Newsletter – 14th December 2018

Only 3 school days until the Christmas break but it’s still all go here at Chalkwell Hall. Today was Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children and there were some cracking festive numbers on display! Last Saturday our choir performed at the yearly Christmas Fayre at Leigh Fire Station. The children sang seven festive songs in front of a large audience and represented the school beautifully. Mrs Dubouchet and Mr Winiberg would like to thank all those children who attended, taking time out of their busy Saturdays to give back to the community – you were fantastic! Movie night was a complete sell out yesterday evening with 9 festive films complete with drinks, popcorn and hotdogs!

Our children recently submitted a number of pieces of artwork into the St Pierre festive art competition.  The judges were wowed by our entries and have confirmed prizes for many of the children that have taken part. Awards will be announced at an exhibition in the school this coming Sunday 16th December from 4pm – 8pm. Fingers crossed!

Sports news

More firsts for Chalkwell Hall this week with our first ever entry into the sitting volleyball competition at Garon Park this week. More children representing us for the first time and coming away with bronze medals – great work! Our handball team were also at Garon Park on Wednesday and did brilliantly too. They only lost one game in the whole tournament (to the eventual winners) and came away with silver medals. A tremendous performance, well done!

 

 

PTA news

This week we have received fundraising updates on our Cash4Coins collection; your donations helped to raise £354.75!

We have managed to secure discounted tickets to see Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium when it returns to the stage this summer. We have tickets available at £45 in the Royal Circle at 7.30pm on Wednesday 31st July and Wednesday 14th August, as well as tickets for £25 in the Grand Circle at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14th August. Please note we must have payment before the Christmas holidays to secure these with the theatre. Please email ptachstheatre@gmail.com to secure yours today!

If you are a UK tax payer, please kindly complete the Gift Aid form that was sent out via email and return to school before the Christmas break so that the PTA can reclaim 25% on all your donations (25p for every £1), at no additional cost to yourself.  This is a great way to boost our funds! Please note you only need to complete one form regardless of how many children you have at the school, please just include all names on the form. Thank you in advance.

Please don’t forget to become a member of the Co-op AND register your cause as our school. The Co-op have kindly chosen to support our school again in their local community fund project. Every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-branded products will be donated to our school. Last year, this raised over £3,300 for our schools! If you are already a Co-op member, please go online and register your cause as Chalkwell Schools PTA. If you are not yet a member, please sign up today and help raise funds for our schools every time you shop at Co-op!

Our final Christmas fundraiser, the Festive Fun Run, will take place on Wednesday 19th December during school hours at Chalkwell Park. Every child is invited to run with a festive hat of their choice or to decorate their hair with tinsel, but please feel free to really enter the spirit of the event and wear a full Christmas outfit if you have one! A small Christmas treat will be given to every child that takes part.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful support and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a happy New Year!

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.  This week there were 38 instances of children arriving late to school.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
Christmas Carol Concert Monday 17th December 2018
Christmas Dinner Tuesday 18th December 2018
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018
Christmas Carol Concert Monday 17th December 2018
Christmas dinner Tuesday 18th December 2018
Open afternoon Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 2:45pm-3:15pm
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018
4JT class assembly Thursday 10th January 2018 at 2:30pm
3NM class assembly Thursday 17th January 2018 at 2:30pm
5DS class assembly Thursday 24th January 2018 at 2:30pm
5LR class assembly Thursday 31st January 2018 at 2:30pm
4TF class assembly Thursday 7th February 2018 at 2:30pm
5CF class assembly Thursday 14th February 2018 at 2:30pm

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 PG Rated Film

As part of our topic ‘Viking and Dragons – Friends or Foes?’ we have studied Cressida Cowell and used ideas from some of her ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ series of books.

 

The children have been truly inspired, creating their own dragon legend, artwork and explanation writing.  We have also been sharing Cressida Cowell’s books as class readers and would like to watch ‘How To Train Your Dragon’/’How To Train Your Dragon 2’ to be able to make comparisons between book and film. These films are rated PG, so we need to ensure you are happy for your child to watch them in school.

 

If you do not wish your child to watch these PG rated films, please complete the reply slip on the letter and return it to school by Wednesday 12th December 2018.  If you are happy for your child to watch the films, you do not need to return a reply slip.

 

To view the full letter, please click below:

PG Rated Film Dec 18

Christmas Jumper Day

The Junior Governors have decided that they would like the school to support this year’s Christmas Jumper Day, on 14th December 2018, which is in aid of Save the Children.

