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November 2011

~~Children Perform at The Royal Albert Hall~~

Three of our current children, Matthew Brett, Rowena Jones and Andrew Beattie, and a number of pupils who have recently left the school, took part in a fantastic musical evening at The Royal Albert Hall. Having begun learning instruments at The Dingle they have furthered their talents playing for the Co-operative Junior Wind Band in Crewe. The band has progressed through county and regional selections before finally being asked to perform on a national stage at The Royal Albert Hall in the Music for Youth School Proms. I can assure you it was a fantastic evening, with many talented children taking part from all over the country. Congratulations and thank you to all the children who took part – it was certainly a very proud moment for our school to be associated with such a prestigious occasion.

To find out more about the Band go to http://www.co-operativeyouthwindbands.co.uk

~~ Governor Elections~~

The school currently has the following governor vacancies.

  • 2 parent governors
  • 2 community governors
  • 1 LA governor

To fill these vacancies we will be holding parent governor elections in January.

~~E Safety Training~~

Last week, Mrs Scott from Sandbach High School visited The Dingle to talk to our children about how to keep safe while using the internet, Facebook and other public websites. Children were reminded that the minimum age for using Facebook was 13 and that they should be very careful in what information they should or should not share. They were also told about appropriate and inappropriate comments and sharing of photographs, that once posted cannot easily be recovered.

There will be an E Safety information evening for parents to attend at the High Schools early next year and I encourage all parents to attend so you are able to help your child stay safe. We will inform you of a date when we have it.

I would also like to remind parents of the Drug Awareness presentation for parents at the Boys’ School on Monday 21st November at 6:30pm and Sandbach High School on Monday 28th November for Year 6 parents of girls and boys and again would encourage you to attend.

~~The Dingle – Football Champions~~

I am very pleased to inform you that our Football Team have won the local primary school league. We will now progress to the semi finals of the Crewe and Nantwich Schools’ competition. Congratulations to all the children who have played in the matches, to those who have been valuable members of the squad and worked hard in training, and to Mr Whelan (The Gaffa). Good luck to you all as you aspire to be champions of South Cheshire ! Come on the Blues!

~~Netball~~

The Netball Team have also made a good start to the season with the A Team winning their first 2 matches and losing 1 and the B team taking part in 3 friendlies.

~~Anti Bullying Week~~

This week is National Anti Bullying Week. In assembly and in class your child has been reminded what a bully is and what to do if you feel bullied. On Wednesday we held a ‘Friendship Afternoon’ where all the children were given the opportunity to spend time with children from other classes and year groups taking part in a variety of fun activities.

Fortunately incidents of bullying appear to be very rare at The Dingle and where the school is informed we act immediately to sort the problem out. If your child raises a concern with you please inform your child’s class teacher.

~~Holidays~~

Just a reminder that parents are requested to avoid booking holidays in term time. If you request absence for holiday the authority’s formula for calculating authorised/unauthorised holiday will be applied. This formula is based on prior attendance and proximity to exams.  Please be aware that any continued unauthorised absence may result in a fixed penalty fine or prosecution.

~~Applications for School~~

Please be aware that this is the time for applying for a place at a Primary School for next September’s intake.  If you live in Cheshire East you must apply to Cheshire East Council.  New starters for Primary Schools have until December to complete the form.

If you have not already applied for a place, please log on to your councils web site below;

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk Search under Admissions

~~Money~~

Please can we ask parents not to send money that is for the school office in your child’s purse or loose in your child’s bag.  Money for trips and dinners should be in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name, class and the purpose of the money.  Your child should hand the envelope to their class teacher where possible, or failing that, hand it in to Mrs Charlton or Mrs Robinson in the school office. 

~~Academy Photography~~

Please note that Academy Photography will be pickingup late orders on Tuesday 22nd November 2011. Please ensure that all late photograph orders are handed into the school office before this date.

~~Clubs~~

Day Time Club Leader
Monday 3.30-4.30pm Judo Club

Football Club Yr 5/6 Boys

Mr A Smith

Mr P Whelan

Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm Science Club Year 2 Miss Platt/Mrs Smirk
Thursday 3.30-4.30pm Netball

Multi-skills  Year 1 & 2

Sewing club Year 4/5

Miss Parry/ Mrs Robinson

Sportscape Leisure

Mrs Stawpert

Friday 3.30-4.30pm Band Mr K Birch

Please note that where there is a charge for the clubs, this should be paid in full and in advance.

