The whole school attendance for January was 95.17% which is slightly below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for January were as follows:-
Ellen MacArthur Class 94.27%
King Charles Class 95.73%
Queen Victoria Class 95.18%
Minghella Class 96.26%
Warrior Class 93.62%
Tennyson Class 94.26%
Charles Dickens Class 97.45%
Congratulations to Charles Dickens Class who were January’s Attendance Stars! They were presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly.
Every parent should have received a letter this week about the forthcoming Parents’ Evenings. These will be taking place on the FIRST week back, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd February 2018. Sheets to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher will go up outside the classrooms next Monday 5th February 2018. Children in Key Stage 2 can make appointments for their parents. Please can we encourage as many families as possible to attend as this is an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. Unfortunately the school office are unable to make appointments on behalf of parents, so please do not contact them to request this. Can we please reiterate that due to the number of children in each class, teachers are only able to offer “one slot” per child. Therefore if parents are unable to attend together, then teachers should be contacted and an alternative suitable appointment made.
As Shrove Tuesday falls during February half term this year, Caterlink are having a “Pancake Day” next Thursday 8th February 2018 instead. The menu will now be Macaroni Cheese with Ratatouille or Jacket Potatoes. Dessert will be Pancakes with Chocolate Custard.
“WEAR A HAT FOR THE HOSPICE”
On Friday 23rd February 2018 we will be taking part in the “Wear a hat for the hospice” fundraising event. For a minimum donation of £1.00 children can wear ANY type of hat to school for the day. Children should still wear full school uniform, as well as the hat of their choice! Please can we ask that if possible all hats are named to avoid any confusion.
Please can we respectfully remind parents and children not to wait in the school lobby before the doors open at 8.35am. It can be extremely noisy and the office are trying to work, answering the telephone, etc. If it is pouring with rain we do understand that you may wish to shelter there , but please can we ask that children are kept as quiet as possible. Thank you.
COUGHS AND SNEEZES
We have a lot of children off at the moment with bad colds and chest infections. In the “old days” we used to say “coughs and sneezes spread diseases, stop them with your handkerchiefs”! Can you firstly explain to your child what a handkerchief is! Then teach them at least to put their hand over their mouth when they cough. Thank you.
NEXT WEEK’S MENU
YEAR R FAMILY LEARNING
The Family Learning Maths session for Year R parents and their children took place on 16th January 2018. The children really enjoyed learning and practising key Maths skills alongside their parents. All of the parents found the session useful and many said it had improved their confidence to help their child with Maths at home.
“Thank you, we have both enjoyed this afternoon. I will be practising lots more adding and taking away games.”
“I love coming to find out more games and ideas of ways numbers can be fun.”
PLEASE HELP US MAKE SCHOOL MORE WELCOMING!
We are really sorry to have to “moan” to parents but we do try and keep our school site as clean as possible. Please can we request your help with this and ask that you do not smoke just outside the school premises and drop your cigarette butts and wrappers on the pavement. We would also request that you do not tie up dogs to the school railings and leave them alone. It can be frightening to both children and adults who have to then walk past them to come into school. Please can we also request that you close the gates if you are the last to leave in the morning or after school. Your help with these issues would be much appreciated.
ADULT LEARNING COURSES AT BROCKENHURST COLLEGE
DESIGN A LIBRARY CARD
WORD OF THE WEEK
Compassionate—meaning kind, considerate and sympathetic. Try acting out this word with your friends.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
A positive attitude is a powerful tool.