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FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 17th January

 

This half term our value is ‘Friendship’

‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you’

John 15 v12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. These have been added to the website in the Caterlink, school meal section.

 

Support service: If anyone would like to talk to Mrs Kate Meads in confidence, on any matter relating to their family please ring the office in the first instance for an appointment. Mrs Meads offers 2 appointment slots on a Monday afternoon at 1.30pm and 2pm, followed by a drop in session. Flyers have been sent home today advertising the service.

 

Term dates for 2020/21 have been added to the website.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Please send in any outstanding absence notes. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

January

Tuesday 21st- Year 6 Maths challenge at Eagle House School

Wednesday 22nd- PGL letters have been sent home- permission slips & deposits are due today.

Wednesday 22nd- Conservatory Opening- Please sign up on the list on the white board at the front of school.

Friday 24th - Football match at The Colleton, letters to be sent home on Monday.

February

Monday 10th- Bags2School Collection. Bags have been sent home today.

Friday 14th- PGL second payments are due today

Monday 17th- Friday 21 February- Half term

Monday 24th February- INSET day

Tuesday 25th- Children return to school

Tuesday 25th- Learning reviews

Wednesday 26th- Ash Wednesday service at St. James' Church

Thursday 27th- Learning reviews

March

Monday 2nd- Secondary School places allocated

Thursday 5th- World Book Day- Theme tbc

Friday 6th- Goldfinch trip to The Rainforest at Newbury

Sunday 29th- WASMA

April

Thursday 2nd- Easter service at St. James Church

Friday 3rd- 9am End of term assembly- Families invited. 

Friday 3rd - 2pm End of term

Monday 20th- Summer Term begins.

 

Non School Information:

Perform flyers are available in the lobby for any families who may be interested.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Prayer for a Friend

 

O Lord, Please bless our friendship.

Our friendship is like a long steady soft rain;
It’s not so harsh that it will destroy,

Yet it is not so soft that it goes unnoticed.

Our friendship is growing in your grace.

Please bless our friendship, and keep it holy.

Friendship is a gift from you, O Lord,
and we thank you.

May our friendship always
produce the fruits of the spirit. And may the
soft rain of our friendship nourish the heart
forever.

Amen!

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 10th January

 

This half term our value is ‘Friendship’

‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you’

John 15 v12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 2 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Next Thursday is Census day so the forms reflect the menu options. It always helps us if as many infant children as possible can be encouraged to try dinners on this day. New Spring menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer. I have been sent picture menus so you can see what the food choices look like and show your children. I will add these to the website in the Caterlink, school meal section.

 

Support service: If anyone would like to talk to Mrs Kate Meads in confidence, on any matter relating to their family please ring the office in the first instance for an appointment. Mrs Meads offers 2 appointment slots on a Monday afternoon at 1.30pm and 2pm, followed by a drop in session.

 

Term dates for 2020/21 have been added to the website.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Please send in any outstanding absence notes. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

January

Tuesday 21st- Year 6 Maths challenge at Eagle House School

Wednesday 22nd- Conservatory Opening- please see flyer sent home today

February

Monday 10th- Bags2School Collection. Bags to be sent home next week

Monday 17th- Friday 21 February- Half term

Monday 24th February- INSET day

Tuesday 25th- Children return to school

Tuesday 25th- Learning reviews

Wednesday 26th- Ash Wednesday service at St. James' Church

Thursday 27th- Learning reviews

March

Monday 2nd- Secondary School places allocated

Thursday 5th- World Book Day- Theme tbc

Friday 6th- Goldfinch trip to The Rainforest at Newbury

Sunday 29th- WASMA

April

Thursday 2nd- Easter service at St. James Church

Friday 3rd- 9am End of term assembly- Families invited. 

Friday 3rd - 2pm End of term

Monday 20th- Summer Term begins.

 

Non School Information:

Perform flyers are available in the lobby for any families who may be interested.

