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Weekly update, 3rd March

This week’s headlines:

Missed flu vaccinations
The immunisation team have been in touch to say they are still offering the flu vaccine through selected pharmacies; parents can give their consent using the school code LE140095 via this link:
This offer is open until 12th March.

Reading Raffle Winners
Congratulations to our winners of the first Spring Term Reading Raffle:
Class 1: Alfie
Class 2: Charlotte
Class 3: Nathaniel
Class 4: Thomas
Class 5: Toby


Sky Theatre Challenge

Huge congratulations to our Year 6s who took part in the Sky Theatre Challenge this week. They performed their own dance routine in front of a packed Melton theatre as part of a competition with local schools. Not only did they win "Most polished performance" and "Best use of the stage" awards, they also came second overall - a fantastic achievement!! They were a credit to themselves and school, we are incredibly proud of them all!

County Cross Country – Saturday, 4th March in Market Harborough
Look out for the Melton and Belvoir flag not the Old Dalby flag. Mrs Bryan will be there.

Parents’ Evenings – Tuesday, 7th and Wednesday, 8th March
Please make sure you book your appointments by end of school on Monday. If you can not book through Arbor, please contact the office or peak with your class teacher.

Comic Relief – Friday, 17th March
Our Prefects have had a meeting and are inviting everyone to wear something red on Red Nose Day.
They will be running red nose games at lunch time and collecting voluntary donations in the morning. The proceeds of that Friday’s cake sale will also be donated to Comic Relief.

We won’t be selling red noses in school this year as they are not advised for children under 7 years of age. Key stage 2 children are welcome to bring them from home to take part in the lunchtime games, alternatives will be provided for those wanting to participate but are without a nose!

PE changes until Easter:
There are a various events this coming half term so we have to change a few PE days here and there:
Monday, 6th March – Class 3 PE
Thursday, 9th March – All of Class 4 and the Year 5s from Class 5 need outdoor PE kits for orienteering. Class 5 PE on Tuesday will go ahead as normal – this is an extra session for the Year 5s in preparation for the orienteering festival on 14th March.
Wednesday, 15th March – Class 5 PE
Thursday, 30th March – Class 2 PE

Leicester Cathedral – Be a Chorister For a Day
Leicester Cathedral Choir is holding an exciting day of singing workshops and fun musical activities! ‘Be A Chorister For A Day’ takes place on Saturday, 11 March, at St Anne's Church, Letchworth Road, LE3 6FN, from 10.45am–4.30pm, concluding with a performance by the participants and the Cathedral Choir at 3.30pm! Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment, head to Eventbrite, or phone 0116 261 5369 or email for more information.

Please make sure you are parking safely and legally at drop off and pick up times. We will be having regular visits from our local PCSOs over the coming weeks to assess the parking situation and to look out for any issues which arise from this.

Dates for the diary
Saturday, 4th March – County Cross Country Competition
Tuesday, 7th March – Class 3 trip to Oakham Castle
Tuesday, 7th March and Wednesday, 8th March – Parents’ evenings
Tuesday, 7th March – Significant Change Open Event, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Friday, 10th March – Key Steps Gymnastics competition
Monday, 13th March – Class 4 trip to Rutland Water – details will be sent separately
Tuesday, 14th March – Year 5 Orienteering Festival
Thursday 16th- Friday, 17th March – Year 2 residential trip to Beaumanor Hall
Friday, 17th March – Comic Relief
Monday, 27th March – 9:45am Easter Service in Church, everyone welcome
Friday, 31st March – Break the rules day

Old Dalby Post Office
The Village Post Office is now open every Saturday 8:30am – 10:30am in the Village Hall.

Change to dinner menu 15th March and 16th March
On Wednesday, 15th March the school dinner options will be:
Jacket potato served with cheese, baked beans and salad, with either a shortbread cookie, fresh fruit or yoghurt as a dessert.
On Thursday, 16th March it will be:
Margherita pizza, ½ jacket potato, baked beans and salad, with either a chocolate crunch cookie, fresh fruit or yoghurt as a dessert.

Friday Cake Sale – Please could you help?
The PTA run the cake sale every Friday but due to other commitments it is becoming more difficult to run the stall every week. Would you be able to help sell cakes from 3.15pm to 3.30pm once in a while? This would not tie you to the PTA in anyway - we just need help to sell the cakes (although you'd be very welcome on the PTA too)! It's a great treat for the kids that we want to keep going. Please email if you can help?

Summer Fair, Sunday, 21st May, 11am – 3pm – Can you help?
This is the big PTA event of the year and we are already planning for this year's extravaganza! We can only run this event with the help of parents and teachers. Would you be able to help on the day to run a stall, set up or clear away? If you can help all day - great, but if that's not possible, we would also appreciate if you can help for an hour or too? If you can help in any way, please email and we'll be in touch soon!