Thank you for supporting our Macmillan Coffee afternoon

October 24, 2018

A BIG THANK YOU Thank you for your donation of £154.60 and being a part of this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. We hope you and your guests enjoyed spending time together over a cup of coffee and some yummy treats. donation reference is: 34440700 http://macmillan.org.uk/coffee

October Newsletter 2018

 

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October Newsletter

Communication in school

 

Communication in School

Dear Parents and Carers

In order to make sure your children’s time with us as productive and positive as possible we know that good communication between home and school is essential.  In order to ensure communication is effective and suits everyone’s needs we have enclosed below information about the different methods of communication we use.

Email

Email as our primary communication tool for sending letters and information home.  Please can you supply the office with an up-to-date e-mail address if we don’t already have one. Any parents who do not have access to email are provided with a paper copy of letters and information, however we would very much encourage you to sign up for email if you are able as it is the most secure and efficient method of communicating. You can email us at parents@parkheadprimary.org, or you can click on the ‘Contact us’ link on the website.

 

Text

We aim to always text short reminders or short important and urgent announcements/information to parents by text as well as email. Our text messaging number is: 01915800385 if you want to text us. If you change your mobile telephone number, please let the school office know straight away. It is vital for emergencies to have up to date contact details.

 

Newsletter

This year we will be producing a monthly newsletter to keep parents informed about school life. This will be emailed to parents. Those parents who do have not registered an email address will get a paper copy via their child.

 

Marvellous Me!

Marvellous Me! is an excellent way for you to find out what your children are learning about each week in school.  Currently about 90% of our children have at least one parent signed up for it and we would love the other 10% to get involved. If you are not signed up to Marvellous Me! please speak to Mrs Hawthorn who will pass the information onto you. Remember a child can have more than one adult signed up to receive messages.

 

Twitter

We post regular photographs about the children’s learning, events in school and educational visits on twitter. Our school twitter account is @parkhead and the feed can also be viewed on our website www.parkheadprimary.org .

 

Who to speak to?

We understand the importance of face to face conversations and we have the following options open to parents to try and make communication as simple as possible.

 Support staff/Teaching Assistants on door in morning

In the morning teachers are responsible for classes and we want to make sure that the children’s start to the day is as calm and positive as possible. To ensure that simple messages and notes for school from parents, get passed to the correct staff, we have support staff on each door in the morning.  Any messages they receive are then passed on to class teachers, the school office or members of the leadership team. If you feel that you would like to speak to the class teacher directly this will be passed on and an appointment arranged. If the matter is urgent, please come to the school office where we can arrange for you to speak to someone.

The school office

Mrs Hawthorn is the main point of contact in the school office. The office is situated at the front of the Key Stage 2 building. Mrs Lane is also available during the morning to assist. The office staff can help you with our lunch shop system, payments, uniform, consent forms, medical forms and general school enquiries. Mrs Hawthorn will be able to make an appointment for you with the class teacher or another member of staff if required.

Class teacher

Your first port of call with any queries, concerns or information that might be having an impact on your child would be the class teacher. They will be happy to make an appointment to speak to you if you have any worries or concerns. We find that most issues can be resolved after discussion with the class teacher. If your child has two teachers during the week any messages will be passed on to all the relevant staff.

Key Stage Leaders

If you feel that after speaking to the teacher, you wish to speak to someone else please arrange an appointment to speak to the Key Stage leaders.

  • Ø  Mrs. Moffatt – Early Years
  • Ø  Mrs. Leach – Y1 and Y2
  • Ø  Mrs. Miller – Y3 and Y4
  • Ø  Mr. Bee – Y5 and Y6

Head teacher and Deputy Head Teacher

If you wish to speak to either myself or Mrs. Leach we will be more than happy to meet with you. Please contact us through the school office. We will endeavour to contact you or meet with you as soon as possible.

Business Manager

Miss Tulip can be contacted directly on 01914334150. If you would like to discuss any non-curriculum matters such as; pupil attendance, health and safety, school visits, breakfast and after school club or our nursery services in more detail.

 

We are always open to hearing your suggestions. If you have any ideas or feedback on ways to further improve our communication, please let us know.

