Moulsford Prep School
ISSUE DATE 04/11/2016
A polite reminder about the school Car Park:

Please do not park in the Drop Off Zone in front of the zebra crossing. This is an area for cars to stop, allow boys to alight from the car, and then for the car to leave immediately. This then allows cars to move more freely down the drive way.  It is particularly important to keep this area clear in the afternoon to allow the Plastow's  Bus to get past.

Please may we remind you that 4x4 cars cannot park in the quad area, beside Pre-Prep in front of the Dining Room.

Also, please do not park in the Disabled Bay, unless of course you are a Blue Disabled Badge Holder.
Jim Hamilton-Smith
YEARS 6 to 8:  Exams
It is exam week for boys in Year 6 to Year 8 next week from Monday to Thursday. I am aware that there are boys who will be missing some exams due to interviews.  We will make arrangements for these boys to catch up on any exams missed during the following week. Boys need to bring appropriate equipment, particularly for their Maths exams (a pencil, rubber, ruler, compass, protractor and scientific calculator.  These should be clearly named so that they can be returned if mislaid).
Tiffany Squire
YEAR 3:  New Checkout System
From Monday we will be trialling a new system for 'Check Out' at the end of the day. The boys in Year 3 will finish the day as normal at 4.05pm and congregate outside the theatre. When they are ready to leave they will need to go to the duty member of staff, who will be standing outside the theatre, and inform them that they are ready to go and who they are going with.  Their name will then be ticked off the year group list and they may leave.

Following Activities on a Tuesday (5.30pm), the same procedure will apply.

If your son is staying until 5pm or 5.30pm on any other day he will need to go to the front office to sign out.

We would appreciate you reminding your son to check out each day, in order to make this system run as smoothly as possible.
Jim Hamilton-Smith
YEARS 5 TO 8:  Morning Rugby Skills

This half term, we will be running morning rugby skills groups for any boys from Years 5 to 8 who are serious about developing their rugby skills.  Please click here for more information and then email if your son(s) would like to attend.

James Springer
YEARS 5 TO 8:  Sports Fixture Changes to Calendar
Wednesday 9th November:
U13s are away at Caldicott, our Bs will play their Bs and Cs, with their Ds playing our Cs.
U12 B&Cs are at home. Caldicott's Bs and Cs will play our Bs and their Ds and Es will play our Cs in mini triangulars.
U11 A-E are at home v Caldicott.
U10 B-E are away at Caldicott  B-F with our E and F playing a triangular with their Es .
U10 A are away at OPS.
U12 A are away at St Edwards.

Sat 26th November: 
OPS are unable to play an U12 C or an U11 D team.
Mark Griffiths
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Moulsford Watercolour - please order by Friday 11th November

As a result of receiving enough requests to warrant a re-print, we will be placing a new print order of the beautiful watercolour map/illustration of Moulsford, by local artist Candida Kennedy.  Delivery will be by the end of term, in time for Christmas.   

The original is hanging in the school hall and a sample mounted print is also available to view.  The cost will be £50 per print, payable by cash or cheque to Moulsford Prep School, or we can add this cost to your school bill at the end of term.  Please click here for a photograph of the print.

If you would like to purchase a mounted giclée print of the watercolour, please email or sign the sheet beside the print in the hall before Friday 11th November and let us know how you would like to pay.  We will then let you know when they are ready for you to collect.

MPS Office
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Christmas Cards and Christmas Fair
Christmas Cards
Don’t forget to order your Moulsford Christmas cards featuring your child’s artwork.  If you haven’t seen your individual year group card, your Form Reps all have a copy.  Please use the Christmas Card Order Form and you can get your cards written early!

Christmas Fair Stalls
CROCKERY - Please feel free to leave crockery in the boxes outside the PA shed (at the far end of the top car park) any time from NOW until the day of the fair.  Thank you.

CHOCOLATE / SWEETS AND BOTTLE TOMBOLAS – These donations will be collected on Friday 25th November when the MPA holds its regular mufti day in support of donations to the Christmas Fair.  A reminder about what to bring will be sent out closer to the time.
Moulsford Parents' Association
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Travelling Book Fair, 21st – 25th November 
Following the success of last year, we are holding another Travelling Book Fair on Monday 21st November through to Friday 25th November.  More details to follow shortly.
Judy Tollet
PRE-PREP:  Christmas Trip to Sleeping Beauty - Tuesday 6th December
Pre-Prep are off to see Sleeping Beauty at the Watermill Theatre, near Newbury, on Tuesday 6th December.  Please click here for a letter with more details. 
Claire Harley
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Dyslexia Study Skills
Katrina Cochrane, Former Head of Education and Policy for the British Dyslexia Association, is talking about "Study Skills" in Wokingham on Thursday 17th November from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  I would highly recommend this talk, if you are able to go.  Please click here for further details.
Annabel Bush
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Holiday Courses for 2017
Please click here for a list of Holiday Courses being offered here at Moulsford in 2017.
Jim Hamilton-Smith
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Office Update
Our refurbished, extended office is now open for business and we love it!  We also are really pleased to announce that we have a new member of our office team, Rachael Cheshire.  So, the team now consists of:
Claire Harley - Headmaster's PA and Registrar
We now have 3 School Secretaries who are:
Lucy Atherton -  full time
Angie Regan - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Rachael Cheshire - Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
MPS Office
Reminders for the Week Ahead
Monday 7th November
School Exams - Years 6 - 8

Tuesday 8th November
School Exams - Years 6 - 8
Music Theory Exam

Wednesday 9th November
School Exams - Years 6 - 8

Thursday 10th November
School Exams - Years 7 - 8

Friday 11th November
Remembrance Service (boys and staff only)
All Events
Sports Fixtures Summary
Saturday 5th November
U13A & U11A - Millfield Senior School Rugby Tournament
U13 B/C v Oratory Junior House

Tuesday 8th November
U9 A-E IX v The Beacon and Gayhurst (H)

Wednesday 9th November
U10 A - OPS Rugby Tournament
U13 v Caldicott (A)
U12A - St Edwards Rugby Tournament
U12 B&C v Caldicott (H)
U11 A-E v Caldicott (H)
U10 B-E v Caldicott (A)

Thursday 10th November
U8 A-F v The Beacon

Saturday 12th November
U9A - Winchester House Rugby Festival
All Fixtures
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01491 651438

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