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This half term we will be looking at the following value:

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- Letter from Mr Griffin

Dear Parents,

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school.  We have had a very successful two days with children adapting well to the new routines and following the guidelines which have been put in place. During my visits to the different classes, I have been very impressed with the engagement of all the children and their willingness and enthusiasm to listen to the teachers.  

From next week, every morning at 08:45 and 08:50, I will call children from Key Stage One and Two into the school, a class at a time, from the front playground. This will ensure that those children in Mrs Bending, Miss Sandford and Mrs Ellam’s class enter being socially distanced. At 15:15, Mrs Bending will bring her class out first to support with children leaving.

Can I please remind parents that we are operating a one parent drop off before and after school. This is incredibly important to avoid too many people being present on the front playground. Please support yourselves and others by adhering to this.

We have had a few children come to school with their own anti-bac. This is not necessary as we have lots in every class to support your child in preventing the spread of the virus.

Costs:

  • CAST = 3.15pm - 4.15pm (please note the end time) £6.00 = a fruit and a drink will be provided
  • CAST = 15pm  - 5.30pm  £10 = a sandwich will be provided after 4.15pm
  • Breakfast club = 7.50am - 8.50 am = £4.50
  • Drop & play = 8.30am to 8.45am = £1.00

 

Bookings are now open on ParentPay.  Please can we encourage parents to book a week in advance so that we can plan accordingly. Thank you.

Finally, I am excited to inform you that a vacancy has arisen within our after school team. From Tuesday 22nd September we will be looking for an enthusiastic individual to join CAST. More information will be sent out on Monday.

Have a great weekend

Mr Griffin

- PTA News

Another academic year another year of fundraising.  Thank you to everyone for your continued support of the Charlton on Otmoor School Association raising money to purchase items to enhance all our children's education on their journey through the school.

Fit4Change Competition

Congratulations to Alan Foster winner of the Fit4Change competition which we ran over the summer holidays, I have it on good authority he has already tucked into his prize!

Thank you to everyone that took part not only have you raised money for the school but hopefully you are feeling a little fitter. 

If you haven't done already why not consider downloading the free app, for every mile walked, run or cycled 5p will be donated to the school.

Saturday Morning clean up

Come along if you can on Saturday 12th September from 10am, we are having a clean-up of the playground, we want to concentrate on the Trim Trail floor. Currently the children aren't able to use the Trim Trail, but if we can get it cleaned up hopefully, we can get it back in use.  If you have a jet wash, brooms and buckets please bring them along and get stuck in.  Please let the PTA know through the office, email, Facebook etc if you can come along and help out. Refreshments provided.

School Uniform

If you have any good quality outgrown uniform that you would like to donate, please could you leave outside the Percy Collett room after school on Monday 8th September by 6pm for collection.  We are not taking plain white polo shirts only the logo ones.

We are hoping to have a sale this term (Covid 19 allowing), but in the meantime if there is an item of uniform you would like please contact the PTA either via the office, Facebook or email.

Rags to Riches Collection

We are hoping to have another Rags to Riches collection this term, date to be arranged.  So, if you have any good quality clothes, paired shoes, bags, soft toys, bedding, or towels (not duvets, pillows, or curtains) please bag up and put to one side ready for the collection.  If you are unable to store the items, please let the PTA know and we can arrange storage.

 

Just as a reminder here are the links for fundraising sites, we are signed up to

Everyone can get involved, with these schemes you do not have to be a parent of a child at the school.  So please spread the word, ask family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues etc to consider supporting the school.  Just click on the links and choose Charlton on Otmoor School Association as your chosen charity.

Easy Fundraising - this is an internet shopping fundraiser, when shopping on the internet go into your shop of choice through the Easy fundraising site - the shops will donate a percentage of your spend to the School.  It's very easy to do and with over 3000 well known shops signed up to it there is something for everyone - almost £600 has been raised since we signed up to this.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charltononotmoor/

Amazon Smile is run by Amazon donating 0.5% of your spend to the School.  Again easy to use, just remember to shop using Amazon Smile rather than the original Amazon site and choose Charlton on Otmoor School Association as your charity.

https://www.smile.amazon.co.uk

Cherwell Lottery is a good cause lottery with a weekly draw held on Saturday at 8pm.  Tickets cost £1,  go onto the website and choose Charlton on Otmoor School Association as your charity.  For each ticket bought supporting the school 50p will be donated to the school, 10p goes towards projects in the Cherwell area - so not only are you supporting the school but also your local community.  The top prize is £25,000 - why not give it a go.

https://www.CherwellLottery.co.uk 

Fit4Change app - free from the App Store.  Again, choose Charlton on Otmoor School Association as your charity to support and 5p will be donated for every mile you run, walk or cycle!

We are always looking for ideas for fundraising, especially during these times when we are unable to hold event-based fundraising.  If you have any ideas please contact the PTA, maybe your company has schemes for charities, would be able to donate raffle prizes or you may know of grants which we can apply for.

If you would like to speak to a committee member, find out more about the PTA, would like to join the committee or have any questions about the above please contact us via the office or mailto: Charltonschoolassociation@gmail.com  or face book https://www.facebook.com/groups/149362305695629/

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