Hermes

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Week 4: Beginning Monday 13th May

Below you will find further information on:

  • Effort Cards (all parents)

  • Instructions for parents on how to access the Parent Portal and how to set up the iSAMS Parent App (all parents)

  • Music Information (all parents)

  • Live Broadcast from Dean Close Chapel by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Sunday 12th May (all parents)

  • Year 7 helping at Family Space Charity Event, Tuesday 14th May (Year 7 parents)

  • Forest School Information (parents of pupils in Year 3 and Year 4)

  • Alex Chalk Talks@, Thursday 16th May (all parents)

  • Strictly Quiz Night, Friday 17th May (all parents)

  • Parent Workshop on iParenting, Monday 20th May

  • Bag2School in support of Schola Cantorum Fundraising for Tour to Sweden (all parents)

  • Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition, Sunday 9th June (all parents)

  • Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

  • Match Fixtures Week 4 (all parents)

General notices

Effort Cards (all parents)

Please click here to access information on the Effort Cards that all pupils will receive on Thursday 16th May.

Instructions for parents on how to access the Parent Portal and how to set up the iSAMS Parent App (all parents)

Please click here to access a document explaining how parents can download the iSAMS Parent App and how to access the Parent Portal.

Music Information (parents of pupils in Chamber Choir)

There will be an extra rehearsal to prepare for this concert and this will be on Monday 20th May at 8.00am in the Centenary Hall (this is in addition to the usual Wednesday rehearsal).

Chamber Choir will be performing a recital in Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday 21st May at 1.15pm, to which parents are warmly invited to attend. We shall be leaving school at 10.30am and expect to arrive back by 4.30pm approx. We will be taking school packed lunches which the girls have already chosen, so there will be no need to bring additional food, although an extra drink and a small quantity of sweets may be appreciated. There will be no need to bring mobile phones or electronic devices, but the girls may like to bring a small amount of money (maximum £5) to buy an ice cream/small souvenir if we find anywhere to do so down on the water front. Please make sure you send any medicines/inhalers in a labelled bag, which will be collected in before departure. A Dean Close coat may also be a good idea if we continue to experience this changeable weather! Any questions regarding this trip should be sent to akgodley@deanclose.org.uk or rhbowen@deanclose.org.uk We hope to see some of you there, at what promises to be a really wonderful concert.

Live Broadcast from Dean Close Chapel by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Sunday 12th May (all parents)

BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting “Sunday Worship” from Dean Close Chapel on Sunday 12 May at 8.10am. The choristers (who are all students at the Prep School) and the lay clerks of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum will be leading the worship, and we would very much like members of the community to either join us in person or to tune in. The Bishop of Gloucester is preaching at the service, which will last for 40 minutes. If you are able to attend, please could you arrive at Chapel by 7.45am.

Year 7 helping at Family Space Charity Event with Tweedy the Clown, Tuesday 14th May (Year 7 parents)

Year 7 Volunteers required

Family Space, our chosen charity for this year, are hosting a special, one off pop-up show by Tweedy the Clown on Tuesday 14th May (4.00-6.15pm) at a local venue and would like some help from DCPS pupils. A small team of volunteers will attend the event and help Family Space make it a huge success for those families who come along. If your son or daughter would like to be part of the volunteer team going from DCPS, please ask them to email Mrs Hunt alhunt@deanclose.org.uk by Wednesday 8th May.

Forest School Information (parents of pupils in Year 3 and Year 4)

Wednesday 15th May – Year 3 Stay Late in Forest School

All of Year 3 are invited to stay at school and spend the evening in Forest School on Wednesday 15th May. They will cook some treats on an open fire, have tea, make things, play and have lots of fun, returning to Rickerby playground at 8.00pm, where parents are asked to collect them. Pupils will need to wear their usual Forest School kit and may like to bring a hat for the evening.

If your child is unable to attend, please let Mrs Hunt know by Monday 13th May.

