September 25, 2018

Newsletter No 9 Tuesday 9th January

Welcome Back: A very warm welcome back and on behalf of the Staff and Directors/Governors, we would like to wish you a very happy new year. As always, this will be a very busy time for us, so your support is appreciated. It is a short half term so there is a lot to fit in! The weather appears to be relentless and unpredictable, so please ensure the children have coats with them each day. This is traditionally the term when the children make the most progress so your support for learning and homework is greatly appreciated. If we encounter snow; please read messages on “PARENTMAIL”. We will try to give as much notice as possible and there is work for each class on our website.

 

We have homework on our website ready for the children if we have to close the school due to inclement weather.

 

New Year’s Resolutions:

 

Please remember:

 

  • Pupils need to be on time, Registration is at 8.45am.
  • Children go to the playground unless it is raining. If the weather is bad then Infants go to their classroom and juniors go to St Joseph’s Hall.
  • Park appropriately and please look out for children, considering our neighbours and other drivers at all times.

 

 

Applications for Reception 2018:

The closing date for Admissions for the County online applications is at midnight on Monday 15th January. The closing date for the School Supplementary Information forms is at midnight on Monday 22nd January.

 

IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO APPLY THEN PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY DO SO THIS IS PARTICULARLY THE CASE FOR FAMILIES FROM ALDERSHOT AND ASH.

 

Safeguarding week: Our safeguarding week will start on Monday 22nd January. We will be covering a range of activities to help pupils stay safe. If you have any questions or anything comes up following discussions at home then please contact your child’s class teacher.

 

Courses for parents

This term we are running a number of courses for parents. These will include aspects of mathematics and English. A separate letter giving details with be sent soon. Places are limited and can be booked through our website.

 

Dinner Money Junior Pupils:

Please remember that dinner money is £2.30 per day; £11.50 per week; £57.50 for the half term and £121.90 for the full term.  Dinners must be paid for in advance. Please pay online and ensure your account is up to date. There is a £34.50 minimum transaction.

 

School Council:

Thank you for all your support for our Advent Charity Cafod. We raised £405.38.

 

Thank you for all your kind gifts for the Aldershot food bank. We managed to hit our target of filling our mini-bus with a bit more to spare.

 

Our charity for this term is NSPCC to coincide with our focus this term on safeguarding.

 

Parents’ Evenings:

Parents’ evenings will take place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February (last week of half term) you will be receiving an appointment shortly. At this meeting you will have an opportunity to see your child’s books.

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs:

All extra-curricular clubs will begin the week of Monday 8th January and will continue until Friday 2nd February.

 

THERE WILL BE NO CLUBS IN THE FINAL WEEK DUE TO OUR PARENTS’ EVENINGS.

 

Cold Weather:

The children may wear tracksuit bottoms for P E.

 

Homework:

Homework will start week beginning Monday 8th January and carry on until the end of half term.

 

150th Anniversary this year! As part of our celebrations, we would like to find some of our oldest past pupils of the school. If you know of anyone, could you let the school know.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS HALF TERM

 

 

Monday 22nd January – Safeguarding Week

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th February – Parents’ evenings 4.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Friday 9th February Mufti Day – Last day of the half term; PICK UP FROM 1.45PM ONWARDS

 

Monday 19th February – Return for next half term

 

 

 

 

Sports Day

Friday 25th May 2017 – Aldershot Military Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

Bill James                                                                              Deirdre McNeill

Headteacher                                                                            Deputy Headteacher