The Edge Schools’ Federation

Welcome Back 

Our new reception intake started on Tuesday and we would like to offer a very warm welcome to them and their parents/carers.

 

(Autumn 1)

September

19th - PTA AGM 7:30 pm School Hall 

21st - Cuan Wildlife Cake Sale (see Info below)

27th - Mufti & Cake Sale in aid of The Severn Hospice 

28th - Laura Selby Charity Haircut (see info below) 

October 

11th - Grounds Afternoon

12th - Halloween Craft Workshop (see poster) 

17th - C1 Stay & Play 1:15 pm

23rd - PROVISIONAL DATE (TBC) Harvest Festival 2 pm Hughley Church 

25th PD DAY 

26th - Dinner Dance Rushbury Village Hall 

28th - 1st Nov Half Term 

4th November - (Autumn 2) 

12th - Parents Consultation afternoon 

December 

12th - C1 Nativity 2 pm

13th - Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch

18th - Christmas Service Much Wenlock 2 pm

20th - Pantomime Trip 

23rd December - 3rd January Christmas Holidays 

January 2020 (Spring 1) 

6th - Return to School 

23rd - Class 1 Trip 

February 

17th - 21st - Half Term

24th - PD DAY 

25th - Return To School (Spring 2)

March 

18th - Mothers Day Lunch (1)

25th - Mothers Day Lunch (2)

April 

6th - 17th - Easter Holidays 

20th - Return To School (Summer 1) 

May 

Friday 8th - Early Spring Bank Holiday

25th - 29th - Half Term 

June 

1st - Return To School (Summer 2) 

17th - Fathers Day Lunch 

July 

Friday 17th - PD DAY 

Break for Summer Holidays 

Week Commencing 16/09/19

Week 3 on the NEW menu

Click on the following link to download the new school menu 

School Menu 

£2.40 per day /£12 per week

Lunch money can be paid weekly, monthly, half-termly or termly. It is appreciated if it is paid on Mondays and in a sealed envelope marked with your child's name. 

Also, a reminder that children in Year 3 who have school meals are no longer covered by the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme and therefore payment should be made as above.  

 

KS 2 swimming will commence on

Monday 9th September until half term. 

Children need to have PE and Swimming kit in school. They will depart at 12:45 pm and return for the end of the school day. If you intend to collect your child from William Brookes you MUST inform the school, as the bus cannot wait due to other school run commitments. 

If you can volunteer to go into the pool then please contact Mrs Plant.

A couple of school rules for those new parents joining our community and a reminder to the rest of the community. 

Safeguarding your children

If there is a change to the collection arrangements of your child at the end of the school day, then you must inform us via a telephone call to the school office or a message in the link books provided for such communication. 

Thank you

School Play Equipment and Areas

We appreciate that the pupils enjoy remaining on school property at the end of the school day but we would like to remind parents that pupils and siblings are not allowed to play on or around the play equipment including the traversing wall, tyre park or equipment in the barked areas.

This is because for insurance purposes children should only use school equipment when a teacher is present/supervising. We would request that you do not let younger siblings use it while they are waiting at the beginning of the end of the day. 

Dental / Medical appointments 

Where possible these appointments should be sought out of school hours, so as not to impede your child's learning, but if this is not possible then the appointment card or letter must be bought to the school office, so the correct absence code can be

From SEPTEMBER our wrap around care will be extended to children from the age of 2 years upwards

Please note that Early Birds now operates from 7:45 am in a morning. Charges are as follows 

Early Birds 7:45 am - 8:50 am  £5. per child 

8 am - 8:50 am - £4. per child

In April this year, Paul, my partner of 30 years, died from an aggressive brain tumour. He was just 52. Paul’s wishes were to be cared for at home and without the support of the Severn Hospice at Home service, we would not have been able to fulfil this.
On October 6th, our very own Dave Tinker has kindly agreed to run the Shrewsbury Half Marathon for the Severn Hospice. I am coordinating the fundraising and need to pledge at least £150 to confirm his place.
As part of the fundraising, we will be having a cake sale and MUFTI day at Church Preen School on Friday 27th September. This is a voluntary event and therefore you can donate whatever you feel is appropriate. Literally every penny counts - 88p of every £1 donated to Severn Hospice is spent on providing care to their patients and the remaining 12p is used to raise the next £1.
Donations of cakes on the day would also be gratefully received.
Kind regards
Nadine Wilde, Class 1 Teacher.

Forest School on Wednesday morning: ALL children need to come dressed in clothes as per your letter last week.

ALL C1 children to come dressed for PE on a Thursday morning as their session starts promptly at 9 am.  

Our topic for this term is Farming. Do you have any interesting farm memorabilia or photographs you could share with us? Thank you to those that have 

The school garden is full of homegrown delights. Thank you to Charlie for attending to its needs during the holiday. 

The music pack has arrived and we are very excited with the songs and the fact Tony Hadley will be joining the choir again this year. KS2 will have the opportunity to go to Birmingham on the 28th January so watch this space for alerts as to when the music room goes live on the YV website. 

The NEW school logo that we have adapted from September 2019. See the letter in our letters section of the website.  

Grounds Afternoon 

Friday, October 11th 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help the children with some jobs to tidy the outside areas before the winter sets in, bulb planting, staining of the wooden picnic tables etc. 

Therefore we are also seeking any DONATIONS of bulbs or fence stain. 

Lunchtime Supervisor
6.25 hours per week, NJC Grade 1 Permanent - Required ASAP

This post offers an excellent opportunity to join our effective and supportive team.

We are looking for a happy, caring, responsible person that works well as part of a team and enjoys working with children.

The working hours are 11.45am – 1 pm daily (term time only). 

We would consider flexible days to suit the applicant 

Interested?  Contact Mrs Plant via the school office.

01694 771359

admin@churchpreenschool.co.uk

Music lessons

Mrs Judith Claes will have vacancies for the Autumn Term 2019. Lessons are 20 minutes long and are arranged on an individual basis. Judith offers lessons on the recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, keyboard and children prepare for music exams if they wish. They are encouraged to perform in assemblies, Much Wenlock Live Arts Festival and other events throughout the year. Please contact Judith at judith.claes@gmail.com 01743 369992/07974 689315

PTA AGM / Meeting 

Thursday 19th September 

3:30 pm School Hall 

As parents of children in our school, we are all part of the PTA and we cannot stress what an important role we play in raising vital funds for our children to benefit from during their school life. We need your support and would love to see old and new faces at this meeting. FREE childcare is available in ASC but please book your children in so we have adequate staffing. 
 

 

 

Don't miss out on what is set to be a fabulous evening. Tickets are now available and are selling fast so email preenball@hotmail.com to secure yours. 

THANK YOU AGAIN

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