Newsletter 3/15


We now have some more important dates for the rest of the academic year.  School will be closed to pupils for Staff Development Days on:

Monday 30th November AND Tuesday 1st December 2015

Thursday 4th February 2016

On Thursday 5th May 2016 school is again being used as a Polling Station and so will be closed to pupils on that day.



Please find below details of the Open Evenings being held shortly for September 2016 admission to Senior School.

Christ the King are holding their Open Evening on Monday 28th September 2015 at 6pm.  There will be a welcome talk from the Principal and tours of all the College sites.

On Thursday 8th October 2015 between 5.00pm and 8.00pm Carisbrooke College will be holding their event.  At 6.30pm there will be a Welcome and introduction by the Head Teacher.

Medina College—Tuesday 13th October 2015—Further details to follow shortly

These evenings are for both children and their parents to attend.



Well done to Mrs Buckett who had her head shaved this week during Monday morning assembly.  Mrs Buckett raised over £450.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support!  Thank you to everyone who made a donation.  If you would still like to donate, please ask at the office.



Important letters have been sent out to ALL children this week regarding up to date medical information and contact details for all children.  Please can this important information be returned to school as soon as possible for every child via the “Green Box”.  Other letters sent out this week to look out for are Year 6 UKSA invitation letter and a change of date for Parents’ Evening for just Year 6.  These will now take place on Monday  and Thursday. The rest of the school is Tuesday and Thursday.  More details to follow nearer the time.



Next Monday 28th September 2015, Cardwell and Simons will be in school taking individual photographs of the whole school.  If you would like siblings photographs to be taken together as well, please let Mrs Dyer know in the office.  Please note unfortunately we are unable to have photographs taken of babies, Bright Sparks or non-Summerfields children.  Thank you.



Now we have given everyone the opportunity of claiming their lost property, we still have a substantial amount of second-hand school uniform.  Much of this is kind donations from parents of clothes that their children have now grown out of.

Therefore from Monday 28th September 2015 there will be a second-hand uniform sale after school in the hall.  All items will be priced at just 50p and the money raised will be used to purchase items for wet play” for the children.



The children have now completed the first 2 miles of Walk the Wight 2016, only 24 miles to go!



I’m sure you will have seen Dojo points being used when you visited your child’s classroom.  Dojo points are given out for good listening, following instructions quickly, being polite and helpful, participating well in lessons, lining up sensibly, etc.  Every time a child gets 5 Dojo points they receive a house point.  House points are still given out for work and behaviour around the school.



Bright Sparks are now running lots of fun activity clubs after school, such as Forest School and arts and crafts clubs.  If anyone has any larger size children’s wellington boots, size 12 or above, that you would like to donate, please give in to Bright Sparks Reception. In addition if you have any spare Lego that you no longer want, this would be very gratefully received!



Has your child tried school meals since joining Summerfields?  Next Thursday 1st October 2015 we would like everyone who is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal to try a school lunch, this is children in Year R, 1 and 2.  The menu will be as follows and NOT as per the printed menu.

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, Carrot & Swede Mash, Cabbage

Dessert — Jam Sponge & Custard

If you would NOT like your child to try a school dinner, please let the office know before Thursday.  Otherwise a meal will be cooked for them.

Due to this menu change, there will not be a roast dinner on Wednesday 30th September 2015, instead it will be the Thursday menu of Sausage Plait or Spicy Bean Hotpot.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to the office.



Thank you to everyone for your kind donations for our “Mufti Day” today for Samara’s Aid Appeal to send warm clothes to people in refugee camps.  We were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes donated.  We also had £131.00 in cash donations.  Well done Summerfields.



Airmageddon, a brand new CBBC entertainment show, is looking for fearless 9-14 year olds to customise and fly radio-controlled drones.  If you think you have what it takes to compete in a brand new drone based battle of skills then apply now!  Email for an application form.



Unfortunately we have had a case of threadworm reported to school.  Threadworms are very contagious but easily treated by your doctor or medication bought from pharmacies.  Please note that all immediate family members should be treated if your child has threadworms.

Early signs are that the child will scratch his/her bottom continually especially first thing in the morning and at night.  Also check your child’s stools for the threadworms, as its name implies the worms look like threads and are about 1-2cm long.  We have spoken to the school nurse regarding this and she has reiterated the need for excellent personal hygiene, always washing hands after going to the toilet or before eating anything.  In addition she has recommended the washing of towels and bedlinen.  Please can you assist by reminding children at home about washing their hands regularly as a matter of course.

Please can we ask that everyone is vigilant so that we can try and stop an epidemic occurring.



Sustrans is a charity which promotes sustainable transport.  Research shows that active travel to school makes children more alert and ready to face the school day than if they had arrived in a car: walking, cycling or scooting to school wakes up the mind and body.  Nicky Metcalf, Sustrans’ Schools Officer, will be doing an assembly on Monday 28th September 2015 to encourage children to make active transport choices, where possible, to benefit their health and the environment.  School will be running a 3 week challenge encouraging children to travel to school by bike, scooter or walk.  The class that has the most children travelling this way will get a smoothie breakfast provided by Sustran.



Finishing line—Race against time to finish your work!



The word of the week is bungle.

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