Friday, 16 March 2012

High Beeches Primary School Newsletter 16th March 2012

It was wonderful to see the choir representing the school at the Spring Music Festival on Wednesday evening. The children sang beautifully, looked smart and were a real credit to the school. Thank you to Mrs Draycon and Mrs Sands for helping the children to prepare for this event.

Today will be the final football club for the year as we still have a number of fixtures to complete due to the poor weather earlier in the year. The final netball club will take place on Monday 26th March. Rounders, Cricket and Athletics clubs will be starting after the Easter holiday. We will also be launching an exciting ‘Change for Life club’ more details to follow in the new term.

Thank you to everybody who supported comedy night last week it was a tremendous evening. Thank you to all of the members of FoHBs for their hard work in running the event, made especially complicated by the move to the Scout Hut.

I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.
Paul Driver

Community Meeting Point collection

The School Council have decided to hold a collection for the charity Community Meeting Point., which is a charity that focuses on mental health care. It gives people who are ill a chance for work opportunities in a dedicated resource centre. The children would like donations of old clothes, shoes, bags and bric-a-brac in good condition to be brought into school. The School Council will then send the items to the charity. This event will be held on Monday 26th March.

Sport Relief and Eco Day
Next Friday we will be raising money for Sport Relief and we are asking the children to dress in ‘sporty’ clothes in return for a donation to Sport Relief. Children who have purchased merchandise will be able to wear this on the day.

For Eco Day (Tuesday 27th March) the children are to wear an item of green clothing. They are not expected to wear all green though can do if they wish. Children are not allowed to paint their faces or nails but temporary hair colour will be allowed.

FoHBs Needs You!!!
The FoHBs Committee desperately need new members. One member has recently left and another two are due to leave at the end of this school year. Presently there are not enough members on the committee to be able to run the Summer Festival this year. Lots of behind the scenes work that goes on in addition to filling in all the spaces when there are not enough volunteers for the stalls on the day, eg planning and shopping for food and drink, sourcing prizes, setting up gazebos, collecting and counting the takings, co-ordinating the entertainment and events on the day, packing away and clearing up the site, school and kitchen, and so on…..

Unless more people volunteer the festival will not be able to go ahead.

Together with your help FOHBS has raised a considerable amount of money for the school and we are now in the position when we almost have enough to purchase some large playground equipment which the School Council will be choosing this week.

If you are interested in helping in anyway please leave your name and number in the FOHBS tray outside the office or speak to Fiona Ryan in the playground.

The next meeting to discuss the summer fair takes place on Monday 23 April at 8pm

Forthcoming events
Year 1 Cake Sale, Thursday 29th March
Reception Cake Sale, Friday 27th April
Summer Festival, Saturday 7th July
School Disco, Friday 13th July

Sports News
Our A team played The Lea yesterday and played their best game of the season so far. It was a very close game and we lost 6-5, despite some excellent passing, defending and shooting. A huge congratulations to all the girls who played, it was great to see them putting into practice the things they have learnt. Player of the match is Angel Fletcher for some fabulous interceptions

Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Fiona McArdle (Yr 5) who won the Girls age 10 and under singles event at the Herts County Badminton Tournament
Katie Snowden (Yr 1) who has achieved her Level 3 Swimming Award
Joshua Toon (Yr 6) who has achieved his 1st Black Award for Archery
Joel Shankland (Yr 2) who has achieved his Improver 2 Swimming Award
Marcus Shankland (EYFS) who has passed his Sea Lion Swimming Award
George Kershaw (Yr 5) who has been selected for the St Albans District Primary Schools team for Year 5 Boys to participate in the Hertfordshire Primary Schools Swimming Championships Gala on the 11th May, 2012

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