Year 1 newsletter 15.09.17
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~~8th ~September 2017~~
Parents reminded to park responsibly outside schools
With children back to school for the new term, parents are being urged to put safety first by parking responsibly during drop-off and pick-up times.
The Staffordshire County Council campaign is calling on people to park considerately and reminding drivers that Civil Enforcement Officers will be visiting roads near schools right across the county. Any vehicle observed parked on yellow lines or in a restricted area could be issued with a penalty notice, if not observed picking up or dropping off a passenger.
The campaign is also reminding drivers to switch off their engines when parked up, which is good for the environment and people’s health, and helps reduce pollution.
It is hoped that the campaign will also urge parents to consider alternative modes of transport such as walking, cycling, scooting ‘park and stride’ or a walking bus. These all help to reduce congestion and pollution outside schools which is good for the environment, good for parents pockets, and helps keep people active.
Please see attached for reference, a paper copy will come home also.
We have had a very busy Summer holiday as well as the 2 training days in school. You will notice lots of changes when you arrive at school tomorrow. I will be out on the playground first thing to welcome everybody back and to signpost anyone who is unsure as to where to go to their child's new class. Please do ask if unsure. All parents will receive a letter tomorrow evening informing them of developments and some other news items and reminders.
In spite of best efforts and 7 weeks at it, the various building contractors were still on site last night (and likely to be back in this week) finishing work. Year 4 and Nursery staff were only able to move into their classrooms at the very last minute, but with everyone pulling together we are delighted to be ready to welcome the children back!
However you may notice some construction type barriers still up on the Reception playground, as well as odd bits of builder type materials or refuse around the site (nothing hazardous or dangerous). Please accept our apologies for appearances over the next few weeks as finishing touches are completed and the site is restored to former glory. We are really pleased with the work that has been done and look forward to sharing it with you all soon! We think you will see that it has been worth the wait!
Just to remind parents that school reopens to children on Wednesday 6th September at 8.45am. Breakfast Club and Wraparound Care for children who have booked in will be open as normal. After school clubs (football etc) will not begin until week beginning Monday 11th September.
Children may return to school in Summer uniform up until October half term if the weather holds up and parents choose to send children in it. (Please do ensure all new uniform is well labelled with children's names, including coats.)
Also just to remind parents that we will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday 13th September, where children may come to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. Please do not spend a lot of money on costumes, homemade is best and could be as simple as the BFGs big ears, or smartly, primly dressed Miss Trunchballs or George and his pot of Marvellous Medicine.
CALLING ALL STALL HOLDERS!
We are inviting stall holders to be a part of this year’s Codsall Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December.
This great community event is back this year bigger and better and we are aiming for nearly double the amount of stalls! If you have joined us before, you’ll know what a great event it is.
Last year’s turnout of 3,000 people is expected to be topped this year, making Codsall Christmas Fair the place to be.
Trading begins at 4 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m.
Other main attractions include:
To book or stall or for more information please contact Megan Barrow on 07702 310939.
Please click here (see full link below for any Year 4 parents who wish to copy and keep) to watch videos as promised. Please do not put the link on Facebook etc. I hope the children enjoyed their party last night!
A few parents have had issues viewing as the limit for views has been exceeded. This will reset at midnight again and then allow limited access and then reset and so on. We will leave the link open for a month or so to allow parents to access over time. Alternatively Year 4 parents may decide between themselves to download and share with one another on USB sticks etc.
Dear Year 4 Parents
On the last day of term on Friday children should come to school please in school uniform. They may bring a spare shirt or PE t-shirt for signing (i.e not the shirt your child is wearing). Those children that have brought hoodies are welcome to wear them also on this day, although it may be a bit hot!
If children wish to they may bring a disposable or digital camera which will remain their responsibility throughout the day. We will only allow photos to be taken with the Year 4 children or staff (as some parents choose for their child not to have their child’s photo shared in other year groups.)
Please do encourage children to bring a notepad and pen in for signing also should this be better than using a shirt.
We hope the children have a lovely last few days with us.
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Please see attached which may be of interest or use to families in advance of the Summer holidays, visits to swimming ppools and the beach!
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Please see attached for a list of activities available to families through the local library service!
Please see attached. Thanks to Bev and Emma for sharing!
Well done to Lea who successfully competed in a Ring Sports competition this week, earning her medal!
Rev Simon announced in church today that he will be moving on from St Nicholas and Codsall to pastures new in the new academic year. He will be greatly missed by us all at St Nicholas and we wish him all the very best for the future. So what does this mean for our very own Mrs Witcombe? Mrs Witcombe unfortunately will also be leaving us at October half term to accompany Rev Simon as he takes on his new role. I will of course notify parents of children currently in 2A as to teaching arrangements for the new 3HW after October half term, late on in September.