Letter from Chair of Governors

I hope you are all safe and well. You will by now have heard the sad news that Mr Linfield will be leaving us at the end of the Summer Term to move to France. I am sure you will all join me in thanking him for his hard work over the last 6 years with us and wish him well for his new adventure.

 

In line with the guidance we have been given by Southend Borough Council, Mr Hanshaw and Mr Birkinshaw will take up the posts of Acting Headteacher and Acting Deputy Headteacher in September. We will then look to organise permanent arrangements for the longer term but we are delighted to have two such capable leaders stepping up to continue moving Chalkwell Hall forward in the interim period.

 

I have been in to school on a regular basis over the lockdown period to check on the arrangements for the key worker and vulnerable children and the school has performed a great job in making sure they are well looked after as well as staying open over the holiday periods.  The school is busy prepping signs, taping floors, rearranging furniture, cleaning and organising timetables in anticipation of a return for more children. We have every confidence in being ready and as safe as possible for the 1st June if the Year 6 children are able to return on that date.

 

I have also been helping with making and delivering face shields for frontline workers and Chalkwell Hall, led fantastically well by Mr Hanshaw, has made our whole community proud in the work they have done to help keep so many others safe. Well over 13,000 face shields have been produced over the last few weeks – a brilliant effort all round!

1st June arrangements – update letter

Having worked through all the guidance from the DfE, we are in a position to open safely to our Year 6 pupils (and an increased number of children of key workers) on 1st June if that proposed date goes ahead.

 

Having risk assessed our building and staffing provision, we have made arrangements for all Year 6 pupils to be in school at the same time. Please share this information with your child so they are prepared and ready to go when they come in to school. If you are planning on keeping your child at home, please let the office know so we can organise our classes accordingly.

 

The teachers will be splitting the classes in half based on their knowledge of the children and taking into account factors such as social, learning and behavioural needs so that the groups can be effectively taught and safely managed.  All the Year 6 children will be taught by their class teacher and a different teacher they are familiar with, in rotation, for a week at a time.

 

We will obviously need to reduce the class sizes for effective social distancing and will need to stagger the start and finish times of our days to make sure we do not have crowds of people in our limited outside spaces.

 

Dropping off (at the main gate only):

If children can walk to school safely on their own this will reduce crowds at the gate. If they cannot come on their own then please be prepared to drop off and not hang around while maintaining a 2m distance from other individuals.

 

Year 6 children will come in to school through the main gate and go up the stairs to their class. If children aim to arrive at the following times we can maintain a steady stream of traffic in one direction towards their classrooms.

 

6RM – 8:35        6RW – 8:40       6SH – 8:45        6AF – 8:50         6AD – 8:55

 

All key worker children will come in through the main gate and will enter through the Year 3 classroom doors from 8:35-9:00. Year 3 in 3GB, Year 4 in 3OS and Year 5 in 3AH.

 

Collection:

If children can walk home from school safely on their own this will help reduce crowds. If you are collecting please do so individually if at all possible. All parents will need to enter through the main gate and leave the playground via the gate between the two schools (London Road) please. This will keep everyone heading in the same direction and reduce the congestion we usually have at the end of the day at the main gate.  Please ensure you are following social distancing when on the school site to collect children.

 

All Year 6 children will come out on to the playground at the west side (by the boys’ toilets exit door).

 

6RM – 2:50       6RW – 2:55       6SH – 3:00        6AF – 3:05         6AD – 3:10

 

The key worker children will exit from the same classroom doors they entered and can be collected between 3:00-3:15 from the playground or at other times during the school day from the main office if necessary.

 

During the day:

We will have a one way system in school. Up the east stairwell (office end of school) and down the west stairwell (toilets end of school). This means the main reception will be part of the children’s route through school so the front door will be shut and you’ll need to wait for office staff to let you in so please avoid visiting in person where possible.

 

When children are in class and when moving around school, we will remind and expect them to observe the social distancing rules that have become the norm. Desks will be separated, distance markers are on the floor, equipment will not be shared, PE kits, packed lunches and water bottles will stay with them at their desk and no lockers will be in use.

 

It would be enormously helpful if children could bring in a packed lunch as the dining hall team will not be making hot dinners (we are not allowed to have everyone in one place eating together). Children who are entitled to free school meals or need to purchase a meal will have a packed lunch provided by the catering team.

