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EYFS Garden Party – Saturday 13th May
EYFS Garden Party – Saturday 13th May: 12 – 3pm
It’s always such a fun day with a bouncy castle, hook a duck, teddy hoopla etc. for the children and BBQ, cakes and plenty of Pimms for the grown ups!
Early Years will be raising money to provide additional fun experiences for Reception and nursery children on top of the normal curriculum.
There is always lots to do for free like the obstacle course and a performance by the school band.
Please come along and join the fun whether your child is in EYFS or not and remember to invite friends whose children might come to the school in the future too.
Table Top Sale – Sunday 7th May
Myatt Garden Table Top Sale – Sunday 7th May, 11am – 2pm.
Tables are now on sale at the school office for £10. There is a limited number, so book fast before they go!!
Concerned you might not have enough stuff for a table? Make it a joint effort and pair up with another parent, or two!
Or might the prospect of making some cash motivate your children to have a good clear out? It’s worth a try….
If you can’t take a table, you can still support the event in other ways:
- Come along on the day, have a browse and a cup of tea!
- Volunteer half an hour of your time for set up from 10am, for clean up from 2pm or to man the PTA Café during the sale.
- Donate some biscuits, cakes or savoury snacks for the café – home-made or shop bought. Leave them at the office next week or bring them on the day.
- Promote the event by printing the attached flyer and putting it in your front window or on a lamppost near your house.
- Tell your friends and neighbours it is happening and/or get them to go with you.
The weather forecast is dry and sunny – let’s hope it stays that way! 😎
See you there,
The PTA Team
School Meal Price Increase
We have been informed that the price of a school meal will be increasing from £2.00 to £2.10 per meal from 1st May 2017. This price will have no impact on those children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
At £2.10 Lewisham meals will continue to provide all of the Government nutritional requirements and compares favourably with other local authorities. We believe the increased meal price continues to provide extraordinarily good value for money. Our two course daily menus vary throughout a three weekly cycle and the Authority is constantly striving to improve the quality of the ingredients. Over 80% of the meal offer uses fresh, quality products from sustainable sources.
Please remember that school meals must be paid for in advance. An email will be sent at the start of term with cost information.
Italian Themed Day
Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Thursday 23rd March. Lunch on this day will have an Italian theme.
Children can choose from Spinach & Ricotta lasagne or Meatball Penne Marinara bake. You can find more details of the menu for the day on the attached flyer: Chartwells – Italian Themed Day
If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.00 at the school office. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, there is no charge, they just need to let their teacher know on the day, when the register is taken.
Comic Relief/Red Nose Day 2017
On Friday 24th March we’d like everyone to come to school wearing something red and to donate £1 to raise funds for Red Nose Day.
You could wear red socks, a red nose, a red woolly hat, a red hairband, or red dressing up clothes. It’s up to you!
We look forward to seeing everyone dressed in red!
Open Afternoons at Myatt Garden
Our open afternoons are a really important opportunity for our pupils to share their learning with you. It provides a unique opportunity for the children to discuss their learning and become the experts, teaching you what they know. They consistently tell us that they love sharing their knowledge with grown ups, so please try to come along if you can.
This term the open afternoons will take place on:-
Year 1 30th March 2.30pm Year 4 30th March 2.30pm
Year 2 24th March 2.30pm Year 5 29th March 2.30pm
Year 3 24th March 2.00pm Year 6 22nd March 2.30pm
The Riot Act Theatre Company
We had a fantastic time watching the Riot Act Theatre company perform their hilarious and informative show called ‘How we Roll’. We learned all about sustainable and safe travel.
Congratulations to the winners of our Spring 1/2 term Myatt Competition for winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Sumdog full results can be found here: Sumdog Results Feb 2017
School Disco – Friday 10th March
Get your dancing shoes out!
The school disco is happening on Friday 10th March from 7-9pm.
All children need to be accompanied by an adult and tickets MUST be bought in advance. No tickets will be on sale at the door.
Tickets on sale Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week at drop off and pick up or email email@example.com. See you there!
For more information on Myatt Garden PTA activities and news, have a look at their page here: http://www.myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk/welcome/pta/.
You can also view their latest newsletter here: Myatt Garden PTA Spring Term 2017
Myatt PTA: Book Swap Day – Thursday 2nd March
This is the fourth year we have done this event and the children love it.
