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Newsletter 21st September 2018

Newsletter 21st September 2018
September 24, 2018 Sandy Pike

21st September 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you all very much for the generous donations for our Harvest Assembly this morning. The tables were full of wonderful produce that I know will be gratefully received by the Trussell Trust. The collection will take place early next week, so if you would still like to bring any tins or packets of food in, please do.

It was lovely to see the children sharing their ideas about Harvest and performing traditional songs and poems, and good to have such an appreciative audience – thank you.

The School Community

Governance – Our Board of Governors is made up of volunteers from all walks of life, including accountants, headteachers, members of the armed services, school staff, homemakers and business people. They are appointed by the Local Authority, as parents of the school, or can be co-opted to the board.  We currently have two vacancies for Parent Governor on our board. If you would like to be involved in the running of the school, helping to set the strategic direction of the school and making sure we provide the best education possible for the children, we would love to hear from you. Details about the role of governors can be found on https://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx, and I can provide you with information about how it works at Stower Provost. I can also put you in touch with existing parent governors who can let you know first hand about this essential role in our school.

Parent Volunteers – We are always very grateful to our band of volunteers who come into school to help. We are still looking to welcome more people in to help in a variety of ways, listening to the children read on a regular basis, coming in to help with after school clubs, or ad hoc cooking or art activities. If you have a particular interest you would like to share with the children, please see your child’s teacher to make arrangements.

Healthy Snacks

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are given their mid-morning snack free through a government funded scheme.  Our policy for morning snacks is that children in Key Stage 2 are welcome to bring in a piece of fruit or raw vegetable to eat at playtime. Some parents find it more convenient to bring in whole fruit snacks. I have noticed that some children are bringing in a range of other things to eat such as snack bars or biscuits – to keep things fair and to follow our healthy snack policy, please supply your child only with fruit or raw vegetables. Please also remember out ‘no nut’ policy includes snacks and packed lunches.

Our usual Friday Celebration Assemblies will resume next week; please always feel free to join us as we share the children’s successes and achievements.

 

With best wishes

James Stanford