Dear Parents and Carers,
Its a joy to see the pupils accessing our fantastic outdoors more as the weather improves. We are very aware that the country's financial crisis will be hitting each and every one of us, so we really do appreciate your support in helping us with our environment. It is also great to see more and more parents organising car shares for drop off and pick up. Not only will this save you fuel, but it is also better for our environment.
We are getting closer to the Easter raffle, so if you are able to help by buying tickets or sending in an Easter egg, wine etc for the hampers, we would be very grateful. Our wonderful Mrs Blackmore is starting to put these together, so if you have any unwanted wicker baskets, please send them in for us to re-use. Here are this week's headlines:-
Parents' Evening Final Reminder - All parents should now have received an appointment time for a parent meeting next week. We are very excited to be able to show you your child's progress this year, and a big thank you to the staff as this is a long week of late nights for our teachers. Please help us stay safe by adhering to some covid safety precautions.
1. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your time slot.
2. Wait outside the internal classroom door until invited in by the pod staff
3. Exit from the external classroom door
4. Respect the 10 minute time slot so that all parents can be seen and staff can spray down the table and chair between sessions.
5. Maintain social distancing at all times.
6. Wear a mask at all times.
Your pod staff will email you with any specific instructions.
Easter Bonnet Parades Friday 8th April - You are all invited to watch the pod parades. This will sadly be Mrs Williams' last day with us, but we have a few VIPs joining us to wish her well.
Approximate times are:-
Morning Nursery 11.15
Afternoon Nursery 2.15pm
Weather permitting this will be around the school field so we have plenty of room to socially distance. We will put a table of tea and coffee out for you to help yourself, but please bring a re-useable cup for both covid and sustainable reasons. We will not be charging, but will have a donation bucket to help raise monies for Ukraine.
Summer Sports Day July 8th - As we begin to return to normality, we are thrilled to be planning our annual sports day. You are invited to attend our "outdoor only" event from 2pm until 4pm. (These times may change as we finalise the day). We hope you will bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy our lovely field with your family. There will be cold drinks and ice-cream on sale, but we have decided not to run stalls and a BBQ to lower the expense for families. We will let you know race times nearer the day, but pupils will be released to you from 2pm. If you are unable to attend, just let your pod staff know and they will supervise until home time. The school bus will run at its usual time if you are not able to attend.
Gower Cycling Festival Sunday July 10th - We have been asked to be a "pit stop" again for this traditional event. White Rock Events have already sponsored us a wonderful football kit and are also trying to source us some free portaloos for our sports day. We only have a few staff able to support this event, so if there are any parents who would like to run some refreshments and raise some funds for the school or their pods, please let me know next week and we can discuss. Times and details to be confirmed.
Important Dates - The school will be closed to pupils and staff on April 29th for the Queen's Jubilee, giving everyone a long bank holiday weekend. The school will be closed to pupils on June 6th as staff a training day. This training will be off site and the school office will be closed.
Haver a Super Weekend!