Thank you to everyone who has taken on board our requests about parking - those of you that have spoken to us about the changes to pavements and the new building works please be reassured we have passed these on to the site project manager and are awaiting a reply. I will be arranging a meeting with them in the next few weeks so if there are any other concerns you have, please email in to School@tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk and mark your email TGV concerns.
In this weeks blog:-
- Diary for this term
- Book bags and belongings
- Lilypad news
- Healthy School Initiative
- Y1 Forest School
- Y2 Swimming
- FOTF News
Diary for this term
Any changes added in red below.
Week beginning 19/9
Clubs start this week and will run in weeks beginning 19/9; 26/9; 3/10; 10/10; no clubs week of 17/10 and 31/10; clubs are on week beginning 7/11, 14/11, 21/11, 28/11 – no clubs week of 5/12 and 12/12
Sign up sheets for parent/teacher/child meeting sent out – return by Wednesday 28/9 and times allocated by Monday 3/10 (one month in advance of meetings as requested by some of responders to parent survey) Attached to this weeks newsblog email, if you want to reply electronically email reply to email@example.com, marking your email Parent Evening November 2016 - a paper copy will be sent home on book bags on Monday also.
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 1
Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship – there will be an opportunity to do this once a term as requested in parental feedback
17/10 – 19/10
“Show me” sessions – Monday 17/10 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 18/10 and Wednesday 19/10 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times are 11:10 for those in morning session and 2:50 for those in afternoon session
Harvest Service – all invited to join us – donations will be asked for £1 plus food items – details to follow nearer time
Last day term 1 – school finishes normal time
22/10 – 31/10
October holiday – school closed
Book bags and belongings
To build even stronger communication links, all children from YR upwards have home learning books that go home each Friday and should be returned the following Thursday; in addition, all children from YR upwards will have reading books and Reading logs that go home each day. To keep these as neat as possible a book bag is the best thing. I know there was an issue with supplies of these which, we understand, is now resolved so if you could ensure your child has a book back for school we would be grateful.
On the subject of bringing things to school could you all do a check on everything that your child brings to school clothing wise to see that it is named. We have a problem currently with identical coats and identical sweatshirts all unnamed so making it tricky to know whose is whose!
Children in YR and Y1 need their PE kits to be left in school. Y1 have PE on both Monday and Tuesday and it would seem lots of kit is going home on Monday and not coming back - can I suggest it's left in school to make things easier for you.
A reminder that this newsblog is now also in the noticeboard outside the front door - please check there for any urgent messages or reminders.
If your child uses Lilypad and would have been in Lilypad on Monday 31st October the money for this will be refunded in the next billing cycle (school is closed that day for an INSET day).
Healthy School Initiative
We will soon be starting our application for healthy schools status - we already tick lots of the boxes but one that we need your help with is ensuring that food/drink brought in to school fits the recommendations. Please could you ensure that:-
- water bottles only contain water and not juice or squash - cartons of fruit juice may be bought in for packed lunches but must be started and finished at lunchtime
- Lunchbox contents should be healthy - could we ask that they do not contain any sweets or nuts and are of a portion size that will keep your child going all afternoon but that they can eat within a reasonable time.
Y1 Forest School
Just a quick note to clarify, the Y1 children will be doing Forest School in small groups over this term - you will be notified by email and letter in book bags when it is your child's turn to go and what they need to bring.
A reminder to those of you who said you were paying your contribution for Y2 swimming on line - not many payments have appeared on our account yet, please check that your payment was made - thank you.