Newsletter 13/17

NEWPORT LANTERN PARADE

Well done to everyone who took part in the Newport Lantern Parade last Saturday.  Despite the weather being bitterly cold our lanterns looked fabulous.  Thank you to Mrs Downer, Mrs Bast and Miss Sheaf for all their hard work running Lantern club.

 

SNACKS AT BREAKTIME

Please remember children should ONLY be bringing in fruit or cheese to eat at playtime.  Therefore DO NOT send in mince pies, cakes, biscuits, snack bars, etc.  As we have previously advised parents, we do have children with life threatening allergies in school.  We are also a “healthy” school and try to encourage children to make the right choices.  Just a reminder that as we are also a “Nut Free” school, lunch boxes should not contain any items that may contain nuts, such as chocolate spread.

 

BRIGHSTONE CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Don’t forget it’s Brighstone’s 21st Christmas Tree Festival between 7th and 10th December 2017.  There are seven venues around Brighstone with displays which are all open between 10.00am and 5.00pm.  Why not take advantage of the FREE park and ride between Isle of Wight Pearl, Brighstone Holiday Centre and Brighstone Methodist Church.  Lots of activities are taking place over the 4 days of the festival; check out the www.bxtf.org for full details of the programme.  Refreshments will also be available at various locations in Brighstone.

 

WONKY DONKEY

Preparations are well underway for our Reception and Key Stage 1 production.  Remember the dress rehearsal takes place on Monday at 1.30pm.  This performance is    for grandparents, aunties, uncles and pre-school children.  The performance on Wednesday at 1.30pm is for adults only.  If you have not already done so, please pay online for tickets you have ordered and then you will be requested to collect these from the school office. 

 

THIS WEEK HAVE  YOU SEEN?

Every child in Key Stage 2 has received a Road Safety brochure.

All families should have received a leaflet produced by the NHS about when you should, and when you should not, send your child to school if they are unwell.  Please do not hesitate to speak to the school office, who will be only too pleased to advise you further.

A letter to Year 1 and 2 parents about data protection and confidentiality.

 

ANGEL FESTIVAL

Minghella Class have made angels for an Angel Festival and Christmas Fair this weekend.  The Festival takes place on Saturday at St John’s Church, Nodehill from 10am to 2pm.  Please go along and see their  wonderful artwork.

 

CHATTERBOOKS

 

PARKING

Unfortunately we are still receiving numerous complaints from our neighbours about parents parking both illegally and inconsiderately, blocking driveways,  parking on the pavement, double parking etc.  Please remember:-

Highway Code Rule 243

DO NOT stop or park:

  • near a school entrance
  • anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
  • opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
  • where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
  • in front of an entrance to a property
  • on a bend

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.

 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Five new words a day keeps the Speech and Language therapist at bay!

All children up to the age of 6 should learn 8 new words a day!

 

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