Weekly News

9th May 2018

Thursday 10th May

Year 3/4 Bikeability

No swimming

Nominations close for Parent Governor - 12 noon

Friday 11th May

RSA Coffee Morning - Year 1 singing - 9.00 to 10.00am

Monday 14th May

Year 6 SATs week letter

Tuesday 15th May

Farm visit - R3/R1

Mini Tennis Tournament - Winchmore Hill Tennis Club - 12.30 to 3.30pm

New Nursery Information/Options Evening - 6.00 to 7.00pm

Wednesday 16th May

Lea Valley Gardens - 3TB/3SS

Thursday 17th May

Farm Visit - R2/R4

Friday 18th May

Quiz Night


Summer Term After School Clubs

All After School Clubs will be on ParentPay by the end of this week. We have so many more clubs and therefore so many more children to add to the clubs that it is taking us longer to enter the information.  Thank you for your patience. You should be able to pay by Friday 11th. Please ensure your child is collected from the after school club at the correct time. If you are over 10 minutes late they will be taken to Raglan Wrap Club where you may incur a charge.

For security and safety reasons parents are not allowed to wait on the premises while after school clubs finish. If your child is attending an after school club please collect them at the correct time. This information can be found on the clubs booklet Summer Term.  

Parent Governor Elections

There are two vacancies on the Governing Body, one for a parent in the Infant School and one in the Junior School. The Headteacher has notified parents of the vacancies and the process of electing two new governors will begin. For further details please visit our website. Nominations close on Thursday 10th May at 12 noon. If there is more than one nomination in each school then an election (vote) will be held. Further details will be sent after the closing date.

Reception Area Works

On the week commencing 14th May we will be starting work on the play areas by Reception classes R1 and R3. Infinite Play will be coming in to install new play equipment and resurface the area. This will take around two weeks. This is the same company who did the work on the Nursery area. The walk-way from Amberley Road will be open as normal but there will be fencing up. In the week when the surfacing is being installed, there may be a few restrictions, but we will let you know in advance if there will be any disruption.

Well-being week
Our well-being week is scheduled for 9th to 13th July.  Throughout this week the children will be doing a range of different activities linked to well-being. If you have any skills that you can offer to us during this week, then please contact the office. This could be anything from sewing, cooking, art & design or sports.

Half-Term Camp

This half-term, Leslieess will be running a half-term camp. Bookings for Tuesday to Friday can be made via the website leslieessltd.co.uk or email leslieessilfie@hotmail.co.uk. Activities for the week will be Nerf games, archery, fencing, football and performing arts. We look forward to seeing you there.

Collection Arrangements

If you are going to be late collecting your child at the end of the day please call the office before 3.00pm to allow us to get the message to the teachers. The office should be informed of any regular changes to the end of day collection and any changes to your own contact details and anyone else you have specified as a contact. If you are more than 10 minutes late collecting your child they will be taken to Raglan Wrap where you will incur a charge.

Nursery Fees

Just a reminder that Nursery fees are due for payment by the 18th May. If you are unsure on your outstanding amount please contact the school office.

Wrap Club

Bookings for Summer 2 can now be accepted. If you are booking in advance for the term you will receive a 10% discount. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the wrap email below. Please ensure that weekly bookings are made in a timely manner. Payments should be made on receipt of the booking confirmation letters which have been sent home in the children’s bags. Once the letter has been received please make your payment via ParentPay, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Raglan Wrap via the email address below.

Cancellations are not permitted once a booking has been made as per the terms and conditions of provisions.  If you have any queries please contact wrap@raglanschools.org.  A reminder that children must be collected promptly by 6.00pm. Any late collections have be arranged beforehand and must be no later than 6.15pm. To contact wrap club during wrap hours please call 07841 455439.  

Outstanding Debt

Please check your Parentpay account for outstanding debt. We ask that your school dinner account is always in credit.  

If you have not paid your voluntary contribution for any trips or workshop please do so as soon as possible. The school cannot subsidise payments for trips. If  contributions are not made, future trips may have to be cancelled.


Year 6 SATS week is Monday 14th to Thursday 17th May. Please try and avoid any planned morning medical appointments for these dates.

Can you help?

As part of our Springtime project, we are looking to transform the Junior courtyard into a tranquil, outside garden space for our pupils to enjoy and explore as part of their curriculum.  We have our planters ready .... all we need now are some plants, shrubs and flowers. If you are able to donate any items we would be very grateful. Thank you.


RSA Weekly News

RSA Coffee Morning, 11th May

Come along to the infant refectory straight after morning drop off and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some cake with your friends.  Year 1 will be singing some songs for us. We will also have second hand uniform available to purchase.

Year 1 Disco - 18th May

All year 1 children are invited to a Disco in the Infant Hall on Friday, 18th May till 4:10pm.  It costs £3 and they will get a drink and a snack. They should give their money to the class teacher.  Remember on the day to send in their disco clothes in a named plastic bag.

Quiz Night - Friday 18th May

Tickets are on sale now from the office.  Maximum number of people per table is 8.  Don't worry if you can't fill a table, we can connect you with others.  Tickets are £5/person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Do you enjoy DIY???

If so, we have the perfect challenge for you....  We are looking to make two new games for the summer fair.  One is called Plinko and the other is a wooden box. So if you (or someone you would like to nominate) are handy with a hammer and nail, then please get in touch raglanschoolassociation@gmail.com

Special General Meeting on Wednesday, 23rd May at 8pm

Please come along to a Special General Meeting for the purpose of voting on the adoption of a new constitution.  It will be held at the Living Room, 105 St Mark's Road, Bush Hill Park.  We will then move into a regular meeting to plan for the summer fair.  

SUMMER FAIR, Friday, 29th June from 3pm

Don't forget the summer fair next month.  We have lots of new things planned for this year including a petting zoo and teacup rides!


Raglan Music News

SATs Week/Instrumental and Vocal Lessons

All Instrumental and vocal lessons will be cancelled during the week of the KS2 SATs. Monday 14th May -Thursday 17th May. Lessons will continue as usual on Friday 18th May.

Music Auditions for Concerts

Auditions for solos will take place next week at lunchtime in the Music Room on Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th May.

Year 3 & 4 at 12.20 / Year 5 & 6 at 12.40

Enfield Music Service Piano Competition

Schools are invited to submit entries for this year’s EMS Piano Competition for children Grade 2 and above. Entry forms are available from Mrs Ojokor/Miss Hart and from the School Office.  The final will take place on Wednesday 11th July, 7.30pm at the Dugdale Theatre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS.  The winner will receive a £50 prize and £100 for their school. There will also be a runner up prize for each category. The competition is open to all pupils regardless of whether they learn with an EMS tutor or take private lessons .  Entries must be returned to your school by Monday 21st May at the latest.  Auditions will take place on 15th , 21st and 22nd June.

Dates for the Diary

Wind Academy Early Bird Discount Monday 30th April

Year 5 Keyboard Concerts                    Wednesday 9th May

Year 1 Coffee Morning                            Friday 11th May

Summer Concert                                    Thursday 24th May

Raglan Sports News

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Run to Tokyo

Run to Tokyo continues to be be popular and "runs" on Mondays and Wednesdays for Year 3 and 4 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Year 5 and 6.  We start at 8:30 and finish at 8:40. You can find out who has won each week by following our Twitter page @raglanschools.

Raglan Sports News on Twitter

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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 Yr 5/6 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.