Dear Parents and Carers,
It is that time of year when we are all venturing into our gardens to clean up the winter carnage. Well, it is the same for us in school, and as we look around our field and our yard we can see how much actually needs doing after the storms and excessive rain.
Finances are going to be tough for everyone, including us in education, but we believe strongly in investing in our environment as this has a very positive impact on pupil well-being. If you are able to help with any of the following projects, to reduce the cost to school, please let us know.
1. Our poly tunnel needs a new cover
2. Our vegetable garden needs new raised beds as the sleepers have rotted
3. The very popular school mound has shrunk, and we need to remove the tunnel and re-build.
4. Pod Pry Cop need a new shed as it almost blew away
5. We need a skip to remove all the damaged items
If you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch. It would be amazing if we could prepare our outdoors ready for our annual planting event in May. I am sure you will be very pleased to know that our wild flower meadow will be re-planted this year to benefit us all, as well as our insects. Here are this week's headlines:
Support for Swansea Families - Matthew's House has launched an amazing new App. This connects those needing life-giving hope to immediate, local and relevant essential support services where they live. This app creates a smooth path between the people needing hope and the organisations providing it. For more information please follow this link: https://matthewshouse.org.uk/hope-in-swansea/
Ukraine Appeal - We have been asked if we can sell raffle tickets at the school in aid of Ukraine. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, the cost is £10 each. Please can you send in the money in a marked envelope to the school office with your contact details so that we can put this information on the slip which we will pass to the organizer. The rest of the ticket will be sent home to yourselves for your records. In addition, we are collecting donations of any size for the red-cross. All donations can be sent to school, or you can donate direct via https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal
Easter Eggtravaganza Week (Reminder) - We are planning a whole week of traditional Easter events to lift everyone's spirits and celebrate this special time of year. There will be arts and crafts, easter linked literacy and numeracy, cross curricular work, and of course an "Easter Egg Hunt" and a "Traditional Easter Bonnet Parade". Weather and covid permitting we hope to end the term with a small scale parade that you can attend to watch your child parade their easter bonnet. More news on this nearer the time, but the plan is for you to watch the parade and take your child home for their well deserved Easter Holiday. If you have any ideas that could help make this week a success, or you can help in anyway - please let us know.
Easter Raffle (Reminder) - Please return your raffle tickets help to raise much needed funds for pod resources and Easter treats for the pupils. Please support us by selling as many raffle tickets as you can. We are also collecting easter eggs, chocolates, wine, easter toys etc to create pod hampers as prizes. As always, if you know any businesses who would be willing to donate, please ask them for us.
Comic Relief (Reminder) - Friday 18th March 2022 - This year we will be celebrating Comic Relief by wearing something red to school. We will be supporting our friends at Matthew's House by asking you to donate a non - perishable food item and/or toiletries. If you would also like to donate a small money donation to Comic Relief we will also be collecting this on your behalf.
Have a fabulous weekend