Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 23rd November 2018

23 November 2018

Friday Bulletin – 23rd November 2018


Dear Parents and Carers,

There has definitely been a distinct feeling of winter about the weather this week. Therefore, this week’s bulletin is a timely reminder to check that school has all the correct contact details for you and other family members; this is particularly important should we need to contact you urgently.

As winter approaches I thought it best to remind you of what to expect if we experience any extreme weather conditions. Schools do everything they can to remain open in adverse weather conditions. During severe weather conditions, such as flooding or snow, schools are required to stay open for as many children as possible. Occasionally, headteachers have to make the decision to close their school for health and safety reasons, including inaccessibility or risk of injury.

Should this situation arise, you will be contacted initially via text message so it is very important you update your contact details regularly. We will also post a message on the school website and on the Gateshead school closure website

We have a busy month ahead and are looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Saturday 24th November 2018

·         Christmas Foodmarket 11 am – 3 pm

Thursday 29th November 2018

·         Open afternoon for new entrants (September 2019)

Monday 3rd December 2018

·         Flu nasal spray vaccination

Tuesday 4th December 2018

·         Gymnastics Festival

Thursday 6th December

·         Last swimming session for Year 3

Friday 7th December 2018

·         School Christmas Fair

Monday 10th December 2018

·         KLSF Christmas disco

Wednesday 12th December 2018

·         Reception classes perform their Nativity for parents – 10am start

·         Christmas Film Club after school – finishes at 5.30 pm (£4 entry includes a drink and snack)

Thursday 13th December

·         School orchestra performance at Metrocentre – 11am start

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th December 2018

·         Year group Christmas parties

Friday 14th December 2018

·         Whole school visit to Pantomime

Monday 17th December 2018

·         Christmas Concert by pupils having violin, brass and guitar lessons in school – 1.45 pm – parents welcome

Monday 17th December 2018

·         Christmas dinner in school

Tuesday 18th December 2018

·         Year 6 WW2 Street Party

Wednesday 19th December 2018

·         Years 1, 2 and 3 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (morning)

·         Years 4, 5 and 6 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (late morning)

PLEASE NOTE – due to a change of venue, we are unable to invite parents to our carol services this year. We apologise for any disappointment.

Thursday 20th December 2018 – Last day of term for pupils

·         Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children)

Friday 21st December 2018 – INSET day – NO PUPILS IN SCHOOL TODAY
Monday 7th January 2019 – First day of new term for pupils