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Newsletter W/c 28th September 2015

Open Mornings – Woodcote Primary School are holding 2 Open Mornings for the parents of new starters for September 2016. The dates and times are as follows:

Thursday 8th October and Tuesday 10th November from 9.30am. The Headteacher will welcome the parents at 9.30am and then parents will be escorted around the school until 10.30am. There will be a second tour at 11am on each of these mornings until 11.45am. If you know any parents of new school starters please let them know.


Langtree Open Evening – Year 6 parents are invited to this open evening on Tuesday 6thOctober. Please see attached information. There is also information on the two open mornings.


Parent/Teacher interviews – the class lists will be ready on Monday morning, 5th October, for parents to sign up for a meeting with the class teacher. The lists will remain in the Foyer to 2 weeks for parents to make appointments. Please make a note of the appointments you have made.

Please note that Hornbeam (Year 1) will have dates of Tuesday 20th October, 1.30pm-3.30pm to see Mrs Fletcher or Wednesday 21st October 3.30pm- 7pm to see Mrs Hall. The other classes are as follows:


Foundation, Year 5 & Year 6: Wednesday 21st October (3.30-7pm) & Friday 23rd October (1.30-3.30pm).

Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4: Wednesday 21st October (3.30-7pm) & Thursday 22nd October (1.30-3.30pm).


Photographs – Please bring orders to the school office by Monday 5th October, via the post box, in the Tempest sealed envelope with all the details marked on clearly. The orders will be collected on Tuesday 6th October. Any late orders will need to be sent off separately by parents with an additional charge.


Oxford half marathon – T-shirts and event information are now ready to collect from Mrs Bodeker after she finishes teaching for the day in Rowan Class.


Book Fair – from Tuesday 13th October to Monday 20th October, we will be hosting the Scholastics Book Fair in the school hall from 3.15pm-3.45pm. The more books that are sold during this week, the more free books that school will be able to claim via the Scholastics Commission Shop. Scholastics have offered school a very generous commission rate as long as we generate over £400.00 worth of sales. Please help us achieve this target.


Samaritan’s Purse – each year Woodcote Primary School children have helped with the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box appeal. If you would like to donate a shoe box of gifts please see the office for a leaflet. The organisers have asked us to let you know that if you donate online (sending the completed box into school) you can choose to track your parcel to its destination. The leaflets give all the information needed and ask for a payment of £3.00 with each box. The payment covers the cost of transportation, overseas shipping etc. All shoe boxes should be brought to the school office by Monday 2nd November.


Bridge Club – there will be no Bridge Club now until after half term.


Half Term Holiday Camp – the Elms Sports Camp are running a holiday club during the October half term. For more details please see the attached flier or a leaflet in the Foyer.


Starting School – if you have a child born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you need to apply for a primary school place now. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016. Applications can be done online at For help or information please call 01865 815 175 or email

Secondary School – Year 6 parents are reminded to complete their child’s Secondary School applications by 2nd November 2015. Applications should be submitted online at:


Job Vacancy – Aspens Catering at Langtree have a vacancy working in their canteen. 25hrs/week. Please call Amanda Parr for more information – 01491 682 783


FOWPS Newsletter w/e Friday 2nd October

Coffee Shop – Thank you to everyone who supported us last week by helping, baking or buying. We raised a fantastic £216!

Cake Sale – Last week raised £81which will be split equally between foundation and year one so thank you to everyone involved. We are looking for a new cake sale co-ordinator as Hilary has decided to step down due to work commitments. If you are interested in taking on this responsibility once a month, please email fowps (you do not need to be a committee member). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Hilary for instigating the cake sales and running them for many years.


AGM – Will take place on 15th October at 7.30pm in Spruce (Kitchen Chalet). Everyone is welcome and there will be some refreshments provided. A copy of the agenda and last year’s minutes are available in the school office if you would like to look at these beforehand.


Diary Dates – Christmas Market – Friday 27th November. School Disco – Friday 4th December.