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The Dingle School Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 4

See below foe the latest Dingle Newsletter, but first some other important News:

The Dingle Primary School Christmas Draw 2010

Tickets are now on sale for the The Dingle Primary School Christmas Draw 2010 priced at 20 pence per ticket or £1 per book of five tickets.

The main prize is £100.00 of Argos Vouchers and there are numerous other prizes such as luxury hampers. Tickets can be obtained from school reception during the usual school opening hours. The draw will take place at the Key Stage 1 Christmas Concert on Monday 13 December 2010. The support of the community would be very much appreciated.

The Dingle Newsletter         Volume 4 Issue 4

CHEESE AND WINE EVENING

The Dingle Home School Association held a Cheese & Wine Evening on Thursday 18th November. There were 17 craft stalls selling a wonderful variety of gifts. We had a fantastic turn out and the evening was a great success. We raised a total of £500.

CHILDREN IN NEED

The School Council organised a non uniform day for Children in Need.  It was a great success and raised a total of £291.00. The money has been split between two charities, Neighbours, who are collecting to buy local Children in Need Christmas gifts and the charity Children in Need.

Thanks to all those who supported the school.

POPPY APPEAL

Just to let you know that we raised a grand total of £112.32 for The Royal British legion through the Poppy Appeal. We had 2 pupils that spent time going to classes to promote this charity and did a fantastic job.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS FOR PUPILS

We would like to raise awareness about special diets for pupils. We are receiving many parental letters about special diets; however these need to be substantiated by a doctor or dietician letter. We cannot provide a special diet without this information, as we would not wish to put the child’s wellbeing in danger.

PARENTS’ AND GRANDPARENTS’ DAY 2011

We can now confirm that Parents’ and Grandparents’ Day for 2011 will be on Thursday 7th July for Parents and Friday 8th July for Grandparents.

CHILDMINDER (OFSTED REGISTERED)

Mrs James, one our parent has informed us that she is a registered childminder. She is available to collect and deliver to the Dingle, provides homemade food, a dedicated playroom and a large garden. Interested parties should contact Mrs James on: 07854395093.

PLEASE CHECK NAMES

Please can you ensure that you check the names on school coats, jumpers and cardigans? We have had a few coats that have gone missing and would appreciate if you could take the time to check that your child has brought the right item home. 

ENTERPRISE DAY REPORT

by Teagan Paton Year 5

On the 26thNovember, we went to Sandbach High School for the Primary Enterprise Day. The Enterprise Day was about trying to get a country to win the Olympic Games bid for the 2016 games. There were five other schools there, each with two teams. We had one team from Mr Bennett’s class and one team from Mrs Hayes’s class. Each team had a country and ours was Greece. Mr Bennett’s class was Mexico. Our first challenge was to think of a team name and we came up with the name ‘The Electra Stars’. Our second challenge was to create a mascot and we all had fun doing that. Our third challenge was to design a t-shirt, and you can guess how that went! Sian had to model the t-shirt on a cat walk.   Our fourth challenge was to make a poster using persuasive writing. Finally we made a stall to display our team’s entire bid, and the winner was announced. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a medal, but we all had a great day.

NEW SCHOOL LOGO

When Cheshire County Council was split into two authorities; Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester, schools were asked to look at changing their external signage to reflect their new authority.  The time has now come to renew our signs in line with this directive and at the last Governors’ meeting it was agreed that we would take this opportunity to update the school’s logo as part of the same exercise.

The new signage will be erected prior to commencement of the spring term and the new logo will be phased in on school uniform from February 2011 through to the autumn term 2011.

The choice of logo has been narrowed down to two options and the children will vote on which design they prefer.  Once a definitive option is agreed, samples will be on display in the main reception area for parents to view the design and quality.

Due to the number of complaints received regarding our current uniform supplier, Mrs Charlton and Mrs Robinson have submitted a proposal to the Governors to supply the uniform themselves and approval was granted.  Parents will be able to order uniform direct via an order form with a view to online ordering in the near future.  Items will be delivered direct to school for collection.  They will also hold uniform evenings on various dates throughout the school year.

LATENESS

It has become very noticeable that a large number of our children have been arriving at school late this week. This then holds up the start to lessons or children miss the introduction to their work and then have difficulty following the lesson. I understand that the weather may have some impact upon people travelling to school, but I would be grateful if you would set off slightly earlier to ensure children arrive on time.  While the cold weather continues we will allow the children straight into school from 8:45 am and for older junior siblings of our infant children to go home at 3:15pm.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

DECEMBER

6th     Smokebusters Year 4

7th     Representatives from the Choir/Band to perform at Belong Retirement Village.

8th     KS1 Christmas Lunch

9th     KS2 Christmas Lunch

13th   KS 1 Christmas Concert 1:30pm – Miss Platt’s, Miss Young’s and  Mrs Bradford’s classes

13th   KS1 Christmas Concert 6.30pm -Miss Trickett’s, Mrs McCreery’s and Miss Fisher’s classes- Ticket details to follow shortly

14th   KS1 Christmas Concert 1.30pm- Miss Trickett’s, Mrs McCreery’s and Miss Fisher’s classes

14th  KS1 Christmas Concert 6:30pm – Miss Platt’s, Miss Young’s and Mrs Bradford’s classes

15th   KS1 Christmas Party in school time

16th   KS2 Christmas Disco in school time

16th   KS1 Panto at Haslington Methodist Church in school time.

17th   Last day of term.

JANUARY

4th     School reopens for pupils

12th   Parent Lunch- Miss Young’s class

19th   Parent Lunch- Miss McCreery’s class

26th   Parent Lunch – Miss Trickett’s class

CLUBS

Day Time Club Leader
Monday Lunchtime 3.30-4.30pm ChoirJudo Club Mrs Hayes/ Mrs HughesMr A Smith
Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm Cookery ClubThe Minds Eye Club Miss Platt & Miss YoungMrs Stawpert
Thursday 3.30-4.30pm KS1 Multi-skills Sportscape  Mr Cox
Friday 3.30-4.30pm Band Mr Birch

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

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2010/2011

          DATE CLOSING DATE OF RE-OPENING
CHRISTMAS 2010  FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER  
2011   TUESDAY 4TH JANUARY
SPRING HALF TERM FRIDAY 18TH FEBRUARY MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
EASTER HOLIDAY FRIDAY 15TH APRIL TUESDAY 3RD MAY
SUMMER HALF TERM FRIDAY 27TH MAY TUESDAY 7TH JUNE
SUMMER 2011 WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY  THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
     
       

INSET DATES

  • MONDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2010
  • FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2011
  • MONDAY 6TH JUNE 2011
  • FRIDAY 24TH JUNE 2011

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

 

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