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Weekly Newsletter 9th December 2019

 
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Weekly Newsletter 9th December 2019
by Abercarn Admin - Monday, 9 December 2019, 1:30 PM
 

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS and MARKETS THIS WEEK

This week we have the KS2 performances and Foundation Phase Christmas Markets.

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Year 3 and Year 4 Performance at 1.30pm and 6pm (Children to be back in school at 5.40pm). If you are not staying for the evening performance – please collect at 7pm from Junior door.

Thursday 12th December 2019 – Year 5 and Year 6 Performance at 1.30pm and 6pm (Children to be back in school at 5.40pm). If you are not staying for the evening performance – please collect at 7pm from Junior door.

Friday 13th December 2019 – Nursery and Reception Market at 10am (Reception children will remain with us for the day). And Year 1 and Year 2 Market at 2pm.  

Nursery children can be collected after the market but Reception children will stay with us for the whole day.

Year 1 and Year 2 children can be collected in the usual way (from the classroom door) after the market. If there is no one to collect the children after the markets – don’t worry!

If you intend to collect children in other classes after afternoon performances please inform the school office and the children will be ready for you when the performances end.  If you don’t inform us you will have to wait a while longer.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHS / VIDEOS

PHOTOS / VIDEOS CANNOT BE TAKEN AT THE PERFORMANCES BUT THERE WILL BE A SELECTION ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE.

At the request of some parents, I added this to the consent form that is sent home at the start of the year. There are several children in every class that parents have requested not to have their photograph taken.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY ARE AWARE OF THIS.


CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

It is “Save the Children” Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December 2019. Children can wear Christmas Jumpers to school on this day and make a donation towards Save the Children.


BRISTOL SHOPPING DAY

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day on Saturday, roll on next year


END OF TERM / START OF TERM

We finish for the festive holidays on Friday 20th December 2019 at 1.30pm. We have arranged the bus for this time. Please ensure children are collected at 1.30pm. Children can wear non-uniform / Christmas Jumpers etc on the last day.

We start back to school on Monday 6th January 2020.


WELSH PHRASE

Please try and use the following phrase throughout December and when we see you over the next few weeks!

Nadolig Llawen – Merry Christmas

 

LATENESS

Over the next couple of months we will be having Educational Welfare Officers undertaking Lateness checks on random days. Please ensure you are on time. If you are late you will be challenged by the EWO


DINNER MENU

This week is Menu 3


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!