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Newsletter 10/12/12

Dear Parents,

Christmas Cracker

We are delighted to inform you that our Christmas Fair raised £2,200! Thank you for your support.This money will be used to purchase Christmas presents for all the children, party food and prizes, along with crackers for the Christmas Dinner on Thursday. It will also fund the refreshments for our Community Performance of ‘Jesus in the Manger’ at the Infants.

The remaining funds will be put towards purchasing playground equipment for both sites.

We are looking to raise enough money this year to purchase a “Play Bin” for the junior playground, having heard about, and looked at, this successful lunchtime initiative already in place in several primary schools across the island.

“Jesus in the Manger” and “Countdown to Christmas” photographs.

These will be displayed in school before both performances on Friday 14th (infants) and Wednesday 19th (juniors) for you to purchase and order additional photographs. The photographs will be displayed in the school libraries and will be available 30 minutes before each performance. This will be the only time the photographs will be on display in school. Future orders may be made by visiting Andrew Barton’s studio in Ramsey. Individual photographs can be bought on the day, group/class photos may be ordered.

Photographs 6” x 4” with mount £5.00. Size 8” X 6” with mount £10.00 or two larger sized for £16.00.

All orders with payment please.

Seating at the Christmas Play

Seats are not allocated – please select your seat as you arrive. NO STANDING PERMITTED. Parents must stay seated throughout the performance. Could I remind parents that BABIES AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT TO THE PERFORMANCES.

Parent/Helpers for “Jesus in the manger”

Thank you to the parents who have offered to help dress the infant children for the play. Please could you arrive at 1 pm for the afternoon performance and 6pm for the evening performance. Could all Year 1 and 2 children return to school by the front entrance on Friday evening and make their own way to their classrooms. Could all Reception children enter school through Ms Watson’s door under the veranda.Thank you.

Christmas Party

The infant and junior parties will be on Thursday 19th December. Children are welcome to come to school in “party clothes” that day. We would welcome any help from parents to make sandwiches on Thursday morning (from 9 am) and help with the parties. If you can spare some time please complete the slip at the end of this letter and return it to school. Refreshments for the party will be provided from school fund but donations of extra cakes and biscuits are always welcome. Children will still need to bring their usual packed lunch that day.

Year One Steps into Learning

Year One children will be taking home their Steps into Learning books at the end of this term. These books have recorded their progress through notes, drawings and photographs covering thirteen specific areas of learning from the start of their Reception Year and their transition into Year One. We hope you will enjoy keeping these books and looking back on them as your children grow and develop.

Year 6 week at the Venture Centre

We have now passed the deadline (7th December) for numbers and deposits for those parents who wish their children to attend. If you have omitted to inform us please could you ring the junior school office before 3.30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) as we now need to send final numbers and deposits to the Venture Centre to confirm our booking.

The full payment is £255. We are now asking parents to send in £35 by the 28th of each month, January to May 2013, with a final payment of £30 before the 28th June. Thank you.

Year Two mini clubs Spring 2013

We have several clubs on offer at the Infants School for the first six weeks of the Spring term:

Manx Speaking and Singing Club - this will be led by Mrs Saunders and will take place each Thursday lunchtime at 12.30 p.m. commencing 10th January

Infant Choir - this will be led by Miss Bell and Miss Honner and will take place each Monday lunchtime at 12.30 p.m. commencing 14th January

If you wish to sign up for either of these Year 2 clubs please complete the slip at the end of this letter. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis but will take into account the number of clubs previously attended.

Junior Clubs Spring Term 2013

From the start of the Spring Term the Choir, led by Mrs Keig and Mrs Costain,

is moving to a Friday morning commencing at 8.20 a.m. in the school hall commencing 11th January. Children will be admitted to school at this time by the usual playground door entrance.

Year 5 / 6 Skipping Club - this will be led by Miss O’Reilly and will take place each Thursday 3.30 - 4.15 p.m. commencing 10th January.

Year 5/6 Netball - this will be led by Miss Jones and will take place each Wednesday 3.30 - 4.15 p.m. commencing. 9th January.

MSR staff will be running sports clubs for Year 3 and 4 children in the Spring term. More details later.

If you wish to sign up for any of these junior clubs please complete the slip at the end of this letter. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis but will take into account the number of clubs previously attended.

FILMCLUB - this will continue in the Spring Term at both sites - more details in the new year.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Green



Christmas Party

Name ___________________________________

Parent/Carer of ________________________________ Class _________

I am able to make sandwiches for the Christmas party on Wednesday morning

I am able to help at the party in the afternoon

at the Infants at the Juniors (please tick)


Year 2 Mini Club

I would like my child to attend:

Manx Speaking and Singing Club with Mrs Saunders Thursdays 12.30 pm - 1 pm

Infant Choir with Miss Bell and Miss Honner Mondays 12.30 pm – 1 pm

Name of Pupil ________________________________ Class_____________

Parent/carer Signature __________________________ Date___________


Junior Mini Club

I would like my child to attend:

Year 5/6 Skipping Club with Miss O’Reilly Thursdays 3.30 pm - 4.15 pm

Year 5/6 Netball with Miss Jones Wednesdays 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Name of Pupil ________________________________ Class_____________

Parent/carer Signature __________________________ Date___________


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