Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th October
It is that time of year when we enjoy our traditional harvest festivals and think about our community and where our food comes from. We are also really looking forward to seeing the children perform.
Reception/Key Stage 1: there are two Harvest performances for FS/KS1 in the School Hall on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October, each starting at 9:15am. The services will last approximately 30 minutes.
Key Stage 2: there are also two Harvest performances for KS2 in the School Hall on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October, each starting at 10am. These services will last approximately 45 minutes.
Donations: this aspect of the celebration is "caring for our community" in practice. This year's donations will go to Julian House in Bath. Julian House supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals. These include adults and young people experiencing homelessness, escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties and people who need support after leaving prison.
If your family would like to make a harvest donation, please send a tin or packet of food or toiletries (they do not require soup, however, as they currently have a large supply). Please remember that fresh goods are not required, and just one item per family is enough. Please send donations to school with your child from Monday 2nd October and leave them in the crates that will be provided at the front of the school. We will collect them and make a display on our stage as part of the festival. The collection will close at the end of the day on Thursday 5th October.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
If you wish to make a personal donation or find out more about the charity please go to: www.julianhouse.org.uk/
Tickets: each family has been allocated two tickets. Please collect them after school. Parents in FS/KS1 should collect their ticket from the teacher of the youngest sibling in FS/KS1. In the same way, KS2 parents should collect from the teacher of youngest sibling in the KS2 phase. The final deadline for ticket collection is Friday 29th September. If you don't collect your child from school, please send a named envelope in with your child with the required day and number of tickets (maximum two). Staff will put the ticket in the envelope and send home with your child.
Please have your ticket with you on the morning of the performance to show Mrs Sage on the door and please do double check the day of the performance on your ticket so we can ensure the right number of seats are available.
Friday 13th October
The PTA are very excited to be holding their first disco of the school year, on Friday 13th October. The disco is split into two groups; the first is for Years 1, 2 and 3, followed by a second one for Years 4, 5 and 6 later in the evening. As it is early in the school year, there is no event for Reception children this time but they will have an opportunity later in the year.
Tickets are on sale online from Monday 2nd October – please click on the following link to purchase your tickets: www.pta-events.co.uk/saltfordschoolpta. Parent helpers are needed on the evening so please sign up online if you can help.
For the first session, (Years 1, 2 and 3) you will need to drop them at the hall at 5.30pm and collect them at 6.30pm. The second disco (for Years 4, 5 and 6) will start at 6.45pm and will end at 8:00pm.
The tickets for the younger children include a small bag of sweets, so they do not need to bring any money into the disco. There will a tuck shop at the second disco for Years 4-6 so please bring your pocket money (change is always helpful). All children will need to bring a labelled water bottle as drinks are not provided as part of this.
If you wish to stay at school, there will be refreshments for parents in the library (for a small donation to PTA funds). Due to the fire limits of the hall, it is not possible for parents to stay with their children during the disco. There are sufficient parent helpers attending to ensure full supervision. Pick up and drop off are via our Claverton Road entrance only – accessing the Hall via the front door (which leads to the office).
We appreciate that a disco is not something that every child wants to take part in. If your child receives one to one support or adjustments at school to support sensory overload, and they want to attend, please see Mrs Sage to plan support needed.
Prices of tickets:
£3.50 – Years 1 - 3 (including a small bag of sweets)
£2.50 – Years 4 - 6 (these tickets do not include refreshments).