Newsletter – 28th February 2020
In assembly this week we have started to look at Lent, what it means to sacrifice something or try to do something differently. Children have brought home a little workbook to look at at home. Please have a look and support this, you don’t have to be an acting Christian to be involved!
Twelve very intrepid souls braved the elements on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the OCRA Cross Country Running Championships. Out of 12 schools, Chagford boys came 6th overall and the girls came 7th. Special mentions to Gigi who ran a great race, coming 24th out of 80 despite only being in year 4! Bertie is following in the footsteps of his older sister by coming 3rd overall, despite being in year 5. Everyone had a lovely time and all finished the 2-mile course like champions.
There has been a lot of anxiety about the coronavirus. Please be assured that we are following the advice from the government and liaising with the DMAT. Devon Public Health have put together a website aimed at residents which brings together all the relevant public links to information about Coronavirus https://www.devonnewscentre.info/coronavirus-advice-from-public-health-england/
World Book Day – Thursday 5th March
To celebrate World Book Day, it is tradition at Chagford to dress up as a book character. On Thursday 5th March, if you would like to, please come to school in a book related costume. We will have a parade at 9.15am to which parents are invited to attend. We would like to use photos for publicity and for our new website. Please fill in the consent forms via Parent SIMS as we cannot use photos unless we have your permission.
Please keep up the nit treatments as we still have a number of cases in school https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/ Thank you.
The PTFA has recently registered for two fundraising websites which generate money to the PTFA with money then benefitting the school and children. If you shop with Amazon, then please register with Amazon Smile (no charge) and select Chagford Primary School PTFA then Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to the PTFA. There is no charge to you as the purchaser, just remember to log onto your Amazon Smile account each time you make a purchase and that is all you need to do – such a simple way of generating much needed funds!
The other website is called called easyfundraising which turns your everyday online shopping into FREE donations. When you use easyfundraising you can shop with over 3,600 retailers such as eBay, John Lewis, Argos, NEXT and Booking.com. The retailers then make a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and easyfundraising gives those free funds to the cause. To register go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk – just search for ‘Chagford Primary PTFA’ and click ‘support us’ it’s as simple as that!
With very best wishes,
Miss Tara Penny
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