Newsletter: 14/12/12

Dear Parents/Carers

Staff Changes
It is with much regret that I have to inform you that Claire White (Year 3/4 teacher and leader of PE within the school) will be leaving at Christmas.

Ms White commenced her teaching as a Newly Qualified Teacher over five years ago with us at Bar Hill School.  She was an outstanding teacher from the very start of her teaching career and the children she has taught have always been her first priority.  So many children have benefitted from Ms White’s teaching and she will be greatly missed by us all.

In addition to her outstanding teaching, she has been an exceptional subject leader of Physical Education, in particular, her dedication to the cross country competition, football matches and extra curricular activities.

As headteacher, I cannot thank Ms White enough for her tremendous dedication to giving her children ‘the best’ education possible and on behalf of the children, staff and governors I wish Ms White every happiness in the future.

Bar Hill Footpath and Non-Uniform Day
On the last day of term, Friday, 21st December we will be holding a non-uniform day in support of Footpath (raising money for the parks of Bar Hill).  The children have been designing their own park as part of this term’s Discovery Detective.

It will be 50p if your child wishes to be non-uniform.  Please support this very worthwhile fundraising endeavour to help your children enjoy their leisure time in Bar Hill. For further information, please contact Sharon Harrower on 07967-610-482.

School Trips and Dinner Money
School dinners need to be paid by this Wednesday at the latest. Please bring all money to your child’s class teacher not the office.

No Nuts in Packed Lunches
Just a reminder that we do not allow nuts in the school as some children have nut allergies.  This includes cereal bars which may have nuts in them.

Christmas Fayre and Café – Thursday, 20th Dec from 3.00 to 4.00pm
The Citizenship group would like to invite you their Christmas Fayre & Cafe on the above date.

Father Christmas will be dropping in as he did last year!  To make this a success we would welcome donations of:

  • Cakes (delivered either the 19th or 20th).
  • Unwanted jewellery and handbags.
  • Bottles – alcoholic and non-alcoholic (this includes toiletries, bubble bath, etc).
  • New and unwanted gifts.
  • Toys and raffle prizes.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

PTA Christmas Hamper
These are now on display at the school office.  You can send in any sold tickets until Thursday morning.  The raffle will be drawn by reception children during Thursday lunchtime and winners will be notified Thursday afternoon.

End Of Term Discos
These will be held on the last day of term, Friday, 21st December in the school hall. Tickets are on sale at the office from this Monday – 8.45am to 9.05am and 3.00pm to 3.20pm.

  • Reception/Year 1/2 Disco  –  6.00pm to 7.15pm.
  • Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Disco  –  7.30pm to 9.00pm.

Bottle Top Collection
Over the school holidays please could you collect plastic bottle tops of all sizes and bring them to the school office the first week back.

Finally, on behalf of the staff, governors and PTA I hope you have an enjoyable, peaceful Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2013.

We look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday, 8th January.

Yours sincerely

Lin Whyte
Headteacher