 

Children will eat lunch in the classroom and will have outside time at morning break and lunch time in a zoned area of the playground where they will only be allowed to socialise (2m apart) with the same children from their half of the class. Playground equipment will be out of bounds.

 

Stationery will be provided and will only be used by the individual child. Please do not send in pencil cases, they won’t need them, but they can bring in reading books or their work books if they would like to share something they have done at home with their teacher. We are trying to minimise the number of items going back and forth from school to home and vice versa.

 

Desks will be cleaned during the day and handwashing routines will be strongly reinforced. The school will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day.

 

Years 3, 4 & 5 key worker children will be following the Oak National Academy curriculum in school so that all children in the year group are experiencing the same learning.

 

We would like the children to wear uniform, as it is part of the usual routine and will help make things feel a bit more normal, but we understand that growing children may well have outgrown school shoes or there may be days when it is a struggle to get everything washed.

 

Conkers before and after school club:

In line with the guidance we have received, we will not be able to offer before and after school childcare at Conkers after the half term break. We would prefer to have the facility open but, unfortunately, with the increase in pupil numbers, there would be too many interchanging groups of children and adults to make this safe enough for us to consider it acceptable. We will review this regularly.

 

During half term both schools will be closed (holiday club for key workers will be in the dining hall) for a deep clean ahead of the arrival of a far greater number of children.

 

Guidance on illness from the government:

When a child, young person or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. All staff and students who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus, and are encouraged to get tested in this scenario.  Where the child, young person or staff member tests negative, they can return to their setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation.

 

Where the child, young person or staff member tests positive, the rest of their class or group within their childcare or education setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. The other household members of that wider class or group do not need to self-isolate unless the child, young person or staff member they live with in that group subsequently develops symptoms. Children who develop symptoms whilst in school will be sensitively isolated in 1st aid by the office team, parents will be called immediately and arrangements for collection must take priority. Please ensure we have your most up to date contact details. Please email any changes to office@chalkwellhall-jun.southend.sch.uk.

 

There may be adjustments needed in the future but we have assessed the potential risks of opening up school to a greater number of children and, while we cannot be 100% risk free, we are confident we are in a position to safely do the best we can with the guidance we have been given. If you do not wish to send your child back in to school at this time, I completely respect your decision and there will be no chasing up in terms of attendance data or possible fines so please don’t worry!

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils

 

In line with the government’s announcement, Chalkwell Hall Junior School will close at the end of today, until further notice, to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children.

 

Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans.

 

All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

 

As advised by the government, we will do everything possible to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, education sector, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.

 

Please note that this is a national closure, as you will have heard in the news, so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is via email, Facebook, Twitter and our website.

 

What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home

 

Your child’s learning is, of course, important to us so we will continue to help you help your child to learn.

 

  • Follow this link to find learning activities for your child to engage with at home. https://chalkwellhall.co.uk/working-from-home/. We will update this regularly. If you cannot access the internet at home, please contact us.
  • Children will be sent home with their medication, books, PE kit and some basic equipment.
  • If your child will not be attending school but is currently off school ill or in isolation, you can come in and get their books, PE kit, etc next week or whenever you are allowed out of isolation.
  • Given that we are working with greatly reduced numbers of staff, we will not be in a position to take work in or give feedback during the time that we are shut to the majority of pupils. Our focus is on making sure that we can stay open with a skeleton staffing structure to accommodate the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

 

For those children in school

 

  • Children will still need to wear school uniform and have PE kit.
  • If your child usually receives free school meals we will be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government should be announcing soon.
  • School dinners will continue to be served for those that require them, although there may only be a cold option.
  • Conkers Breakfast and After School Clubs will continue to run as usual as long as we have enough staff to operate them safely. Please continue to book as normal and we will update if the situation changes.
  • We will provide a combination of the usual school subjects and a mixture of other activities in school. The school day will be different to what we usually provide and dependent on the staff we have available.
  • After school extra-curricular clubs (such as football, netball, drama, sewing, etc) will not be taking place as we do not have the staff to run them. If we can do some at lunchtimes we will.

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

 

We are still able to answer your queries in school but there may not be anyone on the phones at certain times and it may take longer to get back to you as we are all preparing to do many extra jobs to make sure we can stay open.

 

Thank you again for your continued support, we will be in touch with more information when we can.

