I think we can all agree that winter has definitely arrived this week. I do not think that it has been this cold for years! What has amazed me is that some of the children think that they can dress like it is summer and they will be okay. Can you please ensure that all your children have additional clothing to wear in PE (such as a tracksuit) and that they come to school with a coat. In extreme conditions, if we think it is necessary, we do cut down the amount of time children spend outside but they will always spend some time in the playground so they do need some form of outdoor clothing in winter.
Excitement for Christmas is growing in school and this has accelerated today because everyone is not wearing uniform and have brought in wine and chocolate for the Christmas Café next Thursday. I would like to thank everyone for their donations because they all help make our school events successful. May I also remind you that if you have not sent in your item for the Christmas hampers that you do by Monday so that the people assembling the hampers have plenty of time to do so. I know that the PTA are still looking for help to run the event so if you can spare an hour next Thursday let you class rep know or put a slip into the PTA box which is in reception.
Unfortunately, I have had a complaint about parking this week. Apparently, some parents are parking their cars in front of residents’ drives and this is blocking their entry and exit to their properties which is against the law. If residents inform the police about this the police have the right to issue parking fines. I have not had a complaint about parking for a while so l hope that this is just a small incident that will not occur again.
It is going to get a little warmer over the weekend which will be nice. However, one of the advantages about it being really cold is that it kills off a lot of germs which is a good thing as we have had a lot of illness in school recently. May I take this opportunity to remind you that if you child is unwell with sickness they need to stay away from school for 48hours after their last bout of sickness. Eg. if your child id sick on a Tuesday the earliest they should return to school is Thursday. If everyone follows this process we can prevent the spread of illness in school.
Enjoy your weekend. I hope to see many of you at our Christmas Café on Thursday which runs from 3.00pm – 6.00pm.