PILLING ST JOHN’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY NEWSLETTER
14 December 2018
Mrs Wigley will not be in school for the rest of this term. We wish her a speedy recovery while she is poorly. Miss Phillips will be looking after school until she returns.
A massive thank you to everyone involved in our Christingle service on Sunday. The children were a credit to yourselves and the school, we have had lots of lovely comments about their performance.
Today has been the last swimming lesson for this term. There will be no children going swimming next week.
There will be no clubs next week. You will be updated when we decide when new clubs will run in the new year.
The choir sang at the Senior Citizens’ Party on Tuesday. Mrs Hill and Mr Marr were extremely impressed with the children’s behaviour and how well they sang.
Thank you very much for supporting this popular village event and for your flexibility on the night.
Acorn performed their nativity this week. They were all absolute superstars. Such a talented group of performers, the West End will be calling.
The children enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner this week. Thank you to the kitchen and welfare staff who did an excellent job of feeding and caring for us all. We are all certainly feeling very festive now.
The children will be singing Christmas carols with a brass band on Thursday. Some residents from Pilling Nursing Home will be joining us. If you would like to come along for an afternoon of carols you will be very welcome. We aim to start at about 1.15pm.
School Carols and Readings
At 1pm on Friday 21st the governors and staff will lead readings and prayers to close the term and remind us of the meaning of Christmas. Please do join us for this reflective assembly.
There may be some disruption to the school day at the start of next week due to work on our drains. Please bear with us while this is being carried out.
Please remember that school closes at 1.30pm on Friday 21 December and there will be no After School Club.
School reopens on Monday 7th January 2019.
At the end of the school day staff will be outside if you have any quick queries however, we ask that parents do not enter the school building for any reason without permission from a staff member. This is to ensure we are compliant with safeguarding procedures.
Please do not park at the front of theGolden Ball. The landlord has generously agreed that parents may continue to use his rear car park. The Reading Rooms Committee has agreed that parents may use their car park as well.
Please be mindful of children’s safety at drop off and collection times.
Please do not leave your children unattended in or outside church until staff arrive at 8.45am.
Church will start promptly at 8.55 each Monday. If children arrive after 8.58 you will be asked to sign the late register by the staff member.
Please can we encourage everyone to join our school lottery?
- Tickets cost just £1 per ticket, per week and 40% of all ticket sales are donated to our school.
- There are guaranteed cash prizes every week with the chance to WIN a £25,000 Jackpot every week.
- Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results are posted online.
- The easiest and quickest way to join our lottery is online where you can set up your payment either by Direct Debit or Debit Card.
After School Club and Breakfast Club
Please remember that places must be booked and paid for in advance. We really do try very hard to accommodate working parents and where possible we try and find staff cover but in the interests of transparency need to let you know there will be times when requests cannot be met.
PE and plasters
Please remember that plasters are not suitable to cover earrings, please teach your children to remove their earrings before each PE lesson.
8.45 award goes to Oak
Final House Points – St Patrick’s and overall Winner!
Worker Bee Awards–
All of Acorn Class for your hard work and star performances in Christmas Counts Nativity
Year 1 Kaleb super maths skills when working with money
Year 2 Tom R Superb ‘giving change’ skills. Very well done
Year 3 Eros for fantastic work on money and practical problem solving
during our chain reactions session
Year 4 Millie for great listening, attitude and improving her skills during a
chilly basketball session
Year 5 Daisy for a fantastic piece of independent wring in English
Year 6 Harris for stepping up and growing into his role and responsibilities as