Newsletter 4 December 2020

The Christmas Countdown continues…
 
It has been a mammoth task but flu immunisations took place on Tuesday for the whole school (if a consent form was completed online in advance via the NHS website link).
  • In Year 2 this week cakes have been baked and are now being decorated. Christmas productions have started to be filmed, thank you for the costumes you have provided. Children have also become creative with clay, we hope you will enjoy seeing their masterpieces at the end of term.
  • Some cheeky class elves have been up to mischief. The office elf has been stockpiling the toilet rolls just in case! We hope the children are telling you all about their class elf and its elf antics.
  • Year 2 children have taken their delayed Phonics screening test this week. Hopefully the children will remember the biscuit treat after rather than the special work itself. We will report on the test results as soon as we are able.
  • This weekend staff are going party food and treat shopping so thank you to everyone who has been making the £5 payment for the Christmas Extravaganza. Payments can still be made online via your Parentmail app, then following the link to “your purchases” and then “shop”. An over the phone card payment can also be taken by calling the school office between 9am and 3pm. Thank you for your support and generosity.
  • Please support your HSPA, details of their Online Christmas Raffle can be found on page 2 of this newsletter. We are also very grateful to the HSPA team who will be providing a little bit of Christmas magic for all your children.
  • Firepit experiences are taking place next week so please ensure that your children have extra layers and can wrap up warm.
 
We are very excited to be bringing you the first ever HSPA Online Christmas Raffle. We would normally hold our Christmas raffle during the Christmas fair, but as we have been unable to hold the fair this year, we thought we would still bring you our raffle with fantas-tic prizes to be won.
Prizes to be won this year are:
  • Brand new adult BMW limited edition Microscooter
  • £75 Christmas Hamper
  • £40 Mil-ler's Ark Voucher
  • Navy leather handbag
  • Bottle of Hook Gin!
  • 20% voucher for Unique hair salon, hair straightener and mini hair dryer
  • £30 kid's Christmas Hamper (various toys & chocolates/sweets),
  • MORE prizes to be announced soon.
Some prizes have been donated by local businesses but some have been purchased by the HSPA and then en-hanced by the local retailers. So buy our raffle tickets and help support our fantastic local businesses - PLUS the Hook Schools benefit too! #supportlocal
 
As always tickets are 50p each and you can buy as many as you would like. Your receipt will show as 1 ticket transaction, but rest assured we will have a list of all tickets which you have purchased. All you need to do is click on the link below:
 
The draw will be taking place live on Facebook on Sunday 13th December, on the Christmas Raffle event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800627350486811. We hope you are able to take part in this great event, and even one 50p ticket can help raise funds for the schools and you might even win a fantastic gift in time for Christmas. If you have any questions please drop us an email at: contactus@hspa.org.uk

Good luck from the HSPA Team
Lunch Menu
It’s week 3 next week of the school lunch menu. We have booked Christmas lunch to be served to children instead of the usual options on Tuesday 15th December. Please could you email: office@hook-inf.hants.sch.uk if your child would like the vegetarian option for Christmas lunch or if they will be bringing a packed lunch on this day. Special menus will be catered for as usual.
Keeping in touch:
 
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 office@hook-inf.hants.sch.uk (this is monitored until 4pm each school day).

Dates for your diary.
  • 14/12/20 Pyjama day
  • 15/12/20 School Christmas lunch and last day to post Christmas cards in class boxes
  • 17/12/20 Party clothes for class party day
Autumn term ends on Friday 18th December with a staggered finish after eating lunch as follows:
Flamingo, Starfish and Butterfly classes finish at 12.30pm
Penguin, Seahorse and Dragonfly classes finish at 12.45pm
Puffin, Turtle and Bumblebee classes finish at 1.00pm
Owl, Dolphin and Ladybird classes finish at 1.15pm
Children will return to school for the Spring term on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
INSET DAYS for the rest of the academic year are: 04/01/21, 22/02/21, 23/07/21