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Dear Parents,

We have had another busy Half term. There has been lots to celebrate this half term, including Young Voices, Y3 Ukulele assemblies and our Friday Marvellous Maths groups in KS1. It has been lovely to see so many of you at the Maths Homework sessions for KS1 and KS2, we hope you found them useful. In addition Parent consultations for Rec, Y2 & Y6 have also taken place, which we hope you found informative.

“Friends of Ravensmead” organised a super BINGO night where £400 was raised towards developing the outside areas in school. Thank you for your support. We hope to arrange further events in the year. Please can I ask that all pieces of uniform are checked and labelled over the half term. We endeavour to return lost property to children, but this is a challenge if items are not labelled.

We hope that you have a lovely Half Term and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 25th February.

Mrs Goodall (Acting Headteacher)

Parking and Dropping Off

Thank you for your support in this area. As you can appreciate this is a difficulty that all schools face. We would continue to ask that parents do not turn around or drop of in the drive way of the school. Please try your best to park up. Our local PCSO’s will be supporting school as much as possible with this area. We would also ask that any Care Club parents in the morning take care when coming onto the car park as children are being dropped off.

Information for School

Please make sure that school is notified of any changes in details e.g. addresses or contact numbers. Additionally, if your child is being picked up by a different person at the end of the day or they may be walking home please inform the class teacher with a letter or a note in their diary.

Nursery Admissions

If you have a child who will be 3 years old by 31st August 2019, please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form for Nursery. Applications for Nursery are direct to school and not the Local Authority. The deadline for applications is May 3rd . Please share this information with other families in the local area.

 

Parent Pay
Please can you ensure that your Parent Pay account is active as this is not just for dinner money. You will be able to pay for visits, visitors, film clubs etc using this facility. Please can we ask that all payments are made in advance to Parent Pay, so that there are no arrears particularly with dinner money. If arrears are accrued then a letter will be sent out about this.

National Children’s Deaf Society Listening Bus
On Thursday 6th February the NCDS Listening Bus visited Ravensmead. Some of our Year 5 children and all of our Year 4 children spent the day accessing different workshops on the Listening Bus in order to raise their awareness of people with hearing difficulties.

Young Voices
A big “Thank you” to Mrs Webb for organising our annual visit to “Young Voices” at the Manchester Arena this week. The children, staff and volunteers had an amazing time!! We were extremely proud of our children being involved in one of the largest children’s choirs, nearly 6000 children. Thank you to parents and carers who supported us with this.

Smart Uniform
FAB Friday Smart Uniform have kindly let us have some examples of our new colour team T-shirt for FAB Fridays. After half term we will send out details how to order these through school.

The “Always” Club
We have started a new initiative with the children over the last 2 weeks in KS2 called “The Always Club”. This is where children are recognised for always making the right choices in school etc. The children have a special invitation, which means they can attend the club on Friday afternoon with Mrs Goodall to have a drink, a treat and a chat. The children have responded to this so well that we are now opening this opportunity up to KS1 and Reception.
Go on try your best and get into the “Always” Club!

Upcoming Diary Dates
Monday 25th February School opens
Thursday 28th & Friday 1st March Y5 Bikeability
Thursday 28th February KS1 Remarkable Readers Evening @6pm
Friday 1st March Bug Lady to visit Early Years
Monday 4th March Y5/6 visit to Think Tank
Tuesday 5th March Y3B Bring your parent to school morning
Wednesday 6th March Y3S Bring your parent to school morning
Thursday 7th March World Book Day (details to follow)
Friday 8th March Mini Medics starts in Y5/6       Y1 Middleport Pottery Visit
Monday 11th March Science Week      Y2 Middleport Pottery Visit
Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st March Y3/4 trip to Barlaston Downs

We hope to see you at the events above.