We have had a relatively quiet week in school.  On Monday we welcomed a small group of pre-school children to our Toddler Stay & Play session. The children enjoyed various crafts, as well as a Diddi Dance session. We plan for these mornings to be held once a term, so please keep a look out for the next one!
On Tuesday, our Walk 2 School children enjoyed toast, soreen & croissants, kindly provided by Cowan Bridge Village Stores after a cold walk up to school. Our next walk will be on Tuesday 21st November.
This week, Mrs Moorby, our lovely lunchtime assistant has handed in her notice and she is moving away from the area, we will be sorry to see her go, but wish her all the best for the future. Mrs Moorby will be with us until the end of November, and an advert has been distributed – please see below.

Maths – a letter from Mrs Browne is attached to the email for all parents regarding maths, and our focus on times tables as part of the Maths school improvement plan.

Vacancies – an advert has gone out for 2 part-time midday supervisor positions – please share with anyone you think may be interested.
We are ideally looking for 2 members of staff, every weekday to cover lunchtime (one includes collection and transportation of meals from Melling).

Kendal Mountain Festival – next Friday, Mr Stafford-Roberts and Mrs Ratcliffe will be taking the Y5 & 6’s to Kendal Mountain Festival. An information sheet is attached.

Christmas Activity Day – 29th November 2023 – please could children start to collect cardboard tubes eg kitchen roll tubes and 500ml plastic bottles for our activity day. We would also be interested in any surplus to requirements purple / white / silver Christmas tree decorations. Thank you.

Fish – our four fish friends are looking for a loving home over the Christmas holidays. Please contact Mrs Jones if you would be able to take care of them over the holidays – ideally being collected on Friday 15th December. Thank you.

Reception School Pictures – the First Day will appear in the Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor from 16th November 2023. Any children who ordered pictures will have come home with them this week.

National Anti-Bullying Week – 13th – 18th November is anti-bullying week. The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’. To kick start the week, on Monday we will be wearing odd socks to show our individuality! and we will be doing some work on this in school.  Some useful information for parents about what is classed as bullying & how to help your child if they are being bullied or are bullying others is available online; https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents

Eco-School News – this year, we would like to encourage all children NOT to send each and every child in the class / school (in some cases) a Christmas card. Whilst we celebrate the act of giving, we would like to actively encourage all children to just send one card, or draw a festive picture, which we can display in school over the festive period.

PTFA News –
Meeting – the PTFA will be meeting in school on Monday 20th November at 2pm to discuss plans for this half term, including Christmas events. Please do come along if you’re able to offer any help / support. All money raised by the PTFA benefits all children in school.
Pottery Evening – Thursday 23rd November @ 6.30pm – with Rachel in the Dales Pottery. £25.00 per person – includes refreshments. Please see all details on the poster attached and let Mrs Knapp know if you would like to book.

Coming up this week

Coming up this half term