 

We are asking for children to come to school on that day wearing their Christmas jumper or anything Christmassy and donating £1 to this worthy charity.

 

On the day, children should wear their Christmassy item with their full school uniform and of course if children would rather not take part, that’s absolutely fine.

 

We hope everyone will enjoy being a part of Christmas Jumper Day 2018.

Newsletter 30/11/18

Every so often we get messages from our community and they are usually about how impressed members of the public are with our children out and about when they are on a trip or at an event. Or how great one of our community events, like the Fayre, has been (well done and thanks to our PTA for Saturday!). Sometimes, however, the messages are not as positive and unfortunately I have received a few of these recently about parking around our school and a lack of consideration for our neighbours. Please, please, please do not park across the drives of local residents. They also have to get children to school and go to work and they cannot do that with a car parked in the middle of their driveway!

We’ve been as busy as ever with trips, visitors, swimming, meetings, loads of sports fixtures and the police chase drama outside school this week. Year 4 had a day of mindfulness and meditation linked to their R.E and PHSE studies this week with expert Sonia Jenkins, and Year 5 had a great trip to Southchuch Hall as part of their topic studies. Lord Rich and Master Roberts gave them a tour around the house and explained many of the traditions of a Tudor Christmas, with the main focus being Christmas food. They learned that Christmas was traditionally celebrated over 12 days which is why we have such a lot of traditional Christmas food (now enjoyed all on a single day!). The children had the opportunity to smell a range of spices and ingredients that were used in the making of pottage and the original meat containing mince pies. They absolutely loved the visit and were laughing most of the way through!

 

Sports news

Our Year 3 boys and girls both had their first chance to represent school at football with fixtures against Our Lady of Lourdes on Tuesday. They both did really well with plenty of goals being scored to entertain the crowd in the rain. The girls narrowly missed out with a 3-2 defeat and the boys racked up an impressive 5-0 win.

Our Year 5&6 girls started their league campaign against previous champions Temple Sutton on the same evening and did even better. A comprehensive 6-0 win, despite torrential conditions, was the result of some excellent passing and movement and some great finishing – The highlight being a hat-trick for Kitty. Well done all!

 

The Year 5&6 boys played 2 matches at Fairways last night with mixed results. In one game they started slowly and were quickly 2-0 down but played much better in the second half ending up with a 3-1 loss. In the other match they dominated throughout to win 6-0!

 

Our Year 5&6s were also in action on Wednesday at the annual dodgeball tournament at Garon Park. The team performed really well, progressing through to the “Super 10s” and then winning half of their games, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot. A great effort all round – well done!

 

PTA news – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that with your wonderful support and generosity, our Christmas Fayre raised a fantastic £7,700!! To everyone who volunteered to help make our Fayre such a wonderful event, we thank you. Special thanks go to Appointmoor for sponsoring our event, the Co-op for their donation of £250 and ongoing support, our wonderful local businesses for their raffle prize donations including, John Lawson, Vino Vero, Toulouse, Picture Perfect & Adventure Island and our very generous parent donations for the raffle. We would also like to send an extra special thank you to a family who made a very generous donation of £1000. We are overwhelmed at your generosity and so very thankful.

 

The Junior Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday 7th December 2018 during the school day. The children will have the opportunity to treat their family, friends and even themselves to an array of gifts. Please send your child into school with money in a named purse (we recommend £2-£5), together with a carrier bag to bring home their gifts. Letters have been sent home this week with full details.

 

Please don’t forget to bring your Jolly Jars into school by Thursday 6th December 2018 for the bazaar, the children absolutely love these!!! Any cake donations (please NO NUTS) are greatly received as these are always popular with the children – please bring into school on Thursday 6th December 2018.

 

Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us again this year at school on Thursday 6th December 2018. Letters have been sent home this week with full details, so please return your slip with correct payment by next Wednesday 5th December 2018 for your child to visit the Grotto and receive a gift.

 

Thank you for your wonderful support!!

