Newsletter 03/11/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a good week last week.  We have returned to one of the very exciting weeks with Halloween on Monday and Bonfire Night on Saturday.  I hope you are able to enjoy both events in whatever way suits your family.

Thank you to all the parents that helped make the PTA Disco such a success.  The children had a great time.  Also thank you for your generosity, the disco made over £500.

As you know we have had a request from Educade a charity working in Sierra Leone that we support to send some Christmas Shoe Boxes for the orphans they work with.  Each shoe box needs in it:

  • Soap ● Toothbrush ● Pens/ Pencils ● Notebook ● Hair comb (not brush) ● Water bottle ● A gift of your choice (under £5).

Please can the boxes be in school by Monday.

I am pleased to let you know that Steven Davies has been appointed as the new Parent Governor.

Before half term you were sent the photo proofs for your child.  You can order prints online.  If you want to send your order back through school, you need to bring the proofs and the money into the office by 17.11.22.

We understand that there is an annoying glitch in the running of See Saw when you have more than one child in school.  You can only get alerts for one of them.  Mr Holt has a solution but it is not straightforward.  If you would like his help to remedy this problem email school and he will help you.

The PTA Christmas Fair is fast approaching.  The committee are beginning to work on cunning plans for it.  If you have any good ideas or want to offer to help, please email

Next Friday 11th November Y6 will be leading our Remembrance Day Collective Worship.  I will text out the code word that morning to their parents. 

 We have poppies for a donation, and other Royal legion items priced between 50p – £2, available in school. 

If you haven’t sent in the money your child raised for the Glossop jog yet, please can you as soon as possible.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 20/10/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you have all been enjoying walk to school week.  We have had some lovely cold mornings and sunny afternoons.

Last Friday the children in Y5&6 enjoyed a choir workshop.  They were amazing.  The choral teachers are setting up a free Glossop Choir at Glossopdale school.  There is a singing day on Sunday 13th November 11.30-4 and then the choir will meet regularly on a Tuesday 5-6.30.  The children can attend the weekly choir even if they cannot make the choir day.  There is a leaflet attached with more details.

After half term NATURE CLUB is moving to a Thursday because a lot of school sporting events Mr Holt is part of are on a Monday.

We have had a request from Educade a charity working in Sierra Leone that we support to send some Christmas Shoe Boxes for the orphans they work with.  We asked Pupil Parliament and they would like us to support this initiative.  Each shoe box needs in it:

  • Soap ● Toothbrush ● Pens/ Pencils ● Notebook ● Hair comb (not brush) ● Water bottle ● A gift of your choice (under £5).

Please see the attached leaflet for more details.  You don’t have to do a box each you can club together and do a box.  Please return the boxes to school by Monday 7th November.

If you have a child in Y6 remember their application for a secondary school needs to be done by 31st October.

Have any of you managed to set up a smile Amazon account for St Luke’s PTA?  How easy was it?

The children finish today 20th October for half term.  They restart on Monday 31st October.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes


See your children at the disco tonight.      

Newsletter 13/10/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Glossop Jog.  There were some amazing distances run.  If your child took part you now need to collect the sponsor money and bring it into school as soon as possible.

Friday is the first Class Assembly of the academic year.  Year 5 will be leading it.  I will send out a code word on Friday morning to the parents of children in Y5. 

Next week is walk to school week.  This is the week when we encourage you to walk scoot or cycle to school.  If you cannot walk all the way please try to park further away from school and walk some of the way.

Next week is also the PTA disco on Thursday 20th October.  What a great way to celebrate the end of the half term.

There has been a lot of sickness this week.  Just a quick reminder that if your child has sickness or diarrhoea they need to stay off for 48 hours from the last incident.  This is to help stop the spread of it.

The PTA committee has been thinking about how to give people the experience to help them take over the named roles in the PTA and reduce the workload for each named role. They have come up with the idea of having shadows so for example there might be a shadow treasurer supporting the present treasurer and learning about what the job entails.  As we have already had the PTA AGM so cannot have this ratified there, we wanted to ask if anyone can see any problem with this idea and ask if there are any objections to it.  As members of the PTA you all have the right to raise any objections.  If we don’t hear from anyone by 1st November we will assume everyone is in favour of this constitutional change.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has asked me to let you know about a survey they are carrying out into crime and community safety.  The link to the survey is below:

I am attaching the PTA newsletter please do read it as it has more information about the Disco and how you can use Amazon Smile to raise funds for school.

I am also attaching a leaflet from the National Sleep Helpline which some of you might find helpful.

The children finish on Thursday 20th October for half term.  They restart on Monday 31st October.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 06/10/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Thank you all so much for supporting the wonderful sculpture and music park, what a wonderful way to end a week.  Thank you to all the musicians who performed, you were all amazing.  Even the horrible weather couldn’t dampen everyone’s enjoyment of this event.

It is the Glossop Jog on Sunday.  If you are taking part meet me at the Pikes Lane Playing Field about 10.30.  The children need to check in with me rather than at the main tent.  It starts at 11 and finishes at 12.  The weather is looking perfect.

Next week on Wednesday 12th October it is individual and family photo day.  We will organise individual and within school family photos during the morning.  If you would like a family picture including a pre-school child please come to the main entrance at 8.30 and the photographer will do them first.

The PTA disco is on Thursday 20th October 5-6.30.  The children need to start finding their dancing shoes and sparkles.

I have to mention a few things unsafe things that are creeping in to drop off and pick up time: 

  • Please stop your children from walking on the walls alongside the paths.
  • Parents are not allowed to park in the carpark. There are a few parents who have asked for and been granted permission e.g. whilst they had covid. As you can imagine if every parent tried to use the carpark there would be accidents.
  • Please follow the routes round school, they have been designed so the children do not need to cross the carpark.

I have noticed a number of children without book bags carrying school books home in the rain.  Doing this will damage the books.  Your child needs to have a book bag to carry their reading book in.

On Friday 14th October it is the Y4 Sleep Over.  Excitement is rising!


Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

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