Weekly Bulletins November 2017

29th November 2017

 

BULLETIN: 12 Autumn17 29th November 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Information from School Nursing Service for Reception children
  • Spring Term Clubs letter and flyers for Football, Jewellery making, Kodu Game Lab
  • Change to meal arrangement request – Please return by Friday 8th December at the latest
  • Mrs Dyson’s Newsletter will be sent out by the end of the week

 

A reminder that Chopin class sharing assembly is tomorrow, Thursday 30th November at 9.00am

Collecting children after school on Friday before the Bazaar starts

All children must be collected from their class teacher as normal on Friday at 3.15pm.  This applies to helpers as well.  Entrance to the Bazaar is through the front door via reception. 

A reminder that there is no after school circuit club this Friday as it is the Christmas Bazaar and last club is Friday 8th December

Reminder: Milk orders for next term

Orders should have been in by today but the deadline has been extended until Friday 1st December.  If your child is entitled to free milk you still need to let us know if you would like milk ordered. We are unable to provide milk if replies are received after this date.

Can you help?

We still have 9 more hour-long slots to fill for our Experience Christmas day in the church on Thursday 7th December.  If you are able to come in for an hour, or more, to help on this day please contact Mrs. Foley lfoley@furneuxp.herts.sch.uk ASAP.  We depend on volunteers for the day to go ahead.  You do not need to be DBS-checked for this activity.

Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered to help.

Christingle envelopes will be sent out next week as the Christingle service is not until Monday 11th December

Crèche on Wednesday 13th December during Nativity

Please book your place in the crèche by this Friday at the latest as we will need to confirm staffing levels.  Please do not bring younger siblings to the performances as this can be disruptive for the children performing.    

FPSA Hampers week – please send in food items or pamper items for our hampers this week

Pelham Praise Assembly

Pelham Praise worship group will be leading an assembly about the spirit of Christmas at 2:45pm on Monday 18th December.  All are welcome to join us for this assembly, which is led by children in the Pelham Praise group.

Headlice

There have been cases of headlice reported in school recently, please see the advice on our website under ‘Parent Information’.

New posters displayed in the window

Keeping children safe on line workshops

 

BULLETIN: 11 Autumn17 22nd November 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Nativity tickets in book bags – Please see information below.
  • Nativity DVD order form from FPSA – Buy your copy on Gateway or send order into school office by Friday 8th December.
  • Christingle letter.

Gershwin class sharing assembly tomorrow is postponed.  It will be on Friday 24th November at 9.00am instead

Reminder - Parent Forum this Friday 24th November - now at 9.20am

At the beginning of each forum I will share with you some of the things we have been doing in school or are about to embark on. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions in addition to finding out what's been going on. Each meeting will also have a focus topic. Gaining parental insight helps us to formulate our policies and procedures.  If you have a topic you think would make a useful focus please let me know. 

The focus for this forum is communicating with parents about their child’s learning.

Please let the school office know if you will be attending.

School Nursing Services

Reminder that on Friday 24th November year 6 children will have their height and weight measured.

Reminder – payments due this week

  • Decorating day £3
  • Night before Christmas at Saffron Hall  (Year 4,5,6) £12.20
  • Early Birds and recorder lessons  – All outstanding invoices

Decorating Day helpers

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help next Tuesday on Decorating Day. Notes will be sent home with the children today detailing which activity you have been allocated.

FPSA Hampers Week - Monday 27th November.

We make up beautiful Hampers for our raffle prizes, full of items donated by parents. We would ask if you could possibly donate luxury non-perishable food items. We also create a pamper hamper, so items such as bubble baths, bath bombs, hand creams, candles etc would be greatly appreciated.

A reminder that this week is Jam Jar week and also to send in any unwanted soft toys for the tombola.

FPSA Bottle Tombola – Tuesday 28th November.

On the 28th November it’s Decorating Day at school. We will be having a non-uniform day, please remember clothes need to be ready for messy craft!  In exchange for wearing non-uniform we ask children to bring in a bottle for the bottle tombola.

KS1 Nativity

2 tickets for both performances (4 in total) are being sent home to each family with children in years R to 2.  Please remember to bring your ticket with you to the performance  There are still some places left for the crèche which is available on the Wednesday, please let the school office know as soon as possible as places are limited. We ask that you do not bring younger siblings to the performances as this can be disruptive for the children performing

Afterschool Club finishing dates – School.

Chess club - last club is Mon 4th December.

Netball club - last club was yesterday 21st November.

Circuit fitness club – no club on 1st December as it is the Christmas Bazaar and last club is Friday 8th December.

