Newsletter – 19th July 2019

We are drawing closer to the end of the year but there is still so much going on in school.

We had a visit from Kirk Edwards in assembly on Monday and are delighted that we have been recognised for our commitment to primary school sport by the SPSSA (Southend Primary School Sports Association) and have been awarded the “School Of The Year” trophy. We have had a fantastic year in competitions but this award also recognises how hard we work to give as many pupils as possible the chance to represent school and the brilliant attitude that our young athletes show when they are competing. Go Team Chalkwell – we couldn’t be prouder!

Our talented artists had their designs used at last week’s Village Green. The flag designs were displayed at The N-Act Theatre Tent on Saturday. 100 of their pictures were scanned onto fabric in order to hang them, and the other flags were all presented in folders for people to look through. There are lots of pictures on our Facebook page of the fantastic designs.

Our last serious sports fixture saw us enter two teams of girls into the SUFC football tournament. They both played really well, despite the rain, and ended up facing each other in the final. The game was so close that it had to be decided by penalties and Chalkwell came away with 1st place and runners up! Well done girls, a great end to a very impressive year of sport!

This week we have also had some fun matches taking place with parents taking on our champion netballers and the staff taking on the champion cricketers and footballers. I think the children showed the adults how it should be done in most cases!

We have just received our End of Key Stage 2 (SATs) results. Our whole school results are based upon the percentage of pupils scoring at or above the 100 mark after they are standardised. They are another great, and continually improving, set of results that puts us way above national averages. We are very proud of how hard all the children in school work and how well our staff help them to learn. Below are Chalkwell Hall’s results compared to the 2018 or 2019 national averages (not all of the 2019 data is available yet). Well done all!

 

  Reading GPS Maths Writing Combined R/W/M
At Expected Standard 100+ (2019 National average in brackets) 82% (73%) 88% (78%) 90%

(79%)

93% (78%) 78%

(65%)

Greater Depth/Exceeding 110+ (2018 National average in brackets) 39% (28%) 52% (34%) 51%

(23%)

36% (20%) 23%

(10%)

Average scaled score (2019 National average in brackets) 106.8

(104)

109

(106)

108.6

(105)

   

And finally from me this week, a reminder for parents to please make sure that all dinner money and Conkers fees are paid up by the end of term and some important news from Leigh Cricket Club. As most of the school seems to head over to the park on the final day of school they have asked us to let you know that the clubhouse bar will be open should you be in need of some refreshment!

Governor news – Mrs Sanders

What a year it’s been, with all the trips and activities, the sports achievements and all the extra-curricular clubs. Plus there have been all the other opportunities for the children to take place in competitions outside the school – drama, dance, music and so on. 

 Then there have been the incredible efforts of the PTA – parents, teachers and other staff who’ve worked so hard over the year creating fabulous events for our children. I feel we’re so fortunate to have such parents and staff who give up their time to organise these events. Most recently, of course, we had the school fete, and it was great to see the Junior and the Infant schools coming together to put on this wonderful afternoon for the whole school community and beyond. Thanks too are due to the individuals involved in organising the current Year 6 leavers’ events. Finally, a huge thank you goes out to all the teachers who’ve done such a fantastic job and who’ve put in so much over the year, and to everyone else at the school who has worked away behind the scenes. Have a great summer.

PTA news

What a fantastic year we have had fundraising with the most wonderful events including Curry Night, Cash4Coins, 2 Quiz Nights, Pre-Loved Uniform Sales, an amazing Christmas Fayre with ice skating, Santa’s Grotto, 2 Christmas Bazaars, Junior Movie Night, Infant Movie Afternoon, Festive Fun Run, Easter Eggstravaganza, Bunny Hop, Go Bonkers and the Summer Fete!! Following the success of last year, we have also offered discounted theatre tickets to over 20 fabulous shows in London’s West End and locally at the Cliffs Pavilion. Our sincerest thank yous go to everyone who has kindly donated, volunteered and supported us; we couldn’t do it without you!!! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the fundraising and hope you have too!!!

