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Dingle Newsletter V4 Iss 6

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               The Dingle Newsletter   Volume 4 Issue 6

 ~~School Finishing Times~~

A request was received by the Governing Body to consider the School’s finishing times so that the 15 minutes between the end of the school day for the Infants and Juniors could be reduced. The Governors were concerned that reducing the time below 15 minutes would result in increased congestion around the local area and so did a vehicle count to see how many more cars would need to be accommodated into the local area. Their findings highlighted the following:

 A significant number of more cars belonging to Junior parents would have to fit into the local streets and therefore the congestion would become an even greater problem, which is already considered a risk to the children of the school.

  • There is considerable space in the car park at the cricket club which parents are not using.
  • Cars continue to park illegally seemingly without regard for the safety of the children and others, particularly those parking right at or too near to a junction.
  • That parents start to park from 2:15pm so that they can be as close as possible to the school and once parked, move their car further towards the school as spaces become available.

 Consideration was also given to those parents who have work commitments that fit around our current opening and closing times.  Consequently the decision was made that due primarily to parking issues, we are not going to change the finishing times of  the school day. However, we will continue allowing siblings of Infant children to leave school at 2:15pm in exceptionally cold or wet weather.

 Should anyone wish to comment, please write to The Governing Body via the Chair, Mrs J Griffith.

~~Free School Meals~~

Many people do not realise that they could be eligible for claiming free school meals. You could be if you or your partner receives one of the following:

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,040 

 Ring 0300 123 5012

or visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

to find out more.

At The Dingle School we use a cashless system that ensures that no-one on free school meals is recognised

 

~~DHSA Meeting~~

Thank you to those who attended the DHSA meeting on Thursday 3rd February.

Can we just stress to you all that everyone is invited to attend these meetings and your support means a lot to us. Our intentions this year are to concentrate on fundraising for playground developments.

 

~~New school Notice board~~

As you may have noticed we have a new notice board on the KS1 playground. This will be used for the announcement of forthcoming events and general information.

 

~~Year 5 Residential Trip to Pensarn~~

Please can you ensure that the total of £247.00 is paid in full by the due date 

 MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY. If you need to know your outstanding balance or have any concerns regarding payment please contact the office.

~~ South Cheshire CLASP~~

South Cheshire CLASP is a registered charity. We offer a range of help and support to all single parent families who may be divorced, separated, bereaved, teenage parents or victims of domestic abuse.

Our services include, 3 weekly drop in sessions (2 at our base in the Ludford Centre, Crewe and 1 at the Childrens Centre in Nantwich),
                                            One- to-one councelling
                                            Telephone and e-mail support
                                            After school drop in for 11-18 year olds

During term time our drop-ins include a training course, these courses are usually 5 to 6 weeks long.

I will be running the following courses over the next 12 months;
Parenting (various age related programmes)
Health and Well Being
Anger Management
Money Matters
Building Self Esteem
First Aid
Assertiveness
Computer Skills
Summer and Christmas Cookery
Life Skills (DIY and Sewing)

During school holidays we provide childrens activities for primary school age children. This enables our service users to continue to meet together and access support.

You would be most welcome to visit. Our drop in sessions at The Ludford Centre are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 til 12.30

 

~~Dingle Judo Report~~

One of The Judo teams rising stars David Byford of year 4 was crowned Local Junior Judo Champion 2010 at the annual Victoria & Shavington Judo Awards held before Christmas. David fought at 4 events throughout the last year, winning all of his matches to earn a total of 39 points. This left him top of a judo league of no less than 85 players. Well done David keep up the enthusiasm.

Other awards presented on the night were;

   Boys League 2nd place   George Lowe

   Girls League 2nd place   Louise Elleray

   Best Judo Throw 2010 Louise Elleray

   Best Contest 2010        Harrison Wright v George Lowe.

                                      BRILLIANT!

Just before Christmas a few of The Dingle Judo team turned out for a Tachiwaza Competition, this was a full on throw and pin event. The Dingle entered 9 players with everybody performing really well scooping 1 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals. Ben Short had a good night winning best throw and best contest awards.

Medal Winners;

GOLD          Ben Short

SILVER       Ben Short & David Byford

BRONZE      Will Dale, Melanie Raeburn, Cameron McGlincy, Max Leech

                   Theo Nash & Kieran Bennett.

                                      WELL DONE!

Congratulations to those who achieved in house awards for 2010 who were;

Rowena Jones        Best Judo Member 2010

Louise Elleray        Best Judo Player

Luke Cronin           Most Improved Player

Marlie Farr           Best Newcomer

If any children are interested in trying Judo sessions, the club runs on Monday evening 3.30pm until 4.30pm in the school hall.

 

~~Class Assemblies 9.10am~~

 

                         Miss Trickett                   Friday 18th March

                         Miss O’Pray                     Friday 1st  April

                        Miss Platt                         Friday 8th April 

                        Miss Young                       Friday 15th April               

 

 

~~Parent Lunches- 11.55am~~

 

Wednesday 9th March                        Miss Parry

Wednesday 23rd March                       Miss O’Pray

Wednesday 30th March                       Mrs Hayes / Mrs Hughes

Wednesday 6th April                          Mr Bennett

Wednesday 25th May                          Mr Whelan / Mrs Peever

 

            ~~Dates for your Diary~~

 

March

Wednesday 2nd March      Year 6 trip to Manchester Art Gallery

Thursday 3rd March         World Book day

                                        Scholastic Book Fair

                                        Fundraising Pub Quiz @ The Hollybush  8.00pm

Thursday 10th March        Year 5 trip Imperial War Museum

Friday 11th March            Wear Something Bright Turn

                                        Off The Lights- Awareness Day

Thursday 17th March       Pensarn Meeting                                6.30pm

Tuesday 22nd March         Year 2 trip Reaseheath College

Friday 25th March           Inset day

April

Thursday 14th  April        Easter fair                                        6.30pm

May

Monday 9th May                        KS2 SATs week

Wednesday 18th May                 Sports Day                               KS2 – 10.00am

                                                                                               KS1 – 1.30pm

Thursday 19th May            Reserve Day for Sports day

Monday 23rd May            Year 5 Pensarn Educational Trip

 CLUBS

Day Time Club Leader
Monday Lunchtime 3.30-4.30pm ChoirJudo Club Mrs Hayes/ Mrs HughesMr A Smith
Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm Gymnastics Club Year 3& 4 Maddie Wynne
Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm Eco Art Club Miss Platt, Mrs Robinson,Mrs Smirk.
Thursday 3.30-4.30pm KS2 Year 3 & 4Football Sportscape  Mr Cox
Friday 3.30-4.30pm BandFootball Club Year 5 & 6 Boys Mr BirchMr Whelan

    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
  FRIDAY 18TH FEBRUARY MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
EASTER HOLIDAY FRIDAY 15TH APRIL TUESDAY 3RD MAY
SUMMER HALF TERM FRIDAY 27TH MAY WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE
SUMMER 2011 WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY  
    TUESDAY 6TH  SEPTEMBER
AUTUMN TERM FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER  
    MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER
       

 

 

INSET DATES

  • FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2011
  • TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 2011
  • FRIDAY 24TH JUNE 2011
  • MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2011

 

# INSET DAYS ARE NOT SET IN STONE AND MAY BE CHANGED.

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