Primary Newsletters

Message from the Head of Primary, Maria Woods

 

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

 

I apologise for the amount of information in this email this week but the next week or so is quite busy and I don't anyone to miss anything.

 

In assembly this week we donated well over 250 toys to Toys for Tots. Representatives from both Coldwell Banker and The Coalition for the Protection of Children came to the assembly to accept the donation and say a few words to the children. Thank you so much for the support you offered to this worthwhile appeal. I know there will be some thrilled children this Christmas. You have made a difference. Also in the assembly we celebrated the Golden Rule 'We look after property'. Mrs. Finnigan and some of our Y6 students talked about the Holiday Poetry Competition that is run in Primary each year and those children that were interested in taking part were told to collect an information sheet from their teacher. Information is also below and on the VLE just in case the sheet did not make it home.

 

After school teacher run clubs for Term 1 are now all finished, and you should have had the signup sheet for Upper Primary After School Clubs for Term 2. Deadline for the return of this form is Monday 11th Dec.

 

Also on Monday you will receive an email informing you about IRG hot lunches. Sign up for this will now be done online - so no envelopes having to be sent in to school – which will hopefully make things easier for you! You will need your child's school ID number to put onto the online order form, and this will also be sent out at the same time (if not before). Make a note of this number as you will need it to order hot lunches in future as well.

 

I would like to inform those of you who do not access the WA social media pages that we are auctioning off the functioning wooden see-saw with WA bears on it to raise more funds for the playground. This item was put out alongside the voting boxes for children for the few weeks they were voting on which style playground they wanted– so they will know all about it. We have attached a photo for those who have not seen it. If you think you could use this as an added Christmas gift or you would like it for yourself then please email your bid to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Tuesday 12th 3pm. Highest bidder will get the see-saw and both cuddly bears. Click here for image.

 

Next week is the busy final week of term. Please read the information below so you do not miss anything important.

 

On Wednesday in the afternoon we invite parents of Lower Primary children (R – Y3) to see the Lower Primary Winter Concert. This year we are presenting The Snow Child. Parking for this event will be by the pool and on the basketball court with overflow parking down one side of the field. Gates will be opened at 1.15pm and no earlier. The doors to the PPMH will be opened after sound checks, etc. are complete – so at around 1.30pm. The show will begin at 1.45pm. You may take your R – Y3 child home at the end of the performance should you wish but only after they have returned to their classroom to change/ collect their belongings- and you will need to check them out from their room once they are ready. Please be aware that no WA siblings are permitted to miss lessons to watch the show. Upper Primary children will be having normal lessons on that day until 3.25 pm - as they will have watched the dress rehearsal.

 

Thursday is party day. Children can come in grub clothes on this day.

 

Friday is the last day of term and we finish early:
• Reception children without older siblings at the school may leave at 12noon. Those with older siblings can be picked up at 12.15 up at Reception and then parents can drive down the hill to pick up the rest of the family at Primary dismissal bays.
• Y1 – Y3 and older Primary siblings in Y4, 5, 6 are dismissed at 12.15
• Y4,5,6 Primary students without younger siblings are dismissed at 12.30.
• Secondary students are dismissed at 1.15pm
We are happy to supervise any primary siblings of secondary students in the Primary Quad (in Ms. Rickards classroom) where their secondary sibling can come and pick them up at 1.15pm. Primary siblings will not be permitted to wander off to wait for/look for a secondary siblings elsewhere on site. We recommend that you provide a small snack for them as it is quite a while since recess.

 

THERE IS NO BEARS OR CUBS CLUB ON THIS DAY. THE AFTERSCHOOL SUPERVISION PROGRAMME WILL START AGAIN ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM (WEDS 3RD JANUARY)

 

The School will be closed Friday, 15th December, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. and reopening on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018. However, the Main Office, Finance and Development will be open from 8:30am-2:30pm the 18th thru 21st December and close early on Friday, 22nd December at 1:30pm. All Offices will re-opening for business on Tuesday, 2nd January.

 

I hope to see some of you at the semifinals (and hopefully the finals) of the football this Friday and Saturday. I wish all our teams that have got this far good luck and I wish you all a lovely weekend.

 

 

VLE (FROG) ACCESS
A resource that helps you to keep up to date with all that is happening:

• If your child is in R, Y1,2,3 - Username – lower Password – 123456
• If your child is in Y,4,5, 6 - Username – upper Password – 123456
Events relevant to all year groups are placed on the front page then if you click the tab for your child's year group here you will find events and information relevant to that year group. This log on is only for general information. Letters for Primary parents and pertinent information are displayed in (hopefully) a clear way on FROG (our primary VLE).

