BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL 22ND DECEMBER 2017
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV22 6LB
PTA Christmas Dear All, Reverse Advent
Fayre Thank you for all the hard work that has gone on this term from you, your children
and the staff here at BJS! Memorable bits for me have been the Yr 4 food festival, the
Thank you to all science evening and also of course the performances by children at St Marks Church in
that supported Bilton. A big thank you to the BJS PTA for their amazing efforts to raise funds for the
the PTA Christmas school throughout the Autumn.
On behalf of Governors and staff, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an equally
Fayre. happy 2018. I love the Spring Term as it’s when we really see progress in childrens'
work in the lead up to Easter. See you all on Monday 8 January 2018!
We made a total
profit of £1,425. Thank you to the vicars
Air Ambulance Rugby in Bloom—
Please can I say a
massive thank Mr Mark Pawsey—
you to Holly DW No Outsiders tour
and Julia F for all
their hard work
in fundraising for
other things they
have raised £80!
Well done girls :-)
See you back Pot Luck Super—Year 4 families
at school on
Lunch Time Top Table Punctuality
SERVICE HOPE Every week Mrs. This has been a very disappointing week as we have recorded 34 late
Sybilla U—3SV Charlie K—5JB Reeves-Brown and marks. This is the highest number of late arrivals since July 2015
Annabelle P—3ED Archie K—3FS her team awards and is completely unacceptable.
Maisie P—3ED Daniel M—3SV children for
PERSEVERANCE Megan W—4DB demonstrating our We understand that there has been cold weather however all the
Louis B—3ED Mia E—3ED Christian values staff and each member of 6AL have managed to arrive on time so we
GENEROSITY NO OUTSIDERS during lunch time,
Shay M –3FS Gene F—5SS the nominated expect the same for everyone else in our school community.
Dominic P—3FS Kai B—5SS children get an Chestnut have received the Time Keeper's Award this week with 10
Joel H—3FS invitation to join
the top table on the late marks, Oak came 2nd with 12 and Sycamore recorded 22.
Friday of that week.
Please support your children to access all of their education by making
sure they are in school on time each day. Thank you.
Supporting Parents & Carers: Learning more Please check to see whether you qualify for FSM, it doesn’t matter
about ADHD what year your child is in, if you think you qualify please apply as it
takes seconds to do!
FREE workshop on Saturday 10th February at Avon Park
School, St Johns Avenue, Rugby, CV22 5HR Claim your free school meals
The day will be delivered by the ADHD Foundation and is Applying for Free School Meals has never been easier.
aimed at developing parents understanding of ADHD and Parents can either call 01926 359189 or visit
their child’s behaviours. Topics covered:
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and receive an
What is ADHD and dispelling myths instant decision regarding eligibility. Any information you
The impact on learning, achievement and behaviour provide will be treated in absolute confidence. If you receive any
Working with school staff and other providers of the following benefits then your child may be eligible for Free
Places are limited so to find out further information or to
book please contact Clare or Rukiya on School Meals:
[email protected] or 015395 66081 Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (but not
Contribution Based Job Seeker’s Allowance).
The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit.
Child Tax Credit where the family’s annual income as assessed by
HMRC is not in excess of £16,190. Please note that families who
are also entitled to Working Tax Credit do not qualify for Free
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (but not
Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance).
*If you qualify we are entitled to an extra £1,300 of pupil premium benefits so
please sign up to help support your child and the school.
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The Reverse Advent Calendar Excellence Awards
A big thank you from the Rugby This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to the following
Foodbank. The chap who came to collect children during Thursday’s assembly:
said it was the most amount of food he had 3SV—Arjun T for fantastic home learning—well done!
collected from any school. :-) We know 3FS—Dominic P for a fantastic attitude to learning—well done!
that it will go to many desperate families 3ED—Emily M for persevering with maths and getting there!
this Christmas. The Foodbank are currently making up special 4AT—Haider K for his consistent effort in all lessons
hampers so the selection boxes, crackers and candy canes came 4DB—Amelie B for always cheerfully trying her best
in handy. Thanks for the other yummy items 4BR—The whole class for a great performance at St.Mark’s
like Christmas puddings and cakes, but most church on Wednesday evening and managing in Mrs.Burton’s
importantly the 'ordinary' items such as tins absence
and cereals that we all take for granted will
make someone's Christmas. Thank you :-)
Warwickshire Local Welfare Christmas School Holiday 5JE—Jake P for making a real effort to improve in his writing
5JB—Oliver G for always working his hardest and with great
We have received information regarding some financial enthusiasm. Thank you and well done
support which is available to some families over the festive period.
5SS—Rosie C for her amazing attitude to learning, school and
The eligibility criteria for this offer is that parents are registered for free for being a pleasure to teach
school meals (not universal FSM) before 15th December 2017.
6AL—To the whole class for an excellent presentation to
If you feel that covering the cost of your children’s food may present an parents—so professional and poignant!
issue over the coming holiday and you are currently registered for FSM
6CC—Hannah D for an excellent performance of her poetry—
then please contact 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182 well done
or [email protected].
Applications will be accepted from Monday 18th December 2017 to 6KC—Myia D for always making a positive effort in any task she
Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive. is given
If you love to sing, come along to the Princethorpe French—5JB Erin C and Grace N for an excellent presentation of
College Year 5 Choral Fun Day! A day of free their memorised French songs
musical activities, singing tuition and team-building skills
ending with a gala performance.
Saturday 27 January 2018
For more information please contact: Helen Morgan on 01926 634262
or email [email protected]
Educaterers School Meals
The price of a school meal for Junior School pupils will be £2.20 per day during the first half of the Spring Term and the cost of
meals is estimated as follows:-
5 day week £11.00
1/2 term payment (30 days) £66.00
(Monday 8 January 2018 – Friday 16 February 2018 incl)
Please ensure that payment for school meals is made on the first day the child requires a meal, as we do not wish to upset children
by repeatedly asking them for payment. The option to pay online using our Agora payment system is the preferred option & is
possible after you have requested details from the office who will give you a registration code which will enable you to make pay-
May we remind parents that 48 hours written notice or, Friday for Monday, is required if children wish to change from school
meals to sandwiches or vice versa. You will be charged for meals booked where no written notice has been given.
FDS Premier Woodlands (Old Post Office)
After school football Monday & Tuesdays will restart w/b Cymbeline Way, 01788 877040
15 January, letters will go out in January.
Your local Premier store is open:
Do we have any builders / plumbers as parents? Mon—Sat
We are looking at getting the boys downstairs toilets Sunday
refurbished (obviously if we can afford it!). If you think you 7am—10pm
could help with providing us with a quote please get in touch Please support your local store, they offer:
with Mrs Strefford by emailing [email protected] or please
call the school. Groceries, fruit & vegetables , dry cleaning, greeting cards,
phone accessories, off licence, calling card (international),
Many Thanks news & magazines and much more!
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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