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Inspiration for Life; Excellence in all we do

5th October 2012

This Week The Reception class had an exciting trip to the Post Office this morning, where they posted a thank you letter to Waterperry Gardens for the apple and pear trees they donated. “The trees are really good and we saw loads of leaves on the way to the Post Office.” Christopher “We were saying thank you for the apple and pear trees- I absolutely love pears!” Finlay Yesterday, KS1 had a visit from the Police in their assembly, and they learned a lot about the job that the Police do. “We learned that the Police wear hard jackets so that they don’t get hurt. The Police in London also have some new hats because the other ones hurt when you run in them. They have big dogs that are trained to smell people and this helps the Police because they can follow the dogs.” Alfie “Some people were allowed to try on the hats. The policewomen who came to see us were really nice and they let us look at their car. The Police are nice because they help other people.” Xola “I don’t think I would want to be a policeman because the lights in the car made me jump!” Alfie Congratulations to everyone who was in the Golden Book this week: Tristan Hughes, Will Holman, Harry Dearn, Ronnie Bruder, Lauren Grenter, Jacob Manders, Tyrese Bennett and Amy Wilks. Next week The next 11+ test will be next Wednesday and we wish our Year 6’s the best of luck. Bikeability continues on Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Please encourage your child to get involved in Wake and Shake in the mornings at 8:50am- parents are always welcome to join in too! Wake and Shake is a great way for children (and adults) to start the daygiving us energy and getting our brains active for the day ahead. Joining in helps us feel part of the school community, prepares us for the rest of the day and makes us smile! Diary Dates October Wed 10th Fri 12th Tues 16th Thurs 18th Fri 19th Wed 24th & Thurs 25th

Lunch Menu Next Week Main Vegetarian option M Meatballs with Veggie meatballs tomato sauce with tomato sauce sibling T Creamy pork Creamy vegetables

11+ Test Individual and photographs 11+ Equating paper Y2 Roald Dahl trip Harvest assembly 2:30pm Parents’ Evenings

W Roast chicken T

Shepherd’s pie


Fish fingers

Roasted vegetable couscous Veggie shepherd’s pie Veggie fingers

Dessert Strawberry mousse Cheesecake Oatie fruity bake Chocolate drop sponge Apple crumble

FroGS News and Notices Last week we had our Macmillan Coffee morning and cake sale, and this raised a fantastic £190.45. You may remember that at the end of last academic year, our Year 1s (now Year 2s) held a fabulous cookie and milkshake sale, and they have decided to add the £70.25 they raised to the Macmillan donation as they think it is a great cause. This means we are donating a total of £260.70- thank you very much to everyone who donated cakes or came along to this event, and of course well done to Year 2 for their fantastic contribution.

Please donate any Nestle Box-Top tokens you may have to school- there is a collection box outside the staffroom and we are very grateful for your help.

5 October 2012

GRENDON FESTIVAL UPDATE – FroGS are absolutely delighted to inform you that we will be receiving a donation of £2,470 from the Grendon Festival organisers for volunteering our services on the weekend of 7/8 September. We therefore send a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered on behalf of the school, your support is much appreciated and we would not have received this donation without your help. Film Night Tonight – Friday 5th October – We are holding our first film night of the academic year tonight. We try to hold a film night once a month and, where possible, on the last Friday of the month. Tonight we will be screening The Muppets (U Certificate). We kindly ask for a donation to FroGS, and FroGS will also be running a Tuck Shop. Parents are able to drop their children off and return to collect them after the film. Doors will be open at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start. Collection will be at 8.15pm. 100 Club 2012/2013 – FroGS would like to thank you for supporting our 2012/2013 100 Club, and we are very excited to inform you that we have just had our September and October draws. The winners are as follows: September October 1st.....Nicki Ball........................................Mike Hedgecox........... 2nd....Leoni Leslie.....................................Virpi Ferreira.............. 3rd....Celia Pearson....................................Lindsay Smith............

Archie Walton in 6M has begun a challenge to swim the channel! He has 12 weeks to swim the 22 miles/ 1419 lengths of the pool. He is doing this to raise money for Aspire, a charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries. You can follow Archie’s progress at I am sure you will join with me in wishing Archie every success with this challenge. The Occupational Therapy Department at Stoke Mandeville is offering an informative talk for parents on Sensory Integration and the ‘Alert’ Principle on Tuesday 9th October from 7 – 9pm If you plan to attend, please contact the OT Department on 01296 566045. Ladies’ Netball is Back! Starting this Friday 14th September at Grendon Underwood School 6pm-7pm £1 a session- pay as you play All abilities welcome. An hour of fun(!) fitness and netball If you want to contact me before Friday call Marion - 01296 733293 or just turn up. For Sale Metal Bunk-bed with drawers plus two mattresses also supplied in good condition. All dismantled, ready for collection. £50 Call 771070 or 07754 452176 after 2pm. Have a great weekend,


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