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Newsletter 9

Newsletter 9
June 19, 2015 Sandy Pike

Dear All,

Earlier this week a letter was sent out informing you of a suspected case of chicken pox. Since then, we have learned that the child concerned had Molluscum contagiosum, (a viral infection that affects the skin) and not chicken pox. Medical advice is that there is no need to stay off school.

We also stopped using the pool as there seemed to be a number of cases of sickness, and we wondered whether swimming might allow easier transmission of the sickness ‘bug’ from one child to another. We sought advice from the environmental health service and ceased swimming in the meantime. The advice received was to carry on swimming, but this arrived too late on Monday for us to run the after-school club that day. Since having the all clear we have continued swimming.

Could I also remind you that if your child is off school with diarrhoea or vomiting that your child is not to return to school until at least 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Kind Regards

Martin Marshall

Hall of Fame! Certificate Winners last week.

Our stars of the week: – Well done to Alfie (Conkers), Ollie (Hazels), Roxy (Acorns), Lucy, Thomas and Radha (Chestnuts) and Archie and Cameron (Oaks) for sharing happiness this week!

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils competed against other schools in an athletic competition (Quad Kids) at the Gryphon School, Sherborne, well done to them.

This week has also seen a number of pupils complete their level one bikeability course here at the school.

Silver certificates were awarded to Summer and Matthew (Chestnuts). Gold certificates were awarded to William and Izzy (Acorns) and Jago and Chloe (Chestnuts). Well done!

Amelie (Chestnuts) received her certificate for taking part in a recent Kwik Cricket tournament. Remember if you have achieved something out of school and would like to bring it in, we will celebrate it! Look on the website for photos.


Dress up and dance day on Monday—Karen Parry Dance will be in school on Monday 22nd June. The children will get the opportunity to learn different styles of dance, including disco, rock and roll and street! As part of this the children can come in non school uniform and we kindly ask for a donation to MacMillan Cancer, thank you.

Calling all gardeners!

A reminder that  Lorna, who runs the gardening club on Fridays, would like to get a working party  together  in order to get the new growth under control! If you have an hour or two to spare could you please come along   tomorrow, Friday 19th June from 9am. Thank you!

 And Finally…..

Next week there are lots of sporting activities taking place in and out of school. Look out for the information letter separate to this which will give you all the key information you need.

Well done to all the children who competed so well at the Yeovil Athletics yesterday and represented the school so well, we are very proud of you!

Good luck to all the children in Key Stage One that are competing in the Mini Olympics at St Gregory’s School  tomorrow!