· Cricket club with Jon Solly
· Y4- 6 Netball Club , 3.30-4.15
· End of Term, 3.20pm
Congratulations to the Girls ‘A Team’, Talia F, Maya M, Jess L & Leala May R who came 1st overall in the Cross Country Competition at Stonar School. They are now Wiltshire champions! Well done also to the Boys ‘A Team’, Joe A, Toby L, Danny-Joe McG & Freddie R who came 3rd overall. Congratulations to all the children who took part.
Fair School Funding Campaign for Wiltshire Schools.
Did you know that Wiltshire is one of the lowest funded Local Authorities in England?
Michelle Donelan (Member of Parliament for the Chippenham Constituency) is petitioning the Government to increase school funding to rural areas. Ms Donelan would like our help in supporting this campaign. The target is 10,000 local resident’s signatures. If you would like to sign the petition you can do so at school reception, or alternatively you can sign the petition online at http://michelledonelan.co.uk/fairschoolfunding/ Please find attached the School Funding Briefing Paper which outlines the current school funding situation.
Parentmail – Over the last week you should have all received a text or email for the parentmail migration to the new PMX system. If you have not yet done so, please follow the link in the text/email to verify your account. It is vitally important that parents are using the PMX system so that we can ensure you are receiving all relevant and up to date information relating to your child. PMX also now have an app which can be downloaded to all smart phone devices, making it simpler to access communications from school.
Guitar Lessons – Mr Stewart will be running Guitar Lessons for 5 weeks next term, beginning on Thursday 5th November and finishing on Thursday 3rd December
Fitzmaurice PE T-Shirts – Miss Blake would like all School PE T-shirts to be washed and returned to her by the end of term.
Fitz Friends News
Fitz Friends Kids Film Club –This Saturday!
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their booking slips! “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (PG) will be showing in the school hall this Saturday 17th October, 2-4pm. Remember to bring along lots of pocket money for snacks, tea, coffee and home-made cakes.
Grease- cancelled this Friday
Oh no! We’re really sorry but we are not able to hold the Grease film event this Friday due to low numbers. Lots of you told us you’d like to come but were already busy; so we’ll aim to reschedule this for February/March 2016 with lots of notice. Any money sent in with Grease reply slips will be returned to you.
Advance tickets for Fireworks night on Saturday 7th November are now available. Find Julia Savage in the playground at drop off and pick up to buy tickets priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children (compared to £7 and £3 on the night). Profits will be shared between Fitzmaurice, Christ Church and St Laurence Schools.
Cracking on with Christmas!
A call for Christmas Fair traders
Please book a stall if you have something to sell which would complement the fantastic festive feel of our Christmas Fair on 28th November, 1.30 – 4.30pm. A limited number of trader stalls are available for £10, on a first come first served basis. Please contact Sarah Evans firstname.lastname@example.org for further info and bookings.
Let the festive felt-tips flow! Look out in book bags this week as there is an opportunity for Fitz children to design their own Christmas cards. Prices are the same as last year: £4.75 per pack of twelve cards with profits going to Fitz Friends. Please return forms with payments to the school office by Tuesday 3rd November.
Tea Towels (the perfect Christmas gift!)
Coming soon! Fabulous fund-raising tea towels featuring your child’s art! All profits go to Fitz Friends. We use the funds raised for exciting resources and activities that directly benefit the children
Sally and Amy, Fitz Friends
Dates for your Diary
|Mon 19th||E-Safety Day & Karl Hopwood talk for parents, 7pm|
|Mon 19th||BOA Cluster Football Tournament, 3.45pm-5pm|
|Weds 21st||END OF TERM|
|Mon 2nd Nov||INSET DAY, school closed to pupils|
|Tues 3rd||Term 2 starts, Pupils return to School|
|Sat 7th||BOA Fireworks|
|Mon 9th – Fri 13th||Friendship Week|
|Weds 11th||Remembrance Day|
|Thurs 12th||Parent workshop, Anti-Bullying, after School|
|Fri 13th||Children in Need day|
Children’s Centre Events
Volunteers event – The Children’s centre’s are looking for parents and carers who would like to volunteer with us. We will be holding an event at the Bellefield Centre to say thank you to our current volunteers and to answer questions from any prospective volunteers. Volunteering opportunities within the Centre include breastfeeding peer support, helping with groups and sessions, and gardening. Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, references, new skills and to meet new people.
The next event will be held at the Bellefield Children’s Centre. Tuesday 20th October. 10 – 1130 am.
Careers Advisor – Appointments are available through the Children’s Centre with a National Careers Service advisor from Wiltshire college. Free and confidential advice on career development, CV writing, funding for training, working from home and much more. Please call Longfield Children’s Centre on 01225 781464 to make an appointment.
The next event will be held at the Longfield Children’s Centre on Monday 16th November 2015. 1 hour appointments available at 9.15, 10.15, and 11.15 am.