Friday, 6 March 2020

Weekly Newsletter-March 6th 2020

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Headteacher: Mrs L Smith

6th March 2020

Dear Parents,
We hope the children enjoyed World Book Day.They certainly looked wonderful in their costumes.

Thank you for all your hard work in preparing them for the day.In school we had a really good day

and the children celebrated the joy of books.

Thank you to the parents that supported our Dementia coffee morning.We really appreciate you taking the time to support us.

Can we please remind you that if your child is going to be absent from school you should

contact the school .Staff are spending a lot of their time calling to enquire why children are absent.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

We would like to reassure you that we are closely following the coronavirus guidelines for schools.

We have spoken to all children across the school about the importance of good hand washing and

the guidelines clearly state that schools should remain open.We will continue to monitor the situation

and keep you updated on any changes that may occur.

Please can we remind you that Mead school is a smoke free area.We have had some complaints

about parents smoking inside the school gate.

Please ensure that you are driving and parking with care outside of the school gates, we want to

make sure that all of our children and families stay safe. Please do not park on the yellow lines

or across people’s drives.
Thank You!

Shared mailboxes and communication

Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and

can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

Diary Dates

This week is Careers week and Science week.Children will be taking part in a range of activities

around these themes.

Monday - Barbados class are visiting Waterstones book shop in Romford to spend their voucher.

Tuesday - St Lucia class are visiting Waterstones book shop in Romford to spend their voucher.

Wednesday-. Jamaica class are visiting Waterstones book shop in Romford

Year 3 pupils are attending forest school.

Thursday-Sports relief mile run

12-3 Girls football comp

Friday-Science Roadshow

INSET Dates for 2019-20

Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.

INSET day 1- 4th September

INSET day 2- 3rd April

INSET day 3- 20th July

INSET day 4-21st July

INSET day 5- 22nd July

Please note that the final day of the summer term for pupils will be on Friday 17th July, 2020.

Term Dates 2019-20

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning Monday 2nd March is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are

served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25.

Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose

accounts exceed a debt of £10.

Havering catering Service now provides a breakfast club for Mead pupils. For £1.50 your child can have

a bacon or sausage sandwich or beans on toast or cereal or toast or fresh fruit or yoghurt plus a drink.

We will also have speciality days when other items such as pancakes and muffins will be available.

In order for you to book a place you will need to deposit the money in advance in your Squid account.

Please do not send your child to school to attend breakfast club if there are no funds in your account as they

will not be admitted.

A message from Havering Catering Service

We would like to reassure parents whose child may have a Dairy Allergy or Intolerance that the

School Kitchen only uses Dairy Free Sunflower Spread at Breakfast Club and Lunch time.

Key Diary Dates for this term

Monday 23rd March

Last swimming session this half term

Monday 30th/Tuesday31st March

Parent afternoon/evenings

Friday 3rd April

Inset Day-school closed

Monday 6th-Friday 17th April

Easter holidays-School closed

Monday 20th April

Back to school

Attendance Update

Well done to U.S.A class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 96.9% .Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 96.3% and Egypt had the highest attendance in KS1 at 96.6% Well done to them!

The overall attendance was disappointing at only 93.5% which is well below our target!.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith