18 March 2016
Dear Parents /Carers,
Every child in school has run a mile today for Sport Relief, even the nursery class – well done, it was a great achievement. We talked in assembly about why we were raising money. Thank you for your generous donations; we have raised £134.80 so far. If you want more information about Sport Relief please go to https://www.sportrelief.com/events/mile. Our Year 6 children are due back from camp this evening and they have all had a wonderful time.
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Silver Birch: Lansana, Reception White Beam: Sammy, 1 Elm: Holly, 1 Lime: Enzo,
2 Juniper: Luka, 2 Willow: Zed, 3 Apple: the whole class, 4 Larch: Yayhe, 5 Poplar: Megan,
5 Sycamore: Oscar
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Silver Birch: Sajmanda, Reception White Beam: Iolo, 1 Elm: Hafsa,
1 Lime: Gabriel, 2 Juniper: Noor and Tiegan, 2 Willow: Tia, 3 Apple: Millie, 4 Larch: Yasmine,
5 Poplar: Rowan, 5 Sycamore: Lauren
Attendance: Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website: www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk
Keeping your child safe online and on social media: Choosing safe computer/online games for your child can be difficult and this website explains the PEGI age rating system http://www.pegi.info/en/index/
The PEGI system helps you protect your child. If your child is not yet 18 it is NOT safe for them to play PEGI 18 games.
For example, PEGI says about Grand Theft Auto 5 (PEGI 18):
‘The content of this game is suitable for persons aged 18 years and over only.
It contains: Extreme violence - Multiple, motiveless killing - Violence towards defenceless people - Strong language
This game allows the player to interact with other players ONLINE’
Please keep your child safe by choosing age appropriate games.
Sainsbury’s vouchers: We are currently collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers for extra school sports equipment, if you have any vouchers please put them in the box in the school reception area.
Entrance into school: Please only use the EYFS entrance if your child is in Nursery or Reception. After school some parents of children in older years are using that entrance and are getting onto the playground early. The only parents we should see on the playground before we have opened the gates are those with children in Nursery or Reception.
ParentMail Upgrade: Please remember to download the APP to benefit both you and the school:
• You don’t need to login to pick up messages or attachments when you use the App.
• The App stores all the messages we send you in one place.
• Every message sent arrives as an instant alert on your mobile.
• You help save us money!
You can download the App for free from either the Apple APP store or the Google Play Store
Easter Egg Hunt, Tuesday 22 March, 3.30pm, School Playground. This event is great fun, £1 per child and there is a prize for all. There will be non-dairy prizes available. All children must be accompanied by an adult as they will not be supervised by school staff.
PTFA Evening Social, Wednesday 23 March, 7.30pm onwards at The Windmill pub, Windmill Hill. The more the merrier, it's a lovely chance to meet and socialise with other parents.
Many Thanks, Jo, Katie, Lisa, Hannah and Egle (PTFA Committee)
Dates for your Diary:
Tues 22 March – Easter Egg Hunt – 3.30pm - Playground
Weds 23 March - PTFA Evening Social – 7.30pm – The Windmill Pub
Thurs 24 March - Inset Day (school closed to children)
Tues 26th April - 3.30pm-4.30pm - School Hall - PTFA AGM - Free childcare will be provided
Thurs 12th May - 3.30pm - School Playground - Plant Sale
Sat 18th June - School Playground - Summer Fair
Sat 16th July - School Playground - Bike Day
We hope you have a lovely weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on
Monday 21 March. Gates open at 8.45am.