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Newsletter 8 December 2017

Dear Parents or Carers                                                                                                    8 December 2017

 

Last Friday's Christmas Fair and Lights switch on was a great success and thank you for all the nice comments about the event. We raised just over £2000 for the school which is great! The contributions of all those who bought tickets for or donated prizes to the grand draw was excellent. This event started our Christmas celebrations in school. The children also took part in a Crib Service at St Peter's on Wednesday and our Key Stage 2 Christmas Concerts were also very well received. At these events we also hold a raffle and in total for the two raffles we raised £300 and we thank you for your generosity.  Hatchmere children enjoyed their trip to the winter wonderland at Blakemere complete with a sprinkling of snow.  All clubs after school finish this week.

 

The week isn't just about Christmas and on the sporting front we took part in a girls’ football tournament on Monday at Christleton High School and our Christmas Cracker Swimming Gala for Years 3 and 4 at Ellesmere. The gala was wonderful and to see the children compete with such enthusiasm and commitment was a pleasure. The children also received their medals from Freya Anderson, an Ellesmere Titans Swimmer and also still a pupil at Ellesmere College, who is the British Champion in the 100m freestyle and one of the best female swimmers in the world. Hopefully this will help to inspire the children further on their own swimming journey.

 

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Newsletter 30 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                   30 November 2017         

 

This is a Thursday weekly newsletter this week due to the Christmas Fair taking place tomorrow. The Christmas Fair will be a lovely event and starts at 3-30pm with the lights switch on at 5pm. Please remember to put all children's bags in your cars after school before you come into the fair. Thank you to all those who have donated tombola prizes, grand draw prizes and in particular to Ringwood Fencing for the fireworks. Food is available on the evening and we are still short of teddies for the Adopt a Teddy stall if anyone has any spare. 

 

Following the fair our choir will also sing at the hot pot supper at the community centre to celebrate the bicentenary of St Peter's Church and all are welcome to their family service on Sunday at 10-30am.

 

The rest of the week has also been eventful. Our Archaeology Club had a great day at RAF Cosford on Monday. This was their best trip yet and well done to Mrs Campbell for organising this. On the sporting front our younger children have competed in sports hall athletics and were silver medallists and all of Year 2 took part in a multi-skills festival. 

 

The Christmas Fair is the launch of many events over the next two weeks and we hope to see as many of you as possible at all of them. The Christmas lunch settings are being organised and we will advise these to you after 7 December.  May I also remind you after school clubs finish on Friday next week until after Christmas. 

 

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Newsletter 24 November 2017

Dear Parents or Carers                                                                     24 November 2017

 

This week we held a very successful Open Afternoon for new parents who are looking for school places for 2018. Our Year 6 children did the show rounds and it never ceases to amaze me how confident and articulate they are, being a credit to themselves and the school. Our Aspirations Day was also a great success and thank you to all of you who supported this. Dressing up days at school are lovely and do create memories for children but equally I understand as a parent that finding a costume in the theme of some of the children's aspirations is a challenge!

 

The Art and Soul Man Chris Gilbert has been in school this week working with the children to create some wonderful displays celebrating the bicentenary of St Peter’s. Our handballers lost their three year domination of winning the Tarporley cluster competition this week but still finished second so well done to them all.

 

Our PIP Pottery Evening was a great success on Wednesday and I hope all who attended really enjoyed it. The next PIP and school event is our Christmas Tree Lights Switch On next Friday, this is always a lovely way to start our Christmas celebrations and we hope everyone can attend. The evening starts straight after school at 3.30pm and finishes with Fireworks at 5pm. Please can you ensure all children put all their bags and coats in your cars before attending the event and you MUST park safely, observing the yellow lines and not blocking any drives.  Please can all draw ticket money, stubs and unsold tickets be returned by next Tuesday at the latest.

 

Sadly this week one of our families was involved in a serious traffic accident whilst turning into the second part of Stoney Lane from the Middlewich Road. The accident was not their fault and luckily nobody was badly hurt. However, also this week I have had many complaints about parents stopping on the yellow lines outside school and also not being very tolerant with each other at busy times. Please, please, please can you ensure that you follow the rules of the road with each other and be patient while either waiting for a space or a car to move. Please also remember that all Hatchmere and Oakmere parents should use the car park and not use the layby for drop offs. Thank you. 

 

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Newsletter 17 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                      17 November 2017

 This week we held the second Parents’ Evening and again thank you for your kind comments about the school. Our survey closes on Monday so please log in to complete via the school website.

 

Today was Children in Need Day and thank you for all your donations to this cause and also for the donations for the Christmas tombola.  We also raised £126 from Bag2School which is excellent.

 

As ever we have been very active on the sporting front and big congratulations to our Year 1 children who won the Manchester City Mini Kickers Competition beating St Martin's in the final. They even had a penalty shoot out to get through to the final and finished at quarter to seven in the cold without a single person crying! Great fun. Our netballers played in an 11-10 thriller this week losing in the final seconds, but what a great game.

 

On Wednesday our choir went to sing for the Golden Age Group at the Community Centre, which is one of the highlights for the choir and they love the quiz and raffle that follows! However, this time they did this without our musical maestro who was at the birth of his first child Dorothy. Congratulations to Edward and his partner Jenny. 

 

Also on the baby front Miss Wood and her partner Lee are expecting their first child at the end of March next year. Huge congratulations from us all. Mrs Birks will cover Oakmere full time during Miss Wood's maternity leave and will begin to work in the classroom with Miss Wood closer to her due date.

 

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Christmas Lunch

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                        15 November 2017

 

On Friday 15 December we will be having our whole school Christmas lunch. This promises to be a great event and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day suitably clad in Christmas jumpers in support of Save the Children. Please feel free to bring all of the family, grandparents etc.  We have held the cost at last year’s prices, so it is £4.00 per adult and £2.50 for those children in KS2 (Linmere, Pickmere, Nunsmere and Blakemere). For those children in KS1(Hatchmere, Oakmere and Sandymere) there will be no charge.

 

The staff will be your waiters and waitresses for the day and all tips will be donated to Save the Children. To continue our support of  The Mid Cheshire Food Bank, we would like this opportunity to make a collection of selection boxes, so any donations brought along to Christmas lunch would be most appreciated.

 

 If you are attending we need to have your reply slip indicating how many meals you require by Thursday 7 December at the very latest.

 

We will then allocate you to one of the three sittings: 11:45-12:30, 12:30-1:15 and        1:15-2:00. If you require a particular sitting please contact the school office.

You will then be charged via EeZee trip. Please could we have all payments made before Friday 15 December by EeZee trip only.

 

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