Another lovely week in school has passed! Earlier this week, all parents / carers should have received an email from Mr Peter King, our Chair of Governors, confirming the successful appointment of Mrs Davison as our new Executive Head Teacher between here and Hornby St Margaret’s. We are sure you will join all the children and staff in congratulating Mrs Davison; we are all very pleased with the appointment and look forward to continuing to work alongside her.
On Thursday, Katy and Harold visited school as part of the Lancashire Life Education programme. The children took part in a variety of PSHE activities – Reception learnt ‘All About Me’, Year 1/2 learnt about ‘My Wonderful Body’, the Year 3/4 session was all about how ‘It’s Great to be Me’ and Year 5/6 focused on ‘Friends’. The children, as always were beautifully behaved and engaged in the sessions and Katy commented on how she was made to feel so welcome by everyone.   

Contact Details – by way of reminder, if at any point parents / carers change their phone number, email address or move house, please make sure the office is made aware of these changes and has the correct contact details. Thank you.  

REMINDER: Outdoor Area – our children and Mrs Mather have been working closely with Alex from Where the Wildings are! to upgrade our outdoor area. We have designed some plans, but now the FUNdraising starts! Parts of the project will be relatively straightforward and will just need (wo)manpower and time and others will cost. A list of some of the jobs that can be started anytime are at the bottom of this newsletter.
Our sponsored walk will take place on Friday 21st June – please can anyone who would be willing to help on the day and walk with us let us know as soon as possible. More information will follow once we have enough volunteers!

Infants Outdoor Education Day – all our infant children (R, Y1 & 2) will be taking part in an outdoor education day at Borwick Hall Education Centre on Monday 13th May – a full information sheet is attached, alongside a medical form and photograph consent form – please fill out and return. If you require printed copies, please let me know.  

End of SATs Treat – the Y6 children have opted to watch a film on Thursday 16th May with the junior class, as a celebration for finishing their SATs – children have chosen The Super Mario Bros movie, which is a PG, please let us know if you would rather your child/ren didn’t watch it.

Summer Weather – as we have seen a little glimpse of summer this week, children are encouraged to bring sun hats / caps and apply suncream when applicable.

Personal Achievements – this week in assembly we were pleased to celebrate:

REMINDER: After School Clubs – payment is available on SchoolMoney for the two after school clubs, please can we encourage parents to make payment this week.

SchoolMoney – month end reminders have been sent out earlier today. Please try to keep accounts to a minimum. If you have any trouble logging in, please let me know.

SEEKING: Welfare Assistant – we are still looking for a welfare assistant, are you or do you know anyone who may be interested?  Please share.
We need someone to help serve meals and supervise the children during their midday break.  The vacancy is term time only covering Monday-Friday from 11.15am – 1.15pm – this includes collection of meals from Melling.  Please contact the office for more details.

PTFA News –
Mufti Day – children are invited to come to school in their own clothes on Friday 24th May, in exchange for a bottle for our bottle tombola.
Ingleborough – Mrs Mather met with the PTFA last week to discuss a sponsored walk up Ingleborough with all our children to raise funds for our outdoor project. More details will follow on this, but please do come and see Mrs Mather if you would like to have a look at the plans.   
Summer Social – we are beginning to organise a summer social for after the Ingleborough sponsored walk. More details to follow.

Outdoor Jobs

Please let us know if you can help with any of these jobs. Thank you in advance.

Coming up this week 

Coming up this half-term