Mailbag 10 June 2022
Mailbag 13 May 2022
In playground and classrooms, you wouldn't believe
The number of items that our children leave:
Lunch bags and boxes
And coats by the score,
Jumpers and cardies and T shirts and more.
Wellies and trainers left over from camp,
Most of them smelly and all of them damp.
Watches and hairbands, mobiles and socks,
Bottles of water and bicycle locks.
A lone shoe, and some pants
From some bare little bot!
And teddies and hoodies and daps...
Such a lot!
All of it waiting in heaps to be claimed.
Mounting and mounting, and NONE OF IT NAMED!
Oh no! A disaster!
There’s been a landslide.
Reception is buried
And Cat’s still inside!
Mrs Fleming (with apologies to Roger McGough)
We have a HUGE pile of lost property from the last two weeks. PLEEEEEEEASE PUT A NAME ON ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING, WATER BOTTLES AND PACKED LUNCHES.
99 -100% OF NAMED ITEMS GET BACK TO THEIR OWNER, BUT UNNAMED ITEMS ONLY HAVE A 0 - 5 % CHANCE.
News for Everyone
Term 6 Newsletters - Look on your child’s Year Group page on the website for this term’s Newsletter and timetable.
Class Photos - These will be available to view and order on line from Monday. We sent an email to all parents earlier in the week about how to order, and the children were given a flyer with the same information to bring home. You can find it on the website too, HERE. Each class has its own code. Scroll through to find your child’s class.
Term Dates for 2022/23 are on the website HERE and on the website calendar. The Inset Days, when the school will be closed for staff training, are:
Thursday 1st September 2022
Friday 2nd September 2022
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Monday 17th April 2023
Friday 21st July 2023
CoMMinS Covid Study - The CoMMinS team at Bristol University would like to say a big thank you to everybody who took part in the study. Their scientists have been busy analysing the results from the saliva samples and questionnaire data they collected from the participating schools.
There is a 5-minute animation about their results - CoMMinS study results - YouTube, designed with all ages in mind. More information about the CoMMinS trial, including the sub-studies, their methods and results so far, can be found at the CoMMinS website, https://commins.org.uk/
National Book Tokens Competition - Please nominate Hillcrest! The more entries we have, the better our chance of winning. You could WIN £1,000 for our school libraries, plus a £100 National Book Token for yourself! Find out more HERE.
COVID Vaccination Drop-in Clinics for children and young people - Dates and locations HERE.
Silent Solution - Would you know what to do if you needed urgent help and called 999 but it wasn’t safe to speak? Find out HERE.
Worried about the rising cost of living? If you are a working parent in paid work (including zero hours and self-employed) and receiving eligible benefits or earning below the Real Living Wage (below £9.90 an hour) you could be entitled to Future Bright’s free career coaching to help you take control of your future. Find out more HERE.
Jubilee Bakes? If your child made something amazing, and you have a photo, we’d love to enter it in a Bake Off organised by the NW24 schools cluster. There will be an NW24 Jubilee Star Baker crowned in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Closing date for entries is Friday 17th June so email your photo to email@example.com in time for us to enter it in the competition.
News for Year Groups
Reception RLN Lower Stock Farm trip letter
Yr 4 - There are photos from this week’s Little Kitchen workshops on the website HERE.
Yr 6 parents/carers - Please remember to complete the Yr 6 Leavers Book Questionnaire here:
The organisers have only had 20 responses so far (thank you!) but that means that they still need responses from over half of the year!
Look in your child’s year group ‘satchel’ under Homework on the website for this week’s Retrieval Questions.
Parent’s Big Quiz & Curry Night TONIGHT! Only £10 per ticket - including curry and rice.
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Licensed bar.
Either organise your team in advance (6-8 people) or come along and join a team on the night.
Will your team be the 2022 Hillcrest Quiz Champions?
Get your tickets here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/friendsofhillcrest/705259
Check out the Community Notice Board on the website...
- Redcatch Community Garden Silent Disco
- Campus Skateboarding workshop for girls and young women on consent and healthy relationships within skateboarding
Look out for your next Mailbag on Friday 17th June