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VOLUME 4 ISSUE 6 (Microsoft Word required)
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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
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
Building Self Esteem
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.
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.
GOLD Ben Short
SILVER Ben Short & David Byford
BRONZE Will Dale, Melanie Raeburn, Cameron McGlincy, Max Leech
Theo Nash & Kieran Bennett.
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~~
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
Thursday 14th April Easter fair 6.30pm
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
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|
- 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.