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Weekly Newsletter 16th December 2019

 
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Weekly Newsletter 16th December 2019
by Abercarn Admin - Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:32 PM
 

ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN AND STAFF OF ABERCARN PRIMARY SCHOOL, I WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

YOUR SUPPORT THIS TERM HAS BEEN GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Nadolig Llawen!


CHRISTMAS CONCERT and MARKETS

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Concerts and Christmas markets. I am sure you will agree

the children performed extremely well and did everyone proud! Well done everyone!

Year 3 and Year 4 Market and Year 5 and Year 6 Markets are today - Year 3 and year 4 at 10am and Year 5 and Year 6 at 2pm – Please remember - Year 3 and Year 4 children must stay with us until the end of the day!

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday 18TH December, no difference in price. Please make sure your child has credit on UPAY before the day.  No credit will mean no meal unfortunately.


SCHOOL MEALS AND UPAY

Please make sure that you keep credit on the system for your children when they are due to have dinner. We are having to call and text an increasing amount of parents to remind them that a top up is required. In order to make life easier, please consider using the auto top up function. This allows you to set a limit for automatic top up and an amount you want to top up by every time. This will save you ever having to worry about topping up again.


DISCOS / PARTIES

Children will be having Christmas party / discos this week:

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have their party / disco on Tuesday – Children can wear party / Christmas clothes to school.

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will have their Christmas Party on Friday (owing to the trips this week) – Children can wear party / Christmas clothes to school


CAROL SERVICE

The Carol Service will take place as planned on Thursday 19th December 2019 at 2pm. All tickets have gone!


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHS / VIDEOS

PHOTOS / VIDEOS CANNOT BE TAKEN AT THE CAROL SERVICE BUT THERE WILL BE A SELECTION ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE AND IT WILL BE FILMED.

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


NON UNIFORM DAY – LAST DAY

Children can wear non uniform on the last day of term / and or Christmas Jumpers.


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.


SAVE THE CHILDREN – CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Many thanks for all your contributions - we raised £135.00 for Save the Children. We are still collecting donations if you forgot on Friday.


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 1

There may be changes to the menu over in order for all food stock to be used before the end of term.


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!