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World of Woodland Issue 01

Welcome back to the new school year - our new term is now well underway and hopefully your children have settled in well either back at Woodland or into their new school. Not only did we have over 140 pupils start in Year 5 but we had about 20 new pupils start in the other year groups too. If teething issues do still exist please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor or the relevant heads of year – listed below:

Year 5 – Mrs Petrie petries@woodlandacademy.co.uk
Year 6 – Mr Guthrie guthriea@woodlandacademy.co.uk
Year 7 - Mr Hughes hughesd@woodlandacademy.co.uk
Year 8 - Mr Matias matiass@woodlandacademy.co.uk

This is the final version of our World of Woodland publication that will be printed on paper for the 2018-19 year as we are going electronic from now onwards. If you do not receive our newsletters by email (we will send out a text on each publication day) then please check with our database manager Mrs Barker barkert@woodlandacademy.co.uk that your correct email address is on our records. This newsletter is also emailed – so if you didn’t receive it electronically please get in touch. All newsletters are also published on our website www.woodlandacademy.co.uk .

The school term dates for 2018-19 are listed below. Please be reminded that we cannot authorise holidays during these weeks. As a school we only request that fixed penalty notices (fines) are served if any unauthorised period exceeds 10 days OR there is more than one period of unauthorised absence in a school year. Request for leave of absence should be made on the form available online and from the school office.

Autumn Tem – Sept 5th to Dec 19th with half term w/c Oct 22nd 2018
Spring Term – Jan 3rd to Apr 5th with half term w/c Feb 11th 2019
Summer Term – Apr 23rd to July 19th with half term w/c May 27th 2019

The key event dates for the term ahead are listed below. The school calendar 2018-19 has already been emailed home, but is also attached to this newsletter (by email) too. Sept 17th School photos

Sept 18th Y8 girls HPV vaccination #1
Sept 20th KS2 War Horse theatre trip
Sept 21st Fun Run
Sept 24th Tours week for existing parents
Oct 11th Meet the form tutor parents’ evening
Oct 18th Hallowe’en Disco KS2 5pm and KS3 7pm
Oct 19th Y5 Whipsnade Trip
Oct 29th School Closed Training Day for staff
Nov 8th Open Evening for Year 4
Nov 9th PTA Quiz Night 7pm
Nov 12th Tours week for prospective parents
Nov 12th Anti-Bullying week
Nov 14th Ski Trip 2019 parents’ evening
Nov 16th Y8 Skills Show trip
Nov 19th Y6 Mock SATs week
Dec 6th Y6 Parents’ Evening
Dec 12th Carol Service Flitwick Church 7pm
Dec 13th Christmas Dinner 12-2pm and Disco KS2 5pm KS3 7pm
Dec 14th Y5 Christingle service 2pm
Dec 18th Christmas concert
Dec 19th Staff panto (am) KS2 Panto trip to MK Theatre (pm)

Of course there will be other events that are planned after this newsletter, so these are the key dates not a comprehensive list. For up to date information please make sure that you receive text messages and follow us on Twitter @WoodlandAacdemy .

Our Fun Run next Friday is our main fundraiser for the PTA each year. It has raised over £5,000 regularly. It is simply a sponsored run or walk around the school grounds for 2 hours on a Friday afternoon. Pupils can dress in fancy dress, walk/run with their friends and be encouraged by their parents. All parents are welcome to attend from 1pm and should enter via the small green gates nearest the car park barrier. It is a great opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and have a coffee/tea and cake from our MacMillan stall. Please feel free to bring camping chairs!

Also coming up soon are our tours for existing parents – perhaps your child is new to the school or you’d like to see the newly refurbished Year 5 block – or put a few names to faces of our staff – please book your place by returning the booking slip or emailing Mrs Brown on brownt@woodlandacademy.co.uk for a tour in week commencing Sept 24th .

Our Year 7 pupil Ava Wright has decided to do a charity walk up Mount Snowdon on 29th Sept for her chosen charity Children's Chronic Arthritis Association. Please see attached link for details: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/avapoppywright


School Crossing Patrols, we have received notification of no crossing patrol on the below dates: 

Glebe Road Flitwick - Near Flitwick Lower School
No cover PM - Friday 28th September
No cover AM or PM - Monday 1st October
No cover AM - Tuesday 2nd October
No cover PM - Wednesday 3rd October
No cover PM - Monday 29th October

Key Stage 2 Production
This year 5 and 6 will be performing Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Audition rehearsals start on Monday 16th September at lunchtime. All pupils wishing to audition should attend one of the rehearsals, notes will be in register and the Auditions will be the following week with the main singing audition taking place after school on Thursday 27th September until 4.45pm. No pupils can audition unless they have a signed consent form which will be available next week.

Music Lessons
Instrumental lessons have started this week, with some still being set up for new starters so please bear with me. If you still have no information for your child's lessons please email me bryana@woodlandacademy.co.uk and I can make sure its in the process of being set up.

And finally…I’d like to wish everyone a really fantastic year ahead. Lots of learning, lots of happy memories to create, lots of growing both on the outside and on the inside (with our school values). To the staff, pupils and parents, let us all work together to ensure that 2018-19 is a successful year for all!

World of Woodland Issue 01