We are pleased to confirm that our Christmas Tree Trail will be happening again this year and we hope you can all get involved. Woodley Pets and Woodley News will be selling our maps again. Theme Design will be designing our map.
We are looking for families and businesses to put up a Christmas Tree from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 4th January.
If you live within a half mile radius of Beechwood School and you want to get involved please complete the appropriate attached booking form and return it to the school office or email to PTA.email@example.com.
We want to make it bigger and better than last year but we need your help.
“On Thursday 3 October a small squad of 11 children went to the Thames Valley Schools cross-country race at Cantley Park in Wokingham. We had lower numbers than in previous races, however the children’s enthusiasm was enough to rival the other schools.
The first race underway was the 3 / 4 girls. Evie was our sole runner, and she was out to make a good impression. She finished 34th overall which was amazing, especially as she was not only one of the youngest runners, but the smallest runner in the field!
In the 3 / 4 boys race there were 6 boys taking part. Horia flew round the course and finished in a very impressive 4th place overall. He was followed up by William (15th), Max (26th) Owen (30th), Jack (114th) and Aaron (120th).
Unfortunately, we didn’t have any 5 / 6 girls taking part on this occasion, however, we did have a team for the older boys. Harry was first home for Beechwood in 56th, followed by Noah (73rd), Ollie (87th) and Flynn (106th).
It was a great afternoon and I am extremely proud of all the children for taking part. The next event is at Ludgrove on 29th November and all children (Yr3-6) will be invited to take part. A letter will be out with details soon.
A big thank you to the parents who transported the children and who also helped marshal the course to keep the runners safe.”
Monday 23rd September will be a special day for the school as we celebrate our 60th Birthday. For this occasion we would like all children where possible to come to school dressed in celebratory 1950’s/1960’s style clothing, we hope to hope to have a fun day!
We would like to invite parents to come along for our Open Classroom at 2.30pm that afternoon.
uSports came into school to talk to the children about the clubs they run for Year 1-Year 6 children, before and after school. Full details and how to book can be found at:http://usports.class4kids.co.uk/term/119
We have a few new faces as Beechwood this year. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Miss Pilbeam (Robins class teacher), Mrs Puzas (Foxes class teacher),Miss Craig (Hawks class teacher), and Mr Clark (Falcons class teacher along with Mrs Reece) who have all started with us here at Beechwood this year.
The school would like to introduce a Parent Forum. Parent Forum is a way for parents to raise everyday questions and concerns, express opinions and make suggestions about how the day to day life at Beechwood can be enhanced for the benefit of pupils, parents and staff. The aim of the Parents Forum is:
to provide a ‘voice’ for parents of children attending Beechwood Primary School.
to ensure the school is aware of issues affecting children and parents/ carers
to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to share information and views
to enable the school to consult with parents and provide information about strategic developments
to help formulate a solution to any issues to feedback to parents
We are looking for one parent representative per class who would be able to come to one meeting per half term during the school day, to represent their child’s class. Each representative would also be responsible for obtaining the views and opinions from the parent body in their child’s class as well as providing feedback. If you willing and able and would like to be involved, please contact the school office to let us know.
Please be aware, at this stage we will have to limit participation to one parent per class.
Thank you to everyone that has volunteered and supported this event.
Despite the volunteers that have come forward, we don’t have enough to run the event for the whole 3 hours so we will be finishing at 5pm.
This might possibly be the last summer fair we do at Beechwood, for this current PTA committee anyway, as it is just getting too hard to recruit the volunteers we need even from a parent community the size that we are.
So, lets make this fair the best one yet! We have a mixture of free activities and pay to play games to keep everyone entertained including…
Play your cards right, Coconut shy, Hook a duck, Human Fruit Machine, Mocktail bar, Raffle, Welly wanging, Tattoos, Hair chalk, Inflatable obstacle course, Ice cream, Food, Drink and Music.
To make this event as inclusive as possible, it will be an alcohol free zone. A bar will be set up serving non alcohol cocktails.
We hope to see as many of you there as possible.
Don’t forget it’s dress down day on Friday in exchange for a coloured item for our hampers. Poster attached as a reminder.
Our Bouncing BBQ is happening on Wednesday 17th July straight after the KS1 Sports Day and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather. We need lots of volunteers to help with set up and the running of the stalls. If you can spare an hour or two please sign up online at PTA Events, on our Facebook page, via email to PTA.firstname.lastname@example.org or by popping into the office and using the sign up sheet.
DRESS DOWN DAY – Friday 12th July
In exchange for a dress down day, we are asking each pupil to bring in at least one donation for their class coloured hamper. Each of the 13 hampers will be up for grabs at the Bouncing BBQ for as little as 50p! Donations can be food, drink, smellies, games, toys, etc – be as creative as you like but make sure your donation is in the colour that has been assigned to your class.
We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th July at 7pm at Bosco Lounge in Woodley.
This will be your chance to help us to celebrate all that we have achieved this year and to start thinking of ideas for next year.
We will also be electing a New Vice Chair and Secretary. If you are interested in taking on either of these roles, you will need to attend the meeting to allow you to be formally voted in by the other committee members. Please find attached the job descriptions for both roles to help you understand what is involved and how valuable they are to the running of a successful PTA.
We won’t be running as many events next year as we did this year as the Chair of our PTA is returning to work (if that helps you with your decision making \uD83D\uDE09).
If you have any questions about the two roles that are available please get in touch.
Children will be set a challenge of bouncing as many times as they can in 1 minute on a bouncy castle on Wednesday 19th June. Children will work in pairs to bounce and count each other’s attempt.
A sponsorship form should have come home in book bags this week. Please use the sponsorship form to ask for donations from friends and family to help us purchase much needed resources and equipment for our school.
Volunteers – We need at least 6 adults to work in shifts to supervise the bouncy castles and ensure the event runs smoothly. Please let someone from the PTA know if you are able to help for a couple of hours during the day or email email@example.com
Please place all sponsorship money in a clearly labelled envelope with the sponsor form and hand in on the day of the event to the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.