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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 15: 9th March 2012

Dear Parents

What a busy fortnight! It has been wonderful to see evidence of such exciting learning happening across the school. Africa week was a huge success and school was buzzing last Friday as we shared our learning with each other and our families. The Y5 children sang beautifully at the Partnership Music Festival and Ginkgo led a great Class Assembly. There are many more exciting events happening this term with opportunities to come in to school and share in what is happening so please check the diary for dates.

Carol Phillips – Acting Headteacher
ABSENT FROM SCHOOL?

Quick Reminders
    Parents Evening – don’t forget to return booking forms Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th March Scholastic Book Fair in School Hall 3.15pm Thursday 15th March – Mobile Library Forest School Trip slips back please for Year 3, 4&5

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please don’t forget to let us know. Absences are recorded in our registers with the appropriate reason code, ie illness, holiday, medical appointment etc. Where no reason is given the 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. Please notify us about the absence by telephoning school on 01367 860318 and selecting option 1 to leave a message. Thank you.

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

BREAKFAST CLUB

children who took part in the Multi Skills activity at Burford Secondary School yesterday. The children demonstrated excellent team work and determination and should be very proud with their achievements – well done to you all!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 3

Please remember to access Breakfast Club via the Pedestrian Gate and not the main door. The school car park is for staff use only and is very busy in the morning with staff arriving. Thank you.

SCHOOL UNIFORM – St Christopher’s uniform can be ordered from: www.simplyschoolwear.co.uk / Tel: 0800 404 6644
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Emergency School Closures
In addition to our text system, school closures will be broadcast on:

HEART FM – 102.6 FM /GWR–96.3 FM/ BBC Radio Oxford–95.2FM Or check local radio station websites

School Lunch Menus!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week Commencing 12th March 2012 Roast Chicken Breast Pork Sausages Roast Beef with With Yorkshire With gravy, herby Yorkshire Pudding Pudding, Mashed diced potatoes, & gravy, roast Potatoes, Carrots, cauliflower and potatoes, green Swede & Cabbage broccoli beans & carrots

Lasagne Peas & Sweetcorn Melting Moment with fruit juice

Breaded Fish With Chunky Chips, Baked Beans & Peas Golden Krispie with Milk

Chocolate Sponge Fruit yogurt with Winter Fruit with crunchy toppings Crumble & Custard Orange and ice cream Week Commencing 19th March 2012 Pasta Bolognaise Pizza Roast Loin of Pork Bake Chicken Casserole With potato with Yorkshire Sweetcorn & Beans & wedges Pudding, gravy, Green Beans Cauliflower Sweetcorn & Carrots & Cabbage broccoli Syrup & Sultana Fruit Cobbler with Rice Pudding with Cookie with fruit Custard Chocolate Sponge Fruit Topping juice & chocolate sauce Also available every day: Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit & Water - £2.10 per meal.

COMIC RELIEF RED NOSE LUNCH AS ADVISED MUST BE PRE-ORDERED BY FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2012

Any cheques for dinners please make payable to Oxfordshire County Council

DINNER MONEY – 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

Diary Dates
12 March F/S & Year 6 Weights & Heights 3.15pm Nature Club (F/S Yrs 1 & 2) Scholastic Book Fair 19th March
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Yr 5/6 Burford Partnership of Schools Scholastic Book Fair Tag Rugby 7.30pm Cotswold Voices 3.15pm Netball Club 20th March 21st March 22nd March YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL TO PIONEER CENTRE – ALL WEEK Swimming – Years 3 & 4 3.15pm Running Club 3.15pm Computer Xplorers 3.30pm Tennis Club at Colston Netball Tournament 7.30pm Cotswold Voices 27th March Years 3 & 4 Forest School Trip Bags2School 3.15pm Computer Xplorers 3.15pm SCPA Bookshop in Hall 7.30pm Cotswold Voices

13 March Swimming – Years 3 & 4 3.15pm Running Club 3.15pm Computer Xplorers 3.30pm Tennis Club at Colston Scholastic Book Fair

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14th March

15th March Mobile Library Lunchtime Bookshop

16th March

Years 1 & 2 Forest School 8.30am Choir 3.15pm Zumba

8.00am Wii & Breakfast 3.15pm Nature Club (KS2) 2.30pm “Mothering Celebration” Assembly

23rd March Sport Relief – Maths Sporting Measures & Bake Off

3.15pm Nature Club (F/S Yrs 1 & 2)

Years 1 & 2 Forest School 8.30am Choir 3.15pm Zumba
28th March
9.00am Easter Service in School Hall – Everyone Welcome

Lunchtime Bookshop

2.45pm Celebration Assembly 3.15pm Nature Club (KS2) 30th March Non-Uniform Day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity - suggested donation 50p Last day of Term 1.30pm finish

26th March Parents Evening Year 5 Forest School Trip

29th March

Parents Evening

EASTER HOLIDAYS – MONDAY 2ND APRIL – FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 2012 MONDAY 16TH APRIL 2012 - INSET / TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2012 - BACK TO SCHOOL

SCPA BOOK SHOP
EVERY THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
On FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2011 all children are welcome to come to school in non-uniform for a suggested minimum donation of £0.50 pence. All donations received will be sent to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in support of their Peter Pan Week which took place earlier in the month. Children are, therefore, more than welcome to come dressed as Peter Pan! Mrs Thorne (Kyle’s mum in Cherry Class) will be running a Cake Sale after school to raise further funds.

for reserved books and stamps Don’t forget your pennies – in a sealed envelope please!

    SCPA BOOK SHOP SALE
TUESDAY 27TH MARCH 2012 3.15PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL EVERYONE WELCOME !

FRIDAY WEEK – ON SAFARI AFRICA FOCUS 23RD MARCH 2012
Thank you to all be supporting Sport Relief this year, starting the day with Friday afternoon last We will again the parents, families and friends who were able to visit St Christopher’s a “Maths week and share the children’s excellent workfunAfrica. on maths incorporating length, capacity, Sporting Measures Morning” with a on focus The children have, as always, worked hard and enthusiastically on this topic, with the highlight being the Africa Dancing Workshop which “launched” the mass and outdoor learning – please ensure that your child/ren has their school PE kit in week on the Monday. All the children participated, enjoying the drums in particular, which got louder as the school. on! Thank you to those families who have contributed to this workshop – there is still time to make day went a voluntary donation if you so wish as without such support these events, which enrich the children’s learning, would not also running the St Christopher’s “Great Sport Relief Bake Off” competition We are be able to take place.

whereby children and parents are welcome to bake yummy cakes – full details in book bags. Thank you for your support.

BURFORD PARTNERSHIP OF SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Anthems Night

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Year 5’s you were amazing!!
DVD’s will be on sale.. - Watch this space!

Mrs Wargent & Mrs Fox

Many thanks for the vouchers coming in – please help us to collect as many vouchers as possible as they really do make a difference. The collection box is outside the office.

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

Vouchers for Tesco for Schools will be available to collect from Monday 12th March 2012. Again, please think of us and donate your vouchers to school. The collection box is outside the office.

Thank you

MONDAY 12TH MARCH TUESDAY 13TH MARCH WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH AT 3.15PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL

A high energy fitness activity to music Cardio Vascular exercise delivering a full body, calorie burning aerobic work out For players of all abilities Starting Friday March 16th 9am start £5 per session Colston Tennis Club For further info – Chris Hand 07970 481707 cd.hand@yahoo.co.uk

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Provided by Petit Enfant @ St Christopher’s Please contact Kelly on 01993 841700 or 07584661571 for further details.