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Friday 6th November 2020

Welcome to Term 2! This week's newsletter contains a whole school reading challenge, information about Children in Need and anti-bullying week, and news of your new PTFA committee. But to start with, please watch this video, which is a celebration of our attendance in Term 1.

Attendance Celebration

Whole school reading challenges

We would love you all to get involved with our school reading challenges!  They can be found on the school website (click here to go to the Curriculum page) and we will be setting a challenge each term for you to have a go at.  This term is number 3 - read a book that someone you live with loves. Send a photo in to school showing which book this is and be creative with how you can show us that you have achieved the challenge. It could be a picture, a photograph, some writing, or making a model about the book. Have a go and enjoy reading!

Children in Need - Friday 13th November

This year for Children in Need, we will have a non-uniform day so children can wear something colourful to show their support for this charity.  There are plenty of official merchandise items available at Asda, but children could also choose to wear something home made, something from a previous year's campaign, or simply something bright.  We will be raising money to support Children in Need and are hoping to set up donation payments on School gateway to support with this - more information will follow.

Anti-bullying week 2020

During the week beginning the 16th November we will be taking part in anti-bullying week. Throughout the week children will take part in assemblies and activities exploring what bullying is and what we can do to stop it happening. To launch this, we will be joining with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and having an Odd Socks Day on Monday 16th November.  We are inviting children and staff to come into school wearing the craziest odd socks you can find.  There is no expectation for you to contribute to this but if you would like to make a voluntary contribution to the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we will be having a collection on this day.  

Friends of Victoria Park Primary School

New Committee
Many thanks to everyone who attended our extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday. We’re pleased to announce your new PTFA Committee:

David Fielding

Chair

Maria Fannin
Secretary
Julia Burge
Treasurer

David Fielding is the newly elected Chair, his son is in Mulberry Class (yr 1). Maria Fannin joins us as our new secretary – her daughter is in Magnolia Class (yr 4). Julia Burge will be staying on as treasurer – her eldest has now left the school but her youngest son is in Spruce (yr 4).  The PTFA have got loads of exciting plans – watch this space for more details in the coming weeks – and the new committee are really looking forward to working with the PTFA members to raise money, build community and help enrich our children’s education.
Contact us!
You can contact the PTFA committee by e-mailing victoriapark.ptfa@gmail.com

Support the school when you shop online
We’ve registered Victoria Park Primary School with easyfundraising.org.uk, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to us for FREE every time you use easyfundraising to shop with them. These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long. Download the app for Android or iPhone, or visit

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/victoriaparkprimary/
NEW – you can now support whilst you shop at Amazon too. Simply visit

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1036013-0 to register.

Christmas Cards
Your child has brought home their Christmas Card design this week.  If you would like to place an order, all you need to do is visit the online shop (www.apfsorders.co.uk) and input the unique artwork code found on the label on the reverse of your child’s artwork. [If your child's artwork does not have a label on the back, it may have been sent home separately for you to stick on. If not, please contact the PTFA email address and we can help you! Affix the sticker to the back of the template, place your order and return the template to school.] You will also be asked to input your child’s first name and surname, please note this is for the school’s benefit to help with distribution of orders. Orders must be placed by midnight on Friday 13th November. Any orders placed after this date will be classed as a late order and will be subject to a handling and postage fee. No money will be donated to the PTFA for late orders. If you have any questions about the project, please email the PTFA at victoriapark.ptfa@gmail.com or speak to Art Projects for Schools directly on 0800 027 1939. You MUST hand back your child’s artwork into the PTFA mailbox at the playground EXIT gate on Atlas Rd so that it can be sent for scanning. We must have these back by 4pm on Monday 16th November. Please make sure your child’s name & class are on the back of the design if it isn’t already.

This term's school value is Respect. In our first assembly of the term, the pupils helped Mr Bailey to come up with as many different forms of respect as possible - we discussed respecting school property, the environment, each other, our community, our school work, how to show self-respect, and why we should respect privacy. Can you think of any more important ways you can show respect?

Have a lovely weekend.

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