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Newsletter 21/11/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

21.11.19

Dear Parents,

We have been trying to hold the girl’s football league for the last two Thursdays but rain has stopped play. I do hope the girls will be able to play tonight.

The year 4 sleep over is almost here. Excitement is rising and I know the children will have a great time.

On Friday the Kites will be leading the assembly do join us on the 29th the Harriers will be leading it.

The Christmas Fair is almost here and we are still looking for books that have been read but are in good condition to be sold. As well as books we are also looking for good quality toys your children have finished with. Remember it is non uniform day for donations on Friday 29th November. I am sorry if it feels as if we are asking for lots of things but the Christmas Fair is one of the big fundraisers for school. A great way you can help with this raising of funds for school is by offering to help at the Fair on 6th December. If you could spare just half an hour to help on a stall, setting up or clearing up please let the office know, or a member of the PTA committee. Thank you in advance for all you do for this event it really does make a difference to school.

Year 5s remember you are meeting at Glossopdale School on Monday (25th November) at 9.10, and on Wednesday 27th November you need to be at school for 8.15am.

Please can we have an amnesty on school kit, sports kit and choir shirts. Please, please, please can you have a good look at home and return any you find.

There have been a number of bugs going round school recently. Please remember that if your child is sick or has diarrhoea they need to be clear for 48 hours before they can return to school so they don’t infect others.

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 14/11/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

14.11.19

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all the textiles you sent in for Bag 2 School we had a fantastic mountain.

Last week I told you that I would be on a train to London well the trip was amazing I was so proud of all the children we were able to take. I know you were facing torrents of rain but the sun shone all day, we visited The National Gallery, walked through London, saw the horses at Horse Guard’s Parade, went on the tube. All this as well as visiting The houses of Parliament. Everywhere we went we were treated with kindness and to top it all we were taken to our return train through the service area under Euston Station!

On Friday the children in Merlins led a very moving remembrance service. They showed great maturity in the way they dealt with a sensitive subject. I am very proud of them.

The Year 2s had a great trip to Staircase House they have been full of how they dressed up and all they had learnt. They are going to share more of this in their assembly tomorrow 15th November. Do join us if you can.

Also on Friday the Year 5s were trained as playground leaders it is lovely to see them taking responsibilities around school.

There is a PTA meeting tonight 7pm at the Cricket Club.

The new date for flu immunisation is on Monday 18th November.

On Friday 22nd November the Kites will be leading the assembly.

Also on Friday 22nd it is the Year 4 sleepover – excitement is building.

On Sunday 17th at 5pm Mrs Monton and her children are holding a Bliss Little Lights Walk meeting in Norfolk square. They are raising money for premature and sick babies. If you would like to support this you can contact her on mrsmonton83@outlook.com

Applications are open for next year’s Reception if your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 you need to apply for a place via www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions if you have any problems come in and see us and we will help.

On Friday 29th November the PTA is holding a non-uniform day for the Christmas fair please see the attached leaflet.

 

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 07/11/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

7.11.19

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a good half term. This is going to be a short newsletter as on newsletter day I will be on a train to London with the older children in parliament to visit parliament. What a great time to be visiting the Houses of Parliament just when a new government is being elected, I know they will have a greater understanding of how our country is governed following this visit.

This week is parliament week and as part of our work on citizenship we held a debate with other schools. The topic was ‘This house believes all homework should be banned’. It started as a quiet restrained affair but the children quickly got into it and a lively debate was had.

Year 6 are leading our assembly on Friday, they will be leading us in a remembrance service. Do join us if you can. Remember we do have poppies for sale in school. Ospreys are leading the assembly on Friday 15th November.

The children in Ospreys are going to Staircase House on Friday as part of their work on The Great Fire of London. I am sure they will enjoy their visit.

Bag 2 school is on Tuesday 12th of November, we have sent home a bag for you to fill with any shoes or textiles which you have finished with but any bag will do. Please do not bring them in until the 12th as we don’t have anywhere to store the bags. What you send in is weighed and school receives money. The clothes etc are sorted some items are reused and the rest are recycled.

There is a PTA meeting on Thursday 14th November 7pm at the golf club do come along if you can as you are all members of the PTA.