 

Withdrawal Policy (RY – Y12):
One complete term's written notice in advance is required if your child is not returning to Warwick Academy.
If you are planning on withdrawing from the school after the Easter break notice is due no later than 1st January, 2018.
If you are withdrawing for the next academic year (2018-19) notice is due no later than the 1st April, 2018.
Should one complete terms notice not be given parents will be liable for a withdrawal fee as follows:
$500 notice received after deadline but within 60 days
$1,000 notice received after 60 days of deadline but before the start of next term
$1,500 notice received after the first day of the next term.
There are no exceptions to this withdrawal fee.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

 

Holiday Poetry Competition
It's that time of year again and Mrs. Finnigan and her Year 6 Literacy Extension group are looking forward to receiving a record number of poems for the competition. Details are below:

• Eligibility: Year 1 to Year 6 (The competition will be split into Years 1/2 and Years 3/4 and Year 5/ 6)
• Closing Date: Monday 11th December, 2017 (8.30am)
• Deliver to: Mrs. Finnigan in the Primary Office
• Please include: Name and school year.
• Poems can be on any holiday topic, in any form, but no more than 20 lines.
• The poem must be original and the work of the student.
• Copyright remains with the individual writers however we would like to publish the winner's poems in The Bear Newsletter.
• Students will be notified of the results by Tuesday 12th December, 2017

Good Luck!

 

CONGRATULATIONS
In this section of the newsletter we will mention children who have done well in school organised competitions or external competitions entered by the school. Individual successes are celebrated in Lower Primary (Monday) and Upper Primary (Thursday) Assemblies and trophies, certificates, letters etc. can be brought in to show during these assemblies on a weekly basis.

Golden Rule WE LOOK AFTER PROPERTY recipients:
Celeigh Bridgewater, Robert Kempe, Tyler Rance, Cameron Duda, Ileana Kopanski, Joshua Manning, Eliana Lewis, Olivia Shelley, Florence Russell, Ty Powell, Harris Fleming, Max Kempe, Jackson Farias, Lachlan Thompson, Chloe Card, Jacob Batista, Youenn Pugi, Zayne Kirkpatrick, Téizh Hall

Assembly Certificate Themes 2017
Month Golden Rule IB Profile Principal's Assembly
December We look after property Balanced
January We are gentle Communicator Resilience in sport

 

HOUSE CUP THIS WEEK
First– Rhodes
Second – Robertson
Third – Patton
Fourth - Morgan

 

PE NEWS

GOOD LUCK TO OUR BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS TAKING PART IN THE SEMI FINALS (AND POSSIBLY THE FINALS) OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

SCHOOL EVENTS AND DEADLINES COMING UP:

Term 1

Wednesday 13th Dec 1.45pm – R – Y3 Winter Concert – 'The Snow Child'
Thursday 14th Dec – Primary Grub Day and Class Party Day
Friday 15th Dec – End of Term 1 – Early dismissal (see newsletter above for details)

Term 2

School Office Hours
The School will be closed Friday, 15th December, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. and reopening on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018. However, the Main Office, Finance and Development will be open from 8:30am-2:30pm the 18th thru 21st December and close early on Friday, 22nd December at 1:30pm. All Offices will re-opening for business on Tuesday, 2nd January.

Weds 3rd Jan – Start of Term 2 for students – After School Clubs, BEARs and CUBs start & Hot lunches
Sat 13th January from 10am-12pm - Second Hand Uniform Shop. Donations are always appreciated.
Thursday 18th Jan – Cake Raffle
Friday 19th Jan pm – UP Inter-House Cross Country event.
Sunday 28th Jan - Warwick Academy Fun Run/Walk 2pm – more information to follow

 

Lower Primary Winter Concert, 'The Snow Child'.

The Snow Child is a magical winter musical about a couple who can't have children, and long to have a child of their own. 'The Snow Child' is based on a Russian folktale, and the evocative music helps to conjure up a bit of Russian flavour! Music to practice at home may be had from iTunes store.

 

Warwick Academy Parent Teacher Association:
Events for 2017-18 Term 2
Please note details of specific events will be sent out a few weeks before the event and also posted on FROG VLE, under the WAPTA section.
Saturday 20th January – Family BINGO night

 

EXTERNAL EVENTS
Please note that items mentioned in this section of the newsletter are not Warwick Academy events and are not affiliated with the school. Supporting details/fliers/order or registration forms for out of school activities/notices are posted on the VLE when appropriate.

Apex Allied Health Two-day Christmas camp – Mon. 18th & Tues. 19th December, on exploring what happens to our brain when we read. We are going to be creative, crafty and confident! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. Deadline to register is Monday, 11th December.
Planet Math Winter Academics & Activities Camp 18th-22nd December, 8:30am-5:30pm for 5-12 year olds, at our centrally located building in the City of Hamilton. Deadline to register 8th Dec. Contact: 707-1412 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In Motion School.of Dance
Join us on December 15th & 16th for its Annual Nutcracker with a twist!
Inspired by Bermuda, In Motion is thrilled to present Bermuda's first ever Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular inspired by the Island!
From the beautiful beaches to the color and excitment of the Gombey's, the In Motion Bermuda Nutcracker is a tribute to this Island that we all love.
Join us for this Bermudaful performance featuring some of the Islands best dancers!
Tickets at www.inmotionbda.com or ptix.com Thank you !!

117 Middle Road, Warwick, PG 01 Bermuda  •  phone: 441.236.1917  •  fax: 441.236.9995  •  email: info@warwick.bm

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