SULIVAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Newsletter 10 Friday 27th November Christmas Fair Wow – what a wonderful event we had on Friday. The hall was packed with families enjoying the festivities! Busy children designing at the art and craft tables, delighted painted faces, happy children winning super prizes and visits to Santa’s grotto all made for a fantastic afternoon. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents from the PTA who planned and organised the event, and to all the staff who helped on the stalls. Also Mr Parent collected the school Christmas tree and it is now up in the foyer. A definite sign that Christmas is on its way at Sulivan! Farewell to Rosie Wait Thank you to all the parents who joined Rosie, our special guest, at the Victorian tea party on Wednesday afternoon. The children provided afternoon tea, and gave guided tours of their Victorian exhibition. They also sang and performed to say thank you to Rosie who has been our Chair of Governors at Sulivan for nine years. After School Clubs A reminder for parents that after school clubs finish on Thursday 3rd December for this term. Parents are invited to attend some informal performances from 4pm in the following clubs: Music Ensemble Tuesday 1st, Ballet club Wednesday 2nd, and Dance club Thursday 3rd. Please come and see what the children have been doing over the last ten weeks! Attendance News The whole school attendance last week was 97% which is above the national average. There will be a lot of children who will be able to attend the 100% attendance disco at the end of term. Fantastic news! 1W 3/4R 5M 98.6% 98.7% 97.3% 1/2G 3/4G 6M 97.8% 99% 89% 2GJ 3/4W 6W 99.3% 98% 94.5% Online Payments for Parents with ParentPay We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and uniform. Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school. Please read the attached letter for further information. December Events It is a very busy time of year and there are lots of things for us all to remember. Please refer to class letters regarding the details for events in December. Some parents have requested multiple numbers of tickets for performances. Due to health and safety reasons we are only able to offer 2 tickets per family for one of the performances. If there are tickets left, we will, of course, make them available on a first come first served basis. WEDNESDAY 2ND Key Stage 1 Christmas Castle Feast Parents Afternoon 2 – 3pm. TUESDAY 8TH Foundation Stage Performance 1 Snowman at Sunset at 9.45am (babies and toddlers may attend this performance) WEDNESDAY 9TH Foundation Stage Performance 2 Snowman at Sunset at 9.45am THURSDAY 10TH Christmas Celebration RE Day Christmas Lunch for the whole school IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILD TO HAVE CHRISTMAS LUNCH (INSTEAD OF PACKED LUNCH) – PLEASE SEND IN £1.80 IN A NAMED ENVELOPE BY FRIDAY 4TH THURSDAY 10th Christingle service at St. Matthew’s church at 6pm. Parents and children all welcome. Our school choir will be performing. FRIDAY 11TH LBHF Christmas Festival Concert at the town hall 2 – 3pm Foundation Stage Christmas party 1 – 3pm TUESDAY 15TH Key Stage 1 and 2 Christmas Concert at 1.45pm (babies and toddlers may attend this performance) WEDNESDAY 16TH Key Stage 1 and 2 Christmas Concert at 9.15am and 6pm.