BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL 8TH DECEMBER 2017
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV22 6LB
SPECIAL POINTS OF
Christmas Dear All,
St. Mark’s Church Well we are here already...its December and it's Advent. Year 5 had a visit from a member of
Princethorpe staff to give them an 'Advent reflection.' We thought about the preparation time up to
Christmas and the journey that the nativity folk would have been
Tuesday 12th on 2000 years ago. It is really making me want to start getting
December—Oak prepared, cleaning the house and getting ready for Christmas Day.
It doesn't matter how old I get, I still get that Christmas feeling that
Wednesday 13th something good is about to happen. I really look forward to seeing
December— you celebrate with us next week at St Mark's Church. The singing
Sycamore sounds wonderful here, so I can only imagine how great it will
sound in the church!
December— Last Saturday saw the Christmas Fayre here in school, which as ever
was really well attended both by staff and parents. I must say a really
Chestnut big thank you to the PTA for the work that goes into the fayre leading
up to the event, on the day and afterwards. I want to specifically
mention Georgia Chadwick, Pam Bates, Fiona Randall, Karen Farmer
and Annie Smith for without their care and dedication it simply
wouldn't happen. Thank you ladies...sorry for embarrassing you as I
know you do not do it for the mention!
Thanks too for the donations to the Reverse Advent event. So far
6 classes have donated a box each. This will go to a very worthy
cause right here on our doorstep!
Look out for your class turn. I am sending reminder texts each
day to specific classes! The foodbank will be sending a van to
collect the items on 22nd December. THANK YOU!
Don't forget the Bake Sale on Friday after school. It is going to
raise funds for the Air Ambulance :-)
Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Norton
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Lunch Time Top Table Punctuality
WISDOM RESPONSIBILITY Every week Mrs. What an improvement we have seen this week! Led by
Reeves-Brown and year 6 who received the Golden Pocket Watch Award and 3 leaves for
Mia H—6AL Katja S-S—6CC her team awards
Lizzie W—6AL children for perfect time keeping across the year group, we have seen a great
Anna P—4BR FRIENDSHIP demonstrating our improvement in punctuality this week with 11 late arrivals across the
Amelie B—5SS Christian values
Kamilla B—5SS Freddie C-G—3SV during lunch time, school.
Dylan F—3SV the nominated Chestnut House came very close to gold too with 1 late mark from 3
COMPASSION George M—3SV children get an ED which also prevented year 3 from getting gold as a year group.
RESPECT invitation to join Sycamore recorded 4 late arrivals and Oak trailed behind with 4 late
Hanaa Y—4BR the top table on the
Millicent G—6AL Kieran H—6CC Friday of that week. marks which came from 4AT and 5SS.
Please keep up your efforts as we head towards the end of a long but
"I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future"
5 of our amazing learners demonstrated how ambitious they are for
their futures last night when they attended their Children's University
graduation ceremony at Warwick University.
Mrs Norton and Mrs Hodgson watched with great pride as Eliza-
beth, Ellie, Logan, Olivia and Harriet were presented with their
awards which are the result of hours and hours of dedication to
learning outside of schools hours.
We would like to extend our thanks to the families who supported
the children in reaching their goals and getting them to graduation!
The ceremony last night was a brilliant reminder of how amazing our learners are and why our school is so great!
St Andrews Festival of
Our Festival is now OPEN.
Please encourage friends,
family and anyone you think would enjoy
the trees to come and see the display.
The trees are better than ever.
Voting has started for the trees. Entry in
to the Church is free but for a suggested
£1 donation 2 votes can be made - one for
a tree entered by an adult organisation
and one for a tree entered by a children's
The winning trees will be announced at
the Christingle Service at 4pm on Saturday
23rd December 2017.
