Newsletter 10 - 24th January 2017
NEWSLETTER 10 – 24TH JANUARY 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS APLIN
You may have heard already through your children that Mrs Aplin gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter, Hermione Elizabeth, weighing 8lbs 2oz, We hope they will both pop in to see us very soon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS PATERSON
We have great pleasure in announcing that Mrs Paterson is expecting a baby in May. I am sure you will all join me in sending her and her husband our very warmest congratulation
ROUND HILL CHAMPIONS
On Tuesday 17th January, Mr Abdy took 19 children to the final of the Broxtowe Sports Hall Athletics competition which was being held at George Spencer Academy. The children competed against 5 other schools in a range of athletics events and performed fantastically well. When the scores were counted at the end of the competition, Round Hill came out on top pushing the reigning champions, Bramcote Hills, into second place! This means that the team will go on to represent Broxtowe at the county championships which are to be held in the first week after the half term holiday. Well done to everyone who took part!
SAINSBURY'S ACTIVE VOUCHERS
It's that time of year again! Please could you start collecting your Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers and bringing them into school. We really do benefit a great deal from this scheme, through the provision of equipment for playtimes, PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs. The box for the vouchers will be in reception or you can give them to your child's class teacher. Thank you
Two classes in Years 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to take part in some fencing sessions this half term. The children have learned about the equipment, the different types of attack and defence and are even looking forward to some mini-competitions. The sport has gone down very well and the children have really enjoyed the chance to try something new.
BOOK FAIR -24TH - 26TH JANUARY
Mrs Paterson will be running a book fair after school. If you are able to volunteer your help please let Mrs Paterson know. School will receive 60% of sales in the form of books to help restock the school library.
We are looking forward to meeting with you at the Parent/Teacher Consultation Meeting on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February. This is a chance to meet to discuss the achievements your child has made since September.
After the successful introduction of the electronic appointment booking system last time I am giving you advanced notice that we will be sending out the link soon. More details will follow shortly.
TALKING TIME TO TALK
As usual some parents will be notified that they will receive additional time to talk with the teacher on Tuesday 7th March. This can also be booked via the electronic system this time. More details will follow shortly.
INSERVICE TRAINING DAY MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
A reminder from Newsletter 5 that school is closed to children on Monday 6th February. The dates for the rest of the academic year are listed below:
Mon 6th Feb 2017
Mon 24th Jul 2017
Tue 25th Jul 2017
HALF TERM – SCHOOL CLOSED
School closes Friday 10th February and reopens on Monday 20th February.
UP-TO-DATE CONTACT DETAILS
It is very important that you ensure the information we hold for your child is correct in case we need to contact you in an emergency. May I remind you it is your responsibility to provide up to date contact details and if your circumstances change during the course of the year then please let us know immediately.
READING BOOKS IN SCHOOL- DONATIONS
If you have any reading books at home that you no longer need please consider donating them to school. Please box them up and pass them on to the school office. Mrs Paterson will look through them and add them to the bookshelves. Any that are not suitable will be donated to the various charity shops in and around Beeston.
Further to the item that appeared in Newsletter 12, the link below takes you to a great website. It gives tips on 'reading to children' and has lists of recommended books to read at different ages as well as much more. http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/
The Literacy Trust website has a great section for Parents and Families. http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
REMINDER - PUNCTUALITY
Thank you to everyone for making sure children arrive on time each day. We have noticed that even more children are punctual in the mornings. Please keep up the good work. - It really does make a difference.
REMINDER - PARENTS’ FORUM
The next Parents’ Forum Meeting is on Wednesday 25th January 2016 at 2.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m. Attendance at the last meeting was very good. Please let us know if you are attending so that an appropriate room can be allocated. Last term I also held a later Parents’ Forum meeting at 6.00 p.m. and I would like to do so again, please let us know if you are interested in attending this later Parents’ Forum meeting by contacting the school office.
SCHOOL CALENDAR - DIARY DATES
Click here to view the school calendar. In case you missed them diary dates for the rest of the school year have been added.