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96.7%.  This week there were only 27 instances of children arriving late to school.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
4SR class assembly Thursday 6th December 2018 at 2:30pm
3GT class assembly Thursday 13th December 2018 at 2:30pm
Meet Santa Thursday 6th December 2018
Christmas Bazaar Friday 7th December 2018
Christmas Jumper Day Friday 14th December 2018
Christmas Carol Concert Monday 17th December 2018
Christmas Dinner Tuesday 18th December 2018
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Spring Term Clubs 2019

Clubs will commence on Monday 7th January 2019.  This menu lets you know the wide variety of after school, lunch time and before school clubs available to our children.  The vast majority of our clubs (before, during and after school) are run by the staff in their own free time as they are dedicated to building relationships with the children and giving them opportunities they may not otherwise have. These clubs are free of charge.  In most cases where we are using an external provider, the school is bearing the cost of this to make access fairer to all. Information regarding music tuition, drum lessons, Speech and Drama and Little Musketeers will be sent to you separately as these clubs are run privately and are chargeable.

 

Our aim is to give all children equal opportunity to take part in clubs. We are striving to make this as fair as possible to all which means we look termly at the number of children wanting to do each activity by asking you to fill in your preferences on the reply form. If the same 20 or 30 children want to do the same activity for the following term, great; however, if 30 different pupils would like to give it a go then it is only fair that we share out the spaces accordingly over the year.

 

We have more children participating in extra-curricular activities than ever before which is fantastic. There are only so many days in the week and hours in the day but we are always looking to find ways of getting more children involved so watch this space!

 

NEW FOR SPRING TERM 2019              NEW FOR SPRING TERM 2019              NEW FOR SPRING TERM 2019

Table Tennis Club  —  Photography Club

 

Clubs will be running weeks commencing:

 

       Monday 7th January 2019                                      Tuesday 26th February 2019

Monday 14th January 2019                                    Monday 4th March 2019

 Monday 21st January 2019                                     Monday 11th March 2019

  Monday 28th January 2019                                    Monday 18th March 2019

                          Monday 4th February 2019                                     Monday 25th March 2019

            Monday 11th February 2019                                   Monday 1st April 2019

CLUB RULES:

  • Forms to be returned by Wednesday 5th December 2018 at the latest.
  • If your child wishes to continue with a club, they will need to register again for that club.
  • Please indicate your order of preference so club places can be fairly distributed, with ‘1’ indicating the club your child most wishes to attend. Please do not put 1’s down for every club.
  • Waiting lists will be kept should a club become oversubscribed.
  • Club letters will be sent out before the end of term.
  • Clubs will commence on Monday 7th January 2019.
  • Please collect children promptly after their club.
  • Conkers After School Club needs to be booked separately through the Kids Club HQ bookings system https://chalkwellhall.kidsclubhq.co.uk/.
  • Please tell a member of the office staff if your child will not be attending on a particular night, to avoid unnecessary searching and phone calls.
  • Cookery, Pottery and Year 3 Science Clubs run for half a term only.
  • Some clubs in the Spring term will continue with their current membership as they are working towards a performance or a project, however, there may be some spaces available for new members – please see the club menu.
  • 11+ club will be commencing in the Spring term for Year 5 children. A letter will be coming out separately with further information.

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Please return this slip to the school office by Wednesday 5th December 2018 at the latest.

 

Child’s Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..     Class: ………………………………….…..

My child’s going home arrangements after attending an after school club are as follows:

o I will pick my child up from Chalkwell Hall Junior School on a Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

o My child will walk home from school on a Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

o My child will attend Conkers After School Club on a Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

Please indicate below whether your child has any allergies or medical conditions:

 

 

 

 

Parent/Carer Name: …………………………………………………………………….. Contact Phone Number: …………………………………………..

Please mark the clubs in order of preference by putting a 1 in the column next to the club your child would like to do most, and then a 2 for the next favourite, and so on.  Please do not put more than one ‘1’, or ‘2’, etc.

 

DAY & TIME CLUB YEAR GROUP PREFERENCE ORDER

 

