From the Head's Office
The Christmass tree has been delivered, Mrs Snowball is wearing her snowman scarf, Mrs Rawson is getting rather giddy about tinsel and sparkly lights and little George must have mentioned "December tomorrow" more times than anything else yesterday....the countdown to Christmas is here!
December promises to be a busy month with preparations for the nativity in full swing, an an eagerly anticipated pantomime and carol service over the next two weeks. Mrs Pinkney has prepared some key reminders to help keep everyone informed about where to be and when - you'll find these in the centre pages.
We are pleased to report that Mrs Shaw has now completed her course in mindfulness and found it to be revolutionary! We look forward to learning the range of ways in which the techniques may benefit the children in the Pre-Prep over the forthcoming months.
With best wishes,
Susie Drake, Pre-Prep
Assembly theme for the week: Preparation and Being Organised
Last week's certificates for Being Talented were presented to:
- Anna Lines
- William Biker
- Alexander Biker
- Buster Preston
These children's work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:
- Samantha Crompton
- Hector Orde-Powlett
- Archie MacLelland
- Alice Prudhoe
These children joined Mrs Drake for Friday lunch:
- Penny Pybus (Reception)
- Joshua Patterson (Green)
- Alexander Storer (Blue)
- Serena Hudson (Red)
- Nicol White (Yellow)
Message from the Prep School - Monday 7th December
Please note: Prep School boys are returning to school by 8.10am on Monday 7th December (not later in morning as stated in Calendar)
Bedale Hunt meet at Aysgarth - Wednesday 9th December
Please would all parents leave the car park promptly as parking will be limited. Children will watch with teachers as the horses ride off.
Nativity Play - Friday 11th December
Coffee will be served in the Prep School Dining room from 9am. Play in the Reynolds Hall at 9.30am. Everyone welcome!
Nursery children who do not usually attend on Friday are welcome to join in. Please bring your child to Nursery at the usual time in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the play (no charge). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces limited).
Trophies will be presented at the end of the Nativity Play this year.
DVDs are being produced, to order a copy please contact Mrs Pinkney.
'Aladdin' performed by Thirsk Rural Arts Pocket Panto - Tuesday 15th December, 10.30am, Reynolds Hall
A small charge is being made to cover the costs of this activity - if you would like your child to watch please complete the form from Mrs Pinkney.
We need the form to be completed so that we are able to take your child to the performance.
Nursery children who do not usually attend on Tuesday are welcome to join us. Please bring your child to Nursery at 10.15 in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the play at 11.30 (£6.00 per child, £3 for younger siblings). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces are limited).
Younger siblings who have not yet started the Pre-Prep are invited to watch and will need to be accompanied by a parent/grandparent. Other parents are welcome to watch if you wish; please complete the form to let us know you would like to attend.
Carol Service - Wednesday 16th December
Coffee will be served in the Prep School Dining Room from 9am.
Carols in the Chapel from 9.15am. Everyone welcome to join in.
Nursery children who do not usually attend on Wednesday are welcome to come along. Please bring your child to Nursery at the usual time in the morning and collect from Nursery after the end of the service (no charge). If you would like them to stay for the whole morning the usual occasional extra charge will apply (spaces are limited).
End of Term - Wednesday 16th December, 12.30pm
Please note, lunch is not served on the last day of term. Due to a short turn around between the end of Prep School and Pre-Prep School, do not park in the car park until 12.20pm as the Prep School parents will still be collecting boys.
Spring Term Diary Dates
Thursday 14th January: School opens for Spring Term
Tuesday 19th January: PP3 to visit Bowes Museum
Monday 25th January: Spinning demonstration for PP1 and PP2
*Tuesday 26th January: Netball match v Queen Mary's (h)
*Monday 1st February: Parents 'Big Lunch' - all welcome for a school lunch with the children
*Tuesday 2nd February: Football and hockey matches v Richmond House (h)
Thursday 4th February: Reception and PP1 visit to Seven Stories
Tuesday 8th February: PP1 and PP2 to visit Dales Countryside Museum
*Tuesday 9th February: Netball tournament at Queen Mary's
Friday 12th February, 3.30pm: School closes for half term
Monday 22nd February: School re-opens
Thursday 25th February: Concert by Bootham School
*Week beginning 29th February: Reception, PP1, PP2, PP3 childrenn competing in the Wensleydale Tournament - see email sent on 24th November
Monday 29th February: PP1 and PP2 - lambs visiting
Tuesday 1st March: PP1 and PP2 Felting Workshop
Tuesday 8th March: PP1 and PP2 day out with the Sheep Dogs at Hags Ghyll Farm
*Tuesday 8th March: Football and hockey v Terrington (h)
Thursday 17th March: Reception to National Railway Museum
*Thursday 17th March: Football and hockey v Gateways (h)
*Wednesday 23rd March, 11am: Pre-Prep Spring Concert
Wednesday 23rd March, 12pm: Pre-Prep term ends
Wednesday 23rd March, 12pm: Easter Egg Hunt
*Parents are welcome to attend these events