BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL 29TH MARCH 2018
BILTON C F E Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB
POINTS OF Dear All,
It has been a great term here at BJS. Thank you for all that you do for the
NSPCC school to support your children and us as a community.
Uniform Attending Parents Evenings, helping children with homework and supporting
Day Friday events the school provides are all great and show your commitment to
18th May making this school the best it can be.
Have a wonderful Easter and please enjoy the gallery of some of the great
entries of the PTA Easter Egg competition. Congratulations to the winners
but also to everyone who took part. Thank you Annie Smith for organising
prizes, Georgia Chadwick for sorting the entries on the day and Pam Bates
for all the publicity.
We look forward to another full and exciting term ahead.
Many Blessings over the Easter time. May the sun shine through the rain
Rugby in Bloom A Lovely Surprise
We would really Last week year 3 wrote letters to their
appreciate favourite authors. Sophie (in 3ED) was
lucky enough to get a reply from her
donations of old author, Russell Punter, who not only
wellington boots wrote back really quickly, but also sent
her some of his books. Sophie has very
to grow the kindly donated two of the books Russell
poppies in as well sent to the school library.
as pallets to Meanwhile, the rest of Year 3 wait for
create their replies!
used in the
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Thank you to all the fabulous entries, winners were
announced in Tuesday’s assembly:
Year 3—Orlaith O’N—3FS & Harrison B—3SV
Year 4—Elizabeth B—4BR & Haider K 4AT
Year 5—Owen S—5JE & Eve McE 5SS
Year 6—Joe M –6CC & Lily N 6CC
Parent Category—Millicent G Parent
Sibling Category - Millicent G Sibling
Teacher Category—Madame Jago
Excellence Awards STRANGER AWARENESS
This week’s Excellence Awards were On the back of a few emails sent to local secondary schools, we have spoken with children
presented to the following children about being vigilant at the beginning and end of days when arriving/leaving school. We
reiterated to them about coming back up to school if no one has come to collect them. We
during Thursday’s assembly: have told them that should a stranger approach them that they are to make a loud noise
and come back to school. Should someone approach them and ask tell them that a parent
3SV—Ollie W for hard work in all that he has asked them to be picked up by the person, they are to walk away and come back to
does—well done school. Please reiterate these important messages to your children.
3FS—Archie K for being a cheerful, mature
and hard-working member of 3FS
3ED—Mirtill T & Logan D for excellent work
in den building
4DB—Laura O for a beautiful spring poem Social Media
4BR—Olivia C for consistently neat, joined
writing and well presented work
4AT—Austin T for his focus and effort in We understand that many of our pupils have access to social media and are using this
lessons to communicate with each other outside of school.
5JE—Zack H for great engagement in all Can we please ask families to regularly monitor this usage as we have been made
activities during Invaders week aware that some pupils are using inappropriate language when communicating with
each other, whilst others are sending friends requests to people they do not
5SS—Alfie M for his resilient and positive personally know.
attitude to his learning
Very disturbingly we have also been made aware that some children are sharing other
5JB— Maks P—for making a ‘dramatic’ people's mobile numbers. This is completely unacceptable. Sharing anyone's data
improvement to his performance in his without their knowledge or consent is illegal.
dramatization of a Viking poem
Please speak with your children about on line safety and ensure you are accessing
6AL—Mia H for her continued positive ap- their devices regularly so you feel confident and comfortable about who they are
proach to her learning communicating with.
6CC—Oliver S for a positive attitude to Thank you for your support in this matter.
6KC—Robyn M for an improvement in her
academic studies across the board
Well done to Oak House this week who won the Time Keeper's Award with 7 late marks.
We have seen an increase in late arrivals again this week with year 6 recording more
than any other year group.
We hope you all have a great rest over Easter and feel ready to come back to school ON
TIME next term!
We value the time we are able to spend with our families working together to achieve
the very best for the children in our school. Staff will always do their utmost to make
time to meet with parents to discuss concerns. Unfortunately, recently a large number of
families have not attended meetings that have been booked for them, nor have they
made contact to advise us that they are unable to attend. This can mean that an
opportunity to meet with someone else who needs our time has been missed.
If you are notified that a meeting has been booked for you and you need to reschedule,
please contact school and let us know.
FDS are running an Easter holiday course
here at BJS, please email them direct for
After school sessions start the first week
back Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 April,
forms have gone up to class, spares
available from reception.
Warwickshire Local Welfare Easter
School Holiday Support Scheme
We have received information today
regarding some financial support
which is available to families over the
The eligibility criteria for this offer is
that parents are registered for and
entitled to Free School Meals (not
If you feel that covering the cost of
your children’s food over the Easter
break may present an issue and you
are currently registered for
FSM, please contact 0800 408 1448
or 01926 359182. When calling,
please make reference to the
eligibility for free school meals.
Applications for support will be taken
from Wednesday 28th March to
Friday 13th April.
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 Friday 30th March 2018 to 13th April 2018—Easter
will be marked as such. Monday 7th May 2018—School Closed Bank
School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 25th May 2018—Teacher Training Day
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave Monday 28th May to 1st June 2018—Half Term
Friday 20th July 2018—Teacher training Day
a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us on [email protected]
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please email the school office
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them please email
[email protected] Our teachers are busy with your children in the classrooms all day
however they will get back to you as soon as possible.
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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