WE NEED YOU! We would love you to join us bringing new energy and new ideas. So even if you are a bit unsure please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com and you can have a chat with one of us about the PTA. Currently we only have 6 active members; 4 who are working too. It can be fun, it can be hard work but it is incredibly rewarding. Come on, you know you want to!  Our AGM will be held in September (date to be confirmed), where everyone is welcome and committee members will be elected; we hope to see you then.

Don’t forget you can purchase your discounted tickets for Adventure Island throughout the Summer Holidays at Coulson James on Leigh Broadway.   Green £13 / Blue £16

Contact us:

ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com         Like us on FaceBook: PTA CHS

 Visit our events website to purchase available discounted theatre tickets:

www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

 Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%   This week there were 40 lates.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019  
Leavers Assembly Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 1.45pm
Leavers Disco Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Book Bus – 18th July 2019

On Thursday 18th July 2019 the school will be visited by a ‘Book Bus’ that will be parked in the playground all day. Children will be able to visit during the day to browse and purchase books, a suggested amount to bring in is £5.00. As the bus is with us for one day, only children that have bought in money will be able to visit during the school day.  Parents/Carers will be able to visit after school to browse and make purchases with infant and junior children.

 

The book prices are heavily discounted, up to 75% off publisher’s prices and they will accept cash, credit or debit cards. Parents can also order books to be delivered at a later date. Any sales will generate commission for the school which will be used to purchase books for our library.

 

This is an interactive experience which will encourage and inspire a love of reading in your children and the commission on sales will be able to boost the stock for school library.

 

Thank you for your support.

Village Green – 12th July 2019

On Friday 12th July 2019, we will be going to Chalkwell Park to take part in a range of activities, workshops and performances as part of The Village Green Festival. We will be going over in the morning, returning to school for lunch and then going back to the park for the afternoon.

 

Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for the weather on the day, sun screen will need to be applied if it is sunny, or a rain proof coat will be needed if it is wet.

 

Pupils may bring a maximum of £2 to spend on an ice cream or a drink.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Newsletter – 28th June 2019

The amount of success our children have had this year is nothing short of phenomenal and this week carried on in exactly that fashion!

 

Our Drama Club and Glee Club entered the Leigh Music and Drama Festival Competition and blew away the judges with some absolutely stunning performances. The children performed with a skill and confidence level of those much, much older and it was a genuine joy to watch them. The Drama Club won both their categories and the Glee Club came away with 2 silver medals. A wonderful display of what our children’s natural talent coupled with hard work can achieve – well done all!

Our rounders teams have had a great week with Year 6 coming 4th in the Essex finals, Year 4 coming 4th in the borough tournament and our Year 5s winning gold in their competition!

To cap off another great week, our Year 4 tennis team played in the Essex finals, having come runners up in the borough tournament, and came away with gold as well!

A quick reminder for those that haven’t had a junior school sports day letter that we welcome parents to come and have a picnic at lunch on 3rd July in between the Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 sessions.

Our Year 6’s writing was moderated by the Local Authority this week, as they have to every few years, and I’m delighted to say they confirmed our team’s views on the strengths of our Year 6 children’s work. Great results for the team and the children who have worked so hard together this year!

 

Finally, a quick reminder from the office – could parents return the food allergy/intolerance forms as soon as possible please?

 

Many thanks!

 

PTA news  

PTA events and ticket sales website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

For general enquiries please email: ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

Summer fete

The sun is shining, the stalls and games are ready and the Pimm’s is on ice so please join us tomorrow for our biggest, fun-filled, fundraiser of the year, the “Summer Fete”.

A BIG thank you, as always, to everyone who has offered to help at the fete or provided donations for some of our stalls and raffle, to our event sponsor Coulson James and especially to all of you who are planning to come along tomorrow and support this event. We hope you all have a great afternoon.

