Message from Mrs. Castell
It has been another busy week and it was lovely to see so many of you at our first Family Learning Time of the school year. Feedback on these sessions is always welcome. Thank you also to Squirrels parents who joined us for the Road Safety talk, we hope you found it useful.
Our wonderful Chair of Governors Ralph Bray has formally stepped down as Chair. I cannot put into words the dedication and selfless commitment that Ralph has shown to our school during his long and distinguished tenure. Our new chair will be Natalie Booker, who worked for our school for many years and knows us very well. Ralph will remain as a governor, offering wise counsel for which we are so grateful. Thank you, Ralph.
In addition Elizabeth Garrod has stepped down from her role as Parent Governor. We thank her for her support to the school and wish her well.
Next week - Reading Monday, Parents Evenings, Halloween/Uniform Sale
Reading Monday goes ahead next week but after half term we will change to the first Monday of every month, the next one being 7th November.
We look forward to seeing you at our Parents’ Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday. We are holding book looks for all Year One parents on Wednesday 19th October and Year Two parents on Thursday 20th October, both from 8.30am. This includes parents of those children who have already had PCP appointments. If you would prefer to look at your child's books just before your open evening appointment, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. The morning book looks offer an alternative opportunity for parents who are pushed for time in the evening. Please do not bring children along to your parents evening appointment, as there is no supervision for them and there will be no access to the playground area.
Please remember there are no staff clubs next Wednesday due to Parents Evening. Please ensure you make arrangements for your child to be picked up at 3.10pm, as all staff are involved in the appointments so they are not available to supervise children who have not been collected.
We are still seeking donations of spare uniform and Halloween costumes before our sale on Friday 21st October. These will be sold on the Juniors front lawn at 3.10pm on Friday 21st October, with money raised going to WISPA and WJSPA.
We break up for half term at 3.10pm on Friday 21st October, returning on Monday 31st October, which will be a Halloween dress down day with a pumpkin carving/decoration competition! Details are on the attached poster, we cannot wait to see your pumpkin designs! Please ensure that costumes and footwear are suitable for learning and playing outside, and don't forget to bring a coat as usual.
This week's Eco Tip from our Eco Warriors is to turn off the lights when you are not in the room and keep blinds/curtains open for natural sunlight during the day.
Attendance this week is 96.1% compared with our school target of 96%.
Have a wonderful weekend.