Newsletter 24th February 2023
24th February 2023
Hook Infant School
Newsletter 24th February 2023
www.hookinfants.co.uk for all the latest dates and curriculum news
Thank you for all your amazing efforts with our Story Spoon competition. Your children have been very creative with their characters. We are finding it very tricky to find the winners from over 400 spoons! All children who participated will receive a certificate to reward their efforts. Next week is Book Week and we invite your children to come to school on Thursday 2nd March in their pyjamas with their favourite bedtime story to share in class. Please ensure the book your child brings in is named to avoid any confusion.
Our annual school book fair arrives on Wednesday 1st March and runs until Friday 3rd , 3.15 to 4pm. Your child will be given a £1 book voucher to redeem against the cost of any book from the fair, so please do come along to the Central Area after school and see all the wonderful books available . Please enter via the school office and follow the one way system to payments and then exit via the link doors.
You can pay by cash or card on the day. We will have a card reader for credit/debit payments, a QR code to scan for online payments which require a smartphone or you can also purchase prepaid gift vouchers for your child to use on the day. Details can be found online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/parents. Please note we can not accept Apple Pay.
Mr West and the “Wild Things” team have been installing our bird boxes in the garden area. We hope to tempt some local wildlife to make this their new home.
Josie, Harvey, Maddy, Coleson, Ellie, Izzy, Sylvie, Melaniia, Immy, Aliyah, Sebby, and Riley who were our Celebration Assembly Certificate winners this week.
Leanna from Hook Village Wildlife Gardeners Facebook group donated two flowering currants to be planted for pollinating insects in our school grounds. Thank you for your generosity.
The HSCA are very pleased to announce that the 2023 Hook Beer Festival tickets are NOW ON SALE!!! Go to www.pta-events.co.uk/hsca but hurry, as tickets are limited and sell out each year.
Tickets are just £8 and include a commemorative pint glass and raffle ticket. This exciting event has lots of local finely crafted ales and ciders from multiple breweries, other drinks also available as well as delicious pizzas from a hot food vendor and other snacks.
Children have been creative during lunchtimes. We have a fabulous self portrait, one of many in the art gallery. Our tree is also looking beautiful adorned with the bird feeders the children have made from Cheerios and pipe cleaners.
Parent Consultations will be held on Tuesday 7th March and Thursday 9th March from 3.30pm - 7.00pm. Appointments are live on your Parentmail app to book for all year groups. If you wish to see Mrs Ross (school SENDCo), please contact the school office to make an appointment.
If you are buying new uniform for your child please remember to label everything. Please find below a link to Stickerscapes who pay commission to Hook Infant School if you choose to purchase their labels.
Diary Dates - updates will be marked in a different colour
01/03/23 HSCA Bags to School collection 9am
02/03/23 World Book Day - Dress up in your pyjamas
07/03/23 Parent Consultations 3.30pm - 7.00pm, booking via Parentmail on 7th February
09/03/23 Parent Consultations 3.30pm - 7.00pm, booking via Parentmail on 7th February
14/03/23 HSCA Mothers Day sale
17/03/23 Red Nose Day, non-uniform day in aid of Comic Relief
27/03/23 Year R Easter craft afternoon - details to follow
28/03/23 Year 1 Easter craft afternoon - details to follow
29/03/23 Year 2 Easter craft afternoon - details to follow
31/03/23 Children Break up for Easter Break at 1.15pm
17/04/23 Children return to school for Summer Term
Class Assembly rota:
Butterfly Class - Friday 10th March
Ladybird Class - Friday 17th March
Starfish Class - Friday 24th March
Clubs at Hook Infant School
Every day Breakfast and After school Club run by Koosa Kids
Monday before school - Judo in Hook Junior School hall
Tuesday before school - Gymnastics in Hook Junior School hall
Tuesday after school - Little Voices in Butterfly Class and
Tuesday after school - French in Hedgehog room
Wednesday after school - Wild Things in Hedgehog room Year 1 and Year 2
Wednesday after school - French in Seahorse Class
Thursday after school - Football Club Year 1
Friday after school - Football Club Year 2
The school office can be contacted by phone between 8am and 3.30pm on 01256 764487. Leave a message if we don’t answer as we may be helping another family on the other line.
Alternatively, you can email the school office so your questions can be directed to the correct member of staff via firstname.lastname@example.org (this is monitored during school hours).
If you would like to speak to your child’s class teacher please let the office know and your child’s class teacher will arrange a telephone call or appointment to see you. Appointments can be made at 2.45pm from Monday to Thursday.
Safeguarding your children is our priority. Please contact the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads, either Mrs M Walker (Headteacher), Mrs L Hannan (Deputy Headteacher) or Mr P West with any concerns. Further Safeguarding information and support can be found via www.NSPCC.org.uk or Childline 0800 1111
Any concerns may also be raised directly with Hampshire County Council Children’s services phone line (anonymously if you wish) by calling 0300 555 1384. Keeping our children safe is everyone’s responsibility.