Choir Club

There will be no Choir Club after school next Tuesday (17th December). We will resume in the New Year.

Many thanks for your support this term and I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Mrs K Beeby

Flu Vaccine

This is a reminder that the Flu Immunisation will take place on Friday 13th December. If you haven’t already done so, please return the consent forms to the school office.

Parent helpers: Red Class

If there are any parents or grandparents who would like to accompany Red Class to watch this year’s Panto, please contact the school. Red class require two extra adults to support. It will be a lovely occasion.

In addition to this, Red class are performing at Parklands Care home on Monday 16th December at 11am. If there are any willing parents, carers or grandparents that would like to attend as support, please let Mr Ankin know.

 Thank you. 

Lower School Concert

Apologies for any confusion, but we have now been able to confirm that the children who play a musical instrument will be performing in both the lower school and upper school concerts next week. There is no need to attend the upper school concert in order to see your child perform their instrument.

Friends of Bedwas Junior School

Please find information below on PTA Christmas events:

Date Event Clothing Cost
05.12.2019 Christmas Slumber Party

We will be watching “Small Foot”.

Please note that this film is rated PG.

Children are welcome to bring their PJs and blankets to school. £3 for a hotdog, sweets and a drink whilst watching the movie.
06.12.2019 Christmas Hamper Casual Day Own Clothes Pupils are welcome to donate the following:

Red Class: Mexican Food

Blue Class: Chinese Food

Purple Class: Italian Food

Orange Class: Indian Food

Green Class: Festive Food

Yellow Class: Chocolate Treats

18.12.2019 Children’s Christmas Quiz 3:30pm – 5pm NA £3 to enter. Children will get a hotdog, sweets and a drink. There will also be prizes for the winners!
20.12.2019 Christmas Jumper Day Children are welcome to wear their festive jumpers. No Cost. We are also expecting a special visitor…if he isn’t too busy!

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

 Kind regards,

PTA Committee

 

Christmas Hats

We kindly ask that members of year 5 and 6 bring in Christmas hats or deely boppers to wear for their performances next week. If possible, we would like them in school by Friday 6th December. If you are unable to provide one, please could you inform your child’s class teacher by Friday, so we can make alternative arrangements. If you can provide more than one, we would be very grateful.

Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome

We are very pleased to welcome to Miss Elena Lewis who has joined us at Bedwas Junior School in the role of  School Clerk. Everyone in the school would like to thank Mrs Enright who provided excellent cover in the interim.

Christmas Concert

If you do not require one (or both) of your concert tickets could you please return them to the school office as soon as possible so that they can be reallocated to people requesting extra tickets? Thank you.

Panto

Permission slips for this trip need to be returned if you haven’t already done so. Children will require a packed lunch on that day; these can be ordered from the school canteen.

Diary Dates

9th December Lower School Christmas Concert – 9am

Upper School Christmas Concert – 1.45pm

11th December Upper School Christmas Concert – 9am

Lower School Christmas Concert – 1.45pm

12th December Whole school trip – Pantomime
18th December Christmas Dinner Day
20th December Last day of term
6th January School term starts
14th February INSET DAY 4
3rd April INSET DAY 5
17th July Last day of term for children
20th July INSET DAY 6

Microsoft Office – Free!

We are extremely lucky that every student in Wales is entitled to download a copy of Microsoft Office for PC or Mac totally FREE ! This is due to the agreement Welsh Government have signed with Microsoft.

If you’re considering purchasing a laptop of Macbook for Christmas, read this first. You will not need to purchase the Microsoft office package additionally. Follow the instructions below to find out more:

https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft

https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft#promotional-materials

To access all the features of Hwb and allow your child to download the free copies of Microsoft Office at home, you will need to have given consent.

The link below provides information on guidance and consent forms.

https://hwb.gov.wales/support-centre/trust-centre/data-protection/consent/

How to download Office

  1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Office 365.
  2. Click on the Install Office dropdown (in the top right hand corner).
  3. Click Install software.
  4. Select Office 365 apps click Run.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions (installation can take a while depending on the Internet connection speed).
  6. Once installed, open an app such as Word and read and accept “The fine print”.

PTA: Hot Chocolate Morning

The PTA have arranged a hot chocolate morning to take place during first break on Friday 29th November. All children will have the opportunity to purchase a hot chocolate at a cost of 50p. If your child would like this treat, please remember to bring your 50p into school.

Many thanks for your continued support.

PTA Committee