Brackley Church of England Junior School

Brackley Church of England Junior School
Head Teacher:
Mrs Rosalyne Peet
Manor Road
NN13 6EE
T. 01280 707060
F. 01280 700953
Newsletter 21
27th February 2015
Dear Parents, Carers and Governors,
Today we said goodbye to Mr Drage who has worked with determination and passion for the last 3 years. We wish him all the
very best in his new position. By now, you should have also received a letter confirming that my position has been made
permanent. I am looking forward to working with you all as the school moves to the next stage of the journey. There are
some very exciting opportunities which we are exploring for the future - we will be sharing with you in due course!
As you are aware, this is a very short term – just five weeks and we have already completed one week. In order for us to fit in
all the learning activities planned, I have decided to move the Easter Coffee Morning from Thursday 26th March and change it
to an Easter Fayre on Friday 27th March from 3.00 – 4pm. As part of the preparation, the children’s homework will have an
Easter theme – more details will follow shortly. I very much look forward to meeting lots of you there.
We have
today, to
recently held an Art Competition in order to start producing permanent art work to be displayed around the school,
by the children. We were delighted with the quality and effort of all of the entries. It was a very tough decision
one piece, but I am pleased to announce that Olivia H (5TL) was the overall winner. Invitations have been sent out
children who produced a high quality piece of work, to join our G & T Art Club. Thank you to everyone who entered.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing your children on Monday.
Rosalyne Peet
Attendance Reports – A copy of your child’s Attendance Report for Terms 1, 2 and 3 is being sent home today to keep you
informed of their Attendance Levels.
Attendance/Late Monitoring – We have a legal obligation to inform parents, in line with our school Attendance and
Punctuality Policy, when attendance levels drop below 90%. We understand that there can be legitimate reasons for this
absence, but never the less, we have a duty to inform you of our concerns. We regularly check attendance/lateness and send
out letters accordingly.
100% Attendance – Children with 100% Attendance for Terms 1, 2 and 3 were given 100% Attendance Stickers in
Assembly on Monday.
PATHTIME – All PATHtime is cancelled on Monday 2nd March due to staff training. If you would like to rearrange a time to
pop in and look through your child’s work, please chat to your child’s class teacher.
4KM Class Assembly - All parents and carers are invited to join 4KM for their Class Assembly on Wednesday 4th March from
2.20 – 2.50pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the Community Room after this and we hope you will be able to stay
and help Fairtrade Club raise funds.
Peterborough Cathedral Visit - Mrs Peet, Mrs Eatwell and Father James enjoyed a day out together during half term at
Peterborough Cathedral planning our whole school trip. They were very impressed with the cathedrals education department
and are confident that the children are going to have an amazing visit. If you have not yet returned the paperwork and
payment, please ensure that it is sent to the school office by Monday 2nd March. Thank you.
Homework Club – Please see the enclosed flyer about our new Homework Club which is starting next week. If your child
would like to join, please return the reply slip as soon as possible as places are limited. You will be notified on Tuesday if your
child has a place in the after-school club on Wednesday.
Mothering Sunday- All children and families are invited to attend St Peter’s Church Mothering Sunday Service on Sunday
15th March at 9.30am. The children will be singing, reading and welcoming and they will receive a floral gift to share with
someone who cares for them. Please return the reply slip on the attached letter if your child would like to take part.
PTFA Tidy-Up Saturday –The PTFA have arranged a Tidy-Up Session for Saturday 7th March at 2.00pm. All parents and
carers and their children are invited to come along and help tidy up the school grounds. As well as tidyers, we are also keen to
hear from any gardeners as we have several areas of garden in need of tidying and pruning. If you are able to help during the
afternoon, please just turn up - the more the merrier!
PTFA Carnival Meeting – The first planning meeting for the BJS/WIS Carnival Entry takes place on Monday 23 rd March at
7.30pm at a PTFA member’s house. If you’d like to attend, please email and she will give you
the address!
Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers – It is that time of year again when we collect Sainsbury Active Kids vouchers. There is
a box in reception where you or your child can post the vouchers. This is a very valuable resource for us at BJS, and the
vouchers collected by you will enable us to buy new and exciting resources for use in PE lessons. In the past we have spent
the vouchers on replacement balls, orienteering equipment and much more. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Nourish Easter Menu – Please see the Nourish Special Easter Menu for Thursday 26th March. Please book via Parentpay if
your child would like to have this meal.
World Book Day – As mentioned in last week’s Newsletter, children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite
fictional character on Thursday 5th March. If possible, children should also bring in the book containing their fictional
Travelling Book Fair – Following World Book Day, BJS will be hosting a Book Fair from Thursday 12th March – Wednesday
18th March. It will be open after school each day (3.10 – 3.45pm) and will be run by PTFA members. Parents and children are
invited to purchase new books and their World Book Day voucher.
The Gold Award Winners for this week are:
3MM – Katy K and Charlie J
3TB – Ella J and Jayden H
4KM – Harry B and Eve M
4RJ – Luke A and Jessie A
5TL – Ruby F and Anthony B-S
5HM – Jacob and Josie G
6RJB – Ioan B and Finlay S
6RW – Cameron P and Charlotte D
Next Week
Monday – Final Day for Cathedral Visit Consent/Money to be handed in
NO Pathtime
Tuesday – Lunchtime Homework Club (12.10 – 12.55pm)
Cross Country at Beachborough for selected children
Netball Practice for BJS Teams – 3.15 – 4.15pm
Wednesday – Year 3 Swimming (6)
4KM Class Assembly – 2.20pm – All parents and carers invited
Cluster Schools Netball Festival at MCS
Art Club starts – children invited by invitation only
Homework Club starts - see flyer (3.15 – 4.15pm)
Thursday – World Book Day – see note above and attached flyers
Level 6 Mathematicians go to MCS – 1.30pm
Attendance Report for Terms 1, 2 & 3
Mothering Sunday Letter
Homework Club Flyer
Attendance Letters – For children with Attendance below 90%
Letter from Chair of Governors - Appointment of Headteacher
Beachborough Cross Country Letter – selected children – sent Wednesday
Cluster Schools Netball Letter – selected Year 5/6 children – sent Tuesday
Hot Dog Friday Order Form – sent Monday
Email Attachments
Beachborough Cross Country Letter – sent Wednesday
Letter from Chair of Governors - Appointment of Headteacher