 

Our prayer for this week:


You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,
who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.
Amen.

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 20th December 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 1 forms have been sent home today for choices next term.New Spring menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer. 

 

Term dates for 2020/21 have been added to the website.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Please send in any outstanding absence notes at the beginning of next term. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

Monday 6th January 2020- INSET day

Tuesday 7th January- Children return to school

Wednesday 8th January- Epiphany service

Thursday 9th January- Open afternoon for prospective Reception children Sept 20.

Monday 17th- Friday 21 February- Half term

Monday 24th February- INSET day

Tuesday 25th February- Children return to school

Monday 2nd March- Secondary School places allocated

Friday 6th March- Goldfinch trip to The Rainforest at Newbury

Friday 3rd April- End of term

 

Non School Information:

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

The Blessing of Christmas

Dear Lord,

May your life get filled up with lots of love, joy, happiness and that spirit to live.
May the Lord, the angel of happiness, the shepherds' curiosity bring that surprise in your life.
May we all live in peace and harmony and follow with all determination the message of Jesus.
May our world get filled with the message of the almighty Jesus Christ.
May everywhere, we can see harmony and happiness.

 

Sonali Pathak
 

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 13th December 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer. 

 

Monday 16th- Donkey Day- The children are welcome to come in to school wearing their Christmas production costume or other Christmas outfit/ jumper depending on whether their outfit is safe/ comfortable to wear all day if it is very long or tight fitting. Please remember coats as some activities will be held outside. Parents & carers are welcome to join us at 2.50pm for prayers, reflection time and the 'Procession of Light'. Please RSVP to the letter sent home earlier this week so we can plan.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings or to pick up in the afternoon. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding. Traffic enforcement officers drop by from time to time and were at school again this week.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

December 16th- Donkey Day

December 16th/17th- No Multi Sports clubs.

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Also see attachments for events & news from St James, Finchampstead.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Dear Father,
Where does hope come from?
When I can not face the day.
Could hope fill each new morning
Pushing out the grey?
Do the family and friends I have
Fill up my heart with joy?
And the miracle of life itself
Speak through each new girl and boy?

 

Amen


 

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 6th December 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 2 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer. Please note the form has been amended this week, offering fish fingers and chips on Wednesday. Friday has been pre-ordered, please check with the office before adding any extra Christmas dinner orders as they will need to be approved first.

 

Christmas Production of 'The Inn-Spectors'- Tickets have been sent home. Please note that no children under school age will be admitted to these performances. There will also be a dress rehearsal at 10.30am on Monday 9th December and other family members and younger children will be welcome at this performance. If you do not intend to use any of your tickets please return them to the school office so they can be redistributed if requested. Please keep your tickets safe as you will need to bring them along to the performance where they will be collected. Thank you for your understanding to help us limit numbers in line with health & safety guidelines.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings or to pick up in the afternoon. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding. Traffic enforcement officers drop by from time to time and were at school again this week.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

 

December 6th- LVCC rehearsal in the afternoon

December 8th- LVCC rehearsal at lunch time and concert at tea time.

December 9th- Christmas production dress rehearsal, parents, carers and siblings under school age are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

December 9th- Afternoon Christmas Production, Parents and carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, please remember to bring your ticket with you.

December 10th- Evening Christmas Production, Parents & carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, please remember to bring your ticket with you.

December 13th- Children are welcome to come in uniform with a Christmas jumper or Christmas coloured jumper and Christmas Dinner will be available for those children who have pre-ordered.

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Also see attachments for events & news from St James, Finchampstead, including a presentation of Nativity on the Loose' on Sunday 8th December.