Access will be via the Junior School gate from 12:00pm and the fete is planned to end around 3:00pm. Please bring plenty of change as there will be face painting, lots of games, refreshments and craft stalls (including revelation arts & crafts, children’s clothing and accessories, homewares by Cockle Crew and many more) plus plenty of other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

A few points to note:

For anyone planning to donate cakes and cookies to our fete stall could you please bring them to the playground from 9am on Saturday morning but please note they MUST NOT CONTAIN NUTS.

We are still in need of volunteers to help clear away at the end of the fete so if anyone is able to kindly volunteer from 3pm please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com.

 

If you would like to purchase tickets for the raffle and have not yet done so then tickets will be available to purchase at the event with the draw taking place outside the school library at 2:30pm.

 

Book of Mormon

Following a number of requests, we have reserved tickets to “The Book of Mormon” which continues to delight and shock London audiences. A winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards with a number of sensational reviews and sell-out shows under its belt, The Book of Mormon tickets remain among the hottest in the West End.

Discounted tickets are available for performances on Monday – Thursday evenings and so, following the recent release of additional dates, we have been able to move quickly and reserve fantastic seats in rows J-L of the Central Stalls for two evening performances on either Thursday 24th October 2019 or Thursday 14th November 2019 at the Prince of Wales theatre in London’s West End.

Tickets are a fantastically discounted £49 compared with the box office price of £83 but please note, due to the fast approaching school summer break, our reservation for these tickets will need to close by 16th July 2019.

If you wish to purchase discounted tickets for the Book of Mormon or any of the Cliffs Pavilion shows we are currently selling then please do so via the “Shop” then “Uniform and Merchandise” link on the PTA website set out above.

 

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 95.9%   This week there were 31 lates.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019  
Sports Day Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (lower school a.m. / upper school p.m.)
4JT Class assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2:30pm
Meet the Teacher Friday 5th July 2019 at 10.30am
Open Afternoon Tuesday 16th July 2019 at 2.45pm
Leavers Assembly Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 1.45pm
Leavers Disco Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Food Allergies and Food Intolerances

Our school cook has asked us to make sure the information we hold on the children around allergies and intolerances is as up to date as possible. Please read through the information below and fill in the form where it applies to your child.

 

A food allergy is defined as:

 

When the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to a certain food.  Symptoms may include an itchy sensation in the mouth, a red skin rash, swelling of the face, eyes, lips and tongue.

 

A food intolerance is defined as:

 

When the body’s digestive system reacts abnormally to a certain food.  Symptoms may include bloating, nausea, diarrhoea and stomach cramps but no allergic reaction will take place.

 

The important differences:

 

  • The symptoms of a food intolerance can take hours to appear, with an allergy they will start much quicker, sometimes within seconds;
  • You need to eat a larger amount of food to trigger a food intolerance, sometimes with an allergy just smelling the food can cause a reaction to occur;
  • An allergic reaction can be life threatening, food intolerances are never of this magnitude.

 

The EU have issued a list of 14 recognised foods which cause allergic or intolerant reactions.  These are not the only foods that can cause a food allergy or intolerance but they have been recognised in a large enough proportion of the EU population to set them as a standard.  The 14 allergens are:

 

  • Celery
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lupin
  • Mustard
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Suplhur Dioxide and Sulphites
  • Crustaceans
  • Molluscs
  • Peanut
  • Tree Nuts
  • Cereal containing gluten (including what, rye, oats, barley)

 

Further details on what these recognised food groups include are listed overleaf.

