29th March – Newsletter

St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
29th March 2018

The end of term has arrived and I wish you all a Happy Easter. I hope you all have a great break and we look forward to seeing everyone refreshed and ready for the Summer Term on Monday 16th April. The inter merit group challenge was won by Ghillie Dhu (blue) this term – they win an out of uniform day on Friday 20th April.

We are changing the procedures with regard to administering medication in school. You will shortly be receiving a letter explaining the changes we have made. If your child requires medication during the school day please make sure you complete the appropriate forms.

You should all have received a letter about Parent Mail and Parent Pay. Please register with Parent Mail from Wednesday 28th March. Going forwards this will be the only way we contact you, so registering is vital. It will also enable you to pay for trips, visits and school dinners online. I am sure you will agree that this is a step forwards and will make life easier for everyone.

Hopefully you have all received a letter from Mr Spiers, regarding the expansion work at St James. We are very excited to be able to finally begin to plan for a new extension to the school. As soon as we have official plans and diagrams we will be holding an open afternoon and evening for parents and carers to come and have a look at what will be changing in school. Watch this space.

Thank you for all the Easter Egg donations that have been received in school. If you haven’t already purchased your raffle tickets please see a member of the Friends of St James committee. Every ticket is guaranteed a prize!

Sport Relief on Friday was a brilliant day in school. Children came to school in a variety of brilliant sporting clothing and enjoyed a day of sporting activities. Thank you to Mrs Hope who organised a sporting mile on the village playing field for Key Stage 2. Altogether we raised £138.25

Karibuni has a vacancy for a play worker at their Breakfast and After School Club. Hours are 7.20-8.50am and 3-6pm during term time and 8.30am-5pm on five Inset Days. Additional days during School Holidays are available if wanted. We pay at least £8.75 per hour for staff with suitable qualifications or experience. Enthusiasm and aptitude is essential; a level 3 qualification in Early Years or Children’s Workforce would be a bonus. Contact Ruth for details: ruth@karibuni.cc or 07948 293034.

Diary DatesThursday 29th March – Easter

Egg raffle

  • Thursday 29th March – End of term 4 12.15pm
  • Monday 16th April – Start of term 5
  • Wednesday 18th April – Roald Dahl Class trip to Wantage Museum
  • Wednesday 18th April – Yr 5/6 Swimming Gala
  • Thursday 19th April – Yr6 Junior Citizen trip
  • Friday 20th April – Yr 5/6 Boys football Out of uniform day for Ghillie Dhu
  • Tuesday 24th April – Mini Speaks
  • Thursday 26th April – Dance Festival (KS2)
  • Friday 27th April – Music Assembly 9.10am
  • Tuesday 1st May – Year 3/4 mini red tennis
  • Week Beginning – 14th May Year 6 SATs
  • Thursday 24th May – Class Photos
  • Friday 25th May – End of term 5
  • Monday 4th June – Start of term 6
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