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W/C 16.5.2022 - - - Monday: Community Stay and Play, Clubs - - - Tuesday: Y3/4 Rounders Squad Training - - - Wednesday to Friday: Oakwood Residential (No Y5/6 Athletics or Cricket Clubs)- - - Friday: Community Stay and Play
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Spring 2 Newsletter

Happy Springtime everyone, we hope you are enjoying the delights of the season as you are out and about.  There is so much going on with learning, trips and events. 

Today we were granted planning permission for our new fences and gates – yay! It has been months in the process now we can get building.

 

Staff News

We welcome Mrs Rennie to our Nursery 1 team next week and Miss Allwood has joined our team of LSA’s supporting children across the school.

We are delighted to share that Mrs Chantler is having a baby, due the last day of the summer term! So birthing classes for Y5C then!

 

Parent Council Meeting

The Parent Council meeting is 9.30-10.30am on Tuesday 26th April, this will be an online meeting.

Please pass on to your Parent Council member ideas for improving or developing Ash Grange. Minutes of March meeting can be found on our website at www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/parent-council-2/

 

Following feedback from the Parent Council about the number of emails coming out, we will be adding all updates to the school website news section directly – Please make sure to check the website frequently. Answers to most questions about school activities can be found on the website – if you see something missing, please do let the office know so it can be added.

 

PTA

Our fab PTA have decided to not run an Easter raffle this term, due to shortness of the term and low level interest by families in the Christmas raffle.  There will be a raffle in the summer term and this in fact will be the last PTA event of the year and for this team the end of their role as PTA members.  They have given many years to this role and we are so thankful to them.

 

We will not be having a PTA in the same sense going forward and will be exploring future models of fundraising with all parents and our Parent Council, if you have a view let me know. 

 

Gardens

We are submitting an entry for the Guildford in Bloom Gardening competition this year; we have won awards in the past.  This year’s theme is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

We will be building a wonderful throne and tea party table as a special garden within or next to the Nature Area. We are looking to build the structure from breezeblocks and then will fill all the holes with plants. Old teapots, cups, cake tins etc… will be repurposed for the top so please keep any chipped ones for us. If you would be able to help with the build, please let me know, if you are interested in gardening and can grow things at home for us, please let me know, if you want to help with it and are just keen, please let me know.  We can provide seeds for growing at home. Mrs Cooper will be sending out a reply form on this soon.  We will then get together to make it happen.   Mrs Skinner and Mrs Du Plessis are helping to lead on this.

 

Charity Events

Comic Relief – next week

This Red Nose Day, the School Councillors have put together a week of fun to raise money for Comic Relief! For a one-off £2 donation (on Scopay) on Monday 14th March, all children are invited to wear red for the week leading up to Red Nose Day with a theme each day:

 

  • Monday 14th March: red feet (shoes, socks or tights)
  • Tuesday 15th March: red bottom half (trousers, skirts, leggings, shorts, etc.)
  • UPDATED: Full School Uniform due to Class Photos
  • Thursday 17th March: red heads (hats, hair accessories, red noses etc.)
  • Friday 18th March (Red Nose Day): head-to-toe red! 

 

Each year group in turn will also be invited to a lunchtime of activities, including quizzes and games, with our school councillors. Details on their day will be given to the children in school. 

 

This is an optional event. Those who do not donate should wear full school uniform

 

Red Noses are available to purchase on Scopay (whilst stocks last).

 

World Book Day

Everyone had a fabulous day dressing up as our favourite book characters, and all children received a free book. The children all got to see each other’s costumes as we had a practice fire alarm!

 

Charity fundraising

A huge well done to Aurora in Y5C who raised £30 through a bake sale for Tourettes Action, her class charity!

 

Dates Ahead

  • Class Photos - Wednesday 16th March
  • Clubs - The last day for clubs this term is Friday 25th March.  New clubs will be starting after the easter holidays, when the children have decided their options, look out for the email in the first week of the next term.
  • Oakwood Residential Meeting – 28th March at 6pm
  • SATS Talks – Year 6 and Year 2 parents will be invited to attend either a 2pm or 6pm talk on Tuesday 29th March. Details will be sent out separately to parents.
  • Last day of Spring Term - Friday 1st April - Special Activities Day.
    • There is no Funzone or Teeny Funzone afterschool on this day.
    • 2pm Easter Assembly. Parents of Y4 children are invited to join the school at Holy Angels.
    • Bags of sweets for morning breaktime as a special treat are available to purchase on Scopay. Please tick the box if your child requires vegetarian sweets.

 

School Dinners - please order Dinners for the first week of term on Scopay by Tuesday 29th March. Late orders cannot be accommodated.

 

Swimming begins after half term – days to be advised.  Children will need a costume/trunks, hat, pool shoes and towel (goggles by choice).

 

INSET day on Tuesday 19th April – school/Nursery closed to pupils.

Summer term starts for children on Wednesday 20th April.

 

Our School Calendar is regularly updated so do keep checking at www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/diary/

 

Next newsletter Weds 30/3/22

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