INSET DATES

  • Wednesday 4th January 2012
  • Friday 1st June 2012
  • Friday 29th June 2012
  • Monday 3rd September 2012

# INSET DAYS ARE NOT SET IN STONE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

~~School Holidays 2011/2012~~

2011 DATE CLOSING DATE OF RE-OPENING
CHRISTMAS TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER
SPRING TERM 2012 THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2012
SPRING HALF TERM FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
EASTER HOLIDAY FRIDAY 30TH MARCH
MONDAY 16TH APRIL
SUMMER HALF TERM THURSDAY 31ST MAY
MONDAY 11TH JUNE
SUMMER HOLIDAY 2012 FRIDAY 20TH JULY
TUESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
AUTUMN TERM 2012 FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER

~~ PARENT LUNCHES~~

You are invited to attend your child’s class lunch. You will be sent an invitation with a reply slip to let us know if you will be attending. Please arrive at school at 11.55am where you will be met by your child and enjoy a Dingle Roast Dinner together. We would ask that you leave the school via the main entrance soon after you have finished eating and not accompany your child to the playground. Please see dates below.

Mrs Whiston                                      Wednesday 11th January

Miss Fisher                                       Wednesday 18th January

Mrs Mc Creery                      Wednesday 25th January

Mrs Bradford                                   Wednesday 1st February

Miss Trickett                                   Wednesday 8th February

Miss Platt                                           Wednesday 22nd February

Miss Young                                         Wednesday 29th February

Mrs Bentley                           Wednesday 7th March

Miss Parry                                          Wednesday 14th March

Mrs Hayes /Mrs Hughes                   Wednesday 21st March

Mr Whelan                                          Wednesday 28th March

Mr Bennett                                         Wednesday 18th April

Mrs Peever                                         Wednesday 25th April

~~DATES FOR THE AUTUMN TERM DIARY~~

November

17th PTA Cheese & Wine Evening (7.00 p.m. start)

21ST Drugs awareness session – Sandbach School (6.30pm)

25th Mrs McCreery’s Class Assembly – 9.10 a.m. parents welcome

28th Drugs awareness session- Sandbach High School (6.30pm)

December

2nd Mrs Bentley’s Class Assembly – 9.10 a.m. parents welcome

9th Miss Hadzik’s Class assembly – 9.10a.m. parents welcome

13th EYFS + KS1 Party Day (party clothes to be worn)

14th KS2 Christmas Concert –Afternoon and Evening Performance (New performance)

15th KS2 Christmas Concert – Evening Performance

16th KS2 Christmas Dinner

19th EYFS + KS1 Christmas Dinner

20th KS2 Christmas Dinner and Disco (afternoon) – BREAK UP FOR XMAS HOLIDAY

~~FUTURE EVENTS~~

Monday 27th February 2012                          Year 6 Bikeability

Tuesday 28th February 2012             Year 6 Bikeability

Wednesday 29th February 2012                   Year 6 Bikeability

Parents’ Evening (late)

Thursday 1st March 2012                               Parents’ Evening (early)

Wednesday 28th March 2012                        Spring Fair (6.30 p.m. start)

Thursday 31st May     2012                            Sports Day (KS2 a.m., KS1 p.m.)

Tuesday 12th June 2012                                 New Starters’ Intake Evening

Wednesday 13th June 2012                           Reserve Sports Day

Monday 18th June 2012                                  New Intake afternoon visit

Tuesday 19th June 2012                                 New Intake afternoon visit

Monday 25th June 2012                                 Photographs (classes & teams)

Thursday 28th June 2012                              Transition Day – Year 6 to High School

Other year groups meet new teachers

Thursday 5th July2012                                  Parents’ Open Afternoon

Friday 6th July 2012                                      Grandparents’ Open Afternoon

Thursday 19th July 2012                                Leavers’ Assembly

School Disco

(These dates are current at the time of writing but may be subject to change.  Please check future newsletters for updates.)

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