Parent Letter 02/12/2016

December 2, 2016


Things are getting very festive around school. Rehearsals are taking place for the  Nativity and Church performances.  Christmas songs and handbells echo through the corridors. There is tinsel in abundance!


Reception and  Preschool children will perform to their families at 9.30am on 14 December. The day continues with the older children performing and singing in the Church at 1.30pm and 7.00pm. The Allingtots are having their Christmas party on 16 December from 9.30 to 11.00am. Please bring a plate of food. See Lucy in for more details.


Parent forum: All parents  are invited  to a parent forum  to be held in the hall on Thursday sth December  at 2:30. If you cannot make it, please email any questions and we will discuss them  at the meeting.


It is important that we keep accurate attendance records for all children. Please

remember to call school as soon as you can if your  child is absent.

Please try to book dental appointments in the holidays. If you do have to make  school time appointments please consider making them towards the  end of the day. This will mean your child will have a present mark for the whole day.


Please take time to read the Home-School agreement sent home recently. Please remember to sign it and return to school.


Parent  Questionnaire: Thank  you  to all who filled this in - please see the attached results: a positive response!


School Council: The school  council  have been  busy  again: please see the  attached notes  from the  last  meeting.


Having a book clear out?  Do you  have any  good quality books at home you would  be happy  to clear out in this  pre-Christmas time? We welcome books in good condition to add to our growing library. Please bring into school Monday 5th December to Friday 9th December A tower of books will be built with prizes awarded by PTFA



Attendance Watch Figures for this week are:

eception 95.14%

Class 1 98.83 %

Class 2 97.33%

Class 3 92.51%

Upset  tums again.



6 December  Christmas  Lunch

8 December   Parent Forum

9 December  PTFA Christmas  Fayre




Please could Class One children to bring in something Christmassy to wear for the Church Performance e.g. a hat, woolly jumper etc.


Netball Match

Congratulations Team EA and coach Ruth  Derry. First match of the year was against Aveton Gifford this  week. The squad came  home victorious winning 13-3.


Outstanding Payments

Finance  staff  at  Kingsbridge send regular reports to school. If you have  any payments outstanding please try your best to clear by end of term.  Please call in to the Office  if you need

to check  any  amounts outstanding or to arrange paying by instalment.


Christmas Fayre

Thank  you for Fayre  contributions already sent  in.


Morrisons Bag Pack

Please take  to time  to shop  at Morrisons on Saturday 17 December. Class 3 are  packing shopping bags on that  day to raise  funds  for their  trip  to London in June.



Thank you  for your  patience on Monday  and  for your  orders. These  are now  on their way  for processing.



Please ensure your  child  has a coat  with  them at school.  We will  go out  at break  times  and  at lunch times in cold  weather.


Breaktime Snacks

Please remember all morning break  snacks  should  be healthy. Children in Reception to Year 2 have  a daily  piece  of fruit under the  government's Fruit  & Vegetable Scheme.


Reading: 10 minutes everv dav :

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

-Haruki Murakami

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