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Thank you for attending the ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions this week – we hope that you found them useful. The presentation slides will be available from Monday.

This morning was very busy at Bowmansgreen! Mrs Stanley hosted her annual coffee morning, raising a fantastic £344.84 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by for tea, coffee and piece of cake and made a donation to support this event and to Mrs Stanley as chief organiser!

Thank you also to everyone who contributed to the mountain of bags ready for the Bags2School collection. This was the first fundraising event of the school year organised by the new FOBS committee. Next week, it’s school disco time!

Next Tuesday and Thursday, our first family consultation meetings of the year take place. If you have not yet booked an appointment, please contact the school office.

Our school open morning takes place tomorrow, 9am – 11.30am. Current and prospective families are all welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week

KS1 – Andreetta

KS2 – Arthur

Reader of the week

KS1 – Harley

KS2 – Eloise

Mathematician of the week

KS1 – Jenson

KS2 – Lexie

Musician of the week

Mariam

Ms Scoot award

Awarded by Miss Allen – Tallulah

Star of Kindness

Awarded by Mr Regan – Harrison

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week

KS1 – Ned

KS2 – Rosa

Reader of the week

KS1 – Jacob

KS2 – Isla

Mathematician of the week

KS1 – Evie

KS2 – Freddie

KS2 – Isa

Musician of the week

Nancy

FOBS

Bag2School Collection – Recycle / Reuse Project

Friday 30th September – 8.00-9.00am

This is a great way to declutter whilst raising valuable funds for Bowmansgreen.  Bags will be sent home with the children next week, or feel free to use your own bags.

Please bag up unwanted clothing, shoes (paired), jewellery, cuddly toys and linen, then leave by the mosaic mural outside the main school office entrance between 8.15-9.00am on 30th September.  All donations must be made during the morning drop-off as Bag2School will collect shortly afterwards.

To see the full list of what can/cannot be donated please check out the Bag2School website – https://bag2school.com/what-we-collect.

 

School Disco

Friday 7th October – 2 sessions after school

The mega-popular school disco is back after a 2 year absence.  Pop the date in your diary and more details will follow.  If you would like to be involved in helping with this event the next FOBS meeting is 21st September, 7.30pm in the Colney Fox.

 

FOBS Winter Fair 

Saturday 26th November 11am-2pm

FOBS Winter Fair preparations are in full swing.  Oliver & Akers Estate Agency are proud to be our main sponsor for our festive event.

Should you wish to run a stall for the school, place an advert in the event programme, donate a raffle prize, help on the day or purchase a stall pitch as an external stall holder (£25 per pitch), please email the office or contact us via the Friends of Bowmansgreen School Facebook page   

 

Cinderella Pantomime

Saturday 17th December – 6pm

FOBS are delighted to have secured discounted theatre tickets for the pantomime Cinderella at the Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden.

Ticket prices are just £14 per person (full price £18 child/£20 adult). This discount is open to all family and friends of Bowmansgreen School.  Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and will be sold via the School Gateway app from next week.  A notification will be sent via the app when booking has opened.

EYFS Blog

Last week, we learnt ‘All About Us.’ We looked carefully at ourselves in the mirror and drew self-portraits. We thought carefully about our skin, hair, and eye colour, as well as additional features, like freckles. We used skin colour crayons and matched the crayon colour to our own skins. We had so much fun expressing ourselves and being creative.

 

Headteacher’s Blog

Mrs Stanley will be hosting our annual coffee morning as part of MacMillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning,’ on Friday 30th September. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available between 7.30 – 9.15am, outside the main entrance.  ‘Bake it or fake it’ donations are welcome – please send into school by Thursday 29th. No nuts please!

Please check the school calendar for up and coming events – it is going to be a very busy term!

Sadly, Film Club will not be running this term due to the limited number of pupils who had signed up. This is such a shame as it has been a very popular and successful club at Bowmansgreen for more than four years. If you would like further information about this club and are interested in your child attending either an after school or lunchtime film club, please contact Miss Mates in the school office or Gill via HERTSBEDSFILMCLUB@GMAIL.COM or 07341305131.

Healthwatch Hertfordshire is supporting the local NHS by hearing from parents and carers about their experiences of accessing their GP practice on behalf of their child or the young person they care for. They have launched an online survey: https://bit.ly/ParentsCarersGPAccess. The results of this survey will be fed back to the NHS to help improve GP services. The closing date is 3rd October.

Take a look at the Herts for Learning autumn term online safety newsletter, which includes guidance, news, links and updates about online safety, with particular reference to current and recent developments and concerns.

Please be reminded that we are closed on Monday for the State Funeral Bank Holiday.

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week

KS1 – Adam

KS2 – Eliza

Reader of the week

KS1 – Lola

KS2 – Leo

Mathematician of the week

KS1 – Rafael

Word of the Week

Week beginning – 12 09 2022

EYFSPortrait
Y1Huddle
Y2SSnuggle
Y3Necessities
Y4Persevere
Y5Ominous
Y6Obvious

Headteacher’s Blog

We are aware that the end of day pick-up on the Key Stage 1 playground is currently stressful – for staff and families! We have re-marked the playground with year group zones so that families know where they can meet their child each day. From tomorrow, we will also include a painted boundary line which we would like families to wait behind until their child is handed over to them. That way, there is a defined area that staff can wait with pupils, until their adults arrive.

Thank you for responding and adapting well to the new parking restrictions. The junction at the front of school is much clearer and calmer and has made a significant difference to the school drop-off and pick-up.  There are still a few cars, without blue badges, taking a chance and parking on the lines. We would encourage all drivers to respect and adhere to the restrictions that are intended to help keep our school community safe.