Broadwater Down Primary School

Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Alerts

20th November 2017 Own Clothes Day on Friday!

It will be an own clothes day on Friday 24th November in return for a bottle or chocolate for the Christmas Fair

20th November 2017 Christmas Fair

 

The fundraising group (PTA) have been working tirelessly on preparations for the fair on Friday 1st December from 3.15 to 5pm and they now need your help.

In order for the fair to run smoothly, we need more helpers to run stalls. If you can help, please contact Sarah or any member of the committee to find out how.

9th November 2017 Facebook

If you would like to sign up to your child's class Facebook group, please pop into the office for details

8th November 2017 Children Starting Reception September 2018

If you have a child starting school in September 2018, please visit www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions to apply

8th November 2017 Children's Birthdays

If your child would like to bring in treats for their friends on their birthday, please ensure that these are individually wrapped bags of sweets. We can no longer accept birthday cakes.

28th September 2017 Diary Dates

- Cake sale on Friday 13th October - Grosvenor house will be baking for this one!

- Spooky Disco - Friday 20th October 5pm-6.30pm

- Family Bingo - Friday 10th November (early evening)

- Christmas Fair - Friday 1st December (straight after school!)

28th September 2017 Newspapers

If you have any spare newspapers, please can you bring them in to school on Monday and Tuesday next week as they are needed for Team Challenge Day.

21st September 2017 Individual Photos on Friday

 Individual and sibling photos will take place at 9.00 on Friday 22nd September. Please ensure that your child is wearing a logoed sweatshirt or cardigan.

21st June Sports Day has been postponed

Due to the extremely hot weather Sports Day will now take place on 5th July.

15th June Sports Day

Sports Day is on the 21st June. Please bring your child to school in their PE kit and with sun cream and a hat.

12th June Summer Fair!

Please come to the PTA Summer Fair from 12-2pm on Saturday 17th June!

17th May Lost Property

Straight after school on Thursday, 18th May, all the lost property we have will be displayed in the school hall. If your child has lost any clothing/items, please do come and check. After Thursday, we will dispose of any lost property that remains unclaimed.

10th May Ice Lolly Sale

The PTA will be holding an Ice Lolly sale straight after school today. Ice lollies and sweetie bags will be 50p.

10th May Year 5/6 Musical

 

Please find following the final dates for the Year 5/6 Musical:

Friday 30th June - Dress Rehearsal at 2pm

Tuesday 4th July - Performance at 2pm

Thursday 6th July - Performance at 7pm

8th May Own Clothes Days

We would like to let you know of 2 non-uniform days coming up soon. These will be on Friday 26th May, for a £1 donation, and Friday 16th June for your child to bring in chocolate or a bottle for the PTA Summer Fair.

3rd May PTA Get Together & AGM

 

The PTA would like to invite you to join us on the evening of Thursday 18th May. We will start with a short AGM to get the business out of the way at 7.30pm and then kick off the more social element afterwards.

Everyone is invited to join the AGM (social!) - why not bring a friend? As parents, you are all members of the PTA, and this is your chance to decide who will represent you - committee members are voted in at the AGM.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee or would like to find out more about it then please do get in touch.

If you would like to come, please do let us know, so we can get an idea of numbers.

19th April Family Bingo Evening

This is just a reminder that this Friday is the Family Bingo evening. We will be selling drinks and food, and there are prizes for the winners!

29th March Own Clothes Day on Friday 31st March

This Friday is going to be an 'own clothes day' as the Easter Disco is taking place straight after school.

23rd March Spring Music Festival

Next week is creativity week and we are holding our Spring Music Festival.  If you have young children or babies and would like the opportunity to see the performances, please come along on Monday at 1.30pm  for the rehearsal.  Otherwise, the performances are on Wednesday for Years R to 6 at 9.15am and 2pm.  We look forward to seeing you then.

23rd March 2017 Clubs Next Week

 

Next week there will be no clubs after school on Wednesday due to parents' evening, except for Squirrel Club.

Also, Hip Hop Club is cancelled next Monday and as a reminder, Cross Country finished last week.

All other clubs will run next week.

23rd March 2017 Mother's Day

The PTA will be holding a (secret) sale of Mother's Day gifts next Tuesday 21st March (during school time). The small gifts will range in
price from 50p - £2 so if your child asks you for some money - that may be what it's for!

