Weekly Bulletins September 2017

27th September 2017

BULLETIN: 4 Autumn17 27th September 2017

This week we also be sending

  • FPSA 100 club letter
  • Impact+ flyer
  • Halloween Science flyer
  • Mrs Dyson’s Newsletter will be sent out by the end of the week

A reminder that school photographs are being taken on Monday.

Parents’ Evening reply slips

Please return you reply slip by tomorrow if you have not already done so.  Thank you.


There have been cases of headlice reported in school recently, please see the advice on our website under ‘Parent Information’.

Parent Forum   Friday 29th September 9.00   

We are introducing a slightly different format this year which I hope you will find useful. At the beginning of each forum I will share with you some of the things we have been doing in school or are about to embark on. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions in addition to finding out what's been going on. Each meeting will also have a focus topic which, like this time, could be something raised in the parent survey. Gaining parental insight helps us to formulate our policies and procedures.  If you have a topic you think would make a useful focus please let me know. 

The focus for this Friday is Attendance. We are about to review our policy and welcome your input.  How can we encourage good attendance? Should we reward it? If so how?

Please let the school office know if you will be attending.

Furneux Pelham School Association items

FPSA AGM – Friday 6th October 9.00 at school. ALL WELCOME

Save the date for the Fireworks – Sunday 5th November at the school


New posters displayed in the window.

Impact+ - Social group for years 4, 5, 6 on Sunday 1st October.

Parenting workshops – Building self esteem- Parenting an anxious child – Parenting a child with additional needs

Parenting workshops for 0-5 – My family toolkit for Dads - \how to be confident saying “No”- Enough of the huff!

October half term dance camp at Birchwood High


BULLETIN: 3 Autumn17 20th September 2017

This week we also be sending

  •  For Years Reception, 1, 2, 3, and 4 - Letter from NHS regarding your child’s flu vaccination in school on 1st November. As detailed in the letter, online consent to the NHS must be received for your child to be given the vaccination by Friday 29th September at the latest.
  • Parents’ evening appointment letter – please reply by 27th September.
  • Home School Agreement - Please read through and discuss the Home School Agreement with your child and then sign their home school dairies.  Thank you
  • Flyer -Café Church.
  • Flyer - Are you a graduate who wants to get into teaching?

Payment reminders – please make payments if you have not already done so

Years 3-6 - School meals

Years 1, 2 & 3 - WW1 workshop which takes place next Tuesday

Year 5 & 6 - York trip first instalment

Years 3-6 - Recorders

Harvest Festival Reminder

Tomorrow 21st September is our Harvest Festival service at St. Mary's church at 9.15am.  All are welcome.  Every year the pupils bring dry or tinned goods to donate to Library House.  Please send an item in with your child tomorrow.

Parent Forum Friday 29th September 9.00am- Topic for discussion is how to encourage good attendance

Please let the school office know if you will be attending.

Infant elasticated ties are now back in stock

Willing to support Trips and Workshops consent

Please can you tick the consent on School Gateway if you have not already done so, or let the school office know if you are unwilling to do so.

Message from the FPSA      Stop and Drop - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

As you all know, our "Stop and Drop" system in the mornings, set up and run by volunteer parents, offers an invaluable service to many. It makes life easier for parents, eases congestion and makes the road outside the school safer for our children.

We are really in need of some volunteers! Our numbers are low and we currently only have 1 volunteer on a Thursday, which is not enough. We are keen to keep this service running, but desperately need some more help to be able to do this.

If you can spare just 15 minutes even just one morning a week - from 8.35-8.50am, please let the school office know. It would be very much appreciated.

FPSA Meeting is tomorrow Thursday 8.15pm at the Catherine Wheel where we’ll be discussing our plans for the year ahead. All parents and carers are welcome to attend – the more the merrier.


New posters displayed in the window.

Parenting Workshop- Managing Anger & Conflict in the Family

Parenting Workshop-Building Self Esteem and confident Kids

Café Church

Half Term Cricket from HECC Sport

Are you a graduate who want to get into teaching?


BULLETIN: 2 Autumn17 13th September 2017

This week we also be sending

  • This terms class letters will be send out by the end of the week.
  • Year 4, 5 & 6 Faith Tour payment and permission letter – Please respond by Friday 29th September.
  • Gershwin cooking payment contribution request – Please make contribution by Friday 22nd September.

School Ties

At present there is a delay for delivery of school ties from our suppliers. We have run out of infant elastic ties and have just a few junior ties in stock.  We will let you know as soon as they arrive.

School Photographs – Individual and Sibling

This will take place on Monday 2nd October.  If you have pre school children and would like a group photograph taken to include them, please come to the school between 8.30am and 8.50am.  Please note that you are not permitted to take your own photographs at this time.


French and Bedazzle club are looking for additional children to join.

Fencing club will not run this term due to lack of numbers.

York residential trip

The first instalment is due by 30th September, all of the payment requests for this trip are available on school gateway.

Furneux Pelham School Association AGM – Friday 6th October 9am at School – All welcome.

New posters displayed in the window.

Grove Cottage food and drink festival on Sunday 17th September.


BULLETIN: 1 Autumn17 6th September 2017

This week we also be sending

  • Willing to support trips and workshops letter to all – Please give your consent via school Gateway by Friday 15th September.
  • Flyer-Sponsored Walk in aid of Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
  • Clubs letter and information.  Please reply by Friday Morning September 8th at the latest for School run clubs – Chess, Netball, Gardening and Running.

(Please note for Yoga, Bedazzle, French, Spanish, Football, Lego robotics and balloon modelling – please sign up directly with the provider.)

  • Furneux Pelham School Association Newsletter.
  • Year 1, 2 & 3 World War 1 A-Z workshop payment letter – Please make payment via School Gateway by Friday 22nd September.

Meet the teacher meetings 2.50pm – 3.10pm

Much of the information is also provided in the class letter for parents who are unable to make the meeting.  Class letters will be sent out next week.

Gershwin - Monday 11th September

Vivaldi (Year 1 only) - Monday 11th September

Holst - Tuesday 12th September

Mozart -Wednesday 13th September

Chopin - Thursday 14th September


There will be a separate meeting for Vivaldi (Reception only) on Thursday 21st September 2.30 pm - 3.10pm

Year 6 Children applying for secondary school

Moving on 2018 leaflets are being given out.  A reminder that the online application system opened on Friday 1st September 2017 and closes on Tuesday 31st October 2017.


A reminder that next week is Bikeability Training for all Year 5/6 children.  

On Monday morning all Year 5/6 pupils will need to bring both their bike and a helmet.  They will also need to wear their PE top, trainers and tracksuit bottoms for the sessions - I would suggest bringing a waterproof jacket too.  Bikes can be left at school for the week, but will need to be secured either within the bike shed or elsewhere in the school grounds - children wishing to leave their bike at school will need to bring a bike lock into school for the week and will be responsible for securing their bike.

Music lessons

Recorders and flute start on Friday 8th September

Guitars start on Thursday 14th September

A reminder that the school play equipment should not be used before or after school.

A reminder that the school premises is a no smoking area, this includes e cigarettes.


New posters displayed in the window.

Sponsored Walk in aid of Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust