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Infant - Weekly Email - Friday 11th December

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Yet again the children have brought huge smiles to our faces as they came into school dressed as their favourite Christmas characters and wearing their Christmas gear. The staff joined in and we have had a fun-filled day!

 

Pride of Buckinghamshire Award

Louise Chamberlain, of All Together Community CIC, and Ellie O'Connor, one of the Chalfont St Giles Coronavirus Support Network, received a Pride of Bucks Community Hero Award on the village green on Wednesday 9th December. Mike Clare, founder and Chairman of the Clare Foundation which sponsored the award with Buckinghamshire Council, was joined by the Clare Foundation's CEO, Martin Gallagher, to give the award to Louise and Ellie. The socially distanced ceremony was attended by a small group of parish councillors, friends and family, and members of the support network.

We would like to send our congratulations to both of them and our huge thanks to these organisations who have supported the schools and our families through such a difficult time. We know the work still goes on and we are proud to be working with them.

 

Eco-Warriors

This week the classes have all been watching a lovely video shared by Mrs Coleman who is our Eco-Schools lead. The video explores ways that everyone can follow the three R's this Christmas-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Each class has selected a challenge and led by their Eco Warrior representative will be trying out some of the ideas. The message is a good one for all of us to follow. Here is the video - available for you all to watch at home. 

 

https://youtu.be/CAvaIG_6pkw

 

Online Safety

As new apps and technological advances keep pushing forward, parents and caregivers can sometimes struggle to keep up.

 

Parental controls can offer peace of mind to those who want their family members to enjoy the wonders of apps whilst deciding on what they consider to be safe and available to their children. We know some children are accessing TikTok. The content on this app is often not age appropriate and parents should consider carefully their child's access to this. If parents want to allow children access, please can we suggest you look at the family pairing system that TikTok offer as this will allow you to add parental controls. The link for the TikTok Family Pairing document is here.

 

Hot School Meal Trial

Thank you so much to those who helped with our hot school meal trial day this week. We are currently reviewing our staffing and procedures to establish whether we will be able to bring back this service whilst maintaining the integrity of our 'bubbles.' We hope to have a further update for you next week.  

 

Christmas Party Day 

The children are looking forward to their Christmas parties on Thursday and can wear their party clothes to school. Please make sure they are still dressed warmly and appropriately (no jewellery or high heeled shoes).   

 

Year 2 - moving to Junior School

The online portal for applying for a Junior School place closes on 15th January. Here is a link to the portal for your convenience. If you have made other arrangements for your child’s education e.g. attending an independent school please could you fill in the contact us form on the Buckinghamshire website.

 

Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

Thank you for all your donations, as a Village School we raised over £350.00

 

Accident Free in CSG

 

Infant School

Thank you to those parking in Blizzards Yard car park and around the village, rather than driving up School Lane or parking on Silver Hill.

 

Junior School

Thank you to those parking at the playing fields and considerately around the village. It is greatly appreciated.

 

PTA Festive Update!

Elf Trail Activity Bags will be on sale (and collection for online purchases) this afternoon from 2.40pm in the Memorial Hall lower car park. Please respect everyone's space. We take cash or card (including contactless). You can also buy them online until Tuesday next week.

 

The Trail will be live in the village from Monday 14th until January 5th, so plenty of time to explore and enjoy finding the 12 doors.

 

This is the last day for raffle tickets - either bring your stubs/money or you can purchase them from us today.

 

We also have some festive face masks at £3 and glow stick lanyards at £1.

 

Thank you for supporting us!

 

The PTA

 

The week ahead:

 

 

Monday 14th December 

 

Tuesday 15th December 

 

Wednesday 16th December

 

Thursday 17th December

 

  • Christmas parties

  • School closes at normal times

 

Friday 18th December

 

  • Remote learning day

 

Future Dates

 

Monday 4th January 2021: INSET day. School closed for staff training

Tuesday 5th January: School opens

Friday 15th January: Portal closes for Year 2s making an online Junior School place application

Tuesday 19th January: Year 2 Virtual Multiskills Festival

Monday 1st March: Parents Evening 3.40-6.00

Wednesday 3rd March: Parents Evening 5.30-8.00


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