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St Michael in the Hamlet 
October 2014 News

We're delighted to report that our pupils had a really successful trip to Ypres!  We would like to thank Ms. Millican and Mr. Backstrom for giving up their time freely to escort the children on this very important visit to commemorate WW1.  This was a great experience for our pupils and we were delighted to have been represented as part of a group of local schools. The behaviour of all pupils was excellent and gained many positive comments from other visitors to Ypres, who commended the pupils on their high standard of behaviour. This included passport control, who commented that they'd 'never seen such well-behaved pupils.'  

Local Library
Please support the ‘Save Sefton Park Library Campaign’; our Library is a vital resource in our community.  Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 7.30pm at The Old Police Station, Lark Lane (SMLLCA).
Also ‘After School Readings’ are held every Thursdays from 3.30ish - 4.30 pm read by Tom Calderbank
Open Evening
Just a reminder that you have an opportunity to meet your child’s Class Teacher during our KS1 & KS2 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday, 15th October and Wednesday, 22nd October.  Please make sure you have returned your slip to the class teacher to arrange an appointment.  Refreshments will be available.  Pancakes, tea and coffee.
Reception Parent Meetings
Letters will be going out shortly to confirm the dates for our Reception families to discuss their child’s learning journey. Deep Sea Divers are invited either on Tuesday 21st October or Monday 3rd November; Jungle Explorers are invited on Thursday 23rd October or Thursday 6th November. Families are asked to indicate a morning or afternoon session, and times will then be confirmed by the class teacher. More information will be sent separately by Reception teachers. 
Pupil Council
We have recently concluded elections for our Pupil Council and look forward to working closely with our newly elected Councillors.   A huge well-done to all pupils who put themselves forward for election! 
Parents & Carers are asked to ring the absence line if their children are going to be absent from school on 0151 727 3215 option 1.  Thank you for your co-operation.
School Photographer
The School Photographer will be in school next on Wednesday, 22nd October for individual and sibling family photographs.
Macmillan Afternoon tea
Macmillan afternoon tea - Junior hall from 2.30 pm on Thursday, 23rd October.  Entrance via school car park in Broadhurst Street.  All Parents/Carers Welcome.  Any donations of cakes would be much appreciated.

PTA news
Our PTA meets alternate Thursdays in the Junior art room. We are a very small group of 10-12 and would love to have more members to help plan some exciting events during the coming months. We are still looking for a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary – no volunteers as yet- so if your help would enable us to have a constitution and then we can apply for charity status which will help in both for fundraising as well as community work. Our first events are:-
Thursday 16th October & Friday 17th October Halloween Theme Competition Packs on sale on Junior Yard after school 3.20-3.40. Friday 24th October Halloween Judging Day – the School Council will act as judges for the different categories- spooky, funny and celebrity.
Friday 24th October Cake Sale after school. Donations of cakes to sell welcomed. All proceeds raised to allow PTA to purchase resources in preparation for the Christmas Fair.
Christmas Fair – We will be holding our Christmas Fair on Friday, 5th December   More information will follow but the usual stalls, café, crafts and ever popular Grotto will feature.  Please start sorting items for the ‘Tombola’ and ‘Toy’ stalls, especially over the half term break We will hold special collection days in school.

Important Dates for your Diary
School Council ‘Jim Jam’ Pyjama day Friday, 24th October – To raise funds for Walton Centre ‘Jim Jam’ Appeal.  More information to follow from School Council.
·         School CLOSES for the half term holiday on Friday, 24th October at the usual time.
·         School RE-OPENS on Monday, 3rd November at the usual time.
·         ‘Book Fair’ Wednesday, 19th November to Tuesday, 25th November
·         Christmas Fair – Friday, 5th December
·         Christmas lunch for pupils Thursday, 11th December
·         Christingle for KS2, children & families – Friday, 12th December 2pm at St Michael's Church
·         Monday 15th December KS1 and Reception ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ Show
·         Infant Christmas Show –Tuesday, 16th December morning (10.15 am) & afternoon (2 pm) and Wednesday, 17th December morning (10.15 am)
·         Party day Wednesday, 17th December, KS2 all day – KS1 in the afternoon
·         Christmas ‘Singsong’ Friday, 19th December in the morning – All Welcome to join us on the Junior Yard.
·         School CLOSES on Friday, 19th December at the earlier time of 1.30 pm.
·         School RE-OPENS on Monday, 5th January at the usual time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Kindest regards,
Ruth Town
Head Teacher

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