PTA Quiz

The PTA quiz will be held on Monday 17th December at a cost of £3.00 per child which includes a hot dog, drink and sweets.  The quiz will start at 3.10pm and finish at 5.15pm.  To collect children at the end of the quiz please enter the school via reception and collect children from the hall.

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Teacher 2 Parents Text Service

We have bought into the ‘Teacher 2 Parents’ texting service as a way of improving home/school communication. In tandem with the Blog this service will enable us to keep you up to date with any important information.

It is an effective way for us to inform both specific groups such as parents of children in an extra-curricular club which has had to be cancelled as well as the whole parent body e.g., in the case of extremely bad weather that could cause the school to close. It will also be used to inform parents of up and coming PTA organised events.

If you would like to receive messages through this service please contact Mrs Luff in the school office for a consent form or use the slip on this week’s printed newsletter.

PTA Christmas Raffle

Raffle tickets have been sent home and we would appreciate it if you could help us by selling these, at the cost of £1.00 per sheet. Tickets and money to be returned by 17th December. The raffle will be drawn on the 20th December.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

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School Meals

There is a possibility of slight changes to the school meal menus next week that will mainly affect desserts. If you have any questions please contact the school.  Can parents/carers also ensure that all school lunches are paid for by the end of the term please.  Please make cheques payable to Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) and place all payments in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Online Safety

It has been brought to our attention that a number of our pupils have access to social media platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. This has caused some wellbeing issues with pupils in school as online activity at home has spilled over into school the next day.

The age guidance for these sites is 13+ so we urge all parents to routinely monitor children’s internet usage to ensure that they are safe online.

Diary Dates

 

17th December PTA Children’s Quiz Night
17th December Football Tournament at University of South Wales Sports Park
19th December School Christmas Lunch
20th December PTA Christmas Jumper Day
20th December PTA Family Christmas Celebration (further details to follow)
21st December Trip to Pantomime at Blackwood Miners’ Institute to see Peter Pan
Christmas Holiday Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January
7th January INSET Day 3 – School closed to pupils
22nd February INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils

PTA Christmas Raffle

Raffle tickets have been sent home and we would appreciate it if you could help us by selling these, at the cost of £1.00 per sheet. Tickets and money to be returned by 17th December. The raffle will be drawn on the 20th December.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Christmas Carol Service

We have now sent out the requested tickets with the children. We have limited tickets remaining which will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact the office to check availability.

Access to the school hall will be via the main front door only. The doors will open 10 minutes before the services start. We hope you enjoy the performances.

Whole School Trip to the Pantomime

All children have received a separate letter detailing information about this trip. Please send all completed consent forms and monies into school in a clearly labelled envelope as soon as possible so that final arrangements can be made. Thank you.

Diary Dates

 

10th December Morning: 9.00am – Y3/4 Carol Service

Afternoon: 1.45pm – Y5/6 Carol Service

11th December Morning: 9.00am – Y5/6 Carol Service

Afternoon: 1.45pm – Y3/4 Carol Service

14th December PTA – Hot Chocolate Morning – 50p for a festive hot chocolate and cookie
17th December PTA Children’s Quiz Night (further details to follow)
19th December Football Tournament at University of South Wales Sports Park
19th December School Christmas Lunch
20th December PTA Christmas Jumper Day
20th December PTA Family Christmas Celebration (further details to follow)
21st December Trip to Pantomime at Blackwood Miners’ Institute to see Peter Pan
Christmas Holiday Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January
7th January INSET Day 3 – School closed to pupils
22nd February INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils