05 July Newsletter

July 5, 2021by 22CenturyDesign
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Dear Parents/Carers, As we approach the end of an interesting and at times, difficult year I am optimistic for September 2021. It is hoped that the majority of the restrictions will be lifted-never to return. For me that will mean an end to children sitting in rows and getting the classes back to some normality. ...

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we approach the end of an interesting and at times, difficult year I am optimistic for September 2021. It is hoped that the majority of the restrictions will be lifted-never to return. For me that will mean an end to children sitting in rows and getting the classes back to some normality.  Obviously I am awaiting further Public Health, government and Local Authority guidance but as soon as that arrives I will inform you of how St. Paul’s will look in September.

It has been a challenging 18 months for yourselves as well as us in school. However what has remained constant and kept us all levelled is your children. They have been brilliant and they have shown great determination and resilience. Well done to them and thank you for letting us teach them-although I know you’ll be thinking you have done a fair share of the teaching.

We  will be sending the reports out for your children on Monday 12 July. They will look a bit different and obviously will have no numerical or attendance data on them. We have made them wholly positive to reflect the fantastic way in which your children have coped with the pandemic disruption. Their lights have been truly shining. If you wish to discuss the report please get in touch with your class teacher.

As you are aware Sports Day is looking very different this year. We understand that this is disappointing for all involved. The decision to not allow visitors into school has been taken in line with public Health and Local authority guidance. We are planning to record the events and will get them up on Dojo. Please bear with us.

Mr. C. M. Thornton

Head Teacher

Attendance

Attendance up to the 30 June is 96.25%. The school target is 97%.

Mrs Evan’s  Book Choice

Back when I was at primary school, I loved reading novels written by the fabulous Michael Morpurgo! The one that I enjoyed the most was ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. It is a thrilling adventure story. I begged my parents to buy the book for me after we started reading it in class. It was one of the first chapter books I read from start to finish and I loved it!

I will always remember the different mysteries that unravel throughout the story, making it impossible to put this book down. This book allows your imagination to really come alive! I would definitely recommend reading it!

Triangle Summer Holiday Club

If you wish to book any sessions in Triangle during the summer holidays, please contact Nic as soon as possible to secure your child’s place.

End of School Day

Could we please remind parents, when waiting for your child to come out of school, to kindly keep an eye on younger children playing on the field. One of our goal posts has been snapped by children when playing around them, making them very dangerous.

This request also includes Secondary School children who wait for siblings on the playground. Thank you for your support.

ParentPay

Could we please remind Parents/Carers when paying on ParentPay, do not pay via Bank Transfer as this method remains “pending” for up to 15 days on your account.  Please pay “Visa/Debit” or “Other” method.  Thank you.

Uniform Vouchers

 

If your child receives Free School Meals, please call into the office to collect your School Uniform Vouchers.

Cancer Research

The school photos which were taken before Christmas 2020 by Braiswick Photography raised a total of £119.50 for Cancer Research.

Thank you for your support.

Children and Family Support Service

The Children and Family Support Service have provided the newsletter which contains links to :

  • The Family Information Service Newsletter
  • Changing schools in September
  • Free online workshops for parents and carers
  • Join EQuIP as an Engagement and Training Officer
  • Support Group for Young Parents aged 19 and under
  • Applications open for Warwickshire Libraries’ Young Poet Laureate 2021/22
  • Free School Meals and the Holiday and Food (HAF) programme

My  School Fund

St Paul’s are part of a new initiative whereby our school, and you as Parents/Carers, when shopping at participating retailers will be able to receive eGift Cards based on the percentage of your spend.  For further information, please visit “myschoolfund.org” or get a leaflet from school reception.

Dates for Your Diary

Please note change of dates for Castleton YHA residential visit and Induction Day.