Newsletter #394  What’s On!

For the week ending 10th November 2017

Class 1 Star Class 2 Star Class 3 Star Class 4 Star
Charlie Mitchell Benjy Kennard Jacob Donovan Oscar Lambert

One piece of amazing news from this week is that Councillors Jess and Max, representing Georgeham School Council and the Surfers Against Sewage as the local beach reps, attended DCC’s Cabinet meeting at County Hall and pushed through the motion for them to support and promote the Plastic Free coastline initiative.  DCC are the first County in the UK to have agreed to this and we’re incredibly proud of our group, and of Jess and Max too!

You can watch their bit here…

Our Blog has a brilliant video of the rocket day on Tuesday. Thanks to the FROGS’ funding Nick from Steam.Co put on an amazing day.  There are also photos from Class 3’s National Trust trip to the River Lyn.  Do make sure you’ve put your email address in to the Blog’s subscription to be emailed updates, as well as to Jo for the newsletter to be emailed.

Pride of School Painting Party – Next Saturday the 18th

With the help of FROGs and the governors, we will be holding another Pride of School Day on Saturday from 10am.

We would like to finish off this work by updating the paintwork in the hallway and entrance area to the school so that we can create a more inviting welcome into the school and improve spaces for displaying all the children’s work.  We’d even love to get some new storage units to help us manage all the resources that have to be cleverly stored away in our space-constrained school!   …We need your help again!

After the success of Pride of School Day 1 and 2, we’re opening the door again and asking for you to come along and help.  FROGS are kindly providing the paint and materials, we just need some willing volunteers with enthusiasm and paint brushes!  Cake, squash and tea will be provided and if you want to bring the children we will put a movie on in the school hall! We hope to see you there – your help is truly appreciated.

Final call for Operation Christmas Child – The very last collection for shoeboxes will be on Monday morning.

All children have been given log-in details for a fantastic IT package to use here in school and at home. It’s called Purple Mash and it has programmes to support literacy, maths, art, music and much more.

We really do urge you to log-in and use the resources as much as possible. The new Reception children will be shown the program on their return to school after half-term. All children in Classes 1 & 2 will have the details stuck just inside their blue reading/spelling diaries. Children in Classes 3 & 4 also have them easily available too.


The Family Festive Film Night is back! Join us for our third family film night on Wednesday 29th November, 5pm. Christmas jumpers are a must! Put the date in your diary – more details to follow!

Jingle Bells Cake Sale, Friday 15th December – What else is the last day of term for? Get your Christmas Bake Off hats on and create a cracker for our bake sale. All donations needed! The more the merrier! From 3pm in the front playground.

Mulled cider and mulled wine will be served before the evening performance of the very lovely Christmas Nativity on Thursday 14th December. Arrive early, grab a drink and settle in. We will be serving from 6pm. More details to follow.


 Dates for your diary
 November  Mon 13th Transition Choir Practice at School 3.30-4.30pm
Friday 17th Children in Need Day – Wear Spotty Clothes (or bright colours) – apologies for the confusion last week !
Saturday 18th  Pride of School Day
  w/c 20th  Year 5 bikeability
 Thurs 23rd Piano Recitals in the hall – Jenean’s last lesson day.
Weds 29th  FROGS film night 5-7pm
Thurs 30th  Wear your PJ’s to school day to support NDADA donations £1+
 December Weds 6th  Transition Choir performance at St Brannocks Church 6pm (5pm rehearsal)
 Thurs 7th  Christmas Fair / Coffee Afternoon 1.30-3.15pm
 Thurs 14th  Nativity at St. George’s Church 2.30-3.15pm
 Fri 15th  Last day of term