Message from Mrs. Castell
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. The children have settled back into school very well for their first full week. I am pleased to say that attendance this week was 97.4%, above our school target of 96%. Both the governors and myself were concerned about the level of attendance up to Christmas which was the lowest we have seen, but we hope the improvement we have seen this week will continue. On Wednesday I counted 12 children coming in through the door after 8.55. We need to close the doors promptly at 8.55 to enable staff to begin their support for the children. Please arrive on time.
This term we offer an opportunity for you to have a school dinner with your child. Dates for your diary are:
Foxes - Wednesday 25th January, 11.45am
Squirrels - Wednesday 1st February, 11.45am
Turtles - Wednesday 8th February, 12.05pm
Parrots - Wednesday 22nd February, 12.05pm
Dolphins - Wednesday 1st March, 12.05pm
Sharks - Wednesday 8th March, 12.05pm
We will ask you to order your lunch in advance via ParentMail. Each lunch visit takes approximately half an hour.
A request from WISPA/WJSPA who are planning ahead for Mother's Day. They would like to run a Someone Special Store on the same basis as the Elfridges store. It may be that you have unwanted presents from Christmas that could be donated now for the event, if so please bring them to the school office.
You may be aware that a much-loved member of our school community is currently facing the most challenging time imaginable. It is so wonderful to see the huge love and support for Lisa and her family and we are posting the link to the fundraising page for anyone who would like to donate: https://gofund.me/e81fd24f
Have a restful weekend.