St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

There are a lot of weary faces around school this week, the children are ready for the half term holiday. They break up at the end of school today (remember tomorrow is an INSET day) and return on Monday 5th November.

The children all worked very well together last Friday on the House Challenge afternoon and produced some wonderful things from tableaus of historical events such as Grace Darling’s epic rescue to inventing new countries. The team work involved was fantastic. They should all be very proud of themselves.

Last Friday the football team played the last matches of the league and remain undefeated.
Thank you to all parents who voted and gave feedback on the bike shelter proposal. The majority response was a ‘No’ which was largely a ‘No’ to the cost and not the idea of a bike shelter. The outcome of this vote will be discussed at the next PTA meeting, Tuesday 20th November, 3.30pm at school.

Thank you to all the people who helped with the disco last Friday – good fun was had by all.

School photos have been sent home. Please return orders to school by Thursday 8th November. After that date you will have to deal directly with Braiswick Photography.

If you still have Glossop Jog Sponsor money to come in please can you send it in ASAP.

There will be no clarinet for Year 4 on Monday 5th November.

On Wednesday 7th November Merlins and Eagles will be going to a workshop at New Mills Town Hall organised by the PEGS schools, they will be doing work around WW1.

On Friday 9th November Merlins will be leading our Assembly do join us if you can.

Please pay any dinner money arrears. Dinner money for next half term will be £73.50 for those of you who like to pay a whole half term in advance. The new school meals menu is coming home in book bags tonight.

The number of children arriving in school late, after 9am, has shot up recently. On Monday this week 20 children were late. I have been chatting to the children about how to improve this and they have come up with the idea to have an award for the class with the best punctuality that week. We will start this new push for punctuality after half term.

Over half term it will be Halloween and I know trick or treating is a very popular activity. The police every year ask us to remind everyone that it needs to be done safely. If you choose to let your children go out they need to be with an adult. Please respect other members of the community by only knocking on doors of people you know or who have indicated that they wish to participate. A number of older or more vulnerable members of the community are scared by people knocking on their doors at night, and feel intimidated by unknown people in the dark. I know you are all kind people who are enjoying an event but others don’t know this. I do know that lots of you will be attending a party or organising something at home rather than going out on the streets so that the occasion can be safely enjoyed by everyone.

As usual we are collecting for the Royal British Legion and so have poppies for sale in school for a donation. This year The Royal British Legion has also sent a small collection of gifts for sale for 50p or £1. They include pencils, rubbers, pencil sharpeners, reflective tags and rulers. If you would like your child to buy any of them Y6 will be selling them after half term.

I hope you have a lovely half term.

Alice Littlehailes