I have been asked to pass on this message:
“The PTA annual newsletter is attached and hopefully gives everyone an idea of what the PTA does, how the funds raised are used and the type of events held each year. Please have a read through when you get the chance.
The Christmas fair planning session is taking place this Friday at 12am in Picos, please feel to join us. After this session we will have an idea on the number of activities/stalls for the fair and will send out requests for lots of Santa helpers!! If you can help out in anyway please let the PTA team know. We will be having the book stall again and will start taking donations from next week (details in the poster attached). We are also going to try a Toy stall this year, more details to follow soon”.

Remember there is still time to register your child for the very important flu nasal spray inoculation. See attached information

The link for the flu e-consent system is https://www.derbyshireandcityimms.co.uk/

Your school code is: DD112817

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 24/10/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

24.10.19

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who helped with the disco on Friday a good time was had by all.

The children who got to go to the Rugby Megafest on Monday had a great time and were a credit to you and the school. I just wish we could have sent more children as it was such a positive event.

The children finish for half term today and will be back on Monday 4th November.

On Tuesday 5th November it is flu vaccination day – remember it is not an injection but a nasal spray.

On Thursday 7th November the older pupil parliament members are visiting the Houses of Parliament, I wonder if we will have a government by then!

On Friday 8th the Merlin’s will be leading our assembly, do join us if you can.

Friday 8th is also the day the Ospreys are going to Staircase House.

Bags 2 school is on Tuesday 12th of November, we are sending home a bag for you to fill with any shoes or textiles which you have finished with. Please do not bring them in until the 12th as we don’t have anywhere to store the bags. What you send in is weighed and school receives money. The clothes etc are sorted some items are reused and the rest are recycled.

If your child is in Y6 remember the deadline for applying for a secondary school place is the 31st of October, make sure you have put your application in by then.

If you owe any dinner money please can you pay today so we are straight for the end of the half term.

I have been asked to pass on this message:

The PTA would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who helped and attended last week’s Disco. The event raised funds of £413 which is amazing. The annual PTA newsletter will be available after half term which will include updates on how the funds raised are going to be spent this year.

The school Christmas fair will be on the 6th December, more details to follow after half term.

Many thanks, Julie.

 

During half term I know many of the children will be online more; remember if you want to find out about any risks or dangers with particular games and apps net aware which is run by the NSPCC has very down to earth and useful information. www.net-aware.org.uk

I hope you have a lovely half term week, see you on the 4th

 

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 17/10/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

17.10.19

Dear Parents,

It has been lovely to hear all the tales of Whitehall, with them getting taller and taller by the second! It sounds as if all the children had a great time, took on challenges and learnt lots. Thank you to the staff that made that possible.

Last night was cross country and Mr Holt tells me that the children showed great sportsmanship, they encouraged everyone and he was very proud of them. Well done to everyone.

Your children may well have come home and told you there was a drone flying over school this week. Well they were right, let me explain…..as you know we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and that is the reason many of you chose St Luke’s for your child. Being inclusive means we support all children no matter what their background or ability, whatever their educational need is. We support children to learn academically and socially. The work we do has been recognised by a nomination for a national award. We are down to the last two schools, which is a huge honour in itself. You may ask what that has to do with a drone? Well; we have been asked to submit a very short film to support our nomination and the drone was taking some aerial shots of the playground. The film is being put together now and I will let you see it when it is finished.

Tomorrow is disco night. We look forward to seeing the children with their glad rags on at 5pm. The disco finishes at 6.30. I have just come up with a new plan for pick up which may work better. If parents come in through the hall door collect their child and go out through the main entrance door. Operating this one way system should help us see everyone out safely. The children like to have a bit of money for some food and something from the little toy stalls.

Peregrines are leading the assembly tomorrow, do join us if you can.

Next week is walk to school week when we encourage everyone to try and walk more of their journey to school. Please support this initiative by walking some or all of the school run to and from school.

It is parents evening on Wednesday 23rd October so there will be no afterschool clubs that day.

We finish for half term on Thursday 24th October and will return to school on Monday 4th November.

I have been asked to let you know about the ‘Peak Performers Choir’ who are looking for new members. They are a choir for children aged 7-13. They rehearse on Wednesdays 6-7pm at Partington Theatre Club Room. Subscriptions are £2 per week. If your child is interested contact Brenda Pickford on 01457 856851 / 07975856424

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 10/10/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

10.10.19

Dear Parents,

Wow what a great turn out at the Glossop Jog despite the miserable weather. Thank you so much to everyone who took part. It is now time to collect all your sponsor money in and return it to school. If you don’t know how many laps your child did the office has the list.

