Re: KS2 Christmas Party
A reminder that Tuesday 15th December is KS2 Christmas Party day and children are welcome to come to school in non-uniform on this day.
Mr D Miller
Dear parents &carers,
Although I have sent this message a number of times since September, I am concerned it may be getting lost.
You MUST NOT send your children into school if anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of Covid OR anyone in your household is awaiting the results of a test.
Test results are coming back much quicker now, so isolating whilst a member of your household is tested is taking no more than 1 day. If you send your child into school knowing that a household member has symptoms and that person subsequently receives a positive test, you are putting the rest of your child’s class at risk of being asked to isolate. This could result in up to 30 children, families and staff having to isolate for up to 14 days.
Most people are aware and accepting of the fact that at any point their child may have to isolate due to a positive test in school – which cannot be helped or avoided. However, where it can be avoided – it should be.
We are required by law to inform Public Health of all positive cases, when the children were last in school and as a result, the number of staff and children who have been asked to isolate as a result. You would be found to be going against all government advice if your child had been in school whilst you were awaiting a test result which came back as positive.
Please support the school, your friends and your community with this matter, especially as Christmas is rapidly approaching.
If you are ever in any doubt please phone us and we can discuss your situation with you but DO NOT send your child into school until we have confirmed that it is safe to do so.
If your child is currently on packed lunch and they would like a School Christmas lunch on Wednesday December 9th – please contact Mrs Milburn on 01207 502657 before Friday 27th November.
Further to previous correspondence regarding the Halloween Party on Friday 23rd October 2020. A payment item has been set up to allow the £1 donation to be paid through your Parentpay accounts.
Please do not send cash into school tomorrow with your child, if you wish to make a donation of £1 – please pay through your Parentpay account.
Mr D Miller
On Friday 23rd October the children are invited to come to school dressed in a
‘spooky’ Halloween costume. During the day the children will have Halloween themed
sessions and all children will have the opportunity to take part in a themed disco and
games in the hall. As this coincides with our Birthday Party Day all children will have
an additional class based birthday parties and games. If you would like to make a donation of £1 then this would be appreciated but can I make clear that this is entirely voluntary. No child will miss out on the Halloween event if they do not bring in any money.
We want to end the half term on a fun note!
Please accept our apologies – Parentpay is currently got issues with attaching documents to messages. Therefore a message has been sent regarding Parents Consultation appointments including a link to the system to book your appointment. However, it is not possible to attach the instructions – these are below.
The Headteacher and Governors would like to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to supervise pupils during the lunch time period. The successful candidate will have experience working with children, work well in a team and be able to support the Christian ethos of the school.
For more information please see the job vacancies section on the home page of this website search under St Mary’s then job vacancies.