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9th December 16

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News

Leadership Team of the Year!

AMAZING NEWS!!!! Our Leadership Team...Mr Moss (Deputy Head Teacher), Mrs Sandland (Assistant Head Teacher) and myself all received a wonderful honour! We are ‘The Leadership Team of the Year!’ in the Northwest Educate Awards!!!! The children, teachers, staff, parents, Governors and of course the SLT are all delighted that the hard work over the past six years has been recognised. Many of you who have been part of this journey know first hand the many wonderful changes we have introduced, which has made our school community thrive! We will stop and pause for a while, whilst enjoying this wonderful ‘milestone’ but you probably already know that the momentum at Eldon will continue as we have so much more to accomplish for our community and your AMAZING children. I will pass on your congratulations to ALL the staff and pupils in school and our Governors as it is a HUGE team effort that have enabled us to achieve what we have with this award. Thank you parents for working with us to make Eldon the very special place that it is!

Congratulations Mrs Nuttall!

Many of you have expressed your great satisfaction in having Mrs Nuttall as our new parent Governor. CONGRATULATIONS
MRS NUTTALL!

Indoor Games Event

Well done all the children in Year 5 and 6
who attended the Indoor Games Event
at The Guild Hall on the 24th November!
You were amazingly well behaved and showed off your skills really well!
Well done Gabriel and Sebastian for
some super running in your heats!

WE ARE GOLD!!! AGAIN!

Great news about another award!
We have been externally assessed and our teaching of Science has won a GOLD award!

This is our first academic award!
Well done all the teachers and in particular Mrs Sandland for co-ordinating Science so very well!

Parent and child learning opportunities

This term there are many parent and child learning opportunities being run in school in the form of courses. Early Years parents and Year 1 parents are invited into school on Friday 23rd September for the day. The course is all about phonics and will help you with teaching your child at home and supporting them with their reading. There will be an opportunity to work with your children on this day.

Homework and Reading Clubs

Homework and Reading Clubs are now taking place on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtime. If your child struggles with not completing any homework then we will support them in the lunchtime clubs in school. Please do ask to attend these sessions if you want to learn how to support your child with their homework or learning.

Thank you for money raised

Halloween Disco
A HUGE thank you to all of our parents, children and to our wonderful Social Gatherers for
Supporting us with holding a very successful
Halloween Disco!
We raised:
£310.86!
£50 of this will go towards Children in Need!
The rest will go into the Friends of Eldon pot which pays for many extras within school.

Poppy Money Raised!

We have raised £50 by selling poppies

Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a parent governor vacancy. I have a parent nomination already. Mrs Nuttall has expressed an interest to resume her role now that she is feeling better.
As always, please talk to me about the role of parent Governor if you need to .

Who will be the next voice of Eldon?

Who will be the next…
Voice of Eldon 2016?
Get practicing as details are soon to be released!

Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair was a HUGE hit yesterday! Many thanks for supporting this wonderful event! Children, teachers, parents, Eldon’s Social Gathering and Jennie all did a wonderful job. The talent and creativity that our Enterprise Week show cased all came together. Each class was given £10 to spend for their stall. Pictures have been uploaded on our Twitter feed (eldon_primary), accessible from our website.
Year 6, once again, made the most profit £58.01p! Reception came a close 2nd with a profit of £51.15p and Year 2 did very well with their creative light up Christmas decorations—£48.10p. Every class at least doubled their original £10. Please see below for details of how the rest of the classes have done. Izma and Eva ran their own stall and made £20.54p Year 6 have the pleasure on deciding how to spend this money for us all! Well done everyone!

Kai's Special Donation

This morning we all congratulated Kai Parker for an amazingly generous gesture. After hearing about the plight of the children in our sponsor school, Noor Model School (Pakistan) he went home and got his toys and put them in a sack so we could donate them to the children at Noor Model School! We all feel that Kai has a HUGE HEART of GOLD! Well done Kai, we are all very proud of you! Thank you mum and sister Kacey for supporting him! Please visit our Twitter feed on our website for a picture!

Attendance

Our attendance unfortunately has fallen this week. Thankfully, it has not hugely affected our cumulative percentage since September which is 95.5%. Please can we make a concerted effort for the last 3 remaining weeks. Remember, we will be having a draw for children whose attendance this half term is 100%, at the end of the term. We have lots of end of term/ Christmas events to look forward to!

Events

Coming up in December 2016

December 2016
1st— Enterprise Week and Christmas Fair
8th—Parents Meeting and reports out
13th—7.00p.m. Eldon Choir performing at The Minster Church, Church Street, Preston.
14th—Infant Christmas Production (change of date!) 1.45p.m. and 5.30p.m.
16th—Christmas Jumper Day and Nursery Nativity
19th—Christmas parties
20th— Christmas dinner
22nd—School closes at 2.30p.m.

Parent Courses Coming Up

23rd September:- Fun with Phonics ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents) FULL DAY COURSE.

30th September:- Fun with Maths ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents) FULL DAY COURSE.

7th October:- Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

14th October:- Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

21st October :-Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

11th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

18th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

25th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

2nd December;- Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

9th December:-Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

16th December:-Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

Primary school places for September 2017

All parents with children who need a primary school place for September 2017 need to apply on-line by 15th January. If your child starts High School next year, please apply on line by 31st October 2016. Parents must apply online at: www.lanacshire.gov.uk/schools.

Parents Evening and Parent courses

Our next parents course—Christmas Art is taking place next week on Friday afternoon—please ask for details from your child’s class teacher and Miss Jennie.
Parents evening letters were sent out last week. You should have received your time slips. We look forward to seeing you next week on 8th December at 3.30p.m. onwards.

Clubs

CLUBS!
run by teachers, finish this week!
They resume after the Christmas break!

PAID CLUBS CARRY ON!