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14th October - Issue 6

INSET Day Reminder
Please be reminded that Friday 23rd October is an INSET day so school finishes for half term on Thursday 22nd October.

School Dinners
Next week Year 3 will be trialling the hot lunch option. A cold packed lunch option will still be available to those not wanting a hot lunch and to all other year groups.  Please see the menu for the meal choices. After half term we are pleased to tell you we are able to offer a hot lunch option for all year groups. We will be sending the menu home next week.

Slight changes may be needed if there is a problem with suppliers meeting orders.

Message for 3S
3S children will need to wear PE kits on Tuesday and Wednesday next week and not on Monday - change is for next week only.

Congratulations to Joseph in year 6 who completed a swimathon at the weekend. He raised a very impressive £200 for Cancer Research and Marie Curie. His team swam 250 lengths, with Joseph swimming approximately 160 of those by himself! A big well done to Joseph.

Bikeability Courses
During lockdown many children missed out on the opportunity to participate in bike courses at school. Below you will find details on courses that will be running during half term and information on how to book.
Course information

Flu Immunisations
Flu consent forms will be collected next week. Please ensure you have returned your form this week if you wish your child to have the immunisation.
Flu Consent Form

You will have seen that our new website has launched, please bear with us whilst we work on getting this up to date. To help support your child’s learning we have published each year groups Medium Term Curriculum Plans which can be found here:
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Another reminder to ensure all uniform, particularly coats, cardigans and jumpers are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Their year group is also helpful to ensure this is returned to them. We cannot store lost property and anything left in school on a Friday will be recycled.

May I also remind parents that classroom doors / windows will continue to be open as the weather gets colder and I ask parents to help children add appropriate layers - a vest or tights as opposed to a hoody or non-school jumper.

FOAH have some events planned for this half term – look out for their flyer with more information later this week.

Stevenage Christmas Card Competition
The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Jim Brown and Ms Penny Schenkel wish to hold a competition for students to design their Christmas Card for Christmas 2020. The design should be innovative but mindful of the basic traditional requirements. The size will be A5.  For best results students can use felt tip pens, crayons, paints and prints.  Stevenage Council are celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year, the students may like to include this in their artwork.

 Due to the timescale all entries must be received by the Mayor’s Office, Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1HN by the 9 November 2020.  Please include the student’s name, year, school, special details.  The name of the winner and school will be included on the insert cover of the card.

The winner will be notified on 16 November 2020 - they will receive a personal copy of their Christmas card and a gift card to the value of £25. Please note that entries cannot be returned.

School Gateway

With more and more being added to the School Gateway app, including links to parents evening bookings, letters, and other information, it is important for parents to download to the app to keep up to date.

In an effort to save paper we no longer send a paper copy of the newsletter home. You can access the weekly newsletter via the school gateway app or the school website and it is also sent home via email each week. 

With our communication methods changing it is important more now than ever that we have an up to date email address for you.

If you do not see the newsletter by email on a Wednesday please contact the school office to ensure we have the correct details for you.