Friday, 21 December 2012

Newsletter 21.12.12


 High Beeches Primary School Newsletter 21.12.12

What busy week we have had! The children have enjoyed a number of festive treats this week including our trip to the Pantomime and our School Christmas Lunch. KS2 performed beautifully in the Carol Concert last night and thanks to Mrs Hadley for organising this.

 

This week, however, has been tinged with sadness for us all at High Beeches. Today we have bid a fond farewell to Mrs Brannon after nearly 25 years of service to our school. She has always been an integral and highly-valued member of our school team who will be sorely missed. Mrs Brannon has worked with all the Headteachers since the school began and has seen many changes. We know she is planning to visit us regularly and look forward to hearing all about her retirement plans. On behalf of the whole school, Mrs Brannon, we thank you for all your hard work and service to the school and wish you a very Happy Retirement. We will miss you!

 

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 17th December 2012

EYFS      Raphaelle Pesez – imaginative role play ideas 

Yr 1        Ella Condon – having lots of ideas and sharing them

Yr 2        Jack MacDonald – having lots of ideas

Yr 3        Bethan Hancox – Imaginative ideas

Yr 4        Ben Blackburn – having lots of ideas to improve his work in DT

Yr 5        Mariette Hancock – having lots of ideas and using them to help her learn

Yr 6        Abigail Roy – having lots of ideas

 

Children return to school on Tuesday January 8th.

 

I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

 

Paul Driver

Headteacher

Midday Supervisor Vacancy

Would you like to become a member of the High Beeches Staff team? We have a vacancy for a midday supervisor for Five days a week working from 12.00 – 1.15pm. For more information please speak to Mr Driver.

Pupil success

Congratulations to the following pupils:

Georgia Clothier (Y6) was awarded Kaizen Martial Arts High Beeches Student of the Year.
Joseph Clothier (Y6) received a Gold Award in Kumon Maths.
Georgia Clothier (Y6) received a Gold Award in Kumon Maths.

FOHBS News

A quick reminder that if you shop online please use the following link www.buy.at/FOHBS to access most major stores. FOHBS then receives commission for all your purchases,

Key dates for your diary in 2013               

Friday 18th January – Year 4 Cake Sale

Friday 8th February – Infants and Junior School Disco

Friday 15th February – Year 3 Cake Sale

Friday 8th March – Wine Tasting Evening

Monday 25th March – FOHBS Clothing Collection

Saturday May 11th – High Beeches Ball

Severe Weather

In the event of severe weather and the school is closed we will notify BBC Three Counties Radio (103.8fm / 95.5fm or 630mw/1161mw) and Heart Dunstable 97.6fm. The notifications will either be read on air or displayed on the radio station websites. We will also send out a text via our text messaging service. Alternatively the information for all schools will be linked to the home page of www.hertsdirect.org.We will obviously use our best endeavours to ensure that the school remains open.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Newsletter 14.12.12

High Beeches Primary School Newsletter 14.12.12


It was wonderful to see so many attending the FoHBs Xmas Fair last weekend. Thank you to all of the members of FoHBs for their hard work in organising the event and parents and carers for your continued support. Two very special mentions, firstly the Ellis family for donating the takings from their hand made craft stall to the school – over £200. Secondly thank you to the Snowden family for their work with the Grotto once again especially after a night sleeping outside for charity the previous evening.

 

Well done to all the children who performed in the Nativity. We are always overwhelmed by the talented children we have at the school. All of the children performed beautifully. Thank you to Miss Nye and the other staff for ensuring that the Nativity was such a huge success.

 

There are still a high number of children riding scooters or bikes through the car park gates, across the car park and into the bike shed. Please ensure that your child enters the school via the footpath gate. Children must not ride or walk across the car park it is far too dangerous as a number of members of staff are still entering the school at this time.

 

 

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 10th December 2012

EYFS      Georgia White – having lots of ideas for role play          

Yr 1        Tom Cunningham – having lots of ideas in all areas

Yr 2        Kiera Smith – for imaginative role play

Yr 3        Ellie Osborn – for imaginative description in her story

Yr 4        Freddie Stephenson – for having lots of ideas to improve his work in DT

Yr 5        Alice George – using her creative ideas in all areas of the curriculum

Yr 6        Arun Osborn – having lots of ideas in DT and using them creatively

 

I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.

Paul Driver

Headteacher

Midday Supervisor Vacancy

Would you like to become a member of the High Beeches Staff team? We have a vacancy for a midday supervisor for Five days a week working from 12.00 – 1.15pm. For more information please speak to Mr Driver.

Pupil sucess

Congratulations to the following pupils:

 

Dan Mountain (YR 1) – received most improved gymnast award for the Autumn Term

Jessica Marsden (Yr2) – received most improved gymnast award for the Autumn Term

Abbie Thomas (Yr 3) - received most improved gymnast award for the Autumn Term

Lucy Piper (Yr 4) - received most improved gymnast award for the Autumn Term

Abigail Roy (Yr 6) - received most improved gymnast award for the Autumn Term

 

FOHBS News

A huge thank you to everyone who helped out at and supported the Fair on Saturday. Details of the amount raised to follow.

A quick reminder that if you shop on line please use the following link www.buy.at/FOHBS to access most major stores. FOHBS then receives commission for all your purchases,

Key dates for your diary in 2013               

Friday 18th January – Year 4 Cake Sale

Friday 8th February – Infants and Junior School Disco

Friday 15th February – Year 3 Cake Sale

Friday 8th March – Wine Tasting Evening

Monday 25th March – FOHBS Clothing Collection

Saturday May 11th – High Beeches Ball

Key Dates for the week.

As this can be such a hectic time of the year we wanted to remind you of a few of the key school events.

 

 

Tuesday 18th December Pantomime Visit – all children will need a packed lunch

 

Wednesday 19th December School Christmas Lunch

 

Thursday 20th December 7.00pm – Junior Carol Concert, High St Methodist Church


Friday 21st December 2.00pm – Term ends