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The Raglan Schools - Weekly News

15th November 2017

Wednesday 15th November

Year 2 - The Great Fire of London

Year 4 - Communication WOW day

Friday 17th November

Children in Need - see below for dress-down and the Children’s Fairs

Tag Rugby Tournament - 12.00 to 4.00pmm - St Ignatius Rugby Club

School photographs to be in office by 9.00am at the latest

Monday 20th November

Online safety day - letter

Victorian Workshop  - letter

Tuesday 21st November

Nursery Parents Consultations - 4.30 to 6.30pm

Sports Hall Athletics - 4.00 to 6.00pm - ARK John Keats Academy

Thursday 23rd November Nursery Parents Consultations - 4.30 to 6.30pm
Friday 24th November Year 3/4 Disco - 3.20 to 4.45pm

Children in Need - Friday 17th November 2017

We will be having a dress down day and 20p fete on Friday 17th November to raise money for Children in Need. If children come to school in their own clothes they need to bring a donation of £1. We will also be running a 20p fete. This will take place in the hall on Friday afternoon and the children will be able to spend their 20p coins on a variety of different stalls run by each class. Please send your child to school on Friday 17th November with some 20p coins to spend them at the fete.

Online Safety Day

On Monday 20th November we will be having an Online Safety Day. Pupils will have workshops at an age appropriate level regarding staying safe online. The staff are also having training on this day and there is a workshop for parents between 9am-10am or 5pm and 6pm on this day.

I would urge you to attend one of the workshops as it is clear that growing up in a digital age is becoming more and more challenging for young people. Each year we have more and more incidents between pupils that occur online out of school, often mean messages or inappropriate language in a group chat. Whilst it is clear children can use the technology, many do not possess the social and emotional skills to deal with the online world.

The workshop for parents is 60 minutes and will provide the latest information on keeping children safe online. If you would like to attend, please complete this form. Raglan pupils can be dropped off to the Wrap Club for the 5pm-6pm session, free of charge. Please note the workshop is for parents.

Individual School Photos


If you wish to order a school photo please ensure any orders are given to the office by 9.00am on Friday 17th November.  Any orders after this date will have to be sent direct to the photographer.

Pupil information Sheets

We are still waiting for some pupil information sheets to be returned.  If you have mislaid the copy you have been given please request another copy from the office.  Please ensure we have 3 emergency contacts.

Hair Accessories

Just a reminder that hair accessories should be plain blue, navy or black.  Bows and other decorative headwear should not be worn during school hours.  Thank you for your co-operation.

After School clubs

If your child is attending an After School club that you need to pay for, please can you check that you have paid for it.

Curriculum Evening

Despite a couple of attempts at finding a date for our Curriculum Evening we have decided to move it to January in the Spring Term. The evening is a variety of  workshops across a range of areas including Reading, Phonics, written Maths, Computing and Well-Being. Once we have fixed a date and checked we have no other clashes, we will open the bookings.

Dates for your Diary

9th December, 11am - 3pm will be the Christmas Fair

RSA News

Christmas Hampers Non uniform day - 24th November 2017

Pupils can wear non uniform on this day with a donation of a luxury item, e.g chocolates, toiletries, wine etc. The items are then put together in beautiful hampers which are the prizes in the Christmas Raffle.  Join us for some festive cheer after drop off on the morning of 24th November to sort out and create the hampers. Lots of helpers needed.

RSA Disco for Years 3 and 4, Friday, 24th November 2017

From 3:20-4:45pm, all year 3 and 4 pupils are invited to show their moves at the RSA Disco.  Tickets are £3 (payable to the teacher on the day).  Price includes drink and a snack.  More information will follow shortly.  

RSA Tea Towels

Every alternate year, the RSA collate self portraits of all the children and create unique year group tea towels for sale.  These make fantastic Christmas gifts.  Look in your child's book bags for your order form. They will cost £4/each or 3 for £10.

Christmas Fair - 9th December 2017

Lots of new things planned for this year's fair. We'll have Christmas Trees and door wreaths for sale. We'll have a Children Only Room to do some shopping. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help them select and wrap a Christmas gift for parents/carers.  As always we need volunteers to help at the Fair. If you feel you could give an hour on the Saturday please email us at raglanschoolassociation@gmail.com  

Christmas Hamper Raffle Tickets

Look in your child's book bag this week for the Raffle Tickets. Lots of luxurious Christmas Hampers to be won. A prize will be given to the class that sells the most tickets. Please remember to write your child's class information on it so that they are in with a chance to win.

Raglan Music News

After School Music clubs

All music clubs will end Wednesday 6th December. The final music clubs of the term will be keyboards and strings on Wednesday 6th December 3.20-4.20.

Gift of Music Concert

The Junior Choir will be performing in the annual Gift of Music concert for the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, Friday 1st Dec 7pm-9pm at Enfield Baptist Church Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG. You can buy your tickets online at www.nightingalesupport.org.uk go to the events/fundraising page and select the Gift of Music link. You can pay online via PayPal, credit card or debit card. You can also purchase tickets from The Nightingale office – The Lancaster Centre, 53 Lancaster Road, Enfield, EN2 0BU by cheque or cash and over the phone by calling 020 8366 9674.

Junior Choir

To fully prepare for the upcoming Gift of Music and Winter Concerts Junior Choir will finish at 4.45 for the remainder of the term.

Musical Dates for your diary

·    Performance Platform 1                                Monday 27th November 9.15am

·    Gift Of Music Concert                                   Friday 1st December

·    Winter Concert                                             Thursday 7th December 6pm

·    Year 5 Gospel Concert                                  Tues 12th December 2.30

Raglan Sports News

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Boots Exchange

If your child needs a pair of astroturf, moulded or studded boots, they can grab a pair for free in the Yr5/6 playground every Friday afternoon.  Thank you so much to everyone that has donated a pair already.  If you have any boots that no longer fit your children, we would be very grateful for any donations.

Upcoming Sports Events (Selected pupils will receive details)

  • Friday 10th November - Cross Country at Forty Hall

  • Friday 17th November - Tag Rugby

  • Tuesday 21st November - Sports Hall Athletics - ARK John Keats Academy