 

Our prayer for this week:

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 29th November 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 1 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Christmas Production of 'The Inn-Spectors'- Tickets were sent home last week. Please note that no children under school age will be admitted to these performances. There will also be a dress rehearsal on the morning of Monday 9th December and other family members and younger children will be welcome at this performance. If you do not intend to use any of your tickets please return them to the school office so they can be redistributed if requested. Please keep your tickets safe as you will need to bring them along to the performance where they will be collected. Thank you for your understanding to help us limit numbers in line with health & safety guidelines.

 

FOFSA- Grand draw tickets have previously been sent home, please complete the stubs of any tickets you wish to buy and return the stubs, payment and any unsold tickets when you come to the Christmas Fair tomorrow.

 

Please return any permission slips next week for choir children who would like to take part with the singing sessions at the Nirvana Christmas Market.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

 

November 30th- FOFSA Christmas Fair, please do come along between 12 & 3pm to support this event.

December 3rd- Advent service

December 6th- LVCC rehearsal in the afternoon

December 8th- LVCC rehearsal at lunch time and concert at tea time.

December 9th- Christmas production dress rehearsal, parents, carers and siblings under school age are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

December 9th- Afternoon Christmas Production, Parents and carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, please remember to bring your ticket with you.

December 10th- Evening Christmas Production, Parents & carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, please remember to bring your ticket with you.

December 13th- Children are welcome to come in uniform with a Christmas jumper or Christmas coloured jumper and Christmas Dinner will be available for those children who have pre-ordered.

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Also see attachments above for events & news from St James, Finchampstead.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

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FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 22nd November 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Christmas lunch- Friday 13th December. Slips have been sent home today- please complete the slip with your child's details & tick which options they would like to order & return the slips by Thursday 28th November. Please enclose payment for the Christmas lunch order separately from your usual weekly lunch orders. Thank you. Payment is only required from Juniors as lunches are provided Free of Charge to  the Infants.

Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Tickets for our Christmas Production of 'The Inn-Spectors' have been sent home today. Each family has been issued with 4 tickets, 2 yellow for the afternoon of Monday 9th December and 2 red for the evening of Tuesday 10th December. Please note that no children under school age will be admitted to these performances. There will also be a dress rehearsal on the morning of Monday 9th December and other family members and younger children will be welcome at this performance. If you do not intend to use any of your tickets please return them to the school office so they can be redistributed if requested. Please keep your tickets safe as you will need to bring them along to the performance where they will be collected. Thank you for your understanding to help us limit numbers in line with health & safety guidelines.

 

FOFSA- Grand draw tickets have previously been sent home, please complete the stubs of any tickets you wish to buy and return the stubs, payment and any unsold tickets to the office as soon as possible so filding can be done in advance & take some pressure off for the day itself.. Please ask in the office if you would like any more tickets. Please return any jarbola donations to the office.

 

Letters have been sent home today to Reception families regarding vision tests that are being conducted on Tuesday 26th November.

Letters have been sent home with choir children to invite more children to attend Loddon and also for an opportunity to sing at the Nirvana Christmas Market, which we would like to support following their generous support for us.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding.

 

If anyone is going to a tip and has space for a chair, please let us know as we have a broken chair to dispose of, thank you.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

November 26th- Vision tests for Reception children

November 28th- Deadline for ordering Christmas lunch for Friday 13th December

November 28th- Open afternoon

November 29th-Mufti day- Children are welcome to wear their own clothes in exchange for a donation of 'a bottle' for the Christmas Fair.

November 29th- Football Tournament- letters have been sent home with those children involved in this.

November 30th- FOFSA Christmas Fair

December 3rd- Advent service

December 6th- LVCC rehearsal in the afternoon

December 8th- LVCC rehearsal at lunch time and concert at tea time, more details to follow.

December 9th- Christmas production dress rehearsal, parents, carers and siblings under school age are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

December 9th- Afternoon Christmas Production, Parents and carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets have been sent home today.

December 10th- Evening Christmas Production, Parents & carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets have been sent home today.

December 13th- Children are welcome to come in uniform with a Christmas jumper or Christmas coloured jumper and Christmas Dinner will be on offer from Caterlink in school- slips sent home today for ordering.

