Newsletter 16

Glasses – Blue Nemo glasses found in school they have quite a strong lens. Please see the office if your child has lost glasses of this description. Blue Avengers glasses have been lost – if your child has come home with incorrect glasses please contact the school office. Thank you  

12th January 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

This term children will be discussing e-safety issues and learning about how to stay safe online. There is an e-safety day coming up in February and we shall be joining a huge number of organisations in celebrating this day with themed activities. 

From our initial discussions with children, it has become apparent that some Mead Vale pupils are using Facebook and Snapchat. The recommended age for these sites is 13 and so we would respectfully ask that you bear this in mind when deciding what your child is allowed to access. These guidelines have been put in place to keep children safe and to ensure young people are emotionally mature enough to act responsibly and understand the potential dangers in communicating online.  Thank you

PE News

20 children from Years 5 and 6 represented Mead Vale at the Sports Hall Athletics competition at Hutton Moor on Wednesday morning. The children competed in various sprinting races, as well as a number of field events, such as the standing triple jump and the speed bounce. The team performed brilliantly in all of their events and managed to come third place overall, winning themselves a bronze medal. The behaviour of all of the children was impeccable throughout and they really did themselves and our school proud. Well done to the athletics team! #teammeadvale

Gentle Reminder for all parents – Weather permittingchildren are outside for their PE lessons, please can I ask you to ensure they have navy or black joggers and a suitable hoodie to keep warm. Thank you

Christmas Dinners - If you have not yet paid for your child’s Christmas dinner please can you arrange to do so in the next few days, payment can be made via your child’s ParentPay account or by cash to the office.

ParentPay- May I please remind you that in future all monies for dinners, after school club and breakfast club need to be paid in advance – this is in line with the procedures of the ELAN Multi Academy Trust that we are joining on 1st February. Debts will be chased up on a weekly basis; a reminder of the costs as below:

Dinner - £2.19 per day                       Breakfast Club - £2.50 per session     After School Club - £9.00 per session

 “Build a Burger for Lunch” – Next Thursday 18th January 

The children have a chance to taste our delicious food and build their own burger! Choice of beef or vegetarian burger served with oven baked wedges and coleslaw, followed by a yummy desert of chocolate and beetroot brownie. 

There will be a competition on the day - stickers will be placed on the bottom of plates at random and the winners will receive skipping ropes to help them stay active and healthy.

Top Table - This week Milo, Olivia, Nicholas, Marco, Matilda and Freya (from Mallard class) have been chosen by the lunchtime supervisors to join the ‘Top Table’ for having super behaviour, good manners and using their cutlery well (if they have hot dinners). Well done everyone!

 

WESTON JUNIOR NETBALL CLUB – for girls aged 9 – 11 Years (YEARS 5 – 6)

MONDAY NIGHTS from 6 – 7PM at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) BS24 8EE

There is an indoor court, friendly qualified coaches (all DBS checked). The first 2 sessions are free (the usual cost is £10 per calendar month). These are fun sessions that include skills and match play, all abilities welcome.

If you would like further information please contact westonnetballclub@gmail.com or find us on

Facebook – Weston Junior Netball

AttendanceThree times a year our computer lists the names of pupils who have less than 90% attendance. This is an automatic procedure and it is irrelevant why the child was absent. I am very aware that there are many justifiable absences e.g. illness, but I am obliged to inform all parents if your child’s absence falls below set levels. The desired attendance is 95% or more. These letters will be sent out on Monday, 15th January. Parents of children, who have a level of absence which is of concern, will receive a totally different letter and our Educational Welfare Officer would be involved. If you have any concerns regarding this please leave a message on the absence line together with your telephone number and we will phone you back.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:

Wednesday 17th January at 9:15am – Year 5 Raven Class Assembly (Mr Watkins)

Wednesday 24th January at 9:15am – Year 3 Magpie Class Assembly(Mrs Bailey)

27th January – 3rd February – North Somerset Ski Trip

Wednesday 31st January at 9:15am– Year 4 Toucan Class Assembly (Miss King)

Monday 5th February from 2pm-6pm– Parents Evening

Wednesday 7th February at 9:15am - Year 6 Woodpecker Class Assembly (Miss Edwards)

Thursday 8th February from 2pm – 6pm– Parents Evening

Friday 9th February– Celebration Assembly

Friday 9th February– Last day of Term

Thursday 1st March- World Book Day  

 

Please can I remind you that if there is any issue that you would like to discuss, please do phone or call in!

 

Best Wishes,  

 

Jason M Nicolaides

12 January 2018