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Newsletter 13th November

Newsletter 13th November
November 13, 2020 Sandy Pike

Dear Parents and Carers

Firstly, I would like to thank you for helping us do what we can to maintain a safe environment at all times in and around school. It is important for everyone to follow the measures I listed in last week for them to be effective, and we have also increased our protective measures in school to make sure that, should one of our children or staff be tested positive for Covid-19, any isolation will affect as few a number of children as possible.

On a wider safety note, please keep your children close to you when they are delivered to you at the end of the day, and if you are parking or driving in the school car park, you do so with extreme caution or preferably, wait until the pedestrians have left the car park before driving off.

After a number of complaints from local farmers, coach drivers and neighbours of the school, I am also asking you to consider them when driving or parking on the lane outside school. Although the yellow zig-zags only stretch a certain distance from the main entrance, the road is not wide enough just beyond for a tractor or coach to pass without risk of damage, and very difficult for neighbours to enter their property. I will be consulting with Highways for the lines to reflect appropriate places to park, but in the meantime I would be grateful for your co-operation.

Sponsored Walk

The children have done amazingly well with their sponsored walks during the half term holiday and have been bringing in a staggering (forgive the choice of adjective) amount of money.  We are now in a position to purchase the defibrillator and the cabinet for it to go in outside. Thank you, your families, friends and neighbours for your generosity in this fund-raising event. I haven’t yet had a figure for the installation of the cabinet, which needs an electrical supply, so please keep bringing in your sponsorship money in order for us to have it up and ready as soon as possible. Please make any cheques payable to Stower Provost Primary School PTFA.

Plans for Christmas

With Hallowe’en now out of the way, I am already being asked by the children how many weeks there are until Christmas! We are looking at options for celebrating this special time of year, but with singing still not being recommended, it will have rather a different feel this year. We will make sure the children still have a memorable end to the term, and will share the details with you as soon as we have a definite plan.

With best wishes

James Stanford