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Abercarn Primary School is a good school, judged as a Green school under Welsh Government’s categorisation. The school is the heart of the Abercarn Community and the happiness of each child is central to the ethos of our school.

The school caters for children aged 3 - 11 years in an environment that is warm and welcoming, with each classroom and communal area thoughtfully resourced and furnished to a high standard to create a sense of wellbeing for all.

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    Newsletter 28 (Friday 7th May 2021)

    by Abercarn Admin -

    Happy Friday everyone I hope everyone has had a great week and I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday Monday albeit a very wet and windy Bank Holiday!  There’s only 3 weeks left of this half term! Everybody has been busy with their Health and Well Being Topic this week and next week the children will be looking at Financial Planning as part of the topic! Please feel free to talk to your child about good financial planning! This is a key numeracy skill! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and the weather is a little nicer! Fingers crossed!

    Don’t forget COVID-19 has not gone away. We ALL need to follow the rules, continue to create space, wear masks and wash hands as much as possible. Please do not gather at the school gates and please do not stop for a chat with friends – keep moving and keep your distance. By now, we all probably know people who have been affected by COVID and understand that it can affect people in different ways even if you’ve had the vaccine – some may not show any symptoms while others are severely affected  We do need to work together to ensure we do not see a rise in cases.

    Half term

    We finish for half term on Friday 28th May 2021 at the normal staggered times and we reopen on Monday 7th June 2021.

    Celebrate, Share, Support and refine Survey 2021

    The school is participating in a process called CSSR (Celebrate, Share, Support and Refine) and we welcome your views about the past year. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey here: https://survey.abercarnprimary.com . Your views will form part of our presentation to the Education Achievement Service later on this month.

    Holiday Requests

    For holiday requests - please complete the “Holiday Request” form that is in the virtual office on our school website. Please do not complete an absence notification in My School App for holidays as we need to know specific information about where you are going etc. The holiday request form can be found here: https://holidayform.abercarnprimary.com

    Year 6 Prom

    The event will be on Monday 12th of July – 6.00pm until 8.00pm at the Crown Inn, West-End. The cost of the tickets will be £5.00 each as we have decided to subsidise the event. Included in the price is your child’s food and drink. The children will be having freshly baked pizzas from Shedlife Pizza’s who are on the premises. Online booking is via trybooking which will open at 9am on Monday 10th of May 2021. Whilst the link is below, I shall also text it out to you on the morning that booking opens. Your child will be able to have 2 toppings on their pizza and here are the options for you to consider before booking. You won’t be able to complete booking without filling out this information so you might want to make a decision with your child in advance. If your child only wants 1 topping then please select the same option for both boxes. Toppings: Ham/Pepperoni/Chicken Tikka/Chicken/Spicy Beef/Sausage/Red Onion/Mushroom/Sweetcorn/Mixed Peppers.

    When in trybooking please note that the arrow on the toppings option boxes doesn’t seem to work, however if you click in the box the options will be displayed. In order to pay for the prom you will need to go online using the following link: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BBDJ

    You can simply type this into the bar at the top of your internet page; this will take you directly to the trybooking website. There is no need for you to print the ticket that is produced by trybooking as we will run a report to check who has paid and to provide Shedlife with your child’s pizza choices. Any issues – please contact Mrs Eynon in the school office who will be happy to help!

    Reminder: PTA

    The PTA will be holding their AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 4pm. It will be held at school but will be outside – and all COVID precautions will be taken including face coverings and socially distanced seating. Please can all PTA members and anyone interested in becoming actively involved attend the AGM A Chairperson and other Officers will need to be elected. Some members will be stepping down this year and we thank them for their fantastic hard work and dedication to our school.

    School Dinners and Fruit

    Hot food next week is WEEK 1. Parents need to ensure Upay accounts are topped up. Hot food is available for all children. Fruit will be available free to all children. Children can bring in a healthy snack too. Lunch menus can be found at https://lunchmenus.abercarnprimary.com  

    Reminders: Positive Cases and Test Results

    Please continue to use the covid@abercarnprimary.org email address to alert me to any positive test results out of school hours. Please only use this email for positive results out of school hours only. Use the school email address for any other information you wish to share. If you use the out of hours email address – please expect a call from me using a withheld number.

    If we have a case in school, classes may need to isolate for 10 days. Please be alert and ensure the number we have on file for text messages is up to date as we will use a text to alert you to case and any isolation required – it maybe late at night or early in the morning – please be alert. 

    ILLNESS

    Please do not send your child to school if he or she is:

    • Unwell in any way – please make sure your child is 100% - we need to be as safe as possible.
    • Has COVID symptoms and / or
    • A family member is waiting for test results. Wait until you have received the result and your child is better before sending your child to school!

