July 14th Newsletter

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July 14th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:35 PM

This will be my last newsletter for this academic year so I would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge and heart felt thank you for the fantastic support you give the school and your children on a daily basis.  We have much to be thankful for: your help providing transport to trips and events, the many and generous donations made to Friends and any charities we support, the volunteers and our governors who give up so much of their precious time, those that have given advice regarding building work and the garden and for all of our fabulous parents who continue to support all we do and constantly encourage the children to work hard and do their best.  I would also like to say a special thank you to Mr Wilson who once again made it possible for us to use Glaxo Sports Club for our Summer Fun Day.  What an amazing way to end the school year!


Summer Building Work

There will be building work happening in school for the duration of the summer holidays.  The school is to be completely re-wired and we are also in the process of finalizing arrangements for the toilets to be refurbished.  Because every area of school will be worked in, we need to box everything up and take down everything from the walls.  There will be large storage containers delivered Tuesday and they are to be placed on the playground to store books and resources.  I have asked for this to be done outside of school drop off/pick up times but offer apologies to any residents who will be affected by this, if only for the short time it will take.


Due to the mammoth task of packing up a school, formal lessons will be minimal next week and the children will be playing games and doing outdoor activities wherever possible.  There may be days when the children can bring in a DVD or toy and teachers will use Dojo to communicate this.  We hope you understand and agree that this is preferable to having to finish the term early.


Leaver’s Assembly

Sadly we say goodbye next week to 7 amazing Year 6 pupils.  We will be marking the occasion with a special Leaver’s Assembly which Year 6 parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.  The assembly will begin at 1:30pm; parents and grandparents of those children are welcome to arrive from 1:15pm.


Friends of LAMPS

The final meeting of the year was held last Monday and it was amazing to hear just how much has been raised.  The children have benefitted enormously from your contributions.  We have significantly improved our music provision, the younger pupils now have bikes and trikes, we have been able to increase the number of school trips, buy much needed Maths equipment for each class and Class 1 and Class 2 will have new furniture next year.  There will also be new cooking equipment and art resources too!  The list goes on!  We have so much to be grateful for so would like to say a huge thank you to Jane Smith and all other members of the PTA for your continued commitment to the school. 


Packed Lunch Policy

From September we will be introducing a ‘Packed Lunch Policy’ as we would like to become a NUT FREE SCHOOL.  We have a child coming to us with a severe nut allergy and as Dolce (our food provider) are already a nut free company, we only need to ask our parents to ensure nuts are not included in packed lunches in order to become a nut free school.  We really appreciate your support in this matter and trust that you will understand we want to ensure the safety of all our pupils.


Last Day Arrangements

We finish for the summer break next Thursday at the usual time of 3:15pm.  There will be no extra-curricular clubs that day but clubs will be as normal for the rest of the week.  We have decided that the children can come into school in non-uniform on the last day.  We will also collect any donations of old uniform that you wish to give.  With any donations given we may take some for ‘spares’, contribute some to Lindal Pre-School’s clothes bin and then donate the rest to St Mary’s Hospice who have advertised that they will be raising money through old school uniform donations.


Positive feedback

I received a telephone call this week from a resident who lives on Ulverston Road.  She took the time to ring and compliment a group of our pupils for their manners when they passed her when heading to the field.  We have also had a very generous donation from a parent to thank the school for all we do.  The donation has been given towards enrichment activities so we have used it to book a Lego themed team building workshop for all our pupils next term.  The children love Lego and team building is a perfect way to start a new term with new classmates.  We are all excited for the workshop and would like to express our appreciation to the person who has made it possible and also their kind words.



Coniston Corporate now has the full uniform listed on their online shop and available to buy.  Orders must be made before August 7th to ensure deliver before the start of term.


Extra-Curricular Clubs

The extra-curricular clubs timetable will change for next term. I have uploaded the new timetable to the website to help you plan childcare.  A letter and timetable with permission slip will be sent home in the first week with the clubs due to start from Monday 11th September.


The children return on Monday 4th September.  Doors will be open from 8:40am.