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St Michael in the Hamlet 
November 2014 News 

100 year Anniversary of World War 1
Thank you to all our families who sent in their fabulous models of buildings from around Liverpool. The response and quality of the projects was brilliant! This week, all classes have been involved in making a film to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War 1. The models were also used in the filming, along with some ‘giant’ puppets that the children were involved in making. The film will be shown to the children on Monday morning. We are arranging a separate time for parents and carers to come along and watch the film too! More details to follow.
Nepal – Chhachowk link school
All Parents welcome to attend a presentation in the Junior Hall about our links with Chhachowk School in Nepal on Thursday, 20th November at 2.30 pm. This is an exciting project for us to be involved in. Please do come along to find out more!
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!
PTA Halloween Competition
Thank you to everyone who took part to create a paper plate Halloween mask! There was a brilliant turn out and photographs of the entries can be seen on our website.  Some children opted to write their own Halloween stories and these were spooky indeed! If you want a fright they can be viewed and read on the website, and those entries we were unable to scan are available to be read in our school library. Thank you also for your kind donations of cakes for our ‘Gruesome’ Cake sale.
Total donations collected from both Competitions and the Cake Sale came to £100. Most of this will be given to School Council who had asked the PTA at the last meeting to support them in raising funds for the Walton Centre ‘JimJam' Appeal.

School Council ‘Jim Jam’ Pyjama day
A ‘Huge’ thank you for your donations for ‘Jim Jam’ Pyjama day on Friday, 24th October – we raised £347 for the Walton Centre ‘Jim Jam’ Appeal! 
School Library
Don’t forget our Library is open to families every Monday after school until 3.55 pm. Please meet in the Junior foyer area and you will be directed to the library upstairs. There is a lift if you have a buggy or find the stairs difficult. We will soon be starting a reward scheme to encourage readers and choosing a book from the library will be an additional way to earn ‘credits’.
Macmillan Afternoon tea
Thank you to everyone for your kind donations when you came to our Macmillan afternoon tea on Thursday, 23rd October.  We raised £170. 
Reading Events
Each half term we will be holding different events after school to encourage children to read. Our Book Fair is being held before and after school from the afternoon of Monday 1st December to Friday 5th December. At 3.30pm on Thursday November 27th we are showing Roald Dahl’s ‘Enormous Crocodile’ and Lynley Dodd’s ‘Hairy McLairy’ in the Junior Hall. Entry is by bringing any book as a ticket and everyone can choose a different book to leave with. The event will be finished by 3.55, and all children must be accompanied by a parent.
Lifestyles Passes
Just a reminder to complete and return your Lifestyle Pass application forms to school by Friday 7th November. This will enable your child to continue to use all Lifestyle Swimming Pools FREE of charge.
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!
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 Tuesday 16th December at 10.30 am and 2pm and Wednesday 17th December at 2pm.
KS2 (Y3-Y6) will perform their Christingle service at St Michael’s Church on Friday 12th December at 2pm. All KS2 families welcome.
Christmas Fair
We will be holding our Christmas Fair on Friday, 5th December from 5 pm until 7.00 pm.  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.  We will hold special collection days in school.
Other Important Dates for your Diary
·         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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