Infant 7/12/12

07 December 2012

Dear parents

We are right in the middle of our two Christmas productions at our two sites. The ‘Demise & Rise of Ebenezer Scrooge’ is finished and ‘Doorways to Christmas’ is about to begin. They both tell great stories; Dickens’ Christmas Carol gives us the message that we are all able to be redeemed and change is possible. The Christmas Story shows us how, through God becoming a person, we are able to have the power to make that change.

We are pleased that our children are getting these life messages across to all of us. I really loved the Junior’s play with its reworking of A Christmas Carol as a reality television show. I am so looking forward to the exciting new concept of the Infant’s where we move with the action to experience the Nativity. I hope that we will all experience the wonder and joy of Christmas this Advent time

With best wishes, Richard

Christmas Play

Some reminders for the Christmas play next week:

  • All children should come to school in mufti on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • It is very important that children (and the audience) are dressed warmly for all performances, day and afternoon, with thermal layers under their costumes as well as two pairs of socks, gloves etc.
  • Pushchairs must be left in the lower playground so you will have to carry any little ones around the different outside areas.
  • Parents should go to the hall at the start of all performances.
  • Tickets went home in book bags yesterday.  If you have not ordered your tickets please contact the school office as soon as possible.
  • A collection will be taken after each performance and this year we are supporting CHASE, the children’s hospice service which cares for local families with a child or teenager with a life limiting condition.

Carols around the tree, Wednesday 19 December, 2.00pm
This is an informal carol service in the hall and parents are very welcome to come along and join in.

Comenius Visitors
We are part of a Comenius Project in which we have 5 partner schools in Europe. Teachers and children from these 5 schools are coming to visit us next week. 15 children from Spain, Iceland and Turkey will be staying with some of our Year 6 families and teachers from all those countries plus teachers from Italy will also be staying for the week.

Christmas Lunch
If your child usually has a packed lunch but would like to have a school Christmas lunch next Thursday 13th  please let the office know by Monday 10th.  School lunches are £2.20.

Mount Alvernia, Tuesday 11 December
We have been advised that there will be another big concrete pour at Mount Alvernia next Tuesday starting at 8.00 am and continuing throughout the day.  This may mean that there is increased traffic on Harvey Road that day although Mount Alvernia will have workmen on the road for traffic management.  There will also be a smaller pour on Thursday 13 December.

FOPS News

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair on Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed the event and will have news of how much money was raised for the school by the end of term. 
 
Our thanks go to all parents who gave up their spare time to set up and clear away.  We did it in record time!  Special thanks go to the class reps, who did an amazing job of making sure all the stalls were manned, and to the "Grotto Team" of Cherrie Gluyas (creative director), Ian Durrant and Nick Mercer (those jolly chaps in red) and our helpful elves, Maddison Bell (Yr 3) and Tilly Mercer (Yr4).  We would also like to thank Nicci Holliday and Suzie Turner for the effort they put in to get such lovely raffle prizes.
 

Football Club
Letters for football club for Years 1 and 2 went out in book bags earlier this week.  Please return your form and payment before the end of term if your child would like to take part next term.

French Club
Just a reminder that French Club has now finished for the term.

Can you help?
We are looking for various items for different projects around the school.  If you could help with any of the following we would be very grateful (please bring them along to the office):  small shopping trolley, toy buggy (with doll), dust mop, children's rake, theraband - as used in physiotherapy/pilates, blanket (fleecy or wool), skate board, large cushions, 1 person trampet, large beanbags, therapy ball (used in pilates) , chalkboard, small world toys and characters, beads, cars or  digger, child sleeping bags, mirror balls.
 
Lost:
Freddie Kay, Beech Class, has lost his Leeds United football hat.
Dylan Mavani, Beech Class , has lost a brown, white and blue striped bobble hat.

Menu for week beginning Monday 10 December
Mon: Savoury Mince & Rice or Cauliflower & Leek Bake, Seasonal Vegetables; Ginger Cake
Tues: Sausage or Quorn Volcanoes, Seasonal Vegetables; Apple & Pear Crumble
Weds: Pasta with Cheese Sauce & Ham or Veggie Pasta, Seasonal Vegetables; Fruit Jelly
Thurs: CHRISTMAS LUNCH 
Fri:  Fish Fingers or Vegetable Nuggets, Thick Chips, Seasonal Vegetables; Choice of Cold Puddings

BEC-Art Classes for 7 -12 year olds now booking for the Spring term.  Classes will start again on Saturday 12 January 2013 for 10 weeks  available on Saturdays between 9.30am and 4pm, in Guildford.  10 week term of 2 hour classes costs £160. 10 weeks of 1 hour classes cost £100.  All materials included. Drop-in and 1 and ½ hour classes also available. We will be using Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Printing, & doing 3 Dimensional work finishing at Easter with a themed Felting week.  For more information please text Becca Clegg (mother of Georgia in 5R & Issie in Oak) 07796 780042 or e-mail  becca.clegg@ntlworld.com  - or see some of the work done so far at www.becart.co.uk .