Easter Newsletter

Dear Parents


Building Learning Power (BLP)

After the break the word of the week will be Perseverance.


School Lunches

After the break we will be on week 2 on the menu sheets. The new Spring Summer menu will start with week 3 on 18th April. If your child regularly has a school meal, please ensure you send the menu choice form back to school as soon as possible. Thank you.


Holy Week

Every morning this week, the children have taken part in special Easter assembly. Tomorrow, our final Easter service will be in church, the service will start at 2:15pm, family and friends are welcome to attend. The children will be dismissed from church for the Easter break.


Milk Money

Milk money for the Summer term is now due. Please send in as soon as possible if you have not already done so. If your child no longer wishes to take milk please let us know as soon as possible, so that milk numbers can be amended. Thank you.


Easter Fun Day

Tomorrow will be our ‘Easter Fun Day’ starting at 8:15am with the Easter breakfast £3; during the day there will be an Easter egg hunt and an Easter hat competition. There will be 2 Easter Eggs prises for each class (infants and juniors) a first and runner up for the best Easter hat. There will also be a small egg for each child.


After School Clubs

Apart from guitar, all other after school clubs will resume on the 11th April. Letters went home yesterday regarding the after school sports clubs, please complete and return the reply slip from that letter as soon as possible. Thank you.


Sports Relief

£40 has been donated to Sports Relief. Thank you.


Advanced notice…..

  • Swimming for the juniors will start on Friday 15 th April.
  • Year 6 SATS 9th-13th May
  • Year 2 SATS 16th-20th May
  • In the Summer term we will be holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, this replaces the coffee and cake afternoon that has been held for the last couple of years. The date will be confirmed nearer the time.
  • On Monday 11th April there will be NO jacket potato option on the school dinner.
  • There will be no after school guitar lessons on Monday 11th and Monday 18th April.


Important plea from church –

This year our village church will need a new roof over the nave of the building. The total cost of this is in the region of £88000, the church have successfully applied for a grant to cover half of this cost and now need to fund raise to find the remaining £44000!
One of the ways is to Sponsor a Tile for £20. If you feel you can help please ask in the school office for a leaflet. Thank you.


Church Services over Easter –

Maundy Thursday 7.30pm All Saints sung Holy Communion
Good Friday 10am All Saints morning service with hymns followed by tea/coffee & hot cross buns
11am All Saints Hot cross buns, crafts and the story of Holy Week + Open the Book team
2pm Altham St James An hour by the cross, a service of quiet reflection
Easter Eve 10-12 Arthur Wilson Centre Clayton le Moors Coffee morning with crafts and story of Holy
Week with the Open the Book team.
Easter Day 6.40am Mercer Park Ecumenical Sonrise service, followed by sausage barms.
8am All Saints Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion with Holy Baptism
11am All Saints Sung Holy Commun ion with Holy Baptism.


Parent Questionnaire March 2016

Thank you to all who have returned our parent questionnaire these have been extremely positive. If you have not yet sent yours back please return it by tomorrow. We will send out an analysis after the Easter break. If anyone would like to go on to our school website there is also a link to parent view where you can give your views to Ofsted.
Have a lovely break and a Happy Easter.

Mrs C Woods