It has been a full and busy week here in school! We came together on Monday to share in our Harvest celebration. Thank you to those of you who sent in some food items from home to support the food bank this year. Please do continue to send in your contributions until the end of next week.
Yesterday was World Mental Health day. As you will hopefully be aware, we take the well being of all our children, including their mental health, very seriously. Our Year 6 children report:
This week in class six we have been thinking about mental health and how to spread the word. We chose our partners and made a presentation. We chose a class to show our presentations to help them understand five of these things: Take Notice, Give, Be Active, connect and keep learning.
Please do ask your children to explain what these factors are. As you will recall from last week’s newsletter, we are beginning a project in school to improve well-being through the Sandwell Charter Mark process. The children have this week completed online self evaluation surveys and next week the School Parliament will meet together to discuss how the school supports their well-being and make some suggestions for improvements. If you would like support this project in school, we are still looking for a couple more parent volunteers to meet with the team on Monday morning at 8:45. Please do just stay after drop off on Monday if you want to join the others taking part.
Please see below messages from Mrs Hard regarding some exciting reading news, the PTA about some easy fundraising opportunities and Bidboro’Out regarding a job opportunity.
I hope to see some of you at the PTA quiz this evening and all of you next week at our Learning Reviews.
Super Readers at Bidborough
Thank you to all the families who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year. Not only was I pleased to tell class 1 that they had completed the most challenges over the summer but I recieved a rather wonderful email from Susan Rogers from the Kent Library Service informing me that our little school had completed the most reading challenges in all of Tunbridge Wells and that we had won a rather lovely trophy. This is quite an achievement for our small school and on Thursday we were pleased to welcome Susan to our Worship and Praise to present the trophy to our head boy and girl.
With Christmas coming our way, what better gift to give than the gift of reading. Your child should have brought home a flyer from Scholastic books this week. Do consider purchasing books from them through the website as this means we will be able to purchase more books for our school library.
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/bidborough to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by November 4th, 2019. This should ensure that all books ordered will be delivered free of charge to school before December. All books will be kept in the office for collection and will not be sent home with pupils.
And finally, I have a couple of parent volunteers to help open the library after school. It would be wonderful if we could open it up every day after school, so if you feel you could offer just 15-20mins at the end of the school day we'd really appreciate it. Do let the office or myself know.
Bidborough PTA: Easyfundraising
Did you know that Easyfundraising.org.uk is a service that offers a percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice, namely Bidborough Church of England Primary School Parent Teacher Association. Check out the below EASY instructions to get yourself set up.
3,700 shops available to donate, for example, Amazon up to 0.5%, John Lewis up to 2.5%, eBay up to 0.5% and M&S up to 3%.... You name it, I have found it on there….
PC/Mac set-up instructions
- Go to this link and bookmark for future use - https://easyfundraising.org.uk
- Create an account
- Link the account to Bidborough Church of England Primary School Parent Teacher Association
Apple iPhone and Google Android set-up instructions
- Visit your App Store on your phone
- Download the Easyfundraising app
- Create and account
- Register for Bidborough Church of England Primary School Parent Teacher Association
- Place the App in your favourite spot (so you naturally find it and use it each time you shop)
- Remove all other shopping Apps (OK, you don’t have to but in reality you only need this one to access most shopping areas online)
- Add shops to your easy to find favourites list, start shopping and make a difference to your child’s future…
At the time of writing this we have 53 supporters.
Let’s see if we can reach 100 supporters in two weeks!
BIDBOR'OUT need your help!
We are looking for a new member of staff
Breakfast club 7.30 - 8.45am Monday - Friday £15 per session
After school club 3.00 - 6.00pm on Thursdays £12 per hour
Plus August holiday pay.
If you are a parent your child/ren stay at the club free of charge.
There are no special requirements, just a desire to work with children.
If you or perhaps someone else you know are interested to work in our club please contact us.
07526297342 Natasha email@example.com