14th October 2016
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
The children have been watching with very keen interest to the progress that our builders are making. They are digging out the trenches for the footing for the new walls. They have had to dig deeper nearer the cellar. Watching the builders work has made me really appreciate the hard work that the builders in 1877 must have put in to build the school.
The temporary car park and access into school appears to be working and no one has come to see me about any problems. If you do encounter any please do let me know as we all need to work together while the building work takes place.
Many thanks for the donations of food items to the Barrow Food bank. A group of Year 6 children accompanied Mrs Dean to the food bank where the food was weighed and checked in. Altogether Burlington School and the Church donated enough food for 248 meals. Thank you everyone.
Money donated in church during the Harvest Supper and through our cake sales on the playground have seen us raise a whopping £118.20 towards the farm Africa project. Again, thank you.
Furness Young Voices
Our children in year 2/3 have been asked to join Furness schools in an evening of song on Tuesday 8th November at Forum 28. Ticket money can now be sent into school. If you requested extra tickets at the time please pay for these. As we can not guarantee extra tickets will be available parents will be reimbursed for tickets not bought.
It was great to see so many families attending our parent’s evening. If you did not get chance to catch up with your child’s class teacher please feel free to make an appointment to see them.
Friends of Burlington
All families should have received an invitation to join the Friends 100 Club. This came out via a letter form from the Friends through school. Please fill in a form if you wish to have a number. If you require further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the Halloween Disco are selling at £3 per ticket. Please send money into school in a named envelope. The friends are looking for volunteers to help with hot dogs, games, music etc. Again please approach a member of the Friends (Bryony Karasek, Claire Steele, Emma Rawlinson, Katie Jones, Vic Code, Lindsay Rafter, Angela Hadwin to name a few!) with offers of help, alternatively please check out the Friends of Burlington Facebook page.
Please can I request that all club fees are paid promptly and up front.
Fees for next half term are:
Tom’s Multisports -
While I do not like to mention Christmas in October next week in school we will be designing our Christmas cards. This is an annual event where we turn your child’s artwork into a Christmas card to send. We will be designing cards in school which your child will then bring home. You may choose to design your own at home instead of the one done in school. Alternatively you may wish to design a thank you card. This year parents are encouraged to order their cards online and also pay for them online. This cuts down on the money handling in school. Your child’s design will need to be returned to school in order for us to send it to the printers. Pictures need to be returned to school by Tuesday 1st November.
Tuesday 18th October Forest Schools (4,5,6) in the morning
Wednesday 19th October Big Bang Fair (Furness College – 4,5,6) in the morning
Forest Schools Miss Holden and Mrs Atkinson’s classes
Friday 21st October BREAK UP
Monday 31st October Halloween Disco (Friends of Burlington)
Tuesday 1st November Return Christmas Artwork to school
Wednesday 2nd November Jester for Jesus Worship in school
Friday 4th November Christmas Card designs to be ordered by
Tuesday 8th November Furness Young Voices Forum 28
Monday 14th November Friends meeting 7pm in School
Wednesday 16th November Gail leading Worship in school
Thursday 17th November Stephen Wright (Rock and Volcano Man) to work with Y4/5/6 on Materials
Tuesday 29th November Last TUESDAY CLUB
Wednesday 30th November Jester for Jesus Worship in school
Thursday 1st December School Christmas Fair
Friday 2nd December Year 5 Dowdales Taster Day
December dates to be confirmed Christmas in Church 2pm & 6pm
Trip to cinema or a pantomime
Friday 16th December School breaks up (time to be confirmed)
Wednesday 4th January INSET Day for staff
Thursday 5th January School starts.