Afterschool Club finishing dates – Outside providers.

Yoga club – last club is 4th December.

Football club Y1-2 - last club Monday 4th December.

Bedazzle YR-6 – last club Tuesday 5th December.

Football club Y3-6 - last club Wednesday 6th December.

French club - last club Wednesday 6th December.

Spanish Club – last club is Thursday 7th December.

Lego Robotics – last club Thursday 30th November.

Balloon modelling – last club Thursday 7th December.

A letter enabling you to sign up to next term’s club will be sent out before the end of term.

New posters displayed in the window

Grove Cottage Job Advert

Fab Science Christmas Workshops

 

 

BULLETIN: 10 Autumn17 15th November 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Milk order letter for next term – Please respond by Wednesday 29th November at the latest.
  • Information regarding ‘Posada’ from Café Church.

Decorating Day on Tuesday 28th November

If you haven’t replied but are able to help on decorating day, am, pm or all day, please email admin@furneuxp.herts.sch.uk by the end of tomorrow so that Mrs Wittich can plan the day.

Please make your contribution of £3.00 per child via School Gateway if you have not already done so.  This will enable your child to collect their Decorating day items from the stall at our Christmas Bazaar.

A reminder to please make your payment for this half term’s school meals if you haven’t already done so, as Hertfordshire Catering Ltd require advance payment. 

Reminder - ‘Phil the Bag’ visiting on Tuesday 21st  November - Please bring tied bags to school first thing that morning and leave beside your child’s House name at the front of the school

A reminder from the School Council that this Friday is Children in Need

You can bring teddies to school dressed as Pudsey or Blush and pay £1.00 or you can dress yourself in a spotty theme and pay £1.00, or both for £1.00.   You can wear official Children in Need merchandise.   We will be filling a paper Pudsey in the hall if you have any loose change and will be collecting with buckets at the gate.

FPSA Jam Jar Week - Monday 20th November

We ask the children to bring in filled and decorated Jam Jars for the Christmas Bazaar Jam Jar tombola; these can be filled with items such as toys, sweets, crayons, loose change, dried fruit, little biscuits, small soap etc.

FPSA Soft Toy Tombola – Please send in any unwanted soft toys which are in good clean condition from Monday 20th November.

A reminder that this week is Chocolate week.

Messages from the FPSA – Easyfundraising and Mince Pies 

If you’re planning on doing any Christmas shopping online, please check whether there is a link from www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

Registering really is easy and once you have done this and specified the school as your designated charity, just by clicking through the easyfundraising website to access the shopping site you need, we get a % (sometimes as much as 15%) of the spend and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra. Every other part of your shopping transaction remains the same. There are over 500 of the UK’s best-known retailers including many popular names such as Amazon, M&S, Boden, Debenhams and NEXT that can be accessed via the easyfundraising website. There is a click and remind option as well.

With Christmas coming and lots of online shopping likely, this simple tool really could help us raise extra funds for our school in probably the easiest way possible. (Even if it's just the Tesco's uniform service!)  Thank you and happy shopping.

Mince Pie Request!

As the Christmas Fayre and the School Nativity would not be complete without the consumption of festive treats, we would be really grateful for your donations of mince pies (bought or made) for us to sell at these events to boost the funds raised. If you don't mind just popping an extra box in with your shopping and then dropping it into the school office before 1st December we would be REALLY appreciate it. Thank you so much as always for your support.

Netball club

Next week Tuesday 21st November will be the last netball until the spring. This is a change from our previous date of 28th November, due to decorating day.

Café Church Reminder.

This Sunday (19th) at 9.30 am at St Mary the Virgin.

Parent Forum Friday 24th November at 9.00am

At the beginning of each forum I will share with you some of the things we have been doing in school or are about to embark on. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions in addition to finding out what's been going on. Each meeting will also have a focus topic. Gaining parental insight helps us to formulate our policies and procedures.  If you have a topic you think would make a useful focus please let me know. 

The focus for this forum is communicating with parents about their child’s learning.

Please let the school office know if you will be attending.

New posters displayed in the window.

Café Church dates for November and December.

Posada information.

 

BULLETIN: 9 Autumn17 8th November 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Decorating Day letter for help and contribution - Please reply if you are able to help by Wednesday 15th November.  Contributing of £3.00 by Friday 24th November.
  • Nativity letter for Year R, 1 and 2.
  • Phil the Bag letter.
  • Chopin and Gershwin Saffron Hall visit letter – Please make payment and give permission by Wednesday 22nd November.
  • Vote for Aspects flyer.

