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Newsletter 10th November

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Mrs Clarke After working at the school for 9 years, Mrs Clarke will be leaving the school at the end of the month. We will really miss and would like to thank her for all she has done for the school, both in her role as a teaching assistant and as a staff governor. I know you will join with me in wishing her well in the future. She will be replaced by a lady called Mrs Alamadadi. Dame Alice Owen Dame Alice Owen are consulting on their 2018/2019 admissions arrangements and have asked us to include the following statement in our newsletter: The Governing Body of Dame Alice Owen’s School will be consulting on its admissions arrangements for 2018-19 between 4th November and 23rd December 2016.   The proposed arrangements and further details will be available to view on the school website www.damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk/admissions Should you wish to comment on any…

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Newsletter 20th October

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Winter Uniform May I remind everyone that after half term Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) must be in winter uniform. This involves them wearing a tie all of the time which some of the pupils seem to forget so if you could check that they are in their correct uniform every morning that would be very much appreciated. The children also need to remember to fasten the top button of their shirt and have their shirt tucked into their skirt or trousers. Bonfire Night Remember that we are holding our annual bonfire night on Saturday, November 5th. Gates open at 6.00pm. A form has already been sent to you to enable you to purchase tickets but if you have lost the letter we do have spare paper copies of the order form available from the school office. You will also be able to purchase tickets on the day from a…

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Newsletter 22nd September

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Harvest Coffee Morning We will be having our ‘Harvest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 30th September. On Wednesday 28th September and Thursday 29th September (first thing in the morning only) we will be asking for donations of cakes and biscuits to be brought into the school. Then, during the morning of September 30th you are invited to join your child/children for morning coffee and refreshments during an allocated time. You will be asked to make a donation to charity in exchange for your refreshments. The time slots when you can join your child are listed below but, obviously, if you have children in more than one class you choose the slot that is most convenient for you. 9.30 – 10.00am – Years 3 & 4 10.00 -10.30am – Nursery & Reception 10.30 -11.00am – Years 5 & 6 11.00 – 11.30am – Years 1 & 2 If you send your cake…

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Newsletter 20th June

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Sports Day As you will all know it is our Sports Day this Thursday. The Foundation and Key Stage One sports event is in the morning and starts at approximately 9.15am and the Key Stage Two event is in the afternoon and starts at approximately 1.30pm. These are always very enjoyable events for parents and family and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. May I kindly request that during the running races you remain behind the taped fence because if you stand in front of this or in front of the finish line we cannot guarantee the safety of the children. The PTA will be serving refreshments at both the sports events and they would kindly welcome any donations of cakes and biscuits from parents for their refreshment stall. Please send your donations into the school office either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. All monies…

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Newsletter 10th May

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Happy Shoesday’ As many of you know the school participates in the ‘WOW’ initiative which encourages the children to walk to school at least once a week. If they walk to school at least once a week for a month they receive a badge to add to their collection. Next week, to encourage them to walk to school more frequently we are participating in the ‘Happy Shoesday’ event. To take part in this the children are allowed to wear any shoes they like to walk to school on Tuesday, 17th May and they can keep them on for the whole day if they pay a penalty of a £1. The money will be collected and used to help ‘Living Streets’ run more ‘Walk to School ‘ campaigns to help keep children happy and safe. Sunny Weather It has been great to finally see the sun recently – let us hope…

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Newsletter 19th April

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Welcome Back I would like to welcome everyone back to the new term. I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break – we certainly had some lovely sunny days. We are all looking forward to the summer term and below I have listed some useful dates for your diary. If any of them have to be changed we will inform you as soon as possible. Summer 2016 April 18th INSET Day (First Aid Training) April 19th First Day of Term April 25th Class Photographs April 26th Y2 visit to Tescos April 29th Year 1 Class assembly May 9th Year 6 Testing Week May 10th Fire Drill May 13th Reception Assembly May 16th Walk to School Week May 17th ‘Happy Shoesday’ May 23rd Sharing Assembly May 25th Open Afternoon for Parents May 27th INSET Day May 30th Half –term June 6th – 10th Year 6 to Kingswood June 13th Team…

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Newsletter 11th March

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Sports Relief As I informed you in an earlier newsletter, Friday, 18th March is ‘Sports Relief’. In preparation for the event the Year 6 are selling wristbands in school each day for a £1 until March 18th  (or until we run out). On the day itself the children can come to school in a sports outfit. In the morning we are holding a ’Family Fun Run’ and we would like as many parents as possible to join us. In my earlier letter I said that this event would start at 9.15am but due to the Year 2 Assembly this event will now be starting at 9.30am. It will start with a dance warm up which the children have been learning in PE but all parents can join in and your children will help you with the moves. It will be followed by a run of about one mile within the…

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Newsletter 4th March

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Year 5 and 6 Mobile Telephones As I mentioned earlier in the term, County have recently updated their safer internet use policy. As part of the update we are now asking Year 5 and 6 children who are allowed to have mobile phones for their journeys to and from school to leave their phone in the school office when they arrive at school in the morning and then pick it up from there when they leave school. They will then exit the school via the main entrance. The phones will be locked away in the school office during the school day. Reading Club Volunteers Mrs Nixon has asked me to put out a request for parent volunteers to help out with ‘Reading Club’. The club runs from 8.40am – 9.00am each day. The role involves parents assisting children with their reading and it has a big impact on the progress…

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Newsletter 24th February

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World Book Day As some of you may know Thursday, 3rd March is ‘World book Day’. This year it is also 400 years since Shakespeare died and there are celebrations across the year to celebrate his works so we thought we would combine both occasions and allow the children to come to school dressed as a character from one of Shakespeare’s many plays. There are a multitude of characters to choose from – from the fairies and goblins of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the witches and ghosts from Macbeth and the many kings and queens that inhabit his plays. Scooters I am delighted to see that many of the children are coming to school on scooters. However, may I remind you all that they need to disembark from their scooters at the first school gate and must not ride them on the school premises as it presents dangers for…

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Newsletter 9th February

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E-Safety Information Session for Parents As I mentioned in my blog on Friday the county have recently updated their safer internet use policy to help us ensure that children are safe when they are using the internet. To help you ensure that your child is safe online when they are at home we are running an eSafety information session for parents on February 22nd at 9.15am. The session will be run by a county advisor and should last about an hour. I think it will be an extremely useful session and I hope to see many of you there. As part of the update we now have to keep a record of the number of children who are accessing sites which are not age appropriate for their usage such as ‘Instagram’ and ‘Snap Chat’. As I also said in my blog could you please check your children’s IT devices at…

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