4th November 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed
Please can you pre-book your child’s meal before coming to school in the morning. You are able to pre-book for the whole half term. This is to avoid children not having a school dinner, of their choosing, as we cook to order to avoid waste.
Burrough Green Reading Room
Burrough Green Reading room is open every Thursday 3.30pm-5pm (term time only) for anyone to feel free and come into a warm place and have a drink and refreshments. There are games for children to play while parents have a good chat.
Next week in school we will be collecting donations for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. We have a variety of items as well as the traditional poppies: zip pulls (suggested donation £1), poppy reflector tags (suggested donation £1), silicon wristbands (suggested donation £1), and snap bands (suggested donation £1.50). Please bring cash in from Monday 7th November in a named envelope. We have enough snap bands for one per child.
Reminder: Open Event for Reception pupils for September 2023
Is your child due to start school in Reception in September 2023? (Born between 1 September 2018 and 31st August 2019) Do you know anyone else who has a child due to start?
Our next open session for parents to come and visit us to find out more about BGPS and Malala Class is Wednesday 9th November between 2pm and 3pm. Please call the school office on 01638 507236 to book a visit.
Please make sure you check our school calendar to stay up-to-date with information about future events, term dates, training days etc. Important dates are added to the calendar long before being listed in the “coming up soon…” section of our weekly newsletter, so it is important to look at the calendar regularly to see what’s happening in the future.
Coming up soon …
Monday 7th November - Flu Immunisation
Wednesday 9th November – Open Event for Reception pupils for September 2023
Friday 11th November – Remembrance Service
Please come and join us at the church for our Remembrance Service.
Wednesday 16th November – Small Schools Cross Country – Milton
Friday 18th – Children in Need - Non-uniform day, £1 donation. If you have something spotty or Children in Need themed, that would be great, but if not any other non-uniform would be fine!
Tuesday 29th November Y5 & 6 London trip
Friday 25th November – School Closed for staff training
Save the date - KS1 Christmas Performance
Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December, 2.30pm.
Due to high number of children in Class 1 and 2, we are limiting tickets, in the first instance, to 2 per family per performance. There will be a waiting list if you would like additional tickets. More details to follow.
Community News, Clubs and Events
The Community Noticeboard page on our website is updated weekly with local events, sporting and holiday clubs and general information for parents from the surrounding area. Click here to view.
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
Nutty Natter from the PTA chair ….
The PTA have some fun dates to add to the calendar (all will be revealed over the next few weeks!) but we would appreciate any feedback or ideas for future events.
Reminder: My School Fund
In association with Argos and Sainsbury’s, we have a new way to fundraise for the school when you are shopping. Every time you make a purchase, both you and BG benefit with cashback. A flyer is attached to this email. Click on the link to register as an individual and link your account to the school. https://www.myschoolfund.org/#/
Amazon Smile - Please remember to use Amazon Smile and nominate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. For each purchase, the PTA receives a small percentage donation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. It's a really simple way to donate without even realising it!
Easyfundraising.org - Money for the PTA whilst doing your usual shopping. There are lots of retailers and service providers on the list, businesses you normally shop with anyway. Even if you log into your favourite retailer through the app half way through, it saves your basket, so you don’t have to do anything different. Try it, it really does make a difference https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk
Amazon Wish Lists
A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here: