Friday, 2 December 2011

HB Newsletter Blog Edition 2.12.11

It seems almost impossible that we are already into the month of December. At this busy time please do ensure that you have checked the diary dates carefully. We are all looking forward to the FoHBs Christmas Fair tomorrow so please do come along between 12 -3pm to support this event and invite friends and family members to join you. As a school we rely upon the money raised by FoHBs to help us purchase resources and equipment that we simply could not afford from the school budget. Recently £3000 was donated and six iPads have been purchased which will be ready for the children to use in the new term. FoHBs have also purchased the new role play furniture in Yr One, the new school library shelving and the chairs in Year Five. Please support this event and help us to raise as much money as possible whilst having an enjoyable afternoon.

There has been some confusion over the Rotary Carol Concert and Junior Carol Concert. The Rotary Carol Concert will be held on Wednesday 7th December at 7pm and only some choir members are required to attend this event. On Monday 12th December it is the Junior Carol Concert. All Junior children are required to attend this event and parents / carers are welcome to attend. More details will follow shortly.

Please ensure that all children have a warm, waterproof coat in school which is clearly named. A number of children are still coming into school in the mornings wearing only a jumper. If the weather is cold or wet and the children do not have suitable clothing they will not be allowed outside to play.

The final total for Children in Need was an amazing £418. Thank you all so much for your generosity.
Violins and woodwind instrumentalists will be holding their assembly at 10.30am on Monday and parents/ carers are invited to attend this event.

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.
w/b 28th November 2011
EYFS Nick Evan - listening to others points of view
Yr 1 Alex Batchelor - listening to others points of view
Yr 2 Away on visit to fire station
Yr 3 Olivia Herries - listening to our PSHE aim and being kind
Yr 4 Daniel Clark – listening to others and then understanding how to include them in a group
Yr 5 Ben Dahani – listening to others and offering his opinions
Yr 6 Daniel Booth - listening to others points of view

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Paul Driver
Headteacher


Sleepout for the homeless
Mrs Snowden and Laura will be taking part in the Sleepout for the Homeless at St Albans Abbey again this year on behalf of LAMP, a charity that provides accommodation and support to young homeless people aged 16-25 in the Luton area. The Sleepout is on Friday 2nd December, if anyone would like any more information they can speak to Mrs Snowden in the playground or if anyone would like to sponsor them they can do so at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/snowdenssleepout1.



Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Zara Miller (Year 2) who has passed her Level 4 Swimming Award
Alex Moffat (Year 3) who has passed his Royal School of Music Prep Test examination for the Piano
Olivia Herries (Year 3) who was awarded the Runner Up prize in the Strutt and Parker National Christmas Card competition


The Musicale Eisteddfod
Harpenden Musicale will be running their annual Eisteddfod in the February half term week. Entries are welcome from singers and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities. More details are available from the school office.


Saturday 3rd December FOHBS CHRISTMAS FAIR
Wednesday 7th December.............. Rotary Carol Concert 7.30pm some choir members
Thursday 8th December .................. Nativity at 2pm
Friday 9th December ....................... Open Morning for EYFS starters 2012 (9.30am – 11.30am)
Friday 9th December...................... EYFS Christmas Concert 2.45pm
Friday 9th December ....................... Nativity at 6.30pm
Monday 12th December.................. Junior Carol Concert 7pm High St Methodist Church
Tuesday 13th December ................. Whole School Panto Visit pm
Friday 16th December ..................... Term Ends at 2pm
Spring Term 2012
Tuesday 3rd January ..................... INSET DAY
Wednesday 4th January................. Children return to school
Monday 16th January ................... Whole school trip to National History Museum
Wednesday 25th January .............. Manland v High Beeches football (A)
Friday 27th January ....................... Year 3 Cake Sale
Friday 3rd February ....................... The Lea v High Beeches football (A)
Tuesday 7th February .................... District Cross Country – Rovers Football Ground 1pm
Monday 13th February ................. Half term holiday begins


Letters Sent Home
1st December - Junior Carol Concert
30th November – Rotary Carol Carols
29th November – Xmas Fair Carol Singing
1st December – KS1 Nativity

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