Have you noticed how much darker it is both before school and in the evenings? Although we are having mild days, Winter is definitely creeping up on us. Many of our children are involved in after school activities so this is a good time to buy reflective strips for coats and bags so that children are visible to motorists. Quite a number of children at the top end of the school walk home alone after school activities but, if you wish to change that arrangement during the Winter, please let the office know.
This evening it is Trick or Treat time, fabulous fun for children. After the much publicised incident with Claudia Winkler's daughter when her Halloween costume went up in flames, please could everyone be extra vigilant when it come to naked flames and children.
And next weekend we have the excitement of Bonfire Night. I know that most of you go along to organised events, which is a great way to see the best displays. We will be sharing the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service film with our children during an assembly this week. Stay safe everyone.
In the week ahead...
Even as I write this Monday morning, Year 4 are on their way to Beamish Museum. Life is never dull here at SDPS. Tomorrow Years 1 and 2 will be enjoying visitors from Durham as they learn all about why we wear poppies and the First World War. Wednesday is our first Parents' Evening of the year, to be held in the school hall. On Thursday we have our first Christmas Fair non uniform day when you are invited to send in bottles for our very popular bottle stall.
Happy Halloween everyone!