Friday, 5 June 2015

Summer, at last, appears to have arrived as we enter the last part of the school year. Sunny weather always makes everybody more cheery and energetic so let us hope that it remains this way for the rest of the term. I know some of the children like to think that the school year is just about over at this point but as I reminded them in assembly on Monday they still have seven weeks of work to complete before they start their holidays. We also have an awful lot of events to pack into this time such as Sports Day and Parent Consultation Meetings so we need a long half term to fit everything in.

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new seat in the KS2 playground where you drop off and collect the children. This was bequeathed to us by a lady called Patricia Kirk. She wanted to donate a seat to the school after her death because she had such happy memories of the time she spent in the school during the 1930s. That was before the Second World War so it is a pity we did not know of her existence before her death because it would have been really interesting to talk to her and discuss how the school had changed. It was lovely of her to leave us a gift and I am sure many a tired parent will be grateful for it when they feel the need to sit down while they wait for their children.

One of the first things that I had to do this week was to attend a meeting about the Summer Fayre which, as you know, is on Saturday, July 4th from 12.30pm -3.30pm.  Plans are well underway for this event and all we require is more manpower to help set up and run the stalls on the day. Letters have been sent home to you on which there is a form that you can fill in to volunteer your help. If everybody could just give an hour it would make it a very easy event to run and even if you cannot help during the actual fayre it would be great if you could give an hour on the Friday night to help set up or a little bit of time after the fayre has finished to help clear up. The competition for the poster/programme cover will be judged on Monday and we will be announcing the winner of that next week. We are also holding the ‘Mufti Day’ next Friday when the children come to school in their normal clothes if they make a donation to the school fayre. A list of the donations you can send in is on the letter that was sent out to you by the PTA this week.

As I said earlier, the second half of the summer term is always busy and next week is no exception. As well as the ‘Mufti Day’ on Friday there are the ‘Primary School Athletics’ on Wednesday night at Mount Grace and on Friday some of the older children are taking part in a cricket tournament at Potters Bar Cricket Club on Friday afternoon.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.

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