St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Welcome to the last Thursday of the term as next Thursday we are all having a day off in Lieu of the extra bank holiday the country has been given for the Queen’s Jubilee which falls in the summer half term. The children finish on Wednesday 22nd December and return to school on Monday 10th January.

Thank you to the choir for their beautiful singing this week. I know people enjoyed listening to them.

The children are having Christmas parties Y3&4 Friday 17th, Y5 & 6 Monday 20th, Reception, Y1 & Y2 Tuesday 21st. The children can come to school in party clothes that they are able to work and play out in on the day of their party.

As you are aware the carol service on 22nd December will be live streamed here is the link to it.

Mr H is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: StLukesChristmasService

Time: Dec 22, 2021 09:20 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 785 2593 9360

Passcode: 46Jgqt

We are hoping to start at about 9.20. We will not open the zoom until the last minute to give us the maximum time. Remember we will try to get all the children on the stream at some point in the service but we cannot guarantee it.

As we have not been able to have you all in school or church this year we are hoping to hold an outdoor sing to finish the school term, covid and the weather permitting. At 2.45 on Wednesday 22nd we will bring the children out into the yard for a Christmas Sing if you are free and would like to join us for this covid safe event please do join us in the yard. I would only ask that you keep a sensible distance from each other and the children.

If you have still got outstanding dinner money debts please pay them as soon as possible. It would be great to start the year with a clean sheet.

The PTA have now sent home all the mugs that were ordered. If you have not received your order please let the office know.

I have been asked to share the information below with you:

School age children living in Derbyshire who receive benefit related free school meals will be able to take part in free Christmas holiday activities available at community centres and schools across the county.

The free sessions include a healthy meal at breakfast or lunchtime and seasonal activities including trips to attend pantomimes, outdoor activity centres, concerts as well as sports and craft clubs.

Across the county there are more than 19,000 free places available at 80 venues four days per week.

The sessions are all free for families who claim benefit related free school meals. Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with a limited number available for any school age children living in the county.

A limited number of food and activity hampers will be available for children who are unable to attend the face-to-face sessions.

Registration is easy – parents can visit the it’s about me derbyshire website to find out more.

If I don’t see you before we finish, I hope you have a lovely Christmas filled with love and with space for you to pause and reflect and I wish you all the best for the new year.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes