Friday, 22 March 2019

Weekly Newsletter 22nd March 2019

Dear Parents,

Great news! At last our nursery is finished and staff have been busy this week moving resources and furniture in preparation for Monday, when the children will be moving back in. Whilst we acknowledge that there has been some disruption over the last few months, having seen the final result, it was all worthwhile as we now have a fantastic space for our youngest children to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming nursery parents next Friday at 10:30am for the grand opening.

Please can I remind you that school finishes at 3:00pm for KS1 and EYFS and 3:10pm for KS2.
We have an increasing number of children being collected late which is causing congestion in our reception area, for this reason parents arriving late will in future need to go to their children’s classroom for collection. It is your responsibility to collect your child on time and I need to advise you that we will be involving outside agencies for those children whose parents are persistently late collecting them.

Once again the LFPA are selling items in school for the pupils to purchase for Mother’s Day. The children should have brought order forms home this week, but more information is available on the blog/facebook if you need it.

Parent evenings-Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April
I have now put a link on the blog on facebook for parents to make appointments for the forthcoming Parents evenings. Please ensure you have put in your request by Wednesday 3rd April and staff will get back to you by Friday 5th with confirmation of appointment times.

Diary Dates

Monday 25th March -Start of the Big Pedal week when pupils are encouraged to cycle/scoot to school. After school some of our year 5 musicians will be attending a session at St Paul’s Way trust.

Tuesday 26th March- Year 3 parents are invited into school between 14:30 and 15:00 for a reading afternoon.

Wednesday 27th March-there will be a Forest School session for some of our year 3 children in the afternoon.

Friday 29th March- Reception parents are invited to come into school between 8:30 and 9:00 for reading sessions in the classrooms and then join us for a stay and play sessions in the KS1 hall. During the afternoon some of our older pupils will be representing Mead at the Count On Us Competition in London. Nursery parents/careers are invited into school for the grand opening of our new nursery at 10:30am.


Monday 8th April and Tuesday 9th April -15:30-18:00 -Parents Evenings
Friday 12th April -last day of Spring Term
Monday 15th April- Friday 26th April -Easter Holidays
Monday 29th April-Inset Day-School closed
Tuesday 30th April- Pupils come back to school

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 25th March is week 1 on the Havering Catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

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.

Attendance Update

Year 5&6 Argentina 96.1%
Year 3&4 Greece 95.8%
KS1 Australia 95.3%
Overall 94%

Well done to Argentina class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 96.1% . Greece had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 95.8% and Australia had the highest attendance in KS1 at 95.3%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was still disappointing at only 94% which is well below our target!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith