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Weekly News Friday 1 October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

 

“Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing.” Pope Francis

 

From Monday 4 October we are relaunching our Breakfast Club. The cost of the club will be £3:00 per session which must be paid in advance using your ParentPay account.

 

Children will be provided with a nutritional breakfast and will be able to participate in a number of activities such as: board games, construction, reading etc.

 

Breakfast will be served from 7:45a.m until 8:15p.m booking forms are available on our school website: https://www.st-simon.kent.sch.uk/breakfast-club-1/

 

On Wednesday 6th October Years 1 and 2 will be visiting the Otterden Estate near Faversham. The children will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for outdoor activities in the woods.

 

On Friday 8th October we have a visiting photographer at school to take images for our new website. Please make sure that you have returned your data consent sheets so that we know which children’s images we are not allowed to use.

 

On Friday 15th October the children will have the opportunity to receive a flu vaccination parents have already received a letter explaining how you can register for this.

 

Last academic year due to the pandemic we had to run parent evenings virtually using the “Schoolcloud” system so to find out your views on how we carry out future parent evenings we have issued a simple survey which can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q8HY2VW

 

On Friday 22nd October Year 3 will be leading the School in our Harvest Festival as part of our liturgy we are looking for donations of tinned and dried foods that will form a harvest display. We will then pass the food onto “Vinnie’s Diner” a charity which provides meals for homeless people in Ashford.  Your support for this worthwhile cause is greatly appreciated.

 

This week we welcomed new pupils: Emil and Zino to Year 3 and Isabelle to Year 6. I am sure that the children will soon settle into life in the school.

 

Completion of the work on the school boiler and heating system has been delayed due to our contractors not being able to get materials needed during the summer. This has also been worsened with the fuel crisis with some of the engineers not being able to get to work due to not having any fuel. As the weather is getting cooler please make sure that all children come to school with a suitable coat and if it gets significantly colder perhaps send them in with and extra layer until the work on the heating system is finished.

 

Let us all hope and pray that we will soon see an end to this fuel crisis as some of our school staff are running low on fuel and as of yet haven’t been able to get any more.

 

With best wishes

 

Peter McCabe

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