Newtletter 5th March

Thinking Day

Over 50 pupils celebrated World Thinking Day together on Friday. We have over a quarter of our children in one of the local groups be they Rainbows, Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Beavers or Cubs. The children are rightly proud of all that they achieve as members of the Scouting movement so we were delighted so many felt able to come in their uniforms last week. We had a lovely assembly celebrating Scouting and did a whole history lesson on Mrs E’s Brownie uniform from the 1970s with a 2p coin in the pocket for an emergency phone call – then spent time explaining what a phone box was! How times have changed!

Whirlpool

We have been approached by the Whirlpool Corporation to include the following information on our newsletter and as some families may have a potentially dangerous washing machine in their house which can be replaced for free we felt it was worth a share;

‘Last December, Whirlpool alerted customers to a safety risk concerning certain models of Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. We are urging owners of appliances purchased since 2014 to contact Whirlpool immediately to check their washing machine is one of the models affected.

We have already located 1/3 of the affected products but still have 2/3s to replace.

Owners affected by the recall are entitled to a replacement washing machine or a repair to their existing appliance – both provided completely free of charge.

Our message to customers remains that they can instantly check if their washing machine is affected by visiting; https://washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk/

Spare uniform

We have a HUGE pile of unnamed sweatshirts that will have to go in the waste soon. Look out for them on the table outside the staffroom door when dropping off or picking up - please help yourself. If named the students have now left and otherwise they are part of the great ‘unnamed’! It is appalling that so many are lost and unclaimed so please take them home – some I admit need a good dose of stain remover but some are brand new! NO CHARGE LET’S RECYCLE A BIT MORE AND SAVE OURSELVES SOME MONEY.

Outstanding Monies

Can we politely remind parents that dinner monies and childcare payments must be made in a timely way. If you have any difficulties meeting costs, then always come in and talk to us. Short term we know it can sometimes be difficult and unexpected expenses arise. We do contact parents to chase monies for Pips, clubs and dinner monies and whilst aware that school trips are an add on, we cannot continue to run these if they make a significant loss.

 

Free School Meals Application Process

Please note, Parents and carers can apply online for Free School Meals (FSM) and get an immediate decision for their entitlement. The application is made through the same portal that the parent/carer applies for a school place. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/free_school_meals.aspx.

Details of FSM eligibility can be found at; www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fsm

Alternatively, a telephone application can be made on 0300 123 5012

 

Indigo class – Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Indigo have busy been devising their piece for their New Vic Performance on the 17th March. They have been given the part of 'Friar Lawrence'. For this, they have to create a ten-minute piece that tells the story of the Friar and his involvement in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Sue Harding, one of the creative directors of the Shakespeare festival Indigo are involved in, came in on Tuesday to work with the children on their piece. Only time will tell, will the Friar be pardoned or punished...

 

Pips Holiday Club

We are running a Pips run holiday club for one week at Easter 14th-17th April and for four weeks over the summer holidays, week commencing 20th July, 27th July,17th August and 24th August. Packs are available from the office and a booking form is attached. Please can you let us have any Easter bookings by Friday 20th March. Form attached!

Stem skills club will be running week commencing 6th April for children aged 8-13 years from 9am-4pm, please follow the link for more information and booking:

https://skillsupply.co.uk/skill-clubs/

Our annual Mother’s Day bingo is taking place on Friday 20th March from 5pm-5:45pm.  The session will consist of refreshments, biscuits and cakes, then PIPs Bingo. Please come along and enjoy some family bingo fun!

Please ensure you are giving as much notice as possible for PIPS bookings, we are currently very busy and having to turn away last minute bookings due to not having enough time to get more staff. 

PTA

  • Pear Tree Cook Book - our very own Cook Book is coming and we need your help to fill it. Please send in your recipes.
  • Mothers’ Day gift – return your form by Monday 9th please.

 

Pear Tree School Games

 

Sport Relief Friday 13th March – all wear sports gear!

Wow! Our year 3/4 gymnastics team shone at this event. We came 2nd as a team and our individuals came 3rd, 2nd and 1st- everyone was amazing - well done newts, very proud teachers. Thank you to all the supporters that came to watch too 🏆

 

Coming up -

*Cross country at Malbank this Monday. Email and letters have been sent and this is for all key stage 2 children.

*Year3&4 football tournament- good luck

*Year 5&6 Timperley shield football tournament *Year 1&2 gymnastics - invite letters will be sent out soon.

*Year 2 - whole class attending South Cheshire College for an afternoon of early cricket 🏏 skills.

 

And finally SAVE THE DATE for Pear Tree Pounds the Park 4 - Thursday 4th June 6pm. A family fun run 1.25km, 2.5km or 5km everybody welcome!

 

"Pear Tree School - Being our Best Selves..."

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