23rd March 2017 Easter Disco & Bonnet Parade

The Easter Disco will take place on Friday 31st March 3.15 - 5pm. A snack & drink is included for £3.50

15th March 2017 Comic Relief

 

Wear Something Funny for Money!!

On Friday 24th March, pupils are invited to wear funny clothes, accessories, hair styles, etc in exchange for a donation to Comic Relief. Details of the charity can be found at http://www.comicrelief.com.

The day is not compulsory - children can wear their school uniform, as usual, if preferred. Alternatively, own clothes can be worn for a donation (but we'd prefer there to be a funny element in the spirit of the day!)

1st March 2017 Studybugs

 

We’re pleased to announce that Broadwater Down Primary has agreed to participate in an NHS public health project called ‘Inspire’, which aims to improve treatment of asthma in children.

We need your help though! The project uses a free absence-reporting app called Studybugs. Whether or not your child suffers from asthma, please could you download the app at https://studybugs.com/about/parents, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child’s ill and unable to attend school.

You can read more about the Inspire project at https://everychildisdifferent.org/inspire. As well as helping improve treatment of asthma, Studybugs also helps us track what illnesses are going around and is a convenient, efficient and secure method for reporting absence – so it should make life a little bit easier all around. 

25th January 2017 NSPCC Number Day

 

On Friday 3rd February in we will be taking part in Dress up for Digits and the children are invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!). Or get more creative as a dice or calculator, see http://www.theschoolrun.com/no-sew-mathematical-costumes-for-maths-week for lots of brilliant ideas on how to make your own outfit. To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a suggested donation of £1, and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event.

16th January 2017 Book Fair

Come to our Book Fair! The Book Fair will take place  Tuesday 24th January – Thursday 26th January 2017, from 3.15–3.40pm in the school hall. Please come along and buy a book or two!

16th November 2016 Children in Need

Friday 18th November is Children in Need. Children may come to school dressed as a superhero, with Pudsey related accessories (e.g. headband, ears) or in own clothes. We are asking for a £1 donation for Children in Need. 

7th November 2016 Home Clothes Day

Home clothes day will be Friday 11th November. In exchange for the children wearing their own clothes we are asking for a donation of £1 towards the PTA Christmas Fair.

2nd November 2016 School Photos

Photo proofs are coming home with your child today. Please return order forms and payment to the school office by 14th November should you wish to purchase any photographs. 

31st October 2016 Parent Council

Parent Council will be meeting this week.  We will discuss the role of the School Council as well as looking at the year ahead.  We will also be looking at a school policy - the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy.  This can be found on our website under School Information/Policies.  If you would like to take a look and provide feedback to your representative before Friday, that would be most useful.  Many thanks.

31st October 2016 Help Required

As per the newsletter last term, if you can help to cut or laminate resources tomorrow morning for half an hour or so, please let Mrs Lonie know.  Your time would be much appreciated.

19th October 2016 Spooky Disco!

The PTA have extended the deadline for the forms and payment for the Spooky Disco to the end of the day on Thursday 20th October. If your child would like to join, please bring the form in and post it in the PTA box near the office by this deadline.

19th October 2016 School Photos

Individual photos will take place on Thursday 20th October

13th October 2016 INSET Day Monday 17th October

We would like to remind you that there is an INSET Day on Monday 17th October and the school will be closed to pupils. 

10th October 2016 Parent & Friends Meeting 13th October

We would like to remind you about the Parent & Friends Meetings on 13th October. We are holding sessions at 9.15am and 7.30pm and they are an informal opportunity to hear some new ideas for the future of the parents and friends group and to have your say. You will be able to find out all the different ways that you can get involved and help and to see your children's work displayed in the school hall.

5th October 2016 Change of Lunch Menu on Friday

Due to the special menu tomorrow for Autumn Census day, we will be using Thursdays menu on Friday this week. This will be Traditional Shepherd's Pie with a Herb Topping or Lentil & Spinach Curry with Rice.

5th October 2016 Harvest Festival

As you know, we will be celebrating our harvest festival next Tuesday at 9.15am. Please bring any produce for distribution to our local food bank Nourish, on Monday 10th October. If you have a baby or small child, and would like to come along to our rehearsal on Monday at 1.30pm instead, please do join us. This will allow parents to enjoy the children's performances on the Tuesday without interruption. If you come along on the Tuesday with small children, please choose seating to allow for easy exit if your child requires time away to be settled.

