Roll up, roll up for the Firs School Funday! All friends of the school welcome. Each year group designed a poster to advertise the day, the winning entries are below. To see them at higher resolution click here.
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The children have been busy designing self portraits for the new Firs T-Towel. The teachers have also been drawn by their classes and they have selected their best representation to also go on the new T-Towel.
Excellent to keep as a memento to whip out at an 18th birthday party or as a gift for grandparents they are being sold from £5 each with discounts for multiple orders. If you’d like to order a t-towel download the form here and bring it into school.
The park and stride scheme has now been going for nearly a term and many thanks to all of you who park up at St. Columbas. Mrs Denton today gave some of the parents who have been distributing the stickers a small present at our final Junior assembly of 2008! The parents received some fingerless gloves to keep their hands warm whilst giving stickers and a santa mug to have a hot drink!
The children who have completed a pages worth of walking got a Firs fridge magnet and when they complete the 2nd page they will have a pedometer. After that we have some funky park and stride collectables so look out for that in 2009.
Parking considerately of our neighbours is very important. Today in Well Lane a parent parked across the drive of a neighbour who consequently missed an appointment. We have to advise our neighbours to phone the police in these situations. Most parents park considerately and this is appreciated however the minority that don’t do so get a bad name for the rest of us. In 2009 please think of this if you cannot park at St Columbas.
I hope that you will be able to join us for our Christmas Fair. There will be a wide range of stalls including cakes, toys, Christmas gifts, cards and mulled wine! The stalls will be in the hall, library, staff room and bungalow.
School will end at the normal time and children should be collected from their lines as usual (or their classrooms if the weather is wet).
Only children in J4 are allowed to go to the fair with their form teacher during the afternoon.
Kindergarten children will be in J1YH’s classroom and should be collected from there at 3.15 p.m.
Children who go to after school care will be in J1W’s classroom until 5.30 p.m. and should be collected from there. Hockey club will not take place.
As we have had several complaints from our neighbours about people parking discourteously please park at St Columba’s church, our Park and Stride venue, if you are attending the Christmas Fair
We are looking forward to another enjoyable event!
Mrs M Denton
Once again the Christmas fair is upon us and we are asking for your help with the ever popular cake stall. Cakes, pastries, pies, buns, biscuits, mince pies – if you can make them we can sell them!
Contributions may be left in the library from Wednesday 26th November or bought in on the day of the fair.
Thank you in anticipation.
Each year the FSDF organise a Christmas Raffle for the school. We ask all parents to make a small contribution if possible, so that we can produce Christmas Hampers for the raffle prizes.
Next week (in your child’s cloakroom) there will be a list of items that we would like to put into the hampers, if you see an item on the list that you can donate then please put your name down next to that item.
Please bring your raffle donation into the school by the 26th Nov 2008, all donations can be left in the boxes that will be situated in your child’s cloakroom.
Raffle tickets will be on sale prior to the Christmas fair, and the draw is made on the day of the Fair.
Thank you for your support!
Many thanks indeed to all the children for their wonderful response to the Christmas Pudding Label Competition. The high standard and imaginative drawings made the selection of the two winners an extremely difficult task. Well done to everyone who took the time and effort to enter and congratulations to the two winners who will receive a £10 book token. They are Harriet Fisher of J4 and Freya Walsh of MIR. Their winning entries are below.
The delicious and luxurious Christmas Pudding is packed with vine fruits soaked in brandy and sherry, cherries, apricots, stem ginger, walnuts and almonds. This year we also have a sumptuous Chocolate Pudding made from melted Belgian chocolate, dark chocolate chips and fine French cocoa powder enhanced with brandy and crème de cacao. These puddings are used by top chefs and sold as prestigious private labels throughout the country. The puddings are decorated with a beautiful design drawn by pupils of The Firs School, making this a unique and charming gift idea, as well as a delicious festive treat for all of the family and your friends (including vegetarians). Purchasing your Christmas puddings through the school means EVERY child benefits – not just our lucky competition winners – as every penny made on the sale of each pudding goes directly to school funds. So remember, the more you order, the more all the pupils benefit. Make up those Christmas presents lists today and see how many people would love to receive such a delightful treat – and the price has not increased from last year!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR ORDER AND PAYMENT TO YOUR CHILD’S CLASS TEACHER – CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS IS MONDAY 3rd November 2008
CHRISTMAS AND CHOCOLATE PUDDING ORDER FORM
I …………………………………………………………………………….. Tel:…………………………………………..
Would like to order ……………………… Small Christmas Puddings @ £5.50
Would like to order ……………………….Large Christmas Puddings @ £8.50
Would like to order ……………………….Chocolate Pudding @ £5.50
I enclose a cheque for £……………………… made payable to The Firs School Development Fund (or FSDF)
My child ………………………………………………………… is in class ………………………………………………………..
Despite the miserable weather for mid-summers day the Firs Fun Day was a resounding success raising over £2000! The turn-out remained as high as ever, perhaps due to the fact that other events in the area had been cancelled. However the FSDF and the estate staff were made of tougher stuff and events were quickly rescheduled to take place in the classrooms. Special thanks must go to Mrs Ellis and the rest of the FSDF parents who put in a tremendous amount of work to make the day a success as well as Mr Robson, our estate manager, and his team of Chris Cartlidge and Dan Ridgway.
Tuesday 18th March was the day of our Easter Headgear Parade organised by the FSDF with most of the school entering the competition in aid of Sport Relief. The headgear was varied and imaginative. Obviously lots of thought and time had gone into creating these hats. After much deliberation the winners were announced by Mrs Denton.
Kindergarten – Jessica
RB – Lewis
RJ – Nathanael
MIF – Iris
MIW – Luke
TIH – Henry
TIP – Amelia
J1 – Anne
J2 – Phoebe
Joint 2nd prize overall – Charlotte
Joint 2nd Prize overall – Katie
1st Prize – Katia
Congratulations to all who took park and thanks to the FSDF for organising it.
We will be holding an Easter hat / headgear competition on Tuesday 18th March. Hats or headgear should be home made and as egg-citing as possible!
First prize will be an Easter Hamper packed full of goodies, second and third prizes will be Easter Bunnies and there will be one runner up prize for each class group.
A parade of all entrants will take place on the Junior playground at 3.15pm (weather permitting)
To be part of this egg-cellent event children should bring their hats/headgear into school on Tuesday morning together with a donation to Sports Relief (suggested donation is £1.00)