ATTENDED IN A PREVIOUS TERM?
Mondays at 12.15pm Homework Club All Years YES / NO
Mondays at 12.15pm Boccia/Curling Club All Years YES / NO
Mondays at 12.15pm YEAR 3 Table Tennis Year 3 only NEW
Mondays at 3.15pm – 4.30pm Southend United Football Club All Years YES / NO
Mondays at 3.15pm Glee Club – MEMBERS TO REMAIN All Years
Mondays at 3.15pm to 4.15pm Year 3 & 4 Code Club Years 3 and 4 YES / NO
Mondays at 3.15pm Knitting Club All Years YES / NO
Mondays at 3.15pm Pottery Club (half termly) All Years YES / NO
Tuesdays at 8.00am Cross Country All Years YES / NO
Tuesdays at 12.15pm Cartoon Club All Years YES / NO
Tuesdays at 12.15pm Science Club (half termly) Year 3 YES / NO
Tuesdays at 12.15pm YEAR 5 Table tennis Year 5 only NEW
Tuesdays at 12.15pm Chess Club All Years YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm Science Club Years 4, 5 & 6 YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm Art Club Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm – 4.30pm Drama Club – MEMBERS TO REMAIN BUT SPACES AVAILABLE Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm Cookery Club (half termly) All Years YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm Basketball Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Tuesdays at 3.15pm Football Club (SWSSP) Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Wednesdays at 12.15pm Homework Club All Years YES / NO
Wednesdays at 12.15pm Choir All Years YES / NO
Wednesdays at 12.15pm YEAR 6 Table Tennis Year 6 only NEW
Wednesdays at 3.15pm Dance Club – MEMBERS TO REMAIN Years 3 and 4
Thursdays at 12.15pm Craft Club Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Thursdays at 3.15pm Boys & Girls Football Club (SWSSP) Years 3 and 4 YES / NO
Thursdays at 3.15pm Sewing Club – MEMBERS TO REMAIN BUT SPACES AVAILABLE Years 5 and 6 YES / NO
Thursdays at 3.15pm Art Club Years 3 and 4 YES / NO
Thursdays at 3.15pm Photography Club All Years NEW
Thursdays at 3.15pm Girls Football – MEMBERS TO REMAIN Years 5 and 6
Fridays at 12.15pm Year 4 Table Tennis Year 4 only NEW
Fridays at 3.15pm Dance Club – MEMBERS TO REMAIN Years 5 and 6
Fridays at 3.15pm – 4.15pm Year 5 & 6 Code Club Years 5 and 6 YES / NO

 

To view the full letter and club menu list please click below:

Club flyer SPRING 19

After School Club Opportunities SPRING Term 2019

Weekly Newsletter – 23rd November 2018

Maths fever has swept through school this week with the introduction of Times Tables Rock Stars. Incredibly, in the space of just one week over 440,000 questions have been answered correctly by the children across the school. It has been a brilliant response to something that we hoped they would enjoy (and also find useful for learning) – homework club has never been so busy!

Two of our Governors, Mrs Ford and Mrs Rowe, have been in to school recently and met with key teachers who lead in different areas of our curriculum. They wanted to share their news with the wider school community:

 

This week I met with Ms. Walkom to discuss English teaching at Chalkwell. It was lovely to hear about the many ways in which the school are encouraging a love of reading in the children: that it’s not just about getting the work done, but about instilling a love that will stay with them for life.  It sounds like there are some exciting new schemes coming that the children will love!

 

I met up with Mr Birkinshaw last week and he updated me on a really impressive set of Year 6 maths results demonstrating the effectiveness of the Maths No Problem programme. When I watched a maths class in action last term, it was clear to me that the children really enjoyed the interactive, real-life approach to solving mathematical problems that Maths No Problem delivers. There will be workshops for parents on Maths No Problem and I would really encourage you to attend if you’re able.

 

I had a really exciting meeting last week with Miss Sadler who looks after science here at the school. She is clearly highly skilled in science teaching and has such enthusiasm for the subject that I left her wishing my children still had their old chemistry set! There is so much going on the science department and Miss Sadler has some really exciting plans to raise the profile of science in the school. The government quite rightly is so keen to encourage children into the STEM subjects, so it’s important that we all help our children to enjoy science and see science in the world around us. The school is working towards a science quality mark which is a demonstration of pupil achievement and excellence in teaching; new equipment is being purchased to liven up practical science classes; the science fair each year focuses the school on science topics and enables students to proudly show off their science skills/knowledge; science-focused assemblies (held every half term) look at topical science issues; and the science club for Years 3-6 sees pupils earn their science certificates from the British Science Association. On top of this, boys from WHSB continue to come in to demonstrate science principles in exciting and fun ways. I look forward to finding out more next term.

 

Sports news

Our Year 5&6 boys represented us at the SPSSA annual tournament last Friday and performed really well only losing one game all day and playing some excellent football along the way. Lots of goals shared around throughout the day and a good team spirit on show too!

The Year 4 boys continued the good work with a thumping 9-0 victory at Prince Avenue Primary School. Another great display of team spirit and sportsmanship, we have some great talent coming through!

PTA news

It’s almost time for our Christmas Fayre and we cannot wait!!!

