Mailbag 22 November 2019


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We have had four magnificent musical ensemble performances this week! Yrs 5 & 6 showed us what they’ve been working on in their Rock Band Project and Yrs 3 & 4 played the songs they’ve been learning to play on ukulele. Click on the links to watch their performances. This has been a brilliant opportunity for the children. Learning to play a musical instrument is hugely beneficial in all sorts of ways, far beyond the obvious. We are very lucky to have our dedicated music specialist, Sheeylah Price, and Whole Class Ensemble Tuition from Bristol Plays Music.



Thank you for all the £1 donations today for Just One Tree. It’s a great cause. Hillcrest is helping to combat global warming by joining a network of children and teachers across the country, giving back to our planet.... JUST ONE Tree, JUST ONE Pound, JUST ONE School at a time!



Yr 6 Leavers - It seems a long time away but it’s be here before you know it!  Please could any parents who would like to be involved in organising the Leavers’ celebrations let Donna Lyons know?



Yr 4 Camp Meeting for parents, 5.30pm next Wednesday.



Also Yr 4... sorry, head lice, again. You know what to do!



Parents’ Disco next Friday - Tickets will be on sale in the playground from Monday. Friends have 14 volunteer slots to fill. Could you help out for an hour on the door, behind the bar, collecting glasses or clearing up? Here is a link to an online sign-up sheet for volunteers



Anti bullying Week starts next Monday. Miss North will be doing a whole-school assembly Tuesday focusing on bullying. The children are invited to wear odd socks on Friday 29th as a symbol celebrating the fact that there’s something unique about everyone.



Congratulations to Rebecca and Matt Hill (our lovely Futsal coach) and big brothers Xavi and Ruben on the safe arrival of baby Ada!



Disco Date Changes - The Yr 3 & 4 Disco has been moved ‪from Thurs 26th March to Friday 27th March. The Reception, Yr 1 & Yr 2 Disco has been moved ‪from Thurs 7th May to Friday 15th May.



Greek Golden Ticket Challenges - There’s just one week left for the children to wow Miss Wilson with their Greek Challenges. Only one pupil so far has correctly matched all the planets with the Greek gods!




Yr 2 ‘Inside Out’ letter

Friends Meeting minutes


Christmas Fair poster



Community Notices


Family friendly tea-time piano recital from our local world famous pianist THIS SATURDAY!

Allan Schiller is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest pianists. He has regularly worked with all the major UK orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and with a number of distinguished conductors including Sir George Solti and Sir Malcolm Sargent. He has made countless broadcasts for BBC Radio 3... and he lives in Knowle!


Ex-Hillcrest dad, Kevin Lindegaard, is organising a series of short (45 mins) afternoon concerts by Allan at Totterdown Baptist Church. The concerts are perfect for children, families, people learning the piano and anyone who loves hearing live world-class music. This Saturday he will be playing pieces by Mozart. Tickets are only £5 for adults and £2 for children! He is particularly hoping that children will come. Find out more and book on Eventbrite here.



Job Vacancy - The Children’s Workshop is looking to recruit a responsible and committed Playworker on a permanent contract: Monday to Thursday. You’ll need to enjoy having fun, playing with children and getting everyone involved in arts, crafts, sports activities and games. See advert.





Yr 2                 Yr 3

Yr 4                 Yr 5

Yr 6



Look out for your next Mailbag on Tuesday.