Newsletter 21st December

Newsletter 21st December
December 21, 2018 Sandy Pike

Dear Parents and Carers

We have now reached the end of the Autumn Term, one that has been full of so many different events and activities for the children, alongside all the curriculum-based work they have been learning. The children have all managed brilliantly and, despite a few nasty coughs and colds going round, 21 children have managed 100% attendance this term. Well done!

This week has continued the busy schedule, and at each opportunity, they children have been brilliantly behaved and a real credit to the school. Last Friday’s PTFA Bazaar (see note from Mrs Heasman below) was great fun and a brilliant success, while this week’s Carol Service in Stour Provost Church and the trip to the pantomime yesterday, part-funded by the PTFA, were two more very different and memorable events to help the children get ready for Christmas.

Message from the PTFA 

The PTFA would like to say a big thank you for your support at the Christmas bazaar. We raised a total of £800 which is a phenomenal amount. Will keep you informed on where we will be spending the money around school.

 The PTFA have treated the children today to a Christmas Party lunch,  pulling crackers and singing Christmas songs. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from the PTFA. 

All of these different, special events are great fun for the children, but are also additional work for the people who organise them. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff and parents who have ‘gone the extra mile’ to help make this a wonderful end of term.

Lost Property

If your child has mislaid any item of clothing during this term, it is most likely to be found in our Lost Property Mountain. If you didn’t get chance to look for items today, we will hold onto them until the beginning of term, but will then either recycle them or put them for the next Bags to School. Please make sure that all items, including Forest School kit, are clearly and permanently named.

After Christmas, there will no doubt be much shopping frenzy as the sales start.  Don’t forget to use the Easy Fundraising link found at the bottom of our website Home Page, and here for easy reference. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stowerprovostcpschoolgillingham/ This scheme costs you nothing except a couple of minutes to set up, and as you can see from the site, has raised almost £1400 for the school already.

Don’t forget we have an INSET Day on Monday, 7th January, so the first day back for the children is Tuesday, 8th January. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, a relaxing holiday, and a Happy New Year.

 

With best wishes

James Stanford