Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a great summer and you are all feeling refreshed and invigorated. Although I think it is amazing how quickly the holiday passed I always enjoy coming back in September because it is great to catch-up with everyone and there is always a great buzz around the school because everyone is full of energy. Let us hope that we can sustain this until at least half term.
Next week all the after school clubs commence, which the children always look forward to. We have our ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions on Thursday evening. This is to give parents the opportunity to meet their child’s new teacher and to learn about the teacher’s expectations for the year. Children are not invited to these sessions to give parents the opportunity to ask questions they may not feel comfortable asking if they were present. Last year most parents respected this and I would like to thank them but unfortunately one or two thought it would be all right if they waited outside of the classroom or in the library. This year this will not be acceptable but to help parents who do have problems with child care ‘Kids & Clubs’ have offered to look after children for a one off payment. Parents wishing to use this service must let ‘Kids & Clubs’ know of their request by Tuesday, 10th September to ensure they have adequate staffing. This arrangement will only cover the 4.30pm session. For parents who are unable to make these meetings you will be kept informed of what is happening with your child’s learning via the class blogs which are updated at least weekly.
I look forward to seeing many of you next week.