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Weekly Newsletter 5th September

 
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Weekly Newsletter 5th September
by Mr L Greenslade - Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:00 PM
 

WELCOME BACK

I hope everyone had a lovely Summer break and you’re all refreshed for the new school year!  A big welcome to our new Nursery and to all the new pupils and their families joining us throughout the school – We have lots of new children this year! As usual, this is a busy term and many things will be happening. I look forward to your continued support! Parent curriculum overviews will be sent home within the next few weeks and a “Diary of Events” for the Autumn Term will be sent out this week.

DINNER MENU AND NOTICE BOARD.

The weekly dinner menu is available both online and on a notice board towards the front of the school. The newsletter and announcements will also be in the red notice board.  We will also continue to use the text service for announcements.

WHAT’S NEW and WHO’s WHO

During the six weeks holidays, we have been very busy! Three classrooms have been totally refurbished and we have a new Radio Studio – more details to follow. Several classrooms have moved and have new furniture in place. We also have a new break out room outside the hall.  It’s been a busy time and parents are welcome to have a look around at our first parents meeting in October!

In next week’s newsletter I will once again summarise the whole staff and their responsibilities so all parents are fully aware of the whole staff, senior staff and managers, who to go to if you have concerns regarding a particular issue and who is in charge of certain areas and subjects etc. I will always speak to parents and have done so since I’ve been at Abercarn Primary. However on some occasions I may not be the right person.

Mr Bentley will be job sharing with Mrs Fowler until at least December 2016. Mrs Lewis has taken over as our Nursery Manager / Teacher.

PTA

The PTA is keen to hear your ideas and make a fresh start for the new school year.  We will be improving engagement with the school staff and local community to improve the education and experience of your children and hope that you will join and add your support.  There will be an AGM on 6th Oct at 15:45 in the School Hall. All welcome.  If you would like to apply for a position on the committee please make yourself known at the AGM.

IMPORTANT LETTERS

This week we will be sending out a collection of important letters to be completed and returned to school. They must be returned to school as soon as possible. We will be chasing any letters not returned. A consent form for local visits and photographs will be sent out later this week.  Please return all forms.

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE NEW FORM REGARDING ALL PERSONAL DETAILS – WE CAN THEN ENSURE OUR SYSTEM IS AS UP TO DATE AS POSSIBLE

UNIFORM

It is important that pupils wear school uniform! Our school uniform is available at Regis, Newbridge and Darren Morgan Sports in Crosskeys.  Uniform promotes positive behaviour, our school community and reduces peer pressure. All Foundation Phase children must have “Wet Weather” gear in school Please ensure it is clearly marked! Please ensure children have appropriate PE clothes – plain t-shirt and plain shorts.

Dark coloured trainers are acceptable but brightly coloured laces must be avoided.

FRUIT TUCK and HEALTHY LUNCHES

A portion of fruit will now be 30p. Please ensure packed lunches are healthy.

ATTENDANCE

It is important for children to attend school regularly. We will be chasing parents if pupils have attendance of below 95% and will be contacting the Education Welfare Officer if pupils are not punctual and attendance drops below 90%.

TEXT SERVICE

Please contact the school office if details need updating e.g. new mobile phone numbers.

DINNER MENU

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