The Big Tidy
During the next couple of weeks we're having a big tidy up around school. With so many children and adults working in such a busy environment, keeping classrooms, shared areas, cloakrooms and resource cupboards tidy can be very challenging. You could support this at home by teaching your child/children how to fold their PE kit to fit into their bags. Some children really struggle with this so have the dishcloth approach (squeeze it into a ball) or, they simply abandon pieces of kit to become lost property.
Parking In School
Do you know we have to pay £3000 a year for weeding and grass cutting and it comes out of our school budget? The damage cars are causing on our grass will simply add hugely to this cost if we don't start taking care of our grounds. I am sure you would rather that we spend money on lovely days and resources for children than repairing grass, especially as the damage is preventable. We have asked the secondary school to stop their parents (and those groups hiring the school and fields) from parking on our grass. They have taken immediate action for this and their own grassed areas, for which we are very thankful. We also need to keep our grounds safe for all children and students so keeping traffic to a minimum is key to this. Parents from our school should not be dropping off or collecting children from the school car park unless:
We would like to thank those parents, who have used the car park to pick up after clubs, for not parking on the grass. It's fine to park on the double yellow lines outside of the kitchen as there are no afternoon food deliveries.
The good news is, that now we have our handyman Ian, we are hoping to make the grounds look beautiful by creating stunning planters in each area. But we're waiting for Spring weather to begin!
We welcome back...former pupil Adam Lowery, who has become a local celebrity. Representing Newcastle University on University Challenge, Adam, having already attained a Masters Degree in chemistry, is now studying for a doctorate (PHD). He will be talking to Years 5 and 6 pupils to encourage them to aim high and let them know what it takes to be a university student. I am sure he is an amazing role model and will show our children how important it is to aim high.
Next Week - On Tuesday( 27th) Easter Chocolate Tea afternoon. On Wednesday Hockey finals for Year 4
On Thursday-Spelling Bee and last day of term.