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Weekly Newsletter 04th November 2019

 
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Weekly Newsletter 04th November 2019
by Abercarn Primary - Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:45 PM
 

ECO DAY

We will be having an Eco Day on Friday this week. Children can wear GREEN to school, bring in recyclable items (e.g. boxes, cartons – anything from your recycle bins) and please bring a £1. Each class will be responsible for undertaking an Eco project over the coming months and the £1 will go towards the class project.


INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE

 Please familiarise yourself with the procedures in place as we approach the colder more unpredictable weather! Please keep it handy and ensure contact details are up to date in the school office.


INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE & GUIDE FOR PARENTS:


Abercarn Primary School has detailed procedures in place to deal with inclement weather conditions. The decision to close our school will never be taken lightly and a full risk assessment will be undertaken to ensure the safety and well being of pupils, staff, parents and visitors prior to any decision being made. As you can appreciate there are many factors that will affect the safety and well being of our school community including the condition of access roads / paths, availability of staff and conditions within the school site itself to name but a few. Every effort will be made to keep Abercarn Primary School open during any adverse weather conditions although this cannot be guaranteed. Below is an outline of the steps that will take place if we experience adverse weather conditions.


ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT AND / OR DURING WEEKENDS / HOLIDAY PERIODS


Between 6.15am and 6.45am a risk assessment of the school site / surrounding areas will be undertaken and availability of staff will be sought.


At approximately 6.45am, Mr G Roden will liaise with the Chair of Governors as to whether the school will open or close.


Between 6.45am and 7.00am parents will be informed via our text messaging service whether school will be OPEN as usual, CLOSED to both pupils and staff or OPEN to staff only.


The school website as well as the Caerphilly CBC website will be updated with our status and local radio stations will be informed by 7.00am.


If the school is closed, parents will kept updated via our text messaging service, school website and Caerphilly CBC website throughout the day.


ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY


PLEASE MONITOR CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL DAY, IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT PLEASE COLLECT YOUR CHILD.


If we decide to close due to poor weather conditions, we will send a text to all parents and request children are collected as soon as possible. Parents should report to the main entrance and are advised to be very careful whilst approaching the school.


If for any reason the school bus is cancelled, parents will be informed and asked to collect children from school.


We will not allow any child who normally walks home to do so until we have received verbal consent from parents.


Schools Twitter Feed: www.twitter.com/AbercarnPrimary

Schools Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AbercarnPrimary 

Caerphilly website: www.caerphilly.gov.uk

Capital FM website: www.capitalfm.com


FOOTBALL CLUB

Well done to our football team who played before half term. Great team spirit! Well done!

 

SHOPPING TRIP TO  BRISTOL

Don’t forget our Christmas Shopping trip to Bristol on SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER, £12.00 per person, contact the office for details

 

FLU NASAL SPRAY VACCINE

School Health Nurses will be in school on Tuesday 19th November to administer Nasal Spray Vaccine to pupils in Reception to Year 6.  Permission forms will shortly be sent out, it is urgent that these forms are returned a.s.a.p.  No form no vaccination!


BRITISH LEGION POPPY DAY

We will be selling a variety of items for Poppy day. Our Head Boy and Girl will be selling them at break time in the school hall for pupils and if parents wish to make a purchase they will be at the main entrance at the start of the day. The items are priced as follows:

Poppy – Donation

Snap Band - £1.50

Reflector – 50p

Wrist Bands - £1.00

Zip Pulls – 50p

Small badges or poppy badges – £2.00

 

NATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS WEEK

Special menu on TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER to celebrate National School Meals Week

BBQ Chick Wraps or Vegetable Nuggets

Served with

Potato Wedges or Smiley Faces

Salad or Baked Beans

Dessert

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Roll or Fresh Fruit Pots

Drink

Water/Milk/Milkshake

 

CULTURE DAY

Our Culture day is on Friday 22nd November 2019.  The country this term is JAPAN. Children can wear non uniform / Japanese theme. There will be a special menu at lunch time on the day. Lunch will be normal price if children would like to have lunch on that day.


CHRISTMAS OVERVIEW

The Christmas Overview and Concert ticket information will be sent home very shortly.


DINNER MENU

This week is Menu 1


HARVEST

Thank you for the kind contributions for our Harvest collection. All donations will be collected by the local food bank and distributed to those in need.


WELSH PHRASE

Please try and use the following phrase:

Ga i fynd i'r tŷ bach os gwelwch yn dda? - Can I go to the toilet please?

Cei / Na cei - Yes / No


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%. Our attendance target for this year is 95% - Attendance forms part of the categorisation criteria of schools – Please help us to achieve well!