ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
If your child is absent from school due to illness please telephone the school by 9:30am and leave a message on the absence line (option 2). Please leave the reason for absence, your child’s name and their class. Their absence will be noted on the register but marked as ‘unauthorised’ until a written explanation is received; we have a supply of yellow absence forms in the foyer for your convenience. If you are unable to make a call due to poor signal or no credit on your phone, please e-mail the office, again by 9:30am, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Each half term the “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most points wins the trophy! Below are the House Point totals for the autumn second half term:-
Arctic House 745
Atlantic House 513
Indian House 563
Pacific House 674
Therefore champions for last half term were Arctic House. Congratulations!
CHANGE 4 LIFE NEW FOOD SMART APP
Have you seen the new ‘change 4 life’ Food smart App? It’s really good, has great resources and ideas and scans the fat, salt and sugar on food products. To download the app please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/be-food-smart#P1G2XAUzIJqZoXV6.97.
If you are in receipt of any of the benefits below and not on Working Tax Credit, then the school can apply for extra funding.
¨ Income Support
¨ Employment Support Allowance (Income related)
¨ Income Support / Jobseeker’s Allowance
¨ Child Tax Credit with an annual household income of less than £16,190
¨ Guaranteed Pension Credit
This funding will directly benefit your child and the school as a whole. The application process can be made online and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Mrs Murphy, our Family Liaison Officer, is available to help in school with the application process.
If you think that you may be eligible or would just like some information, please ring for an appointment with Mrs Murphy as soon as possible.
We have an exciting menu change next Thursday 19th January. Instead of Chinese Chicken Noodles, the cook will be making hot dogs with onions or macaroni cheese with sides of potato wedges, corn on the cob, peas and coleslaw. The dessert will be strawberry ice-cream. We would like as many children as possible to try this new meal choice, no need to book, all children need to do is let their teacher know that they would like a school meal as usual.
Unfortunately we have had several occurrences of children returning to school after the holidays with headlice. Please can you check your child’s hair this weekend and treat if necessary. Thank you.
STAY AND READ
You are invited to come along to ‘Stay and Read’ in your child’s class on Friday 20th January, between 8:45am and 9:00am. Please bring a book from home if you would like to read with a group of children. We hope lots of you can come!
CHILDREN’S WORK ON THE WEBSITE
Each week we will be showcasing some work that the children have been doing in class. We start this week with Reception class. The work can be found by clicking on the School menu from the top of the page and selecting “Our Best Work”.
SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK
Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “with”.
Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “little”.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
The greats were not great because they were born that way but because they worked hard.