Friday, 5 December 2014

Issue 13 2014-15

Newsletter Issue 13

Friday 5th December 2014

Dear Parent/Carer,
Thanks to all who came along and supported the PTA Christmas Craft Fayre last Saturday. It was lovely to see so many children with their friends and family members enjoying themselves. I would like to thank the PTA on behalf of the school once more, for a fabulous and well organised event. It takes time and commitment to put together all of the PTA events and I am very grateful to those who go out of their way to make these possible.
Rodillian students
This week we have welcomed Shauna, Megan and Thomas, ITT students from Rodillian who have joined us as part of their alternate placement in Primary. They have been supporting and working alongside staff in Reception.
Christmas Choir
A big “Well Done” to all of the children who have sung with the school choir over the past week. The School choir performed an uplifting rendition of Christmas songs both in the hall at the Craft Fayre and at the Robin Hood Resident’s Association Christmas event on Saturday. Additionally, a selection of the choir sang at the Town Hall on Tuesday night as part of the Christmas Concert, showcasing some fantastic songs and being accompanied by a huge and brilliant orchestra. This was a fabulous event, which I was extremely proud to attend and be part of. I would like to make a special mention to Miss McSorley, who gave up her Saturday, Monday and Tuesday nights to accompany the children who were singing and to Mr Knight who came along to support the children on Tuesday night; we are lucky to have such committed and brilliant teachers who are so giving of their time.
Post Box
The Christmas Post Box has been dusted off and installed for another festive season. Please ensure that your children write the full name and class of the children who they would like to send a card to. Thanks.
Moving forward and learning together
Unfortunately, the attendance at our “Moving forward and learning together” meeting on Monday was extremely low. The point for discussion was the school blogs and how to make better use of Twitter. Fortunately, our School Council had lots of great ideas to give on what to include on our website and how to develop the blogs. I am in talks with Miss Darroch and Mrs Moore on how to take on board these views and implement some of their fabulous ideas.
Thanks for your views
Thank you to all parents who have given their views on Parent View. The feedback is overwhelmingly positive and very useful in that there are one or two patterns emerging which we feel we can reflect on and improve. It is not too late to give your views and the more we can get, the more accurate we can consider the feedback. Thank you.
Office hours
The office has now moved to the portacabin outside. Could we please give a polite reminder that all letters and monies should be posted in the silver box outside. All messages for teachers should go in your child’s planner. The office will be open from 8:45a.m. to 9:15a.m. and from 3:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. Outside of these times please call 0113 2823444

PTA news

A huge thank you to everyone who attended last Saturday's Fayre, whether to help or to browse the wonderful stalls.   As you all know the raffle was drawn and a list of winning tickets will be displayed shortly. Now the school has expanded we now have nearly 400 pupils in the school, if only one parent from each pupil was able to give up HALF AN HOUR PER YEAR then that would give the PTA a massive 200 hours per year to organise events, search for donations etc.  If you would like to get involved with the PTA please contact us by email;, Facebook; robinhoodprimarypta or Twitter; @robinhoodpta.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Dale

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