Newsletter 10: 16th November 2018

Newsletter 10: 16th November 2018
‘The best that I can be’

Remembrance Service
The Remembrance service at St. John’s church last Sunday was a very moving occasion. Our children read beautifully once again and were a real credit to the school and to those who lost their lives in battle.

Children in Need
Thank you for sending your children in their spotty clothes, pyjamas and Pudsey outfits and for your £1 donations. In order to raise even more for Children in need, Mrs Baldwin has cooked lots of Pudsey cookies which will be on sale in the foyer after school. Please come and buy some!

Holiday Dates
I have heard that some parents were not aware that this year, Havering’s holiday dates differ from those in other local boroughs. Please check term dates carefully, especially if you have children who are at school in Essex or Redbridge. The 2019 Easter holidays in Essex and Havering only overlap for 1 week and there is also a difference in the Christmas holidays.

Traffic
At the HABCOS meeting this week, there was an open discussion about traffic in the village. Jenny Gwinn, the Chairperson, has asked that if you have any concerns about poor driving, dangerous parking or any other traffic concerns, please contact the local council. The council are aware of the traffic situation in the village, but we need to keep reminding them until something is done to make the roads safer for our children.

Attendance
Reception and 1 :97.33% ; Class 2 : 98.57% ; Class 3 and 4 :96.55% ; Class 5 and 6 : 96.67%

Work of the Week
Reception/Year 1- Danielle Moran for amazing sounding out and blending when reading
Class 2- Alicia Moran- for her fantastic diary entry and her description of events.
Class 3/4- JJ Jan- for his thoughtful, interesting and mature contributions to RE lessons.
Class 5/6- Elena Marshall- for wonderfully detailed story writing.

Commendations
Reception/Year 1- Leo Louca – for a fantastic effort when reading new words
Arthur Parrish – for showing perseverance in maths
Class 2- for her willingness to help and support her peers.
Class 3/4- Krish Chagger- for demonstrating a mature attitude to learning.
Class 5/6- Tommy Randall- for his compassion and understanding.

Achievements
Congratulations to Poppy Whitcombe for achieving her level 2 ice skating award and to Miller Davis for being awarded student of the month in Shinjuri Marshall Arts- kickboxing.

Pen Licences
Congratulations to Brooke Thorn, Nathan Hughes, Rhys Hayes and Jaeden Aberdeen for earning their pen licences for their consistently neat, joined handwriting.

Well done to you all!

Friends of Dame Tipping.

Friday 23rd November – ‘Kids on the Catwalk’ fashion show – St John’s church hall 6:30PM (Doors open at 6:15). £3 a ticket (children £1.50). Come along and cheer on the children taking part. All clothes modelled by the children will be available to purchase on the night .
If your child would like to participate please return the form sent out asap or speak to Kay.
Children who are taking part will need to be at the church hall from 4:50pm where the staff from Kids on the Catwalk will run a small workshop. There will be a short break for the children, so they may bring a drink and small snack with them.

We are holding our AGM meeting on Thursday 29th November , starting at 7:30PM at the Orange Tree Pub. All parents are welcome to attend.

Thursday 6th December – Beauty and the Beast pantomime – performed to the children in the church hall. All costs of the performance covered by Friends of Dame Tipping.

Friday 7th December, we will be working with the teachers to provide the children with an in school Christmas fair. More details to follow soon.

Reindeer Run 2018
On Friday 23rd November the children will be taking part in a Reindeer Run in aid of King George and Queen’s hospitals charity around the school field. The reindeer run proceeds will support a campaign to provide all children in-patients across the hospitals with a present at Christmas.
Children will come home with a sponsorship form next week. Please ensure all children have their PE kits in school. The children will be making reindeer ears to wear for the run and a very special visitor will be coming into school later in the term to present those children who raised money for the hospitals with a certificate to thank them.

Dates for the Diary
Thursday 22nd November 2018- Prospective Parents Talk and Tour- 9.30am
Friday 23rd November- Reindeer Run in Aid of Queens Hospital
Friday 23rd November- ‘Kids on the Catwalk’ St John’s Church Hall- 6.30pm
Saturday 1st December- LIFE Carol Concert at Frances Bardsley Academy- 7pm
Friday 7th December- Christmas Fair
Wednesday 12th December- Christmas Carol Evening with Dame Tipping Gospel Choir- 6pm
St John’s Church
Thursday 13th December 2018- Reception, 1 and 2 Nativity- 1.30pm
Monday 17th December 2018- Class 5 and 6 Pantomime- 6pm