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Newsletter No 5 Autumn Term 2010 Dear Parents, Carers and Governors, St Bartholomew's Next week, the school will be receiving visiting teachers from Bangalore, India as part Primary School of the schools involvement in the International Voices and Connecting Classrooms Pro- ject. Over the course of the next six months, the whole school will be involved in Newsletter Date these projects. I am also very please to tell you that the school has been nominated Friday 5th and shortlisted for a national award, the Education Business Awards will be held in November 2010 London. These awards recognise schools which have made a successful investment in education—I will let you know the outcome! Special points of We are always keen to learn about and celebrate the activities, events and hobbies interest: that pupils get involved in out of school. Each class will have a “Well Done” folder in ☺ FOSBA which to record these times. This may be a photograph, certificate or a piece of writing about an activity they have been involved in and wish to share with others and ☺ Wear It Pink! celebrate. If your child feels proud of something they have done, been involved with, ☺ Admission to school made, let us know, so that it can be included in their class Well Done folder. ☺ Park and Stride Can I thank those parents and pupils who returned their Travel Surveys; unfortu- nately, we only had a 69% response and therefore the Local Authority were unable to ☺ Foundation Stage analyse the questionnaires and provide us with data that would have been very useful Walk to us. I have to say, I was very disappointed with the very low percentage returned, ☺ New School Nurse perhaps this does not reflect the support parents and pupils really feel towards leav- ing their cars behind and walking to school. As you will read on page 2 Mr & Mrs ☺ Important Informa- McFarlane from the Quorndon Fox are supporting the Park & Stride initiative. tion—Administration Finally, please remember, on leaving the school at 3.10pm & 3.15pm (and 2.00pm on of Medicine Friday) do not walk through the car park with your children. The “one way” system is still in operation, if your not sure ask your child which way to go. On “dropping off” in Diary Dates the morning parent/carers can leave the school via the car park, but please take care, Monday 13th December if you choose this route Thank you for your cooperation in this matter, your child’s Foundation Stage & KS1 safety is of the greatest importance to us Dress rehearsal for Christ- mas Production Yours sincerely Tuesday 14th December Foundation Stage & KS1 Mrs VA James Christmas Production Wednesday 15th December Head teacher Foundation Stage & KS1 Christmas Production Wear it Pink Day Christmas Parties F.O.S.B.A On Friday 29th October 15th December 210 AGM Wednesday 10th November 2010 staff raised £71.31 on Years 3 & 4 7pm in the school hall. the Wear it Pink Day in 16th December 2010 Thank you to all parents who have re- aid of breast cancer. Yummy Foundation Stage & KS1 turned the Parent Questionnaires. pink cakes and biscuits were 20th December 2010 sold in the staffroom which Year 5 & 6 added to our total collected. End of Term Tuesday 21st December 2010 First time school admissions Autumn 2011 CLOSING DATE 15th JANUARY 2011 If your child will be four years old before 1st September 2011 the closing date for applica- tions to school is January 15th 2011 Applications received by School Admission Department at County Hall after this date will be considered as late and will be dealt with after those received on time. If your application is late the Schools Admissions Department at County Hall may not be able to offer your child a place at our school if all available places have been filled. To apply for a place at our school go to www.leics.gov.uk/admissions or contact School Ad- missions for an application form (telephone number below), or pick one up from our school office. For more information contact School Admissions on 0116 305 6684 or e-mail: admis- email@example.com Harvest Festival; Donations to The Bridge Project Loughborough Park & Stride Mr & Mrs McFarlane of the Quorndon Fox pub have kindly Many thanks for all the food offered parking spaces for parents/carers to park their cars and money donations given by before and after school , in order for pupils to walk the re- everyone at our Harvest mainder of their journey to school. Please take advantage of this offer, it provides an opportunity for us all to get some ex- Festival. We have received a ercise, park in a safe place and reducing congestion on the letter from The Bridge Pro- roads around the school, helping to improve pupil safety. ject explaining how our dona- Mrs James tions will be used along with Head teacher their thanks and gratitude. We will read the letter to the children, display the