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Friday, 20 January 2017

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone,

Brrr, it’s cold this morning. In fact it’s so cold, I needed to scrape the ice off my glasses!

What a few weeks it’s been! The Christmas holidays seem so long ago now.

We’ve invited parents into school for three workshops; two reading and one phonics; met all our F1 parents just before they start full-time; held two magnificent poetry assemblies and started family BINGO! Can you guess which was the most popular? (60 people came to Family Bingo!! By the way, thanks for helping me out with the rules!)

Next week we have STORY NIGHT on Thursday 26th January starting at 5pm. We hope lots of you can come to that. We’ll finish off the evening by 6pm with hot chocolate and cookies. To mark the day, we shall be having a specially themed lunch and you can win a prize. it’s Based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes!

There’ll be:

Whoopsy-Splunkers’ Burritos or Gloriumptious Veggie Dahl (can you see what we did there?) With Mr Twit’s beard lice and Jumbly vegetables followed by James’ giant peach and Willy Wonka’s chocolate pudding.

If you have a school dinner, you’ll be entered into our prize draw to win one of the fabulous Roald Dahl books.

We will be launching our new library very very soon. Next week we are training the staff how to use the system and then we’ll be off! After the launch we shall be opening the library twice each week after school for parents and children. It will be open to children throughout the school day at other times but this is a good opportunity to come and choose with your child.

Our Positive Parenting course is going well. Many of the mums who attend say how good it is.

As part of our work to help your children remain safe we have been working through some road safety tips. Next week the Key Stage 2 children will take part in a road safety quiz competing against other schools in the city. Good luck kids.

There’s a newsletter out. Look out for all the news and the new Family Challenge.

Good news: governors have appointed Mrs Karlonas as assistant Headteacher for the next two terms as part of the strategic leadership team with Miss Ishmael, assistant head, governors and me. We are delighted with her appointment.

Sadly though, next week is Mr Hall’s last week in school before he ventures off into the distance running his own business. He has been at Highbank most of his life! He came here as a child and returned as caretaker for the last 19 years. We shall all miss him but we wish him every success.

Have a good weekend everyone, see you next week.

Mr C.