St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe but this Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent, the 4 Sundays before Christmas, when Christian churches start their preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ.  There will be advent candles lit across the country and advent carols will start to be sung.  It is a very special time of year in the church calendar when Christians reflect on what God coming to earth means to them.  As a church school we will also be starting our advent reflections and preparing for our celebrations.

Some of the children have decorated a tree to be part of St Mary’s Church Christmas tree festival.  From 10am on Saturday there will be lots of things going on in the church and opportunities to see the trees.  The trees will stay up throughout advent so if you are unable to see the trees on Saturday you can see them another day.

Tomorrow 25th November is non-uniform day.  The children can come in their own, suitable, clothes in return for a donation for the PTA Christmas Fair.  We are suggesting that R,Y1,Y2 & Y3 bring in gifts for the gift stall and the rest of the school bring in chocolate.

This year at the fair the PTA are having a wellies and woollies stall.  If you have old wellies or woollies that no longer fit your children but that still have life left in them; please bring them in so someone else can use them.  You may well find something for your children on this stall.  We are hoping that this green initiative will be very popular.  Woollies can include things like hats, gloves, scarves, jumpers or cardigans.

There will also be a second hand book stall.  If you have some books your children have finished with please donate them to the fair.  There are boxes in the entrance hall where you can put books, wellies and woollies.

All school led clubs will finish on Thursday 8th December.

On Friday 25th November Ospreys will be leading our worship.  As usual I will text you the code word for entry to this assembly.  On Friday 2nd it will be Kite’s turn.

On the last day on term 22nd December we are having our school Christmas Dinner.  This is a lovely occasion when the school eat together.  Almost all the children take part in this celebration.  If your child is not going to have a Christmas Dinner, please let the office know.  If we don’t hear from you we will assume your child will be having a school dinner that day.

On Tuesday 6th December a film company is coming into school to make a film about our arts provision because of our Platinum Artsmark.  The film is being made for The Mighty Creatives and will be used by them to promote Artsmark.  It will most likely appear on their You Tube feed.  Most of the footage of the children will be of them engaged in activities or in the background.  If you do not want your child to appear in this film please let us know.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes