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Parent Mail

24th September 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,


I hope you are well.  We have had a wonderful week in school and it has been great to have the opportunity to chat to more of you as the weeks go on.

I have not needed to email regarding Covid in the past week but I am aware that schools around us have cases and that nationally a lot of children are testing positive.  I wanted to thank you all for your support in keeping our school community as safe as possible.  Many parents have accessed PCR tests for their children this week which have all come back negative.  The staff and I are so grateful for your considerate and caring approach as it makes us all feel safer.


As I have mentioned previously, we are developing our collective worship and Tuesday was such a special day for it.  In the morning Rosefinch and Bullfinch learnt and sang with Kate and Sam from St James' and they helped to retell the story of Joseph, it was a lovely assembly.  Chaffinch and Goldfinch waited for an afternoon collective worship on the field, time given for reflection of what we are thankful for.  Beautiful moments of quiet, still, running, smiling and laughing.


On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the FOFSA AGM.  We have such committed parents and governors and it was wonderful to celebrate the fundraising that has taken place over such a difficult time.  Kelly Price, our Chair has now stepped down after 4 years and I know you will join me in thanking her for everything she has done for our school.  She has done a fantastic job and our school has benefitted from all her hard work.  I am delighted to announce that Adele Baker is our new Chair and I look forward to working with her, thank you Adele and all other committee members.


We are ending the week with a busy Friday.  The McMillian coffee morning was a great success and a lovely opportunity for getting together and also for our School Council children to lead.  They looked the part and enjoyed serving the cakes.  Thank you for your support with donations, contributions and for those who came along.  Our cake sale afterschool is always loved by the children and once again I thank you for your support.  Well done and thank you to Mrs Dodds and School Council.


It has been such a long time since we played any competitive matches and today we had 2!  The girls and boys teams both played against St Pauls the girls won 4-2 but the boys lost their match.  Both teams worked incredibly hard and should feel proud of their effort.  The girls have only had 2 training sessions so it is an exciting achievement for them.   Thank you Mr O'Reilly for organising the matches, the children loved the opportunity and look forward to the next.


I want to finish by wishing our Year 6 children and staff a restful weekend ahead of their week away at PGL, Liddington.  I know they are excited and once again Covid adds extra worry along the way but fingers crossed they will all stay well and be able to have a week to remember.


I wish you all a lovely weekend and please remember to contact me if you have any Covid related worries over the weekend.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone