Thursday, March 03, 2011
by Jan Abrams
WORLD BOOK DAY
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 4th March and are inviting the children to come to school dressed as a book character. It would be fantastic if the children could also bring a copy of the book with them too. This will be ‘just for fun’ and we won’t be judging the costumes!
We are really looking forward to the joint choir singing at the Derngate on Monday evening, the children have worked really hard learning all the songs and they sing their performance song beautifully.
PANCAKE DAY 8th MARCH
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all on Shrove Tuesday! The children from Harlestone will be visiting Brington for the afternoon for races on the field and pancake tasting back in school. We have had lots of very positive responses from community groups who are all looking forward to joining the children for the afternoon.
I do hope you have got your parents team sorted!!! We will also be holding an adults race so no one will be left out, do remember to bring your trainers! There will be a special race for pre-school children.
Races will begin at approximately 1.30pm.
The event will only run smoothly if we have the right equipment so we would ask that the children come to school on the 8th March with a named frying pan complete with pancake! We will also need a couple of volunteers to hold the ‘flip here’ signs and hold the winning tape!
Arrangements have been made with the Saracens Head pub for parking in their car park so we would ask that all able bodied parents park there to ease congestion outside the school.
This is really exciting joint event that I hope will become a permanent fixture in our diaries (the relay trophy has room for lots of winners!) It has taken a great deal of organising and as we will have lots of children, some in unfamiliar settings, we would ask that parents and carers leave the school staff in charge of the children and not to encourage them to move out of their groups.
We hope to offer you the chance to join us afterwards in the school hall for pancake tasting but this does rather depend on numbers, I really don’t think I could feed a hundred adults as well as a hundred children!!
RED NOSE DAY
The school council are busy planning what the children will be doing on Friday 18th to raise money for Red Nose Day
After the success of class 3’s wonderful assembly, where the children really showed how confident and mature they have become, it is the turn of Class 2 to showcase what they have been doing to their parents.
We are holding an e-safety awareness meeting for parents of both schools in the hall at Brington on Wednesday 6th April. I strongly urge all parents to attend this meeting especially those with children in year 3 and up.
On a similar note I have been asked to highlight the following website as being a very good source of information about online safety: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Dates for the Diary
Friday 4th March World Book Day