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October Half-Term Newsletter 2022

Some FoG news before everyone heads out for half term. Loads going on so don’t forget to mark your calendars! 

Spooky cakes! Our Halloween bake sale is afterschool on Friday Oct. 21st at 3:30pm. All donations baked or otherwise are welcome! You can drop them in the office on the day or bring them straight to the sale. All donations greatly appreciated!

Coffee and a chat anyone? We will be hosting a coffee morning on Friday November 4th, all parents & carers are welcome. Come to meet other parents, have a chat, and learn about FoG if you’d like. It’s a relaxed get-together so feel free to bring younger siblings. 

The Great Goodrich Quiz night is back! Friday Nov. 18th 7:30pm til late! Get your tickets for the FoG quiz – back after 3 years in the Goodrich School Hall! We are thrilled to welcome back the fabulous Tina Sparkles as our host to test the knowledge of teams of parents, carers and teachers to see who will be crowned Quiz Champions of 2022.

Drinks will be available from the bar on the night. Vegetarian biriyani, Sag Aloo and Samosas can be pre-ordered when you buy your tickets and will be served hot on the night. Come as a team, maximum 8 people, or join one on the night. Everyone is welcome.

All proceeds go to Friends of Goodrich who aim to make life even more fun for our children at Goodrich. Buy your tickets on line at

We will also have some tickets available from the school office closer to the time.

Get your green fingers ready cause we have a gardening morning! Saturday12th November at 9.30am, come along and help tidy up the flower beds in the school playground, have a cup of tea and meet some other parents & carers. 

And if you’re looking for something to keep you busy over the half term don’t forget about the Halloween Half-Term Treasure Hunt!  The treasure hunt went out in book bags. 

Our next FoG  Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Nov. 9th, all are welcome to attend. It’s your chance to learn about our school, FoG, and how to get involved. 

World Book Day news! I know what you are thinking – WBD…in October? Well, not quite. But plans are already in motion! And don’t forget that we have a whole week of celebrations too – Goodrich’s own World Book Week, which makes our school pretty special. However, this is Marcela’s last time organising this weeklong event, which means we need your help. So if you like reading, have a passion for books, work or know people in the publishing industry or just want to take on a new project, now is the time to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

WBD & Nursery – Can you spare a couple of hours? We are looking for parent volunteers to come and read a book for our nursery classes (morning & afternoon) during the week of WBD. Come and read your favourite story, draw your favourite character, and join in with a fun WBD activity. You can make a huge difference to the children.

Have any Xmas Jumpers to spare? Having an end of year clear out? Remember to save your Christmas jumpers! FOG will be asking for your jumper donations soon enough.

Dates for the diary

Halloween bake sale – Oct. 21st afterschool at 3:30pm in the lower playground

FoG Coffee morning – Friday November 4th from 9-9:45am in the lower hall

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday November 9th 7:30pm in the lower hall

Quiz Night – Friday November 18th 7:30pm in the lower hall

End of term cake sale extravaganza – Friday December 16th 2:30pm in playground

World Book Day – Thursday March 2nd