13h July 2018
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School Reports: End of year Reports are being sent out Monday. We would appreciate it if you could read, add any comment, then sign and return the slip back to school by Thursday, 19th July. We will also be sending out our annual parental questionnaire, which I would be grateful if you would complete and return before the end of term. Thank you!
Reception Graduation: It’s that time of year again and we would like to warmly invite parents and grandparents of our Reception children to join us to celebrate the “graduation” of our little ones. This will take place on Tuesday, 17th July from 9.30-
School Dinners: This week we have sent home our new 2 weekly menu which will start in September 2018. Following discussions with Kepplewray, we are trying out a new 2 weekly cycle for the winter term; new choices will then be made available for the summer term. Please select dinner choices with your child and return to school before the end of term if your child requires a dinner from Tuesday, 4th September.
School Matters: Please make sure that school invoices are paid as soon as possible and definitely before Tuesday, 17th July, and that new menu choices have been returned if a school dinner is required on Tuesday, 4th September. Also, Breakfast Club and After School Club sessions need to be paid on the day please. Thank you.
Free School Meals: Universal Free School Meals are available for children in Reception up to and including Year 2. This does not replace the Free School Meal system and parents are encouraged to check their entitlement by making an on line application through the Cumbria County Council website https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/freeschoolmeals.asp
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Free School Meal Service to request a paper application form, telephone number 01228 606060. Please note that even if the claim is only for a short period, your child will remain eligible for Pupil Premium funding to the school. This can be used to fund music tuition and educational trips.
Cyclewise: Bikeability Cycle Training starts on Monday for Years 5 & 6. Don’t forget to bring bikes and helmets!
Parent Governor Vacancies: In September 2018, two of our current Parent Governor’s positions will be up for re-
As a small school which highly values our parental input, we believe that parental involvement on the governing body is essential. This position would require a level of commitment to attend meetings (approximately 7 a year) and be available to also visit school half termly regarding your link role. For example, all our governors are allocated a responsibility linked to our School Development Plan, which could be: Health and Safety, Safeguarding or one of our curriculum areas etc.
Full governing body meetings start at 6pm and usually finish around 7.30pm, you would also be allocated to a subcommittee; their meetings usually start between 4.30 or 5pm and last about an hour. Although all meetings are always conducted in a business like way, we are a small governing body and as such, try to make our meetings quite informal. The County Council run training sessions for new and existing governors, so there will always be support for your role.
If you would like more information or an informal chat, please feel free to get in touch with either myself, Gareth Weston (our Chair of Governors) or any of our current governing body. You may also wish to take a look at the County Council’s website: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/governorservices/
To apply, please write to myself at school stating your reasons and any skills you feel you have which you could contribute to our school. If more than one application is received then a vote would be undertaken to allow parents to nominate their preferred candidate. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
End of Year Service: Our end of term Leaver’s service will be held on Friday, 20th July from 2pm at Mary Magdalene Church. Children need to be collected by 3pm from church. We will require additional walkers so if you can help walking us down, please get in touch. Thank you!
Please note that there will be no After School Club on Friday 20th July.
Dates for your diary:
16.07.18–20.07.18 Week 4 Dinner menu
20.07.18 Leavers’ Service
Extra School Activities: All clubs end next week apart from Afterschool Club.
Breakfast Club Daily 8-
After School Club Daily 3.30-
Science Tuesday 3.30-
Cricket Club Friday 3.30-
Mrs. J Graham-