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Newsletter 9/11/12

Dear Parents

After School Club

If your child is collected by an After School Club from the Infants, please could you complete the attached slip in order that we have a record of which Nursery/Children’s Centre your child attends and on which afternoons.

If these arrangements change you are requested to inform the school on the day, in addition

to informing the after school club.

National Anti - Bullying Week 19th - 23rd November

Every year we focus for a week on strategies to prevent bullying happening in school. We have few incidences across the two sites and have a successful strategy for dealing quickly with any incident. The senior staff are working on amalgamating the behaviour and anti - bullying policies from the two sites to produce a revised policy for Scoill yn Jubilee. We will send out a copy of this policy once it has been agreed by staff and governors.

The school will have assemblies and events through the anti -bullying week to help children become confident with any situations they may have to deal with. The focus this year is “We’re better without bullying”.

Christmas Cracker

This is our annual Christmas Fair taking place on Tuesday 27th November at the infant site. It is for infant and junior children and their parents/grandparents.

Over the next three weeks we will be asking you to support our event in a variety of ways. The money we raise at these fundraising events is used for a variety of purposes. Examples are :– A present for each child from Santa, Christmas Parties, transport for educational visits, booking visiting theatre and music groups for school, playground toys for playtimes and lunchtimes, refreshments for the elderly and disabled at our community play performance.

Unlike many schools we never ask parents to pay for any of the above for their children. We prefer to raise the money through enjoyable school events.

Any additional funds are used to support major projects for the children. This year we are raising funds towards large static equipment for our school playgrounds.

A popular event at our fair is the Christmas Table Hamper stall. We would welcome any cardboard boxes or baskets to use to make up hampers. They may be brought to either school hall any day next week and left in the designated areas.

Could we ask all children to bring in at least one item which can be used to make Christmas table hampers.

Suggested items are :-

Wine, mulled wine, chocolates, chocolate tree decorations, napkins, mince pies, preserved fruit, shortbread biscuits, Christmas pudding, crackers, tree decorations, balloons, Christmas biscuits, chocolate coins, Christmas sweets, bags/tins of nuts, Christmas cake, candles, Christmas novelties.

Items may be brought into the hall any day next week and the following week and left in the allocated area at the back of the school halls. Thank you for your support.

Super Raffle

Over the next two weeks, commencing Monday 12th November we will be selling raffle tickets on the infant and junior playgrounds for 15 minutes after school to raise funds for our new playground equipment. Tickets cost £2 per strip. We have 3 fantastic prizes on offer:-

1st Prize - WII with Mariocart.

2nd Prize - A 19’ HD Ready LED TV/DVD combi.

3rd Prize - A freestanding basket ball.

A new item at the fair this year will be infant and junior children entertaining you with Christmas songs.

We would welcome any parent or grandparent helpers to join us at the infant site on the afternoons of 19th November and Tuesday 20th November from 1.30 pm to make up hampers and prepare stall items. Just come along, you will be most welcome. Please sign and return the attached slip if you can help.

Jesus in the Manger

On Wednesday 12th December at 2.00 pm the infants will be performing a Christmas play for invited elderly or disabled members of the community. If you wish to nominate someone to attend this special performance we would be pleased to send them an invitation.

We are only able to accept one nomination from a family due to fire regulations controlling the size of the audience. Please inform the school administrator of your nomination in writing and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Reception Writing Workshop

We are holding a workshop for parents of Reception children in the Infant Hall on Thursday 15th November at 2.15 pm to explain how we teach handwriting and encourage children to write. You will be able to visit the classrooms at the end of the workshop to see how our activities support learning to write. If you would like to attend please complete the attached slip and return to the school office. We look forward to seeing you.

Jubilee Tots

Jubilee Tots will hold their last session of the Autumn term next week (Wednesday 14th November) as we will require the hall for Christmas activities for the next few weeks. the first session after Christmas will be on Wednesday 9th January 2013.


Could I remind parents that smoking is not permitted inside the school grounds. Thank you.


Please could all children bring a coat to school each day as the weather is turning cold and can be very changeable.

Venture Centre

A reminder for Year 6 parents that if your child wishes to take part in the Maughold Venture week in July the £50 deposit needs to be paid into school by Friday 7th December.

Seat Belts

Accompanying this letter is a leaflet advising on seat belt law.

The main requirements under law are:-

- all children under 4 years old must use the correct child seat when travelling in any car or goods vehicle. Children aged 4 years and under 12 must use the correct child seat/booster seat/booster cushion when travelling in cars or goods vehicles until they reach 135cms (approx 4’5”). Few exceptions are permitted;

- children aged 4 years and under 12 must use the correct child seat/booster seat/booster cushion when travelling in cars or goods vehicles until they reach 135cms (approx 4’5”). Few exceptions are permitted;

  • rear-facing baby seats must not be used in seats with an active frontal air-bag;

The Road Policing Unit have noted the following:-

  1. Numerous drivers are bringing their friends children to school but do not have

booster seats for them.

2. Sometimes mum & dad have different cars and the seats are kept in the other car.

  1. Sometimes the child dictates that they are sitting in the front without a booster

seat but there is one sitting unused in the back seat.

  1. Some children are too tall for the booster seats (more than 135cm / 4ft 5in) and

the seat belt sits lower on their body than designed.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Green


After School Club

Child’s Name ________________________________ Class ________________

Nursery/Children’s Centre attended ____________________________________

Days collected from Scoill yn Jubilee Infants * M/T/W/T/F *please circle

Signed _______________________________ parent/carer Date ____________


Christmas Cracker

I am able to prepare hamper items on Monday 19th November - 1.30 - 3.15 pm

I am able to help prepare fair items on Tuesday 20th November -1.30-3.15pm

(Please tick)

Name _________________________________________ Date ____________

Parent/Carer of _________________________________ Class ____________


Reception Writing Workshop

I would like to attend the Reception Writing Workshop on Thursday 15th November at 2.15pm.

Name ________________________________________ Date _____________

Parent/Carer of ____________________________________ Class RDW or RSM


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