School Dinner Money
Firstly, I would like to thank all the parents who send in their children’s dinner money as required. However, during recent months the collection of dinner money has become an arduous task with many unnecessary administrative hours being spent collecting late dinner money.
This week we have reluctantly resorted to following authority guidelines by having to refuse several children a hot meal.
This exercise, although unpleasant, has proved to be successful and a considerable portion of the arrears quoted in last week’s newsletter has been recovered.
£2.05 per meal economically provides your child with a well-balanced, nourishing meal.
Please send your child’s dinner money into school every Monday morning in a sealed, named envelope, which your child should hand in to the Class Teacher during morning registration.
Mr. R. Walthall
It was “eggcellent” to see so many parents at the Easter Egg Bingo this week. Thank you for all the donations of eggs and to the parents and staff who supported the event.
The Easter plate competition organised by the PFA has been judged and the prizes were given out in assembly. The standard was “eggstremely” high this year so well done to everyone.
Tonight we are sending home a reminder about dinner money as well as the homework project for next half term. Please be as creative as your child likes with the project as we shall be sharing these in the Art Gallery next term.
- School reopens on Tuesday 18th April (Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am as usual)
- Children in Year 4 and Year 5 will start swimming every Tuesday morning from 25th April.
- Advance notice – On Monday 24th April we are asking all staff and pupils to dress up as Explorers.
- Thursday 4th May – Whole School Voting Day Walk
- Year 6 SATS Week starts 8th May
- Robinwood Residential Trip Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May
I wish everyone a safe and peaceful Easter Break.
Mr. R. Walthall
Comic Relief – Well done and thank you to everyone who bought a Red Nose and sent in their £1. The children looked fantastic in Red today and the School Council and Prefects have both led assemblies about why we have Comic Relief and where the money goes. This is also part of our faith value this term of compassion.
The standard of the children’s poetry homework has been fantastic showing the real talent and interest the children have in writing poems.
Dinner Money – PLEASE can parents ensure that dinner money is sent in school every Monday. The school budget cannot support the amount of debt we currently have as the school is owed over £350. This will affect the future of trips and vists if it is not paid urgently.
- Tuesday 28th March Spring Assembly for Parents 2.15pm
- Wednesday 29th March Easter Egg Bingo Doors open 6pm Eyes down at 6.15pm
- Friday 31st March Easter Service at Church 10am (Parents welcome)
Advance notice – On Monday 24th April we are asking all staff and pupils to dress up as Explorers (further details to follow).
School closes on Friday 31st March at 3.20pm (No afterschool club) for the Easter Holidays and Reopens on Tuesday 18th April at 8.45am (Breakfast club open from 7.30am)
Mr. R. Walthall
The children enjoyed the Poetry Day on Wednesday with professional poet Ian Bland and wrote and performed their own poems during the day.
Comic Relief is next Friday, 24th March. We will be selling Red Noses in school from Monday for £1 each. Next Friday we are asking the children to wear red and bring £1 for Comic Relief.
The work on the walls on Todmorden Road is extending to include the school wall from Monday.
This means from Monday there will be NO access to school from Todmorden Road.
Mrs Robinson, the school crossing lady, will be moving down the road nearer to Barnes Meadows junction to help children cross Todmorden Road safely at an appropriate place.
Everyone will have to come into school using the Barnes Meadow entrance. We are aware that this will increase pressure on parking and traffic around this side of school but please remember that traffic wardens do patrol the area so do NOT park on the yellow zig zags. We will keep you updated on the works but have been working closely with highways to ensure minimal disruption to school while still keeping the children safe.
The PFA are still collecting Easter Eggs to be given as prizes at our Easter Bingo evening on Wednesday 29th March. Any donations can be sent into the office.
Mr. R. Walthall
Children in upper school completed a Benin Art Project today, this means the children in Sycamore Class, Maple Class, Elm Class and Birch Class have all been involved in the production of 2 wall hangings. The individual contributions from the children have been taken away and will be put together over the next few weeks to share with parents depicting some important parts of the Benin Civilisation.
A reminder that on Monday 13th March Elm Class are hosting a Maths Puzzle afternoon for parents at 2.30pm. Please come in and join your child in sharing the puzzles if you are able to attend.
For those children who take part in the Little Ninjas or Junior Dragons Programmes on a Tuesday and a Thursday next week on the 14th and the 16th we are offering the opportunity for parents to come and watch the Breakfast Karate lessons so see exactly what goes on in a session. We will be continuing these sessions next term, unfortunately we will be asking for a higher contribution from parents than last time but this will still make the sessions extremely good value for money as school will continue to subsidise them heavily. They will cost £20 per pupil for the block of 10 sessions. A further letter will follow.
We are now collecting donations of Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Bingo.
Reminder that anyone wanting to buy a poetry book for £5.99 please send in the money on Monday.
Mr. R. Walthall Headteacher