Hermes

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Week 6: Beginning Monday 11th February

Below you will find further information on:

  • Effort Cards (all parents)

  • Medical Reminder (all day parents)

  • Year 5 Trip to Skillzone, Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February (Year 5 parents)

  • February Music Festival: Valentine’s Special, Thursday 14th February 6.00pm

  • Half Term (all parents)

  • Tewkesbury Abbey Service Time Change, Friday 15th February (all parents)

  • PSHCE Lifebus postponed to Week 7 (parents of pupils in Years 3-7)

  • Pink Dinner, Friday 1st March (all parents)

  • Dean Close Community Clay Pigeon Shooting, Friday 8th March (all parents)

  • Dean Close London Business Club, Thursday 14th March (all parents)

  • Dean Close Community Golf Day, Friday 29th March (all parents)

  • Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

  • Match fixtures Week 6 (all parents)

General notices

Effort Cards (all parents)

Please click here to access information on the Effort Cards that all pupils will receive at the start of half term.

Medical Reminder (all day parents)

Please could you ensure that any pupil who has an asthma inhaler or epi-pen brings their equipment to school each day. This is of particular importance when pupils are away from school on a trip, such as Friday 15th February when the whole community will be at Tewkesbury Abbey

Year 5 Trip to Skillzone, Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February (Year 5 parents)

Please click here to access a letter for Year 5 parents with further details on the trip.

February Music Festival: Valentine’s Special, Thursday 14th February 6.00pm (all parents)

Our annual February Music Festival this year falls on Valentine’s Day and we plan to celebrate in style. All are welcome to join us for some great music and a few hints of the day! Refreshments will be available before the concert on this occasion, so do join us from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. We estimate the concert will end at 7.15pm approximately.

Ensembles performing are:

Junior Choir; Chamber Choir; Schola Cantorum; Junior Orchestra; Senior Orchestra; Senior Strings; Swing Band; Flute Group and the String Quartet.

We shall also enjoy performances from cup winners in the House Music Competition.

Performers will stay in school on Thursday and be given a small tea prior to the performance.

Pupils should wear school uniform but are welcome to enhance it with a splash of red for the occasion!

Half Term (all parents)

A reminder that Friday 15th February is Half Term for the whole community. Please see further information below.

Tewkesbury Abbey Service, Friday 15th February (all parents)

Friday 15th February is Half Term for the whole community. All parents are warmly invited to attend our very special service at Tewkesbury Abbey that now will begin at 12.30pm and not 2.45pm. This is the second time that the whole of DCPS will join together for a service in this remarkable place of worship and the visit allows us all the opportunity to have a glimpse of what our choristers do on a regular basis. All pupils should wear full school uniform for this event.

Pupils may leave for Half Term from Tewkesbury straight after the service, which should finish at approximately 1.35pm.

In order to ease congestion at the front of school any pupils may be picked up from Tewkesbury Abbey. Pupils should be signed out by House staff who will be in the Abbey. Pupils being picked up from here will have been asked to take all their belongings with them. If you are using the option of picking up from Tewkesbury Abbey please could you inform the Day Houses by Wednesday 13th February.  All other pupils will be taken back to DCPS and can be signed out from Houses from approximately 2.15pm. Any pupils not picked up at the Abbey by 2.15pm will be brought back to DCPS for collection from the houses. At Half Term we ask that all pupils be picked up by 4.30pm.

To help with parking we would also like to suggest the following options:

  1. There is parking available on the tennis courts by the Bacon Theatre and by the astro turf pitches.
  2. Sports Hall
  3. Shelburne Road and Hatherley Court Road (please be considerate to residents by not blocking driveways).

PSHCE Lifebus postponed to Week 7 (parents of pupils in Years 3-7)

Please click here to access a letter explaining the lessons taught in the Lifebus.

Pink Dinner, Friday 1st March (all parents)

Please click here to access information about this event hosted at Dean Close to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Charity.

Dean Close Community Clay Pigeon Shooting, Friday 8th March (all parents)

Please click here to access further information. Join Old Decanians, Staff, Current & Past Parents at Ian Coley Sporting for a morning’s shooting and tuition. Suitable for beginners and advanced shots.

Dean Close London Business Club, Thursday 14th March (all parents)

Please click here to access further information.

Dean Close Community Golf Day, Friday 29th March (all parents)

Please click here to access further information.All are welcome to join us for a round of Golf at Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Cheltenham. All in aid of Nyakatukura Memorial Secondary School, a School that Dean Close has supported since 2005.

Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

After another successful year, Ultimate Activity Camps are returning to Dean Close Preparatory School in 2019 with their fun and engaging holiday programmes. Ultimate Activity Camps offer exciting activity day camps for 4-14 year olds with over 40 activities every week delivered by engaging and enthusiastic staff who will instruct and encourage children to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

Their dates are below

  • Easter:            Monday 8th to Thursday 18th April
  • Summer:        Monday 22nd July to Friday 23rd August

Please visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk for details and their Early Booking Offer (ends 12th March) – or telephone on 0330 111 7077 (local rate).

Match Fixtures Week 6 (all parents)

We are only sending match details in our weekly clarion. Team sheets, pitch location and further information can be accessed using the password DCPSsport2018 on the sports section of the School website http://www.deancloseprepsport.org.uk/

Wednesday 13th February

Severnside Hockey Tournament at Clifton Preparatory School – 1st VII, 2nd VII, U11A, U11B, U9A and U9B Away 2.00pm

Hockey v Clifton College Preparatory School – U10A, U10B, U10C, U11C v Clifton at Home 2.00pm; U10D Home 2.00pm, 3rd VII, 4th VII, 5th VII and 6th VII Home 2.45pm

Thursday 14th February

U11 District Cross Country – Race 3 at Cheltenham College Preparatory School 4.00pm

Friday 15th February

U11 Boys’ Hockey In2Hockey County Round Home 9.20am