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Week beginning 16th December 2019 - SPECIAL WEEK OF CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is well and truly here and we’ve had lots of lovely events this week and there are more to come next week.  The school choir had a lovely time performing to the residents of Japonica court on Tuesday morning and brought Christmas joy to all.  Secret Santa was run by the PTA so some of you have a little treat coming under the tree.  We all enjoyed our Christmas lunch on Friday.

 

Next week is our official Christmas week, children can choose to wear Christmas clothing in place of a uniform item, jumpers, t-shirts, festive socks, tights, jewellery, hair accessories and nail varnish!

 

Our events are:

Monday: Panto Trip, Jack and the Beanstalk.

In years past the collection of children from school gets very hairy, to avoid this we are doing the following:

  • It is too dark for staff to see parents on the way into school so all children are to be collected from 5pm onwards from the school hall.
  • Parents come in and out of the hall via the office or entrance by Year 2 classroom
  • Children will be delivered by coach to the hall 
  • No parents or cars to enter the car park so the coaches can get in and out
  • No bags, book bags or bottles will be brought home on Monday, just collect your child. 

 

For the children not going to Panto, hometime will be at 3.20pm on the side playground at 3.20pm

 

Tuesday and Wednesday: YR/1/2 Nativity

There are two performances of the KS1 and Reception Nativity on Tuesday 17th December at 2.15pm and Wednesday 18th December at 9.30am.   Every family is welcome to come and enjoy the event but please be aware that we have a limited capacity for the school hall and we will only be able to seat up to four members from a family. Entry is via the school hall door, down the drive.

 

Thursday: Preschool and Nursery Classes Sing-along at 11.30am

All parents are invited to come to their child’s class and enjoy a Christmas sing song and treat. 

 

Thursday: Choir performance at Abbey Wood Nursing Home

 

Thursday: School disco

Disco Tickets cost £2 and should be bought in advance to take advantage of the cheaper price; it is £2.50 for a ticket on the day.

  • Reception, Y1 and Y2: 3.45-4.45pm (bring your clothes to school to change)
  • Year 3-6: 5-6pm

Entry and exit via the school hall.

No cars to enter the car park so all safe for the children walking in and out of the disco.

 

Friday: Carol Concert

9am at St Peters Church the choir and school will be singing carols and telling the Christmas story.  This is a whole school event and all parents are welcome to attend, the more the merrier.

 

Morning Activities: Christmas activities for the whole school as all classes mix up together

 

Lunchtime: Whole School picnic lunch in the hall.

 

Afternoon:

Buddy Class present swap – each class has wrapped a small gift for their children in their buddy class and this is swapped at this time.

Buddy Classes 

PS 

Nursery 

Reception 

Y6 

Y1 

Y5 

Y2 

3H 

Y3M 

Y4 

 

Class parties – see your class list to sign up with your donation.

 

Hometime on Friday 20th December is at normal time 3.15/3.20pm

 

Beyond Christmas:

Kitchen rolls and 4 pint milk bottles

For their next project Year 2 need empty kitchen rolls. Nursery are building igloos and need 4 pint milk bottles. If you have any spare, please pass them to the Year 2 or Nursery team.

 

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 term’s Funzone is already open. As spaces book up quickly please ensure you return your form to the office as soon as possible. You can 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.

 

Primary School Admissions for September 2020

Parents of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, it is now time to apply for a Reception place for September 2020 at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. The closing date to submit your primary application is 15th January 2020.

 

Community Stay & Play  

The last Community Stay & Play before Christmas is on Monday 16th December and starts again on Wednesday 8th January at 1.30pm.

 

Notice of new yellow lines along road outside the school

Please be aware that, due to cars parking on both sides of the road outside the school at drop off/pick up time, the Council have decided to extend the existing double yellow lines (no waiting at any time) on Ash Church Road.  Please take note of the new restrictions and leave extra time to get in/collect from school.

 

Eco Points

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.

 

Did you know?

Last week we had the autumn term meeting of the Full Governing Body, if you want to know what was discussed look out for the minutes that will be on the website in the new year; previous minutes are there: https://www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/governors/

We hold open meetings which means you are most welcome to come and observe a meeting, you just need to let the Clerk to the Governors know in advance, Olga Engelman’s email is:

Clerk@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk

 

The termly meetings for the Spring and Summer term are on:

  • Thursday April 2nd, 8-10am
  • Thursday July 16th, 8-10am

 

Week beginning 16th December 2019 - SPECIAL WEEK OF CHRISTMAS!

School Dinners - Week 1 + Picnic lunch on Friday!

 

Monday

  • Panto trip – Back at 4.35pm
  • 1.30-3pm Community Stay & Play

Tuesday

  • R/Y1/Y2 Nativity Performance 2.15pm

Wednesday

  • R/Y1/Y2 Nativity Performance 9.30am
  • NO Community Stay & Play

Thursday

  • Preschool/Nursery Singalong for all children and parents at 11.30 am
  • Christmas Disco KS1 3.45-4.45/KS2 5-6pm

Friday

  • Carols by Candlelight in St Peter’s Church 9.00am – all welcome
  • Picnic Lunch on last day. Choice of Tuna Mayo, Cheese or ham baguette or sandwich accompanied by crudites, piece of fruit and a festive biscuit.
  • Special Activities Day
  • End of Term at 3.15/3.20pm (NO FUNZONE)
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