Weekly Newsletter

Barlaston First School

21st September 2018



McMillan Coffee Afternoon Friday 28th Sept and Hedgehogs First Visit to Family Worship

Please come and join us on Friday 28th Sept at 2.45pm for our McMillan coffee afternoon. This will take place after the family worship, and will enable your child to join you in the school hall at the end of the school day. Please come along and support this amazing charity. If anyone wishes to donate a cake or biscuits, any donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Also, this will be the first family worship the new reception children will take part in. We always allow a few weeks for the children to settle, before they attend whole school worships, but they will be more than ready by then.

We would love to see any parents from the Hedgehog class at this worship. Come and have a peek into part of their school day, and join in with part of their school life. We look forward to seeing you there!

Message from the PTA

This is a message for all parents, those new to the school and those not! We are looking for parents/ grandparents to join our PTA. We raise money for the school, and our main project at the moment is raising funds for a new adventure playground. The existing one has been in place for many years, and we are in need of a replacement. We plan many activities to raise funds, and would welcome your support and ideas. Please come along and join in our meetings, everyone is welcome. If you are interested in helping out the school funds, and your child’s education, please pop along to our meeting on 17th Oct, 7.00pm at The Upper House.


Change of Date for PTA Quiz Night

Please note that the quiz night scheduled for Friday 5th October, will now take place on Fri 9th Nov.


Feed the Hungry

As you may be aware, we are supporting the charity Feed the Hungry in a large project involving school and church. We are twinned with Soweto Academy in Nairobi, a school with  over 1000 pupils! Feed the Hungry works alongside such poverty stricken areas by providing these children with a meal each day. For the vast majority of children, this will be their only meal. As our Harvest focus this year, we will be asking for your help in providing not the food, (this has to be specially packaged etc) but paper, pencils, crayons etc for the children. In January, myself, Mrs Price, Mrs Broome and Rev Stewart will be going over to the slums and visiting the school. We will be taking over all the materials gathered in our Harvest appeal, so we will be handing them over personally! I need to say at this point, the visits are self-funded by each member of staff. This will certainly not be coming out of the school budget. We look forward to making a difference in the lives of these children, and for our children here at Barlaston to see the difference they are making. Many thanks for your support. 


Best wishes    Mrs Clarey and Team

New Dates in Bold



Autumn  Term 2018


Fri 28th Sept

McMillan coffee afternoon


Fri 12th Oct

School Harvest Festival in Church


Sat 13th Oct

School Open Day 10.00am-12.00pm


Tues 16th Oct

Parents Eve 5pm-7pm


Wed 17th Oct

PTA Meeting  7pm Upper House


Thurs 18th Oct

Parents Eve 5pm-7pm


Fri 19th Oct

School Disco


Fri 26th Oct

School closed to pupils


Mon 29th-Fri 2nd inc

Half term


Thur 8th and Fri 9th Nov

Remembrance  theme days

Fri 9th Nov

PTA quiz  Upper House


Sun 11th Nov

Remembrance  service


Thur 15th Nov

Anti- bullying theme day


Mon 19th and Wed 21st (provisional)

Theatre workshops in school

Tues 20th Nov

Whole school trip to the New Vic Theatre


Fri 30th Nov

School closed to pupils


Fri 7th Dec

Christmas Fayre


Tues 11th Dec

6.00pm Hedgehog Nativity


Wed 12th Dec

1.30pm Year 3 and 4 panto

6.30pm Years 1 and 2 Chistmas play


Thurs 13th Dec

1.30pm Years 1 and 2 Christmas play

6.30pm Year 3 and 4 panto


Thurs 20th  Dec

Christmas party


Fri 21st Dec

Christingle in church


Fri 21st Dec

School closes for Christmas