Latest Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Staffing
After 8 years at Ravensmead Mrs Hall is leaving us on Friday. Mrs Hall has been successful in gaining a new position at a Special school to further her career. We wish Mrs Hall all the best with her new position, she will be missed! I would like to express my thanks to Mrs Hall for all of her work and dedication to helping our children at Ravensmead. Your new school is very lucky to have you as part of their team.

Uniform
Please can I ask that you ensure that all pieces of uniform are clearly labelled, so that if lost it can be returned quickly. A polite reminder that black school shoes are to be worn. All children should have a PE kit in school ready for their PE Lessons. On FAB Friday we do ask that the children wear their colour team top and joggers, no football shirts. Lots of children already have the school colour team top which is supplied by SMART Uniform in Newcastle.

Numberthon
Thank you to everyone who collected Numberthon money this year. We have raised £2598. The money will be used to support the subsidy of visits and visitors during the year.

Packed Lunches/Snack Money/Swimming Kits/ Musical Instruments
Please can I ask that children are supported in remembering their things for school, for example packed lunches, snack money. We have had a lot of things brought into school late recently, which means there are disruptions to the school day. We will be reminding the children; especially the older children that they need to take some responsibility in remembering their things for school.

Christmas Fayre
Don’t forget it’s our Christmas Fayre on Friday 29th November. Lots of activities and gifts to buy for the festive season. There’s even a special visitor coming to school! All monies raised will go to “Friends at Ravensmead”.

Walk to School
Don’t forget to try your best to “Walk to School!” Remember you can Park and Stride from the community centre in Audley or even from Audley Football club. Every walk you do helps to keep you fit, helps the environment and improves the parking outside of school. If you achieve our school target you will receive your “walk to school” badge at the end of the month.

Nursery 2020 Applications
If your child turns 3 years of age before the 31s t August 2020, they will be able to attend our Nursery setting from 1st September 2020. We would ask parents to complete a school enrolment form as soon as possible. The closing date for admissions is Monday 20th April, 2020.

Reception Class 2020
Deadline for applications to the Local authority are January 15th, 2020. Information about our Open Day on 9th January at 9.15-10.15am to follow. Please come along and see our Reception Provision.

Upcoming Diary Dates
Monday 2nd December – Nursery Christmas workshop (separate letter sent out)
Tuesday 3rd December – Film Club “Shaun the sheep”
Friday 6th December – Immunisations Rec to Y6
Tuesday 10th December – KS2 Performance @ 9.30am & 6.30pm
Wednesday 11th December – KS2 Performance @ 9.30am & 6.30pm
Thursday 12th December – Early Years visit to the Chapel
Friday 13th December – KS1 Christmas Service St James’ Church
Tuesday 17th December – KS2 Carol Service @St James’ Church Christmas Lunch
Thursday 19th December – Party Day & Discos
Friday 20th December – School finishes for the Christmas Holidays
Monday 6th January – INSET Day
Tuesday 7th January – School opens

I hope to see many of you over the coming weeks as we start our celebrations for the festive season.

Mrs Goodall (Headteacher)