Iver Heath

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February Newsletter                                                    

 

27th February 2019

Dear parents,

As I write it feels like I should be welcoming everyone back for the summer term! However it is of course only the end of February and I have a few important dates to remind you of:

 Tuesday 5th March Pancake Breakfast – come and enjoy a pancake from 8.20-9.00am.

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favourite book character.

Wednesday 13th March – Cake Sale – KS1 children will be selling cakes they have made in school from 2.45pm.

Friday 22nd March – Non-uniform day  for items for the Easter fayre

Saturday 30th March- Easter Fayre -10.00am – 12.00 everyone welcome!

Tuesday 2nd April – Year One Production at 10.00am for parents and younger siblings

Wednesday 3rd April – Year One Production at 10.00am for parents and this performance will be filmed.

Thursday 4th April – Nursery Easter Hat Parade at 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Term and we break up at 1.45pm.

 All these events are planned to be fun and also to raise money for our ‘Dream Big. Read’ project. This project is proving to be very successful and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed so generously so far! You may have noticed that we now have a ‘Money Tree’ outside the office building. This has been designed and created by one of our Reception children, Spencer Alves in Owl Class, and his uncle! I am sure you will agree it is a most wonderful creation and I feel sure it will help us to collect more funds for our project. Please do feel free to donate money into the gold ended branches and then listen to it as it travels down into the trunk!

Unfortunately we have had some of our reading books damaged in the past due to water bottle leakages in book bags. Please can I ask that you are extremely careful with the children’s reading books and reading record etc. Sadly we will have to start charging for the replacement of these items as the school finances no longer allow us to be able to replace them free of charge.

Important esafety information: As you may be aware there has been a lot of talk in the media about the ‘momo challenge’ which is purported to be a highly dangerous and scary viral video which may appear on internet websites such as youtube.  However there appears to be no official evidence of this and the NSPCC and the Samaritans have both dismissed the claims as a hoax. Whether this is a hoax or not it is an important reminder for us all of the necessity of monitoring our children’s use of the internet and of how vital it is to maintain appropriate settings on all internet accessible devices to ensure our children’s security. In order to support parents with this as you know the school provides two safe learning platforms for the children use:

  • Purple Mash for which your child will have their own unique password
  • Discovery Education, a wonderful resource for all curriculum subjects. Our school PTA has bought a subscription for the children to use in school and at home. Please see the login details below. Espresso Login
  • http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
  • Username – student6123
  • Password – dragon

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or to pop into the school office.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Baker 

 

School term and holiday dates 2018-2019

  

 Open on morning of

Close at end of afternoon on

Autumn Term 2018

Thursday 6th September

Friday 19th October 3pm

 

Monday 29th October

Wednesday 19th December 1.45pm

Spring Term 2019

Thursday 3rd  January

Friday 15th  February 3pm

 

Monday 25th  February

Friday 5th April 1.45pm

Summer Term 2019

Wednesday 24th April

Friday 24th  May 3pm

 

Monday 3rd  June

Wednesday 24th  July 1.45pm

 

 In-service training days for teachers Wednesday 5th  September 2018,  Monday 29th October 2018, Wednesday 2nd January 2019, Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 3rd June 2019

Easter: Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April 2019 Early May Bank Holiday:   Monday 6th May 2019

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 27th May 2019

 

Previous Newsletters

January 2019

December 2018

1st November 2018

7th September 2018

July 2018

7.6.2018

 8.2.2018 Ofsted letter

16.5.18 May Newsletter

23.3.18 Easter Newsletter

5.1.18

7.12.17

3.11.17

20.10.17

6.9.2017

 

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