cer- tificates of thanks, so they are aware that their efforts are appreciated. Foundation Stage Walk Around Quorn On Wednesday 27th October, Foundation Stage went on a walk around the village. They were looking for sign of autumn and were able to see many beautiful autumn sights such as the leaves turning and the trees becoming bare. However the children had decided that the main aim was to find a hedgehog. At first this seemed impossible, luckily though a hedgehog was spotted, all be it a toy Mrs Tigglewinkle, and happily the children continued on their walk. Thank you to all the adults who helped and made the walk a safe and enjoyable experience. Mrs Dakin Foundation Stage Co-ordinator Page 2 Newsletter No 5 Autumn Term 2010 School Nurse School Uniform This term we welcome to our school Angela McKay, If you have any surplus school uniform that is from Children’s Services at in good condition, please donate it to school. Charnwood Mill, Barrow. Please make sure the uniform is clean, ironed Angela will visit our school to meet the and all names removed. children and staff. Parents can contact We will arrange for occa- Angela on 01509 410240 for confidential sional uniform sales where we request a do- nation for each item Administration of Medicines sold. The Local Authority has revised Code of Prac- Please leave any items at tice No5, Administration of Medicine June the school office. 2010 and in accordance with the advice from- the school nurse (in effect from Monday 8th Many thanks November 2010) • Will no longer administer non-prescribed medication eg calpol/nurofen/throat lozenges etc • Prescribed medicines - only in exceptional circumstances will prescribed medicines be administered by a member of staff on the completion of all appropriate forms. Head Lice Information • Children who are acutely ill and who re- quire a short course of prescribed medication, e.g. antibiotics, will normally remain at home until the course is finished. If it is felt by a Parents can fight the spread of head lice by working medical practitioner that the child is fit together: enough to return to school, the dosage can • Check your family's hair for lice regularly - once a usually be adjusted so that it is not required in week is ideal! school. If, however, this is not possible, by • Visit your local pharmacist for guidance on the various agreement with the head teacher a parent/ treatments available guardian or member of staff may administer • Get treatment for you or your family as soon as you it. find live lice Inhalers – wherever possible, pupils will con- • Let your friends and family know as soon as you’ve tinue to carry with them in a “bum bag” their found live lice own reliever inhalers, if this is not appropriate • Let school know about head lice outbreaks as soon as the teacher in charge will keep the bum bag they’re discovered containing the reliever inhaler safe and acces- Check out the website www.onceaweektakeapeek.com for sible. more information and advice A full copy of the Code of Prac- So remember – Once a week, take a peek! tice No 5 is available on request or on our school website www.saintbarts.co.uk- docu- ments/policies. Page 3 St Bartholomew's Primary School Profile School Our School Profile can be viewed on Willowcroft Http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/8553070/school- Quorn profile Loughborough LE12 8HQ Thank you for taking time to read the Telephone 01509 412250 Profile which will be updated yearly. Fax 01509 620691 Please do send any comments you may have to Mrs James. Helping us, to help you support Parents Corner your child Christmas Night Out Everyone is welcome to join us for a Christmas meal complete with live background music, courtesy of the Quorndon Fox, High Street, Quorn. We will meet at 8pm for dinner at 8.15pm on Friday 10 December 2010. It is a 3 course meal costing £16.95 each. A deposit of £5.00 is required to secure your booking with the balance payable on the night. Please contact me (phone/text 07970 669647) for a copy of the Our school website menu. You need to make your menu selections and return the form to me with the deposit. www.saintbarts.co.uk Lesley Hall. Mum to Eleanor Hall (Mrs Richardson's class) and Samuel Hall (Miss Roulstone's class) Copies of this newsletter will be sent via Parentmail. A paper copy will be sent home for those parents who require one. A larger print version for this newsletter is available from the school office. This can also be accessed our website at www.saintbarts.co.uk For anyone wishing to contact our Governing Body please email on— firstname.lastname@example.org We are hoping to promote any courses and information evenings for parents to attend in the local area that may help you to support your child or further develop your own qualifica- tions. Watch this space!!
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