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World of Woodland Issue 50

This month’s value is: KINDNESS

Happy new year to all our pupils, parents, staff and governors. Almost two weeks of school work have been completed prior to this, our first edition of the Newsletter in 2018, due to the really quick start after the new year celebrations. Key dates for this term are included later in this Newsletter.

Our new month means we focus on a new value: kindness. An integral part of being in the Woodland environment is a willingness to be kind to others including our friends, other pupils, teachers and parents. Two apt quotes which come to mind are ‘There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end’ - Scott Adams; and ‘Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless’ - Mother Teresa. Our mission this month is simply to put across the message be kind!

If you are interested in joining the Woodland staff, we do have one current vacancy for a teaching assistant. If you’re interested and can start soon, please contact Tracey on foxt@woodlandacademy.co.uk before the deadline of 19 January for further information, or visit our website.

The crowdfunding page for raising money to pay for a memorial sculpture in memory of Lucy Green is still open for donations. We are expecting to install the sculpture before half term so that year 8 can enjoy it and remember Lucy through the remainder of their final year here. Flitwick Leisure Centre are planning a fundraiser for donations to the fund, through a FREE climb on 19 February from 8am—8pm. The website for donations is https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding.woodlandmiddleschool. All excess funds raised will go to CLIC Sargent, Lucy’s chosen charity.

Mrs Brandon, Y5 teacher, is this year’s director of the Flitwick Panto, ‘Snow White.’ We’re happy to plug this event! Shows begin on Saturday 20 January and can be booked by emailing fllitwick.panto@gmail.com. Our very own Mrs Shearer (TA) is Snow White!

The PTA have paid for a FREE swim for all pupils at the Bedford Oasis pool on Friday 19 January. KS2 can attend at 6.30pm and KS3 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome on the evening; parents need not stay but are welcome to. Thanks in advance to the staff for giving up their Friday night for our pupils to have fun—kindness in action!



Well done to our Y7 girls’ basketballers—County runners up.



Key dates for the term ahead include the following: 
19/1 Oasis swim event
25/1 Y5 Parents’ evening
29/1 Y8 Calshot trip (4 nights)
8/2 Valentine’s disco 9/2 End of Spring term 1
19/2 Beginning of Spring term 2
20/2 Y8 Parents’ evening
2/3 PTA Quiz Night
6/3 First Normandy trip (3 nights)
14/3 Globe Theatre trip
16/3 Swimming Gala 20/3 Second Normandy trip (3 nights)
27/3 Pantastic performances (2 nights)
28/3 End of Spring term 2 (Easter holiday)
3/4 Ski trip USA departs
10/4 Ski trip returns
16/4 Summer term 1 starts
7/5 May Day
28/5 Half term week
20/7 End of school year

Finally, I do wish you all a successful, happy and, above all, a healthy 2018.

Congratulations! Tom Perez-Bourne (7LP) successfully completed a 12 week course in both of Lee Valley’s Paddlesport Competency Assessments which allows him to kayak at Lee Valley’s white water Legacy Loop. Tom also passed his Grade 2 in Drums (tutor Dave Probert of AMS).

FREE SCHOOL MEALS Please see attached leaflet to see if your child is eligible.

World of Woodland Issue 50.pdf

Local Opportunities to Train to become a Teacher.pdf

Science and Space Fun Morning.pdf

Free School Meals.pdf

Community Awards Nominations Flyer.pdf

Comm Awards Nomination form 2018 2.pdf

Air Cadets Poster.pdf