Friday, 2 March 2012

High Beeches Newsletter 02.03.12

High Beeches Newsletter 02.03.12

Thank you to everybody who raised money for our sponsored Welly Walk. The final total raised was an amazing £4900. This will be used to purchase large play equipment e.g. climbing frame etc for the junior children. The School Council will be working with the children to find out what is required and I am hoping that this can be purchased and installed before the summer. A special mention must go to these five children for raising huge amounts of money well done and thank you to:
Neel Bhopal
Finn Heywood
Elise Wilson
Freya Barker
Alfie Reed
Well done to the Early Years class for raising a massive £1007 and Year 1 for raising £1162.

Thank you to Year One for their excellent assembly this morning. It is wonderful to be able to share the learning which is taking place in all classrooms throughout the school.
Dates for other assemblies will be sent out soon.

All orders for school summer dresses must be in school by Friday 23rd March. If you would like to discuss any uniform issues please speak to Mrs Murray.

Thank you to everybody involved in the Year 2 Cake Sale and to all who supported the event. The total raised was £67.13, well done.

Since altering the school office we have been unable to find a suitable bed for our new medical room. If anybody has a small fold up bed (z bed style) which you would like to donate to the school please speak to Mrs Brannon. The Early Years class are also in need of toy pushchairs any donations greatly appreciated

Next week is ‘Get Ready For Gold Week’ organised by the Herts Catering Service. Each day the children who have a school meal will receive a sticker which they can put onto their chart which will be given out on Monday. The completed charts will then be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win super prizes.

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all. w/b 27th February 2012
EYFS Ella Condon – learning to concentrate in whole class sessions
Yr 1 Daniel Thomas – learning to tune out distractions so he can concentrate
Yr 2 Abbie Thomas – focusing very hard on her writing
Yr 3 Oliver Johnston – concentrating, therefore thinking of own ideas
Yr 4 Tisa Mokhtari – always concentrating on the task in hand
Yr 5 Georgina Klein – giving her full concentration to her interview
Yr 6 William Mitchell – trying hard to tune out distractions

I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.
Paul Driver
Headteacher

FoHBs News
High Beeches First Ever Comedy Night, Saturday 10th March doors open 7pm event starts 8pm. Tickets are still available, so If you haven’t already, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible and support this exciting new event. Additional order forms can be picked up in reception and members of the FoHBs committee will be available on the playground all next week to purchase tickets from. Remember you can buy individual tickets and just choose your seats on the night, or alternatively you can get together with a group of friends and reserve a table.

If you shop online, please use the following link www.buy.at/FOHBS to access most major stores. High Beeches receive commission for all your purchases. Thank you!

Year 1 Cake Sale, Thursday 29th March


Sports News
Netball
The netball teams played exciting matches against St Dominic this week. Despite losing 7-3 the A team showed a considerable improvement in their play and showed much better skills in defence. They had a couple of super passing sequences that led to impressive goals. The B team notched up another win, beating St Dominic 8-2. Again, there were some lovely examples of interceptions and teamwork, not to mention wonderful shooting. Well done to everyone in the netball squad who played. Players of the match were Becky Shott (A team) and Sophie Jackson (B team).
Football
The Football teams also played St Dominic this week. The A team played superbly against a very strong team winning the match 3-1. The team demonstrated excellent passing and all defended very well. The B team played a very close game which ended 0-0. Again the passing was excellent and everybody worked hard to ensure a close game. Well done to all involved. Players of the match were George Kershaw (A team) and Nathaniel Snowden (B team)


Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Georgia Clothier (Yr 4) was the winner for her category (Preliminary Piano Grades 1 and 2) at the Musicale Eisteddfod
William Mitchell (Yr 6) who has passed his ‘Main slope ready’ certificate for Snowboarding
Becky Shott (Yr 6) who has passed her Level 7 Skate UK award for ice skating


Sport Relief Mile
Sport Relief is back and coming to Harpenden. The town is set to host its first ever Sainsbury’s mile on Sunday 25th March. The event will begin at the Harpenden Sports Centre. To enter the mile or for more details visit www.sportrelief.com .We will also be completing activities in school on Friday 23rd March to raise funds and will be selling official merchandise in school more details to follow next week. Some items will be on sale at Parents Consultation Evening next week.


Dummy Cake Icing
For our celebration assembly we have a ‘dummy Birthday Cake’ which is iced. The children are then able to blow the candles out on the cake. Unfortunately the cake is now very old and is beginning to fall apart. If anybody is able to ice a dummy cake we would happily provide all materials. It would be a shame for this lovely High Beeches tradition to come to an end.


Gardening Club
Thank you to the parents who have started up the High Beeches Gardening Club. We are always looking for more volunteers so if you would like to help please speak to Mrs Murray.
If anybody has any unwanted garden equipment, pots, plants or seeds the gardening club would really appreciate any donations.








Date of events can also be found on the school website http://www.highbeeches.herts.sch.uk/
Click on the information link and then calendar.

Spring Term 2012

Monday 5th March............................ Netball V St Nicholas (A)
Tuesday 6th March ........................... HDSA Football tournament at Sauncey Wood 1pm
Wednesday 7th March ...................... Parent consultation evening 5 – 8pm
Saturday 10th March ......................... FoHBs Comedy Night
Monday 12th March .......................... Year 2 Kew Garden Visit
Tuesday 13th March .......................... Parent consultation evening 3.30 – 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th March .................... Spring Music Festival – 7.30pm
Thursday 15th March ........................ Netball V The Lea (A)
Tuesday 20th March .......................... HDSA Netball Rally at Roundwood Park 1pm
Tuesday 21st March........................... High Beeches V St Nicholas football (H)
Friday 23rd March ............................. High Beeches V Beech Hyde football (A)
Monday 26th March .......................... High Beeches V Sauncey Wood Football (A)
Tuesday 27th March .......................... ECO GREEN DAY
Thursday 29th March ........................ Year 1 Cake sale
Friday 30th March ............................. Spring Term ends 2pm
Terrific
Tuesday 17th April ............................ Summer Term begins

Letters sent home
W/b 27/2/12
Parent consultation evening – 27.2.12 – whole school
Skateboard club – 29.2.12 – Yrs 3-6
Gardening Club - 29.2.12 - Yrs 3-6
Mothers Day Letter – EYFS -27.2.12

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