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Quiz in aid of The Duchess of Kent Hospice- 23rd November 2019.

Also see attachments above for events & news from St James, Finchampstead.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Jesus, the hope of all who trust you;
the power of all who serve you;
the wisdom of all who follow you;
the uniter of all who worship you.
Grant us light .
Fill us with strength and boldness according to your promises,
That we might reach our community, with your love, in this season of Hope.
We humbly acknowledge our weakness and failure,
But our eyes are fixed on you.
Fulfil your purposes and plans that your name may be honoured in our land.
In the name of Jesus Christ,  Amen.

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 15th November 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 2 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

FOFSA- Grand draw tickets have previously been sent home, please complete the stubs of any tickets you wish to buy and return the stubs, payment and any unsold tickets to the office. Please ask in the office if you would like any more tickets.

 

Thank you for supporting the British Legion Poppy campaign, we raised £68.37.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding.

 

If anyone is going to a tip and has space for a chair, please let us know as we have a broken chair to dispose of, thank you.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Aldi-Thank you for collecting the stickers for us, unfortunately we didn't have enough to enter the draw.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

 

November 22nd- Mufti day- Children are welcome to wear their own clothes in exchange for a donation of 'smellies or chocolates' for the Christmas Fair.

November 22nd- Football tournament- letters were sent out to the children involved.

November 28th- Open afternoon

November 29th-Mufti day- Children are welcome to wear their own clothes in exchange for a donation of 'a bottle' for the Christmas Fair.

November 30th- FOFSA Christmas Fair

December 3rd- Advent service

December 6th- LVCC rehearsal in the afternoon

December 8th- LVCC rehearsal at lunch time and concert at tea time, more details to follow.

December 9th- Christmas production dress rehearsal, parents, carers and siblings under school age are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

December 9th- Afternoon Christmas Production, Parents and carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.

December 10th- Evening Christmas Production, Parents & carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.

December 13th- Children are welcome to come in uniform with a Christmas jumper or Christmas coloured jumper and Christmas Dinner will be on offer from Caterlink in school

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Quiz in aid of The Duchess of Kent Hospice- 23rd November 2019.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 8th November 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Hope’

‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Romans 12V12

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 1 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Please return any forms for permission to receive a flu vaccine for your child by Tuesday morning.

 

FOFSA have sent home letters for donations towards the Jarbola at the Christmas Fair. Any donations towards this would be appreciated. Offers of help would also be appreciated. Grand draw tickets have also been sent home, please complete the stubs of any tickets you wish to buy and return the stubs, payment and any unsold tickets to the office.

 

Photographs from Tempest have been sent home today.

 

Please do not use the 'zig-zag' area outside school to drop your children in the mornings. This area must be kept clear for the safety of all of our children. It is a no stopping area. Thank you for your understanding.

 

If anyone is going to a tip and has space for a chair, please let us know as we have a broken chair to dispose of, thank you.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit. We have received a few stickers now and the children have enjoyed adding them to our collection poster in the office.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Diary Updates:

November 10th- Remembrance service in the Memorial Park at 3pm-please see the calendar for details.

November 12th- Parents, carers and siblings of Reception children are welcome to join us for our assembly at 9am to watch their child receive their Bible.

November 12th- School Nursing team in school- Flu spray vaccinations- please return any forms by Tuesday morning.

November 14th- 2-3pm Goldfinch Family Learning Event

November 15th- Children in Need

November 22nd- Mufti day

November 28th- Open afternoon

November 29th-Mufti day

November 30th- FOFSA Christmas Fair

December 3rd- Advent service

December 6th- LVCC rehearsal in the afternoon

December 8th- LVCC rehearsal at lunch time and concert at tea time, more details to follow.