 

 

 

LATEST GUIDANCE ON KEYWORKERS

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

You may have seen that the government finally released the key workers list during the night so my apologies on their behalf for the late notice of this communication, I would have loved to have done it earlier to save everyone a lot of stress! The Secretary of State for Education stated that the government’s intention was for somewhere in the region of 10% of pupils to continue to have access to school if necessary and it is extremely important to follow the key principle that if children can be at home then they should be. If everyone sends their children in to school as normal, and we have high pupil numbers, then we simply will not be able to provide a safe environment with our reduced workforce and will be forced to close, whereby the provision designed for those most in need will cease completely.

 

The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

 

It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

 

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

 

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

 

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

 

If you fit into the categories below and you are intending to send your child in to school next week please follow the link at the bottom of the page and fill out the form to let us know.

 

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

 

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

 

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

 

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

 

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

 

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

 

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

 

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

 

Link for form to send into school by 3pm today please and thank you!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WHwv78n-cEOI7kmVQkY1jKmfQMx9C-hMlQjRCLoD2rtUNVowVVhVNFE3RzZRMktKN1cwNjdaMllZUi4u

 

We will be sending out a letter today to outline what will be happening for children that will be attending school next week and what will be happening for the vast majority of children who should be staying at home wherever possible.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mr Linfield

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS UPDATE

After School Clubs on Friday have been cancelled (Rugby, Dance, Code Club, Marathon Club).  After School Clubs will take place today (Thursday) unless notified otherwise (Year 5 & 6 Art Club, Boys & Girls Football Year 3 & 4, Year 3 & 4 Sewing Club, Year 3 & 4 Art Club, Year 5 & 6 Badminton, Year 5 & 6 Girls Football, Year 5 & 6 Sewing).

 

Conkers After School Club will remain open until further notice.

Coronavirus update

 

Currently, the advice we have from the DfE and Government is that we are to stay open.

 

We have had a number of questions from parents about absence so to clarify:

 

Children who need to stay off school because they are showing one of the two symptoms, or live with someone that is showing symptoms, will be recorded as authorised absence due to exceptional circumstances. Authorised absence will also be granted for other medical conditions that are listed in the vulnerable groups as advised by the government. Please read this link for details:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 

The new guidance (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19) advises to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and you do not need to contact 111. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

 

How long to stay at home:

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

 

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

 

We have had, and continue to have, families in self-isolation as a precautionary measure and we have had no confirmed cases up to this point. The situation changes every day and we will update our plans in line with the advice and instructions we are given from the government.

 

For children who need to be off school in line with the guidance above, there is a pack of work on the website in the homework section, please follow this link:

 

https://chalkwellhall.co.uk/working-from-home/

 

We will update families if and when necessary as the situation changes.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Working from home if necessary

16th March 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Coronavirus update

 

Currently, the advice we have from the DfE and Government is that we are to stay open and everyone who is well is expected to attend.

 

We have had a number of questions from parents about absence so to clarify:

 

Our instructions are that children staying away from school just as a precaution, rather than showing one of the two symptoms below, should be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

 

Children who need to stay off for 7 days because they are showing one of the two symptoms will be recorded as authorised absence due to exceptional circumstances.

 

The new guidance (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19) advises to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

 

  • A high temperature (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) or
  • A new, continuous cough (this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly)

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and you do not need to contact 111.

 

We have had, and continue to have, families in self-isolation as a precautionary measure and we have had no confirmed cases up to this point.

 

The situation changes every day and we will update our plans in line with the advice and instructions we are given from the government.

 

For children who need to be off for 7 days in line with the guidance above, there is a pack of work on the website in the homework section.

 

https://chalkwellhall.co.uk/working-from-home/

 

We will update families if and when necessary as the situation changes.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

Spring Term 2020 Clubs

Clubs will commence on Monday 6th January 2020 (with the exception of Southend United which will commence on 13th January 2020).  The attached clubs list lets you know the wide variety of after school, lunch time and before school clubs available to our children.  The majority of our clubs (before, during and after school) are run by the staff in their own free time as they are dedicated to building relationships with the children and giving them opportunities they may not otherwise have.

 

Most clubs are free of charge.  In most cases where we are using an external provider, the school is bearing the cost of this to make access fairer to all.