The Church is open to view the trees as
10am - 2pm Monday to Friday 1st
to 13th December
10am - 4pm Saturdays (10am -
12pm on Saturday 9th)
10am - 4pm 16th - 23rd December
Closed Sundays and Thursday 21st
Santa's Grotto is also open in the Church
on Saturdays 10am - 4pm and Monday
16th to Friday 22nd 10am - 4pm in the
week running up to Christmas.
Dec 10—Christingle Service Excellence Awards
Sunday, 10 December 10:00, Church, Rev’d Tim Cockell This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the following children
during Thursday’s assembly:
Our annual Christingle Service takes place
today. Either bring your own Christingle 3SV—Max N for excellent work in maths
ready-made or make your own as you
arrive. Come along and experience the 3FS—Amy H for consistently putting 100% effort into everything she
magic of all the candles being lit does. Well done!
Dec 11—Bilton Churches Together: Carol Singing 3ED—Sean W for fantastic contributions in topic and science
Monday, 11 December 18:00, meeting on The Green outside 4DB—Adam N for working hard in maths and trying hard with all
the Co-op in Bilton aspects of learning
Dec 13—U55 Group Meeting 4BR—Harry D for working hard in maths
Wednesday, 13 December 19:30, The George Pub, Bilton 4AT—Evie P for consistent effort in all work and challenging herself to
participate fully in all areas
U55 is an informal gathering of mem-
bers of St Mark's Church who are un- French—Anna P (4BR) for always trying her best and being such an
der the age of 55. We meet in the enthusiastic learner of French—Bravo!
George pub in Bilton and have a really
good time. It is a time for us to relax 5JB—Alessia F for always being fully engaged in all aspects of school
and chat with friends and acquaintances. life—thank you and well done!
Dec 16—Messy Church at Bilton Junior School 5JE Umar B for brilliant R.E work, linking Mother Teresa with Jesus
Saturday, 16 December 16:30, Plantagenet Drive, CV22 6LB 5SS—Hattie C for her wonderful poem about ‘Love’
Messy Church is a family friendly time full of fun,food games 6KC—Grace D for a fantastic WWI poem
and crafts. It is suitable for all ages and ends with a time of fun
worship based on the theme of the day. This month there will 6AL—Emily W for always working her best in class
be things themed around Christmas and re-telling of the
Nativity story. 6CC—Evie H for excellent effort with her poetry—well done!
Dec 17—Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday , 17 December, 18:00, Church, Rev’d Tim Cockell, Rev’d
A beautiful service in which we hear again of the story of or
salvation, right from the early days of our disobedience in the
Garden of Eden to our redemption in the coming of Jesus
Christ. Come along and enjoy singing your favourite carols and
listen to the choir sing too. This service is followed by mulled
wine and mince pies. Why not come along with a friend?
BJS are now on Facebook as well as twitter. Please follow the
link to find us and keep up to date with things that are going
on here at Bilton C of E Junior School. Of course we will still
have our bulletin to keep up communications too :-)
Mrs Norton https://www.facebook.com/BiltonCofEJNR/
Thanks to the PTA we now have 5
new chess boards and we have
also had one donated. If there are
any more boards and pieces that
you have had home that you
could donate to school, we would
be really grateful as we are hop-
ing to set up a chess club during
lunchtimes. Thanks Mrs N
Can we please remind you that you should not email teachers directly, all emails must be sent to the [email protected],
emails will then be passed on as appropriate. Thank you
School Information School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am 2017/2018
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late and
Monday 25th December to 5th January 2018—
will be marked as such. Christmas Holiday
School finishes at 3.30p.m Children start back on Monday 8th January 2018
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you Monday 19th February to 23rd February 2018—
can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us Friday 30th March 2018 to 13th April 2018—Easter
on [email protected] Holiday
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office Monday 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank Holi-
[email protected] day
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
please email [email protected] Our teachers are busy with your children in Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
the classrooms all day however they will get back to you as soon as possible. Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher training Day
If you would like to share concerns or contact Mrs Hodgson our Home/School
Support worker, please call the office, pop into school or email her directly
on [email protected]
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