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News items for week ending 9th November.
Attendance for this week
Lower School: Dahl 97.0%
Upper School: Rowling 96.9%
Well done to both of these classes
Communications this week:
Applicable year group
How it was distributed
School Money System
Breakfast & After School club Parents
Odd Socks Day – Monday 12th November
As part of our Anti-Bullying week we will be taking part in “Odd Socks Day” on Monday! This is an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness by wearing odd socks to school. No donation is required.
Children in need – Mufti Day
On Friday 16th November the children can come to school wearing their own clothes (incorporating something spotty) in exchange for a £1 donation for Children in Need. Please ensure all donations are handed to the class teacher.
Year 4 Roman Day
On Wednesday 21st November the Year 4 children will be having a Roman Day at school. In order to enhance the children’s experience on this day, children can come to school in Roman dress. Please refer to the letter sent home with the children last week for further information.
Remembrance Day Parade
We are very proud that our Head Pupils, Deputy Head Pupils and Prefects will be representing Hamsey Green and placing a wreath at the Remembrance Day Parade in Warlingham on Sunday 11th November at 11.00am. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
A reminder regarding next week’s Discos:
KS1 (Reception, Year 1 & 2)
Wednesday 14th November, 3.30pm – 5.00pm**
Tickets are priced at £2.50 and include entry, drink, snack & raffle ticket. Tickets to be purchased on the door.
**Please note there will be no Art Club on this day
KS2 (Years 3 – 6)
Thursday 15th November, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Tickets are priced at £2 for entry, payable on the door. Children can bring up to £2 spending money with them to purchase drinks, snacks & raffle tickets.
School Money System - Dinners
Thank you to everyone who has logged onto the new system and chosen meals for their children. Those of you who have been unable to do this I hope that we have been able to either troubleshoot any technical problems for you or help you navigate the system. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any queries and although we in the office are also learning we will do our best to help you.
Please remember that you can book as many or as few meals for you children as you wish but they do need to be booked online in advance. Once you have made your meal(s) choice you will need to click the “update booking” button. If you pay for your meals you will need to click “add to basket” once your selection(s) have been made and then click the “make payment” button. Once payment has been made (if applicable) your selections will be recorded and deduct a payment from your credit balance. Anyone entitled to a free meal will not be asked to make a payment.
Meals can be booked up until midnight of the day before.
School Money System – Breakfast and After School Club
We are pleased to announce that the booking system for breakfast and after school club will be live from Monday 12th November in School Money. Parents/carers with children attending the clubs will be emailed a letter separately informing them of the new procedures. The previous system will be switched off today and balances transferred on Monday 12th November.
The new system has been set up to recognise those people whose accounts are paid by voucher.
Calling all entrepreneurs!! The children are busy deciding what products to make for our Christmas Winter Wonderland Fair! They will be formulating a business plan to showcase their ideas in Enterprise Week, and pitching it to the Dragon’s Den on Friday 30th November. Do you own your own business? Self-employed? Would you consider being one of our Dragon's Den panellists on Friday 30th November 9.00am -10.30am? If so, please contact Mrs Mace via the school office. Thanking you in advance.
Message from the School Kitchen
The kitchen sends its apologies for the lack of quality of the meal provided on Monday 5th November. The tagliatelle supplied was not of the usual standard and during the cooking process it became extremely soft. Other schools experienced the same issues and this product has now been recalled. This problem, although it coincided with the start of the new dinner booking system, was not as a result of the new system but merely a problem with a particular product. Once again the caterer sends her apologies.
Smoking including vaping, is not permitted anywhere in our school grounds. Thank you for your co-operation.