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St Michael in the Hamlet 
November 2015 News 

On Monday, 19th October we had 2 visitors from Sikles in Nepal; they took part in our Assembly.  The children had made a book ‘E is for England’.  Our Link school in Nepal gave us a book ‘N is for Nepal’.  We displayed our work at LJMU that evening as part of an exhibition about Nepal.
On the 10th November we will be celebrating ‘Dog Tiika Day’.  This special day in Nepal worships dogs for their loyalty and friendship.  Children are being asked to bring in a photo of their dog.  Photos will be sent to Nepal and children will receive a small treat for their dog.
Rights, Respect, Responsibility
We are pleased to announce that St. Michael in the Hamlet Primary has received recognition as a “Rights Respecting School” and all staff and pupils are now working towards achieving Rights Respecting School Level 1 status. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF. Please look out for our parent/carer information leaflet within the next few weeks.
The Children’s University
Please remember to log your hours for any After School clubs your children attended during last half term. Your child has their own log-on details that are the same as before.
Children in Need
Our School Council is organising an ‘Odd Clothes Day’ on Friday, 13th November to fundraise for ‘Children in Need’.  They will also be selling wristbands for £1 from Monday, 9th November 2015.  More details to follow!
School Library
School library is up and running again on Mondays on the KS2 yard under the canopies. All families are welcome to choose a book to take home. Come and see our new library trolley!  If you have any questions about engaging your child in reading please come along and chat to Ms Whaley and Mrs Williams.
Stories and songs around the Campfire
On Wednesday 25th November 3.30-4.45 we invite families to gather around the campfire. Hotdogs and a warm drink will be served and you can join in with stories and songs too. This will be a ticketed event with details sent out nearer the date.
Can you play the guitar?
We are looking for a guitarist to accompany class singing at our campfire events in school time. Traditional songs and folk ones too - we can decide the songs before each session.  Our dates are Wednesday, 11th November at 1-3pm for Year 5 and Year 6, Monday, 16th November at 1-3pm for Year 3 and Year 4 and Tuesday, 17th November at 1-3pm for Year 1 and Year 2 at 1-3pm. If you can help out for one of the sessions please see Mrs Richards (based in the Infants).
Christmas Socks Day!
On Tuesday 1st December children are invited to wear Xmas socks or tights to school for a suggested donation of 50p for school fund. School funds are being targeted towards enhancing the children’s communal areas and School Council members will help to make the choices. Socks or tights can be patterned or in Christmas colours or you could even make your grey school socks more Christmassy with tinsel!
Christmas Events
There are 3 performances of our Christmas Nativity for families of children in Nursery to Y2. Each family may have 2 tickets for just one of the shows and these will be distributed shortly. Numbers are strictly limited for health and safety reasons. Shows will be on Thursday, 10th December morning (10.15 am) & afternoon (2 pm) and Friday, 11th December morning (10.15 am)
KS2 (Y3-Y6) will perform their Christingle service at St Michael’s Church on Friday 11th December at 2pm.
All KS2 families welcome.
Christmas Fair- Friday, 4th December 5pm to 7pm
Please join us for what will be another fantastic event. All the usual stalls, café, face painting, crafts raffle, tombola, toys and plenty of Christmas themed games too. Please look at the PTA posters on the parent noticeboards and on the PTA section of the school website to find out how you can get involved. Don’t forget that Father Christmas will be visiting us on that day. If you haven’t already secured a visit with him please collect a booking slip from either office.
‘Scouse and a Story’ Reading Event
On Tuesday, 15th December we will be inviting families to come along and listen to lots of Christmas stories in the Junior hall. Scouse and juice will also be served. Entry will be by ticket and details will be sent out nearer the date.

Sing-a-long on the Junior yard
Please stay behind once you have dropped off your children on Friday 18th December for mince pies, coffee and a sing-a-long with the children on the Junior Yard. Lots of Christmas favourites to listen to and join in with to get us in the festive spirit!
Bikes/Scooters/No Ball games before school
Please, No Ball Games allowed on any of the playgrounds, including the Nursery/Reception yard before and after school. Also, please make sure you DO NOT RIDE your bikes/scooters on any of our school yards.  It is a health and safety risk to the safety of others.  Also, please remember to supervise your child in the play areas at the start and end of the day. Thank you for your support! 
We have seen a significant reduction in incidents of cars entering Neilson Road at the start and end of the day. This is helping us to keep your children safe. Please do continue to use the car park on St. Michael’s Road! Thank you for your continued support!
Other Important Dates for your Diary
  • Christmas lunch for pupils Thursday, 3rd December
  • Christmas Fair – Friday, 4th December
  • Christingle for KS2, children & families – Friday, 11th December 2pm at St Michael's Church
  • Infant Christmas Show –Thursday, 10th December morning (10.15 am) & afternoon (2 pm) and Friday, 11th December morning (10.15 am)
  • Party day Thursday, 17th December, KS2 all day – KS1 in the afternoon
  • Nursery finishes on Thursday, 17th December
  • Christmas ‘Singsong’ Friday, 18th December in the morning – All Welcome to join us on the Junior Yard
  • School CLOSES on Friday, 18th December at the earlier time of 1.30 pm
  • School RE-OPENS on Monday, 4th January at the usual time
Thank you for your continued support.
Kindest regards,
Ruth Town
Head Teacher

Mrs. Ruth Town
Head Teacher 

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