Newsletter – 12th October 2018

Another busy week in school and the first half term of the year is already nearly over. Still more to pack in next week with parent consultations and open afternoon before everyone takes a breather!

For our new parents, open afternoon is where we invite everyone in so that you can share time with your children in class and see what they have been working on so far this term. We open our doors at 2:45pm and ask everyone to be on their way out again by 3:15pm please. Our teachers have clubs to run and meetings to attend so please stick to these times!

 

We have a number of reading volunteers who come in and listen to children reading aloud in school in the afternoons. Time is always precious and we are very grateful to our volunteers but we are still looking for more if anyone could spare an hour. If you fancy giving it a go, please get in touch with the office.

 

Year 4 had a great day out at Belchamps Activity Centre where they took on all sorts of challenges and overcame a few fears along the way. They worked together to support each other and represented us brilliantly as always, well done Year 4!

 

Sports news

Our tag rugby team competed on Wednesday at Southend Rugby Football Club and performed brilliantly. They won two out of their three group games in the first session, narrowly losing 5-4 in the other, to progress to the later stages of the competition where they made it through to the semi-finals to eventually come away with bronze medals. A great achievement made possible through great team spirit and determination, well done all involved!

Our table tennis team took on Earls Hall on Monday evening. Playing against a very strong team, who made it all the way to the national finals last year, was a definite learning curve but a great experience and they did us proud with their performance and attitude all the way through!

Our footballers are in action this evening in the park against St Pierre, good luck!

 

 

PTA news

Quiz Night will be held in the school dining hall on Friday 2nd November at 8pm and will cost £5 per person; teams are a maximum of 8 but you don’t need a team to take part. This year it will be hosted by the fabulous Clips and Pieces so return your slip with correct payment ASAP to guarantee your space and we look forward to spending an evening of fun and laughter with you!

 

Only Fools and Horses The Musical is coming to the West End and we are pleased to announce that we have secured tickets on Thursday 18th April 2019, 7.30pm at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London for just £49.50 (£75 from the box office). We will need payment by Friday 19th October latest so please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com to reserve yours.

 

Adventure Island discounted ride bands are available again (Blue £18 & Green/Red £15)!!! With the Firework Spectaculars held every Saturday night until 17th November and the Fright Fantastic Halloween Event throughout half term (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th October), there’s never been a better time to buy your discounted wristbands. Please send the correct payment and band request together with your name, contact number, child’s name and class into school in an envelope labelled PTA ADVENTURE ISLAND – FAO YVONNE JONES / LOUISE HARRISON. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Cash4Coins collections, the winning class will be announced in assembly next week!

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 97.5%.  This week there were only 19 instances of children arriving late to school, well done everyone and thank you!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
Parent/teacher consultations 15th & 17th October 2018
Open Afternoon Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 2.45pm to 3.15pm
4JW class assembly Thursday 18th October 2018 at 2:30pm
HALF TERM 22nd October 2018 to 26th October 2018
Non pupil day Monday 29th October 2018
6AD class assembly Thursday 8th November 2018 at 2:30pm
5OS class assembly Thursday 15th November 2018 at 2:30pm
Flu Immunisation Day Thursday 15th November 2018
3AH class assembly Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 2:30pm
3GB class assembly Thursday 29th November 2018 at 2:30pm
4SR class assembly Thursday 6th December 2018 at 2:30pm
3GT class assembly Thursday 13th December 2018 at 2:30pm
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018

 

Thank you for your continued support.