Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Tuesday 30 March 2021

Good morning, Prep School family,

I hope this Bulletin finds you happy and very well.

I just wanted to end this term saying well done for getting through the last term! It has been a complete mixing pot of remote learning, Zooms and being in school. You have all coped so well and worked so incredibly hard. Your resilience has astounded me on so many occasions. I know how tired we all are – children, parents and staff so try to have a really good break this Easter. Enjoy the fact that the clocks have gone forward, the lighter nights are coming and we are allowed to meet up with 6 people or another household! Things are looking up.

You know one of my favourite sayings is a picture speaks a thousand words, so I will leave you with the attached picture. . . and I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to those blue skies!

Have the best holiday ever!

Days of the year themes for the coming week:

Tuesday 30th March – Doctors Day, Take A Walk In The Park Day and Pencil Day

Wednesday 31st March – Crayola Crayon Day, World Back Up Day, Manatee Appreciation Day, Eiffel Tower Day, Cream Cheese Frosting Day and Bunsen Burner Day

Thursday 1st April – Fun Day, Reading Is Funny Day, Sourdough Bread Day and April Fool’s Day

Friday 2nd April – Good Friday, World Autism Day, Walk To Work Day, Ferret Day, Poet In A Cupcake Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and Children’s Book Day

Saturday 3rd April – DIY Day, Chocolate Mousse Day, World Party Day, FireWalk Day, World Aquatic Animal Day, Find A Rainbow Day, Tweed Day and Pillow Fight Day

Sunday 4th April – Vitamin C Day, Geologist Day, Carrot Day, Cordon Bleu Day, World Rat Day and Easter Sunday

Quote of the week: “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” – Les Miserables

Jokes of the Week:

What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An investigator!

Why did the picture go to jail?
It was framed!

Why did the teacher put on sunglasses?
Because her students were so bright!

Facts of the Week:

Tigers have stripped skin, not stripped fur

Most people fall asleep within seven minutes

Cows are able to walk upstairs but not down them

Mindful March and Active April calendar task (Active April’s month’s activities are based on getting active and out and about):

Tuesday 30th March:
Enjoy the sunshine on your face and absorb lots of vitamin D
Wednesday 31st March:
Notice the joy to be found in the simple things in life Thursday 1st April:
Commit to being active this month, starting today
Friday 2nd April:
Listen to your body and be grateful for what it can do Saturday 3rd April:
Spend as much time outdoors as possible today Sunday 4th April:
Have a day free from TVs or screens and try to get moving

Sleeps til Santa: 270 days

Five things I am looking forward to this week (thanks to Mrs Hinch for the inspiration): Can you try this each day? Remember, it focuses your mind on the positive and reminds us to show gratitude for things, no matter how small!

This week I am looking forward to: safely taking full advantage of the new ‘Rule of Six’, seeing my friends, having the occasional lie in, an afternoon tea with a difference on Saturday and finally getting round to reading my new book!

Have a lovely rest of the week and a fabulous Easter holiday,

Stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other,

Lots of love

Mrs Bennett