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MAPS Newsletter 22 November

Book Bags: we hope that all of you are now using your book bags to bring your work and homework diaries to school. The office has lots of them if you need some. In order to identify them some pupils put a key ring on the handle. This is fine, but please keep this to a reasonable amount. One or two is reasonable but some pupils have so many on their book bags (or they are so big) that they cant be stored in their drawers. (This picture is just ok) Many thanks

Please remember to get your sponsorship forms filled in and returned for December 9th. This is for the last day of term, when, wearing Christmas jumpers or sparkly/ glittery clothes, we will be running around the school for 20 minutes. There are prizes for those that run the furthest or raise the most money.

  • 3 kilometers in 20 minutes will be 15.5 laps
  • 2 km in 20 minutes will be 10 laps
  • 1 km will be 5 laps.

Community events:- Racecourse Litter Pick & Hour Of Action 1 December 2-3pm - all welcome

Bethany Homestead Christmas Fayre: NN2 7BP - Santa in his grotto too!

End of Term on December 20th: We end term on Friday 20th at 1.30pm. Please make sure someone is available for pick up then.

Crazy for Kids are going to run a half day session, from 1.30pm but you will need to book places on this, and we urge you to do so quickly if you are interested. 01604 521028

Crazy 4 Kids are offering Holiday Club at Malcolm Arnold Prep School on Monday 6th January for teacher training day. Holiday Club is open 07:45am-06:00pm with lots of activities and fun planned. Please note we anticipate high demand for the club, please book early to avoid disappointment. The office will be closed over Christmas any bookings need to be made before 20th December if possible. For bookings and enquiries please contact 01536 68101 or email info@crazy4kids.co.uk.

Parental Survey: Please can all parents fill in the short survey on line. This will give us vital feedback and allow us to look to improve further. Your voice really does matter. Thank you. www.dretparentvoice.co.uk

Well done to all the cast on a tremendous performance of Shakespeare's Tempest at the Deco Theatre on Thursday night.

• Charity registration: It's official!! Friends Of MAPS has successfully applied to become a registered charity. The news came through earlier this week and this will now enable the team to raise funds for our school from a variety of exciting new sources next year. If you or your employer would like to get involved, please email the team at FOMAPS@outlook.com

Christmas Movie Night Following the success of the first Movie Night held earlier this year, Friends Of MAPS will be holding a special Christmas version on Wednesday December 4th, after school. For £4 each child, there will be popcorn, pizza and a drink which will be accompanied by the screening of a children's Christmas classic. There will be a selection of Christmas movies to choose from when bookings open next week at the following times:-

• 8:20-9:00am and 3:20-4pm on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th at the MAPS main entrance. As before, parents do not need to attend the screenings, and we will issue finer details about when & where to collect your child shortly. Please email FOMAPS@outlook.com as soon as possible if you would like to help at the Movie Night.

Christmas Cake Sale: Friends Of MAPS will be holding a bumper sale of festive cakes'n'bakes in the MAPS hall on Tuesday December 17th.

Timed to coincide with the return of our children from their respective Christmas Carols, there will be two sales, with the first one starting at 2.30pm and the second one from 3.30pm. Refreshments will also be on sale, to help all those dry throats, sore from singing so heartily. Donations of long-date shop-bought and/or homemade goodies will be most welcome on Monday December 16th. We will remind you nearer the time so you can have your own bake-off during the preceding weekend. Please email FOMAPS@outlook.com if you would like to help at this cake sale. The more you can help, the more funds we can raise!

Year 3 Violin and Cello:

Parents are invited to come into school to see the progress pupils have made with their string instruments. Wednesday 27th at 2.30pm

Flu vaccinations are on Thursday 28th November.

Next week's celebration assembly (29th November) is for Years 2, 1 and Reception.

Credits:

Created with images by Vasily Koloda - "untitled image" • Adeolu Eletu - "man looking at marketing analytics" • Jordan Mixson - "Being away from the violin for more then 2 weeks is unsettling. However, my fingers remember where there are suppose to be when I play a Bach Sonata followed by some Galamian Scales. I’m at my freshest and sharpest to play on Sunday mornings if possible" • Kelly Sikkema - "Sick Day accessories"