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March Newsletter 2018

March Newsletter 2018


Topic this month

This month we will be introducing our Easter/Growth theme. We will be finding out about some of the traditions associated with this time of year. To develop our ’Growth’ theme, we will be planting new bulbs, seeds & plants whilst caring for existing plants both indoors & outdoors. The colour this month in N1 is yellow, and the shape is Oval.

Dates for your diary

Friday 9th March

East side Learning are hosting a Reading Fair at the Skainos Centre on Friday 9th March. The event starts at 1pm and we will be travelling to the event by bus. The event will run for the afternoon. We really hope you can stay and enjoy the event with your child.

Parents to collect their child from Ravenscroft staff member at 2pm at the Skainos Centre,

Saturday 10th

Family food and entertainment morning

Thursday 15th

Rainbow story telling (Parents very welcome)

Tuesday 20th

Science Starz Workshop

Friday 23rd

Easter Sponsored sing along

Our sponsored sing along will take place on Friday 23rd March, and we would love to see you all there at 11am. This is our main fundraiser of the year so we hope that you will consider supporting this. Thank you.

School finishes that day at 11.30am (no dinners)





The school will be closed from Monday 26th March and will re open on Monday 9th April.


Eco News

Sadly our willows had to be removed due to disease. The roots are still in situ and need to be removed– we are asking for parent volunteers for the week beginning 12/3/18 to help staff to dig out the roots. Please let us know if you can help and which day would suit. Many thanks.


Saturday 10th March

Family Food and entertainment morning 10am-12pm

As part of the ‘Belfast Festival for

Learning, we are hosting a free event for pupils/siblings of Ravenscroft– (Parents must accompany any children attending) and ‘food from around the world’ tasting– 10.00-12.00. Mr Hullabaloo will be here to entertain all our children. Food/snacks from around the world will be provided but please feel free to bring a food contribution. Please let us know in advance if you wish to attend and/or can bring any snack food, and we can plan accordingly, thank you! Further information will follow on seesaw


Getting Ready to Learn

Storysack/GRTL packs have now gone home. If you have not signed up for one of these, your child will receive a Getting Ready to Learn backpack, minus the storysack. They will go out on a Monday to be returned on a Monday. You will need to sign the lending agreement if you are happy to receive this fortnightly—we will put this in your cubby next week.


Parent teacher Meetings

Are scheduled to take place later in the school year. Should you wish to meet with your child’s teacher before then, please let us know. Thanks


Old Wellies

If you have any old unused wellies we would be glad to have them

Donated. Many thanks!


Old Bank of England £10 Notes