Dear Parents and Carers Jordans School

Jordans School
26th March 2014
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to Verity who started Class 1 last week. I am sure she will enjoy making
new friends.
70th Anniversary Celebrations
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make Friday such a special day for the
children. Their costumes were great and we enjoyed seeing them performing so well
in the assembly and in the country dancing.
I want to say a great big thank you to the mums who baked cakes and prepared the
teas, put out chairs and helped me decorate the hall: Fiona Perrin, Julia Jackson, Kate
Hempsall, Anne Bonandrini, Sarah Eio, Liza Edington, Jen Marshall, Tania Lawrence
and many more.
Thank you for the stage hands. I’m not sure who helped Phil put all the chairs and
stage away but you were fab! Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Bill Turnbull
who really enjoyed meeting the children. We loved his ‘Rumba’ story.
Easter Bonnets and Singing, Wednesday 2nd April
This year we are having an Easter Parade and a Green Walk on Wednesday 2nd April.
This tradition has always been a lovely way to prepare for Easter and for you to join
us for a few songs and seasonal poems. I have spoken to the children about making
a bonnet – we like to see their ideas and handiwork!
On Wednesday, we will meet you by Copse Lane at 08.45, ready to ‘green walk’ into
the playground for an Easter Parade.
Following registration, the children will
perform in the hall, at around 9.20 am.
Universal Free Meals Class 1 and Class R
A letter and questionnaire will be sent to parents of children in Class 1 and Class R,
regarding the provision of universal free school meals, planned for September 2014.
We would appreciate all questionnaires being completed and sent to the office by
Tuesday 1st April.
Train Trip, 1st May
Attached is a letter out about our train trip to Princes Risborough in May. This is a
lovely opportunity for the children to go on the train with our favourite Chiltern
Railwayman, Driver Dave.
Easter Holidays – important dates
School closes for the Easter holiday at 1pm on Friday 4th April. Easter falls quite late
this year which means that the new term starts on Wednesday 23rd April.
We have an inset day on 22nd April.
Uniform Changes
We are delighted to let you know that after Easter we are changing the way you can
purchase school uniform. Attached is a letter explaining the changes and how you
will be able to obtain uniform from the 22nd April.
Community News
Jordans and District Rotary Club
The Jordans and District Rotary Club are raising money for the RNLI again this year.
As they have helped us so much in the past, we would like to support their charity
fundraising by having a collection in the run up to Easter. They will be delivering a
collection box to the School next week, please feel free to contribute if you wish.
Can you help?
I, Jenny Owen, am also coordinating the collection week for The RNLI in the whole of
Jordans Village and am asking for volunteer help to collect around the village in any
roads of their choice even if just a few houses any help would be very greatly
appreciated. Just give me a ring on 01494 677571.
"Roll Out The Barrel"
The Jordans and District Rotary Club will also holding a charity Film Night in The
Beaconsfield Film and Television School Cinema on Saturday 5th April, 7pm for 8pm
start. Tickets are £16 to include film, glass of wine, canapés and a donation to the
charity which is "Roll Out The Barrel." The charity sends 30 litre barrels with handles
for pushing or pulling to children and women in Africa to aid them in their water
collection so that they don't have to use their backs or heads. The Film that we are
showing is "The Way" from 2012 with Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt,
about The Pilgrims Way - Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Please contact Jenny Owen 01494 677571 for tickets.
Phil Glendinning and I will take some children in Class 2 to the allotment on
Wednesday afternoon.
2014 Last week for the After School Clubs (with the exception of Judo)
Day of week
Start / End Date
3.10 - 4.10
13.1.14 – 24.3.14
3.00 – 3.45
14.1.14 – 1.4.14
3.10 – 4.10
15.1.14 – 26.3.14
16.1.14 – 27.3.14
10 weeks
10 weeks
10 weeks
La Jolie French Club
10 weeks
New Dates for your diary
Term dates for 2014 are on the website. All family holidays should be booked during
the school holidays.
Dates for the Spring/Summer Term 2014
2nd April
Easter Bonnet Parade and Singing
4th April
School closes at 1pm
7th – 21st April
Easter Holiday
22nd April
Inset day
23rd April
Summer Term starts
1st May
Train Trip
25th June
Sports Day, 1.30pm
1st July
Induction Morning for new Class R parents
3rd July
Dropmore Country Dancing
FYI: Class Reps
Class R
Tori Bowen, Rachel Turkington and Tanya Wilson
Class 1
Louise Templeton, Bianca Dexter-Burnell and Debbie Robinson
Class 2
Fiona Perrin and Jen Marshall