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Goodbye
We are saying goodbye to Mr Scarsbrook today. He has been the caretaker here at Craneswater for over 35 years. I am sure you will join me in wishing him a long and happy retirement.
Building update
We are nearly there! Hopefully all the work will be completed over the half term holiday. We are looking forward to using the two new classrooms, reception area, toilets and the revamped front playground. We should be using the new entrances to the school on St Ronan’s Rd from Tuesday 30th October.
Inset Day
We will be closed for staff training on Monday 29th October 2018.
Internet Safety
A reminder to all parents that on the front page of our website is a link to ‘KidSMART!’ This provides lots of useful information and advice for both pupils and parents.
PTFA
We have a fantastic Parents,Teachers and Friends Association who arrange all sorts of exciting activities for our families and children like discos, bingo nights and fetes. Money raised from these activities goes towards enhancing the school experience for our children such as buying minibuses to support school trips and the trim trail. Please come to the next meeting: 7:30 pm Thursday 1st November at the Northcote Hotel, 35 Francis Avenue. You can offer regular help or be an occasional volunteer but all support is appreciated. We hope to see you there.

Bingo night
Our first PTFA event of the year is our Bingo and Fish n’ Chips night on Friday 9th November. Doors will open at 6.45 for a 7pm start. Details of prices will come out after the half term break so keep the date free!
Dogs
Please may we ask that dogs are not tied up by the school gates in the morning or after school. Although you may love your family pet, we do have some children who are very anxious about walking past unfamiliar dogs and it can cause a hold up as everyone tries to come past. Dogs are not permitted on our school site.
Trim Trail
Children are only allowed on the trim trail under adult supervision and the school will only supervise at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Please remind your children of this and only allow them on the trim trail after school if you are personally supervising. Please vacate the trim trail and field by 3.15pm to allow our various after school clubs to have access. Thank you.

Online Payments
Staff will be receiving training for the online payments system over the half term and we anticipate being live mid November. We will let you know when this has been completed.
Academic year
Dates of the next two academic years are on the website under: Information/School Terms and Times

Please see class assembly dates for the autumn term. You are very welcome to come and share your child’s class assembly. They all take place in the hall and start at 2.30pm promptly. Entrance to the school for these is by the blue doors by the ramp in the main playground. Classes not on the rota for the autumn term will have an assembly in the spring.

Assembly date

02/11/18 3R 30/11/18 3W
09/11/18 6B 07/12/18 6DS
16/11/18 5N 14/12/18 4O
23/11/18 6C 21/12/18 No assembly


DIARY DATES
Friday 19th October 2018 School closes for Autumn half term
Monday 29th October 2018 School closed for staff training – INSET Day
Tuesday 30th October 2018 School opens at 8.40
Tuesday 30th October 2018 9 -10.30 School Nurse drop in clinic
Friday 9th November 06.45 Bingo and Fish n’ chips night
Thursday 15th November 2018 09.15 Year 2 Parents Meeting
Monday 19th – 23rd November 2018 Beaulieu Residential – week 1
Monday 19th November Planetarium trip class 5D
Tuesday 20th November 2018 Day Year 4 Manor Farm
Wednesday 21st November Planetarium trip class 5PW
Thursday 22nd November Planetarium trip class 5N
Friday 23rd November Planetarium trip class 5B
Monday 26th – Friday 30th November 2018 Beaulieu Residential – week 2

Tuesday 27th November 9 -10.30 School Nurse drop in clinic
Tuesday 27th November 2018 Day Year 4 Manor Farm
Monday 10th December 10.30 Woodwind Assembly
Tuesday 11th December 10.30 Brass Assembly
Tuesday 18th December 9 -10.30 School Nurse drop in clinic
Wednesday 19th December 2018 Year 5 Christmas Performance to be confirmed
Thursday 13th December 2018 Christmas Discos
Friday 21st December 2018 School closes for Christmas Holidays
Monday 7th January 2019 08.40 School opens for the start of the Spring Term

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