3rd October 2016 Forthcoming parent meetings

Wednesday 5th October at 9am Year 2 Parent Information Meeting

Monday 10th October at 9am Year 6 Parent Information Meeting

Wednesday 12th October at 9am Year 5 Parent Information Meeting

Wednesday 12th October at 2.40pm Secondary School Application Process Meeting

Wednesday 12th October at 5.30pm Secondary School Application Process Meeting

Thursday 13th October at 9.15 and 7.30pm Parental Involvement Meetings

Wednesday 19th October at 3.30pm to 5.30pm Parent Consultation Meetings

Thursday 20th October at 5pm to 8pm Parent Consultation Meetings

Friday 21st October at 9am Year 4 Parent Information Meeting

22nd June Postponement of Sports Day

 

We have made the decision to postpone sports day to the planned reserve day of Thursday 7th July.  The field is currently unsafe for sporting activities due to recent weather.

 Apologies but unfortunately, we do not control the weather or drainage of our soil!

 Clubs will run as normal after school, and school lunch will remain as planned for Sports Day i.e. a packed lunch. Even if you did not complete the form for a school packed lunch, we can still provide this tomorrow as a school dinner.  

28th April  Photography Competition!

Over the bank holiday, why not get outside and take a photograph of the signs of Spring? Send your entry into school or print it off and bring it in. closing date for entries is Friday 6th May .

25th April  PTA Quiz Night!

Following the success of last year's Quiz Night the PTA are running another one on Friday 13th May (unlucky for some!) at 7.30pm at the school.

24th March  Protect your child on social media

This week, on Wednesday 23rd March, the NSPCC have re-launched the excellent Net Aware guide. Net Aware is a simple guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use, based on parents’ experiences and the views of young people. The NSPCC will also be launching a Net Aware app, which will be available to download from iTunes and Google play stores within the coming week. Meanwhile the guide is accessible on: http://www.net-aware.org.uk

 

24th March 2016  Bags2School

 

Bags2School Bags will be coming home with your child today. Please fill these with old clothes, shoes etc and bring them back into school by Monday 18th April at 9am. The bags are then weighed and the school will be paid by the amount collected.

14th March 2016  Sport Relief

 On Friday 18th March there will be an inter house challenge running laps. We are asking for a donation of £1 per child, which will go to Sport Relief.

14th March 2016   Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council meeting is taking place on Thursday 24th March, and the main topic is the new website. If you have any comments or suggestions, please can you pass these on to your parent rep.

If there are any other points you would like to raise, please forward these to your rep or directly to Mrs Lonie.

7th March 2016  New Pedestrian Gate

There is now a new pedestrian gate at the main entrance to the school. The gate is on the left hand side of the main drive gate (if looking from the school building) and opens automatically from 8.40 - 9.10am and 3.10 - 3.40pm.  If you need to access the school at any other time, please ring the bell on either of the pedestrian gates.

3rd March 2016  Easter Disco and Bonnet Parade

The Easter Disco and Bonnet Parade will take place on Thursday 24th March from 3.30 - 5.00pm

29th February 2016  Health Help Now

The Health Help Now website, which helps people in Kent and Medway find the right service for common symptoms, has been visited more than 100,000 times.The website kent.healthhelpnow-nhs.net  shows which services are open and where they are. It can help people find out if they need to see a doctor, pharmacist or use a minor injuries unit. It can also be downloaded as an app, from the App Store or Google Play. Just search Health Help Now.

 25th February 2016  Parent Council Meeting Minutes February 2016  

Our most recent Parent Council meeting was held on Thursday 11th February. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 24th March. The main topic for discussion will be the new school website. Please take a look at the website and share your comments with your class representative. The 'letters to parents' section is still to be updated and will be in regular use from now on and the new 'alerts' section will be used to post Parentmail communications to back up those sent out. Are there any pages/information you would like added? Do you think it represents our school well/fairly?

We have decided that from now on, we will use parentmail, in addition to the parent council page on the website, to share minutes of meetings and topics for discussion. If you have any other issues you would like discussed, please contact Mrs Lonie or your representative.

22nd February 2016  Creative Week 2016 Creative Week will take place week commencing 14th March 2016.