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Newsletter 23rd March 2017

Thursday March 23rd 2017

 

Dear Parent or Carer,

 

Attendance

The Winning Classes are:–Miss Davies’ Year 2 and Mrs Phillips/ Mrs Taylor’s – Your Classes have won the most Golden Tickets for attendance. Bad luck Miss Guppy’s Class you just missed out by 0.3%. Better luck next week!

 

R

R/1

1

2D

2W

3

3/4

4/5

5/6

6

95

90

94.3

98

97

96.5

93.2

98

97.7

97

Attendance for many classes is still a cause for concern. We are currently 94.5% but this is still below our target of 95%.

 

Comic Relief Red Nose Day

The School Council are organising a ‘Mad Hair Day’ on Friday 24th March in aid of Comic Relief. You will need to pay £1 to have Mad Hair for the day.

 

Social Media

We have noticed that some of our children have been using social media unsupervised and have caused upset to other children by posting unkind comments – parents need to be aware that the recommended age for young people to have and use a social media account, is 13 years of age. Children need to know how to keep themselves safe on line and have the emotional maturity and resilience to manage all kinds of communications, positive and negative. Keep your child safe by supervising their online activity, at all times.

 

Abergavenny Eisteddfod

I am delighted that the following pupils have won prizes in the Abergavenny Town Councils Art and Literature Competitions:

Y5/ 6 Art – 1 st Jessica Withey

Y5/6 Model – 1st Jessica Whithey

Y1/2 Model – 1st Yasmine Ruck

                     2nd Tiahnee Thomas

 

 Prizes will be awarded at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod on Saturday March 25th

between 11:45am – 12pm.

School Meals

School meals will be increasing in price from April 1st by 10p to £2.10 per day/ £10.50 per week. This will be the last week of this term. School meals must be paid for in advance at the beginning of the week. They can be paid at the office or sent to school in an envelope marked with your child’s name, class and the days you wish them to take a school meal.

Lunch menus and information about free school meals entitlement can be found on Monmouthshire County Council’s website.

 

Parent Meetings

Miss Barry is holding parent consultations for Y2 on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Parents should all have received their appointment times.

 

PTFA

You can follow the PTFA on Face Book. The PTFA are looking for a secretary to take minutes at meetings – if you can help please speak to Danielle Farrington.

The PTFA will be running an art day at school for Key Stage 2 on 4th and 5th April. They need families to donate ceramics (china cups, plates, bowls, etc. to be used for mosaics), Lego, bottle tops and plastic letter magnets.

 

The PTFA Chocolate Bingo will be hosted at school on Friday March 31st at 6pm. This is a fun evening for all the family with hot dogs and refreshments for sale.

 

Golden Rules

We are learning about the second of our four Golden Rules, ‘We are kind and gentle’. Children will be able to earn ‘Golden Tickets’ for following this rule and the rule of ‘Looking after property’.

 

Golden Rule

  • We are honest – we don’t cover up the truth
  • We are kind and gentle – we don’t hurt  others and we don’t hurt their feelings
  • We listen and work hard – we don’t interrupt and we don’t waste our own or others’ time
  • We look after property – we don’t waste or damage things.

 

Dates for your diary:

 

  • Class Y5 and Y5/6 One Planet Centre March 23rd March 2017

  • Abergavenny Eisteddfod Saturday March 25th 2017

  • Year 1 visit to Tesco March 28th 2017

  • PTFA Chocolate Bingo Friday March 31st 2017

  • Mrs Taylor and Mrs Phillips’s Class lead the Easter Service –Friday April 7th 2017

  • Break up Friday April 7th 2017

  • Easter Holidays – Monday April 10th – Friday April 21st 2017