Published on: 3rd March, 2023

Friday 3rd March


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Friday 3rd March 2023

Good evening,

This week we’ve had some fantastic, memorable moments in our learning especially on World Book Day. Thank you to everyone for the effort that you went to in preparing costumes and joining in with the competitions. We were all really impressed. What a fantastic day we had sharing books and completing fun activities linked to Julia Donaldson books.

The newsletter, this week, has some important messages including changes to staffing. Please share these with children and speak with us if your child has any worries – we will do our best to support them in any way that we can.

For now though, have a lovely and safe weekend.

All the best.

Mrs. L. Edgerton

Charity Walk / Run – 10th March

On Friday 10th March, all years from one to six have been invited to Cardingmill Valley, Church Stretton, to run / walk raising money for Red Nose Day.

There are two courses that children can choose between – a 3km or 1km route. Children can either walk or jog their way around. The whole route is marshalled by the National Trust ensuring safety and assistance along the way.

Children will need to wear suitable clothing for exercise, suitable footwear and a water bottle. As it is Red Nose Day, you could get into the spirit of the event by wearing something red! (Come to school for the day in red clothes.)

A coach will collect the children at 9:30am and we will return to school for lunch.

There is a Just Giving fundraiser page that has been set up. If you can give a little to support our charity event then that would be much appreciated:

We are asking for a voluntary contribution toward the cost of the coach of £2.60. Please give consent for your child to attend the trip and make payment via ParentPay

Red nose day charity run 2023

Kestrel Class and Mrs Jones

Unfortunately, Mrs Jones has been diagnosed with a breast cancer recurrence. She is currently awaiting a surgery date and has been informed that she will require further treatment. At the moment, she’d like you to know that she is feeling very well and positive in herself. She will be attending some appointments and will require some time off in the near future, but will do all that she can to ensure that your children’s education remain as normal as possible.

Ms Jackson and Mrs May

After ongoing illnesses, Ms. Jackson and Mrs May will be leaving Longnor at Easter.

Ms. Jackson has been a valued member of the Longnor community for almost 23 years. She has led learning for many and inspired artists, nature enthusiasts and mathematicians, so we have much to thank her for! We hope that she continues to recover from her operation and is feeling better. We wish her the very best in her next steps.

Mrs May has been a valued member of the team and Merlin class over the past few years. She has led learning with a specific interest in science and art. We’d like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her the very best.

We are collecting for a leaving present. Should you wish to make a donation please leave this at the office.

World Book Day

We have had a brilliant day today, full of books, costumes and excitement! Congratulations to Elliot in Eagles for winning the Julia Donaldson inspired baking creations competition and Jack in Merlins for winning the redesigned Julia Donaldson front cover competition. We enjoyed all of your entries today!

KS1 Target Festival

Kestrels Target Sports Festival– Thursday 23rd March 2023

Kestrels will be attending the Target Sports Festival at Ludlow Secondary School on Thursday 23rd March 2023. The idea for this event is to give pupils a chance to try a range of activities to develop their accuracy.

Children will be travelling by coach to Ludlow Secondary School at 12.45pm and returning for the later finish time of 3.35 p.m.

All children will need to be collected from school.

Your child will need P.E. kit, trainers, a coat and a water bottle (no glass bottles).

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £6.34 per child, please give consent for your child to attend and make payment via ParentPay by Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Target sports festival March 23

Eagles – Orienteering Event

EAGLES – ORIENTEERING EVENT – Friday 24th March 2023

Eagles are taking part in an Orienteering Event being held at Cardingmill Valley, Church Stretton. It is to be held on Friday 24th March 2023.

We will travel by coach to the event, leaving school at 12.15pm.

Your child will need to be suitably dressed for the event, as there is no shelter available. Please ensure your child has a water bottle (no glass).

We will return to school in time for our normal end of day finishing time.

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £5 per child, please give consent for your child to attend and make payment via ParentPay by Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Orienteering Event March 23

ParentPay Arrears

As we are at the end of the academic year, please can you ensure that all ParentPay accounts are brought up to date.

We understand that some families have child care vouchers which we are processing – please bear with us as we get this organised in the office.

Many thanks.

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Popcorn and PJ night thanks

We had a brilliant evening and raised a great amount during the Popcorn and PJ evening in February.

Thank you to all the children who came and thank you to the following who made it a success:
Jo Bell, Alex Croft, Charlotte Downes, Claire Millington, Claire Probert, Emily Stekic, Sally White, Mrs Edgerton and Neil Price for helping out with the technological glitch!

We hope to run another evening in the summer term.

100 Club – February Draw

Thanks to everyone who supports our 100 Club Draw.  Details of February’s winners are below:
1st prize – 55- Liz and John Starkie
2nd prize – 67 – Caroline Marsden
3rd prize – 3 – Liz Corbett

Numbers were drawn independently by School Circle’s secretary, Alex Croft.

Thanks for your support!

Save the Date!

Longnor School Easter Egg Hunt 26th March 1:30-3pm, on school grounds. We ‘HOP’ to see you there!

School Circle Volunteers Needed

We are hosting the Easter disco on the 28th March and really need volunteers to help out during one of the slots. If you are able to, or would like to know more about what you can do to help, please can you message your availability on the WhatsApp group or see Jo Bell or Tina during school pick ups. Thank you.

Next School Circle Meeting

March 9th 8pm via Teams

Join meeting on Teams

All parents and members of the school community are welcome to these School Circle Meetings and are encouraged to attend. We plan future fundraisers during these meetings and if there is no engagement then we are unable to develop further on any fantastic ideas that you may have, or act on any feedback regarding how past events have been held. Please attend if you can, or even drop in for part of the session if not, your contribution will be very much appreciated.

The meeting agenda is attached below.

SC Agenda 9.3.23

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