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January 15th Newsletter

 
 
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January 15th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 15 January 2016, 2:58 PM
 

Lunch

As you may know, the government gives a grant each year to schools to enable them to provide free hot meals for our infant pupils.  The amount of money depends on the number of children who stay for a school dinner next Thursday, 21st January.  This is the Spring Census Day when the Department of Education collects data to determine funding for the following financial year.  I would like to maximize our school’s claim for infant meal funding by having all, or as many as possible, of our infant pupils having a hot dinner.  A separate letter for the Unicorns and Pixies is attached and includes a slip to sign and return if you are willing to support the school next week.

 

Lunch on Thursday, 21st Jan, will be chicken korma, rice and naan bread or a jacket potato with a choice of fillings (beans, cheese or tuna).  If any pupils in Key Stage 2, who are currently on packed lunches, would like to try a hot dinner, they cost £2.20 per day to be paid on Monday.

 

 

Inclement Weather

I am sure you will have noticed the drop in temperature last week.  Although no signs yet, there is always the possibility of snow.  If in extreme cases the school did need to close you would receive a text message as soon as a decision had been made.  This information would also be included on our school website, Twitter, both The Bay and Radio Cumbria radio stations and the Evening Mail website.  The decision to close school would never be taken lightly.  If enough staff are able to travel safely into school then we would open as usual.  However, if your own travel arrangements would pose a risk then we would understand your decision for your child not to attend.

 

 

Attendance

On the whole Lindal and Marton Primary School has a very good attendance rate.  However, now that we have completed one full term and are two weeks into the Spring term already, it is time to review the attendance of individual pupils across the school.   Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life.  If your child’s level of absence is of serious concern you will receive a letter advising you about improving attendance.  We understand that absence is often a result of illness which cannot be helped.  Even where this is the case, a letter will still be sent home to persistent absentees because all absence, whether authorised or not is an issue.  We have a duty to ensure that parents understand the impact that poor attendance has on pupil progress, friendships and social interaction.

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements

 

 

English

Mathematics

Dojo (merit)

Pixies

Alexander Smith

Levi Constantini

Molly Satterthwaite

Unicorns

Yasmin Boyde

Henry Ellis

Esmee Pybis

Dragons

Joshua Walker

Imogen Hill

Abigail Darby

Griffins

Dillon Wilson

Lucy Doyle

Jamie Mortlock Jackson

 

 

Diary Dates

Date

Event

19-01-16

Year 5   working with the School Nurse

19-01-16

Phonics   meeting for Year 1 parents, 5pm (details to follow)

29-01-16

Bat and Balls   skills at Dowdales for Year 2, 3:45pm (optional)

05-02-16

Key Steps 1   (Yr 1&2) competition, Dowdales, 9:30-11am

05-02-16

Key Steps   2&3 (Yr 3-6) competition, Dowdales, 1:15-3:30pm

12-02-16

Break up for   Half Term

22-02-16

Back to   school

23-02-16

Yr 5/6 trip   to Forum 28 (Savoyards performance), 7pm

29-02-16

Young Voices   (Choir only)

03-03-16

KS1 trip to   Forum 28, The Gruffalo’s Child, 10:30am

21-03-16

Year 3/4   Residential to Waterpark

21-03-16

Yr 5/6 at   Forum 28 for UDance