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Oct 11, 2017

Newsletter 11th October 2017

 

The weeks are just flying by and we are almost at the end of Term 1.

Harvest Festival:

Harvest Festival is being held on the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October in the village hall. The children will be sharing a variety of songs and messages about Harvest and we would like to invite you to share in this celebration. So that we can prepare the village hall for the seating could I ask you to return the slip below if you are coming to harvest festival. Our Head Boy mentioned supporting Porchlight in his candidate speech and this will be our chosen charity for this year. Porchlight works across Kent and the south-east, helping vulnerable and isolated people access support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. They provide children, young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, play an active role in their local community and fulfil their potential. All food donations can be bought in on the 17th October. Porchlight are only able to take a small amount of fresh produce so non-perishable items would be much appreciated.

Phonics Workshop:

Thank you to the Class 4 parents who attended the phonics workshop on the 6th October. I am sure you have been inspired to go and practice your sounds! The information pack given out during the session can be obtained from the school office if you were unable to attend.

Head Boy and Head Girl

After a very close campaign, I can announce that Gabriel Horton Szar and Eve Seery are our new Head Boy and Girl. I am very proud of all the candidates who worked extremely hard. Isabella Sarker and Gabriel Koubanakis were elected Deputy Head Girl and Boy whilst Daniel Padfield, Jake Glithero and Reggie Binskin become Prefects. I am sure they will do a fabulous job and are a credit to our school community.

School Council

Our local democracy week also saw our school council members elected. These children along with Head Boy and Girl will meet regularly with myself to discuss how they feel the school could be improved. We will work on an action plan and once the first meeting has taken place I will share their goals with you. Congratulations to Zachary Glassbrook-Jones, George Williams, Lola Chitty-Benna, Sam Wilkins, Oliver Kelly, Dash Horton Szar, Darcey Glassbrook-Jones and James Murdoch, Jake Glithero and Daniel Padfield.

Quex Cross Country

On Saturday 7th October the first of the annual cross country events took place at Quex Park. This year was no different to others in the fact that all our runners whether they finished 3rd or 100th tried their best, ran their own race and showed real determination to complete the run. We are all extremely proud of you. Well done to Charlotte Murdoch, Chloe Smith, Brayden Hill, Benjamin Reeve, Scott Kerr, Isla Marsden-Neill, Alfie Dellow, James Murdoch, Harry Padfield, Amy Brown, Eve Seery, Amos Brazier, Oliver Marsden, Daniel Padfield and Max Smith. A special mention to Eve who came 3rd, Harry who came 4th and Daniel who came 10th.

Home Learning Tasks

A reminder to you all that the home learning tasks are due in on Monday 16th October. They will be shared with the class and celebrated in a special assembly. Children will receive certificates and special mentions for inventive pieces. Any children that completed ‘baking’ may want to send pictures of the items or I am sure Mrs Taylor and I could help taste the pieces! We hope you have enjoyed the choice of tasks and look forward to seeing many of the pieces in school.

FOPS Halloween Party

We hope that you are busy growing your pumpkins ready for the harvest festival competition but also for our carved pumpkin competition at the famous Halloween party on 20th October. Just a reminder about the party, all pumpkins must have battery powered tea lights and no naked flames; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear It PINK day for Breast Cancer

Next Friday 20th October, we invite the children to come dressed in something PINK! This could be socks, tops, trousers, glasses or even hair! In addition, we will be holding a cake sale with the theme of PINK, if you are able to make a cake or cakes to support this we would be most grateful. We kindly ask for a donation of £1, all money raised will go to the breast cancer charity.

Finally a few reminders, please ensure that any absences are reported to the school office, this can be either by phone or email preferably on the day your child is absent. We continue to monitor lateness and are currently keeping a register of lates. It is important that if your child arrives after 8:55am that you inform the school office so that they can be marked in the school register. We will also need to know whether your child is having a school lunch as these are ordered on a daily basis. Lastly just a reminder that if parents are waiting in the car park could they kindly turn off their engines as the fumes from these engines are not healthy for young bodies.

Once again thank you for your support in all matters and I look forward to seeing many of you next week at our Harvest Festival.

Kind Regards

Mrs H Clements

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Harvest Festival 17th October 2017 @2:30pm

 

Child’s  Name………………………………………………………………………………………………..Class…………………………………

I will be attending the Harvest Festival

I will require………………………………………..seats (spaces are limited so please 2 maximum)

 

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