Newsletter Autumn 11

20th November 2015

Reminders  

Monday:    Choir - 15:15 - 16:30

Tuesday:   Christmas Fair - 15:00 - 17:00   (No Music Club)

 

Attendance

Congratulations 5I for the highest attendance of the week! 1:2M achieved the highest in Key Stage 1. 

 

There has been a high amount of illness amongst the children over the last fortnight, affecting the school`s overall attendance. Whilst we cannot avoid this, we can endeavour to make sure children are in school every day possible!  The school`s annual attendance target set by the government is 96% and we have dropped below this for the first time this year. Let`s work together to ensure we improve this. Here`s how you can help: 

 

  • Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Monday-itis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice, keep them in bed all day giving the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school!

        * However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the house, please bring them into school!

 

  • May we remind parents that we strongly request for all holidays to be taken outside of term time. There have been a number of requests for absence recently which do not meet with the Government’s guidance for ‘exceptional circumstances’ and have therefore been recorded as unauthorised.

 

Thank you for your support in ensuring we make every day matter in your child’s education.

 

    Week Ending 13.11.15

%

 

%

Nursery

93.57

 

 

R:H Miss Hollis

75.71

3C Miss Carter

96.22

R:1W Mrs Wood

 84.00

4L Mr Lodge

97.57

1:2M Miss Mullins

95.33

5I Miss Inman

98.26

1:2:FM Mrs Charles and Mrs Fyffe

94.33

6W Mr Willmott

91.67

Christmas Fair

St Paul`s PTA will be holding the Christmas Fair on Tuesday 24th November from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the school hall.   Bring your children along to see Santa in his Grotto and browse the various Christmas stalls. Try your luck on our Toy Tombola and Mystery Gift Stall, and then enjoy a mince pie or two whilst listening to the choir sing! Get into the spirit of Christmas. It should prove to be a great start to the festive period so come along and tell all your friends and neighbours about it. Your support will be very much appreciated and a good time should be had by all.

 

* Any donations of cakes, buns or home-made biscuits would be greatly appreciated and should be brought into school on the morning of the fair.

 

 

Christmas Dinner

The school Christmas dinner is on Wednesday 2nd December. Children can wear Christmas jumpers with their uniform. Can all children who usually have sandwiches who have ordered a meal please ensure all monies are with the office by Monday 23rd November.

 

The Sounds of Christmas

On Saturday 5th December, Wakefield Hospice and Wrenthorpe St John’s Fund Raising Group presents ‘The Sounds of Christmas’ with Wakefield Metropolitan Band & Alverthorpe St Paul’s School Choir.

 The event will be held at St Paul’s Church at 7.00pm. 

 

*All proceeds are for the Wakefield Hospice and tickets are available from the school office -

Tickets priced £6.00 (adults) and £2.00 (children 5-15 years)

Cheques should be made payable to `Wakefield Hospice`

 

 

 

 

Christine Chell

Headteacher and Designated teacher for Child Protection