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Eaton House The Manor Pre-Preparatory Welcome Letter

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Dear Parents,

I do hope that everyone had a most enjoyable and relaxing break. It has been lovely welcoming the boys back to school so full of energy and enthusiasm for the term ahead.

I had a fabulous time trekking in Nepal, up to the Basecamp for Kanchenjunga and I managed to visit the refuge, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, which we raised money for last term. The refuge is run very much like an English boarding school and the children are kept very busy with lots of activities in their spare time. They go to school and have the opportunity to go on into further education or to learn skills, such as carpentry. The children, from tiny tots to young adults seem very happy there, although it is sad that the children never go to a family home in the holidays. It costs £300 per year to keep a child at the refuge, so it is wonderful that our fund raising, of over £2,300 will benefit so many young people and give them a good start to their lives.

Staff News
We warmly welcome Jenny Biggart who will be teaching KG3 while Miss Helen is on maternity leave. You will be thrilled to hear that Miss Anouska gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Serafina, in April.

Diary Dates
You will see from the Summer Term Calendar that we have a stimulating and busy few weeks ahead of us. Please do check the dates carefully – particularly important ones to note are:

9th – 11th May – Form Three Trip to Hilltop, Norfolk
24th May – Whole School Photograph
13th June – Exam Morning (Forms One, Two and Three)
22nd June – Parents’ Evening (no clubs)
5th July – Sports Day (Battersea Millenium Stadium at 2.00 pm, no morning school – more details to follow)
8th July – Form Three Play

You will also find a copy of the calendar and other useful information, such as this term’s lunch menus, on the school website www.eatonhouseschools.com.

Summer Uniform
Boys may wear white, short sleeved shirts and green ankle socks, to school this term (except on 24th May when we have class photographs). They should also have their sun caps at school to wear for Games. Kindergarten and new boys will be provided with these at the start of term, so please make sure that the sun cap is clearly named.

Sun Screen
Please would you apply sun screen to your son, on very sunny days, before he comes to school. We will apply a top up on Games afternoons. Please inform your son’s form teacher if your son is allergic to sun screen or you wish to provide your own.

Should you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.

With best wishes,

Mrs P T M Cawthorne
The Headmistress

Eaton House Belgravia Welcome Letter

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Dear Parents,

1. A belated welcome back to you all.  We all look forward to the Summer Term with what I hope will be some nice weather and some exciting events planned.  We have a busy time ahead of us all (please make a note of the term dates which are now displayed on our website) and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during the term.
2. We will be taking Boots Factor 25+ sun cream to Games and all outings.  Staff will apply sun cream to the boys at their discretion.  If you would prefer you son NOT to use the school sun cream, please inform his teacher in writing.
3.Eaton House Summer Caps should be in school as part of the boys’ Games Kit. Kindergarten boys will be given their new caps shortly.  Boys should continue to wear their normal caps to and from school.  All boys should have boot bags at school to take outdoor shoes to and from games.
4. Sports Day – Friday 8th July 2pm.  A key date for your diaries!  Further information will be sent out nearer the time but if you are new to Eaton House, please make sure that you are able to watch and photograph/video the impressive €˜Blazers Off’ at the beginning of Sports Day.  There will be the usual parents’ 3-legged race, so do get practising!  As is the tradition, Mr Cooke is keen for old boys to help if, of course, they are on official leave from school.
5. Please make sure that contact details are up to date, especially e mail addresses.
6. Please note that the Kindergartens should not be in school on Friday 24th June, as we have new boys visiting on that day.
7. Y3 boys are granted a rare but nonetheless necessary day off on Tuesday 14th June after PGL, ½ days on Friday 27th May after Hill End and collection at 12.00pm in advance of the school play on Thursday May 19th.
8. Boys are being encouraged to learn €˜Life Skills’.  These include being able to do up top buttons, tie shoe laces and know their home phone numbers, for example.  Please help your sons with these valuable skills.
9. We are planning our next Parent Social Evening for Wednesday 19th October 2011. Details will be sent out later this term, but please put it in your diaries!
10. Please also continue to bring in used postage stamps for the RSPB, collection box in the No. 3 hall.
11. Please note that there will not be any clubs on Wednesday 29th June because of Parents’ Evening.
12. Please help to keep the boys €˜green’ by not sending in break with unnecessary packaging.
13. Please recycle any of your son’s spare pants as on occasion, we have need for them if a boy has an €˜accident’!  Please give any donations to Miss Natalie.
14. If you organize class/school parties, please make sure that ALL relevant staff are aware of any changes to collection plans.
15. If boys are late on arrival, they must go to the school office so that this can be recorded in the register.  It is vital that we have that recorded in the interests of safety.  Please note that we are obliged to submit attendance details to the Dcfs each year.

As ever, if there is anything that you wish to discuss with myself or any of the staff, regarding the welfare of your son, please do contact us.

I look forward to seeing you all soon

Yours sincerely,

Miss Lucy Watts
Headmistress