    Up to Date Contact Information

    Please ensure you keep us updated of any new address and telephone numbers etc. Please complete the online form in the virtual office section of our website.

    New Address: https://newaddress.abercarnprimary.com
    New Contact Numbers: https://newcontacts.abercarnprimary.com

    Reporting an absence
    Please do not report absence / illness using SeeSaw as it may not be picked up in time and we need to ensure everyone is safe. Please either:
    1: Use the report an absence feature on MySchoolApp
    2: Complete the form at https://absence.abercarnprimary.com/
    3: Report an absence on our telephone line by pressing 1 and leaving a message.

    Newsletter 27 (Friday 30th April 2021)

    by Abercarn Admin -

    Another week… It’s Friday again!  Doesn’t it come around quickly? I hope everyone has had a good week! Don’t forget this weekend is a long weekend as it is Bank Holiday Monday! School will be closed on Monday but will reopen on Tuesday! I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend and the weather stays fine for us all! Enjoy the next few days but please stay safe. 

    Don’t forget COVID-19 has not gone away. We ALL need to follow the rules, continue to create space, wear masks and wash hands as much as possible. Please do not gather at the school gates and please do not stop for a chat with friends – keep moving and keep your distance. By now, we all probably know people who have been affected by COVID and understand that it can affect people in different ways even if you’ve had the vaccine – some may not show any symptoms while others are severely affected  We do need to work together to ensure we do not see a rise in cases.

    Cars

    Polite request – when waiting at the end of the day in the car park inside school, please can I ask parents and children to stop leaning and playing around the parked cars. We have had several cars scratched / damaged over the past few months and we would really appreciate your support on this matter! Many Thanks

    Summer Term Curriculum Overview for Parents

    All curriculum overviews have now either been sent home or posted on Seesaw. You can view the overviews on our website here: https://topicoverviews.abercarnprimary.com Curriculum overviews will help you support your child at home.

    Holiday Requests

    For holiday requests - please complete the “Holiday Request” form that is in the virtual office on our school website. Please do not complete an absence notification in My School App for holidays as we need to know specific information about where you are going etc. The holiday request form can be found here: https://holidayform.abercarnprimary.com

    Reminder: PTA

    The PTA will be holding their AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 4pm. It will be held at school but will be outside – and all COVID precautions will be taken including face coverings and socially distanced seating. Please can all PTA members and anyone interested in becoming actively involved attend the AGM A Chairperson and other Officers will need to be elected. Some members will be stepping down this year and we thank them for their fantastic hard work and dedication to our school.

    Year 6 Leavers Prom

    The date for the Year 6 Leavers Prom is Monday 12th July 2021. We will be sending home a letter this week with a link to our online payment system. You can reserve and pay for a ticket online and make your food choice too.  We will be asking for a £5 contribution. The school will meet any costs above this.

    School Dinners and Fruit

    Hot food next week is WEEK 2. Parents need to ensure Upay accounts are topped up. Hot food is available for all children. Fruit will be available free to all children. Children can bring in a healthy snack too. Lunch menus can be found at https://lunchmenus.abercarnprimary.com  

    Topping Up Dinners

    Polite request – If you receive a text message from us asking you to top up your online dinners account – please do so. If you receive a text message it means your account is out of credit or in arrears.  We will only text you and ask you to top up if it is needed.

    Up to Date Contact Information

    Please ensure you keep us updated of any new address and telephone numbers etc. Please complete the online form in the virtual office section of our website.

    New Address: https://newaddress.abercarnprimary.com

    New Contact Numbers: https://newcontacts.abercarnprimary.com

    Reminders: Positive Cases and Test Results

    Please continue to use the covid@abercarnprimary.org email address to alert me to any positive test results out of school hours. Please only use this email for positive results out of school hours only. Use the school email address for any other information you wish to share. If you use the out of hours email address – please expect a call from me using a withheld number.

    If we have a case in school, classes may need to isolate for 10 days. Please be alert and ensure the number we have on file for text messages is up to date as we will use a text to alert you to case and any isolation required – it maybe late at night or early in the morning – please be alert. 

    ILLNESS

    Please do not send your child to school if he or she is:

    • Unwell in any way – please make sure your child is 100% - we need to be as safe as possible.
    • Has COVID symptoms and / or
    • A family member is waiting for test results. Wait until you have received the result and your child is better before sending your child to school!

    Reporting an absence
    Just a little reminder about reporting an absence. Our phone lines are much busier at the moment. There are three ways to report an absence:
    1: Use the report an absence feature on MySchoolApp
    2: Complete the form at https://absence.abercarnprimary.com/
    3: Report an absence on our telephone line by pressing 1 and leaving a message.

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