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Newsletter 6 November

Dear Parents

Please can I remind you that if you have a concern or a query the best way forward is to talk directly to the school. Social media is great for looking at silly cat videos and catching up with friends, but not for resolving issues!

FOHNS: Please buy your tickets for the 70s Night – Saturday 21 November soon so we can have a good idea for catering numbers (tickets are £10 each, but there is a discount for advanced joint purchases next week at £15 for 2). The new committee has organised an exciting programme of events for the year with a really ambitious target to help fund the new Foundation Stage outdoor area and new furniture for all the classrooms.  Your support is really appreciated.

Christmas Fayre: Friday 4 December, 5-7pm (please note change of date!)

For the rest of this month FOHNS are encouraging donations every Friday in return for wearing non-school clothes. Next week, on Friday 13 November, we are asking for bottles for the adult bottle tombola – please send your donations into the classroom with your child.  Many thanks for your support.

Free Donations! : Shop online via TheGivingMachine at your favourite retailers (over 2000 participate including John Lewis, Amazon, ebay, Next) and generate FREE donations for the Friends. All you need to do is visit www.thegivingmachine.co.uk to join and set up an account, search ‘Hook Norton’ then select ‘Hook Norton Church of England Primary School’ as your cause. Then every time you want to shop online with one of the retailers, use the links on the Giving Machine Shopping page at www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/go-shopping/. We currently have 24 subscribed Givers who have generated £119.26 in donations so far … thank you particularly to our top 3 Givers – Laura Wyatt, Emma Wollerton and Hazel Hope!

Parents’ Evenings: Thursday 12th November (5.00-7.30pm) and Monday 16th  (3.30-6.00pm).

The playground will be open for additional parking out of school hours.

Primary School Places:

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you need to apply for a primary school place now. Closing date 15 January 2016.

Apply online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

The School Lunch Company is seeking to recruit a Catering Assistant for Hook Norton Primary School. Hours 11-2pm, one day a week, Wednesday but this could be flexible, term time only.

Enthusiasm essential, experience desirable, Training will be provided. Subject to an enhanced DBS check. For more details please contact: Les Redhead 07825 344437.

Intra-School Sports Competition term 1. Overall winner:Red

Y1: Red

Y2: Red

Y3: Yellow

Y4: Red

Y5: Green

Y6: Yellow

Attendance:  Well done to Year 1 for Almost Full Attendance 19-23 October 2015.

Year 6 class Assembly for parents/carers: Wednesday 11 November, 9.10am

Recorders: KS2 recorder players please bring in recorders Wednesday 11 November for Remembrance Assembly.

WELL DONE: Each week, we celebrate particularly special achievements of children. This week we have said well done to All Year 1, Charlie Shorten, Zoe Milne, Evan Wollerton, Lulu Housby, Taryn Wyatt, Oliver Wilson, Daniel Rayner, Jessica Rogers, Susie Holiday, Sam Bayliss, Luca Risato, Y6 poppy sellers.

ACTIVITIES: Year 1 presented their work so confidently to parents and the school in their very enjoyable class assembly on Wednesday. We learnt so much about tigers!

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to Emily Monelle 200m swimming, Catherine Monelle 600m swimming.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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