Head Teacher`s Message - Mr Jonathan Moore

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Head Teacher`s Message - Mr Jonathan Moore
Values in action—Responsibility for others
School Term Dates
This term we have shown great responsibility for others by raising funds for those who
are not as well off as us.
Easter holiday
2nd - 13th April 2012
I S S U E
1 1
D A T E
3 0 T H
M A R C H
2 0 1 2
Summer Term
16th April—20th July 2012
Half-term Holiday
Head Teacher’s Message - Mr Jonathan Moore
4th June—8th June
Monday 16th April—Nursery closed
Thursday 3rd May—school open for
Y6 only
closed for elections for all other
years
May Day Holiday— Monday 7th May
We have come to the end of another busy half-term. I am pleased to say that Parents’ Evening was
well attended—thank you for your support.
This term we had a very successful Book Fair which raised over £300 to buy books for school. Fundraising has also been well supported with the children raising £317 for the Lord Mayor’s Dress Down
Day and £323.08 for Sports Relief.
We have welcomed back Alison Hannington from maternity leave and are saying goodbye to Helen
Muneyi-Cargill who is leaving us after working at Aston Tower for 8 years, we wish her well for the
future.
We wish those of you who are celebrating a Happy Easter and all of you a lovely holiday.
What’s on
18th April—Y1 and Y2
visit from Animal Man
1st May—School
Photographs
18th May—Year 6
visit to Star City
30th May to 1st
June—Kingswood
Residential—KS2
w/c 25th June—
Sports Week
including Health
Caravan
26th June—Y5 visit
to Space Centre
27th June—Y1 visit
to Warwick Castle
29th June—Y6 and
Nursery graduation
4th July—Y2 visit to
Heart Park
A message from Year 5
We have made films using the IPads and Puppet Pals HD and Hamilton Web Learner. We
took pictures of our faces, cropped them and placed them onto the characters. Then we
put them on Youtube. Please take a look at them by following this link
http://www.youtube.com/user/astontowerschool/feed?filter=2 or via our website
Amaan Wajid and Mohammed Sharif
TREE PLANTING
To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee, the Woodland Trust is helping millions of people
across the UK to come together to plant 6 million trees.
We were lucky enough to receive a free pack of 60 tree saplings
which will make a hedgerow in the area between the playground
and the expressway. We hope this hedgerow will become home to
a variety of wildlife, including birds,
butterflies and hedgehogs.
This week some Year 3 children have started planting the trees,
which are a mixture of dogwood, holly, hawthorn, rose and hazel.
The children enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to
seeing them grow.
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E-safety
We have had a very successful E-safety week which included a
briefing for parents. Here are some websites that we have been
looking at with the children throughout the week. Please take
some time over the holidays to look at them with your children.
Childnet know it all http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/
Think you know http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
You can also follow the links from our school website
Would you be interested in joining a fundraising group? If the
answer is Yes please speak to Mrs Ward in the office.
DINNER MONEY
The cost of school meals is increasing on 1st April 2012 to:
Nursery
Main school
Per day
£1.60
£1.90
Per week
£8.00
£9.50
Gentle Reminder
We ask that you do not use playground doors to enter the school building at the
beginning and end of the day. If you need to visit the office please enter the
school building by the front entrance and wait in the secured lobby. This is for
the safety of your children.
After School Activities
These are the activities that will be running after the holiday until further
notice.
Pease remember
that the minimum
age for picking up
a primary school
aged child is 14
!
" # Our website —please visit us at
www.astontower.bham.sch.uk

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