Friday 22nd July 2011
Just a brief newsletter to inform you of a few recent events or things to think about over the holidays.
I have had a number of recent enquiries about what is acceptable in lunch boxes and what we would prefer your child not to bring in. Obviously we want your child to be getting the best balanced meal they can at lunchtimes to help them with their learning in the afternoons. We therefore ask that you do not send in any sweets or fizzy drinks with their lunches - these are both food products that are full of sugar and could stop your child from concentrating their hardest. Anything else you provide your child with is obviously at your discretion, but we hope you will try to make them as healthy as you can. Thank you for your support in this. If you want any further information about how to make lunchboxes healthier please pop in to see me in September and I will see what I can do to help.
I have had a number of discussions with parents recently who said they would like to be reminded of exactly what is required for sports sessions in school. I thought it would be a good idea to send this out before the holidays so that you can make sure your child has the correct kit when they return in September.
Our school PE kit is a plain white or red t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. This should be in school at all times and brought home to be washed regularly. It is very time consuming chasing up forgotten PE kits or finding alternative supervision/activities for your child if they do not have their kits.
Years 1 - 6 Games Kit
They need a plain coloured tracksuit and comfortable trainers for use in outdoor sports sessions or at the NSC. Some classes are asked to come in wearing these kits and others are asked to bring these in to get changed into on the days that they have sports. Information about the days your child will have sport will be given by their teachers in September.
Please make sure your child never brings in, or comes in wearing, a football shirt or t-shirt with large writing or pictures on for their sports sessions. As they move into Key Stage 2 there are more opportunities for your child to take part in sporting events and we will want them to be in school kits/colours if they do take part in these.
FOACS Summer Fayre
Thank you all so much for coming along and supporting our Summer Fayre last Thursday. It was a fantastic evening and it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves on the playground and in school. Thanks also to all those parents who helped with the set up, organisation and clear up.
Thank you for sending in your sponsor money following the sponsored walk and sandcastle build in Peel last week. We had a wonderful day and the children tried really hard with their sponsored activity - as well as having lots of fun! The amount of money that is coming in from sponsorship is incredible - thank you all for your efforts in getting sponsor money from your friends and family. All money raised will go towards future school trips and improvements to our facilities.
Thank you to all those parents who have returned the surveys that were included in with the school reports. Your time in completing these is very much appreciated and the more responses we get the better picture we get of how we are doing as a school.
Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6
Just a quick thank you and goodbye to all those parents whose children leave us and who will no longer have any children in the school. Thank you for all your support over the years. Well done to all the Year 6s on a great year this year and we hope they have enjoyed their time at Anagh Coar School. Good bye and good luck from all the staff and pupils for when they move onto high school in September and for the future. Pop in and see us sometime to let us know how you are doing!
If you have any questions about any of the information contained in this newsletter please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope you have a great summer holiday and look forward to seeing everyone again in September.
Mr. Rob Coole