NewStAnd 30th June 2017Dear Parents, Carers and Community
We really enjoyed Oak's class assembly today and I think Oak Class really enjoyed it too! Well done to all the children and staff. Thanks to everyone who attended the KS2 Area Athletics on Monday. We also enjoyed a visit from the Dorset Library Service who led an assembly on Thursday.
Next week is Sports Week, so the children need to have their PE kit in school every day. There are lots of interesting activities planned. We are hoping for dry weather next Friday for our Sports Day. You are all welcome to attend the Friday Sports Day and have a picnic with us afterwards. Information was sent out via our Sports Leader Mrs. Sparks so thanks Mrs. Sparks for organising everything. The theme this year is 'Sporting Heroes'.
You should have received information to let you know which class your child will be in next academic year. If you have any questions related to this, please do ask.
Mrs. Truett our Year One teacher will be leaving us as she is coming to the end of her fixed-term contract. Mrs. Truett will be able to prepare to have a wonderful addition to the family. We will be wishing her good luck at the end of term. If you wish to contribute towards a gift, please leave donations through the office.
Sadly, Bob and Kevin our bus drivers are also leaving at the end of term. They have been brilliant in keeping in touch with the school regarding the children they drive to and from school each day. We wish them all the best too. Mrs. Jepson is organising a collection for Kevin. Mrs. Jepson has asked if any contributions can be given by Wednesday. Parents will be contributing separately for Bob.
You should have had a note today stating which class your child is in next year. Please contact the office if you have not received one.
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
SAST - Sherborne Area Schools Trust
Please see the link below for the MAT documentation. These documents will give you detailed information about SAST, known as the Sherborne Area Schools Trust.
Please note the Sports Day date below Friday 7 July. We will give you further information soon.
Safeguarding - For your information, we regret that school will not be accessible after 4.30 pm for security, data protection and safeguarding reasons.
Thu 6 July - Tennis tournament for adults
Fri 7 July - SPORTS DAY NB We have a reserve date of Fri 14 July in the case of inclement weather.
Thurs 13 July - Swimming Gala
Thurs 20 July - Church Leaver's service 9.30 am. All welcome
Fri 21 July - Y6 Leaver's assembly and end of term.
As you know we fully promote full attendance at school as it is crucial to the children's education. I would like to make you aware of our Attendance Policy. We aim to keep attendance as high as possible. Please see link to policy below:
Further information can be seen on our Attendance leaflet, available from the office.
INSET DAYS 2017-18
Mon 4 September 2017
Tues 5 September 2017
Fri 20 October 2017
Tues 2 January 2018
Friday 29 June 2017
Weds 25 July 2018
Dates- PLEASE SEE THE WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR MORE DATES, link below (this link was previously at the foot of the newsletter).
SPORTS Please see our sporting and other clubs page.
HOT SCHOOL MEALS
As parents you can access the deadline dates in several ways to ensure that you do not miss the deadline and that your child has the meal offered to them by the school. The deadline date is usually in the last week of every month but is open for ordering for weeks before this.
1. Go to our website and look under Parents - Parents information- Hot Lunches
Here is the link for this page
On this page you will find the link to Thornford School deadlines for the next three months.
2. Go to the Thornford Primary School website directly and see the deadline dates, link below:
See our newsletter and deadline on our Facebook Group which echoes what is published on the school website. If you would like to join our Facebook Group, please see Moira Lyons Montgomery in the office. Our website has a parent's calendar with Hot Meals deadlines published. We regret that we cannot order meals that miss the deadline as Thornford will not provide meals after the date. We urge you to order before the deadline and we wish our children to enjoy the meals offered to them. Thank you for your co-operation and support on this matter.