Weekly Newsletter 3rd February 2017


  Posted by: Office Team on February 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm


Young Voices Event- Thursday 9th February 2017 for the School Choir (Years 4,5,6)

We are looking forward to our annual Young Voices Event. The choir have been working hard since October 2016. Providing children with the opportunity to perform in some of the world’s greatest arenas alongside incredible artists has a massive impact on the children involved. Furthermore, to achieve this with all their school friends around them for support, helps their self-belief, confidence and ability to communicate as part of a team, which is invaluable. Add to this the numerous health benefits of consistent singing in rehearsals, from breathing regulation to relieving stress and it’s no wonder that Young Voices is over-subscribed year after year. One of the highlights of the whole process is to see the pride that the children have in their own performance, and this is further amplified when their parents are able to share the experience as part of the audience. There is a massive sense of achievement gained from rehearsing over so many months and finally able performing in some of the world’s largest arenas.

 13:30 – Choirs arrive at the arena and the teacher in charge will lead their choir to their seats. Stewards will be available to assist.

14:15 – Rehearsal will start (late choirs will miss warm-ups and any announcements).

17:00 – Rehearsal will end and children can take a 1-hour tea break. NO glass bottles are permitted in the arena. Children must not leave the arena building.

18:00 – Children must be back in their designated seats ready for the audience to arrive. Jumpers to be removed, phones turned off, and white shirts must be on by this time.

19:00 – Concert Begins!

21:15 – Concert ends.

10.00- Children return to school.

Children need to wear a white t-shirt (if a Young Voices one has not been purchased) and school trousers/leggings plus school jumper. Please provide a disposable packed tea.

The next day, the children are permitted to arrive at school late. Please be in school by 12 noon.

Year 4 Music Lessons. The Arts Council have awarded a grant to schools for a ten-week programme, to teach Year 4 brass/woodwind instruments. The children had their first experience this week. I look forward to seeing how they progress.

Girlguiding World Thing Day 22nd February 2017

World Thinking Day falls on 22nd February 2017, it is the most important day in the guiding calendar and is celebrated by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. As this falls in half term pupils can wear their Guiding (Rainbows, Brownies or Guides) uniform to school on Friday 17th February.

Christingle

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Christingle Service. The total raised for the National Children’s Society was £108.75 (including gift aid).

 Active Kids Sainsbury’s Vouchers

We are now collecting the active kids vouchers. If you receive any we would be grateful for them, in school. There is a box in the entrance hall for the vouchers to be placed in. The closing date for the vouchers is 30th June 2017.

NSPCC Event for Parents- Thursday 23rd March, 2pm

To children, online life is real life. There is no real difference between the people they speak to on social media and their friends in school. Families often think they know exactly what their children get up to online, and that they understand all the apps and sites their children use.

I have arranged for the NSPCC to come into school on Thursday 23rd March, at 2pm to talk to parents. To register your place please go to https://lowerpeover.parentseveningsystem.co.uk This is a free event.

Annual Survey

Thank you to everyone who has completed the online survey. The survey results are now on the school website.

Maths Evening Workshop for parents/carers….

This year FLPS have kindly agreed to support the ‘Primary Maths Reasoning Project’ which will directly benefit all children in school.  I have arranged for Toni Reid, maths consultant, to introduce this project to parents and demonstrate strategies used. The event will be in school on Tuesday 14th March (from 6-7.30 pm).  Please log on to https://lowerpeover.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your place. This event will be paid for by the school fund. This workshop is suitable for parents of ALL age groups. Thank you to the parents who have already booked a place.

FLPS NEWS

Ladies Fashion Show: Thursday 23rd March 7:30pm Lower Peover School Hall

Fashion Show tickets are now available from Parent Pay for £5, which includes a complimentary glass of prosecco or soft drink.  This is a great opportunity for a fabulous ladies night out with your friends or family.  There will be spring and summer clothes on show and for sale in a range of styles, sizes and colours and a bar for the evening.

We are looking for volunteers to help Emma Chaplin in organizing this event and also in sourcing raffle prizes. If you can help at all please get in touch with Emma (Emmachaplin9999@gmail.com).

Easter Discos: Monday 27th March KS1 3:15-5pm KS2 5:30-7pm

Spring is coming and it will soon be time for the children to get out their party outfits! Tickets for the Easter Discos are now available on Parent Pay at £5 and include a hotdog, drink and treat*.

KS1 – please bring party wear into school on the day.

If you can volunteer at either disco please contact Debbie Rutter (debbie_parton@btinternet.com).

*Please let a member of the FLPS team know if your child has any food intolerances

Lower Peover School hessian bags are available at £3.50 on Parent Pay. Please collect from the school office once you have paid