MAPS singing: Saturday 11am in the MAA theatre. Free Admission The Opening concert of the National Malcolm Arnold Festival - combined singers from MAPS and MAA and the Malcolm Arnold Festival Orchestra (professional orchestra) conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton
And then on Sunday the DRET Primary All Star Choir (with our MAPS pupils in it) will perform a 30 minute recital in the Foyer of the Derngate at 6.30-7.00pm. This is Free and all are welcome
Morning starts: Please can you ensure you are on time for lessons starting. Lessons start at 8.45 and we expect all children to be in and at their desks / carpet, ready to learn. If the gates are shut (they close at 8.40am) you will probably not be in lessons on time. So please ensure you aim to get into school in good time (ideally 8.30am). If you arrive after the gates close you must escort and sign your child in via the main Reception. Regrettably it is often the same families who are late each day, which points to a need to leave home earlier. On Thursday we had well over 20 children late which means that virtually every class was probably unable to start on time. Please ensure you allow for plenty of time to get to school.
Inter house Cross Country: Friday 18th October at 2.45pm for Years 3/4/5
If parents can get away from work early, they are warmly invited to come and see their children in the cross country. It will start and finish on the paddock area in between MAA and MAPS, and the pupils will be running for their houses (hopefully in their house T Shirts) and the race is 1 mile. I am a great believer that cross country gives an unrivaled window into the soul of a pupil and shows just how much they will push themselves. It is always interesting. We aim to start around 2.45, and it should be over by 3.15, ready for a normal pick up at 3.30pm.
Please make sure all pupils in Years 3/4/5 have PE kit and suitable footwear for the cross country. Failure to bring the correct kit will mean having to run in their uniform (not ideal). It will go ahead in virtually all weathers.
Pokemon Cards: there seems to be a bit of an emerging craze to bring in Pokemon cards and swap them. From experience this leads to all sorts of problems. So while I will stop short of banning Pokemon cards and the like, I would strongly suggest that you do not let your children bring them in. If they are brought in, we can not accept responsibility for any trades or losses.
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