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Infant - Weekly email - Friday 18th June

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
It's been a week of two halves, glorious sunshine at the beginning followed by today's torrential downpours. This is a perfect time to remind you to ensure your child is prepared for whatever the weather throws at us next week!
 

After the changes to Government guidance announced earlier this week we are reviewing plans for end of year events and we will communicate these with you as soon as we can.

 

Charity Walk
 
On Saturday 17th July a group of staff will be taking part in the Thames Mighty Hike walking marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
The team have decided that we would also like to raise some funds for Rennie Grove Hospice who are currently supporting Charlie Mason, one of our infant school  pupils, and his family. Very sadly Charlie is terminally ill and we know that the support being provided by Rennie Grove staff has been fantastic and as a school community we wanted to say thank you to them in some small way.
 
If you would like to make a donation to Rennie Grove Hospice please use the link below.
 
 
We know the family are in support of this fundraising and very much appreciate the gesture.
 
Thank you from CSG Mighty Hikers 
Mrs Court, Mrs Coleman, Mrs Watt, Mrs Haynes, Mrs Dawson, Mrs Draper and Mrs Peal
 
Accident Free in CSG - Infant School
 
We had a very near miss this week and I would like to ask all parents who are driving up and parking on School Lane to stop doing this and find an alternative to your current routines.
Can I also ask that parents do not walk in the road with their children and use the opportunity of walking to school to teach good road safety. 
 
Thank you to those parking in Blizzards Yard car park and around the village.
 
Independent Bookshop Week Events
 
Please see here for events starting this Saturday at Gerrards Cross Bookshop.
 
Family Learning - Getting ready for Reception and Steps into Nursery
 
Early Years at Buckinghamshire Council are running two workshops to support the transition into Reception and Nursery. Please see the attached flyers.
 
Handling Anger in the Family (Parenting Course)
 
This is a five week course for parents and carers with children age 5 - 16 helping to deal with everyday anger that all families experience. 
 
Monday evenings (7.30pm – 10.00pm) starting on 5 July (5, 12, 19 & 26 July & 2 August) at The Saint James Centre, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DJCost £25 (Includes course materials and refreshments)To book a place or for more information click HERE or visit saintjames.org.uk/handling-anger
 
Why come on the course? - Learn strategies and discover practical tools to help respond to those challenging situations. Understand why and how both we and our children get angry. 
Discuss evidence based theory and strategies, delivered by trained and licensed facilitators. . Learn in small interactive groups in a relaxed setting.

The course is developed by Care for the Family and is delivered by fully trained volunteers.  If you require any further information or a bursary, please call Stuart on 01895 236498.  Your safety is our priority, therefore government rules and guidance associated with COVID will be in place.
 
Online Gaming Advice
 
Message from Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National):  
 
Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact.  

Parents and carers are welcome to join one of our free Gaming4Good webinars where they can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming who will discuss psychology, gaming risk and finance, how to approach your child's gaming to help them get the most out of it... and avoid the pitfalls. There are three one-hour webinars, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups.
 
  • Thursday June 17, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children 2–12 yrs
  • Thursday June 24, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children aged 12–15yrs
  • Wednesday June 30, 10am-11am: parents and guardians with children aged 15–18yrs

 

A flyer with more details is available here plus our latest leaflet providing helpful tips on the subject is here

 
More information is on our website here https://www.getsafeonline.org/gaming4good-webinars/ 
 
The week ahead:

 

Monday 21st June

 

  • PFO (after school)
  • Creation Station ( Reception after school)

 

Tuesday 22nd June

 

Wednesday 23rd June

 

  • Tennis ( Year 2 lunch time)
  • French (Year 2 after school)

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Thursday 24th June 

  •   Gymnastics (Years 1 & 2 lunchtime)

 

Friday 25th June

 

Future Dates

 

After the changes to Government guidance announced earlier this week we are reviewing plans for end of year events and we will communicate our plans with parents as soon as we can.

 

Wednesday 30th June: Circus Experience Day

Wednesday 7th July: Years 1 and 2 Animal Experience visit 
Thursday 8th July: Reception Zoolab visit
Thursday 8th July: Year 1 Vision Screening
Tuesday 13th July: Year 1 virtual Multiskills Festival
Wednesday 21st July: School closes for Summer

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