The future of the PTA is in your hands…

June 22, 2017

Watch out for a letter which will be sent home in book bags about the future of the PTA.

There are many benefits to being on the PTA committee so sign up now!

  • Get to know the teachers better
  • Greater understanding of how the school runs
  • Get to know the children better
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Choose which events to run
  • Have a say in how the money raised is spent
  • Share and learn new skills
  • Make a positive difference to other people
  • Share knowledge and talents
  • Feel welcomed and valued at school
  • Enrich the school environment
  • … and it looks great on your CV!

School Post Box

June 20, 2017

I am sure you will appreciate that the office is a very busy place during the day, particularly at school drop off and pick up time! If you have any reply slips, payments or letters to bring in, we would very much appreciate you using the post box rather than coming into the school office if at all possible.

If you don’t know where this is, it is situated on the external wall to the right of the main entrance doors. Thank you for your co-operation.

Summer Weather

June 19, 2017

The beautiful summer weather is now well and truly upon us. A reminder please that it is very important that all pupils have sun screen applied before they come into school. There are plenty of lotions available in shops that only require one application to last the whole day.

Please also ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and sun hat. The school cannot keep giving disposable cups to those children who constantly come into school without a bottle. You will appreciate that this is a drain on school funds which would be better allocated elsewhere. We do have water bottles available to purchase for a £1 from the school office.

Fun in the Sun!

June 18, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the summer fair yesterday.  It was a fun afternoon out with a great atmosphere and perfect weather!  We had tombola stalls, a fire engine, yucky dip, bouncy castles, BBQ, cakes, goals, hook-a-fish, face painting, and many more…  DLC also gave us a lovely display of their dancing.

Thanks to all of you who brought in donations, manned stalls and attended the event.  We raised £1950 which will go towards creating a wildlife area by the outdoor classroom.

Extra special thank yous to Paul for manning the BBQ, to Sara for doing the programme, to the Oval families who came to help even though they had their own summer fair to prepare for, to The Lea staff for giving up their afternoon, to Emma for helping rally support, to Joe from Menace Sports for the goalie stall, to Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue for bringing the pump, and to the children who helped pick up litter at the end – in particular Sarah L, Matty M and Adie G!  Much appreciated.

Congratulations to the Lessig family who won first prize in the raffle! All other winners who were not at the fair at the time of the draw have been contacted and their prizes are available to collect from the school office.

On a personal note Anna, Emma L and myself were really touched by the flowers and gifts we were given as thank you for our time on the PTA committee.  It really meant a lot to us.  Thank you.

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Harpenden in Bloom

June 16, 2017

The kitchen garden is coming along well! Thank you to everyone who has donated plants and containers. We could still do with a few more pots or bowls. If you had any old ones lying around, please give them either to Mr Harris or leave them by the mud kitchen in the reception playground at morning drop off. Thank you!

Assessment Week

June 16, 2017

It was a busy week for assessments this week, with Year 1 doing their phonics screening, and Years 3, 4 and 5 also carrying out assessment tests. Well done to all the children for their mature and sensible approach to these tests.

Nursery and Reception Trip to Mead Open Farm

June 15, 2017

Nursery and Reception enjoyed a day at Mead Open Farm today. They had a lovely time, going on a tractor and trailer ride, feeding the goats and sheep (which included giving lambs a bottle of milk,) and petting the rabbits and guinea pigs. Reception children were also able to watch the ‘Lamb National’ race, which was great fun!

Thank you to all our parent helpers, Ms Florulli, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Morosanu, Ms McCallister, Ms Paprotzki and Mr Haywood. Also, thank you to Miss Moore, Miss Brewer’s mother Jackie and Mrs O’Donnell’s daughter, Alicia.