I am sure you are aware that the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) has confirmed that contingency planning has been taking place following the announcement by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) of strike action by their members. I am pleased to be able to inform you that I don’t anticipate having to make any changes to the operation of our school during the strike days, and that therefore we will be fully open, as normal, to all pupils.
As many of you are aware Mrs Dobbie reduced her hours last year, and has only been working for one day a week. Recently she was offered the job of Manager of the Grosvenor Public House in Andreas, and so has sadly decided that she can no longer work at our school as well. We will be having a ‘Good Bye’ party for her on Wednesday 30th November, which is her last day with us, and will also be presenting her with a leaving gift. If any parents, past or present would like to contribute towards this, please speak to Mrs Patterson.
FOJS Christmas Fair
This will be taking place on Friday 2nd December from 6pm until 8pm. Please find accompanying this letter a letter from Father Christmas inviting you to get your tickets to see him, as well as a colouring competition. Details of this can be found on the reverse of the colouring sheet.
In order for our Fair to be the success it normally is, we do need donations of items. In particular we are looking for raffle prizes, cakes for the cake stall, bottles, cans or other similar items for a tombola. If anybody is able to help to set up during the afternoon of Friday 2nd or help run stalls on the night, please let either Mr Nelson or a member of the Committee know.
It would be greatly appreciated if any donations, (apart from cakes) can be sent in as soon as possible.
As the weather gets worse, so does our field and playground. No matter how hard we try, the children often end up with muddy shoes. Many of them are quite happy to take them off and just walk around barefoot inside, (and we are happy for them to do this) but if your child would prefer to wear slippers, or other shoes inside, or wellies etc outside, please send them in.
Children being in bare feet does bring about an increased risk of injury, and as a school we will do everything we can to prevent this, but from time to time a pin may get dropped and not spotted immediately, or foot accidentally trodden on by another child or adult. If this concerns you, please make sure that your child has a change of footwear in school at all times. This could be their PE pumps for example.
Advance Notice - From 9th January Milk we be priced at 26p per day, £15.34 for the spring term.