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Newsletter - w/c 10/02/2020

Dear parent/carer,


Please find below the weekly newsletter containing important information.


Sunken Trampolines


Thanks to a donation from The Friends of Hurst Drive and a parent of a child in Year 3, along with some funding from the government, we will be having two sunken trampolines installed during the February half term ready for the children to use at break- and lunchtime from Monday 24th February 2020 onward.



Attendance Prize


Next week all children will collect a star for every day they attend school to put on their competition entry card. Then on Friday 14th February 2020, our computer system will randomly select 14 children to attend an indoor play centre with Mrs Lloyd, Miss Bracken and Mrs Chanter.  The more stars your child collects next week, the more likely they are to be chosen.  If your child is chosen, we will telephone early on the Friday morning to let you know and to seek your verbal consent for your child to attend this trip. The children will be back to eat their school dinner or packed lunch in school so there is no need for parents/carers to worry about lunch arrangements on that day.  



Friends of Hurst Drive's Valentines Disco - Thursday 13th February 2020


Just a reminder that The Friends of Hurst Drive have organised a Valentines Disco on Thursday 13th February 2020.  


The disco for Years 1-3 will be in the hall from 3:15-4:30pm.


The disco for Years 4-6 will be in the hall from 4:45-6:00pm.  


Tickets cost £5. Please make sure you've purchased a ticket from the School Office by Monday 10th February 2020 at the very latest. This allows the Friends of Hurst Drive to purchase the right amount of food and drink for the children.  


On Thursday 13th February 2020, all children should come to school in their school uniform.  


Children in Reception should come to school in their school uniform but bring a bag of party clothes to change into as they will have a party in the afternoon before being collected at 3:15pm.


If your child in Year 1, 2 or 3 is attending the disco, please send them to school in their school uniform and a bag containing their party clothes and shoes which they'll change into in the classroom before the disco begins.  When you collect your child, be sure to check they have the bag containing their uniform with them. 


There is no need for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to bring a bag of party clothes as their disco doesn't start till later so they will have plenty of time to go home to change before returning to school.     



Non-school Uniform Day - Friday 14th February 2020


To help raise money for a local boy with a terminal illness, we are holding a non-school uniform day on Friday 14th February 2020.  Please give your child £1 (or whatever you can afford) and we will put this money towards this charitable cause.  



Weekly Attendance


The whole school attendance for the week beginning 3rd February is 96.6%



Beech                      94.9%

Sycamore                100%

Chestnut                  94.2%

Walnut                     97.7%
Willow                      95.6%

Ash                          91.1%



Cherry                      91.9%

Apple                        99.1%

Hawthorn                  98.3%

Cedar                        94.3%

Oak                           99.6%

Pear                          97.7%

Elm                            98.7%

Mulberry                    98.2%

Birch                          96.8%


Congratulations to Sycamore and Apple class for having the best attendance (the largest number of children with 100% attendance for the week) and will be able to choose their free time activity. 



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. There are two options you can either pay £2.60 for a single meal or a weekly cost of £13.00 for five meals. If you are unable to pay on the School Gateway, please come into the office with the correct money in an envelope.

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