 

Information regarding chargeable clubs such as music tuition, drum lessons, Speech and Drama and Little Musketeers will be sent to you separately.  These are run privately by external companies.

 

Our aim is to give all children equal opportunity to take part in clubs. We are striving to make this as fair as possible to all which means we look termly at the number of children wanting to do each activity by asking you to fill in your preferences on the reply form. If the same 20 or 30 children want to do the same activity for the following term, great; however, if 30 different pupils would like to give it a go then it is only fair that we share out the spaces accordingly over the year. There will be a few exceptions for the Spring Term as the following clubs are already working towards performances or are already training for upcoming sports events:  Drama, Dance, Glee and Girls Football.  Children already in these clubs should put them down as their first preference. There are a few spaces available in Dance, Drama and Girls Football.

 

We have more children participating in extra-curricular activities than ever before which is fantastic. There are only so many days in the week and hours in the day but we are always looking to find ways of getting more children involved so watch this space!

 

NEW FOR SPRING TERM 2020      NEW FOR SPRING TERM 2020

**Stop Animation Club** (Directors will have the opportunity to make their own short stop animation films using apps and props of their choice. Complete creative freedom for the subject of the film but there will be suggested projects each week).

**Book Club** (A book club is one of the best ways to combine learning and fun. We will be exploring books together and carrying out fun, book related activities).

**Dodgeball** Friday lunchtimes for Years 5 & 6 and Thursday lunchtimes for Years 3 & 4.

 

Clubs will be running weeks commencing:

 

Monday 6th January 2020                               Monday 24th February 2020

Monday 13th January 2020                              Monday 2nd March 2020

Monday 20th January 2020                              Monday 9th March 2020

Monday 27th January 2020                              Monday 16th March 2020

Monday 3rd February 2020                              Monday 23rd March 2020

Monday 10th February 2020                            Monday 30th March 2020

 

Please note Knitting Club will not be continuing in the Spring Term.

11+ club commences for Year 5 children (no maximum)

Wednesdays at 8.00am to 8.30am – a separate letter will be coming out shortly.

 

CLUB RULES/IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • Forms to be returned by Friday 6th December 2019 at the latest.
  • Please indicate your order of preference so club places can be fairly distributed, with ‘1’ indicating the club your child most wishes to attend. Please do not put 1’s down for every club.
  • Waiting lists will be kept should a club become oversubscribed.
  • Club letters will be sent out before the end of term.
  • Clubs will commence on Monday 6th January 2020 (apart from Southend United which will commence on Monday 13th January 2020).
  • Please collect children promptly after their club.
  • Conkers After School Club needs to be booked separately through the Kids Club HQ bookings system https://chalkwellhall.kidsclubhq.co.uk/.
  • Please tell a member of the office staff if your child will not be attending on a particular night, to avoid unnecessary searching and phone calls.
  • Cookery and Pottery run on a half termly basis.
  • Times Table Rock Stars is a lunch time club for Years 3 & 4, no need to register, just come along when you want to.
  • Marathon Club on a Friday – children must be able to run/jog continuously for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • Homework Club on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime is open to everyone, no need to register, just come along when you want to.
  • 11+ club will commence on Wednesday mornings from 8.00am to 8.30am until the 11+ takes place. This club is open to all Year 5 children and you do not need to register for it.  Separate letters will be sent out to Year 5 shortly.
  • Clubs will end for the Spring term on Friday 3rd April 2020 unless otherwise informed.

 

 

After School Club Opportunities SPRING Term 2020

Holiday Club – February Half Term 2020

We are delighted to announce that our hugely popular fun filled, holiday camps are coming to Chalkwell Hall in 2020.

 

In response to demand from busy parents that are seeking good quality, affordable childcare during the school holidays we are pleased to be able to confirm that we will be operating a holiday camp at Chalkwell Hall during the February half term and provided it gets well supported, for every other school holiday period for the remainder of the academic year!  We have decided to offer our successful multi-activity days at highly competitive prices that suit the working patterns of most parents.  Times and prices are as follows:

Hours        Price
8am- 5pm Just    £22.50
9am- 3pm Just    £18.00
9am- 1pm Just    £12.00
1pm- 5pm Just    £12.00

 

Parents that book at least 2 weeks in advance will also receive a 15% discount and there is also a 15% discount for siblings too* Our provision will be open to Primary School aged children.  Children aged 5-11 can attend any time whereas 4 year olds may only attend for a maximum of four hours per day**

 

Activities for each day are weather dependant but most days will feature an energetic mix of popular sports and playground games and some more sedate arts and crafts activities.  Our accredited, experienced staff members will ensure that your child is safe and has fun whilst socialising with other children of a similar age.

