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Newsletter-w/c- 08/02/21

Dear Parent/Carer,
We thank you for your continued support, including helping your children with their learning and the kindness and patience you are demonstrating with school staff. 
At this time, we still do not have a date for when school will reopen to all.  As soon as we know, we will e-mail parents/carers.  
Please see below for some notices about school life:
February Half Term - School Closed
The last day of this half term is Friday 12 February 2021, 3:00-3:30pm.  School will be closed for a week thereafter and will reopen on Monday 22 February 2021 when reading books and home learning packs may be returned and collected - we will put a reminder in next week's newsletter about this.  
Supermarket Vouchers for Families with Children Eligible for Free School Meals
If you have a child or children entitled to free school meals, you will be forwarded an e-mail next week containing a Sainsbury's supermarket voucher.  The value of the voucher is £15.  You will be sent one voucher for each eligible child in your family.  These vouchers are to be used to buy food for your child for during the February half term.  This scheme is organised by Hertfordshire County Council and differs from the national voucher scheme run by Edenred.
After the February half term, eligible families will receive another e-mail from Edenred with a code to exchange for a supermarket voucher of their choosing.  
Help for Families with a Prepayment Meter for Gas or Electricity
If you are on a prepayment meter (i.e. pay as you go) for your gas or electricity, and if you are experiencing financial difficulty, we may be able to help.  Please telephone or e-mail the school for the attention of Mrs Bye (Family Support Worker).  Thank you to the parent who shared this information with us.  
Times Tables Rockstars
Mrs Ryan-Roberts (Subject Leader for Mathematics) has made a guide (which has been e-mailed to parents/carers) to let parents/carers know how to help their child access Times Tables Rockstars.  Times Tables Rockstars is an educational website where children may play games that teach them their times tables.
If you need your child's login details, please ask your child's teacher or teaching assistant during the weekly telephone call.  Alternatively, you may e-mail the school via, giving your child's full name and class alongside writing that you are requesting your child's Times Tables Rockstars login details.    
Also, please click here to see the learning links section of our school website that includes links to lots of educational websites designed for children.    
Yours sincerely,
The Administration Team
Hurst Drive Primary School


01992 624099