December 9th- Christmas production dress rehearsal, parents, carers and siblings under school age are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

December 9th- Afternoon Christmas Production, Parents and carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets will be sent home in the next few weeks.

December 10th- Evening Christmas Production, Parents & carers only are welcome to attend this ticketed event, the tickets will be sent home in the next few weeks.

December 13th- Children are welcome to come in uniform with a Christmas jumper or Christmas coloured jumper and Christmas Dinner will be on offer from Caterlink in school

December 16th- 6pm Carol service at St James Church.

December 20th-   Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join our end of term assembly at 9am and school will finish at 2pm.

 

Non School Information:

Quiz in aid of The Duchess of Kent Hospice- 23rd November 2019

Leaflets were sent home today from Redroffs Performing Arts.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

A Prayer for Hope

Heavenly father, I am your humble servant,
I come before you today in need of hope.
There are times when I feel helpless,
There are times when I feel weak.
I pray for hope.
I need hope for a better future.
I need hope for a better life.
I need hope for love and kindness.

Some say that the sky is at it’s
darkest just before the light.
I pray that this is true, for all seems dark.
I need your light, Lord, in every way.

I pray to be filled with your light from
head to toe. To bask in your glory.
To know that all is right in the world,
as you have planned, and as you want
it to be.

Help me to walk in your light, and live
my life in faith and glory.

In your name I pray, Amen.

 

 

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 25th October 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Letters have gone out today for permissions for Flu spray vaccinations, Year 6 measurement program and choir letters from Mrs Gan.

 

Information is available from the library service regarding their events over half term.

Wokingham are holding a Book Festival featuring lots of authors and places can be booked for a small fee. For more information & to book please follow this link www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

 

FOFSA have sent home letters asking for help at the Christmas fair. This event is always lots of fun but it requires lots of work from FOFSA members. If you can spare any time to help run a stall or set up or clear up at the end it is always appreciated. It is a fun way to get involved with the school and get to know other families as well as raising money for the good of the school.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit. We have received a few stickers now and the children have enjoyed adding them to our collection poster in the office.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. The photos were collected from school on Tuesday 22nd October and will be distributed as soon as we receive them back.

 

Diary Updates:

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

November 4th- Return to school following half-term

November 6th- School Nursing team in school.

November 10th- Remembrance service in the Memorial Park at 3pm

November 12th- School Nursing team in school- Flu spray vaccinations

November 14th- 2-3pm Goldfinch Family Learning Event

November 15th- Children in Need

November 22nd- Mufti day

November 28th- Open afternoon

November 29th-Mufti day

November 30th- FOFSA Christmas Fair

December 3rd- Advent service

December 13th- Christmas Dinner in school

December 16th- 6pm Carol service

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Luckley House School-Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open morning-5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

Quiz in aid of The Duchess of Kent Hospice- 23rd November 2019

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

The Lord's Prayer

 

'Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins,

as we forgive those who have sinned against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For ever and ever,

Amen.

 

 

 

Office Updates 18th October 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 2 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Information is available from the library service regarding their events over half term.

Wokingham are holding a Book Festival featuring lots of authors and places can be booked for a small fee. For more information & to book please follow this link www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

 

Bags2Schools collection- Many thanks for all of your donations, we collected just over 300K of clothes, raising a wonderful £129.60 for school.

 

FOFSA have sent home letters asking for help at the Christmas fair. This event is always lots of fun but it requires lots of work from FOFSA members. If you can spare any time to help run a stall or set up or clear up at the end it is always appreciated. It is a fun way to get involved with the school and get to know other families as well as raising money for the good of the school.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit. We have received a few stickers now and the children have enjoyed adding them to our collection poster in the office.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. The photos are being collected from school on Tuesday morning next week.

 

Diary Updates:

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College. Drop off between 9.30 and 9.45am at the Wellington College Cricket Pavillion. Pick up from the same place at 2.30pm

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Luckley House School-Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open morning-5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

Quiz in aid of The Duchess of Kent Hospice- 23rd November 2019

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives,

for your goodness and for your blessings over us.