 

Tomorrow, Saturday 24th November from 12-4pm, our school will once again be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for our Christmas Fayre. We are pleased to welcome Wonder Ice ice skating for children and adults to enjoy a skate. If you have not received an email confirmation of your skate time please urgently contact ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com.

 

If you are not ice skating there is still plenty to entertain the family, including inflatables, face painting and games stalls for the children to enjoy, as well as a variety of craft and gift stalls for you to buy some Christmas presents or treat yourself! There will be mulled wine and mince pies as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate, candy floss and popcorn. Food will be a plenty with pizzas from Piperoni, sweet & savoury crepes and waffles from Crepe de la Crepe, delicious sausage rolls, pasties & cakes from Birdwood Bakery and marshmallow toasting!!

 

We will be holding another wonderful raffle with amazing prizes on offer, including an iPhone X, £100 cash, Aladdin theatre tickets and a Fortnum & Mason hamper!!! Tickets will available to buy at the Fayre so be sure to enter!!

 

There will also be inflatables, games, gift stalls, face painting, tombolas, prosecco, mulled wine, pizza, crepes, waffles, pasties, Marshmallow toasting and much more for everyone to enjoy. Wrap up warm, get into the festive spirit and come and have lots of fun! We hope to see you there!!!

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to help with our Christmas Events, it is very much appreciated and these events wouldn’t be possible without you!

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 97%.  This week there were only 18 instances of children arriving late to school, thank you!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
Christmas Fayre Saturday 24th November 2018 at 12pm to 4.00pm
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
Meet Santa Thursday 6th December 2018
Christmas Bazaar Friday 7th December 2018
Christmas Jumper Day Friday 14th December 2018
Christmas Carol Concert Monday 17th December 2018
Christmas Dinner Tuesday 18th December 2018
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Movie Night

Do you need some extra Christmas shopping time but you have to get back for the school run at 3.15pm?  Don’t worry!  The PTA are here to help!  After a successful event last year, we will again be running a Christmas movie and hotdog night.

 

Our team of volunteers will supervise the children and screen a Christmas film to keep them entertained.  Hotdogs, popcorn and a drink will be served to keep the children’s hunger at bay!  All for a bargain price of £5.  The Christmas films on offer are listed below.  Children need to tick a first and second choice movie on the reply slip. We will endeavour to keep year groups together where possible.

 

When:               Thursday 13th December 2018              Where: Chalkwell Hall Junior School

What time:         3:15pm – 5:30pm                                 Cost:     £5

 

Spaces are limited so please return your reply slip, before Monday 10th December 2018, along with payment of £5 in cash or cheque made payable to Chalkwell Hall PTA.  Your child will not be allocated a place without correct payment and a signed permission slip. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are happy for your child to watch a PG rated movie, please tick the relevant box.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Children will exit from the Year 3 classrooms into the playground for collection.

 

MOVIE 1st CHOICE 2nd CHOICE
The Grinch (PG)    
Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)    
Elf (PG)    
Nativity One (U)    
Home Alone (PG)    
Polar Express (U)    
Nativity Two (U)    
Home Alone Holiday Heist (PG)    

 

To see the full letter, please click below:

 

Christmas movie night nov 18

Newsletter – 9th November 2018

If you see some very weary looking children and teachers today that’s because The Big Sleep In took place in school last night. 17 brave volunteers (along with the staff members) represented their classes in building their beds from the materials they had to hand in an effort to gather a better understanding of how hard life on the streets can be for those less fortunate than ourselves and also to raise funds to help that situation improve. Already lots of much needed funds have been raised for HARP and you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chalkwell-hall-junior- school?fbclid=IwAR3rkDEAFMod7UQJJWMiUPwcCXsBPJtHSizVjjTF3wyAYWXRRp3ufDwvTa8 if you would like to. Well done to all involved – I hope you make it through today!

 

Year 5 have been enjoying WHSB’s Science Roadshow again this week and Year 3 have been out and about at the library.

Some big news this week is the big (in all senses) cheque that we received from our brilliant PTA. Both schools have received £17,000 each as a result of all the hard fundraising work that our PTA, staff and children have done supported by our fantastic families and community.  A good chunk of that money has gone towards purchasing a new minibus and the rest will be spent on upgrading our science equipment and computing equipment so the children can have the best opportunities that we would otherwise struggle to provide given the budget cuts that we have faced over the last few years. Our enormous thanks to our PTA for their endeavours in helping us to achieve this great level of fundraising for our children!

