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Newsletter - w/c 09/12/19

Dear parent/carer,


Please find attached the weekly e-mail newsletter containing important information.  


After-School Clubs


Please note that there will be no after-school clubs or after-school tuition with teachers in the last week of term - the week commencing 16/12/19.  Please also note that there will be no wraparound care on the final day of term which is Friday 20th December 2019 as all children will need to be collected at 1:45pm.  


Using the SchoolGateway app, you will now be able to book your child's place at any available after-school clubs for the spring term as well as booking your child's place/s at Breakfast Club or Wraparound Care.  


Please click here to see which clubs are available and use the SchoolGateway app to book your child's place.  Because parents/carers asked for it in the survey, we have introduced two after-school reading clubs, a homework club and we are in talks with an outside provider to run a Spanish club for KS2 and a glockenspiel club for KS2 - as soon as the outsider provider has confirmed, we will add these clubs to the SchoolGateway app as well.  Remember, there will be a charge for these clubs which parents/carers said they would be happy to pay in the survey. 


Apart from Breakfast Club and Wraparound Care which start on Tuesday 7th January 2020, all other clubs start in the week commencing Monday 13th January 2020.   


Nasal Flu Vaccination - Monday 9th December 2019


If you completed the paperwork, your child will be vaccinated against the flu on Monday.  


Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019


If your child brings in £1 for the charity Save the Children, he/she may wear a Christmas jumper instead of their school jumper/cardigan on Friday 13th December 2019.  The rest of their clothing should be normal school uniform (e.g. charcoal grey trousers or skirt, black smart shoes etc.).  Thank you.  


Years 1 & 2 Christmas Production


Years 1 and 2 have been working hard, rehearsing for their Christmas production of 'Everyone Loves a Baby' and they are excited to perform it for parents and carers.

On Tuesday 17th December 2019, from 2:00-3:00pm, parents/carers of children in Ash Class and Beech Class will be able to book tickets to watch the play.

On Thursday 19th December 2019, from 2:00-3:00pm, parents/carers of children in Chestnut Class and Walnut Class will be able to book tickets to watch the play.

To make sure we can fit all the parents/carers in the hall, tickets will be restricted to 2 tickets per child.

You will be able to book tickets via a link on under the parents tab from Friday 6th December 2019 at 6pm.


Reception Christmas Craft Workshop


On Wednesday, we will be hosting a Christmas craft activity workshop for Reception parents. There will be the chance to make your own wrapping paper, cards and decorations! Please report to the school office at 2pm if you would like to join us. 


Reception Christmas Concert - Friday 20th December 2019


On Friday 20th December 2019 at 9:00am, the children in Reception will be putting on a concert of Christmas-themed songs for parents and carers.  There is no need to book a ticket.  The children have been given costume advice; if a parent/carer is unsure of what their children should be wearing, please speak to Miss Benson or Miss Ertac. 


Wraparound Care - January 2020


Please note, in line with our Wraparound Childcare Policy, we are giving parents/carers one month's notice of a change.


The maximum number of children we will take for Wraparound Care will be 12 children starting Tuesday 7th January 2020.  If you need to secure your booking, please do so as soon as possible.  If you want more definite childcare, please click here to find a local childminder. 


You will be able to book your child a place in wraparound on the School Gateway on Thursday 19th December 2019 from 4:30pm.


Dinner Money


Just a quick reminder that dinner money needs to be paid in advance on a Monday. Our preferred method of payment is on School Gateway. If you are unable to pay on the School Gateway, please come into the office with the correct money in an envelope. The weekly cost of school dinners is £13.00 for five meals.

If you receive a dinner debt letter, please make sure this is cleared straight away to avoid your child having to bring in a packed lunch until the debt is cleared. Unpaid dinner debts could result in the cost of the school dinner charge being increased in the future which would be unfair for those parents/carers who always pay on time.



Yours sincerely,

The School Office Team

Hurst Drive Primary School 

01992 624099