 

Please indicate below whether your child has an allergy or an intolerance to the following recognised foods which cause allergic or intolerant reactions:

 

 

CHILD’S NAME:

 

CLASS:

 

 

ALLERGY

 

INTOLE-RANCE

Celery

Where will we find celery? stock/bouillon, Gravy, ready meals, crisps, celery salt, sauces, spice mixes

   
Eggs

Where will we find eggs? quiches, flans, cakes, biscuits, pancakes, pasta, noodles, mayonnaise, some Quorn products, chocolate bars, doughnuts, processed meats and fish, mousses

   
Fish

Where will we find fish? fish fingers or nuggets, sushi, salads (i.e. Caesar salad), oyster sauces, fish sauce, Worcester sauce, dips, prawn crackers/crisps

   
Lupin

Where will we find lupin? pastry cases, pies, waffles, pancakes, pizzas, onion rings, lupin flour

   
Mustard

Where will we find mustard?  mayonnaise, processed meats, pickles, salad dressings, ketchup, barbeque sauce, marinades, mustard seeds and leaves (often used in curries)

   
Sesame seeds

Where will we find sesame? hummus, tahini, halvah, biscuits, crackers, breads, rice cakes, bagels, burger buns, muesli, dips, spreads, mixed spices, sesame oil, vege-burgers

   
Soya

Where will we find soy? Edamame, soy sauce, soya flour, tofu, soya lecithin, soy milk

   
Milk

Where will we find milk? milk, milk powder, milk drinks, all cheeses (unless specified), butter, margarine, yoghurt, cream, ice cream, processed meat (i.e. sausages), sauces, breakfast cereals, ready meals, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, batters

   
Sulphites

Where will we find sulphites? soup mixes, jams, pickled foods, prawns, molasses, dried fruit, peeled potatoes, guacamole, vegetable juices, canned vegetables

   
Crustacean

Where will we find crustaceans? crab, lobster, crayfish, shrimp, prawn

   
Molluscs

Where will we find molluscs?  mussels, clams, scallops, oysters, limpets, snails, squid, octopus, cuttlefish, cockles

   
Peanuts

Where will we find peanuts? oils, biscuits, peanut butter, chocolate spread, sweet mincemeat, cakes (in particular fruit cakes), muesli, desserts, sweets, satay

   
Tree nuts

Where will we find tree nuts?  almonds, cashews, macadamia, pecans, walnut, pistachio, marzipan, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, nut butters, cereals, crackers, nut oils, chocolates

   
Cereals containing gluten

Where will we find gluten? any products containing wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, bread, pizza bases, crackers, muffins, couscous, bulgar wheat, porridge oats, stock/bouillon, soy sauce, pasta and noodles, breaded fish, chicken or vegetables, breakfast cereals, suet, pretzels, liquorice,  sausages and processed meats

   
Other

Please indicate any other allergies/intolerances below:

 

 

 

   

 

□  My child does not suffer from any food allergies or food intolerances.

 

Signed: ………………………………………………………………………………….. Parent/Carer             Date: ………………………….

 

Please return this form to the school office by Monday 22nd July 2019.

 

Newsletter – 21st June 2019

We have had a lot of success in the sporting arena over the last few years and this year has been particularly trophy laden. We have been runners up in the borough’s most prestigious competition on a number of occasions and the team really wanted to go one step further this time around. The children have been working hard at lunchtimes and after school with the support of many of our dedicated team to prepare for the event and our athletics squad of over 60 certainly delivered! The team performed superbly, all chipping in with points from their events and many coming away with individual medals and moving on to the “SuperSports” event on July 1st and 2nd. Our Year 6 boys even managed to break the borough record for the 4×100 relay! A wonderful afternoon of high quality athletics and a deserved victory for a talented and, just as importantly, hard-working team who represented Chalkwell Hall brilliantly – well done all, we are very proud of you!

 

Our Year 6s are representing Southend today at the Essex Rounders Finals in Saffron Walden – good luck!

The Junior Governors would like to thank everyone for the kind contributions they have made to our Southend Foodbank collection, the response has been brilliant. We are going to continue to collect items for the Foodbank, so any further contributions will be gratefully received.

