Mailbag 10 October 2019

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MAILBAG 10th OCTOBER 2019  - Plain text for Google Translate

To help Ellie Armstrong, our school Business Manager, get to know the children I thought it would be a nice idea for the two of us to do some baking with each year group this term. So far we have cooked with Yr 6 and Yr 2. The banana muffins they produced would not have looked out of place on the cake stands of The Hummingbird Bakery!  Thank you to Mrs Piper and Miss James in the office for their help behind the scenes, organising the ingredients and dashing between ovens to make sure all the muffins were done to a turn. A special mention for the school chickens who’ve been working overtime to provide the eggs, and thanks to all the children for having banana-y, floury fun with us!


Our website in 103 Languages - You can click on the ‘Select Language’ box at the top of any page and pick the language you want. If you speak a language other than English, please try it and let Juliet in the office know if the translation is useable.  We know Google Translate used to be a bit hit and miss!


School Photos on Monday 4th November - The photographers from Tempest will be here on the first day back after half term. Every child will have an individual photo taken. 

If you have more than one child at school and would like them photographed together as well, and/or want to bring tinies in for a photo with their big siblings, click HERE to request. (You can also find the link on the front page of the website, just below ‘Join our School’). 

The photos will be here in time for Christmas.


Term 2 Enrichment Activities - The programme for next term will be in next Friday’s Mailbag.


Friends Fundraiser - Leanne is kindly organizing the Christmas cards again this year. The children will be doing their designs in school next week. Proofs and order forms will be coming home after half term.


Friends AGM next week - Friends have raised the money for so many wonderful things the school couldn’t have afforded otherwise - ALL our children benefit. Do come along, if you can, to elect the new committee, find out how much money Friends have raised and how it’s been spent and talk about plans for the coming year. 8pm Tuesday 15th October in the staff room. Every parent is automatically a Friend of Hillcrest!


Mrs Cockle’s Macmillan Mighty Hike - Sue in the office would like to thank everyone who sponsored her 26 mile hike in the Wye Valley in September. She raised £555.50 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Did you know that the fashion and clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry? We can all do our bit to help by mending, adapting, re-cycling and swapping clothes instead of always buying new. Kids grow out of their clothes so quickly. Why shop when you can swap?


The Great Hillcrest Kids’ Clothes Swap!

6pm - 7.30pm on Wednesday 23rd October in the big hall 

  • Bring along clean, good condition, outgrown clothes on the night - as many as you like - and put them out, by size, on the labelled tables waiting in the hall. 
  • Take what you like - as many items as you want for FREE! 
  • Anything left at the end will go to Bristol Textile Recyclers and raise a bit of money for the school.  

Bring plenty of bags and swap till you drop!


Look out for your next Mailbag on Tuesday.