Newsletter 18th November - Issue 10
We are proud to say...
A message from Mr Barton
This week got off to a difficult start with the very unfortunate road accident which made it impossible for some pupils (and staff!) to get here. Many of you spent a very long time in the car and whether or not you managed to get to school in the end, I would like to thank everybody for their efforts on that extraordinary day.
The rest of the week has gone smoothly, though, and if you've been following us on Twitter (@PensfordPrimary) you will already know that we have now confirmed the format for our Christmas Concert. This will involve all the pupils in an evening of songs and readings at Publow Church and will include a short nativity play led by Dragonfly class. The teachers have been busy putting the final touches to the plans and rehearsals will begin next week. We hope that all of you will be able to join us at Tuesday 13 December at 6pm at the church for this event.
Thank-you too for all the contributions to Children in Need. The school looked very colourful today with so many children dressed brightly and in their 'spotty' outfits. Altogether we raised £91.30.
We are aware that already this year we have asked parents to contribute to a number of causes: The Roald Dahl Charity, the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need, as well as donations made through the Dragonfly class food festival and the cake sale in aid of MacMillan Nurses. We have been asked whether we will also be taking part in 'Christmas Jumper Day' on the last day of term, in aid of Save the Children. Because we have already held the several charity events mentioned above, we will not be running this particular event as well - particularly because it could involve a relatively expensive purchase of a jumper per child. However, in the spirit of Christmas we will hold a non-uniform day on Wednesday 14th December on which NO DONATIONS are requested. This will coincide with our Christmas lunch (see below) and some party games in the afternoon for each class. For those who love their Christmas jumpers, this will be an opportunity to wear yours in school!
Enjoy your weekend.
Farewell to Bonnie
Today marked a sad 'goodbye' in Dragonfly class and for the school as it was Bonnie's last day in school for the time being. She and her family will be embarking in an exciting trip overseas and we send our very best wishes with them on their journey. All of our Reception pupils, including Bonnie, have settled in very well since September and she will be missed in the coming months. We really look forward to welcoming her back in the spring.
Books on sale
The School currently has a number of books to sell from The Book People and may be excellent Christmas presents. If the School sells in excess of 10 orders, we can receive free books for our Library.
The titles we have are:
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook £10.00
Only Fools & Horses £6.00
DK "It Can't Be True" £5.00
"Peggy & Me" by Miranda Hart £6.00
Lego Winter Ultimate Sticker Book £4.00
AA Learner Driver Kit £10.00
A Singing Dog with Flapping Ears £12.00
"Worms To Catch" by Guy Martin £7.00
Star Wars Dot to Dot £4.00
Easy Comfort Food Recipe Book £3.00
"Senior Moments" Brainbox Game £7.00
"Happy Families" 10 Books in a Bag £10.00
"Little Miss" Collection of 20 books £10.00
The books are currently on top of the piano in the Hall and you are welcome to have a look. Please see the School Office if you wish to place an order before Tuesday 22 November.
Thank you to the parents who have responded with their child(ren)'s Christmas lunch request for Wednesday 14 December. So that Mrs Cook can order the right amount of food, can those parents who are yet to respond please return the reply slip with their child(ren)'s lunch choice for that day. The cut off for choosing a Christmas lunch is Wednesday 30 November.
PTA Annual General Meeting
The PTA AGM is due to be held the Monday after next, on 28th November at 3.30 pm at the school. At this meeting, this year's fundraising plans will be decided. Any parents who are willing to share their expertise and ideas will be most welcome.
Pensford Christmas Fair 26th November
Pensford Hall’s Christmas fair is on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 3pm at Pensford Memorial Hall. Entrance to the fair is £1 per adult and 50p per child.
Santa will be in his grotto from 11am to 1pm with a present for every child.
Please enter our children’s craft competition for the best Christmas craft e.g. a wreath, decoration or card. All entries must be at the hall on the 26th November by 1pm for judging. Prizes include tickets to At-Bristol, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm and Wookey Hole. 50p per entry.
This year’s fair has the usual fantastic stalls and food for sale and also a children’s fun room with a soft play area, face painting and free craft area. Come and make a reindeer, help us to make a big Christmas tree or make your own hama beads design.
Do not miss it!