The Eco-Warriors are holding a Waste Free Lunch on Thursday. The class with the lowest amount of waste will win 15 minutes extra break which is always a popular prize! The Eco-Warriors team will be giving an assembly on Monday to let everyone know all about it.

 

PTA news

PTA events and ticket sales website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

For general enquiries please email: ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

PTA events and ticket sales website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

For general enquiries please email: ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

School website

We have updated the PTA page on each school’s website to include refreshed details not only of the PTA and our fundraising but also to provide links to both the “PTA Events and Ticket Sales website” as well as the recently announced “Wonderful.org donation site” – where donations can be made for either the Infant School classroom fit out or General donations in connection with the PTA’s usual fundraising (which this year includes, amongst other things, the replacement of the playground Treehouse with new, modern play equipment).

 

To access the PTA page, simply click on the drop-down menu of each school’s website, select “Parents” then “PTA” and you will find details about the PTA including, on the first page directly below the cheque photograph, links to each of the donation and ticket sales sites.

 

Infant School fundraiser

We would like to send a “BIG” thank you to those of you who have already made a donation to the fit out of the new Infant School classrooms.

 

As was announced last week, the Infant School have, after a lengthy struggle, managed to obtain funding and planning consent for the new classroom block but are looking for our help to raise money for the fit out of these classrooms. If you are able to help us with this special fundraiser then please donate via the link below. Your support, at whatever amount, will make a big difference to the facilities the school will be able to offer in the new classrooms for both the children currently attending the school and for future generations, so please help us if you can.

https://www.wonderful.org/fundraiser/infantschool-316b7a55

 

Ticket sales

In addition to the usual Adventure Island wristbands we are currently selling, on the Events and ticket sales website, the following discounted tickets for shows at the Cliffs Pavilion. Our closing date for the sale of tickets to all these shows will be 30th September 2019. If you would like to attend then please purchase tickets at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

 

Show Date Performance PTA price Box office price
The Woman in Black Saturday 18th Jan 2020 8:00pm £26.00 £32.00
Pricilla Queen of the Desert Friday 28th February 2020 8:00pm £37.00 £45.50
Madam Butterfly Friday 27th March 2020 7:30pm £35.50 £40.00
Riverdance Tuesday 31st March 2020 7:30pm £51.50 £57.50
Beautiful (Carole King Musical) Saturday 2nd May 2020 8:00pm £39.00 £47.00

 

Other things to remember

  • Please help make our Summer Fete as fun and successful as possible by continuing to bring your donations of soft toys, children’s books and pre loved uniform to each school office next week.
  • If you would like to take part and be in with a chance of winning one of the exciting prizes on offer in our Summer Fete raffle this year don’t forget to send in, via each school, your payment and tickets (with your name and phone number written on the back of each ticket) at the latest by Friday 28th June 2019.

And finally – Thank you to those of you that spotted the typo in the PTA newsletter last week which made reference to the Village Green music festival being on Saturday 17th July 2019. The correct date should have been Saturday 13th July 2019.

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.   This week there were 24 lates which is nice and low again – thank you!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-20 19  
5OS Class assembly Thursday 27th June 2019 2:30pm
Sports Day Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (lower school a.m. / upper school p.m.)
4JT Class assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2:30pm
Meet the Teacher Friday 5th July 2019 at 10.30am
Open Afternoon Tuesday 16th July 2019 at 2.45pm
Leavers Assembly Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 1.45pm
Leavers Disco Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Newsletter – 14th June 2019

We have just about made it to the end of the week after another very successful PGL trip with Year 3&4. Very little sleep but lots and lots of fun with 150 children all taking on challenges, facing their fears and (sort of) learning how to pack a bag themselves! My enormous thanks to the 15 staff (and particularly Mr Robinson who organises it) who gave up their weekends away from their families to give our children such a wonderful opportunity.

Last night was the annual music festival at the Cliffs Pavilion and it was just as fantastic as usual. Our talented musicians and singers, along with the other schools on the stage, performed brilliantly and entertained us from start to finish. A tremendous showcase of the talent we have in school and across the area!

