What a week! Thank you to all parents / carers for being so understanding when we had to unexpectedly close on Wednesday due to no heating and no hot water. Please can all parents / carers ensure they have notification set to ‘ON’ if you use the Teachers2Parents App to receive our messages.
On Tuesday, Mrs Mather and a group of 10 children enjoyed a rather frosty Walk 2 School – once again, a huge thank you to Cowan Bridge Village Stores for providing our breakfast, we all enjoyed croissants and soreen.

Contacting Staff – please can all parents / carers be aware that school staff can be contacted on their work email address, via the office or briefly at the start and end of the school day. Appointments can be made if parents / carers need to speak with staff about any aspect of school. Thank you for understanding.

KS1 Multi Skills – our Y1 & 2 children will be attending a Multi Skills event at Carnforth High School on Tuesday 23rd January. Please make sure the children have their PE kit in school along with a warm sweatshirt and jogging bottoms. They should also bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water. Thank you. A full information sheet is attached.

Young Voices – Monday 5th February – children will be leaving school at approximately 12noon. Children will need to bring a packed lunch, a packed tea, and drinks – please note, no glass bottles are allowed in the arena. All children should come to school in their uniforms, with a plain white t-shirt.
We will keep you informed by Teachers2Parents, the school text messaging service, regarding the timeyou will need to pick your child up from school, it is likely to be around 11.00pm. If anyone has any questions regarding the day, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us in the office and we will endeavour to find the answers. Parent tickets will be available to collect from the office at the end of next week.

School Trips –
Reception, Y1 & 2 – Dales Museum – Tuesday 6th February –
children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 will be travelling up to Hawes to visit the Dales Museum.
Payment of £6.50 towards the cost of the trip has been made available on SchoolMoney.
Juniors – Heysham Power Station – Thursday 22nd February – all junior children will be visiting Heysham Power Station to aid their science topic.
Payment of £6.50 per child, towards the cost of the trip has been added to SchoolMoney.
We would like to thank our wonderful PTFA for agreeing to donate towards the cost of transport for these trips and making them affordable for families.

Seasonal Sickness – it is that time again for coughs, colds, flu and outbreaks of norovirus, which impacts on us all, and not in a good way! We are therefore reminding you all of the importance of being vigilant for diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) episodes/outbreaks. Thorough hand washing with liquid soap and water is the most effective preventative measure, however, in the event of infection, children with D&V should not return to school until they have been symptom free for 48 hours. There is infection control guidance in the parent advice section of the website.

Welfare Assistant – we are still looking for a welfare assistant, are you or anyone you know interested?  We need someone to help serve meals and supervise the children during their midday break.  The vacancy is term time only covering Monday-Friday from 11.45am – 1.15pm.  Please contact the office for more details.

Edinburgh Residential Visit – regular payment instalments have been set up on SchoolMoney. The first instalment is due by 31st January 2024. Thank you.

Coming up this week

Coming up this half-term