Dear Parents and Carers,
What a week! Thank you for your common sense and vigilance as this is what will reduce the spread of Covid19 in our school and help keep us open. As you know we have had to make some difficult decisions of late, and will continue to do so in the interests of our pupils, staff and families. Until guidance changes, we will carry on sending "warn and inform" letters if there has been a positive case in your pod. Here are the headlines this week:
1. Christmas Raffle - Thank you to those who have sent in prizes and money for tickets. We are creating "Pod Hampers" (as many as we can) so please send in wine, chocolates, Christmas items etc. Also if you are in the position to donate a larger "stand alone" prize we would be very grateful. As always, if you know any local businesses who can help, please ask them for us too and we will Tweet a thank you. We have already booked and planned a special launch day for our pupils in January, and this does cost the school. The money we raise helps us to provide our pupils with the best experiences and resources that really does impact on their learning. Thank you again for your support.
2. Free School Uniform - We are grateful to those who have sent in good quality uniform for us to re-cycle. If you are interested in a bag of free uniform, please email the office with the size needed and we will send home any items that we can.
3. Christmas Events - There will be lots of events popped into the diary over the next few weeks, so please look out for pod emails. We know how expensive Christmas jumpers can be so we will happy for your child to wear these to more than one event. The official Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children) is 10th December. We will be asking for £1 donation for this amazing charity. However we hope the children will also wear them on Christmas Dinner Day and the last week of term. Please don't forget to book your virtual Santa message - here is the link.
4. Virtual Christmas Concert Consent - Our fabulous staff are already planning the virtual Christmas shows that will be released onto our school website at the end of term. All pupils will be involved in rehearsing and teachers use this opportunity to develop skills across the expressive arts area of learning. Please complete the following online form by end of today so we can film your child. Without this completed form we will not include your child in the final version. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM.
5. School Photos - This will now be on Friday 26th November. You can dress your child in what ever you feel appropriate for the photos on this day.
Have a great Weekend