Thank you that you are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times,

strengthening us for your purposes.

Thank you for your great love and care.

Thank you for your mercy and grace.

Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us.

Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.

Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough,

for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given.

Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh.

Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy.

We love you and we need you, this day and every day.

We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy!

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

To confirm- The Luckley Football & Netball Tournaments scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 15th, have been cancelled due to the weather.

Office Updates 11th October 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 1 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

Letters have been sent home today for Singing lessons with Berkshire Maestros. Please return slips to the office if you would like to register.

 

Information is available from the library service regarding their events over half term.

Wokingham are holding a Book Festival featuring lots of authors and places can be booked for a small fee. For more information & to book please follow this link www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

 

Bags2Schools collection- Date amended- 16th October- Please donate any unwanted items and bring your bags in to school on Wednesday next week. Thank you

 

FOFSA have sent home letters asking for help at the Christmas fair. This event is always lots of fun but it requires lots of work from FOFSA members. If you can spare any time to help run a stall or set up or clear up at the end it is always appreciated. It is a fun way to get involved with the school and get to know other families as well as raising money for the good of the school.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit. We have received a few stickers now and the children have enjoyed adding them to our collection poster in the office.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. The photos have been sent home today. Their preferred system is to make use of their online ordering process. Please return any other orders by Friday 18th October so that we can arrange collection as necessary.

 

Diary Updates:

October 15th- Sports tournaments, letters have been sent home for any children taking part.

October 16th- Bags2School collection.

October 16th- Chaffinch trip to Rushall Farm

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College.

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Shopping evening at the Memorial Hall, 11th October 7.30-9.30pm.

Luckley House School-Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open morning-5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

Emmbrook Secondary School Open evening 17th October- please check their website for details.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives,

for your goodness and for your blessings over us.

Thank you that you are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times,

strengthening us for your purposes.

Thank you for your great love and care.

Thank you for your mercy and grace.

Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us.

Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.

Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough,

for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given.

Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh.

Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy.

We love you and we need you, this day and every day.

We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy!

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 4th October 2019

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

There will be a Harvest service at St James on Tuesday 8th October. Please see last week's Office updates page for a list of suggested donations. Please take the children straight to church at drop off time. Children from Beehive will walk to St James with the staff. You will be advised of any changes to these arrangements if the weather is inclement.

 

Bags2Schools collection- 10th October- bags are being sent home today for any donations, please return any unused bags, extras will be available in the foyer.

 

FOFSA have sent home letters asking for help at the Christmas fair. This event is always lots of fun but it requires lots of work from FOFSA members. If you can spare any time to help run a stall or set up or clear up at the end it is always appreciated. It is a fun way to get involved with the school and get to know other families as well as raising money for the good of the school.

Christmas card templates have also been sent home this week and Rosefinch's will be sent home on Monday. Please return any orders via the registers or the office by next Friday, 11th October so that FOFSA can order them in plenty of time to post for Christmas.

 

Please return any remaining permission slips and EV2/ EV4 forms for the Chaffinch trips.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Permission sheets- Sheets have been sent home this week for school permissions, taking of photographs and end of day collection arrangements. Please complete them and return to school, please also return any remaining contacts sheets that were sent home last week.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit. We have received a few stickers now and the children have enjoyed adding them to our collection poster in the office.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. The photos have been sent home today. Their preferred system is to make use of their online ordering process. Please return any other orders by Friday 18th October so that we can arrange collection as necessary.

 

Diary Updates:

October 8th- Harvest service at St. James- please take your children straight to St James Church in the morning. If your children are at beehive they will walk to church with the school staff.

October 10th- Bags2School collection.

October 16th- Chaffinch trip to Rushall Farm

October 18th- Mufti day

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College.

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Shopping evening at the Memorial Hall, 11th October 7.30-9.30pm.

