26 February Newsletter

February 26, 2021by 22CenturyDesign
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Dear Parents/Carers, It has been another one of those momentous weeks with Mr. Johnson announcing the good news that all children will be able to return to school on March 8th.  This is exciting and, despite some of the information you may have read in the press, what every teacher and adult at St. Paul’s...

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been another one of those momentous weeks with Mr. Johnson announcing the good news that all children will be able to return to school on March 8th.  This is exciting and, despite some of the information you may have read in the press, what every teacher and adult at St. Paul’s has been looking forward to for quite a while now.

Alongside this excitement, we must remember this does not mean that the virus has gone away.  We will continue to follow our Risk Assessment and do everything we all can to keep everyone safe.

The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body are currently revising the Risk Assessment and plan for full re-opening, including staggered starting and finishing times.  This information will be published on our website and out to you on Monday, 1st March.

Finally, I must emphasise what an amazing job all of you who are teaching and learning at home are doing.  Contrary to popular belief, teaching isn’t an easy job and, without training, you have been both a teacher and a parent/carer – caring, loving, feeding as well as educating.

Hopefully this will be the last time we have to close.

Mr. C. M. Thornton
Head Teacher

Mrs. Hiatt’s Book Choice

“One of my favourite books is called ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.  It is a book aimed for nursery children and was one of my favourites to read to my daughters when they were young.

The reason that I love the book so much, is that it rhymes and my daughters used to love joining in with the rhyming words.  It was also a favourite with my girls and I because the illustrations are amazing and you have to look closely to find the different characters in the pictures.

Another reason why this book will always hold a special place in my heart is because Mr. Plant (previous Head Teacher) bought it for my daughters”.

World Book Day

Thursday, 4th March is World Book Day and the children have the opportunity to celebrate this occasions by coming to school dressed as their favourite book character.  Children who are doing remote learning at home are also encouraged to dress up, if they would like to.

Face Coverings

May we remind parents/carers that face coverings are to be worn whilst on school premises.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Crossing Patrol

We have been advised that, pending further updates, the aim is for the School Crossing Patrols to return to work on Monday, 8th March.

Self-Isolation

We would like to remind you of the importance of keeping your child at home if someone in your household, or a close contact, has Covid symptoms and needs to go for a test.  Your child, and the household, must self-isolate until the results come back negative.  If someone in the household is unwell and is being tested, or maybe sent home from work for testing, please call the school to inform us and then collect your child immediately.

Your child can return to school once the test result comes back negative.

A frequently asked question is ‘What happens if someone self-isolating as a close contact then develops symptoms?’

  • If anyone isolating develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should book a test immediately.
  • They should inform the school they have symptoms, are being tested and of any test result as soon as they receive them.
  • All other household members must now isolate and not leave home until the result of the test.

If your child’s class is closed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within the class, and your child goes for a test which comes back positive, please still let the school know as soon as the results are received.

Nuneaton Foodbank

The Nuneaton Food Bank would like to thank everyone who has either donated food or made financial donations recently, helping 580 people (including 203 children) to receive food parcels.

Due to the current restrictions, food can be purchased and donated in supermarkets, such as ASDA, Sainsbury’s and The Co-Op.

If you would like to purchase something to put in the trolley at the supermarket, the Foodbank would be really grateful for any of the following items:-

  • Sponge puddings
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Small jars of coffee
  • Tinned custard
  • Cereals
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned fish
  • Tea bags (40’s)
  • Crisps
  • Biscuits
  • Fruit juice
  • Male & female deodorants
  • Shaving gel/foam
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Washing powder

Many people would prefer to make financial donations.  If you would like to make a donation go to their website at nuneaton.foodbank.org.uk and they have a GIVE HELP section, under the DONATE MONEY section – ONE OFF GIFTS – there’s a ‘button’ which allows you to donate directly to Nuneaton Foodbank.

Nuneaton Foodbank would like to say many thanks to you all for your ongoing generous support.

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