox.com

Christmas Raffle

The prize is a wonderful Christmas hamper. Buy your raffle tickets from the office. 25p for one ticket £1 a strip.

St Patrick’s Night Shelter Assembly

Father Allen from St Patrick’s night shelter led Monday’s assembly. He talked to the children about homelessness and the work at the night shelter. The School Council has organised a Christmas card competition. All cards entered will be given to St Patrick’s night shelter to be passed on to the homeless who use the shelter. Entries for the competition should be handed in by 8th December.

Christmas Display

Middle Street Art club are having their artwork ‘Brighton at Christmas Time’ displayed in the Tourist Information Centre window. The information centre is situated in Bartholomew Square. Do go along and have a look. Thank you to Mrs Denyer and the art club for all the hard work.


Leo Pendry lost several lego mini figures in the playground during morning play on Wednesday. If anyone has found Leo’s lego knights, shields, swords and helmets please hand them into the school office.

Congratulations to…

Clare Cole in Year 6. Clare has been picked to join the Blatchington Mill dance group. Clare’s, excellent dancing skills were spotted by the Blatchington Mill Secondary School ‘Creative Arts’ dance teacher. Well done Clare.
Jasmine Way and Jika Edstrom were also winners of the poetry competition mentioned in last weeks Friday News. Jasmine’s and Jika’s poems will also be included The poems will feature in ‘A Pocketful of Rhyme East and West Sussex Verses’ due for publication on 28th February 2007. Well done Jasmine and Jika.
Alice Mudie has achieved her 100 metres swimming certificate for breast, front and back stroke. Well done Alice.

After School Clubs

There will be no basketball, multi- sports or cricket after school clubs until the new year.

Christmas Dinner Money

Please can we have any out standing payments for the Christmas dinner as soon as possible.

Coffee Morning

Please come along for a chat and a cup of coffee on Wednesday morning. This is a chance for you to meet other parents and make new friends. Coffee and biscuits will be served in the Family room. Look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas Holiday Dates

We break for the Christmas holidays on Friday 15th December and children return to school on Thursday 4th January. Staff are having a training day on Wednesday 3rd January.

Advent Calendar

Mr Dyer says, check out the advent calendar on the Middle Street website.

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