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Weekly update, 7th October

Rotary Club – Shoe Box Appeal


This year we will be supporting the Rotary Club’s Shoe Box Appeal - Rotary Shoebox Scheme – Sending boxes of gifts to Eastern Europe. We are hoping to fill 20 shoe boxes with gifts and household items, which will then be distributed by the Rotary Club in a variety of Eastern European countries including Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, in communities who are in need of extra support.

Suggested contents are:


Child / Toys ~ For young children

Cars, trucks, etc, balls, complete jigsaws, action figures, colouring books, pens, crayons, lego blocks, yo-yo, bubble blowers, wooden and plastic toys, building blocks, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, play-doh / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards…

Teenagers ~ For young people up to 18 years age

Sportswear, scarf, gloves, socks, hat, football memorabilia, writing materials, games, playing cards, tennis ball, tooth brush & paste, roll-on deodorants, comb, mirror, costume jewellery, make-up, hair brush, toiletries, school stationery, clothing repair kits, sketch pad, coloured pens / pencils…

Household Goods ~ For older folk & families

Scarves, gloves, hats, wrapped soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razors, shampoo, soap flakes, pan scourers, antiseptic cream, bandages, face or body creams, cosmetics, pens, writing pad & envelopes, T lights, candles, sewing kit, scissors…

Baby ~ Age up to 12 months

This is given to new mothers and can include baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby oil, talc powder, bonnet, bootees and mitts, baby grow, baby blanket, small soft toy or plastic  rattle…

What NOT to include in boxes
Food, sweets, chocolate & drinks, battery operated toys, conflict related items, matches, inflammable liquids, inflammable aerosols (e.g.: deodorants & hair spray), seeds or any other living material, automatic washing machine powders
For safety – Please securely sellotape tops of liquid containers.
Protect anything sharp and do not put anything sharp into the Toys box.


If you are able to send in a few items or even fill a box, please send items in to school by Wednesday, 26th October.



PTA Race Night Tonight

Doors open at 6:30pm, first race runs at 7pm. Come and join in the fun!



Parents Evening, 11th and 12th October

Face to face appointments are available to book on Arbor through the Parent and Guardian Consultations option.


Flu Immunisations, 24th October

Information has been sent out this week regarding flu immunisations. These will take place in the afternoon of Monday, 24th October. If you would like your child to be immunised, please make sure you complete the online form BEFORE the day.Go to the school code is LE140095.


Christmas Shopping Evening – Thursday, 17th November, doors open at 7pm

Plans are well under way for our festive shopping night. We have some lovely stalls lined up ...silverlincsdesigns jewellery, Flossie & Fred, Body Shop, Happy Bunny Candles, Smartsy Glass to name but a few. Please save the date and bring your friends and family along, entry is free.


Rags to Riches, Old Clothes Collection

On Monday, 14th November we will be collecting old clothes to raise funds for school. Bags will be sent out after half term to fill up and bring in on the morning of the collection.


Upcoming sports events to look out for on Arbor:

Monday, 19th October – Year 5/6 boys football tournament

Wednesday, 12th October – Year 3/4 tri-golf festival

Friday, 14th October – Year 1 and 2 gymnastics festival

Saturday, 29th October – KS2 Cross Country at Prestwold Hall


Unfortunately, a sport trip often results in Class PE days changing – look out for emails with details of swaps. We do know this must be frustrating at times, we do try to keep the disruption down to a minimum.



Dates for the diary


17th – 24th October – HALF TERM

Monday, 24th October – Flu immunisations

Thursday 17th Nov - Christmas shopping night (school hall) doors open 7pm

Wednesday 30th November – Children’s Christmas fair 2pm start

Tuesday 20th December - Christmas discos KS1 5.30pm / KS2 6.45pm