Dear Parents / Carers,
Spring has sprung!! Longer days and lighter nights are back again. Our wonderful Early Years children treated us on Wednesday morning to a fabulous ‘Spring Sing’, modelling their amazing Easter bonnets! Thank you to all of the children and staff for this lovely end to the term event.
Please read the following information and notices:
Reception and Y1 classes are off school today as their classes are set up in the new building! Staff have been in since the crack of dawn wearing their hard hats and high vis jackets, preparing and setting up the brand new classrooms! Enormous thanks to all of them for working so hard to make sure that we are ready to roll on the 16th April! A special thanks to Mr Beech for his support. We will be outside on the first day back to let Reception and Y1 parents know which entrances to use. It’s all so very exciting!!
Over the holiday the builders will be finishing off any outstanding works to the classrooms and particularly the new KS1 corridor outside the Y2 classrooms. The main works will be to the front of the school and there will be no entry via the front footpath over the holiday. We will be replacing the conservatory roof to the main office and gaining a sweeping canopy across to the Children’s Centre. Drainage works will also be taking place within the staff car park.
Once competed we will be holding an Open Morning for all of the community to come and look around the school; please save the date in your diary! Open Morning 9:15-11:15 Friday 11th May 2018
Congratulations to all of those children who earned a 100% attendance certificate for this term, they will all receive a certificate. Well done to the whole of class 4WH for achieving 97.2% average attendance, these children will receive a pencil each.
Whole school attendance is slowly creeping up however the Governors of the school and I are still very concerned that a number of parents are taking their children out of school for holidays during term time. After Easter we will not be authorising time off unless there are extreme circumstances. As a result of this, fines may be levied by the local authority in the future.
Parking and crossing
I was very surprised to hear that a young child was left unattended in a locked and badly parked car on Wednesday morning. This poses a serious risk to life and if witnessed should be reported to the police immediately.
On a similar note a neighbour from the Stamford Brook estate has been in touch with me to say that double parking along roads is causing a real hazard. The neighbour is actually a police officer and believes that if parents continue to double park and park close to the bend in the road, then a serious injury or death of a child is likely. As a police officer this neighbour has witnessed fatalities and serious injury and the devastation it brings to families and all concerned. We do not want anyone of our community to be hurt or injured and if you chose to park in this way then you are putting lives at risk and will have to live with the consequences of your actions. I recognise that this is a harsh message but this is a serious situation which must be immediately addressed by our parents.
We had a wonderful assembly last week when Jeff, from Altrincham Baptist Church, came to share his pictures and video clips from his recent visit to Uganda. Thanks also to Hallie’s Grandpa, Edward who put together a fabulous photograph album of the trip. It was just amazing to see David, who is the pupil that we are sponsoring to complete a course in vehicle mechanics. The School Council will be putting something together to go on the school website next term to give you more information about this. All donations from Own Clothes Days will go towards this fund. This is such a positive and worthwhile chartable focus for our children and they have all been really intrigued and interested in the lives of their peers living in Uganda who have such different life experiences than them.
Thanks to the PTFA for the great Cinema Night and for offering refreshments at the Spring Sing. Please support their fund raising Smartie Challenge over the Easter break.
When we return after Easter, the children may wear their Summer uniform, weather permitting.
Our Challenge Champions
Chanelle R, Alisdair, G, Alice W, Connor T, Sathuk K, Bobby P, Bradley H, Isobel E-R, Jake B, Hannah H, Alfie Mc, James E, Ana M, Aleah R-D, Dekota T, Jessica T, Ashleigh R, Arawen S, Amelia Y, Leyla B, Daniel S, Wasay S, Summer D, Ellie M, Hallie S, Charlie B, Meera D, Emma H, Sophia H, Oliver B, Maxie C, Jack K, Alice t, Wayne A-T, Tyler O’B, Alex T, Aleah R-D, Isobel E-R, Yau Nam C, Jessica T, Daisy B, Joyce Z, Jake S, Kayden T.
Well done to all of these children – Believe – Practise – Succeed! We know you can do it!
I wish you all a lovely Easter holiday. I will be very excited to see you all on Monday 16th April when out Reception and Year 1 classes will be finally in the new building!
Mrs. K. Lyde