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We all had fun playing in the snow. Thank you to all the staff who have done a great job in keeping our schools open this week.
Well done to everyone who braved the weather to come to school.
Playground Trail
We had a wonderful surprise when we arrived at Carterknowle and found a new playground trail waiting. This has been funded by a National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ grant. Thank you to Mrs Tyrrell, who led this project and made it all happen, with some help from the school council and Mr Buchan.
Parent Partnership
The next parent partnership meeting is at 9am on Wednesday 21 March in the Carterknowle studio. We will be launching the governors’ vision statement for the schools federation, looking at our new parent partnership leaflet and reviewing the progress that has been made with the parent partnership action plan.
Sport Relief
We will be raising money for Sport Relief on Friday 23 March by doing a sponsored run at Carterknowle and a sponsored mile at Holt House. Watch out for letters about this next week.
Competition Time!
It is time for the annual Easter Hat Competition at Holt House and Decorated Egg Competition at Carterknowle. We would like all the children to join in. Anyone who needs help will be supported at school to make a hat, or decorate an egg. There will be prizes for every class and pre-school. It can be any design you like, so long as it’s to do with Easter or Springtime. Animals, flowers, leaves, butterflies, spring colours etc would all be great. Hats or eggs need to be in school by Tuesday 27 March.

You will be able to see the eggs in the Hall at Carterknowle on Wednesday 28 March at 3.30pm.
You will be able to see the hats in the Easter Hat Parade at Holt House on Thursday 29 March at 9am.
Staff News
A big welcome back to Mrs Reilly, deputy head at Holt House, who is starting to return from her maternity leave. Holt House parents will be seeing more of her over the coming months. Mrs Reilly will be working with Mrs Haynes and Miss Clark to lead and manage Holt House. Welcome also to Mrs Freeman and Miss Craddock, new TAs at Carterknowle and Mrs Turner, new finance officer at Holt House.

Holt House is awarded the Silver Travel Award.