Newsletter, 20th Oct

Dear Parents


Next week BLP is Imagining

 

School meals

Next week will be week 1 on the menu sheet.
Wherever possible could all outstanding lunch money be paid before the half term break .
Christmas dinner leaflets have been sent home this week to the juniors (all infants are free so we include them all) please complete and return by Monday 6 th November as we need to let the school kitchen know our numbers. Thank you.

 

Breakfast Club

Next week is the 3rd week trial for the breakfast club, this is available to all pupils on Monday to Friday mornings.
The children can arrive from 8am, they will be given cereal, toast and a drink and the cost for this will be £3 per child, per day. Payment must be received either in advance or on the day.
We are also offering to have children from 8:30am (with no breakfast) for £1.50 per child, per day. At 8:50am the children will be taken onto the yard by the teacher on duty.
It will help us if we have an idea of how many children will be attending on each day, although this is not essential. Ideally we will need at least 6 children per day to make this financially viable. Thank you.

 

 

Uniform

After the item on last weeks newsletter regarding quality of uniform from Abbey Street stores, we are now able to order the tartan uniform from School Trends.
Prices are – Pinafore £18, Kilt £14, Pleated skirt £12.50. Ties are still available at £6 each. Thank you.

 

Extreme Reading Challenge

Please don’t forget to send us your photos of your children reading in unusual places, these will be displayed in our school corridor for all to see! (email them in to s.bellard@altham.lancs.sch.uk) .Thank
you.

 

Football Match Tuesday 17th October

Well done to all our football team, we didn’t win on this occasion but a good time was had by all.

 

October half term £1 square

We have been donated a £20 meal voucher from The Whitakers Arms on Burnley Road in Accrington. This will be our 1st prize for the October £1 square. Other prizes include a Dad & lad haircut donated by Mr Newby, a toiletries set and an alarm clock. We have 32 squares left which are on sale now from the school office, £1 each. Thank you.

 

School Lottery 

Last week’s draw was won by Chris Morris.
We now have 66 tickets sold which will give us over £1000 per year for school funds. The draw is also open to your friends and family all over the country, so please spread the word to help us keep our supporter numbers up.
If you have not yet bought your ticket the link to register is http://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/altham-st-james-c-of-e-primary-school For anyone who joins before 28th October there is also a chance of winning and Amazon Echo Dot.
Please note if you are subscribed to the School Lottery we do not expect you to contribute to school funds, see note below. Thank you.

 

Honey Money

A huge thank you to Mr Littler and the bees, all the honey has now been sold and over the last year he has raised over £350 for school funds. As well as paying for the coach for the panto trip, we have purchased some outdoor waterproof suits for the reception children.

 

Book Fair

If anyone has any unwanted children’s books in saleable condition, that they could donate to school, we will be holding a book fair one night after school. The date is to be confirmed but please send in books as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

British Legion Poppy Appeal

As in previous years, we will be supporting this charity and selling poppies next week and when we return after the half term break. We have also been given a school box which contains 3 types of bracelets – snap bands, friendship bracelets and silicone wristbands, these will be on sale for £1 each. There are also some poppy zip tags for 50p each. These items will still be on sale after the break and may be worn in school up to and including 11th November. Thank you.

 

Dates for your diary ……………….

  • Monday 23rd October – Parents evening 3:30 -6:00 pm (appointment letters have been sent home this week).
  • Thursday 26th October – am Open the Book Team assembly
  • Thursday 9th November – Angel Service after school. (please note change of date)
  • Monday 13th November – Bag2School collection.
  • Thursday 23rd November – Open the Book assembly
  • Thursday 7th December – Whole school trip to see The Wizard of Oz.
  • Saturday 9th December – Altham Parish Council Christmas celebration & School Choir competition
  • Wednesday 13th December – Infant Christams play
  • Thursday 14th December – Junior Christmas play
  • Friday 15th December – Christmas dinner day & Christmas Jumper Day
  • Tuesday 19th December – 2:30pm Christingle Service in church, children to be collected from church.
  • Wednesday 20th December – Christmas party and early closure at 1:30pm.

 

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs CA Woods
Headteacher