Willowbrook School Newsletter
5th March 2020
“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”
Thank you so much for the huge effort to dress the children up for World Book Day! The children look amazing and have all had time to see everyone’s costumes. There was a prize for ‘best dressed’ for each year group.
Thank you also for the amazing contributions for a ‘Story in a Jar’. We had 72 entries, which is amazing! You are a very creative bunch of people and have certainly let your imaginations run riot! The School Librarians have been busy with the terrible job of choosing winners and we will announce them shortly.
From this week, the newsletter will go out on a Thursday. This is because, without a Business Manager, we have fewer staff in the office on a Friday. We will continue to email out the newsletter and have paper copies in the office if you wish to come and collect one.
As far as I know, the footpath in Summer Lane up to the school will be on restricted opening times from next week. I will send a text if this changes. I have been made aware that the fair is coming to the Arena from 9th March. Obviously this will reduce further the amount of space available for parking. The contractors have been liaising with the fair and there should still be plenty of space, but you may have to park slightly further away. Please can you make sure that you do not park on the zig-zag or double yellow lines, as this will be dangerous for pedestrians, thank you.
This is on Friday 13th March! We have a lot going on that day with all the children learning about sporting heroes. This will take place in the morning. In the afternoon, we have the Exe Factor where children will perform for a very enthusiastic audience! They have been rehearsing for weeks and have gone through a rigorous selection process, so are looking forward to entertaining you all. The show starts at 2pm and everyone is welcome; it is always a fun afternoon.
A few people have been asking about when parents’ evening is. We will be holding the next one on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April. This will follow the usual format of everyone entering the school via the Community Room. Some of the school governors will be in the Community Room to meet parents as we have some governor vacancies and would welcome the chance to talk to people about what the role involves and to encourage people to put their name forward.
A reminder to all Year Three parents that payment is now due for the Magdalen Farm trip. Please can you pay on the Gateway or directly to the school office. Only children who have paid a deposit by Friday 6th March will be able to go on the residential. Thank you.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 13th March Year 6 Height & Weight programme
Friday 13th March Sport Relief day
Friday 13th March Exe Factor
Thursday 19th March Reception trip to Paignton Zoo
Friday 20th March PTA Mother’s Day presents & Cream Tea
Monday 23rd March Foundation Stage Disco
Tuesday 24th March Yr4, Yr5 & Yr6 Disco
Thursday 26th March Yr1, Yr2 & Yr3 Disco
Friday 27th March Last day of term
Tuesday 14th April First day of Summer term
Tuesday 14th April Theatre Alibi performance
Wednesday 15th April Parents Evening
Thursday 16th April Parents Evening
Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
Monday 25th – Friday 29th May Half term
Friday 19th June PTA Father’s Day presents
Monday 13th July Non pupil day
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th July Yr 3 residential – Magdalen Farm
Friday 17th July Summer Fair
Wednesday 22nd July Last day of term
Change of date: Please note Monday 4th May is no longer a Bank Holiday and school will be open as usual. The Bank Holiday has been moved to Friday 8th May.