Archive for April, 2018

Newsletter 26.04.2018

St Luke’s Newsletter

26.4.18

Dear Parents,

Well the sun didn’t last long did it! At least the weather was glorious for the children on the Whitby residential. They all had a great time and returned feeling very proud of their achievements. Thank you to all the staff that gave up their time to make it possible.

Welcome to the parents of the children who will be joining us next year we are very pleased you will be part of our school.

On Monday the children in Y1 and Y2 enjoyed a morning of cricket. They had a great time at Hadfield cricket club learning some skills.

Last night we were invited to see some of last year’s Y6s at Glossopdale, they shared their work and their stories of their new school. It was lovely to see them doing so well.

On Friday Eagles will be leading our Assembly just after 9am do join us if you can.

Tomorrow is also the PTA scoot and skate after school – weather permitting. Unfortunately the forecast is for cold and wet.

As you know we are part of PEGS, a collaboration of local schools. Being part of this group helps us continue to improve the education we can offer your children. This collaboration has led to a Pupil forum called High Peak Kids Council. HPKC has decided they would like to have a litter picking week around our schools next week. If you have any litter pickers or gardening gloves we could use we would be very grateful. The day we do it will depend on the weather I am hoping for Wednesday or Thursday.

A quick reminder about medicines. We are happy to administer proscribed medicines during the school day but you need to fill out a form detailing things like dosage. There is a copy of the form on the website to help those of you who cannot pop into the office in the morning. The medicine and permission need to be given in by an adult not left in school bags. Sometimes we are asked to give pain relief such as Calpol. We are prepared to administer this with a permission form but we will not accept bottles of paracetamol in school, we ask that you bring sachets. The reason for this is that paracetamol overdoses are incredibly serious and sometimes the side effects are irreversible. We would all hate for a child to get hold of a bottle of paracetamol and do serious damage to themselves.

A few of the Kestrels still don’t have PE kits in school. They all need shorts, t-shirt and pumps.

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 19/04/2018

St Luke’s Newsletter

19.4.18

Dear Parents,

It is lovely to see so many smiles now the sun has come out – long may it last.

Since the last newsletter we have had a couple of sporting events Aqua Splash which was much enjoyed by the team and three of the younger children got to go to New Mills Primary to find out what they do for PE. They came back buzzing, full of ideas of games we had to play and equipment I had to buy. They were so excited they were falling over their words. We are very grateful to New Mills for this.

The children in Whitby are having a great time and learning lots including independence! We could not have picked better weather for this residential.

Last week the head from Eyam came to do some work around Character Education with some of the Pupil Parliament, she was very impressed with the children’s thinking and how well they articulate their ideas. She was particularly impressed with how the whole school lived the ethos and cared about each other.

You know I said last week that dates may change well …….sports day is now on Friday 8th June in the morning!

The next Scoot and Skate is almost here, start getting your scooters and helmets out because there is less than a week to wait. It is after school on Friday 27th April. Fingers crossed for weather like this week.

Talking of wheels the Glossop Go-Ride Bike Club starts up again this Saturday at Glossopdale- at the Glossop site. (Turn left at main entrance to park & walk round the back of building passed Tennis courts towards the running track) Arrive 9.45am with your bike to be checked to start 10-11.30am. £3 per session. 1st & 3rd sat of each month Bikers need to wear helmet & gloves.

There is a Macmillan coffee afternoon at St Luke’s Church this Friday, 20th April 2.30-4.30 they say you are welcome to take the children after school for a drink and a cake.

The summer must be on its way because Glossop Cricket Club is starting the ever popular Friday Night coaching sessions. Registration is on Friday 27th April 6-7pm at the club. Membership is £20. Coaching starts on 4th May at 6.45 for an hour. I know lots of you will be keen to sign up.

There has not been much take up of the Ignite club after school on Wednesday, which is a surprise as this was a very popular club at lunchtime. If your child would like to join this club please let us know by Monday as we may have to cancel it.

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 12/04/2018

St Luke’s Newsletter

12.4.18

Dear Parents,

Welcome back I hope you all had a good Easter it is lovely to see the children back bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to learn.

We had a very important visitor yesterday, The Gingerbread Man came to school! He was spotted in the sensory garden and the Kestrels invited him to come into school and see what they were doing. This led to some very good scientific experiments to see what would happen if a biscuit got wet. The results led to bridges and boats being built to protect the Gingerbread man.

We are very pleased to be welcoming Glossop Sailing Club who are coming in today to talk to the Year 5 & 6s and offer some free taster places.

Your child should have brought home a battery recycling box, this is part of a new initiative at school to encourage the recycling of batteries. In the entrance hall as well as the ink cartridge recycling box and the Food Bank collection box we also now have a battery recycling box.  We are asking you to pop spent batteries into the little box and bring it into school when it is full.  The box can then be used to collect more batteries.  This initiative is part of our learning about the environment and what we can do to protect it.

Today your child should be bringing home a long letter about Data Protection and a form to sign. As I am sure you are aware, due to the number of companies emailing you, the rules around data are changing and we have to inform you of the data we hold about your child and seek positive consent for it.  All the data we hold is either statutory or necessary – such as contact details.  If any of you have concerns around the data we keep do contact me.  Please could you fill in and return the declaration sheet.

Excitement is rising in Eagles, as are nerves, as the residential in Whitby is fast approaching. Next Wednesday they will be setting off for three days of learning and fun.  I confidently predict they will return on Friday tired, grubby and very proud of themselves for having done this.

On Saturday 14th April 12-2 the Friends of Manor Park are holding and enchanted forest event with refreshments, crafts, storytelling and more.  They are aiming to raise money for an accessible roundabout.  It sounds like a great event and the weather is forecast to improve by then!

I am attaching the dates for the term. As ever things might, in fact probably will, change so do keep an eye on the newsletter.

Alice Littlehailes

 

 

Dates April – July 2018

April

18th                  Whitby trip

20th                  Return from Whitby

23rd                  Ospreys and Peregrines Cricket

24th                  High Peak Kids Council

25th                  Tintwistle choir visiting

27th                  Eagle’s Assembly

PTA Scot and Skate

May

1st                    Osprey’s trip to Staircase House

7th                    Bank Holiday

8th                    INSET Day

10th                  Dance Workshop

11th                  Osprey’s Assembly

14th                  SATS week starts

17th                  PTA meeting 7pm

21st                  Take one Picture Week starts

24th                  Urban Gongs Project

25th                  Finish for half term

June

6th                    Return to school

7th                    Sports Day am

Bag 2 school

11th                  PEGS Concert

12th                  High Peak Kids Council

15th                  Kites Assembly

18th                  Science week starts

19th                  Harriers Play With The Halle

21st                  High Peak Kids Council Parliament Trip

Y5 to Glossopdale

22nd                 PTA summer Fun

28th                  PTA meeting 7pm

29th                  Peregrines Assembly

July

6th                    Kestrels Assembly

10th                  Merlin’s and Eagle’s production evening performance

11th                  Merlin’s and Eagle’s production afternoon performance

13th                  Harriers Assembly

Buxton Fringe

20th                  Leavers Assembly

Leavers Do

Finish for summer


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