Friday, 16 September 2011

The big news in school for us this week was the birth of Mrs. Richardson's daughter Amber. She was obviously impatient to make her entrance as she arrived two weeks early, and indeed, Mrs. Richardson only came to visit us the day before so when Mrs. Richardson rang us the next day I thought she was going to say she had left something rather than announce the birth of her child. I believe both mother and daughter are doing well and I am sure we will be seeing them both in the coming weeks.

In the rest of the school everything is returning to its normal pattern as clubs have recommenced and the Nursery children have joined us. It is lovely to have them in school and even though they are so young they all appeared to have settled very well into Little Heath. Let's hope they all continue to do so.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you next week when we have our ' Meet the Teacher' evenings. These evenings are an opportunity for parents to find out the about the expectations of their children for the coming year. They are also an opportunity for parents to ask the teacher any general questions about classroom routines. There is a possibility that I will not be able to attend the Year 6 meeting on the Wednesday night but if I cannot be there Mrs. Zegallo will take my place. I know some parents are not happy that children are not allowed to come but the focus for this evening is on the dialogue between the teacher and parents. In the past some parents have chosen to ignore this request and bring their children into the school but if that happens this time parents will be asked to take their children home and will have to miss the meeting. It is also not acceptable to leave children in the school playground or parts of the school building because there will be no-one to supervise them. I know that this can be an inconvenience for some people but this is why we let you know about this meeting in plenty of time so that you can make alternate child care arrangements for what is a short period of time.

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