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Newsletter - w/c 25/03/19

Dear parent/carer,


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


Easter Raffle Tickets


Raffle tickets are on sale until Friday 29th March 2019, tickets cost £1.00 per strip or 2 tickets for 50p. Your child would have brought a letter home with a slip to fill out, this needs to be put in an envelope with the correct money and given to your child to hand to their class teacher.


To ensure the winning hampers are spectacular, we are asking for each child to donate an Easter egg to the school, no later than Friday 29th March 2019. Again, the Easter egg can be handed to your child’s class teacher.


The draw will take place on Friday 5th of April 2019 in an assembly for the children and we’ll post a picture of the lucky winners who will take their prize/s home that day to enjoy over the Easter holidays!


Good Luck!


Self-Portrait Tea Towel Sale


Monday 25th March, the Friends of Hurst Drive will be on the front playground after school selling tea towels decorated with the children's self-portraits and child-drawn portraits of the school staff - a perfect present for Mothers' Day! 


The tea towels cost £3 each.


Mothers’ Day Sale


On Friday 29th March 2019, the Friends of Hurst Drive have organised a Mothers' Day Sale.


During the school day, each class will have time to visit the hall to purchase a gift or two for their mother, grandmother or any other mothering figure in their life. All gifts cost between £1 and £5 so it's up to you to decide how much money you give your child on this day. Obviously we can't tell you what the gifts are as it needs to be a surprise for you Mums! 


We recommend you put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it, and, for the younger children, ask your child's teacher or teaching assistant to look after the envelope so that it doesn't go missing. 


If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs Lloyd (Safeguarding Coordinator) who is part of the Friends of Hurst Drive. Thank you. 


Healthy Break-Time Snack


The government provide free fruit and vegetables for children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 on a daily basis.


In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, we allow children to bring in some fruit, vegetables and/or a cereal bar as a mid-morning snack.  Children are not allowed to eat crisps, cookies or chocolate bars at break time.  Please know that any child seen with a snack which is not fruit, vegetables or a cereal bar will be told to return it to their packed lunch box or schoolbag.  Some of the most popular choices for a healthy snack in our school include:


  • Red pepper sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Red or green apple
  • An orange cut into quarters
  • Berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries etc.) 


We thank you for supporting your child to make healthy choices.    


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 £12.50 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.


After the Easter half term the office will have a limited supply of envelopes. Please make sure you bring in an envelope with the correct money, your child’s name, class, how much it’s containing and what this is for i.e. Dinner/Trip money. 


End of day collection times


Please note the school day finishes at 3:15 pm. Can we please remind you that your children need to be collected at this time. Can we also please remind you to contact the office during the school day if you have a friend or family member collecting your child who is not on your contact list.


Soon the Governors of Hurst Drive Primary School will introduce a late collection of a child policy to address this issue. Thank you to those parents and carers who always arrange for their child to be collected on time.


After-school Clubs


Please see below for times and dates of all after-school clubs starting and continuing this half term, the clubs highlighted in red are completely full.


Years 1-2 - Gymnastics Club - Mondays - £15.00 for 5 weeks, starting Monday 4th March 2019


Years 1-3 - Pro Direct Boys' Football - Thursdays - £15.00 for 5 weeks, starting Thursday 7th March 2019


Years 4-6 - Pro Direct Boys' Football - Tuesdays - £15.00 for 5 weeks, starting Tuesday 5th March 2019

Years 4-6  - Steel Pans in Motion – Wednesdays - £5.00 per session, finishes 27th March 2019


Years 5-6 - Dodgeball - Tuesdays - £15.00 for 5 weeks, starting Tuesday 5th March 2019


Years 3-6 – Music & Drama – Free - Mondays, finishes 1st April 2019


Years 3-4 - Speedstacks - Mondays - Free for 8 weeks, starting Monday 4th March 2019


Years 3-6 - Box 2 B Fit - Wednesdays - Free for 8 weeks, starting Wednesday 6th March 2019


Reception – Gardening Club – Mondays – Free for 5 weeks, starting Monday 4th March 2019

Reception – Story Club – Mondays – Free for 5 weeks, starting Monday 4th March 2019




Thank you.



Yours sincerely,


The School Office Team