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Weekly Newsletter 3rd June 2019

 
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Weekly Newsletter 3rd June 2019
by Abercarn Primary - Monday, 3 June 2019, 1:20 PM
 

STAFF

Just before half term, interviews were held for a Key Stage 2 Teaching position. Following the intensive selection process and interview I am pleased to announce that Mr Perry was appointed. Although Mr Perry is already in school, we now welcome him as a permanent member of our team. Congratulations Mr Perry.


Mrs Fowler will not be returning in September as also just before half term Mrs Fowler was successful in obtaining a new position as a Specialist ALN Teacher for a Secondary School in neighbouring Local Authority. As many of you will be aware, Mrs Fowler has worked in our school for many years and has also been our school ALNCo! Firstly, I am sure everyone would like to join with us and congratulate Mrs Fowler on her new appointment. Mrs Fowler has considerable interest and enthusiasm for Additional Learning Needs and this new position will be an excellent move for her! She will be visiting school over this term to say her goodbyes etc. As a result of Mrs Fowler’s new appointment another teaching position became available and following the interview process, I am pleased to announce Elliot Yamamoto was appointed as a member of staff at our school. He has worked in several schools in South East Wales and comes very highly recommended. I am in no doubt he will be another valuable member of our team. You will see Mr Yamamoto around school in the next few weeks… please say hello and welcome him to our school.

 

MRS JENKINS RETIREMENT

Mrs Jenkins retired at the end of the half term and we welcome Karin Pardoe into the nursery. I am sure parents would like to join with us and wish Mrs Jenkins a very happy and healthy retirement!


SUN CREAM

Please can I remind Parent/Carers to put sun cream on pupils before sending them to school!  Please ensure your child brings a bottle of water every day and wears a hat as necessary. Water is available for children during the school day although water bottles help with top ups and health and safety!  Parents should apply sun protection cream to exposed body parts. Although it is not possible to allow pupils to bring such creams to school, there are now products on the market which give protection for the whole of the school day. The school will also encourage the children to sit in the shade out of direct sunlight for part of the lunch break.

 

YEAR 4 SWIMMING

Year 4 swimming starts today  – Monday 3rd June 2019. Children will walk to Newbridge regardless of the weather so please ensure appropriate clothing and wet weather preparations are made. Please remember swimming is a compulsory part of the curriculum and children must take part – provision will be made for non-swimmers. Please ensure children have a towel and swim wear every day!


REMINDERS: DIARY OF EVENTS – SUMMER TERM 2019

Please make a note of these dates for the Spring Term:

Culture Day – 21st June 2019 (We will let you know by text details this week)

Foundation Phase Sports Day – Tuesday 25th June 2019

Key Stage 2 Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

IDP Reviews – 27th and 28th June 2019 – Appointments to follow

Science and Technology Theme Week – 1st July 2019

Annual Reports to Parents – 1st July 2019

Summer BBQ – 5th July 2019

Year 6 Prom – 15th July 2019

Year 6 Leavers Concert – Friday 19th July 2019 at 9.30am

End of Term – Friday 19th July 2019 – School finishes at 1.30pm

 

INSET DAYS

Monday 8th July 2019 and Tuesday 9th July 2019 – School Closed

Monday 22nd July 2019 – School Closed

 

SCHOOL TRIPS FOR THE SUMMER TERM

Nursery – Cefn Mably Farm Park – 16th July

Reception, Class 1 and Class 2 – Parcplay – 16th July

Classes 3 & 4 – Bristol Zoo – 6th June

Classes 6a & 6b – Drayton Manor – 11th June

Class 5 – Llantarnam Grange Art Centre – 11th June

 

DRESS DOWN DAY

There will be a Dress Down Day on Friday 28th June, pupils to bring a bottle to school for the bottle stall at the BBQ


YEAR 6 PHOTOGRAPHS

Deadline for return of Year 6 photograph envelopes is FRIDAY 7TH JUNE

 

YEAR 6 TRANSITION DAY

There will be a transition day for pupils who will be attending Newbridge School in September on WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE.  Letters will be given out after half term.


YEAR 5 TRANSITION DAY

Year 5 will be going to Newbridge School for the morning on Wednesday 12th June, letters will follow after half term.


YEAR 6 LEAVERS

Year 6 leavers assembly will take place on the last day of term at 9.30am. Please let us know how many seats you will require!


HOLIDAY FORMS

Please make sure that you get your holiday forms into the office as soon as possible. Ideally we would like them at least a fortnight in advance. If you put them in last minute then you can expect for them not to have been authorised in time for your holiday.

 

DINNER MENU

This week is Menu 1

 

WELSH PHRASE

Please try and use the following phrase:

Pwy ydy dy ffrind gorau? Who is your best friend?

Fy Ffrind gorau ydy…  My best friend is…