Friday Newsletter – 16.11.18

PILLING ST JOHN’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY

16th November 2018 

Dear Parents,

Children In Need

Thank you very much for supporting our Spotty Day on Monday. The children looked great and we managed to raise £105.

Tree Planting in Pilling and at school

We will be planting over 400 trees around school on Wednesday 21 November. Please send your child into school with a bag containing wellies or old shoes and a warm coat.

If anyone is willing to lend a spade on the day, please could you send it into school (labelled!).

Tree planting will also take place this Saturday (November 17th) on the New Community Field at 10am. Please bring a spade and your wellies.

In addition, the New Community Field has been nominated for a Lancashire Sports award for its sports facilities. On Saturday a group will be coming to film the field in action, so if you want to be a film star, come along at 10am and help us win this award.

Oak Class Armistice Day Presentation

Oak Class produced an amazing presentation on Tuesday and all our community visitors were highly impressed by the children’s interpretation of the production.

Please remember you are welcome to school on 23 November at 9am to watch the children present it again.

Celebration will take place as normal in the afternoon.

Oak Class at Pilling Nursing Home

The children in Y6 will be walking to Pilling Nursing Home on Tuesday 13 November to perform extracts of the Armistice presentation to the residents. If anyone would like to walk down with Mrs Astbury and Miss Haslam please do speak to Mrs Astbury.

 Church

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.

 Football

There will be an Inter-Club football match for all of the Monday Football Club on 26thNovember.

The tournament will start at 3pm. All parents are welcome to come along and support the children.

Well done to our Kids’ Cup team who have played so well today.

Half Price Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will still be taking place on Monday 19thNovember. Please come along after school until 4pm each afternoon.

School will receive a percentage of proceeds if a certain amount of money is spent.

Flyers are being sent in bags this afternoon.

Oak Class

Oak Class spent a whole day finding out about Science and engineering from a lecturer at Lancaster University. Hopefully we will have inspired some children to become future scientists or engineers

Borwick for Y5 and 6

Please remember to pay the £10 deposit by November 23rdif you want to secure a place for your child to attend the residential Borwick trip next year.

PTFA

Thank you very much to the PTFA for organising a wrapping session on Thursday night.

Important Message from the PTFA

Hi All,

With Christmas fair approaching fast, we need your help, please. We will need assistance to set up the fair, staff the stalls and tidy up afterwards. Early next week, there will be a list in the school porch, to put your name down. If you can’t get to school, please offer your help to us directly.

We will need donations ASAP of:

Toys- clean & in good working order; tombola prizes for children and adults; bottles for a bottle tombola, eg, alcohol, bubble bath, ketchup (anything that comes in a bottle!); small children’s gifts for bran tub, eg. crayons, pens, yo-yo’s, mini cars, etc.

Also, cakes (NO NUTS) for cake stall to be brought in on the 27th, please.

 

Your children have been sent home with raffle tickets (£1 each /£5 book). Extras are available from school office or Stakepool stores. A prize list will be sent out soon, but includes a generous cash sum, Sandcastle and Zoo passes, and many great vouchers &gifts. If anyone can offer a prize, please contact us.

 Just a note looking towards the New Year. We will be collecting clothes to be sold by weight. If you’re having a clear out, please put aside for us. 

Thank you so much. See you soon.

Cath, PTFA Chair.

Email: pillingstjptfa@gmail.com.

Or see us on Facebook

 

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.

Parking

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.

PTFA Lottery

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.

 

The Versions

We are planning a big social event on February 8thwith The Versions Band providing live music. They have kindly agreed to perform at a very reduced rate.

Please put this date in your diaries, tell your friends and book a babysitter! We really want to raise money towards affording a mini bus to help us get out to more tournaments and events. Follow this link

http://www.the-versions.co.uk

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.

Speakers in School

 

If you, or a friend would like to come to talk to the children about your jobs or experiences (voluntary or otherwise) we would love to hear from you.

8.45 award goes to Acorn

 

Awards

 Worker Bee Awards

Nursery          Freddie            for super improvement in tackling new situations

Reception        Evie                 for great confidence and enthusiasm in all areas of learning

Year 1              Holly                a super set of test results and never giving up! Well done

Year 2              Elsie E              a fantastic effort this week.  You have worked very hard. Keep putting your hand up                  

Year 3              Kaycee             enthusiasm towards school life

Year 4              William M       positive attitude towards his work in all areas

Year 5              Zach                for showing excellent knowledge of engineering during Science day                                        

Year 6              Alisha              a great improvement in times tables and arithmetic knowledge     

House points awarded to St David’s