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May 8th Newsletter

 
 
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May 8th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 6:19 PM
 
Recruitment Update We have had a very busy week in school preparing for the class teacher interviews. Class 2 worked unbelievably hard for each candidate teaching their lesson. The school council did a fabulous job of grilling them with their questions to find out if they were the type of teacher that would fit into our school. I can tell you that all the candidates performed exceptionally well and I am confident that those who will be offered a position will make excellent additions to our team. Once the offers have been accepted and governors have been informed, I will write to you with the news of who our new class teachers are and where they will be teaching. Computers We were very excited to receive a delivery of computer hardware this week! The server will be installed the week commencing 18th May (whilst KS2 children are on residential) and then we should be up and running with our new laptops and ipads soon after. This is a very exciting for both staff and children. The difference that these upgrades will make to teaching and learning will be remarkable and it is all down to you and the fantastic fundraising efforts from Friends of LAMPS. SATS Next week will be a very important time for our Year 6 pupils as they will be completing the end of Key Stage 2 standardized assessment tests (SATS). It will mean some alteration to the usual timetable as the hall will be occupied by them each morning so assemblies will be affected and break times will coincide with when the assessments finish. I am sure you will join me in wishing our year 6 children the best of luck in achieving everything that their hard work deserves. Parking I have had concerns shared this week by both staff and residents about the number of parents turning in the parking area for School Terrace. I cannot emphasize enough how dangerous this is especially during the drop off time when there are so many children around. Please make the effort to drive up the hill and turn at the junction to ensure that our children arrive safely into school. Nepal I have been asked by some members of the school council if we can raise some money to help those affected by the recent Nepal earthquake. The staff have suggested a non-uniform day on Friday 15th May and parents can make a donation if they wish. K2B/C2B Good luck to all runners/walkers who have signed up to do the Keswick/Coniston to Barrow this weekend. We have Anya and Max in year 6 taking part and Blossom in year 5. All staff and students will be marshalling the Coniston start so we will be there to cheer them off. I would like to especially wish good luck to Mr Barnes who will be doing the K2B for the 29th time. Mr Barnes very kindly nominates the school as his charity and we have benefitted from this donation for a number of years. If you haven’t already and you wish to support him, please do sign his sponsor form which is pinned to the notice board in the entrance hall. Diary Dates Mon, 11th May: SATs Week Fri, 15th May: Non Uniform Day to fundraise for Nepal Sat, 16th May: Plant Sale Mon, 18th May: KS2 Residential trip to Winmarleigh Hall Mon, 18th May: ICT Install – emails may not be accessible Wed, 3rd June: Ulverston Voices – Choir Tues, 2nd June: Football Competition – more details to follow Fri, 5th June: Fun Run Mon, 8th June: Friends of LAMPS meeting, 7:30pm Diary dates will be added to each. If needed, more information will be given regarding specific events nearer the time. Birthdays Happy birthday to Danny Maddox who celebrated his 6th birthday on Tuesday and Sam Jessett who will be 9 tomorrow. Many happy returns to you both. Weekly Achievements Mrs Smith found it impossible to award individual certificates this week as she said all her class has worked extremely hard in every area so we gave them commendation praised them all during assembly. Maths Awards: Maia Hughes Seth Turner Charlie Ann Thompson Writing Awards: Evie Parton George Hughes Merit Awards: Scott Bousie Evie Jessett Well done children, keep up the good work