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Newsletter 15.11.13

Christmas Market – As you will have seen from the FOWPS information, we are holding a Christmas Market on Friday 29th November 6.15 – 8.15pm this year instead of the usual Christmas Fayre.  The choir will be singing and we would like the children in the choir to dress in school uniform (or at least a school sweatshirt).  KS1 children will sing at 6.20pm and KS2 children will sing at 7.15pm.   Please could the children in the choir go to Beech class 5 minutes before their choir sings.


Christmas Cards – The children have created their own Christmas card designs which have now been sent to the printers.  You will be able to view the samples/proofs at the Christmas Market and will be able to order packs of 12 at a cost of £5.00 per pack.


Scholastic Book Club – A reminder that if you wish to order from the Scholastic leaflet, that orders need to be brought in to the school office on next Monday 18th November.  The school will receive 20p towards free books for every £1 spent on books.


Reach4Health – The school health nursing teams are now providing a free healthy lifestyle and weight management service for 4 to 16 year olds.  Children and families are welcome to refer themselves directly by calling 07824 498744 or by email:


Cross Country Event – The next primary school cross country events will take place at Chiltern Edge School this Saturday 16th November and Saturday 7th December starting from 10am (depending on year group)  Further details from Kevin Nutt on 01189 721500 or email


Weeding and Wading at Woodcote Primary – Volunteers needed!!

We have now secured funding from FOWPS to go ahead with clearing and re-building of the Wildlife area and we are still looking for volunteers to help.


Two dates have been secured and these are the 7th and 14th December with a further date to be booked in January.  If you are able to come along and help, with wheel barrow, tools, maybe rubber gloves and wellies or waders if you have them that would be great – we will be working from 10 am through till 4 pm so do come along for as long as you can or even an hour or so would be great.  Why not send your husband with the children and you can do some Christmas shopping while they’re out?

Please do mail me at to let me know if you can come (we’ll try and sort out refreshments), on which date and how long you think you’ll be able to commit to.


Also, do you know of any builders who are looking to dispose of any spoil?  This is the mud, clay, chalk and stones that are dug out when building, say, an extension or landscaping.   We will need approximately 12-15 cubic meters of spoil (un-dug volume) to build up the banks.  Definitely not ‘top-soil’ as this will contain too many fertilisers and chemicals which will destroy a lot of the wildlife and plants in our new pond.  We would need to have this delivered to the school by 7th December.  Or maybe you know if anyone has any slabs or other materials for paths or viewing / dipping areas? 
Can you help?