School Council Bake Sale
I couldn't resist featuring just some of the extraordinary selection of cakes that were so kindly baked and brought in for the first School Council Bake Sale. Ably assisted by the school councillors themselves, Mr Stevenson was inundated with buyers at the end of yesterday afternoon. I am delighted to inform you that the final total raised was £108. On behalf of the School Council I would like to thank you all for kindly supporting this event - following the next council meeting I will write to you again with their plans for the money.
I am delighted to confirm that we will be in a position to offer the facility for you all to make payments online for school activities such as school school trips, after school clubs and school photos, to name but a few immediately after the half term holiday.
It is no small administrative task collecting and keeping track of what payments have been received for the many events and trips that take place throughout the academic year. This, combined with the challenge that you may experience in either finding the correct change or writing a cheque to pay for your child’s activities can at times be frustrating.
Our new Schoolmoney.co.uk facility will enable us all to experience a more streamlined, secure and efficient payment collection system.
Those of you who attend After School Club or Breakfast Club will receive a text message and email informing you of the amount to be paid for that week. You then follow the link, set up your account (the clubs/activity/trips will already be listed) and then you can make the payment with your debit/credit card. The details of your card will not be stored on the system. The booking of clubs will remain through the Google Documents. Likewise, when you are notified of a trip, you will also receive a text message and email informing you of the cost and the link to pay through SchoolMoney.
We shall be asking for your feedback on the system within the first month as it is important that you all find the system easy to use and more efficient. I will be writing to you again at the beginning of next half term with further details.
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Drop off and Collection Arrangements
The side gate is open each day from 8.00am-8.05am for early bird drop off. It will then be opened again from 8.15am-8.30am for drop off, and 3.30pm - 3.40pm for collection. Early bird drop off is for children only and you should leave your children with the member of staff on duty.
If you are running late, please inform Mrs Blower so we can make the necessary arrangements.
You are welcome to bring your children to breakfast club which opens its doors at 7.30am. £5 per session to be paid on the day.
Please help us maintain the very best relationships with our neighbours by not blocking or parking in their drives when dropping off or collecting your children.
Please do not park on the yellow chevrons directly in front of the school for the safety of all of our children.
Could I ask that you ensure that waterproof trousers and coats are brought into school on the relevant day (regardless of the forecast) so that we maximise our use of Richmond Park.
Photography Club and Chess Club
I am delighted to confirm that we shall be holding a Photograph Exhibition of images taken by the members of the club, 27th to 30th March. The images will be on display throughout the school.
I would like to confirm that both clubs have a finishing time of 5pm, children should be collected from the side gate.
Don't forget, this weekend…
Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers - Collection box by the side gate.
Half term starts on Thursday 9th February - school is closed on Friday 10th and reopens on Monday 20th February.