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Willowbrook School Newsletter

19th October 2018

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

It has been lovely this week to see so many parents at the two parents evening sessions we have held. It is a good opportunity to see parents who generally cannot drop off children due to work commitments and to have a chance to answer and ask questions.

Thank you to all the parents who took the time to complete our questionnaire. We will analyse the responses and share them after half term.

I hope that you enjoy a good break with your families and look forward to welcoming you back in a week’s time.

Book Fair

A big thank you to all parents who bought books at the Book Fair. We did really well and sold  £825 worth of books. This means that not only do the children have some great books, but we can purchase several hundreds of pounds worth of books for the school. Thank you.

School Lunches

You will have noticed that we have had workers digging up the driveway! This is because we are having a new gas pipe installed over the half term break. The channels have to be dug by hand so the timescales are very tight! There is a chance that we will not have the gas reconnected until lunchtime on Friday and this will affect the kitchens. Rather than try to plan to address this on Monday morning, we have decided that on Monday there will be no paid school dinners available. We will provide packed lunches for all children who qualify for free school meals and those who are eligible for universal infant meals. If you do not qualify in one of these categories, you will need to send your child in with a packed lunch on Monday.

Lateness

I am sure you all want to stay under those duvets a bit longer now that the mornings are so dark!  There has been a real increase in lateness recently and I can only think this is the reason. Please could I remind you that classroom doors open at 8.45 and school starts at 8.50am. Classroom doors shut at 9am and anyone arriving after this is marked as late. If children arrive after 9.15, this counts as half a day absence.

Nursery

A reminder that we have a child in Nursery with a severe nut allergy; please make sure Nursery children have no nuts in their packed lunches, this includes peanut butter and Nutella. Thank you.

Breakfast Club

Please make sure all children are booked and paid for in advance, sometimes we are full so will have to turn children away due to staff numbers.

Flu Immunisation

Reception to Year 5 children – don’t forget to go online and complete the consent form for your child’s flu vaccination. No child will be given the vaccination without a completed consent form. Paper copies of the form are available from the school office.

Poppies

Poppies will be on sale in school from Thursday 1st November.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October                 Half Term

Thursday 1st November                                   Year 3 trip to Postbridge

Tuesday 27th November                                   Flu vaccinations Reception – Year 5

Friday 30th November                                      Non-pupil day

Thursday 6th December                                   PTA Christmas Quiz @ 7pm

Friday 7th December                                        Reception trip to Killerton House

Friday 14th December                                      PTA Christmas Fair

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