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St Christopher’s C E School

Email: office.3555@st-christophers.oxon.sch.uk www.st-christophers.oxon.sch.uk

Newsletter

No : 13 Friday 8 th March 2013

Newsletter No : 13 Friday 8 t h March 2013 Dear Parents/Carers This term seems to

Dear Parents/Carers

This term seems to be flying by! It has been a busy few weeks for our sports “men and women”. Our netball team competed well in the partnership event last week and although they failed to win a game they showed tremendous teamwork and did not show the petulance we often see from professional footballers when things aren’ t go ing their way! Year 3 shared in assembly last Friday ho w much they enjoyed the Year 3 Partnership M ulti - skills event at Burford S chool. Thank you Mrs Brownjohn for all your hard work helping organise such a broad and exciting set of sporting opportun ities for our children. Next week sees our Year 6 children head off on their adventure to The Pioneer Centre. I k now they are going to have such a fantastic time .

Mr Shaw Goodwin - Headteacher

I would just like to raise a few housekeeping items which I would appreciate your

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would just like to raise a few housekeeping items which I would appreciate your support with.

Children being dropped off for Breakfast C lub should come through the p edestrian gate, go around the back of school and into

the S chool hal l. Could I also ask that parents not access the rest of the school having dropped off their child/ ren. In the event of

fire we would not necessarily know there was someone in the building. It is also often the time when staff discuss the day ahead ref erencing specific children and issues and as I hope you can appreciate these types of conversation should be confidential.

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have noticed that on occasions cars are being parked on the yellow zigzag s . This shouldn’t be happening, as it has to be kept

clea r. The only except ion is the school bus that park s there for safety reasons. We have had another complaint from one of the

residents of Langford about the parking at drop off and pick up times. Please can you help by not parking within one car le ngth of the corner of The Elms. Unless you have a prior arrangement with school due to mobility issues, the school car park is also not for use.

Thank you to those parents who send in money in advance on a Monday or on the day the meal is eaten. Some meals are however, currently outstanding so please do not wait for a brown “reminder” envelope – these are not sent out as a routine way to pay! Please ensure all dinners are paid up to date by the end of each week at the latest.

 

Mr

Shaw Goodwin – Headteacher

 

Quick Reminders

   
  Quick Reminders     BREAKFAST CLUB

BREAKFAST CLUB

¬ Parents Evening – don’t forget to return booking forms

DAILY FROM 7.45AM (PRE BOOKED) £3.00 8.15AM (DROP IN) £2.00 Booking forms for April now available from Mrs Brindle or the School Office

¬ Friday 15 th - Tuesday 19th March Scholastic Book Fair in School Hall 3.15pm

¬ Friday 15 th March - Comic Relief – “Bad Hair Day” – suggested donation £1.00 – normal school uniform please

¬ Friday 15 th March – deadline for Box Tops Tokens

 
 
Emergency School Closures In addition to our text system, school closures will be broadcast on:

Emergency School Closures

In addition to our text system, school closures will be broadcast on:

¬ Friday 22 nd March – Ginkgo Class Assembly – 2.30pm - Everyone Welcome!

HEART FM – 102.6 FM

GWR – 96.3 FM

 

BBC Radio Oxford – 95.2 FM Or check local radio station websites

 
 

School Lunch Menus!

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

Thursday

Friday

 

Week Commencing 11 th March 2013

 

Pizza With Jacket Potato Seasonal Vegetables

Chicken & Bacon Pasta Seasonal Vegetables

Roast Pork Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

 

COMIC RELIEF

 

Cottage Pie & Seasonal Vegetables

SCHOOL LUNCH

 

Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce

 

PRE ORDERED ONLY

Apple Crumble & Custard

   

Flapjack

 

Krispy Cake

 
 

Week Commencing 18 th March 2013

 

Chicken Burger in Bap Diced potatoes Seasonal Vegetables

Sausages in onion gravy with mashed potatoes Seasonal Vegetables

Roast Chicken Yorkshire Pudding, Roast

Potatoes & Season Vegetables

Chicken Pasta Choice of Vegetables

Breaded Fish Fillet, Chunky Chips Peas/Baked Beans

Chocolate Marble Cake With Custard

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard

Jelly with Fruit

Shortbread With glass of milk

Ice Cream Sponge Roll

Also available every day: Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit & Water Dinners are £2.00 per meal. Cheques payable to Oxfordshire County Council please.

