Newsletter 20/16

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is with great regret that due to a KS1 parent entering the school on Wednesday morning at drop off time and verbally attacking 3 members of staff in front of the children, we will have to review the way in which we allow parents to enter the school at the beginning and end of the day.

I am sure you can appreciate that this incident was upsetting not only to the staff, but also to the children who witnessed the event.  I remind all parents that we all have a duty to safeguard children and they should not be exposed to such inappropriate and unwelcome behaviour.  It is very sad that the actions of one individual now mean we will need to review procedures. I’m sure the majority of you will agree that the safety of the children whilst in our care is paramount and you will therefore support us in any changes we make as a result.

I take this opportunity to remind all parents of our Parental Behaviour Policy which can be seen here.  Please be assured that we will not tolerate such behaviour towards anyone in the school community and will not hesitate to contact the police should such an incident occur again.  I apologise to any of you who had to witness this event.

Kay Wood

Head Teacher

 

SCHOOL DISCO

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the school discos.  £260.00 was raised.  Thank you to the Friends of Summerfields for organising this event and to parents and school staff for giving up their time to come and help.

 

SCHOOL MONEY

Thank you to everyone who has been using the new “school money” system to pay for school dinners and trips rather than paying cash at the office.  Please remember dinner money MUST be paid in advance and not arrears.  Even if you are only paying for the odd Friday dinner, if possible please can you pay via the on-line system.  If you require any assistance using the school money system, please speak to Mrs Dyer in the office.

 

HEAD LICE

Head lice is still a very big problem in school.  Please take time during the half term holiday to check your children’s hair for head lice and treat if necessary.  Parents have recommended to school the “Nitty Gritty” comb to use alongside the normal treatments for head lice.  Remember you need to get rid of the eggs as well as the live head lice.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a good half term holiday!  We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 22nd February 2016.

 

MUFTI DAY

Thank you to everyone for their kind donations to today’s Mufti Day in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  We will let you know how much we raised next term.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Thank you to all the parents who have come along this week to Parents’ Evening.  We hope you found these informative.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Leaflets have been sent home via book bags this week to re-sign up for Pompey in the Community football for next half term.  The club is held on Tuesdays after school from 3.00pm-4.00pm.  Booking MUST be made in advance by contacting Pompey directly on 023 9272 8899.

 

SANDMAN/SNOWMAN COMPETITION

On Sunday 21st February 2016 there is a Sandman/Snowman competition at Small Hope Beach, Shanklin.  Whatever the weather from 2pm there will be a competition to crate the craziest sand sculpture!  There is no cost or need to book.  Just turn up.

 

CAKE SALE

Thank you to everyone who supported our cake sales held this week. We raised £82.00 which has been used for a new CD player for England Class.

 

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Don’t forget we are again collecting this year the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers are being issued until 3rd May 2016.  Don’t forget to ask your friends and family for their vouchers too!  The more we get, the more free equipment school can get.  There is a collection box in the school lobby for the vouchers.

 

LOST PROPERTY

A new named jumper has been lost by a child in Year 4.  Please can we ask ALL parents to check their children’s jumpers and return to school any that do not belong to you.  Thank you.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

All children have now completed 21 miles at school of Walk the Wight!  Well done everyone.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

Instead of Word of the Week we will now be having Spelling of the Week for each Key Stage.

Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “Friday”.

Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “recognise”.

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