Our Year 3s have also been out and about as part of their studies in Southend. They always do well on trips and this time I even received a phone call to say how well they represented us while out in public – great work Year 3!

Our Year 6 boys represented us at football in a mini tournament against Earls Hall and Leigh North Street on Monday and did us proud. A number of the boys were playing their first ever match for school and they all did brilliantly with fantastic sporting attitudes and great team spirit on display!

 

The Rounders was called off again for Year 6 due to the rather unseasonal weather but we have been asked to represent Southend in the Essex finals due to how well the team performed when in Year 5!

 

And finally, a couple of reminders. We’ve had a number of people move house or change mobile phone number over the last few months, please make sure we have up to date contact details for you. Also, please remember that we do not allow dogs on school grounds – no matter how small, friendly or cute!

 

PTA news

PTA events and ticket sales website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

For general enquiries please email: ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

New build

We are delighted to hear that the Infant School is now able to progress with its vision to create a new state of the art classroom block and are excited to be able to support the school in fundraising for the fit out of these classrooms.

 

As a registered charity, we are able to claim Gift Aid on donations made by UK taxpayers to the PTA which increases the amount of each donation by 25%. As such, we have registered with Wonderful.org, a not for profit organisation, that will process and pay to our charity 100% (including the associated Gift Aid) of all donations, up to £1,000 each.

 

If you would like to make a donation (up to £1,000) to this special fundraiser, please click on the link below where you will be taken to the charity’s “Infant School classroom fit out” sponsorship page and where you will find a wonderfully entertaining video from the Infant School children explaining why this project is so important to them.    https://www.wonderful.org/fundraiser/infantschool-316b7a55

 

If you wish to make an extremely generous donation, in excess of the £1,000 limit set by Wonderful.org, please contact the Infant School reception where arrangements can be made for collection of both the donation and Gift Aid.

 

Please note:

The Wonderful.org site includes 2 pages for our PTA charity. The first for the Classroom fit out fundraiser, accessed via the link above, plus a second page where General donations can be made to our usual fundraising, which this year includes the replacement of the playground treehouse. On our pages of the website, if you click the “Sponsor” or “Sponsor Chalkwell Hall” green buttons that will enable you to make a donation just to the Classroom fit out fundraiser. If you click on the green “Donate now” button, that will allow you to make a general donation to our usual fundraising for both schools.

 

Match funding

Following on from the classroom fit out fundraiser above and in advance of our biggest event of the year, the Summer Fete, we would once again ask, if you work for a company that operates a “match funding” scheme, that you consider registering the PTA as your nominated charity.

 

Not all companies offer match funding but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount an employee has raised for or donated to their nominated charity (often £ for £). Generally speaking, banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utility providers, phone companies and car manufacturers are known historically to offer match funding schemes. So, if you plan to volunteer to help at our Summer Fete or make a donation to the PTA charity then please contact your company’s Human Resources department to check whether they operate such a scheme.

 

Just to repeat the example we previously mentioned, one parent, who volunteered to help on a stall at our Summer Fete last year, was given a £500 donation to the PTA by their employer from match funding. Contributions like this make a huge difference to the success of the PTA and the support we can give to the schools so if you are able to help us in this way please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

Village Green

Just a reminder that Southend’s best loved arts and music festival returns to Chalkwell Park on Saturday 17th July 2019. If you plan to attend please purchase tickets via the link below to raise £1 per ticket for the PTA at no additional cost to yourselves.

https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/village-green/?skcampaign=chalkwellhall

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.   This week there were 48 lates, but 25 of those were on the morning after the PGL with a lot of very tired Year 3&4s!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-20 19  
3GB Class assembly Thursday 20th June 2019 2:30pm
5OS Class assembly Thursday 27th June 2019 2:30pm
Sports Day Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (lower school a.m. / upper school p.m.)
4JT Class assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2:30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 16th July 2019 at 2.45pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Newsletter – 7th June 2019