Luckley House School-Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open mornings- 8th Oct & 5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

Emmbrook Secondary School Open evening 17th October- please check their website for details.

 

Our prayer for this week:

 

Thank you.

I dwell upon the goodness in my life.

Thank you.

I cherish in my heart Your gift to me.

Thank you.

I notice the blessings of life, breath, loving and sharing.

I am so very grateful.

Thank you Lord.

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 27th September

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Updates: Caterlink: Week 2 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

There will be a Harvest service at St James on Tuesday 8th October. A list of suggested donations will be added on the office updates section and on the Facebook page. Please take the children straight to church at drop off time. You will be advised of any changes to these arrangements if the weather is inclement.

 

Bags2Schools collection- 10th October- bags are being sent home today for any donations, please return any unused bags, extras will be available in the foyer.

 

Letters are being sent home today for Chaffinch children regarding their trips to Rushall Farm & Wellington College Harvest Celebrations. Please complete and return the permission slips and EV2 forms. EV4 forms are also being sent for the Harvest Celebration event.

 

There will be no Football club with Mr Grenfell next Friday, 4th October, please arrange to collect your child at 3.15pm.

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

NSSport sessions are running again this term, please book in online in the usual way.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Data collection sheets- Sheets have been sent home. Please complete them and return to school so we can update our contacts.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. They will be sent home when we receive them. The preferred method for payment for any orders is online.

 

Diary Updates:

Sept 30th & Oct 3rd- Learning reviews- Sign-up sheets are available on the board outside school.

October 3rd- Open afternoon for prospective Reception children Sept 2020. Please ring or email to book in.

October 8th- Founders Day & Harvest service at St. James

October 10th- Bags2School collection.

October 16th- Chaffinch trip to Rushall Farm

October 18th- Mufti day

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College.

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Shopping evening at the Memorial Hall, 11th October 7.30-9.30pm.

Luckley House School- Open morning Saturday 28th September & Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open mornings 28th Sept; 8th Oct & 5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

October 17th- Emmbrook Secondary School Open evening- please check their website for details.

 

Our prayer for this week is:

 

Prayer Of Thankfulness For Our Daily Needs

Dear Father God,

I come before You with a grateful heart for the many blessings that You bestow on us day by day,

and praise You that Your mercies are new every morning and You have provided for all our needs;

and more besides. You are a great and generous God.

You are so good to all Your creation and have faithfully supplied all our needs, according to Your riches and grace – just as You have promised.

I love that hymn where it says, “count your blessings, see what God has done,” and Father I do count the many blessings that come from You day by day. Please forgive me for the times when I taken for granted the many gifts and graces that come from You – I could not draw another breath unless You give me the strength and yet moment by moment I am being kept in Your love and sustained by Your grace. Praise Your glorious name, for ever and ever.

Amen

FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 20th September

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

NSSport sessions are running again this term, please book in online in the usual way.

 

Football with Mr Grenfell will be running from today, all children who have registered so far have a place. Please collect from school at 4.30pm.

 

The Beehive Breakfast and After School Club have introduced a new booking system from September and the procedure is linked to the Beehive page on the website.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

Data collection sheets- Sheets were sent home last week for all children. Please amend any details as necessary and send them back to school as soon as possible so we can update our contacts.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

Caterlink: Week 1 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Updates:

FOFSA News: Christmas cards will be produced in school. Order forms will be sent home in due course.

 

Tempest took portrait photos of the children in school. They will be sent home when we receive them. The preferred method for payment for any orders is online.

 

 

Diary Updates:

 

September 25th- PGL meeting in school for year 6 parents at 3.30pm.

Sept 30th & Oct 3rd- Learning reviews- Sign-up sheets are available on the board outside school.

October 3rd- Open afternoon for prospective Reception children Sept 2020. Please ring or email to book in.

October 8th- Founders Day – details regarding a celebration will follow.

