March 31st, 2023
Thanks go to the Rev Harriet Every who stepped into the Reverend Paul's shoes to lead our Easter Service. With rain lashing down and wind taking limbs off tress we made the decision to hold the service here at school rather than at St Michael's. Harriet is a great new friend for the school. We will be invoting her back oftern I think. The children sang beautifully and I loved the Year Fours poem. They did a terrific job. Thanks also to the many parents and carers who came along to celebrate with us - it was lovely to have a hall full of people, we are so grateful for the love and support that the school recieves from the community.
Easter Acrostic - by Hawthorn Class
Easter is a time of happiness and sorriw
As bright as the morning glow of the sun after the darkness of the night
Sadness and joy
Time to consider the life and sacrificae of Jesus
Enjoy life filled with love and forgiveness
Respect Jesus' commands.
Festival of Hope Football
Huge congratulations to our team who represented us beautifully at the Festival of Hope football tournament at Okehampton College earlier this week. They behaved impeccably, passed precisely and made a real impression on the competition. We think thatoverall we may have come second to Exbourne Primary but we really don't mind about the result - it was a terrific day. Special mention to MAx who scored the only goal in the sweet vitory overr our old rivals Okehampton Primary.
Our Primary School Lottery had its first draw last Saturday night.
Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets already.
The lottery is drawn every Saturday night at 8pm so it's not too late to enter. This is a fantastic way to raise money for our wonderful school as well as being in with the chance to win some money for yourself!
The PTFA are holding a bingo on Friday 14th April in The Jubilee Hall, Chagford.
Doors open at 6.45pm eyes down at 7.30pm.
There will be excellent prizes and meat hampers to win, a cash flyer, raffle and refreshments will be available.
Children are welcome.
Thank you to everyone who donated a raffle prize!
We have signed up to the rags2riches4schools recycling scheme, to help others around the world benefit from our good quality unwanted clothes and shoes.
We get 40p for every kilo we collect of reusable items and would be most grateful if you could help us with this challenge at home.
A rags2riches4schools bag will be given to every child this week for you to recycle as a family ready for our collection day.
Any additional bag(s) may also be used if needed. Please see the bottom of this letter for what can be donated.
Bag(s) can be returned to the school by Monday 24th April.
if you’re unable to make a donation this time then please return the bag so it can be reused.
Any questions regarding this please e mail Zoe Francis directly email@example.com
Please help us to help others and raise much needed funds for our school!
The next PTFA meeting will be on Tuesday 25th April after school.
This will be to discuss the King's Coronation and events for the new term. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter from the PTFA Committee.
Easter Themed Drawing Competition
A message from our friends at Whiddon Down Village Hall.
The hall committee are holding a drawing competition to celebrate the coronation.
Children might like to get busy over the Easter break and create a piece of art to celebrate the crowning of our new king.
Why not work on this over the holidays. I'm sure they will give us more details including where to send entries and what we might stand to win after the break!
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