 

DINNER REGISTERS -

are taken in class every morning.

The children tell the teacher whether they are

having “dinners” (hot school meal”) or “sandwiches”.

There have been a few instances last term of children

being recorded as “sandwiches” but actually having dinners, and vice versa.

Please could you help minimise this

problem by reminding your child whether they are dinners or sandwiches in the morning, as unfortunately, this

does cause confusion and may result in parents being charged for meals not taken – thank you.

Diary Dates

11 th March

12 th March

13 th March

14 th March

15 th March

 

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL TO THE PIONEER CENTRE – ALL WEEK

 
   

Forest School – Cherry & Year 1 3.15pm Zumba

Yr 4 Violins Luncthime Bookshop

2.45pm Celebration Assembly 3.15pm Outdoor Games 3.15pm Scholastic Book Fair in School Hall

3.15pm Nature Club

Ginkgo & Oak Swimming 7.30pm Cotswold Voices

3.15pm Football 3.15pm Trampoline Club

18 th March

19 th March

20 th March

21 st March

22 nd March

3.15pm Nature Club

Ginkgo & Oak Swimming 3.15pm Scholastic Book Fair in School Hall 3.15pm Netball Club 7.30pm Cotswold Voices

Forest School – Cherry & Year 1 3.15pm Zumba

Yr 4 Violins Luncthime Bookshop

8.00am Badminton & Breakfast 2.30pm Ginkgo Class Assembly – Everyone Welcome 3.15pm Outdoor Games Cook4Books - Oak

3.15pm Scholastic Book Fair in School Hall

3.15pm Football 3.15pm Trampoline Club

25 th March

26 th March

27 th March

28 th March

29 th March

Parents Evening

Parents Evening

Cherry & Maple Trip to Legoland Education Experience

Last Day of Term 1.30pm Finish

 

Yr 1 Dance Festival

7.30pm Cotswold Voices

1.30pm Football Club

GOOD FRIDAY

EASTER HOLIDAYS – TUESDAY 2 ND APRIL – FRIDAY 12 TH APRIL 2013 MONDAY 15 TH APRIL 2013 - INSET / TUESDAY 16 TH APRIL 2013 - BACK TO SCHOOL SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 21 ST JUNE 2013

Absent from School?

If your child is absent from school for any reason,

please don’t forget to let us know.

recorded in our registers with the appropriate reason code, i.e illness, holiday, medical

appointment etc.

absence is recorded as “unauthorised” and may be investigated by the Educational Welfare Officer. Please remember that requests for holiday should be authorised before booking. See website for Absence Policy for further details.

Absences are

Where no reason is given the

Please notify us about the absence by telephoning school on 01367 860318 and selecting option 1 to

leave a message.

Thank you.

Just a quick reminder, that we will be having a “BAD HAIR DAY” on Friday

Just a quick reminder, that we will be having a “BAD HAIR DAY” on Friday 15 th March 2013 to support Comic Relief this year.

Come to school with a bad hairstyle – perhaps the

“just got out of bed look!”

ponytails etc, the ideas are endless. NOTE NO HAIR DYE!!!!

Or maybe lots of

PLEASE

Please bring a suggested donation of £1.00 to school on Friday 15 th March 2013 and don’t forget BAD HAIR!

SCHOOL UNIFORM AS USUAL PLEASE

A pair of girls school shoes, size 9, have gone “walkabout”. School Office – thank

A pair of girls school shoes, size 9, have

gone “walkabout”.

