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Newsletter 27th May - Issue 33

Dear Parents and Carers

We are proud to say that our

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly class are: Nat & Anna 

  • Stars of the week in Otter class are: Owain & Lola 

  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher class are: Connie & Kate 

  • Head Teacher Award: Tatiana, Lana & Ronnie 

  • Team Point Winners: Blackwell 

  • Best Class Attendance this week is: Dragonfly 87.6 %

Message From Miss Bishop 

John Butler's term as a governor has ended and he has reluctantly decided not to stand for re-election as he is very busy in his expanding voluntary post as District Governor in the Rotary Organisation. At his last meeting on Wednesday he told the GB how much he has enjoyed his term as a governor at Pensford School and how he appreciated and valued the support of all the governors and how proud he was of being part of such a warm and enthusiastic team. He said that he was honoured to serve the school and be involved in the growth and development over the years which he will follow with interest and great affection. 

John Butler joined the Governing Board in the summer of 2009 as a Community Governor and was a member of the Premises Committee. In October 2011 John was elected Vice-Chair of the Governing Board and chair of the Finance Committee. The Finance and Premises committees combined and John was elected chair of this new committee and handled the extra responsibilities well. He was unanimously elected as chair in 2013 and at this time the duties of School Governors changed and more responsibility was placed on governors and John faced these challenges admirably, working with the Headteacher and Finance officer at school to fulfil the extra demands placed on the Board. 

Jim Crouch who is chair of Paulton Junior School Governing Board and is the Primary School Governors' Representative on the Schools Forum, has kindly offered to take on the role of chair of Governors for Pensford School. The Head of Education Improvement, Margaret Simmons-Bird advised the school that we must not be without a chair of governors and the GB and school would like to thank Jim for stepping in. Jim will be proposed as a co-oopted governor and elected as chair at the next GB meet-ing on 13th July. 

There are two vacancies for Parent Governor at Pensford School. An email will be sent out to all parents/guardians shortly giving full details of the responsibilities and duties of such a governor and we urge parents and guardians to consider taking on this role. If more than two parents/guardians put themselves forward, a ballot will be held.

 Healthy Eating Day 

Week commencing the 13th June is Healthy Eating Week. To celebrate this day we will be having a Healthy Eating Day on Tuesday 14th June. A special menu will be coming home today for you to select your child /ren choices. Please can you return all slips by Wednesday 8th June. The normal cost of a school meal still applies.

Are you Musically Talented? 

Are you musically talented and able to regularly volunteer on a Thursday afternoon in Kingfisher & Otter classes. We hope to continue the musical tuition in both classes as of September and if you feel you would like to join in and help the tutors, can you please contact Miss Bishop.

A Few Reminders Of Changes From Term 6 

  • Classroom doors will open at 08.45am for children to enter and be ready and settled to start the school day.
  • We will be following a new dinner menu, copies are available from the office.
  • Celebration assemblies will be changing. Parents will be invited to their child / ren class assem-blies. Otter 1st July, Kingfisher 8th July, Dragonfly 15th July - start time 09.05am.
  • Children will be expected to be wearing the correct clothing for PE.
  • The newsletter will be available to view on our new website, and not sent out via email. 

Warmer weather

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, please can children make sure they have a sun hat / cap for outdoor play and sun cream applied before school. 

 

winkHave a lovely half term, see you in Term 6 starting Tuesday 7th June laughing