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a great half term. We’ve got straight back into the swing of things with Bikeability for Year 6, secondary schools coming in to speak to the children ahead of their move to “big school”, the borough swimming gala and today we are off to East Sussex again for this year’s PGL trip. 150 Children and 15 adults off for adventure in the sun – fingers crossed! Lots of fears will be faced, lots of fun will be had and I’m pretty sure very little sleep will be the norm. For those collecting children on Sunday, I’ll be back before the coaches to let you on to the playground. Please be patient when collecting – everyone will be very tired! My thanks to the staff who are willing, once again, to give up their weekends to give the children this amazing opportunity.

Year 6 have been learning how to be safe on the roads on their bikes, essential as they move off to secondary school in September. Lots of the children have definitely increased their awareness this week – good stuff! After winning the Borough B swimming tournament last year, our swimming team competed in the A league this week and the step up was noticeable. Our boys and girls did us proud, showed great Chalkwell team spirit and, as a bonus, we were informed by the organisers that we were the best behaved school there! We are proud of them as always.

 

Some of our pupils entered artwork into a competition based at St Pierre School and we have some prize winners who have been personally invited to attend an awards ceremony to receive their prizes. We also have a few children who have won prizes for being a ‘budding artist’.  Please invite your friends and family down to Saint Pierre to visit the exhibition and take part in the Children’s art trail and Art trail in general.  There will be lots of activities going on at Saint Pierre, Library Gardens and all around the Leigh on Sea community. Exhibition & activities take place on Saturday 8th June – 10am-5pm, Sunday 9th June – 11am-3pm, Saturday 15th June – 10am-5pm and Sunday 16th June – 11am-3pm.

 

One of our uniform suppliers, Pauls, has just released their summer price list. Please see the link for details:  https://paulsdiscount.co.uk/product-category/find-my-school/primary/chalkwell-hall/

 

PTA news

PTA events and ticket sales website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta.  For general enquiries please email: ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

Welcome back to all, we hope you had a fun and “relaxing” half term.  This is an exciting month for the PTA when we host our biggest event of the year, the Summer Fete – full details of which will follow shortly.

 

Next week, we will be sending out details of and raffle tickets for our PTA Summer Raffle. The fantastic prizes this year include an overnight campervan experience, a weekend Jaguar car experience, tickets to see Florence and the Machine at the British Summertime music festival in Hyde Park, an evening out including dinner at Lords, the home of English cricket, to see Essex v Middlesex in the T20 Vitality Blast, £100 cash plus many more exciting prizes.

The Summer Fete is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the money we collect from the raffle makes a big difference to the funds we are able to provide to our wonderful schools so we hope you can support us, as you have done so amazingly in the past, by either buying tickets yourself or selling them to family and friends.

 

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has either donated their time or a prize to support the raffle this year.

Adventure Island ticket sales

Discounted tickets for Adventure Island, featuring the all new £1m white knuckle ride “Axis” are once again available to buy on the PTA website. Just purchase your tickets by selecting “Shop” then “Uniform and Merchandise” from the bar across the top of the site and you will be taken to the ticket sales page.

 

Once tickets have been purchased, we will email you to confirm when the tickets are available to collect from the school offices but please allow at least 24 hours for delivery.

Madam Butterfly

If you have always wanted to experience a night at the Opera but have been put off by the high price tag we are delighted to announce that we have reserved discounted tickets in rows H to J of the central stalls for the award winning “Madam Butterfly” which is being performed for one night only at the Cliffs Pavilion on Friday 27 March 2020 at 7:30pm. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results!

 

Theatre tickets

A full list of the theatre tickets we are currently selling is set out below. If you wish to purchase discounted tickets for any of these shows then please do so via the “Shop” then “Uniform and Merchandise” link on the PTA website.

