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The Dingle Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 3

October 2011

~~Jim Jam Jog~~

The children took part in a Jim Jam Jog sponsored run on Thursday 6th October. Everyone wore their pyjamas and jogged or walked around the field. Each child managed to complete 10 laps or more. We have had a tremendous response back and with monies counted to date we have raised £1368.50.Thank you to everyone who has supported us in helping us to replenish our books.

~~ School Photographs~~

Just a reminder that individual and family photographs will be taken on Friday 21st October. If you would like pre-school siblings to be photographed with their older brothers/sisters please come to the school hall at 8.30am on the day.

~~Parent and Teacher Association Meeting~~

We will be holding a PTA meeting on Thursday 3rd November at 6.30pm. Parents of both old and new pupils are very welcome to attend this meeting and we look forward to seeing you there.

~~ The Giving Machine~~

We have just received a cheque for £30.58 from The Giving Machine. For those that are not familiar with The Giving Machine it is a not for profit online fundraising website that enables online shoppers to give cash donations to any and all UK schools & charities, for free. When you buy online via The Giving Machine, a sales commission is received from the participating shop. 75% of this is converted into a donation on your behalf and sent to your chosen beneficiary(s). 25% is retained to contribute to costs of maintaining the website and distributing donations. You are buying the same products, at the same price, on the same shopping websites as if you went direct but the difference is; by shopping via TheGivingMachine you generate free cash donations at no extra cost to you personally. How does TheGivingMachine work for Givers? Join and support your chosen charities/schools. Personal details remain private and are not shared with any third parties. Shop via theGivingMachine.co.uk at anyof the participating online shops including many exclusive special offers and discounts. See your donations in your own Giver account and if you like it tell your friends.

~~Year 5 Residential – Pensarn Harbour~~

REMINDER – the £50 deposit for this trip is due by Friday 21st October.

~~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.

~~Football Team Match Report~~

The Year 5/6 boys’ football team have continued their impressive start to the season. The last couple of weeks have seen three more victories, meaning their 100% record continues. The Dingle travelled to Acton and won 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Thomas Jackson. That was followed by a 5-0 away win at Sound, the third clean sheet in as many games. Finally, Hungerford came to the Dingle and in an end to end encounter, a hat-trick each for Thomas Williams and Robson Woods, with Charlie Breeze also scoring, resulted in a thrilling 7-3 win. Well done to all of the boys who have played so far this year.

~~Tag Rugby~~

On Wednesday, The Dingle entered two teams in the Year 5/6 tag Rugby Tournament at Sandbach Boys School.

Dingle 1 were in pitch 1 where we won our first two games against Berkeley and Weston, 5-2 and 6-3. St Mary’s also won their first two games, so the decider to see who went through to group 1 and possibly become the overall winners of the tournament was between The Dingle and St Mary’s. In a closely fought and competitive game, with 30 seconds remaining, the score was 4-4. St Mary’s were given possession of the ball and then went on to score the final try to win the game.

Dingle 2 were on pitch 2 where we won one game and drew the other two games. This meant that both Dingle teams progressed to group 2 with Shavington and Berkeley 2.

Out of the 11 games played both teams, The Dingle were only beaten once and by one try, by St Mary’s who won the tournament. Oh, and by the way, the game between the two Dingle teams ended in a 3-3 draw.

~~Applications for School~~

Please be aware that this is the time for applying for a place at either a Secondary school or a Primary school for next September’s intake.  If you live in Cheshire East you must apply to Cheshire East Council.  The Year 6 applications must be completed by 31st OCTOBER 2011.  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. 

~~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 Tag Rugby  Year 5/6 mixed

Science Club Year 2

Football – KS2

Mr Bennett

Miss Platt/Mrs Smirk

Crewe Alex

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.

~~School Holidays 2011/2012~~

2011 DATE CLOSING DATE OF RE-OPENING
AUTUMN HALF TERM FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER
TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
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

INSET DATES

  • Monday 31st October 2011
  • Wednesday 4th January 2012
  • Friday 1st June 2012
  • Friday 29th June 2012

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

~~DATES FOR THE AUTUMN TERM DIARY~~

November

3rd PTA Meeting- all Welcome  6.30pm at The Dingle School.

7th Dingle pupils from the Co-Operative Junior Windband to play at the Royal Albert Hall

10th Book Fair (until 14th)

11th Mr Whelan’s Class Assembly – 9.10 a.m. parents welcome

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

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

December

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

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

14th KS2 Christmas Concert – Evening Performance

15th KS2 Christmas Concert – Evening Performance

16th KS2 Christmas Dinner

19th EYFS + KS1 Christmas Dinner

20th KS2 Christmas 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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