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Newsletter 9 – 24th June 2016

Dear Parents

We are in the last few weeks of a very busy academic year and are very much hoping for dry weather for final outdoor events of the year!

Parent2Parent:

We are very pleased with the Parent2Parent sessions and are delighted that we had such an enthusiastic response from so many parents. We will look into running more of these sessions next year.

Queen’s Birthday Picnic:

We are very relieved that it stayed dry for our picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Please take a look at the website for photos!

Congratulations:

We would like to offer our congratulations to Mrs Goulding who won the Muddy Stiletto ‘Best Children’s Business in Hertfordshire’ award for her Cookery Eatery Club. Well done to Mrs Pietersz who is also involved in the running of Cookery Eatery.

Athletics:

A large team of athletes from Years 2-6 took part in the Hitchin Schools’ Athletics on June 21st. The events consisted of sprints, relays, middle distance running, standing, long jump and ball throwing. It
was a really enjoyable afternoon and the children were very enthusiastic and supportive of each other.

We are delighted to report that we won a place in the finals which will be held next month on Tuesday
12th July.

Ultimate Warrior:

We were fortunate enough to have the Ultimate Warrior experience back with us for 2 days. The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and you can see photos of them in action on the website.

Sainsbury Vouchers:

A huge thank you to all who contributed their vouchers to our collection. There are still a few day left if you find any stragglers so please bring them in as soon as possible!

Music Fees:

Letters will be coming home before the end of term with invoices for next term’s music fees. We would be grateful if you could send payment for the start of September.

Reminders:

Dogs

Please can we politely remind everyone that dogs are not allowed on the school premises. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Mobile Phones

Could we also remind everyone that the school rules regarding mobile phones have not altered. Children are not allowed to bring mobile phones to school without prior agreement with the Headteacher.

From the SLPA:

The Midsummer Family Picnic

Tickets have sold out for our Midsummer Family Picnic which takes place today (6.30-11pm). Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather! We have a fabulous evening planned including live music from “Our Friends Electric” and “Glee Club Choir”. Thank you for your interest and support in our first event of this kind!

The Circus & Summer Fayre – Sunday 10th July

Tickets are selling well for this event, there are still a few remaining… all friends and family welcome, with under 2’s free on parents’ knees (please return completed forms to the office in the box
marked CIRCUS SLPA). Tickets will be issued shortly please bear with us.

Please note the Circus is combined with our Summer Fayre which starts at 1pm including stalls, food, games, face painting, lucky dip, penalty shoot out plus much more. The doors for the Circus will open
a 2.30pm with the show running from 3-5pm. Those who don’t have Circus tickets are still very welcome at the Summer Fayre.

Bags2School

Thank you to everyone who had a declutter over the Spring. The Bags2School collection in May raised
£124.00 The next collection date is booked for just after the October half term on Wednesday 2nd November.

SLPA Income & Expenditure

We were thinking that you would perhaps like to know a bit more about how much we raise and what the money we have raised gets spent on. The following list details what we have raised and spent in this school calendar year.

Bags2School 2015 – £184
Christmas Cards – £471
Disco 2015 – £548
Christmas Fayre – £2,360
Yellow Moon – £6
Film Night – £640
Easter Egg Hunt – £175
Bags2School 2016 – £124.00
Raised so far – approx. £4,500
Money Spent in this School Calendar Year:
Book Week – £326
Art Week – £841
Projector for new hall – £3190
Digital Piano – £917
Reception Play Bark and Sand – £842
Bike-ability – £640
Playtime Equipment – £128
Year 6 Leavers’ books – £400
Year 6 Sweatshirts – £170
Spent so far, approximately £7500.

As you can see, your support at our events really does make a difference. As always, we welcome any new members so please feel free to come along to one of our monthly meetings. Or, to find out more, contact us via the SLPA email address: enquiries.slpa@gmail.com

We are currently a very small group and with the school currently expanding by one class each year we need more members to organise and support the events – any help is really appreciated thank you!

Yours sincerely,

Tracy Thomas – Headteacher

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