Show Date Performance PTA price Box office price
Closing date
The Woman in Black Saturday 18th Jan 2020 8:00pm £26.00 £32.00 30 Sep 2019
Riverdance Tuesday 31st March 2020 7:30pm £51.50 £57.50 30 Sep 2019
Beautiful (Carole King Musical) Saturday 2nd May 2020 8:00pm £39.00 £47:00 30 Sep 2019
New this week          
Pricilla Queen of the Desert Friday 28th February 2020 8:00pm £37.00 £45.50 30 Sep 2019
Madam Butterfly Friday 27th March 2020 7:30pm £35.50 £40.00 30 Sep 2019

And finally….

 

There are a number of wonderful organisations that support charities like our PTA by providing cash grants for individual projects aimed at improving or enhancing the educational opportunities and experiences for school children.  If you have experience with regards to the sourcing of Grant Funding and could help us with future applications, please email our PTA treasurer (David Baldwin) at baldwindavid500@yahoo.com.

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.   This week there were 33 lates.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-20 19  
5CF Class assembly Thursday 13th June 2019 2:30pm
Class Photographs Friday 14th June 2019
3GB Class assembly Thursday 20th June 2019 2:30pm
5OS Class assembly Thursday 27th June 2019 2:30pm
Sports Day Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (lower school a.m. / upper school p.m.)
4JT Class assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2:30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

23rd May 2019

Another half term has flown by and it’s been just as much fun and had just as much to celebrate as all the others! Go Bonkers was fantastic last Friday, our thanks to all who helped run it and also to those and came along to bounce – or watch and drink Pimms!

Our girls had the amazing experience of playing football on the pitch at Roots Hall last Friday. Having won their league, they qualified for the Champion of Champions game against West Leigh. The girls did an amazing job and showed lots of determination against formidable opponents but sadly could not get the win on the day. They did, however, collect their League Winners medals and trophies and should be incredibly proud of their achievements this year.

 

Our athletes from all year groups took to the track and field at Garon Park yesterday and represented us superbly. Some great individual performances in the team across all four events that they participated in. Stars of the future on display!

Jobs at school

A reminder that we are looking to recruit our own team of in house cleaners at Chalkwell Hall. We are looking for 4 cleaners and 1 cleaning supervisor. Cleaners will be required from 4pm to 6:15pm and the Supervisor will be required from 4pm to 6:30pm. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested please have a look at the adverts on our website https://chalkwellhall.co.uk/vacancies/

PTA news

What a fabulous afternoon and evening last Friday was at our Inflatable Fun Day with Go Bonkers. It was so lovely to see the happy smiles on the children’s faces and them thoroughly enjoying themselves! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported the event; together we raised over a fantastic £3,000!

Preparations for the biggest event on our calendar, the Summer Fete on Saturday 29th June, 12-3pm, are now in full swing.

We are kindly asking for volunteers to help set up on the day, help to run a stall and/or clear away. If you are able to volunteer any time, even just an hour, please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com; all help is very much appreciated.

 

Don’t forget you can purchase your discounted tickets for Adventure Island throughout the Half Term holiday at Coulson James on Leigh Broadway.

 

Contact us:

ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

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Visit our events website to purchase available discounted theatre tickets:

www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta

 

 Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.   This week there were 26 lates.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-20 19  
Non-pupil day Friday 24th May 2019
Half Term Monday 27th May 2019 to Friday 31st May 2019
4TF Class assembly Thursday 6th June 2019 2:30pm
PGL Activity Weekend for Year 3 & 4 Friday 7th June 2019 to Sunday 9th June 2019
5CF Class assembly Thursday 13th June 2019 2:30pm
Class Photographs Friday 14th June 2019
3GB Class assembly Thursday 20th June 2019 2:30pm
5OS Class assembly Thursday 27th June 2019 2:30pm
Sports Day Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (lower school a.m. / upper school p.m.)
4JT Class assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2:30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020

 

Thank you for your continued support.