18th October 2018 Newsletter
All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.
Monster Mash Fun Night - Friday 19th October 2018. Last chance to buy tickets
We would like to invite your child to a ‘Monster Mash Disco’ on Friday 19th October 2018. We will be having a Monster/ghouls/witch/wizard/ghost/pumpkin etc themed fancy dress party or children can come in their own clothes, if they prefer.
There will be a DJ, as well as dancing and party games, a drink and choc ice provided too.
Entry is by ticket only. The tickets are £4.00. We require tickets to be purchased in advance, so we have accurate numbers for the disco. School staff will supervise the children at the event. You can purchase tickets at the school office from Tuesday 2nd am until Friday 19th October 3.15pm.
Please note you cannot pay on the door for this event - so please purchase a ticket in advance!
The disco will start at 4.30pm and children must be collected by an adult at 6.00pm prompt.
If you have further questions, please see your child’s class teacher.
Many of our Year 6 children and their parents have been busy visiting local secondary school either during the day and/or at specific Open Evenings to help them complete their application forms. Can I remind parents that, if you live in Dudley Borough, the closing date for applications this year is 31st October (during the half term holiday). It is really important that this deadline is met; failure to do so will jeopardise your preferences for your child.
Attendance Winners September
Well done to Class 1P, who won the attendance award for September with an amazing 98.48% attendance!
Recent events that have happened in school.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had an absolutely fantastic response to our Macmillan Coffee Morning raising a staggering £860! Absolutely amazing! Thank you to all who to all those who made this possible—to those who donated so many cakes and to everyone who supported by attending the coffee morning or cake sale. We appreciated your support and I know the money will be well used by Macmillan. Well done to Mrs Shergill, on winning the £50 prize for guessing the length of the vegetable roll! Thank you to Mr Baker and ‘singing club’ for providing the music and entertainment.
Our new team of Peer Supporters have made a fantastic start to the academic year and are helping to sort out worries in the playground. Riley, Tyler, Mary-Kate, Abigail, Archie, Jessica, Amber, Ella, Mackenzie, Kyle, Ben, Ekam, Lana, Morgan and Ethan – Year 6, have been trained to listen to others and show empathy when others are having problems. They each have a hi-vis jacket to wear and a Peer Mentor badge so can be easily spotted when on duty. Keep up the good work!
Rights Respecting Champions 2018-2019 - Going for Gold!
Congratulations to our new RRSA Champions:
RC - Jessica S and Jacob P
RJ - Luca M and Rosie Mc
1P - Freya S and Frankie R
1H – Aurora A and Mason D
2C – Holly R and Henry M
2S – Lily-May Pand Luke J
34R – Leon Hand Olivia Mc
34AD – James Hand Poppy W
56O – Ekam S and Dominic W
56B – Alex Fielder and Ella May Parsons
These children will be working together to ensure that our rights respecting work is being embedded across the curriculum and they will be sharing their views and opinions with parents, the wider community and our local MP. Well done to all those nominated!
Thank you to all those parents who came to parents evening, both in school and Nursery. It is so important to have good relationships with our parents, so that home and school can work together to support your child’s learning. If you were unable to attend on the dates we held Parents evening, there are forms that we need you to sign. Could you please call at the office to update the GDPR information? Many thanks.
Poppy Appeal 2018 - 100 years on!
We will be supporting the ‘Poppy Appeal again this year by selling poppy’s and other related goods such as bracelets, key rings, rulers, pencils etc (priced at either 50p or £1. These items will be available to purchase every playtime in the hall, from Tuesday 23rd October until Friday 9th November.
Lunchtime fun! 24th 0ctober Harvest festival
This will be a themed menu for all the children to enjoy tasty mains and desserts eg Harvest festival sponge cake or pumpkin flapjack.it will be a fun day with prizes (children’s cook books) for lucky trays.
In the last couple of weeks we have had several poorly children. The majority of parents are great at keeping us up to date and letting us know if their child will not be attending school and why. This is really helpful as we have to annotate our registers giving reasons for children’s absence. Can I remind parents of the procedure for ill children?
If you feel that your child has an illness which may warrant them remaining at home then you must:
Consider first of all whether you feel that your child would still be able to take part in the majority if not all of the school’s activities. In this case, you should still send your child to school. Should your child become unwell during the day and/or where the school feels that the child is no longer able to participate in school activities, the school will contact you to collect your child.
If you feel that your child cannot take part in the school’s activities and would be better remaining at home then you must contact the school as soon as possible on the first/each day of absence before 9:05am. When parents do not contact us by 9.05am the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.
If your child has had sickness and/or diarrhoea then they need to remain at home for 48 hours after their last ‘episode’. We are trying to reduce the spread of these illnesses - children return before the sickness has passed are often sick again and have passed their germs on.
Please read this newsletter for guidelines about the Norovirus bug which is extremely common at this time of year.
Norovirus - frequently asked questions
What are noroviruses?
How does norovirus spread?
How to identify someone with dehydration?
How is norovirus treated?
Are there any long-term effects?
Should I seek medical advice?
I cannot believe how quickly half term is approaching.