The library visits were very successful and lots of the children now want to join the library, it is a great place to go and get books to read for free.

The Year 5s had a great day out at the People’s Museum in Manchester, I will be honest I hadn’t known much about it before but what a great museum. The children found out about the Peterloo Massacre and looked at different perspectives on what happened.

The Merlins are having a great time at Whitehall. The reports are all happy and all asleep by 10.30 – I think that just might be a record!

Remember it is the PTA AGM tonight 7pm at the Cricket Club. Please come if you can.

The Eagles are leading our assembly on Friday 11th do join us if you can. Peregrines will be leading assembly on Friday 18th October.

The PTA disco is on Friday 18th October.

We are sending home information from The Book People about how you can get cheap books and support school – win, win I feel.

As part of the celebrate artsmark week this week the film The Mighty Creatives made about our school has been launched. It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzm3U-w0jrg

As you will have seen on the dates we have decided to trial holding Parents Evening on just one day as more and more of you are asking for later appointments. The evening will be on Wednesday 23rd October. Once we have the slips in we plan family appointments so there are no clashes or long gaps. Please remember that appointments are 10 minute appointments, if you need longer than this you will need to make a separate appointment to see the class teacher at another time. Taking more than ten minutes causes problems for other parents. I am attaching a letter with an appointment slip. Please tick as many boxes as possible. As well as sending a copy home.

Dark Peak Music is running fun interactive music classes at St Luke’s for children ages 6-9 5.30-6.30 on Tuesdays. If you think your child might be interested email emma@darkpeakmusic.co.uk or ring 01457 853137

 

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 03/10/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

3.10.19

Dear Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed the sculpture park I was so impressed with the work the children did.

I hope those people who made it to the Online safety session on Tuesday learnt a lot. I know the staff did at their training session earlier in the day. The Year 6s led an amazingly good Online Safety session for the rest of the school, they really showed how much they have learnt.

This afternoon is our harvest festival I do hope to see a number of you there. All donations of food are going to Glossop Food Bank.

Sunday is the Glossop Jog I know we have got lots of runners signed up. Remember we are meeting at Glossop Cricket Ground this year. Be there from 10.30 ready for an 11.00 start.

Thank you to everyone who is sending in the Aldi stickers we are collecting them so all are gratefully received.

The Year 5s are out on a trip on Monday which is very exciting and the Year 6s go to Whitehall on Wednesday until Friday.

On Friday 11th October the Year 5s are leading the assembly do join us if you can.

The PTA meeting planned for tonight has been postponed to 10th October.

I have been asked to give you this information about half term activities offered by Inside Out Forest Schools – I know the children enjoy them:

We are holding our usual October half term holiday camp at Gnat hole farm Woods in Glossop.

The camp is on for 3 days and our first day is Fri 25th Oct (Inset day). Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.

This for children aged 5-11 years. Please message me if you want your 4 year old to attend. The day costs £25 and we offer discounts for 3 day block bookings and sibling discounts. To book on use this link.

https://www.insideoutforestschool.com/p/holiday-clubs.html

 

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 26/09/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

26.9.19

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our Girls and Boys football teams who have both shown great sportsmanship in the tournaments they have been part of.

Year 6 were a credit to you and the school when they went out to their online safety course on Monday. They received lots of compliments about their behaviour from other school’s staff and the coach driver.

We have some very exciting events coming up which we hope you will be able to join us at. The first one is tomorrow (Friday 27th September) when we will have our sculpture park ready. We are opening it to the public from 2.30 – 4.00 in other words we would love to share it with you so do come and have a guided tour around the sculptures. The children are very excited to show off the work they have done.

On Tuesday 1st October it is the Online Safety Training at New Mills Secondary School at 6.15. The trainer is excellent, I have always come away from her courses knowing so much more about how to keep children safe on line and feeling able to protect them. I cannot recommend this course enough.

Thursday 3rd October at 2pm is our Harvest Festival in church. This is a service the children lead where we say thank you for all the good things in our lives, especially food. It is always lovely when you are able to join us for our church services. We will be collecting for Glossop Foodbank this year. They are especially in need of: UHT Milk, tinned peas, tinned carrots, rice in 1KG bags or microwaveable for individuals, tinned fruit, tinned custard, tinned rice pudding, tinned meat like ham or corned beef, cereal, tinned pulses like kidney beans, biscuits and soap but any donation will be much appreciated.

