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Newsletter 23/1/13

23rd January 2013

Dear Parents


RETIREMENT


I would like to inform you that I will be retiring from my post of Headteacher at Scoill yn Jubilee at the end of the Summer Term. When asked to take on the role of leading the amalgamation between the infant and junior school it was agreed with the Department that I would do this for 18 months prior to retirement. The amalgamation process has been both challenging and rewarding, and I feel has been successful.


The headteacher appointment will hopefully be made fairly soon to enable us to work together and ensure a smooth handover into the next academic year. The new headteacher will lead a school with fantastic children, hard working and dedicated staff along with very supportive parents and governors.


PARENT INTERVIEWS


This term we have arranged our parent interview evenings straight after half term. These will take place on Tuesday 19th February 4.00pm-7.30pm and Wednesday 20th February 4.00pm-5.30pm.


We have developed a ‘How to help your child’ sheet to share with you at the interview with the key skills identified which staff feel will best move your child on in their learning. We have indicated how we feel your child will be performing in literacy and numeracy at the end of the school year based on present performance. The sheet also contains a section for Pupil Comments for children to either complete on their own or for you to write down for them what they wish to say about what they are doing well and where they need more help. The Parent Comments box is for you to tell us what you feel are your child’s strengths (in or out of school) so we can build on them and if there is anything your child would benefit from having provided at school (if possible).


Please could you return the attached form as soon as possible indicating the days and times you will be available. For parents with more than one child in school please complete one slip for your family so that staff across the two sites can meet and arrange your interview times together. Please return this one slip to the teacher of your youngest child. Thank you.


Your appointment time/times will be sent to you before the half term break. Could I remind parents that children should not attend these interviews.





STAFFING


Mrs Wilson will be returning from maternity leave on 4th February to continue working as part of the Reception Team. Mrs Hindley, who has been covering Mrs Wilson’s post, will continue to work at Scoill yn Jubilee on a part-time basis. Mr Jones, our part-time ESO at the juniors finished working at the school on Friday 18th January to take up a position outside of education.


DINNER/JUICE AND SNACK REMINDERS


Payments are now due and if you have not already done so please would you send in your money as soon as possible. Thank you.




Half Term

Full Term

End of Year

(2012/13)

Cheque Payable to

Dinners (Infants and Juniors)

£48.75

£97.50

£226.20

IOM Government

Milk only (Juniors)

£4.75

£9.50

£22.04

IOM Government

Juice only (Juniors)

£9.25

£18.50

£42.92

Ballaquayle School

Juice and Snack (Juniors)

£14.25

£28.50

£66.12

Ballaquayle School

Snack only (Infants and Juniors)

£5.00

£10.00

£23.20

Ballaquayle School

Juice/milk and Snack (Infants)

£10.00

£20.00

£46.40

Ballaquayle School

Juice/milk only (Infants)

£5.00

£10.00

£23.20

Ballaquayle School


SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS


The present School Council members will have their last meeting on Thursday 31st January. We will be holding our election day for the new members on Friday 22nd February. Now that we have amalgamated the two sites we will be electing just one member from each class rather than two, to enable some joint school council meetings to take place.


If your child is interested in helping to make decisions on how to improve our school they need to make a poster to encourage voters, to be displayed in classrooms on Tuesday 19th February. No posters will be accepted after this date. On Thursday 21st February they need to give a small speech to their class to say why they should be voted onto the council.


MOBILE PHONES


Could I remind parents that children should not have mobile phones in school unless written permission has been requested from the headteacher for a specific purpose.


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS


If your child is collected by an After School Club please inform the school office as soon as possible in order that we have a record of which Nursery/Children’s Centre your child attends and on which afternoons. If these arrangements change you are requested to inform the school on the day, in addition to informing the After School Club.

SAVE THE CHILDREN FESTIVAL OF TREES


We are delighted to inform you that our Reception classes entry into the festival received an award as ‘Best of Festival Runner Up’ on Friday evening. Well done Reception!


DOUGLAS BOROUGH COUNCIL DAFFODIL COMPETITION


If you haven’t already done so you are advised to bring your daffodil pots indoors in mid January.


PARENT GROUP


The parent group will start on Friday 25th January, 2.10-3.15pm and will run for 10 weeks. Please feel free to come along and try the first session. If you have younger children, you may bring them with you. More information can be obtained from Mrs Taghinejad or Mrs Murphy.


NEIGHBOUR REQUEST


A school neighbour who lives with her 93 year old mother in a house opposite the lower gate on Stoney Road has asked that parents avoid parking across her driveway as access is required at all times. Thank you.


JUNIOR SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS


Could I remind parents that the junior office has to close each day at 3.30pm as the administrators are only employed to this time. If you wish to see the administrators please could you visit the office before the end of the school day. Thank you.


MANX FOLK AWARDS KENSINGTON YOUTH CENTRE


Last year the infants had a very enjoyable and successful day taking part in the above event. This year we are entering both infant and junior classes.


If you are able to help us walk children to and from the event and support the children at the festival please could you contact the school offices:


Junior events Monday 18th March Infant events Wednesday 20th March

Tuesday 19th March


PAMPER EVENING


Friends of Scoill yn Jubilee are holding their annual Pamper Evening on Tuesday 29 January from 7-9pm in the infant school. There will be a whole range of beauty, craft, food demonstrations and opportunities to sample. Tickets are £5 to include a glass of wine and nibbles, available from the school offices. The event will have excellent raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will be available each afternoon in both playgrounds. All proceeds are to go towards the purchase of a Play Bin for the junior pupils.


Yours sincerely



Mrs L Green

Headteacher

Parent Interviews – Spring Term 2013


Each interview will last 10 minutes


Name of Parent/Carer/s: __________________________________________


Child/Children’s Names: Class Teacher:

______________________________ ______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________

I am available for interview (please tick):


Tuesday 19th February

4.00pm

-

4.30pm

4.30pm

-

5.00pm

5.00pm

-

5.30pm

5.30pm

-

6.00pm

6.00pm

-

6.30pm

6.30pm

-

7.00pm

7.00pm

-

7.30pm








Wednesday 20th February


4.00pm

-

4.30pm

4.30pm

-

5.00pm

5.00pm

-

5.30pm






The below slip will be returned to confirm times.


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Parent Interview Confirmation


Dear ________________________


Interviews have been arranged as follows:


Child Day Time


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