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Dingle School Newsletter – Vol. 6 Iss. 2

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~~DONNA LOUISE TRUST~~

Last week the children had an assembly delivered by the Donna Louise Trust, which is a Hospice in Trentham for young children. Your child should have taken instructions regarding the Spud Bud Challenge.  We have adopted this as a charity we wish to support and therefore encourage you to help your child design their spud character and make a donation to the appeal. Please send in your Spud Bud on Wednesday 31st October when they will be judged and a prize given. We would then appreciate all monies to be brought into school by Monday 5th November. Thank you for your support.

 

OPEN DAY

The Donna Louise Trust is having an Open day on Friday 30th November 11am-8pm at The Donna Louise Children’s Centre, 1 Grace Road, Trentham, ST4 8FN.  For more information go to www.donnalouisetrust.org

 

~~HARVEST~~

Thank you for all the kind donations of food and produce for our Harvest Festival last week. The food was donated to the charity ‘Neighbours’ which supports disadvantaged families inCrewe. They were gratefully received.

 

~~DEWA TRIP TO CHESTER~~

Year 3 and 4 have been learning about The Romans this term. As part of the topic work, we visited Chester, the Roman fortress of Dewa. The children were taken around Chesterby Douglas Maximus, a Roman soldier from the 20th Legion.

When we got there we met the Roman soldier, picked up a shield and went to march around Chester. He took us to the Roman gardens. “Who don’t we let in?” he asked us. We all shouted, “The Celts!”
 
A little bit later, he took us to the amphitheatre where the Gladiators used to fight. Then he grabbed Miss Hadzik and asked us if he should chop off her head!
“No!” shouted all of the girls, but the boys yelled “YES!!”

After a while we went back to where we started the museum. In the first room we all shouted “Hail Caesar!” and it opened the door to the rest of the museum. We learned about what Roman Dewa was like, what they would eat and what they did in Roman times. It was really interesting! – Olivia, Year 4.

 

 

~~ MISS PARRY~~

I am sure you will join me in congratulating Miss Parry on the exciting news that she will be having her first baby in Spring. It is hoped that Miss Parry will stay with us until February Half Term and return next Autumn.

 

~~ MORRISIONS VOUCHERS~~

Please keep sending in your Morrison Vouchers. We will continue to collect them after half term and they will be used to replenish our gardening equipment, seeds and bulbs for Gardening Club.

 

~~PARKING AND SAFETY IN THE CAR PARK ~~

Following concerns raised by both parents and staff we would like to remind all parents that the car park is for staff and disabled parents only. If you need to park in the car park due to a disability, please ensure you display a parking pass obtainable from the school office. When walking through the car park please use the green path and keep your child close to you.

 

Equally please do not park on or opposite the zig zag lines outside of school. The lines are there for the safety of all our children. It is not acceptable to say you are running late as an excuse for parking there. Equally please do not park at or near to the corners of the local streets, which again causes a danger to our children walking and crossing the roads and to other road users. Please also consider the local residents and avoid parking across their driveways.

 

Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

~~FOOTBALL AUTUMN 1~~

The Year 5/6 boys’ 7 a-side football team has started off the season in good style, winning all 3 of their games so far. They began with a resounding 8-0 success over Leighton, before overcoming St. Mary’s 7-3, after the 1st half had ended 3-3. The best was saved for last when they boys took on Haslington in a local derby. In a very tight game, one 2nd half goal was enough for a 1-0 win and the team now progress into the quarter finals of the Crewe/Nantwich competition. The next game will be played after the half term break.

Well done to all the boys who have played in the games: Thomas Williams, David Byford, Eric Green, Robson Woods, Harrison Wright, Oliver Beard, Harrison Bebbington, Oliver Davies, George Lowe, Ben Jackson, Braden Jones, Daniel Goodier

Goal scorers: Thomas Williams (5), David Byford (5), Robson Woods (4), Braden Jones (1), OG (1)

The girls will also look to get off to winning ways in a competition that will take place in November.

 

~~PTA – MORE HELP PLEASE!!!~~

The PTA met last Thursday evening. Many ideas of fundraising and events were discussed and put in the diary for the coming year. However, only 5 parents attended the meeting, which is too few to gain the success it should. We are in need of support from other parents in every class and year group. Last year events had to be cancelled because of too little support and help. This year to ensure the workload is spread more evenly, we would like to arrange a committee to organise each event rather than relying on the same individuals over and over again. More volunteers would be very much appreciated even if it is on the day to help set up or clear away at the end.  If you feel you would like to become involved please attend the next PTA meeting on January 17th at 7:30pm at the Holly Bush,  which will focus on organising the Spring Fair.

 

The next event organised by the PTA is The Cheese and Wine Evening on Thursday 22nd November We will need people to help set up, man the refreshments and then tidy away at the end. If anyone can volunteer, please contact Mrs Charlton in the office.

 

We also hope to organise a Bring and Buy Toy Sale for the children on the afternoon of Monday 17th December. Again we could do with parents helping to sort and set up the stalls, man them and then clear away at the end. Again, Mrs Charlton will keep a list of volunteers initially, but we would welcome a parent or a couple of parents to organise the event. Thank you.

 

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~~SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2012/2013~~

 

2012         DATE CLOSING DATE OF RE-OPENING
AUTUMN TERM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER
  TUESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
CHRISTMAS 2012 THURSDAY 20TH DECEMBER
  TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2013
SPRING TERM 2013 FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
  MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
SPRING TERM THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
  MONDAY 15TH APRIL
SUMMER TERM FRIDAY 3RD MAY
  TUESDAY 7TH MAY
  FRIDAY 24TH MAY
  MONDAY 3RD JUNE
SUMMER HOLIDAY WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY
  TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER

 

INSET DATES

  • Monday 29th October 2012
  • Monday 7th January 2013
  • Thursday 20th June 2013
  • Friday 21st June 2013
  • Monday 2nd September 2013

 

 

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

 

~~CLUBS FOR NEXT HALF TERM~~

Day Time Club Leader
Monday   3.30-4.30pm Judo Club Year 3,4,5,6Alex Soccer Club Yr 3,4,5,6 Mr A Smith5th  ,12th & 19th November
Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm  Sportscape GymnasticsYear 1 & 2 Sportscape Leisure
Wednesday  3.30-4.30pm Sewing Club Year 4Netball Club Year 5 & 6 Mrs StawpertMiss Parry /Mrs Robinson
Thursday  3.30-4.30pm Football Club Year 5 & 6 Mr Whelan
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.

~~DATES FOR THE DIARY~~

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