As we creep ever closer to the end of term I thought I would keep you informed about a few details:
The Main School Show – Time for Christmas is next week on 15th, 16th & 17th December at 6.30pm. We have suggested that Key Stage 2 pupils come back to school after 6.00pm and Key Stage 1 after 6.15. The Time Travellers can return ready dressed which means no-one needs to be back at school too early. We will open the doors to the hall at 6.10 and ask that all parents are seated by 6.25. Latecomers will not be admitted.
I am afraid there are no remaining tickets for any performances.
After the performances each evening the children must be collected from school by an adult. Class 1/R will leave from their normal school door, Classes 1/2, 2, 3 & 3/4 will all leave from the door by Class 1/2 and Classes 4/5 & 5/6 will all leave from the back door of the school.
We are aware of how tired the pupils get during these performances so we will not be closing the registers until 9.55am on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th for pupils in all classes other than Class R. However, if Class R have a sibling higher up the school we understand if the family all come in late. This will allow pupils a little longer in bed should it be necessary. If they arrive after 9.55 they will be registered as late.
The Attendance Improvement Officer has been looking at registers recently and is aware of all pupils with attendance less than 95%. Where there is a high number of unauthorised absences, the local authority are looking to issue fixed term penalties. We are told that pupils with an attendance of only 90% have only a 34.7% chance of getting 5 A* – C at GCSE so school attendance really does matter. As always at this time of year we have a number of sickness bugs in school. Please remember if your child has suffered from vomiting they must stay away from school for 24 hours.
We are extremely concerned about the number of parents who are stopping cars in the school grounds and letting children out into the path of on-coming cars. Please do not stop your car in the grounds, drive straight through and park safely outside the school grounds.
I look forward to welcoming you into school for the performances!