Monday 9th Oct
Individual school photos
Tuesday 10th Oct
Individual school photos
Wednesday 11th Oct
PSA Welcome meeting for new parents 6.30-7.30pm
PSA AGM 7.30-9pm
Friday 13th Oct
PSA Dads breakfast 8-8.45am
Wednesday 18th Oct
Parent consultations - 4-7pm
Thursday 19th Oct
Parents consultations 2.30-6pm (school finishes at 2pm)
Friday 20th October
Half Term Break
Monday 30th October
Tuesday 31st October
Children back to school
Closing date for secondary applications
Year Group Newsletters
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Year 5
- Year 6
Voluntary Contributions Letter from Mrs Scott & The Chair of Governors
TKA job information
Fit for Sport Newsletter
KMS Open Day
Each class has a furry new member. The bears have been named by each class and will be awarded to children who have demonstrated any of our core values during the school day.
We hope you enjoyed your veg!
Thank you to all parents, pupils and staff that supported our garden produce sale this week. You helped raise £57 towards our greenhouse fund!
We have now received sufficient interest regarding representation on Parent Council. Thank you to those who have offered their support on the initiative, we will update you on the progress of the council at the end of the term.
Nursery Applications 2018
If you wish to apply for a nursery place at Fern Hill in September 2018 the application forms are now available from the school office.
Wedding Bells in Bluebell!
During the half term holiday Miss Sustins will be tying the knot! When the children return to school after half term Miss Sustins will be using her new married name Mrs Manzambi. We wish her all the best for her special day.
The Kingston Academy
TKA are holding an open evening for Fern Hill parents on October 4th.
TKA are looking to recruit a lunchtime supervisor - see attached job description for further information.
Jeans for Genes
Thank you to everyone that wore their jeans last Friday and brought £1 in to support the Jeans for Genes charity. We raised a total of £490!
There have been a number of cases of sickness in school this week. Can we please remind you that your child must be kept at home and must not return to school for 24hrs after their last bout of sickness.
If your child is in a Reception-Year 4 class, you will have received a flu immunisation form. Please can these be completed and returned to your class teachers ASAP. Thank you.
Good attendance means that children usually make good, consistent progress in their school work. We rely on our partnership with parents to ensure that this is achieved.
Parents must contact the school if their child is absent by phoning the school office on the first day of absence, and every day thereafter.
A reminder of the school day times:
Nursery am 8.45am - 11.45am Nursery pm 12.25 pm - 3.25pm
Reception 9am - 3.15pm
KS1 8.55am - 3.20pm
KS2 8.50am - 3.25pm
Children Walking to and from School
If your child comes to school or leaves school by themselves, we require written confirmation that you give permission for them to do so. Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or pass a written letter of permission to the school office.
The new lunches information sheet, menu and order forms for the second half of the Autumn term are now available on the website - please email or hand in your completed orders, with payment (KS2), by: Monday 9th October
Our traditional Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday 6th December, when we will be enjoying roast turkey with all the trimmings (quorn roast for the vegetarian option). Please see the menu for more detail.
Class parties will be held on Wednesday 20th December – no hot lunches will be served on that day so please don’t order one.
Any questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
School lunch balance
School lunch balance slips will be sent home in book bags in the next few days. Please don’t forget to adjust your next lunches payment by the amount shown. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Express have launched a low-cost counselling service to parents and carers of children with autism and additional needs. If you are interested in this service, please email email@example.com
Every wanted to chat to an educational psychologist? See the attached flyer from Send Family Voices for more information.
The overall winner this week is School Kingston
Year 2 had a brilliant time on the West Wittering trip on Wednesday. We were very pleased that the weather stayed dry! The children behaved exceptionally all day. We had lots of fun collecting shells and made amazing some sand sculptures on the beach. Thank you to all of the parents that gave up their time to support us and also a special thank you to Mr Pantling for his support too.
France in a Day!
Last week our year 6 classes had an early start for our first ever day trip to France. The children are writing a report on their visit for next weeks newsletter. Watch this space!
Well done to Reception who have achieved the best year group attendance this week.
Congratulations to Poppy class who win the cup this week for 100% attendance!
Last October we established a School Voluntary fund to supplement our financial resources at a time when government funding to schools is declining in real terms. We were very encouraged by the response and by the end of the school year 2016/17 we had raised £18,884.78, which enabled us to begin a programme of replacing the interactive whiteboards that were coming to the end of their useful life. Thank you so much to all the families that contributed last year. If you are willing to consider make a contribution please read the attached letter from Mr Scott and Nigel Vivian our Chair of Governors for further information.
PSA Theatre Trip
Our annual Christmas theatre trip is back! We have 200 tickets for the stage production of Alice in Winterland, showing at the Rose Theatre in Kingston on Friday 5th January 2018 at 6.30 pm, available at a special rate of £10 each. To book, please complete the slip at the bottom of the attached form. The slip and payment (exact money only - cash or cheque made payable to Fern Hill PSA) should be returned to the PSA post box in school reception by Monday 16th October. If you would like to sit with friends, please return your booking forms in the same envelope and we’ll do our best to seat you together. You can read all about the production on the Rose Theatre’s website: www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/alice-in-winterland
Thank you to all new Class Reps!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a Class Rep this year. Some of you have been volunteering year after year and it’s much appreciated! Not only are you a vital connection between class teachers and parents, the messages you communicate and the support you drum up are what make our fund raising events such a success. Last year the PSA raised over £22,500 for school and you made this possible. So, thank you in advance – here’s to another great year!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our fund raising for Macmillan Cancer Support today. The coffee morning was heaving and we had some amazing cakes to auction with plenty left over for an impromptu cake sale at the end of the day! We’ll let you know how much we raised next week.
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Nursery newsletter 29.09.17
Reception newsletter 29.9.17
Year 1 newsletter 29.9.17
Year 2 newsletter 29.09.17
Year 3 newsletter 29.9.17
Year 4 newsletter 29.9.17
Year 5 newsletter 29.09.17
Year 6 newsletter 29.09.17
KMS Open Day Poster
TKA Lunchtime Supervisor Job Pack
Theatre Trip 2017
Voluntary contributions letter to parents 2017-18
Fit for Sport Autumn Term Newsletter