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Weekly Newsletter 18th November 2019

 
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Weekly Newsletter 18th November 2019
by Abercarn Admin - Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:49 PM
 

ANTI BULLYING FORTNIGHT

As part of the activities children have been undertaking on anti-bullying. On Tuesday (tomorrow) children are encouraged to wear odd socks to school or wear a sock over their trousers / tights etc.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS GALLERY

Our Expressive Arts – “Express Yourself” Art Gallery was last Thursday 14th November 2019. Thank you to everyone who attended and purchased framed art work. I am sure you will agree the children have worked extremely hard this term on expressive arts! If you have not purchased your child’s art and still wish to do so, please send in £5 in a clearly marked envelope and we will arrange for the artwork to be sent home.

ALN AND IDPs

IDP appointment letters have been sent home. IDP appointments are this week. Please ensure the office knows whether you’re attending the appointment offered. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE AND ICE

The Inclement weather procedure (www.abercarnprimary.com). 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.

During the winter months, please take extra care on your approach to school and when on school premises. Please walk on gritted areas within school grounds and ensure you pay attention to any changes to entering the building.

CHILDREN IN NEED

Thank you to everyone who participated in our non-school uniform for Children in Need.

We raised £209.30  - THANK YOU!

CULTURE DAY

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

CHRISTMAS OVERVIEW

The Christmas Overview and Concert ticket information has been sent home and tickets are in the process of being returned. The Christmas overview details everything that will happen during the month of December.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Please remember our Christmas Fayre is on Friday 29th November 2019. Further details will follow.

LATENESS & ABSENCE

We are having an increasing proportion of children who are turning up late for school on a regular basis. This is disruptive for the children, the class, the office and the school at large. Please make an effort to have your child here on time. Also, if your child is absent from school then please let us know the reason why, otherwise your child will be given an unauthorised absence on the register. These marks are monitored very closely by our education welfare officer.

DINNER MENU

This week is Menu 3

WELSH PHRASE

Please try and use the following phrase:

Sut wyt ti? How are you?

Dw i'n ... (hapus, drist, wedi blino) I am… (happy, sad, tired)

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!