September 23rd Newsletter

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September 23rd Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Sunday, 25 September 2016, 10:05 AM


We hope that none of our parents were inconvenienced by the roadworks this week.  Unfortunately we were unable to give you prior notice as school were not made aware that the work was going to be carried out and were only informed by parents on Wednesday afternoon after they had seen notices left on cars.


On the subject of parking, can I please remind you that cars should not be parked where they will block residents’ driveways and the car parking area belonging to School Terrace should not be used as a turning point as this could endanger children and adults.  Thank you for your support.


Wizard of Oz

We are super excited to be going to see Wizard of Oz on Thursday evening this week.  The invite was open to parents and pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 and we have 45 joining us in total.  There will be an additional 10 staff members attending to enjoy the performance and help supervise the children.  School will hang on to the tickets of the children who are attending without an adult but, those families who requested additional tickets for adults, should look out for them on Monday as they will be sent home with children at the end of the day.


We will be meeting outside the Coronation Hall on Thursday at 6:40pm.  The performance begins at 7pm.  Children should be collected at 10pm as the performance lasts for 2 hours and 50 minutes, with the interval included. 


Friends of LAMPS

Thank you to those parents who attended the Friends AGM this Monday. It was a very productive meeting with lots of different items discussed.  I am pleased to say that the structure of the association will remain the same for another year with Mrs Jane Smith as chairperson, Mrs Sarah Slater as secretary and Mrs Diane Hughes as treasurer and I would personally like to thank all three for their continued dedication and hard work. 


Friends have agreed to continue to contribute to the swimming bus which we are very grateful for as it keeps the cost down for our parents.  In addition to purchasing music resources, Friends have also agreed to invest in some more Ipads and maths equipment which will help us deliver our new maths curriculum more effectively.


The Friends are keen to ensure that as well as fundraising for practical equipment and contributing to activities that enhance our curriculum, it is just as important to reward our pupils. This year, a proportion of your fundraising efforts will be spent on a whole school trip to Blackpool to watch this year’s pantomime which is Aladdin.  The trip would usually cost approximately £20 but Friends have agreed to pay for the performance ticket meaning only a £5 cost for travel to our parents. More details will be provided nearer the time.


School Games Mark Award – GOLD

I am very pleased to tell you that we have been awarded GOLD for the second year running for our achievement in sport and school games.  The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the whole school and in the community.  I would like to thank all staff, especially Miss Hair, and all parents who have helped to organise and support events which has made this achievement possible.



Midday Supervisor

Unfortunately Mrs Slater will be retiring from her post as Midday Supervisor from October 21st.  We will be advertising her position with the Cumbria County Council, however, if you are interested or know someone else who may be suitable, then please feel free to contact me for more information.  Mrs Slater has worked at the school for a number of years and is adored by our pupils so we will be very sad to see her go.  However, like all our retired staff who are as equally attached to the school, Mrs Slater will continue her role with the Breakfast and After-School Club so she will still be as much involved as she ever was.



A fantastic well done to our Year 5 and 6 pupils who all completed either their level 1, 2 or 3 Bikeability certificate this week.  Charley from Cyclewise reported that the children were a ‘fab bunch’ and he has really enjoyed his week with them.  He does advise parents though that the children have passed on these quieter village roads so will continue to need practice if riding further afield.


Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time.





Wizard of Oz,   6:40pm meet at Ulv, Coronation Hall


Harvest   Afternoon Tea (grandparents only)


Harvest   Festival, Lindal Church, 1:30pm


Scholastic   Book Fayre


Finish for   Half Term



Return to   school


Blackpool   Trip, Panto


Finish for   Christmas Break