Boxes will be placed outside each class this week for you to donate any children’s books you have
finished with and on Book Swap Day, each child will get to choose a book to bring home with them.
We will need parents to sort the books on Wednesday 1st March and to run the swap stalls on the day
so please chat to Isabella Warnke in the playground or let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are able to help.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme 2017
We are once again involved in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme for 2017, collecting vouchers for sports equipment for use within the school and the playground.
Vouchers will be available from Sainsbury’s stores from 25th January 2017 until 30th June 2017, so be sure to remind your friendly cashier for yours and post them in the voucher box in the school office foyer.
World Book Day/Myatt Garden PTA Book Swap
Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day and to mark this event we have some exciting plans to focus on performing and writing poetry throughout the school.
In addition, the PTA want everyone to get involved in a fabulous ‘Book Swap’. We would like everyone to donate 1 or 2 books that are in really good condition so that on the day every child in the school can select a new book to take home and enjoy. Our last book swap was a huge success and such an easy way to get more children reading books!
Please ask your children to select a book(s) that they think other children will enjoy and bring them in from Monday 20th February. There will be boxes outside each classroom to collect books.
Take One Picture Exhibition
We are looking forward to sharing all of our amazing work with you at our annual exhibition at the Arthouse on Lewisham Way. Each class will be going during Thursday 23rd February and Friday 24th February, but it will be open to friends and family on :-
Thursday 23rd at 3.30 – 5.30pm Friday 24th at 3.30 – 5.30pm
Saturday 25th at 10 – 4pm
We are also looking for parent volunteers to curate the exhibition during these opening times and really appreciate this support. Please contact the school office to sign up if you can help.
Nursery News and Survey
This survey is for parents of children born between 1/9/13 and 31/8/14 only. If your child was not born between these dates please do not complete the survey.
As you may be aware the government plans to change the way nursery places are funded from September 2017, this affects children starting nursery the term after their third birthday until they start primary school. Changes mean that all nurseries will be changing the way they offer nursery places.
At Myatt Garden we are already planning for this change and whilst we cannot tailor our offer to meet the individual needs of every family, we do want to make sure our offer meets the needs of the majority of families.
In order to do this it is essential that you complete this survey before 24th February: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V9RZ5HS
Parent Teacher Association – Update
The PTA AGM will be taking place on Wednesday, February 8th, at 7pm. Come and hear what we’re up to, share your ideas about future events and fundraising opportunities, and join the conversation about how we should spend the money we raise.
The meeting will last roughly an hour and there will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet other parents afterwards.
For those that can’t come in the evening, come to our PTA coffee morning in the Blue House on Monday, 20th February, to hear what we’re up to and share your ideas. Come for a cuppa after drop off, catch up with old friends and meet some new ones!
We have again accumulated a large amount of lost property. Please can we remind you to put your child’s name in their clothing so that we can get it returned to them in class.
Take One Picture Week
Every year everyone at Myatt Garden focuses on a painting selected by the National Gallery for a whole week. This year “Take One Picture” week will start on the 23rd January.
Many thanks to everyone who helped make the fair so much fun. So many people got involved in making the fair happen – thank you to everyone who got involved in the preparation, all those that helped on the day, and to all of you that attended and made all the effort worthwhile.
This was the first fair for the new PTA team and they would really appreciate any feedback, in terms of what they did well and what they could try next year. Please share your ideas by talking to a member of the PTA team, writing a short note and dropping it into the office or by emailing them on email@example.com.
Our School Christmas Lunch for the children will be on Wednesday 7th December 2016.
As always we would like as many children as possible to participate in this special time when we all eat together and would like to encourage all the children who normally have a packed lunch to have a Christmas school lunch. The cost of the lunch is £2.00, the same as a normal school dinner.
Please see menu here: Xmas 2016 Lunch Menu.
BBC Children in Need 2016 – The Big Spotacular
On Friday 18th November we’d like everyone to come to school wearing something spotty and to donate £1 to raise funds for Children in Need.
You could wear spotty socks, a spotty woolly hat, a spotty hairband, spotty dressing up clothes or even spotty pyjamas. It’s up to you!
On the day the children will take part in a special ‘circle time’ talking and thinking about helping others – and will have lots of fun too.
We look forward to seeing everyone’s spots!