This week’s top news & reminders
Tomorrow – FOSM Easter Egg Hunt! 2-3pm
- Don’t forget your tickets, you need these at the entrance! Sorry there are no tickets available on the day.
- KS1 gate entrance only
- The gate will open at 1.50pm and Mr Applegate will start the hunt at 2pm
- If you are lucky enough to find a golden egg then just one per child please!
- Don’t forget some cash for the other fun Easter activities on the playground!
- Refreshments are also cash only and will be in the Church
- The school play equipment is out of bounds please
- Once again a huge thank you to the hard-working FOSM team and to the volunteers allowing this activity to go ahead
In other news…
- Thursday is our non-uniform day- wear red, white and/or blue to celebrate the national colours of France. We ask for a donation of 50p to cover the costs of a French breakfast. Any additional donations are gratefully received and will go to our FOSM projects. Thank you.
- Don’t forget we finish on Thursday for Easter break, and return on Monday 17th April.
- Sports Day is on Friday 26th May. For those new to our Sports Day, KS2 takes place in the morning and YearR/KS1 in that afternoon. We have a picnic lunch in between. You are invited to join us for as much or as little of the day!
- Thank you for your donations on Red Nose Day – you raised an incredible £594.74!
French Culture Day is coming!
On Thursday 30th March, we are having a “French Culture Day”. We’ll be having a ‘Big French Breakfast’ to start the day. Thank you to Andros UK and Bonne Maman for your support of our Grand Petit Dejeuner. Bread, jam, cheese and hot chocolate will be served (allergies taken into account, too). Non-uniform Red/White/Blue, and 50p donation much appreciated!
Well done Marcus!
… as he won the Basingstoke BMAF award for best Folk player!
Staffing changes over Easter
We’re say goodbye to:
- Mrs Goodyear, who has worked at St Mark’s for over 13 years as an LSA. We are grateful for all that she has given and all the children she has impacted through her care and attention.
- Mrs Brinton and Miss Dalton, who again have showed much care towards the children they have worked with.
- Miss Crow, teacher of 3C, will move on to work for a charity for children with mental health challenges. We wish her all the best! Miss Goddard and Mrs Silvester will return from maternity and job share in 3C.
- Mrs Edmonds, our school business manager, will be finishing in April. We wish her every success as she goes on to work with Academy schools. I’m pleased to announce that Mrs Villeneuve has successfully been appointed to the role.
In our school of almost 120 staff members, I continue to be grateful for the care and dedication shown by all. They work tirelessly to help every child develop, and I know you join me in thanking them.
School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs
Thanks for wearing Odd Socks this week!
For celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day
⭐ Star Learners ⭐
Star Learner Awards:
Puffins – Jack, Parrots – Ava, Penguins – Lillian
1P – Alfie, 1M – Maddison, 1CL – Lily
2B – Sophie, 2G – Harry, 2BB – Zachary
3C – Layla, 3T – Harry, 3SB – Ben
4W – Amneet, 4S – Theo, 4PR – Hannah
5SP – Monica, 5DS – Elizabeth & Taya, 5F – Alfie
6P – Edward, 6B – Harry, 6C – Eva & Eunice
Star Reader Awards:
Puffins – Austin, Parrots – Gracie, Penguins – Tanisha
1P – Jack, 1M – Lily-Rose, 1CL – Kabir
2B – Lewis, 2G – Joshua, 2BB – Abbie
3C – Isabella, 3T – George, 3SB – Karthik
4W – Summer, 4S – Nicholas, 4PR – Nathan
5SP – Kody, 5DS – Manuel, 5F – Callum
6P – AJ, 6B – Lewis, 6C – Colin
3C – Jackson, 3T – Benjamin, 3SB – Ava
4W – Angelina, 4S – Ivy-Rose, 4PR – Lucas
5SP – Florence, 5DS – Jeffrey, 5F – Elouise
6P – Oliver, 6B – Riker, 6C – Charlie
Bridge – Cameron, Oliver & Jack
Most active class in each year group:
Year 3: 3C
Year 4: 4W
Year 5: 5DS
Year 6: 6B
NumBots best effort:
Year 1: Isaac (1M), Maddie (1M), Esme (1CL)
Year 2: Evan (2BB), Harper (2BB) Reeva (2G)
Music of the Week!
Vivaldi was an Italian baroque composer. The Four Seasons Suite is one of his most recognisable pieces of work that give character to the 4 seasons of the year.
Photo by Denisse Leon on Unsplash