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Newsletter 28 February

Dear Parents

Welcome back and let’s hope we can welcome back a bit more sunshine and less rain this term!

A New School Vision

Our School Governors have embarked on a project to create a new and relevant school vision and mission.  Our school vision will be focussed on the future, clearly communicating what we want the values and purpose of the school to be.  The mission will define our purpose further, setting out key objectives that we can measure ourselves against to ensure that we are always on track.

Having already sought ideas from the teachers, the governors and your children, it’s now the turn of the parents!  Some of our governors will be at the parents’ evenings next Tuesday and Wednesday to get your feedback on two key questions:

“What do you think the school is really good at currently?”

“What would you like the school to be really good at in the future?”

We’d be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to answer these questions and hope that you will seize this opportunity to provide your feedback in how we shape the vision and mission for our children’s school.

The Travelling Book Fair will be visiting school until Monday 3 March (from 3pm in the Library).

World Book Day Thursday March 6thTo celebrate we have given in to pupil pester power and invite children to dress up as a book character on that day.

Students: We said goodbye to Jade Farley and Terri Gilbert in Years 1 and 2. Hayley White has now joined Year 3 on Thursdays and Fridays as part of her training at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College.

Reminders :

Parents’ Evenings will be coming up after the holiday (4th and 5th March): please look out for the sheets outside each class to sign up for a slot.  Mrs McQuail, our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), will be available on Tuesday evening (5pm-7pm) – please make an appointment if you would like to meet with her by e-mail on Senco@hook-norton.oxon.sch.uk, or via the school office.

The playground will be opened up after school on both evenings for additional parking.

Parking:  We have had another complaint from a neighbour about parking across driveways.  Please park considerately when dropping off and collecting children.

FOHNS Mexican Night : Last call for tickets! Saturday 1st March.

Well Done!  This week we have said Well Done to: Ben Layton-Toye, Bethany Jarvis, All Year 2, Harriet Tomalin, Jayden Mobley, Joshua Brown, William Ingham, Stan Neal, Eloise Rux-Burton, Emma Mortimer, Tom Joyner.

Attendance: Well done to Year 5 for almost full attendance 10-14 February.

Activities: Year 2 wowed us with their geographical knowledge in their class assembly.  A netball team took part in a partnership tournament and came third – well done, particularly to the sporting champions Harry Esson and Dani Hiatt.

Out of School Achievements:

Well done to: Swimming: Lottie Denne (Grade 4), Lily Stanton (beginners) and William Stanton (beginners), and to Tabitha Dennick, Emily Turner, Emma Mortimer, Elinor Tomalin, Georgia Street & Imogen Taylor (Rotary Swimathon 2014, raising money for guiding activities).

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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