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Newsletter – January 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a new term and Happy New Year to you all, it is lovely to see the children back in school ready to learn.

Congratulations

Well done to Ella Entwistle for passing her Grade 1 clarinet examination, Imogen Proctor and to Sadie Lait for passing their Grade 1 flute examinations. Also congratulations to Ben Shaw who passed his Grade 1 Tenor Horn exam with distinction.

HCL Catering

The HCL kitchen team had a visit from the local authority Environmental Health Officer and have been awarded top marks, a 5* grading, for food hygiene. Well done to our HCL kitchen team!

Parent Volunteers

If you have an hour or two to spare every week and would like to help out in school on a regular basis please contact Mrs Cosgrave in the school office. We are looking for volunteers, parents or grandparents, to help with reading and class activities. Regular volunteers will need to have a DBS check completed which is organised by the school, as part of our safeguarding processes.

Absences

When telephoning the school office to report that your child will be absent from school, please be specific as to the nature of any illness rather than saying a child is unwell. Can I remind parents that if your child has had sickness or diarrhoea or sickness (vomiting) they are not allowed to return to school until 2 clear days (48 hours) following the last bout. This policy will be strictly adhered to, to prevent other children becoming unwell.

Morning Routine

The door to the KS building and other classroom doors are closed and locked promptly at 8.55am for registration. If you arrive after this time, you must come to the school office to be registered. Please do not send your child to their classroom unattended if you arrive after 8.55am as they will not be able to access the building other than via the school office. For parents who take part in shared in reading in KS1 on a Tuesday and Friday morning, if you have siblings in other year groups please take these children to their classes first before you go to shared reading so that they are not late for registration.

Lost Property

Do you recognise any of these items? They are being looked after in the school office, please

come and collect if anything belongs to you!

Author Visit

This week we were really lucky to welcome an author to our school. Our Year 6 pupils have already met Richard Mayers when he told them about his Spikez book at a visit to The Priory School last year. Earlier this week he came in to school to tell the pupils in Years 1 and 2 about a new book he is writing – ‘The Hedgehog’s Full Moon Party’ which is an illustrated book aimed at younger children. The children really enjoyed hearing the story and Year 2 asked him some interesting questions about being an author. He also gave them some top tips which will help with their story writing.

Thanks to Richard for a great afternoon. Hopefully our children will be inspired to write their own stories which we can enter for the 500 word story competition… let’s find our own budding Samuel Lucas authors!

Parents’ Forum

I would like to thank all of the parent representatives who attended the last Parent Forum meeting. Each class has two representatives.

Attached with this newsletter are the minutes from the last meeting along with a copy of the terms of reference. The next Parent Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 2pm. Parents can email their class representative and ask them to put items forward for discussion. Email addresses are:

 

 

RECEPTION – LILAC lilac@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
RECEPTION – WILLOW willow@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 1 – BIRCH birch@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 1 – HAZEL hazel@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 2 – HAWTHORN hawthorn@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 2 – OAK oak@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 3 – ASH ash@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 3 – ELM elm@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 4 – LARCH larch@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 4 – PINE pine@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 5 year5@samlucas.herts.sch.uk
YEAR 6 year6@samlucas.herts.sch.uk

Parent Forum Terms of Reference

Minutes of Parent Forum Meeting – 14 November 2017

School Uniform

A warm welcome from our new official uniform supplier. They are open all year round, with easy parking, Monday – Saturday 9-5pm and Sundays throughout the school Summer holidays.

Online orders are delivered FREE to your chosen address normally within 48 hours,

by their own dedicated drivers. Choose to collect from store and they will endeavour to have your order ready within a couple of hours.

Orders can be placed by phone but please also get in touch with any queries or questions and they will be only too happy to help. They are always happy to help with any special requests and pride themselves on being caring and friendly.

Beat School Uniforms

67 Hermitage Road, Hitchin, SG5 1DB

ONLINE: www.beatschooluniforms.co.uk

PHONE: 020 3362 2930

Diary Dates

Date Class Event Time
Monday 22nd January Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 23rd January Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Monday 29th January Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 30th January Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Friday 2nd February ALL SLPA DISCO  Rec/Yr1 4pm-5pm

Yr2/Yr3 5.15-6.30pm

Yr4-Yr6 6.45-8pm

Monday 5th February Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 6th February Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Monday 12th February ALL HALF TERM WEEK
Monday 19th February Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 20th February Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Wednesday 21st  February Parent Reps Parents Forum 2pm
Wednesday 21st February ALL WELCOME SLPA Meeting* 8pm – venue tbc
Monday 26th February Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 27th February Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Monday 5th March Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 6th March Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Monday 5th March Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 6th March Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Friday 9th March ALL WELCOME SLPA Quiz night* TBC
Monday 12th March Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 13th March Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Wednesday 14th March Yr2 & Yr6 Parents Evening 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 15th March Yr2 & Yr6 Parents Evening 4pm – 7pm
Monday 19th March Ash Year 3 Swimming During school day
Tuesday 20th March Elm Year 3 Swimming During school day
Friday 23rd March ALL Class Group Photos During school day
Monday 26th March ALL WELCOME SLPA Meeting* 8pm – venue tbc
Thursday 29th March ALL TERMS ENDS 2pm

 

Please remember that we break up for half-term on Friday 9th February and school is closed for one week. School will close at the normal time of 3.15pm.

 

Yours sincerely

Tracy Thomas

Headteacher

 

Newsletter – January 2018

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