School Newsletter (September 2018)
SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
Welcome back, we hope everyone had a lovely summer break.
Fri 19 Oct 2018 School closes
Mon 29 Oct 2018 School re-opens
Wed 19 Dec 2018 School closes
Mon 7 Jan 2019 School re-opens
Please note that where it says school closes this means that the school will close that day at the normal time of 3.15pm
If you are unsure about any of these dates please ring the office on 01604 633894.
Fri 5 Oct Harvest Festival
Tue 9 Oct Production of Oliver Twist
Tue 16 Oct Parent’s Evening
Mon 12 Nov School photographs
Mon 7 Dec Christmas Fair
13 &14 Dec School productions
Tue 18 Dec Christmas Jumper Day
Wed 19 Dec Christmas Party
Regular, punctual attendance at school is essential. Keeping your child off school with minor ailments such as a headache or slight cold is not acceptable. If your child is away from school for any reason we need to know why. Please telephone the school before 9.00 am and send a brief note when they return to school. Telephone: 01604 633894
We will have no hesitation in ‘coming to get you’ if we have concerns over your attendance.
Missing one day a week of school EVERY MINUTE COUNTS …
from Reception to Year 10 means missing two years and one term of schooling.
Remember if your child is ill you must phone the school on the first day of illness. A brief note must then be sent in to the Teacher when your child returns to school .
NO term time absence will be authorised. If there are exceptional circumstances please make an appointment to see the Head teacher.
A fine may be charged by the local authority if you take your child out of school during term time.
Helping your child succeed at school
¨ Please read with your child EVERY day.
¨ Support your child with their homework.
¨ Help your child learn their times tables.
¨ Encourage your child to do some writing at home
Parents are reminded NOT to park or wait on the yellow hatching
outside the school gates, these need to be clear at all times for access by emergency vehicles should the need arise – DO NOT PUT THE CHILDRENS HEALTH AND SAFETY AT RISK.
Please also be courteous to the local residents.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
After School Clubs are very popular. Please respond at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.
P.E Kit reminder
Please make sure that you find out when your child has P.E. and then make sure that you provide them with, and remind them to bring in, their kit on the appropriate day/s. Children need a white T-shirt, shorts (black or blue) and plimsolls/trainers. In the Winter children need a suitable tracksuit for outdoor games.
Free School Milk
Free School Milk is provided to all children until their 5th birthday and to those children who are eligible for Pupil Premium Free School Meals (not Universal FSM).
If you would like your child to have milk please register and pay on-line at www.coolmilk.com
Enjoy a healthy school meal this autumn.
Order and pay on-line at: www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk
You have until Wednesday to order for the next week.
Universal Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. You MUST register and ORDER your child’s meal at www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk
If you need help or support please come into school.
Pupil Premium Free School Meals
You may be entitled to FSM if you receive certain benefits, please pop into school to complete a form ifyou believe you are eligible. This provides valuable funding for the school.
This is held every morning from 8.00 to 8.45 am. A place where your child can enjoy a healthy breakfast and some fun activities all for just £1.00 per day.
THE SCHOOL INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER CHILDREN ON SITE BEFORE 8.00 AM
CHIDREN WILL NOT THEREFORE BE ADMITTED BEFORE 8 AM AND ANYONE ARRIVING AFTER 8.15 AM WILL NOT BE FED BUT WILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY.
Thank you to all those parents who send their children to school dressed in their school uniform.
It is important that all the children wear the school uniform, THIS INCLUDES SHOES NOT TRAINERS, if you are in doubt as to what this is please come to the Main Reception and ask for a uniform leaflet.
ALL ITEMS OF SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME.
Please also note HAIR – no shaved patterns, no hair dye, no Mohicans (gelled or not).
From time to time please check your child hasn’t come home in or with another child’s clothing.
Please notify the school of any changes to your personal details, telephone number, address etc. Forms available from Reception desk.