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November 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you had a good half term break. We've all made a really good start to the term. This letter should give you all the information you need for the term. You can check our website for further class pages and news too….visit www.stalbridge.dorset.sch.uk 


Children in Need Day - Friday 13th November
Come dressed as a 'hero' and bring £1 to support Children in Need. We will be writing about who is helped across the country, and locally.

Remembrance Parade - Wednesday 11th November
Come and join us as we join the community in a Remembrance Parade this Wednesday. We will start at about 10.50am at the Post Office.

NO NUTS PLEASE!
We are a nut free school. This is because a nut allergy can cause an anaphylactic shock; a serious health risk and we have staff that would be affected. Please help us by not sending in any nuts, peanut butter, nut bars etc. Thanks for your cooperation.

School Disco - Friday 20th November 
KS1 6-7pm and KS2 7:15-8:15pm
Come and join us for the PTA Disco - for more information, pop into the office.

Harvest Festival
Thanks for all your generous donations and attendance at our service last term.We all enjoyed it and hope you did too.

E-Safety Week 9th - 13th November
We are holding an E-safety week this week. We want all children to know the dangers of being online and to learn how to keep themselves safe. For more information please go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk and www.kidsmart.org.uk 

Stalbridge Sports News
On Tuesday 10th November our Year 5 & 6 will compete in the Sturminster orienteering competition. 
Rugby lessons for KS2 begin again this term.
Well done to our Year 5 & 6 footballers, who are through to the next round of the Davison Cup! A well deserved 7-0 victory over Chilmark Primary! Good luck to Year 3 & 4 who will play against St Nicholas Primary, Child Okeford on Thursday 3rd December. Come and join us as we play at home.




Road Safety Week 23rd - 27th November
Road Safety Week begins on Monday 23rd November. We will all learn how to keep ourselves and others safe, especially in the darker evenings. 

SAY NO TO BULLYING WEEK 16th - 20th November
We join all schools across the country to learn how we can say no to bullying. We will also learn how to help one another if we are worried about what others say to us online or through messages (cyber bullying). More information will follow.

Parent Helpers
We love to have parents/grandparents helping us to learn. If you have a spare hour or two in the week and you would like to join us, please ask your class teacher or at the office.

School Uniform
Thank you for making sure your children are smart for school. I've noticed that we have a few children with their hair braided. Please can I ask you to refrain from hair braiding/dyeing as this is not part of our uniform policy. Thank you.


Christmas Activities:
Christmas Craft Afternoon - Thursday 10th December at 2:00-3:00pm
We would like you to join us for our Christmas Craft afternoon. Come and make some decorations for your family home. You can visit the classrooms and work with your child/children. Can you please let us know at the office if you are able to attend - thank you.

KS1 Nativity (Years R, 1 and 2) 
Monday 14th December 1:30-2:30pm and
Tuesday 15th December 1:30-2:30pm
We have already started rehearsing for our nativity this year. You are invited to come and watch on either of the above dates. More information to follow.

Christmas Service at Church - Thursday 17th December
We look forward to welcoming the Christmas season in with a church service on the above date. All welcome to attend.

KS2 Carol Concert - Thursday 17th December
Children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be performing some Christmas songs and carols. Come and join us for some singing and festivities. There are 2 showings; 2pm and 6pm.


Public Health Dorset
Every year our Year R and Year 6 children have their height and weight measured.A letter will follow next term giving full details.

Staffing
We welcome Karen Gill this week, who will be working with Otters class in the mornings. 
We are also very pleased to have Mr Turner on board as our new school governor.

Saying Goodbye
Mrs Saville will be leaving us at the end of this term to spend more time with her family. She has worked at Stalbridge Primary for 8 years and we are sorry to see her leave. I'm sure you will join me in wishing her all the best in her next steps.


Policies and Procedures
We are often updating our procedures in line with national guidance about safeguarding and learning. New updates will be added to our website when staff, governors and children have finished reviewing them. We value any feedback you would like to give too.

Finally
If you ever need to ask a question, or share a concern, please do come and see me or a member of staff.

I have really enjoyed this autumn term so far and I look forward to all that this Christmas term brings.
Thank you for all the support you give to myself and the school team.


Yours sincerely




Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher





Dates for Your Diary 

November
9th-13th E-Safety Week
11th Remembrance Day Parade, 10:50am at the Post Office
13th Children in Need Day (details previously sent)
16th-20th Say No to Bullying Week
19th Church 9:10am - all welcome
20th School Disco KS1 6-7pm & KS2 7:15-8:15pm (details previously sent)
23rd-27th Road Safety Week

December
3rd Church 9:10am - all welcome
10th Christmas Craft Afternoon - 2-3pm
14th KS1 Nativity (details to follow)
15th KS1 Nativity (details to follow)
16th School Christmas Lunch
17th Christmas Church Service 9:10am - all welcome
17th KS2 Carol Concert (details to follow)
18th SCHOOL ENDS 2:30PM
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