“Learning Together with HAPPINESS, RESPECT, TRUST and COMPASSION.”

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Hagley Road, Pedmore,
Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0RH

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Mr D. Dunn
01384 818955

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25th November 2022
by pedmore_admin

“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

John 13:34

Newsletter 25th November 2022

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We are moving at pace towards the Christmas break, with lots of things happening over the next couple of weeks. Some dates below to remind you of what’s happening, and lots of information to share!

Each week from now on we will have two new sections – a bible quote of the week, which hopefully will help to inspire you, or make you think, for the forthcoming week, and a ‘Thunk’ of the week. A Thunk is a question which makes you think and can be a great starter for a chat at the dining table!

Have a great weekend.

With God, all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

Attendance

Each week we will be sharing the weekly attendance figures for school. We should be aiming for 97% or above attendance overall. Each class breakdown is below:

Reception – 91.64%

Year 1 – 99%

Year 2 – 92.33%

Year 3 – 97.27%

Year 4 – 96.06%

Year 5 – 84.18%

Year 6 – 96.97%

Whole school – 94.05%

Reindeer Run

A reminder of this ParentMail that was sent out earlier this week:

This Monday coming (28th November) we will be taking part, as a school, in Mary Stevens Hospice Reindeer run, where children will do some running activities during their PE time. We will be doing this to raise some money for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Mr Hart, who is a teaching student who has been with us since September, has organised this due to personal family connections with Mary Stevens Hospice. Last November, Mr Hart’s stepmum was admitted to the hospice for end of life care. They have given continued support for Mr Hart and his family since her passing.

We fully appreciate it’s an expensive time of the year at the moment, so we are not doing this as a sponsored event. We will have a bucket on the gate on Monday morning and evening should anyone wish to donate. However small an amount, even if just a few pennies, will be gratefully received.

Thank you once again for your support.

If the hands fall off my clock, is it still a clock?

Message from PTA

Dear Parents / Carers

The PTA are keeping busy and are now getting ready for the much anticipated Pedmore Raffle! We decided against drawing on the night of the winter fayre as there were just too many prizes to do it justice.  The prizes include:

  • Adult Hamper full of M&S treats, Wine, Fizz, Port and toiletries / perfumes worth around £200!!
  • Pedmore School Hamper (generously donated by the school staff)
  • Fitness Factory Hamper & one month Adult & Child membership 
  • Children’s Hamper full of toys, games, books, arts & crafts for children of all ages!
  • Post Office Festive Hamper
  • Volvo Gift Hamper
  • Adult Beauty Hamper including M&S voucher & Bodyshop goodies
  • Family ticket to West Midland Safari Park
  • Dinner voucher for The Chequers Pub, Cutnall Green
  • £30 Foley Arms Pub voucher
  • Full Body Massage
  • Nail vouchers and many more!

Please can you get your tickets and money back to school by Friday 2nd Decemberand then we will do the draw the following week!  You can also transfer your raffle money to the PTA bank account if you prefer:

Pedmore Church of England Aided Primary Schl PTA

Sort Code: 40-43-17

Account: 91447351

HSBC

Ref: Child’s Name & Raffle as reference when making the payment.

If you are unable to sell your tickets please return them so we can use them in the future!  Thanks again for all your support and good luck winning one of the many fabulous prizes!

And finally we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the Winter Fayre last week.   We raised a whopping £3,097.08!!  It was the most well attended and profitable fayre we have held in a long time so thank you for donating your time & money, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

We also have to say a massive thank you to all our supporters who donated (either their time, skills or money!) to the winter fayre:

  • Dagar Tools
  • Jukebox Jems
  • Feasibility Quantity Surveyors
  • Warburtons
  • Showcall
  • The Anchor at Caunsell

Check out their facebook accounts / websites and support them where you can as events like these are not possible without their support!

Finally a shout out to all the fabulous volunteers.  We had a wonderful turnout this year that made the running of the event so much smoother and a heartfelt thank you to every parent, carer, grandparent, teacher & support staff that gave up their time to help!

From all at the PTA

If you are interested in seeing more of Jukebox Jems, see this flyer for their Christmas Show.

Pedmore Church Coffee Morning

This Saturday (26th November), there is a Christmas Eco Coffee Morning being held in St Peter’s Centre. See here for more details.

Class Update Newsletters

You should all have received your class update newsletters today. Please contact school office if you haven’t received one for your child’s class.

Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s

Dear Parents/Carers, 

St Peter’s Church is holding a Christmas Tree Festival in church between 2nd and 4th December which is a display of different trees that local groups have created. 

I thought it would be lovely if we had a tree which combined my business and school so I have been working with the children to create decorations for our tree.

Our tree will be called the Gratitude Tree and today children have decorated wood cookies with what they are grateful for.  It has been wonderful to talk to the children about what they are thankful for.  Today at lunchtime children were able to decorate a wood cookie with their gratitude which will be hung on our tree. They are truly beautiful and not only are they very creative they are also very appreciative of what they have. 

Next week the worship council will accompany me and Mrs Dowen to church to decorate the tree. 

Attached is the flyer regarding the details about the festival, so please pop along and see all the trees.  Plus you will have the opportunity to add your gratitude to our tree. 

Hope to see some of you there. 

Kind regards

Ruth 

Ruth Hill

Christmas Dates at Pedmore

2nd December – Reception Nativity (9:30am)

7th December – KS1 Nativity (9:30am for Year 2 parents)

7th December – KS1 Nativity (2:00pm for Year 1 parents)

12th December – KS2 Christmas Forest School (am); Rec/KS1 (pm)

13th December – Year 5 & 6 Coffee and Carols (Yr 5 parents 9:15-9:45; Yr6 parents 10:15am-10:45am)

13th December – Year 3 & 4 Carol concert at St Peter’s (parents welcome 2 per child please max , 2:00pm)

14th December – Christmas lunch

Take Care & Stay Safe

Mr Dunn

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