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Newsletter 16/11/12

Dear Parents

Lempen Puppet Theatre

Children in Reception to Year 3 had a fantastic time this morning watching the Lempen Puppet Theatre who were booked to perform at the infant site. Ask your children to tell you about it tonight.

Christmas Cracker

Thank you to all the parents who have already sent in items to make our Christmas Table Hampers. If you have not had the chance to send one in this week, we would be pleased to receive them any day next week. Thank you.

Our next meeting of the Friends of Scoill yn Jubilee will be Monday afternoon (19th November) at 1.15 pm in the Visitors Room to make up hampers and create posters for our stalls. Everyone welcome, no skills required!

Christmas Cracker Tickets

Entrance to the event is by ticket only which may now be purchased from the school offices £1 for adults and 50p for children. These can be exchanged for refreshments (tea/coffee and hot mince pie for adults, juice and biscuit for children) at the fair.


From this Monday (19th) we will have sign up sheets outside both school offices for any parents who can help to man a stall for half an hour at the fair. We hope you can help.

If you have any spare time on Monday afternoon 26th November - 1.30 pm to 3.15 pm, to help set up items for the fair we would be very pleased to see you.

We also need help on the Tuesday afternoon of the fair 27th November - 1.30 pm to 3.15 pm to set up the stalls.

Please complete the attached slips if you are able to help prepare for the fair on either of these afternoons. Thank you.

Christmas Cracker Request for Items

Between now and our Christmas Cracker event (Tuesday 27th November) we will be allocating different days for collections of a variety of donations to support our event. Our special days next week are :-

Tuesday 20th November - Red Stall

Any red item e.g. red wine, red cordial drinks, jelly, red cartons of toothpaste, red sweets, food in red wrappers – whatever you can think of!

Thursday 22nd November – Handmade Craft Items

We would welcome any donations of handmade crafts such as handmade cards, tree decorations, jewellery, decorated Christmas logs, knitted and sewn items, toffee, chocolates. Any contributions to this would be most welcome.

Friday 23rd November – Raffle Day

One raffle for children, one raffle for adults – any gifts would be welcome for these stalls.

Tuesday 27th November - Home made cakes and biscuits.

Thank you.

Face Painting and Hair Braiding

Is there anyone who could help on a hair braiding or face painting stall at our Christmas Cracker? Please inform the office if you can help.

Tea Towels

All children have made a named drawing of themselves for our school tea towel. The 2012-2013 infant and junior tea towels will be available from the fair. From Wednesday 28th November each classroom will have a copy of the tea towel displayed with an order form and envelope for cheques/cash. Ideal as a Christmas present. Limited stock available.


Our next Filmclub event will be on Thursday (22nd November) where we will be showing “The Ant Bully” (U certificate) as part of our Anti-bullying week. Year 2 children may be collected from their classrooms at 4.30 pm. If your child wishes to attend please could you complete the slip attached to this letter. Thank you.


A resident who lives opposite the junior school on Palatine Road has a special “Reserved” parking space painted on the road outside her property. The resident has been in touch with the school as some parents have been parking in the spot at the end of the school day and it is causing her problems. Could we ask all parents to observe parking restrictions on the roads around the school buildings. Parking in the lanes either side of the junior school is still causing concern. Police officers are regularly monitoring the situation at both sites. Thank you.

Lost Property

We have a growing mountain of lost property items at both infant and junior school halls. Please could you ensure all school uniform and sports kits are named. Thank you.

Start of the School Day

Could we remind parents of Reception children that their children should not use any of the equipment set out before school as this is all mad ready in preparation for teaching time. Some junior children are still arriving very early in the morning. This is of particular concern on wet days when the school doors do not open until 8.40 am.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Many thanks to the children and parents who prepared and sent in filled and decorated shoe boxes. They have now all been collected and are on their way to help children less fortunate than our own to have special Christmas treats.

Dinner/Juice and Snack Money Reminder

A reminder to any parents that still owe dinner money, juice/milk and/or snack money, please could they send the due amount into the appropriate school office as soon as possible, in an envelope marked with the pupil’s name. Thank you.

A reminder of the amounts due are as follows:

Half Term up to Christmas

Cheque payable to

Dinner Money - Infants & Juniors


IOM Government

Milk Money - Juniors


IOM Government

Juice and Snack - Infants


Ballaquayle School

Juice/milk Only - Infants


Ballaquayle School

Snack Only - Infants & Juniors


Ballaquayle School

Juice Only - Juniors


Ballaquayle School

Juice and Snack - Juniors


Ballaquayle School

We will be reviewing the juice and snack amounts from next term to make things much less complicated.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Green


Christmas Cracker

I am able to prepare Fair items on Monday 26th November - 1.30 - 3.15 pm

I am able to help set up the Fair stalls on Tuesday 27th November

1.30 - 3.15pm

Name _________________________________________ Date ____________

Parent/Carer of _________________________________ Class ____________


Year 2 Filmclub


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