 

 Sports news

Our Year 5&6 boys are out representing school at a football tournament in Canvey Island today and I received a lovely report from one of our Governors, Mr Neife, who recently attended a cross country team event at Thorpe Hall School. He told me, “As a parent I was proud of my son’s success and as a governor I was equally proud of how the school performed collectively. Each year group’s performance was astonishing and from a sporting point of view one could see potential stars for the future. Their behaviour as a group is worthy to note. All were well behaved and listened to instructions from the teachers at the venue. It’s worth thanking the parents who made it there, they shared a strong team spirit supporting all categories in the event and for the pupils a very big well done including the staff.” Great to hear – well done all!

 

PTA news

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Quiz Night, we were overwhelmed by your support and only just managed to squeeze all 17 teams into the dining hall!! Congratulations to the winning team ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ and to all the raffle prize winners. Together we raised a fabulous £1100!!!

 

Thank you to everyone who visited the Leigh Road Co-op on Halloween for their Bake Sale. Your kind support raised £113 for our schools!

 

If you would like to ensure your reservation for ice skating at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November, please return your form and correct payment urgently. Any payments received without a form cannot be reserved so please ensure both are returned. Slots are selling out fast so don’t delay!

 

We are looking for volunteers to help run a stall at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November, so if you have any time to spare please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com.

 

Adventure Wonderland tickets are now available for collection so please send correct payment into school ASAP to guarantee yours. There is no need to pre-book a date and there are no restrictions.

 

We are pleased to announce that we have secured discounted tickets to School of Rock on Thursday 1st August 2019 at 2.30pm. Seats are in the central block of the Stalls rows R, S & T. Tickets will cost a fabulous discounted price of £40 for adults and £35 for children. To secure your tickets, please email ptachstheatre@gmail.com advising the number of adult and child seats required. Please note payment must be made by Friday 30th November.

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 97%.  This week there were only 16 instances of children arriving late to school which is great, thank you!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
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
Christmas Carol Concert Monday 17th December 2018
Christmas Dinner Tuesday 18th December 2018
Non pupil day Thursday 20th December 2018

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Weekly Newsletter – 2nd November 2018

The weather has taken a turn for the worse, and it certainly feels more autumnal, but it hasn’t dampened our spirits here at school as the children have come back from the half term break full of energy and raring to go!

 

All year groups have been working hard and Year 5 were enthralled, entertained and educated by scientists from Westcliff High School for Boys this week as their Science Roadshow came to Chalkwell Hall. The children got the chance to participate in all sorts of “high school” science experiments!

In the next couple of weeks there is lots coming up. We have Year 3 out visiting the library, a football tournament, more science roadshows, The Big Sleep in overnight in school and we will be fundraising for Children in Need on Friday 16th November 2018 by having a non-uniform day. Children are welcome to wear anything they like to show this year’s theme of ‘do your thing’.

 

Sports news

Our girls were in action at the Len Forge Football Centre on the last day of last half term in the annual borough tournament. They scored some cracking goals, played some lovely football and, most importantly, displayed a fantastic team spirit throughout making them brilliant representatives to send out and an absolute credit to our school. Four wins, three draws and only two losses (to the eventual top two teams), a great display all round – well done!

PTA news

Letters for Wonder Ice ice skating were sent home with children before half term and we have already pre-sold over half of the available skate slots, with 11am now sold out. If you would like to ensure your reservation please return your form and correct payment urgently. Any payments received without a form cannot be reserved so please ensure both are returned. Everyone who has made a reservation by 5th November will be notified their skate slot by 9th November latest.

 

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November and the Infant Bazaar on Thursday 6th December, so if you have any time to spare please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com.

 

We have now received Adventure Wonderland tickets and these will be returned to those that we have received payment from ASAP. If you would like to purchase any of these, please send payment into school in a clearly marked envelope ASAP.

 

We still have some discounted tickets available for Aladdin on Thursday 25th July 2019 at 2.30pm in London and Annie & Grease at the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend. If you would like to purchase any of these, please email ptachstheatre@gmail.com urgently as we have almost sold out!

 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to have an Appointmoor board advertising the Christmas Fayre, your support for this was overwhelming and these will be going up in the next couple of weeks.

Quiz Night is tonight in the school dining hall and entry is via the gate on Rockleigh Avenue. Please don’t forget extra money for the raffle, food and drink (alcohol allowed), as well as plates/glasses.

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 97.2%  This week there were only 16 instances of children arriving late to school which is great, thank you!

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
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

 

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