Weekly News - 18th April 2018

Thursday 19th April

Year 4  - Swimming

Reception Hearing Tests

Netball Tournament - Broomfield Park - 1.00 to 4.00pm

Friday 20th April

Run to Tokyo - 8.30am

Gift of Music - 5.30 to 9.00pm

Monday 23rd April

Reception Hearing Tests

Parent Safeguarding Training - 3.30 to 4.00pm

Wednesday 25th April

Basketball Tournament - Bishop Stopford School - 1.30 to 3.30pm

Thursday 26th April

Reception Hearing Tests

Friday 27th April

Year 3/4 Cross Country - 1.00 to 3.00pm

Run to Tokyo

Run To Tokyo is continuing again this week.  We look forward to seeing KS2 by the field at 8.30am.  Years 3/4 on Mondays and Wednesdays and Years 5/6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Key Stage 1 pupils have an opportunity at playtimes.

Mrs Socratous

We will be saying farewell to Mrs Socratous at the end of the month, she is leaving Raglan to spend more time with family and also to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. Anthea has spent her teaching career at Raglan and rose to the position of Assistant Headteacher following the federation. I'd like to thank Anthea for all her hard work and commitment to Raglan, she will be missed as a valuable member of the Leadership Team. If you would like to contribute to the leaving gift for Mrs Socratous, please leave any donation at the office.

Summer Term Clubs

Information about our After School Clubs for this term will be sent out shortly.  Please ensure that your child wants to attend a particular club and that they are able to attend on the day the club is running as we waste a lot of time cancelling and re-offering places afterwards.

Happy Chicks

Next week we will be having eggs from the Happy Chick Company coming into school. There will be opportunities for all the children in Year 1, Year 2, Reception and Nursery to come and look at the eggs, watch them hatch and see how the chicks change as they grow. Year 1 in particular will be doing work linked to the life cycle of the chicks. You will also be able to follow their progress on the school website as we will be posting pictures of them. It will be a great opportunity for you to talk with your children about the changes they notice and to see how quickly the changes happen!

School Lunch Menu

The School Lunch Menu changed this week.  To view the new menu click here

Wrap Club

Bookings for Summer 1 should have now been made and this is no longer an option although weekly bookings are still available. Payments should be made on receipt of the booking confirmation letter which has been sent home in the children’s bags. 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.  

Parent Safeguarding Training

If you think you may be supporting a class on an educational visit at any time, but especially this half term you will need to have done our parent safeguarding training. We will be running training on Monday 23rd April at 3.30pm. You will need to let the office know if you are attending the training. The training will be valid for three years, so if you think your last training was some time ago you may want to attend this training session to make sure you are up to date.

School Uniform

Please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct uniform.  All children should be wearing black shoes, trainers should only be worn at play/lunchtime or during PE sessions. Colourful hair accessories i.e bows/headbands are not part of the school uniform and therefore should not be worn. A waterproof coat must be in school at all times as children may be outside when it is raining.  

Summer Sun

Thankfully we have some sunshine at last!  Children should be sent to school wearing sun cream and a sun hat.  Children should also have a bottle of water in school at all times.

Nursery Fees

Thank you all of those who have signed up for the extended nursery provision. We have now issued the invoices for parents. Could you please advise the office on dates on which payments will be made. If you would like to pay via childcare vouchers or tax free childcare please email details of your provider to office@raglanschools.org - this will be forwarded to the School Business Manager who will be able to deal with this.

KS2 SATS Week

Year 6 SATS week is Monday 14th to Thursday 17th May.  Please ensure any medical appointments etc, are not booked during these dates.

RSA Weekly News

Easter Egg Trail

Thank you to everyone who braved the horrendous rain and took part in the Easter Egg Trail.  We will let you know how much was raised once we tally it all up. We hope you had a good break.

RSA Quiz Night - Friday, 18th May

Save the Date!  An event for Parents only.  Come along and join in the fun at the Annual Quiz Night.  Tickets will go on sale soon - watch this space.

Raglan Music News

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir after school club will resume this Thursday 19th April 3.20-4.45pm. Please return your Palmers Green Concert reply slip by this date.

Gift of Music Concert

The Junior Choir will be performing in the Gift of Music Concert on Friday 20th April. Please take your child to Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, EN2 6TG by 5.45pm. Tickets are still available to purchase.

Instrumental and Vocal Lessons

All instrumental/vocal lessons will resume from Monday 23rd April, with the exception of Brass which will resume this Friday 20th April.

Music Clubs

All after school music clubs will commence the week beginning 30th April. All students are automatically re-registered to continue music clubs next term to prepare for the Summer Concert.

SATS week Monday May 14th - Thursday 17th

There will be no instrumental lessons during SATS week Monday May 14th - Thursday 17th.  Strings, Woodwind and Brass lessons will continue as usual on Friday May 18th.

Dates for the Diary

Gift of Music Concert            Friday 20th April 7pm-9pm

Palmer Green concert          Sunday 29th April 5 -7.30pm

Year 5 Keyboard Concerts    Wednesday 9th May

Summer Concert                    Thursday 24th May

Raglan Sports News

Keep up to date with everything PE and Sport by visiting the sport page of the Raglan website

Run to Tokyo

Following a successful start to our "Run To Tokyo" initiative this week we have decided to continue next week and after Easter.  The days will change slightly with Year 3/4 now running on Monday and Wednesday and Y5/6 running on Tuesday and Thursday.

Raglan Sports News on Twitter

Be the first to find out all the latest sports results by following our Twitter page! @RaglanSchools

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.