September 2011

Lunchtime Meal Payments Our lunch service is being adversely affected by delays at tills because of the number of students without sufficient money on their account to pay for their chosen meal. Do please check with your child on a regular basis to ensure that their account is topped up before they run out of money. Balance checking machines are located in the atrium and can be used at any time of day. Friends of Arthur Terry Are you an ex student, an ex member of staff or a local resident? Do you have friends or family who have been to Arthur Terry School? If so you may be interested in becoming a ‘Friend of the Arthur Terry School’. ‘Friends of Arthur Terry School’ is the new name for our Parent Teacher Association. Our PTA have been a small dedicated group of parents and teachers who have worked tremendously hard to support school through fundraising and supporting school events. Our new ‘Friends’ group will also fulfil these functions but will also provide a way of keeping in touch with all that is happening at school and the many events and activities we promote and organise. As a member you will receive regular e-mails, updates including a Newsletter and Arthur Terry Times. To join us please complete the membership form on the School website, or simply click the following link. Friends of Arthur Terry Membership Form We would be delighted to hear from you. Our existing PTA committee will continue to meet under the banner of their new name. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month starting on Tuesday 13th September. The AGM will take place on Tuesday 11th October. Following a Cheese and Wine social evening for new Year 7 parents: Invites you to An evening for parents of new Year 7 students Tuesday 11th October 7pm until 8pm In the Dining Hall Cheese and Wine Chance to meet other new parents and find out more about school life Friends of Arthur Terry AGM will follow at 8.15pm Birchfield Harriers Schools Cross Country Championship 24th September 2011 Get involved and have fun. Birchfield Harriers is organising its annual Cross Country Championship for Schools at Perry Park. The event is open to boys and girls in school Years 5 to 8 and will be run in the following age groups Years 5 and 6 10.30am Girls 10.50am Boys 1.6m Years 7 and 8 11.10am Girls 11.30am Boys 2.4km Medals and prizes will be awarded to the top teams and individuals in each age group. Students are asked to speak to a member of the PE Department. Rugby Training Rugby training for all age groups will be held after school on a Tuesday evenings from 3.30pm to 4.45pm commencing on Tuesday 13th September 2011. Please bring gum shields, boots and training shoes (just in case we’re on the all weather pitch). All relevant forms and documentation will be available for students to take home to parents for consent to play outside school hours in any tournaments. BBC Off By Heart Competition We would like to congratulate Simran Bhagrath, Holly Bennett and Nicholas Bailey who have been chosen to represent Arthur Terry at the BBC’s Off by Heart Shakespeare competition, following several weeks of workshops. The standard was incredibly high and all of the students who took part have been offered the chance to work as a student director on the project. The regional finals will be held in Birmingham later this term Upcoming theatre trips 60 KS5 students will be attending the Warwick Arts Centre to watch Love Song by Frantic Assembly Year 13 students will be attending the RSC to watch Taming of the Shrew. Year 7 and 8 Drama Club Students will begin to work filming a promotional film for a Bus Safety Awareness campaign. This will be shown around schools in conjunction with National Express. Recycle your old printer cartridge and help school We are about to launch a recycling scheme that could help raise additional funds for school. Very soon we will be asking you to save and then send in any HP/Cannon ink cartridges either from home or your work environment. There will be a collection point in Reception. More details will follow shortly.