FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - ISSUE 1

Headteacher's message


Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome back to St. Edward’s!  It has been lovely to see so many smiling faces in the playground this week.  A warm welcome to all of the new families that have joined us; we look forward to getting to know you and your children during your time at St. Edward’s. 

We welcome Miss Kremer (Reception), Miss Poulantza (Y3), Miss Robinson (Y2), Mr Bunting (Y5) and Mr Pilles (Y5) who have joined our staff this year.  They bring with them a wealth of experience that they are eager to share.

Fit for Sport have joined our school community and will run our before and after school provision. Parents are able to register online through the link in the newsletter or on the front of the website.   Albert from Fit for Sport is also with us during the lunch hour and has been organising exciting games and activities in the playground for our children.   In addition, we will continue to run our regular after school clubs.  Letters will be sent home next week and clubs will begin the week beginning the 19th of September.  Places are limited, so please return your forms as soon as possible.

Mrs Moon and I value your continued support, and look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

22nd September Class 7

29th September Class 14

6th October Class 13

20th October Class 12

3rd November Class 11

10th November Class 10

17th November Class 9

24th November Class 8

1st December Class 7

 

Whole School Mass

Tuesday 13th September at 2:00pm at Our Lady's Church, Lisson Grove.  Parents and families are invited to attend our school's welcome mass.

 

Curriculum Meetings

Please come along to meet your child's class teacher and see what topics they will be studying in class.

Monday 12th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 5 and Reception

Wednesday 14th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 4

Monday 19th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 2

Tuesday 20th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 1

Wednesday 21st September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 3

 

October half-term

Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October

 


THE WEDNESDAY

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Our Wednesday’s Word for this week, which links in with the Sunday gospel is:

CARE

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your love and care.  Please help us to care for creation, to see the needs of others, and to do your work in the world with a loving and caring heart.  Amen.


Attendance

Congratulations to Class 2 on achieving 96.7% attendance (EYFS & KS1) and classes 7 & 14 on achieving 99.5% attendance (KS2). We look forward to seeing how our classes fare next week!

NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Uniform

It is lovely to see our children wearing their school uniform with pride and looking very smart!   I wish to remind you that a school coat with logo is now a compulsory item of school uniform.  Please visit www.aceclothing.co.uk for purchase details.  I am aware that there has been a backlog of orders and Ace Clothing has assured me that they are doing their best to clear this.

Absences from school

If your child is absent it is important to follow the procedure below:

  • Parents must phone the school on 02077235911 to report their child's absence.
  • You must phone the school on each day that your child is absent.  Some pupils travel to school on their own so it is important that we know which pupils to expect each day.
  • If your child is absent for 3 days or more you must provide a doctor's note to substantiate the absence.  Failure to provide any sort of note may result in the absence being unauthorised.

HOLIDAYS MUST NOT BE TAKEN DURING TERM TIME AND WHERE POSSIBLE MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS NEED TO BE ARRANGED OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS.  Please click here to see our term dates.

School Lunches

Our dedicated team of cooks ensure that fresh, healthy food is prepared daily from scratch in our school kitchen.  Children have a wide variety of food to choose from to provide them with a balanced meal every lunchtime.  Please look at the dinner menu below to see what dishes will be prepared on a weekly basis. The cost of a school meal has remained the same at £1.90 per day or £9.50 per week.  Please pay by cash or cheque (weekly or termly) at the school office.  If you wish to change your child from school meals to packed lunch or vice versa, please inform the school office in advance.

At St. Edward's we promote healthy eating and so I ask that parents please ensure packed lunches contain healthy food and snacks.  Crisps, chocolates, fizzy drinks etc. are not allowed.

Monday 12th September will be the start of week 2 on the school dinner menu.
 

PE Kits

Physical Education is a very important part of our school curriculum and being active is essential for a child's well-being and has been linked to higher levels of concentration.  All children are expected to participate in PE and therefore I ask that parents please ensure that their children have the full and correct kit including school tracksuit.  I am advising parents to provide their children with a pair of trainers in which to do PE as plimsolls do not provide enough support for outdoor activities.  Thank you for your co-operation!

Fit For Sport

We have had a very successful start to the school year with our new extended schools providers.  Fit For Sport are offering before (7:45 - 8:50am) and after (3:30 - 6:00pm) care at our school.  Please visit www.fitforsport.co.uk for details on how to book.

Year 6 Residential Trip

Our year 6 children will be visiting Sayers Croft Monday 12th September - Wednesday 14th September.  They will be taking part in many exciting activities and new experiences! We wish them a happy, safe and fun time! Year 6 parents will be sent daily text updates of their adventures.

Library community hub event - Church Street Library

Our local library will be hosting a Love Libraries, Access All Areas event on Monday 12th September 10:00am - 6:30pm.  There will be activities and something of interest for the whole family!


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to children who received achievement certificates this week.  Well done!

HOUSE POINTS
 

House points

Well done Southwell!