Newsletter – 31st January 2020

Next Friday we have a non-uniform day to raise money for Havens Hospice as part of the exciting Hares About Town art trail that starts in July. https://www.haresabouttown.co.uk/. Our Junior Governors have decided that we will also be sharing the money raised with the Lily’s ‘£1 Warriors’ Campaign which I am sure most people are aware of. Our children lead the decision making on which charities we support across the year and it’s fantastic to see how much thought they put into which causes are chosen when they are representing the views of their classmates in meetings.

 

Also next week, we will be celebrating science in school with a Science Fair on Thursday and a visit from The Science Museum on Friday who will be holding their “Out of this World” workshop with all year groups. The children will discover what it takes to become an astronaut, launch a rocket, explore the Solar System and look for alien life.

 

Year 3 have been out in our community this week visiting Westcliff library. They represented us brilliantly and had a very interesting time looking at the vast range of books held in a “proper” library.

Our Year 3&4 girls are representing us at football today at the Len Forge Centre. I had the chance to watch a couple of games this morning and they did us proud, competing well in a draw and a closely fought defeat. Good luck girls!

PTA NEWS

Discounted tickets to all available shows are currently for sale via our website www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta . Shows currently available are Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story and The Commitments.

 

Summer Fete Raffle – The Summer Fete may seem like a long way away, however, it’ll be here before we know it! We are kindly asking for prize donations for our raffle, so if you or your employer would be kind enough to make a donation please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com. Wonderfully generous past donations have included iPhone X, iPad, £500 cash, Jaguar experience, Beatles memorabilia hamper.

 

Christmas Panto 2020 – We have secured discounted tickets for the opening show of the 2020 Christmas Panto of Peter Pan at the Cliffs Pavilion on Saturday 12th December at 2.30pm and Sunday 13th December at 2.30pm. Tickets for both performances will be £33.50 per person (instead of £38 per person at the box office).

  • Saturday 12th December 2020 – seats are in the Stalls, rows D-H
  • Sunday 13th December 2020 – seats are in the Stalls, rows G-J

Please email ptachstheatre@gmail.com to register your interest and to secure your tickets at a discounted price through us ASAP. Please note we will not need payment until Easter.

Go Bonkers Inflatable Afternoon – Friday 15th May (3.30-5.30pm / 6-8pm)

Summer Fete – Saturday 27th June (12-3pm)

 

Attendance matters

This week there were 46 times when a child arrived late to school. It really does affect the start of the day for all pupils in a class when children walk in after the lesson has begun and can certainly have a negative impact on the progress of the individual child if they are regularly missing the start of maths.  Our overall attendance so far this year is 97%.

 

Dates for your diary – 2020  
Thursday 6th February 2:30pm 5CF  class assembly
Friday 7th February Non-uniform day
Tuesday 11th February 2:45pm-3:15pm Open afternoon
Tuesday 11th February all day Year 6 parent consultations
Thursday 13th February 2:30pm 6AD class assembly
Friday 14th February Last day of half term
Monday 17th – Friday 21st February Half term holiday
Tuesday 25th February all day Year 5 parent consultations
Tuesday 3rd March all day Year 4 parent consultations
Tuesday 10th March all day Year 3 Parent consultations

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mr Linfield