11th October 2019

Theme of the Month: Friendship

Dear Parents and Carers,

Harvest Festival
Thank you for the donations of food this morning which will go to our local Food Bank. Sadly, for the second year running the weather hasn’t cooperated with us and we have had to hold our service in the school hall. Thank you to Vicar Geoffrey for leading the service.

Maths Homework
Throughout the year we will be providing additional maths homework in the form of instructional videos posted on our website. Each year group will be sharing a key concept that the children have been learning to demonstrate how we teach these concepts. We will then leave you three steps to try at home with your child. Depending on your child’s understanding they can try one or two steps at home. There is no requirement to try all three and we do not expect any work to be sent in. Just practice at home! You can find these videos on our website under the School Information tab, scroll down and click on Maths Homework.

Parent’s Meetings
A slight change with the dates for our parent’s meeting after half term, we will be inviting parents in on Monday 11th 3:30-7:00 and Wednesday 13th 3:30-6:00. More information will be sent out at the end of this term.

International Week
International Week begins on the 21st of October. Each phase will be involved in a multitude of workshops and will be learning about different places from around the world. On Friday we have a food tasting morning which the children always love. We would appreciate it if you could make a voluntary contribution on www.parentpay.com

Oxford Half Marathon
Good luck to everyone participating in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, let’s hope that the weather is kind to us all. Thank you to all the staff giving up their Sunday for the benefit of the children and to Mrs Barrett for all her hard work in organising the day.

Birthday Book Donations
We would like to wish Emily and Myrtle (Sycamore) and Boo (Maple) a wonderful birthday. We hope you enjoyed your day. Thank you for donating a birthday book to your class.
If you would like to donate a book to your class, please collect a donation sticker from the school office to stick your name and a message to your class in the book.

Thank you for your continuing support

Joseph Rubba

PTA Update

Ceilidh tomorrow night
Just in case you missed seeing me waving tickets for the Ceilidh, there are still tickets up for grabs so come and enjoy a night out with music, dancing and a delicious hog roast at the New Beaconsfield Hall. £15pp (£5 per child) from the school office or St Michael's Store or drop in before 7.45pm when the food is being served. Music/Dancing starts at 9pm. We do hope you enjoyed Katrina giving us a taster of what's to come the other morning, wasn't she brilliant, thank you very much Katrina. Hope to see some of you there for what will be a fabulous, fun night. We will have our dancing feet on!!!

Disco - Friday 18th October
So next week wrist bands for the disco will be on sale on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. £2 in advance or £2.50 on the door. (You can get them from the office also if you miss us at school drop off.)

FSU - 2-2.45pm please bring your 50p into school on Friday morning for your disco with Dancing Sally.

Years 1-3 - 5.30-6.15pm - Please drop your child off at the school office entrance and collect from the playground main hall exit, thank you very much.

Years 4-6 - 6.30-7.30pm - Please drop off AND collect your child from the school office entrance please as it is too dark in the playground to match child to adult. Thank you.

Dates for your diary
Saturday 9th November - Fireworks Night
Details to follow nearer the time.

Friday 29th November - Christmas Bazaar
Details to follow.

It's getting closer to Christmas argh!!!!!

Many thanks for your continued support.
Anna, Caroline and your PTA