Upcoming SPS Events

13th March 2019

Stover Preparatory School

It is hard to believe that we only have two weeks before we break for Easter. Thank you to all those parents who supported at our Cross-Country Event and recent music assemblies. I would like to take this opportunity to once again celebrate the achievements of our pupils over the course of this term so far, whether academic, sporting or musical; many of which have been mentioned in our weekly ‘Stover Life’ bulletin.

One of our school’s showcase events, the Preparatory School production of ‘Robin Hood’ is happening on Friday 22nd March at 2.30pm and 6.00pm. Every pupil from Year 3 –Year 6 will take part. Parents, friends and family are warmly invited to attend.

With Easter rapidly approaching, we will also be holding a competition for the best Easter garden and bonnet/hats in each year group. Gardens and bonnets/hats should be brought to school on Tuesday 26th March and handed directly to form teachers. Entries will then be displayed in Turkey Hall and then judged. Winners for each class will be announced in our final Awards Assembly on Wednesday 27th March by our Art Lead, Mrs Thompson.

As usual, we have another action-packed couple of weeks ahead. Please see below for the main events, dates and timings.

Wednesday 14th – Tuesday 20th March-Book Fair
Parents, friends and families are invited to look at the book stalls with their child on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March between 3:50 – 4:40pm. You are also welcome to place any book orders on your visit, should you wish.

Friday 15th March- Red Nose Day
Children will wear school uniform but sport an item of red clothing, e.g. a hat, a pair of socks, t-shirt, glasses, shoes etc. No red hair spray, please!!
Year 6 will run and organise fun activity stalls in the courtyard. All of the Prep School are welcome to bring in cakes, scones and biscuits for our cake sale. Voluntary contributions are to be handed in to form teachers. Prep school pupils are encouraged to bring in pocket-money to spend on the games and stalls. Nursery, Reception-Year 2 can visit the stalls from 1:45-2:30pm, Year 3-6 will join us in the courtyard from 2:30-3:15pm
All parents are welcome to come along and support us.

Friday 15th March -Welly Day
Members of FOS will be assisting Mrs Harrison (Outdoor Learning Lead) with the Outdoor Learning Area.

FOS Bunny Hop Letters to go home to parents (with sponsorship forms)

Mon 18th March-Easter Competition
All Prep pupils are invited to begin to think about their Easter competition entrance. KS1 will be asked to design an Easter garden and KS1-an Easter hat or bonnet. Entrances are to be submitted no later than Tuesday 26th March.

Weds 20th March – EYFS Spring Garden Party                                                    Start 2:30pm. Nursery parents and family members are welcome.

Fri 22nd March – The FOS Bunny Hop                                                                  The FOS Bunny Hop sponsored event is taking place. How many jumps can do? Can you beat last year’s score? Prizes to be won for each year group.

Fri 22nd March- ‘Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies’                              The Prep School Production of ‘Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies’ is taking place at 2:30 & 6:00 pm. Our actors and actresses are already working hard towards this production and it is certainly looking like a show that should not be missed.

Fri 22nd March – Thurs 28th March – Egg Rolling Competition
Prepare for the class egg rolling competition. Get painting! In preparation for the egg-rolling competition on the final afternoon of term, boil an egg, let it cool down and then decorate with paints/colours. Remember to bring your egg into school on Fri morning. Teachers will keep your eggs safe before your class competition begins.

Tues 26th March – Easter bonnet/hat and gardens                                             (hand to class teachers, please). Recognition of all our entrances will take place in our Final Prep assembly on Weds 27th March. There will be small prizes given to winning entrances in each year group category.

Thurs 28th March – Inter-House-Netball & Football                                           Pre-Prep am, Prep/Seniors pm, Nursery from 10.00-10.30, Reception, Year 1 and 2 from 10.40-11.40 and Year 3-13 from 2-4pm. Parents welcome.

Fri 29th March – Easter Eggstravaganza
This will now be a uniform day for children. Throughout the afternoon, children will take part in a range of Easter-themed activities including an Easter Egg Hunt and Egg rolling. Please note that children should bring in a painted/decorated boiled egg if they would like to participate in the egg rolling activity.

Fri 29th March Term Ends at 4:30pm

I look forward to seeing you at the above events.

Kind regards,

Mr Appleby
Acting Headteacher of Stover Preparatory School

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