Junior School Bulletin 9th November 2012FORTHCOMING DATES • Monday 12th November – Year 5 trip to Royal Observatory • Monday 19th November 8am - 9am and 3pm - 5pm FPA Uniform Shop Open • Friday 30th November – Class Assembly 5B – Year 5B parents are welcome to join us at 8.35am in the Junior School Hall • Monday 10th December 2pm - KS1 Nativity for Year 2 parents • Monday 10th December - Junior Carol Service 7pm – all KS2 pupils must attend; parents welcome. • Tuesday 11th December 2pm - Pre Reception & Reception Nativity • Wednesday 12th December 2pm - KS1 Nativity for Year 1 parentsHats, Scarves and GlovesCan we please remind parents that pupils must only wear hats, scarves and gloves toschool that are bottle green in colour. The FPA uniform shop has a good selection ofsuitable items. Could all these items be clearly named.Uniform CheckTo assist with locating various missing items of uniform, next week teaching staff will beundertaking a uniform and PE kit check. Please can we remind parents that naming of anyitems of clothing brought into school is important.KS2 Playground ToysWhilst we would not wish to ban KS2 pupils from bringing in small toys to play with duringbreak times, parents are kindly reminded that pupils are responsible for any toys or swapcards that are brought into school.Christmas Jumpers Friday 14th DecemberOn Friday 14th December, people up and down the country will be wearing a Christmasjumper to raise money to support Save the Children’s life-changing work with the worldspoorest children. The Junior School would like support this event on the last day of term.Pupils can wear a Christmas themed jumper to school and bring £1 which will be sent toSave the Children.
FIZZUMBA SESSION on Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm is open to all Junior and Senior students.The Zumba program is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness that is moving children and adults toward joy and health.YOGA SESSIONS on FridaysGroup 1 Years PR – 1/2, 3.30pm – 4.15pmGroup 2 Years 2 – 6 and Seniors 4.30pm – 5.15pmYoga can help with your child’s better concentration, improved memory, reduced stressand tension, increased peace and joy, better relations with friends, teachers, parents,brothers/sisters, tremendous increase in self-confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance.For more information and bookings please contact Mrs Wiltshire firstname.lastname@example.orgFIZ CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CLUB will be open on Monday 17th December until Friday 21stDecember 2012 (Monday to Thursday - 7.30am – 6pm; Friday 7.30am – 4pm)No FIZ Holiday Club on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January 2013.FIZ Christmas Holiday Club Booking Forms will be available on Friday 23 rd November tobe fully paid for and returned to the Junior School office by Friday 30 th November.FIZ Club Spring Term Booking Forms will be available on Friday 30th November to bereturned to the Junior School office by 7th December 2012.FIZ Breakfast and Afterschool Care Club will resume as normal on Monday 7 th January2013All Scheduled Activities will start from Monday 14 th January 2013.Please remember you need to sign your daughter/son for FIZ Breakfast, Afterschool Care and Scheduled Activity Clubs every term.FIZ Spring Half-Term Holiday Club will operate on Monday 18th -22nd February 2013The Booking Forms for this period will be available on Friday 25 January to be returnedand fully paid by Friday 1 February 2013.FPA NEWSTHE GIVING MACHINEWith Christmas approaching and many people now doing Christmas shopping online,please remember that Farringtons School can benefit from your online shopping withoutit costing you a penny. There are over 300 shops, such as Amazon, John Lewis, Next, M&S,Argos, PC World, Boden, Majestic and Toys ‘R’ Us to name but a few, who will donate apercentage of your total spend with them to the school simply by accessing their websitesvia www.thegivingmachine.co.uk.It is very easy to set up and the only information you need to provide is a first name, anemail address and a password. You can also opt out of receiving any further e-mails, apartfrom the welcome and the thank you emails. However, if you do opt in to the offersemail, they will let you know when House of Fraser or M&S etc. are having their 20% offsales.
There is a desktop app that you can install to remind you when you buy from certainstores. It could not be easier to support the PA and School.Please set up your account today and help the school to benefit when you do your onlineshopping. If will only take a minute or two to set up, but if you do have any problemssetting up the account, please email the FPA and we will happily talk you through it.Thank you.CHRISTMAS MARKET – Saturday, 24th November 2012Please continue to send in your donations of bottles, books, DVDs and CDs, which can beleft in the marked boxes in either of the Reception areas. Thank you!Most importantly, please make sure that you have the date in your diary, so as not to missout on this great event. We have over 50 festive stalls to browse, mulled wine and micepies for you to enjoy, a Christmas Art & Craft room for our younger guests, as well as aSecret Santa area where children can purchase inexpensive gifts for parents, siblings orfriends and wrap and label them at the same time so that they can remain a surprise untilChristmas Day! Children can have their faces or nails painted and their hair braided andvisit Santa in his brand new grotto. We also have an ice rink this year, as well as an Indianfood stall provided by Cinnamon Culture, who will provide eat in or take away meals, sothat Saturday night is also catered for!GUESS THE CHRISTMAS NAME OF THE HARRODS BEARChester, the 2012 Harrods Bear, is sitting on a tin of his favourite sweets and you can winboth of them by correctly guessing his Christmas nickname. Each guess costs £1 and thewinner will be announced at the end of the Christmas Market. Chester is in JuniorReception from today, so please see Mrs Phillips if you wish to make a guess and try towin him!NORTHBROOK GIFT WRAPIf you missed the deadline, but would still like to place an order, you can do this directlyon their website: www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk. There will be a small delivery charge,as the items will be delivered directly to your home, but you will receive a free roll ofribbon worth £3.50. Please remember to nominate Farringtons School as your designatedbeneficiary. Thank you.FPA DIARY DATESJunior Christmas Disco (Years 2 to Year 6) - Friday, 7th December (6-8pm)The May Ball - Saturday, 11th May 2013FPA UNIFORM SHOPThe shop will be open on Monday 19th November 8am - 9am and 3pm - 5pm. We arenow stocking BRAND NEW Duffle coats at very competitive prices, £20 cheaper than manyshops. The smallest size starts at £64. There is a £10 deposit required and delivery isnormally within 10 days. We also have a selection of winter accessories including schoolapproved hand knitted hand/wrist warmers in green or black. Fingerless mittens and hatswith plats. In addition we have traditional hats, gloves and scarfs. The shop has beenprovided with a comprehensive range of samples of the new school uniform byschoolblazer.com. This will enable pupils to try on the uniform for sizing purposes beforethe online order. The new uniform, on display, in not for sale. We are still accepting alldonations of uniform as any that remains unsold before the switch to the new uniform
will be donated to schools in Africa. Please remember that the shop is cash or chequeonly.