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Abbey Road
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 1DF    
Tel: 01386 552722    Fax: 01386 555975

e-mail: office@abbeyparkfirst.worcs.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr David Johnson

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March 2009

It finally feels like spring is in the air and it is so nice to get the kids outside in the fresh air. Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow, thanks for your support during the two days we had to close in February, I’m sure you appreciate how difficult it is to make the decision to close the school. The safety of the staff and pupils is always paramount.


MOTHER’S DAY ASSEMBLY
We are having a special Mother’s Day Assembly in school on Friday 20th March. All you mums and nans are invited to join us, of course the rest of the family are also welcome. The assembly will begin at 9am – don’t forget to bring along a hanky though!

POLLING DAY AT ABBEY PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
The polling day will take place on Thursday 4th June at Abbey Park Middle School. The middle school will close for the day, but as our school will remain unaffected it will be open to our children as usual.


RED NOSE DAY 09
We are supporting this year’s comic relief event by having a ‘Dress up Silly’ day. Pupils are invited to come to school dressed as daft as they like; wigs, face paints, red noses and costumes are all welcome. Please be aware that those children who go swimming on the day will not be able to go in the pool if they have face paint or hair colour on. We suggest that pupils bring in a donation of 1 (or a handful of coins) which we will donate to the charity.


BIKES & SCOOTERS
It is fantastic to see a growing number of our children coming to school on bikes and scooters, we appreciate this is a great way for our pupils to get some exercise. We do however request that all bikes and scooters are stored in a safe place, away from fire exits or walkways, and of course urge you to lock them up with a chain. Unfortunately, last week, a bike was taken from the school grounds and was later found dumped in the park.

PARENT/TEACHER CONSULTATIONS
We will be holding our Spring Term consultations at school during the week commencing Monday 23rd March. Appointments will be made available most evenings immediately after school, but the late evening will take place on Thursday 26th, between 3.30 and 6.30pm. A letter outlining the arrangements in greater detail will be out in the next couple of days.


FOOD QUESTIONNAIRE
Thank you to the many parents who took the time to complete and return the recent food questionnaire. The results have now been sent to Pershore High caterers and we plan to add some new, free items on to the menu. We will let you know exactly what these will be when things are finalised. We really hope that by offering a more exciting and healthy menu that more of our children will begin to have school lunches. 


PARENT COUNCIL
The Council will be meeting for the first time on Monday 20th April at 3.45pm in school. I am still however looking to recruit a couple more parents. Involvement in the council will not entail giving up a great deal of your time, but will ensure that the voice of our parents is truly heard. Please contact the school office if you are keen to get involved.


FRIEND’S EASTER DISCO (Reception – year 4)
Due to the success of the Christmas Disco the Friends are having an Easter disco on Friday 20th March. The disco will follow the same format as the last one; starting at 3.30 and finishing at 5pm. The day is also a free, non-uniform day. A letter giving more details of the event and how to buy tickets will be sent out by the Friends this week.


HEALTHY LIFESTYLES – FAMILY LEARNING COURSE.
A brand new family learning programme is due to commence after Easter for parents of all children. The course is free and will run for 5 weeks, on a Monday afternoon for 2 hours. We will be inviting parents to sign up before school on Monday16th March.


DECORATE AN EGG COMPETITION (all years)
We are proud to announce a brand new and exciting new Easter competition. Pupils are invited to decorate a hard-boiled egg in any way they wish. Entries must be brought into school on Wednesday 1st April and the 3 winners from each year group will be announced in the Welcome Assembly on the Friday.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Fri.13th Mar.        Red Nose Day celebration/dressing up.

Fri. 20th Mar.       Non-uniform day & Friends Easter Disco/Mother’s Day Assembly. 

Mon. 23rd Mar.   Parent/Teacher Consultations all week – late evening Thursday.

Wed. 1st Apr.      Decorate an egg competition closing date.

Fri. 3rd Apr.         Parents’ Welcome Assembly/ break up for Easter.

Mon. 20th Apr.    Summer term begins.

Fri. 12th Jun.        School closed to pupils – Teachers’ training day.