Abbey Gates
Primary School

November 2011 Newsletter

Posted on 17th November 2011


Dear Parents  

We are celebrating anti-bullying week with a focus on friendship - what it means and how to be a good friend. The week is well timed to coincide with our current work on reviewing our anti-bullying policy and ensuring a safe, happy place to learn.

We will be seeking your views with a display during parents’ evenings in two weeks - Governors will also be on hand to listen and share ideas.

we are having problems with mud in school and though children should be bringing a change of footwear for outside play some are forgetting. If your children are wearing slippers in school please ensure they are not “huge” but are well fitting to avoid any slips on our smooth floors

to all who supported the recent PTA Quiz night, even the team who beat the teachers! Seriously a fun night, a sell-out and an all-round success!

Do support our next event - the Christmas Fair and new/nearly new sale this Saturday 19th November 2011.

Thank you also for helping us raise £130 for the British Legion, including £90 from the sale of Lisa Tongue’s delicious buns! Apparently this was a record breaking total for the local schools supporting the Papplewick and Linby Legion - the sort of record we like to break!
Mr Hayes’ skipping challenge was very well supported too – do remember to send in your sponsor money in support of the British Heart Foundation.

Don’t forget it’s Children in Need day on Friday 18th – spots and stripes will be in abundance! I think I need to warn you to look out for Mrs McGuire and Mrs Wilson in Y4!

to share your views on lunchtime meal choice. We have had a super response to this recent survey but will be making a decision on Friday 18th November so do have your say!

as usual! The recent Indian dance workshops brought a slice of Bollywood to Ravenshead! Today Stomp came to KS2 - percussion at its most inventive and inclusive. Hope the children share what they learned at home - why not get those pots and pans out too!

are looking for extra singers and actors for our Nativity play. If you are aged 5-11 and enjoy singing and acting, then come and join us.  Rehearsals are Sundays: 27th November, 4th and 11th December at 11am until 12 noon.  Our performance will be during the morning service on 18th December at 11.00am. EVERYONE can have a part!  Ring Chris Rattenberry on 01623 478295 with any questions. Nikki or Chris will be in school before the 17th November so sign up with them!  It will be fun!

Fri 18.11    Children in Need Day
Thu 24.11  Ragtex recycling clothing collection
Fri 25.11   Yr 4 visit to Magna
Sat 26.11  Cross Country – Berry Hill, Mansfield
Mon 28.11  Parents Evening
Tue 29.11  Parents Evening
Thu 8.12   Year 5 Family Assembly
Sat 10.12  Cross Country – Berry Hill, Mansfield
Sat 10.12  7.00 pm Carol Service at St Peters
Mon 12.12  am FS/KS1 dress rehearsal
Tue 13.12  pm FS/KS1 performance
Wed 14.12 am FS/KS1 performance
Thu 15.12 Christmas Party/Christmas dinner and  disco
Fri 16.12   am KS2 dress rehearsal (with orchestra)
Mon 19.12 2.00 pm KS2 Carol Service (in school)
Mon 19.12 6.30 pm KS2 Carol Service (in school)
Tue 20.12 3.30 pm  School closes for Christmas holidays
Wed 4.1.12  8.50 am  School re-opens for start of Spring Term.


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