Remembrance Day: We went up to MAA and held a remembrance day service at which the pupils were fantastic. They observed the two minute silence really well, and they were so impressive I had numerous comments from staff at the senior school about how well they did. Thank you to all of you for providing warm coats! They were much needed.
We are now signed up for the Sun Books for Schools offer. Please can you collect the tokens and hand them into the office. They are in the Sun every day. We will collate them and hopefully get enough to ask for the 106 books that are on offer (£600 worth). From early phonic development to fluent reading, Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. The free books included within the packs cover a diverse range of subjects from fairy tales to football, from camping to crocodiles and from wild cats to worms - there is really something for all ages and abilities.
Christmas Tree: Last year we were very luckily gifted a Christmas Tree that we decorated in school. Many of our children never get to experience a real Christmas Tree. If anyone or any company are able to gift the school one this year we would be very grateful. Thank you. Please let the office know if you can.
Bags and back packs: We have a lovely new school but one thing we do not have is much storage space. As of Monday I am banning all back packs from school. I ask that pupils only bring in their book bags (with and reading books or homework books in), and a draw string small bag with their PE/Games kit in. This is all they should be bringing into school (along with their packed lunch). This will allow us to store this more effectively. At the moment the back packs are taking up too much space generally. Book bags can be purchased from through ParentPay. If you have a pressing need to bring in an overnight bag as you are going to stay with someone else - then please speak to your teacher and I'm sure we can accommodate a back pack in these circumstances.
Medicine: please can all medicine that pupils may need - be handed into the office for safe keeping and distribution. There are special forms to fill in so we know what to give them and when. If pupils carry their own medicine, we can’t ensure it’s safe keeping and monitor the correct child taking the medicine and also the dosage given. What we cant have is pupils with medicines in school- in case they overdose or someone else gets hold of them.
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 the club is subject to demand and if we do not meet the required number of bookings the club will not run.
For bookings and enquiries please contact 01536 68101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The school is shut for staff training on January 6th. Pupils return on Tuesday 7th at 8.30am.
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