Bolton le Sands School – 22 September 2017

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Harvest Festivals and other Church news …

Church Harvest Festival

Holy Trinity Church’s Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday morning, beginning at 10.30am. This is always a popular service and, as usual, children from school will be taking an active part.

School Harvest Festival

Our school’s harvest festival will also be held in Holy Trinity and ours begins at 9.15am on Mondaynext week. All the classes will take an active part as we celebrate God’s bounty. Parents of our new Reception children have received an invitation to enjoy coffee and croissants in Church before the service and other parents are welcome to join us in Church if you like.

Please remember that we are collecting items for the Morecambe Bay Food Bank as our harvest gifts. Please send your donations into school tomorrow or on Monday next week. Thank you.

Holy Trinity Celebration Day

Next SATURDAY 30 September (not Sunday as stated in last week’s Bulletin), Holy Trinity will be hosting a celebration afternoon as the building works, remodelling and redecoration is completed. All BLS homes should have received an invitation from Church to go along for a celebration, 2.00 – 4.30pm. Children from the school (everyone is welcome) will be singing at 3.00pm.

Phonics Workshop

Many thanks to all those parents of children in our Reception classes who joined us for a Phonics workshop yesterday. ‘Synthetic Phonics’ is one of the key ways to teach early reading and it’s always really helpful when parents have the same information as the teachers.

Thanks to Mrs Squires and the staff members who delivered the session and provided a play facility for the children during the meeting.

Sporting Success!

On Thursday evening Mr Dixon was invited to Morecambe Community High School (MCHS) to join in their sports awards evening.

It was a very pleasant surprise for the school to receive an award – thanks to the record breaking abilities of our girls’ relay team who were the winners at last summer’s athletics championships.

Mr Dixon collected certificates on behalf of our girls and he thanked the staff and students at MCHS for their support this year.

FOBLES’ AGM and 1st meeting of this school year

The Annual General Meeting of the FOBLES (our PTA) was held in the Royal Hotel yesterday evening and parents and carers were there to support the PTA. The attendance at the meeting wasn’t great and we’d encourage more of you to come along next time to support the FOBLES.

Mr Cross, President of the FOBLES, thanked all of the committee members for their fantastic support and hard work and explained that the key fund-raising objective for the forthcoming year was the contribution that school must make to our planned major building project – a new classroom.

Officers were elected and the key people for the forthcoming year are:

  • Russell Rix: Chair
  • Jessica Squires: Vice-Chair
  • Laura Fishes: Treasurer

Class 11 events next week

Cake sale

This year’s first Cake sale will be held in the school hall immediately after school next Friday, 29 September. Many thanks in advance to Class 11 (Miss Rogerson’s class) who will be supplying the cakes and goodies.

Class assembly

Class 11 will be presenting the first class assembly of the year to parents and carers next Friday, beginning at 2.45pm. The hall door will be opened from 2.30pm and the bottom gate will be open. If you have to use a car to come along, please do not park on Bolton Lane (outside the school’s main gate) – gridlock is the usual result. Please park away from school and walk up. Thanks.

School photographer

‘Tiny Pixels’, our school photographers were in school today for family and individual pictures. We had lots of pre-school children and the day stretched out a little longer than usual! In the end, everyone was photographed.

This year, viewing of proofs and ordering pictures will be managed by parents at home online. Instructions have been sent home with your child(ren) – please check your child’s bag for the letter.

Should you struggle with the process, please click here for Tiny Pixels’ contact information.

Upper KS2 visit to Williamson Park

Children form Classes 9, 10 and 11 visited Williamson Park in Lancaster today to enhance their learning in art, PE and geography.

The children enjoyed orienteering, drew and sketched in the outdoors and investigated the ways that man has influenced the environment in that locality. (Williamson Park was formerly a quarry and the children enjoyed seeking clues that evidenced changes in land use over time).

All in all, a really enriching visit and, as usual, the children were a credit to themselves and to their school.

‘Great British Lunch’ – change of date

Please note that the ‘Great British Lunch’ will now be served on Thursday 5 October, not Wednesday 27 September as originally advertised.

‘Boxes of Hope’ appeal

Next Friday morning, Eileen from ‘Boxes of Hope’ will talk to the children in assembly time about how they can become involved in this year’s shoebox appeal. The idea is that children and families will fill a shoebox with modest gifts that will enable a child in a highly disadvantaged part of the world to receive a Christmas present. Look out for a flier in your child’s bag next week.