School Office – thank you. ² ² ² SCHOOL UNIFORM – St Christopher’s uniform can be ordered from:

If found please return to the

www.simplyschoolwear.co.uk Tel: 0800 404 6644 or tesco.com/ues

YEAR 3 MULTI SKILLS FESTIVAL Congratulations to the Year 3 children who took part in
YEAR 3 MULTI SKILLS FESTIVAL Congratulations to the Year 3 children who took part in
YEAR 3 MULTI SKILLS FESTIVAL Congratulations to the Year 3 children who took part in

YEAR 3 MULTI SKILLS FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the Year 3 children who took part in the Multi Skills Festival at Burford Secondary School on Monday last week.

The activities were based on agility, balance and co- ordination. The children were put in to groups with children from the other partnership schools and all worked well together in their teams. A good time was had by all! J

BURFORD PARTNERSHIP OF SCHOOLS NETBALL TOURNAMENT On Tuesday afternoon last week St Christopher’s participated in

BURFORD PARTNERSHIP OF SCHOOLS NETBALL TOURNAMENT

On Tuesday afternoon last week St Christopher’s participated in the Burford Partnership Netball

Tournament at Burford Secondary School.

children demonstrated great teamwork, enthusiasm

and all had a fun time. Well done to:-

The

Ella Charles Charlotte Holder Daisy Keen James Lea-Biles Sophie New Jasper Raistrick Ben Taylor Jessica Valentine

“ On Tuesday 26 th February some of the Year 6 children took part in a Netball

Tournament at Burford School.

we got there we got told who we would be

playing and started the games. Each game was 6 minutes long.

When

We tried our best and had a great time. We came home with 5 th place, scoring 1 goal.

We really enjoyed ourselves”.

Ella Charles & Charlotte Holder Willow Class

Help us keep the spread of germs in school to a minimum by following this advice from the NHS.CATCH IT – germs spread easily. Always carry tissues and use them to catch your

CATCH IT – germs spread easily. Always carry tissues

and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.

BIN IT – germs can live for several hours on tissues.

Dispose of your tissue as soon as possible.

KILL IT – hands can transfer germs to every surface you touch. Clean your hands as soon as you can.

PLEASE NOTE that if your child has unfortunately had sickness and/or diarrhoea the recommended period by the Health Protection Agency & the School Nurse, for children

to be kept away from school is 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting.

GINKGO CLASS COOK 4 BOOKSCongratulations to Ginkgo Class wh o raised £34.75 with their yummy cakes. you all! Well

GINKGO CLASS COOK 4 BOOKS Congratulations to Ginkgo Class wh o raised £34.75 with their yummy

Congratulations to Ginkgo Class who raised

£34.75 with their yummy cakes.

you all!

Well done to

Oak Class next on 22 nd March 2013.

SING ALONG & FANCY DRESS

SING ALONG & FANCY DRESS SATURDAY 23 R D MARCH 2013 2.30PM BURFORD SCHOOL MAIN HALL

SATURDAY 23 RD MARCH 2013

2.30PM

BURFORD SCHOOL MAIN HALL

ADULTS £10.00 STUDENTS & CONCESSONS £8.00

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM MRS ANDREW BURFORD SCHOOL RECEPTION TEL 01993 823303

EMAIL sa9211@burford.oxon.sch.uk

Active Kids is back! Vouchers are available from Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and grocery online

Active Kids is back!

Vouchers are available from Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and grocery online now. Please help us to collect as many vouchers as possible as they really do make a difference. The collection box is outside the office. Thank you!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Starts next week ! Please come along and buy some great books

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Starts next week !

Please come along and buy some great books at great prices – don’t forget to bring your book token!

FRIDAY 15 TH MARCH MONDAY 18 TH MARCH TUESDAY 19 TH MARCH

AT

3.15PM

IN THE SCHOOL HALL