Please direct any questions to Mrs Hunt, alhunt@deanclose.org.uk

Friday 17th May – Year 4 Supper in the Sticks

All of Year 4 are invited to stay at school and spend the evening in Forest School on Friday 17th May. They will prepare and cook their supper on an open fire, make things, explore, play and have lots of fun, returning to Rickerby playground at 8.30pm, where parents are asked to collect them. Pupils will need to wear their usual Forest School kit and may like to bring a hat for the evening.

If your child is unable to attend, please let Mrs Hunt know by Monday 13th May.

Please direct any questions to Mrs Hunt, alhunt@deanclose.org.uk

Alex Chalk Talks@, Thursday 16th May (all parents)

Next week local Conservative party MP, Mr Alex Chalk is visiting Dean Close Prepaaratory School for a special @Talks.  He will be talking about his life as an MP and his work on cyber-safety and the mental health of young people.

Alex Chalk is a British Conservative Party politician and former lawyer who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cheltenham in 2015. Chalk is a Member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel. He also sits on the Justice Select Committee and was re-elected in the 2017 general election.

The presentation takes place between 4.15-5.15pm and is compulsory for pupils in Years 5, 6 and 7. Parents are more than welcome.

Strictly Quiz Night, Friday 17th May (all parents)

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Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition, Sunday 9th June (all parents)

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Parent Workshop on iParenting, Monday 20th May

iParenting – How to raise emotionally healthy children in the digital age’

All parents are invited to come to the Centenary Hall on Monday May 20th,  7.00pm, for a workshop on parenting a digital generation.

Topics to be discussed will include: protecting our children on-line, teaching our children to self-regulate in their on-line world and how do I raise an emotionally healthy child in a digital era?

Madeline Stanimeros, speaker, author and parenting guru will lead the session with a short talk and discussion will follow.

Refreshments will be served from 6.45pm

RSVP to dcpsoffice@deanclose.org.uk by Wednesday 15th May.

Bag2School in support of Schola Cantorum Fundraising for Tour to Sweden (all parents)

Please click here to access further information on how you can support this fundraising iniative.

Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

The Ultimate Activity Company will be back this Summer using our fantastic facilities for their fun, safe and active camps, Summer dates are 22nd July – 23rd August

Children will be inspired to try new activities, make new friends and ultimately have lots of fun in a safe environment.

Their Summer Saver Offer ends on 11th June so please visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk to book online or call 0330 111 7077 to speak to the very helpful customer service team.

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Match Fixtures (Week 4)

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/

Monday 13th May

Severnside Girls’ Tennis – U13A IV, U11 pair and U10 pair Home 4.00pm

Severnside Boys’ Tennis – U13A pair and U11A pair Away at Beaudesert Park Preparatory School 4.00pm

Wednesday 15th May

Boys’ Cricket v Cheltenham College Preparatory School – 1st XI,  5th, U10A, and U10B Home 2.15pm; 2nd XI, 3rd XI, U11A, U11B, Colts and U9A and U9B Away 2.15pm

Girls’ Tennis v Cheltenham College Preparatory School – 1st VI, 2nd VI, 3rd VI, 4th VI, U11A IV and U11B IV Home 2.30pm; 5th VI, 6th VI, 7th VI, 8th IV, U10A IV and U10B IV Away 2.30pm

Girls’ Cricket v Cheltenham College Preparatory School – U9A and U9B Away 2.30pm; U8 Home 3.45pm

Thursday 16th May

LTA Year 7 and Year 8 Girls’ Team Tennis v The Cheltenham Ladies’ College ‘A’ – 1st IV Away 4.45pm

Friday 17th May

In2School Hockey National Finals U13 Boys and Girls in Nottingham

Saturday 18th May

The Downs Malvern Aquathlon – U11 and U13 Away 10.00am

Boys’ Cricket v The Downs Wraxall Preparatory School – U10A, U10B and U10C Home 10.00am; 2nd XI Home 1.45pm; 1st XI, 4th XI and U11A Away 1.45pm

Girls’ Tennis v The Downs Wraxall Preparatory School – U13 VI Away 2.00pm

Girls’ Cricket v The Downs Wraxall Preparatory School – U10A Home 10.00am; U13 Away 2.00pm