30 April Newsletter

April 30, 2021by 22CenturyDesign
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Dear Parents/Carers, Welcome back after the Easter holidays and I hope you had a great couple of weeks. We are now moving towards and preparing for greater freedoms come 21st June as Covid controls are lifted.  However, we will continue to be cautious and follow a Risk Assessment even if it is an amended one....

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after the Easter holidays and I hope you had a great couple of weeks.

We are now moving towards and preparing for greater freedoms come 21st June as Covid controls are lifted.  However, we will continue to be cautious and follow a Risk Assessment even if it is an amended one.

You may have heard that we have had problems this year with our Reception intake offers.  Below is a statement from Warwickshire County Council:-

“National Offer Day for Reception and Junior places was last Friday, April 16th.  We are sorry that due to an administrative error, a small number of children were made offers for St. Paul’s C. of E. School by mistake.  Their parents and carers are being contacted by the council this week with details and next steps.  In every case, the children are being offered an alternative school place.  They will also be included on the waiting list and will have the right to appeal”.

Whilst in lockdown we have been looking at creating our school vision statement.  We have taken the essence of it from St. Paul’s Letters to the Philippians and it is for all our children to “SHINE LIKE STARS IN THE WORLD!”  We will be working with the children on this during this term and I will send out more information as we develop the vision.

Take care, enjoy the Bank Holiday and see you on Tuesday, 4th May.

Mr. C. M. Thornton
Head Teacher

Miss Grant’s Book Choice

‘Matilda by Roald Dahl was always my favourite book as a child. It was the first longer book that I read independently, and I was so proud of myself when I finished it. It was beautifully heart-warming and inspirational for my younger self and to my current self. I still have the book now and when I open the pages I am instantly taken back to the places I would go to read this book. I would always think how lovely it would be to have a teacher like Miss Honey and have magical powers like Matilda’.

Face Coverings

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

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.

School Closure

Please be reminded that school will be closed on Monday 3rd May for May day.  School will be open again Tuesday 4th May.

Triangle Club

With effect from Tuesday, 4th May, Triangle Club will be open again until 5.30 p.m.  Please note children MUST be collected promptly as the room will have to be thoroughly cleaned ready for use the next morning.  Thank you for your support.

 

Nursery Places

There are places available in our Nursery in September for children born between 1st September, 2017 and 31st August, 2018.  If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact the school office for further details.

Bikes and Scooters

Can we please ask parents/carers to remind their children that bikes and scooters are NOT to be ridden on school premises.  They should be pushed to the school gates

Parking

Could we please remind parents/carers to be considerate when bringing children into school and collecting at the end of the day.  Please do not park across driveways, pedestrian crossing places or in the cul-de-sac opposite school.

Please also take care when pulling out and reversing, as it is sometimes difficult to see children in your rear view mirror.

Parent Pay

When using ParentPay could we please ask that you do NOT use bank transfer.  Please use (other or visa/debit) payment, otherwise your payment will remain pending.

Payment for Ties/Book Bags, Etc.

Payment for ties, book bags, P.E bags and school hats can now be paid for individually on Parentpay.  Please make payment and then collect your order from the office.