Thursday 3rd October is the PTA AGM, 7pm at the Cricket Club. This should not be a long meeting but it is so important. Please try to attend. All parents are members of the PTA and your opinion is important.

Sunday 6th October is the Glossop Jog. I am so pleased with the number of children who have signed up to take part in this event. If your child still hasn’t signed up there is still time!

 

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 19/09/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

19.9.19

Dear Parents,

We have had another hard working week at St Luke’s. As I walk around school I have seen many busy happy learners. I have been taken on train rides, I have to say the prices are high I was charged £30 by one Kestrel ticket collector for a trip to Manchester!! I have been shown aerial view maps, been asked questions about Anglo-Saxons, felt the buzz of excitement around Maths problems, heard poems and many, many other things.

I know you are all working on the plastics challenge and have been saving all the plastic you have used this week. Please remember to send it in with your child tomorrow.

We are going to use the plastics to create our very own sculpture park which you are invited to visit on Friday 27th September from 2.30pm.

Tomorrow in Assembly we are going to have a brass tutor come and share his music and talk about how the children in years 4-6 can start to learn a brass instrument. I am attaching an invitation to come as parents with your child to an event on 16th October to find out more.

The health team have asked me to pass on the following very important information:

Primary Flu Programme 2019

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

From September 2019 we will be using e-consent for the Flu programme. This year we are vaccinating children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

Please click https://www.derbyshireandcityimms.co.uk/ and click on the Seasonal Flu icon to complete the consent form, the option to consent or decline the vaccination is at the end of the questionnaire so please complete even if you do not want your child to have the vaccination.

 

Your unique school code for St Luke’s CE Controlled Primary School (Glossop) is DD112817

 

For the Public Health England Flu information leaflet visit https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/a

ttachment_data/file/806857/PHE_Protecting_Child_Against_Flu_leaflet.pdf

 

Visit

http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/parents/immunisations/immunisation- dates and select your school under the primary section for the date we are due to vaccinate your child in school.

 

If you experience any problems please call the School Age Immunisation Team.

Repton: 01283 707178

Clay Cross: 01246 252953

 

The weather forecast for tomorrow Friday 20th September looks fantastic for the scoot and skate session organised by the PTA. The children are invited to bring their scooters and skates to school and use the playground, something not permitted normally! We ask that they all wear helmets.

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 12/9/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

12.9.19

Dear Parents,

What a great week we have had despite the rain. All the new children have made a great start they have settled so well and any tears at the door have dried before they have even made it into the classroom. The children taking part in Bikeability have done well and those that are in the next group will do their sessions December 2nd & 3rd. The children standing for election have all made amazing speeches they could teach our politicians a lot!

You should have received a clubs letter if it hasn’t made it home there are spares in the office. There is an extra club to put on the list a Netball Club on Wednesdays 3.30-4.30 for children in Y4-6. Netball is a fast growing sport in this country and our National team is doing very well.

You should also have received a letter about the Glossop Jog. The Jog is a sponsored run/walk/stroll/toddle the children take part in every year organised by the Rotary Club. We always have a great turn out from St Luke’s as our children are so good at supporting others through service. A lot of fun is had by all no matter how many laps they do. I do hope we will again have a great turnout from St Lukes.

I can tell the new term has started because I have had complaints about parking. Please can I remind you to park in a way that keeps the children safe and does not block our neighbours. Parking is not permitted on the zigzag lines and we ask that you do not park on the driveway in towards the gates. This is to keep our children safe. I would also ask you to be careful not to park across driveways as this blocks our neighbours.

Clubs start on Monday apart from the clubs on Wednesdays which start on 25th September. If you have returned the clubs letter you should get a slip home this week to say which clubs they are on. Drama Club is full and anyone else interested in joining this club will have to go on the waiting list.

The library visits planned for next week have been postponed.

The phonics workshop is on Thursday 19th September straight after school.

Friday 20th September, weather permitting, is the scoot and skate session organised by the PTA. The children are invited to bring their scooters and skates to school and use the playground, something not permitted normally! We ask that they all wear helmets.

We are about to start a very exciting school wide project that we would like your help with. The whole school is going to create a sculpture park for you to visit on Friday 27th September. We are going to use our park to think about plastics. What we would like you to do is to save all your single use plastics (cleaned please) for a week from this Friday 13th September and send them in to school on Friday 20th September. These will be used by the children to make their sculptures. I do hope you will be able to help us with this.

Alice Littlehailes


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