21st September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

                                On Friday 6th October the children will be going to church for our school Harvest Festival. This service will start at 2.30 p.m. with everyone welcome to join us. As part of our Harvest celebrations we will be collecting produce for the Sleaford New Life Larder (suggestions on the back of this letter). The Community Larder is a local organisation that is able to provide a 3 day supply of food items for genuine emergencies for those who find themselves in temporary hardship, with no other source of money or support. Launched in October 2008, it has now received over 850 referrals and been able to support over 2000 people. I hope you will be able to support this by bringing in any donations on Friday 7th October.

Clubs have started this week and just a couple of reminders. First of all clubs such as Yr. 1, Yr. 2 and Yr. 3 football, handball and dance which have a charge, will require money paying to the leader of that club (on a weekly payment at the start or end of the club). Secondly, if you can’t attend a club please let the lead adult know before the club takes place. I am aware that some year groups have less choice this term but this will change as the year goes on. We used Wisepay for clubs and on the whole it has gone well but any further feedback please let me know. I apologise for any confusion about the start date which was not clearly communicated for all clubs. Imminently, we will use Wisepay to book parent evenings so if you have not logged on please do. This part of the system (like clubs) does not require payments being made so as soon as possible access your account. Further instructions next week. Mrs Whalen has also asked that when ordering meals always go through checkout and save your order as some orders are not getting completed. You will always receive confirmation from Wisepay and therefore you should be aware of any mistakes or queries.

On Friday 29th September we will be holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10.00-11.30. We want all the children to take part during the morning and parents and friends of school are welcome to drop in to support us. If you have some time to help serve or can donate cakes for the event it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that the children bring £1 for a cake and drink if they want to take part. 

Finally, each year as a school we have a lot of commitments and would like to encourage any parent who has time, to support school. We are looking for a PE champion who can help go along to events both transporting and supporting the children. Most events are on a Friday and a member of staff would also be present. Also, we are looking for any Eco Warriors who are able to help support our garden area as we do struggle to maintain it in the school day. If you have a regular hour or session to give, we would be very grateful of your assistance. If you can help please come and see me.

Yours sincerely

Mr D W Hodgson