Mrs Bailey

Head Teacher

 

 

Our charity bootcamp raised £749.56!

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

As a result of the boot camp at school on Saturday we have raised a whopping £749.56!

 

Our defibrillator has arrived in school today! The money has enabled us to not only purchase the defibrillator, but to get all of the staff trained and order replacement pads for next year.

 

Thank you to all of the parents and families for your support, not only attending the boot camp but for your kind donations.

 

Extra special thanks to Lois from LG Fitness who ran the boot camp free of charge for our school, Northumbria police, PC Emma Bowman who helped organise it and particularly to one of our parents Laura, who had the fantastic idea to get this all off the ground.

 

Thank you everyone for helping to get this vital lifesaving equipment in our school. See our photographs on twitter @ParkheadSchool!

Kind Regards,

Mandy Tulip

Business Manager

 

Autumn 2018 - Dates for the diary

 

Date Who Activity
HALF TERM HOLIDAYS ALL 22ND – 26TH October
Tuesday 30th October 2018 KS2 Halloween Disco 3.30pm -4.30pm
Tuesday 30th October 2018 KS1 Halloween Disco 1.30pm -2.30pm
Friday 2nd November 2018 Year 3 and 4 Visit to Sunderland winter gardens – rainforest explorers animal workshop
12th-16th November  2018 ALL Anti- bullying week
Wednesday 14th November 2018 PARENTS Pm Anti bullying event for parents
Friday 16th November 2018 ALL Children in Need day (Details to follow)
Tuesday 20th November 2018 Year 5 Blitzed – world war 2 workshop – Discovery Museum
Wednesday 21st November 2018 ALL Parents evening
Monday 26th November 2018 KS2 choir club Angels of the North concert at The Sage
Wednesday 28th November 2018 ALL Parents evening
Wednesday 5th December EYFS Parents Christmas Crafts 9.30am and 1.30pm
Thursday 6th December 2018 ALL Parent Christmas craft event 3.20pm – 4.30pm (No homework club)
Monday 10th December 2018 KS2 Christmas Performance 2.15pm
Tuesday 11th December 2018 KS2 Christmas Performance 9.30am
Wednesday 12th December 2018 ALL School Christmas dinner
Thursday 13th December 2018 KS1 Christmas Performance 9.30am
Thursday 13th December 2018 KS1 Christmas Performance 2.15pm
Monday 17th December 2018 Early Years Christmas Party 1.30pm
Monday 17th December 2018 Year 5 and 6 Christmas Party 1.30pm
Tuesday 18th December 2018 Early Years Nativity Play 9.30am and 2.30pm
Wednesday 19th December 2018 KS1 and 3 / 4 pupils Christmas Party – 1.30pm
Thursday 20th December 2018 KS1 Carols around the tree 2.30pm
 Friday 21st December 2018 ALL LAST DAY OF TERM (Non Uniform day)

Dates for the Spring Term 2018

February 9, 2018

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY SPRING TERM 2018

DATE WHO WHAT
19th February Year 6 Finger printing project with Thorp academy
23rd February Year 5 Cycle training starts each Friday
23rd February Year 6 Go to Thorp to complete their printing project
26th February Whole school Book week
26th February Whole school Parents evening 3.30pm – 6pm
28th February Year 6 Printing project at Thorp Academy
1st March All Parents World Book day breakfast
5th March Parents of Class 2KL Family assembly 2.30pm
7th March KS1 children Multi sport at Gateshead leisure centre
8th March Year 6 Shipley Art Gallery visit
9th March Class 4F parents Family assembly 2.30pm
12th March All children Science and Engineering week
15th March Year 3 children Visit to Live Theatre and the Baltic art gallery
20th March Dance club children Performing at the Sage Gateshead 2pm – 4pm
27th March Whole school Charlotte’s Web – whole school performance
21ST March Year 5 Visit to the Hancock Museum
28th March KS1 children and parents Church service at St Pauls 11am 
28th March Early years children and parents Easter crafts 9.30am and 1.30pm
29th March Y 3 / 4 parents and children Easter Production 9.30am
30th March GOOD FRIDAY SCHOOL CLOSED
16TH March BACK TO SCHOOL START OF SUMMER TERM