An important letter will be sent home with children this afternoon. Please see below a copy of this letter.
We recently contacted you about school dinners and the funding we receive towards providing free school meals to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. On Thursday 1st October (this week) data will be collected on how many children take a school dinner on that day. This data is then used to calculate how much funding we receive for our school for this purpose. It is therefore crucial that as many children as possible in this category take a school dinner on Thursday this week. We would be very grateful if you would choose this option to support us.
On Thursday this week we are trialling for all children a special menu of:
- Hotdogs (vegetarian option available)
as well as the usual options of:
- Choice of bread – brown roll, white roll, wrap or baguette
- Choice of filling – cheese, ham, tuna or egg mayo
Both choices will also include as always:
- Pasta pot and salad
- Cookie/ bun
- Milk shake/ water/apple juice/orange juice
Choosing a school dinner every day whilst your child is in the eligible group could potentially save you £418.00 per year! This funding from the government supports the running of the kitchen so we can provide a full service for all. If there is not enough uptake, our school doesn’t get the funding and will need to cover the cost from other areas which are already financially stretched.
Many thanks for your support.
Weather depending, individual school photographs will take place on Tuesday 29 September. Please ensure that only correct school uniform is worn.
Photographs will be taken outside in the school playground. Unfortunately, unlike previous years, we will not be taking sibling group photographs this year. This includes any pre-school siblings.
If we need to postpone due to the weather, we will let you know the new date as soon as possible. Thank you.
It’s a very different and difficult time for our staff at the moment, planning for their class as well as setting work for children at home isolating and I want to do my best to support their work-life balance, as it can easily become over-whelming.
This is a polite request that you bear in mind that teachers can’t read or respond to dojo messages as frequently as they could during lockdown. Now that we are all back at school, we need to really reserve messaging to urgent questions or information that the teacher would benefit from being aware of. Please do not message teachers after 6pm or at weekends as this is not good for their well-being. I have asked them not to reply after this time as they do need some time to switch off.
Please mark your message with Urgent if the teacher needs to read it as soon as it comes in. Otherwise, comments will now usually be dealt with during the teachers planning release time or between 3-6pm.
You can of course phone the office or email admin.
Many thanks for your help and understanding with this.
You will be able to book your telephone consultation appointment with your child’s class teacher from this evening Friday 25th September 6pm.
These calls are a chance for the teacher to let you know how your child has settled and any emerging areas that they are working on with them. Some parents have recently spoken to the class teacher so may not need to book one of these appointments at this time. Please be aware that we don’t have any assessment data to share with you just yet – these will take place between half term and Christmas.
The booking form will be in the News and Activity area.
We would like to remind you that parking is not permitted in the staff car park at the beginning or end of the school day, unless you have a parking permit. This also includes dropping off or collecting from Little Angels.
For safety reasons, the school car park should also not be used as a short-cut.
If you think you may be entitled to a parking permit, please contact the school office. Thank you for your support.
Please see attached poster.
Please ensure all dinner money is paid up to date for this week, including any previous arrears you have be notified of. We do require dinner money to be paid in advance weekly, half termly or termly, whichever suits you best. Please support us in this matter in order to avoid the need for us to send reminders chasing debts. If you do lose track of your balance please email the school office and we will let you know. Many thanks.
As the weather starts to get worse and more of you are using cars, we would like to let our new parents and carers know that the staff car park cannot be used for drop off and collection of your children. It is not safe for children to be walking through the car park and we also do not have enough spaces for the staff who work here. Many of us work at Baschurch and Myddle and need access to our cars at that time of day or arrive to find we cannot get in.
You are able to park and walk from The Admiral Duncan car park or the Village Hall car park – both of whom kindly grant us permission to use their car parks at the beginning and end of the school day.
If you are a blue badge holder and would like a parking permit for our car park, please contact Emily in the office.
Thank you very much for your help with this.