Congratulations!

Miss Tydeman has had her baby and after a lot of deliberation has finally decided to call him Alfie.  We have sent her some flowers and our congratulations from everyone.  We look forward to her bringing Alfie in to see us.

Greek Workshop for Gershwin and Chopin Class

Since the climate here doesn't quite match that of Ancient Greece please ensure that your child has their PE tracksuit bottoms and top in school tomorrow so that they can add extra layers on top of their costume during play times.

Hope Family and Elderly shoebox Appeal

We have 31 boxes to take to the collection point on Friday.  Thank you to everyone who has brought one in.

Remembrance

At 2.00pm on Friday Year 6 children will be laying the poppy wreath at the church and saying a few words.  Any parents who wish to join us there are welcome.  This will be followed by a service in the school hall led by Pelham Praise at 2.30pm leading onto the usual sharing assembly at 2.50pm

FPSA Chocolate Week - Monday 13th November

We ask the children to bring in items of chocolate during the whole week for the Christmas Bazaar chocolate tombola.

Data Collection Sheets reminder

If you have not checked your child’s Data Collection Sheet please can you do so and then return it to the school office as soon as possible if there are any alterations so that we can update our records.  Thank you.

School Admissions for September 2018.

A reminder to parents with younger children due to start school that the application process opened on 6th November 2017 with a deadline of 15th January 2018.

Message from the Bishop’s Stortford High School

We are in the process of consulting on our Admissions Policy for entry to The Bishop’s Stortford High School in September 2019.

The draft 2019 Admissions Policy for The Bishop’s Stortford High School is subject to consultation due to a proposed minor change to help retain links to our families.

For full details of the proposed change and further information regarding the consultation please follow the link provided: http://www.tbshs.org/admissions.aspx?SubCatID=308

Message from FPSA

We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who came along to the fireworks on Sunday and made it such a success.

If you feel that you want to be involved in planning other events and fun things for the school, please do come along to the FPSA meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8.15pm now at Anna Shaw’s house, 4 Whitebarns Lane, Furneux Pelham. All parents and carers are welcome.

 

New posters displayed in the window

Girls Will Be Girls.  Free workshop

Grove Cottage Santa Dash & Reindeer Run

Grove Cottage Christmas Quiz Night and Disco

 

BULLETIN: 8 Autumn17 1st November 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Christmas Dinner letter to those who usually have packed lunch on a Friday - Please respond by Friday 10th November to let us know if your child will be having lunch on this day or not.
  • Early Birds invoices will be sent home with your child today.
  • Children in Need letter – information regarding Friday 17th November.
  • FPSA – Wine tasting letter and information about how to order tickets.
  • FPSA - Christmas Bazaar letter, information and donation requests.
  • FPSA – Telephone Directory 2017.
  • Mrs Dyson’s Newsletter.

We are still in need of a volunteers to help with Chopin and Gershwin Class's Greek Workshop on Thursday 9th November.  Please email Mrs. Foley lfoley@furneuxp.herts.sch.uk  if you are able to help in either the morning or the afternoon or both.  A costume is not essential!

A reminder that is Holst class sharing assembly tomorrow Thursday 2nd November at 9.00am.

Don’t forget - Fireworks by Furneux Pelham School Association on November 5th

You can turn up and pay on the night or order tickets through school gateway up until the end of today.  Pre purchased tickets include a free hot dog. Tickets will be sent home with children from today.

Data Collection Sheets reminder

If you have not checked your child’s Data Collection Sheet please can you do so and then return it to the school office as soon as possible if there are any alterations so that we can update our records.  Thank you.

A reminder to please make your payment for this half term’s school meals if you haven’t already done so, as Hertfordshire Catering Ltd require advance payment.

 Hope Family and Elderly Shoebox Appeal extended deadline

We have been able to extend the deadline to Wednesday 8th November for finished boxed to be brought into school.  Please do not stick the whole leaflet to the box.  Only the part which says family or elderly should be stuck on, the other part with the £2.00 donation taped to it must be brought in with the box but not stuck to it.

We are collecting on behalf of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Poppies are available from today in the school reception area and from tomorrow some year 6 children will be taking them around the playground at break times.  We suggest a minimum donation of 50p. Old £1.00 coins can be accepted.

Free football tickets

Please see the newsletter

Flu Immunisation

Those children who were immunised today will be bring home follow up information from the school nurses.

New posters displayed in the window.

Stortford Cheerleaders workshop: Thursday 21st Dec

A concert of remembrance at All Saints’ church, Hockerill Saturday 11th November