October 16th- Chaffinch trip to Rushall Farm

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College.

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Luckley House School- Open morning Saturday 28th September & Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

Leighton Park- Open mornings 28th Sept; 8th Oct & 5th Nov. Please book online through their website.

October 17th- Emmbrook Secondary School Open evening- please check their website for details.

 

Our Prayer for this week is:

 

Dear God,

 

Thank you for being the powerful source of strength in my life.

Your power, protection and love are not lost on me.

I do not know what my life would be like if you were not in it.

Thank you for always being with me.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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FINCHAMPSTEAD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment’

 

Office Updates 13th September

 

This half term our value is ‘Thankfulness’

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise;

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm V4

 

Reminders: Please follow up any absence from school with a note explaining why, even if you rang in and spoke to someone or left a message at the door. Thank you.

 

Flyers have previously been sent home to advertise the services of our Family Support Worker, Mrs Kate Meads. We are very lucky to be able to offer this service, with support from St. James’ Church. Please call the school office to book an initial appointment.

Leaflets will be issued regarding groups at St James Church, Finchampstead for Fledgelings Toddler group & a new Street Dance session, they will also be posted on the website & on Facebook.

 

NSSport sessions are running again this term, please book in online in the usual way.

 

The Beehive Breakfast and After School Club is introducing a new booking system from September and the procedure is linked to the Beehive page on the website.

 

The May Day Bank holiday 2020 has been moved next year to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with VE day 75th anniversary celebrations so please book holiday accordingly and not for the usual Monday.

 

 

Updates: Data collection sheets- Sheets will be sent home today for all children. Please amend any details as necessary and send them back to school as soon as possible so we can update our contacts.

 

Aldi- please collect all stickers whilst shopping in Aldi and bring them in to school to put towards Sports kit.

 

Rymans- please collect any vouchers issued whilst shopping in Rymans for the school to redeem in store.

 

Caterlink: Week 3 forms have been sent home today for choices next week. Autumn menus and order forms are also available on the website and in the foyer.

 

IMPORTANT: We have a no nut policy for all snacks and lunches within school to protect those children with nut allergies. Please do not send in any food containing nuts of any type. Food which contains nuts will be returned unopened. Thank you for your understanding.

 

FOFSA News: AGM- Sept 18th- Venue tbc.

Christmas card templates will be sent home today. Please return to the school office for the attention of FOFSA.

 

Diary Updates:

Sept 18th – Tempest photographers in school to take portrait photographs

Sept 30th & Oct 3rd- Learning reviews- Sign-up sheets to be available from Tuesday 17th Sept.

October 3rd- Open afternoon for prospective Reception children Sept 2020. Please ring or email to book in.

October 8th- Founders Day – details regarding a celebration will follow.

October 21st- 25th- Year 6 residential trip to Liddington.

October 22nd- Chaffinch Autumn Harvest at Wellington College.

October 24th- KS1 Family Learning Event in school 2-3pm- Parents and siblings are welcome to come in to school for this event.

October 28th- November 1st- Half-term.

December 20th End of term

 

Non School Information:

Luckley House School- Open morning Saturday 28th September & Year 6 Taster day Tuesday 5th November. Contact Luckley directly for bookings.

October 17th- Emmbrook Secondary School Open evening- please check their website for details.

 

Our Prayer for this week is:

 

Thank you, Lord, for keeping me safe. You protect me from those things that seem to haunt others. You help me make better choices and provide me with advisors to help me with life’s difficult decisions. You speak to me in so many ways so that I always know you are here.

And Lord, I am so thankful for keeping those around me safe and loved. I hope that you provide me with the ability and sense to show them every day how much they matter. I hope that you give me the ability to give to them the same kindness they have provided to me.

I am extremely grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord. I pray that you remind me of just how blessed I am and that you never allow me to forget to show my gratitude.

Thank you, Lord. In your name we pray, Amen.

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