 

Now is the best time to take advantage of this fantastic offer.  We only have 32 spaces available each day and these can be booked on a first come first served basis on our website using this link.  Children from other schools will be welcome but right now priority places are being offered to children of the Chalkwell Hall Schools.  Leaflets will be distributed to other local schools to fill any remaining spaces in January 2020.  So, don’t delay, book today!

https://family.premier-education.com/courses/venue/chalkwell-hall-infant-school/id/7612

 

Should you require any further information please call 01474 703300 or email northkentsouthessex@premier-education.com

 

Please note we are unable to prepare food so parents are required to provide their children with snacks, a packed lunch (no nuts or nut related products) and a non-fizzy drink in a refillable bottle.

 

*Discounts cannot be combined and only one will be applied to each booking automatically at the checkout.

** To be eligible 4 year olds must be attending school already in Reception year.

Newsletter – 15th November 2019

 

Our book fair is on next week, Monday to Friday, so please make a little time available at the end of the day to come in and have a look in the lower hall. We’ll make sure that the children have a chance to have a look during school hours too. All proceeds go to helping us keep the library really well stocked with interesting reads!

 

We are also looking for any volunteers that might like to help out in the library itself in the period at the end of the day from 2:50pm until around 3:30pm when we have the library open for parents to visit when doing pick up. If anyone has any spare time at the end of the school day they could offer it would be very gratefully received!

 

Please find attached an updated school dinner menu – next week is week 1.

Menu -November 2019 v3

 

Sports news

Our Goalball team represented us this week in the annual tournament at Garons and did us proud. They performed really well with lots of laughs (even though it is supposed to be a silent game!) and came 4th overall – well done team!

 

 

PTA NEWS

Thank you to everyone who came to Quiz Night last Friday, another great evening hosted by Clips & Pieces. Congratulations to all the raffle winners and to the winning team The Five Finder Outers. Thank you to everyone for your support, we raised almost £800!

 

CAN YOU HELP? With just 2 weeks to go until our Christmas Events begin, we are still looking for lots of volunteers to help with the following:

  • FAYRE SET UP (Saturday 30th November, anytime from 9am)
  • RUNNING A STALL AT THE FAYRE (Saturday 30th November, anytime between 12-4pm)
  • CLEARING UP THE FAYRE (Saturday 30th November, from 4pm)
  • GROTTO DECORATION (on Sunday 1st December from 1pm)

 

So if you have any time to spare please email ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com, all offers of help are greatly appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – Thanks to some fabulously generous donations from parents and local companies, we have some fantastic prizes to be won this year, including an Apple iPad, £100 cash and Christmas Panto theatre tickets!!!  Tickets for the Christmas Fayre Raffle should be sent home tonight so please return your counter tickets, EACH with a name and contact number on the back, together with payment by Friday 29th November to be entered into the draw. If you require any more tickets these are available from the school reception.

 

CASH4COINS – Congratulations to class 4GW, who collected the heaviest amount, a huge 3kg 600g! Thank you to everyone for your support, both infants and juniors collected a massive total weight of 39kg 407g! As soon as we receive notification from Cash4coins of the amount raised we will advise.

Sales for our discounted tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert will close tonight, Friday 15th November, at midnight. To secure your tickets, please purchase via our website www.pta-events.co.uk/chalkwellhallpta.

 

Attendance matters

This week there were 43 times when a child arrived late to school. Our overall attendance so far this term is 97%.

 

Dates for your diary 2019-2020  
Thursday 21st November 2019 at 2:30pm 4GW Class assembly
Thursday 28th November 2019 at 2:30pm 6AF Class assembly
Thursday 5th December 2019 at 2:30pm 5JW Class assembly
Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 2.45pm to 3.15pm OPEN AFTERNOON
Thursday 12th December 2019 at 2.30pm 4AB Class assembly
Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.00pm Christmas Carol Concert at St Saviour’s Church
Wednesday 18th December 2019 Christmas dinner
Thursday 19th December 2019 LAST DAY OF TERM

 

Thank you for your continued support.