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w/c 21st September 2020 Our PTA are starting to sort the fundraising opportunities for the year; We are settling up our Parent Council, Homework is all in place for your child, Funzone is open, Teeny Funzone is open... find out more on this week's newsletter.
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Week Ahead 10th February 2020

I met with the PTA team this week to explore how things are going, what we could do differently and what we would like to keep the same. They are a great team who work so hard and are happy to do as much as they can for the whole school, I know many try to help with events but the load is still too big.  Also in response to feedback from Fayres and the feeling that you have to give lots, we are going to explore doing things differently to make the average £3,000 a year. 

 

There will no longer be a Christmas or Summer Fayre. These are being swapped for a termly raffle:

  • At Christmas time there will be a hamper raffle, with kind donations from families/community.
  • At Easter time there will be an Egg Raffle, with kind donations from families/community.
  • At the end of the year there will be a big raffle with money and other prizes, with kind donations from families/community.
  • For the Christmas and Easter raffles we will produce proper raffle tickets that all children will bring home to be sold in the community. 

 

There will continue to be:

  • End of term disco in each of the 3 terms of the year.
  • Secret Mother, Father and Santa pressies at the corresponding time of the year.

 

New Ideas:

The team are exploring fun, family events that will be a great way to raise funds. The first of these is a Colour Run, https://www.holicolorpowders.com/holi-color-run-fundraiser/, parents pay a £7.50 entrance fee per child or adult who come dressed for the event with protective glasses or goggles on.  Each person is given a large cup of powder paint (eco safe) and whilst they are running they can throw and receive paint. You can then purchase more for £2 a cup.  It looks crazy fun.  We would look to hold this on the 26th June instead of a Fayre.  We would also sell refreshments, drinks and ice creams, at this event. 

In order to find out if you would like to join in with this, you will receive a Marvellous Me, high 5 back if you say yes, ignore if you say no.

 

If you have any great ideas for fun family fundraising events, please let the team or your Class Rep know.

 

Fancy Dress Shop

With World Book Day coming soon, 6th March 2020. Sarah Maude proposed a great idea of having a pop up shop.  Anyone who has an old, grown out of, don’t want anymore, costume; you can donate them to the school in the next week. Then the week after half term we will put them out for sale on the playground, with a cost of £2 per costume. It is a great way of helping the environment and the purse.

If you have any costumes to donate, please bring them to the school office by next Friday.

 

Swimming

With the warmer winters we are going to start swimming after half term, it will begin on the 2nd March so time to dig out costumes, trunks, hats, towels and suitable footwear. Below is a timetable of when each class will swim.

 

Tuesday

Reception, Year 1 and 2

Thursday

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

Swimming kit

  • Parents please ensure your child has full kit in school - trunks/costume, hat, towel and suitable footwear (flip flops or crocs are ideal) to walk to and from the pool.
  • We will have a small number of costumes/trunks available to purchase from the office.
  • Swimming hats are available for £1.

 

Class Exhibitions

On Thursday 13th 3.15-3.45pm and Friday 14th 8.30-9am the children will be sharing all their wonderful work please come along and enjoy your child’s achievements.

 

Chocoholics

Year 6 have been very busy working on a Chocolate Enterprise Project as part of PSHE, they have chosen lots of exciting names for their chocolates and will be selling them for 50p bag after school on Friday 14th February.  All proceeds will be donated to our Year 6 Class Charity - Shooting Star Chase Hospice.

 

Tuck Sale

On sale Friday 14th February on the playground. Paper bags of sweets are 50p, however if you bring your own reusable container you’ll get a slightly larger scoop of sweets for your 50p!  Sweets will be on sale on both playgrounds. There will be a sugar free alternative.

 

Open Morning

Do you have a 2, 3, or 4year old? Come along to our Open Morning/Afternoon to meet the staff and see our fantastic facilities. There is no need to book just pop along at your preferred time.

Wednesday 12th February 9.30-11am & 1.30-2.30 pm

 

Office update

Due to family reasons Mrs Cooper is currently out of the office. The other members of the office team are available to help. If your child is being collected by someone else, please let the classroom teachers know when you drop off in the morning.

 

Active Points

Points are being awarded this week for trackers, any child who achieves 5,000 earns 100 points for their team, 10,000 = 300 points and there is an extra 100 points for every additional 1,000 steps.  Get walking!

 

Eco Points

Next week is Week 3 – Focus Week – This week is Not Wasting Energy Week – keeping heating off when not needed, opening windows if the heating is off, keeping doors closed at breaktime to keep the heating in, lights off when not needed, computers off when not needed. Hopefully this important learning will help the children to reduce our wasted energy and yours at home.

 

Would you like to help plant trees without any digging?

Just add Ecosia to google chrome and while you search the web on your phone or tablet,they use the 100% of the profit made from your searches to plant trees.

They have already planted over 3 million trees! If you would like to find out more and follow their progress click on the link below.

https://info.ecosia.org/what

 

Funzone

If you have not yet finalised your payment for this terms’ Funzone, please ensure you return this to the office or pay online as soon as possible. Without payment you will be unable to book for next term.

Booking for next terms’ Funzone is already open (form attached). As spaces book up quickly please ensure you return your form to the office as soon as possible. Alternatively book online at www.scopay.com

 

Please be aware that the HM Government childcare voucher scheme does not inform the school when a payment has been made. Please send the amount paid, date of payment and your child’s name to funzone@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk so that the payment can be applied to your account in a timely manner.

 

Kind regards,  

Mrs Curtis

 

Week beginning 10th February 2020

 

School Dinners - Week 4

Monday

  • Community Play & Stay 1.30-3pm
  • Year 4 Trip to Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Tuesday

  • Afterschool clubs – collect at 4.15pm from middle playground
  • Internet Safety Day

Wednesday

  • Community Play & Stay 1.30-3pm
  • Preschool & Nursery Open Morning 9.30-11am and 1.30-2.30am

Thursday

  • Year 5 at Ash Manor School Codebreaking
  • Class Exhibitions after school 3.15-3.45pm

Friday

  • 8-8.45am Premier Sports Gymnastic Club
  • Class Exhibitions before school 8.30-9am
  • 9am Year 6 Assembly
  • Tuck Sale
  • 3.20-4.20pm Premier Sports Football Club
  • End of Term

 

Reminder

There is an inset on Monday 24th February. Children return from Half Term on Tuesday 25th February.

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