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Dear Parents/carers,

Parents’ Evening:

Our next parents’ evenings are to be held on Tuesday 22nd March (4pm – 6.30pm) and Wednesday 23rd March (3.30pm – 6.00pm). As before, you need to book your appointments online and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You will be able to book appointments from 7pm on Monday 14th March until midday on the day of the evening.

Please make every effort to attend so that we can share your child’s progress with you. If you can’t make these dates then please speak to your child’s class teacher to arrange an alternative date and time.

I have attached a guide on how to access the system.

Non-uniform for Eli:

A message from Eli’s parents:

Eli was diagnosed with leukodystrophy at the age of 3 he has vanishing white matters – Vanishing White Matter Disease (VWM) is a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and causes neurologic symptoms. Although initially recognised as a disease of young children, it is now known that the disease has a highly variable course with a wide range in severity. A striking feature of VWM is that in addition to a generally slow progression of symptoms, patients may show episodes of rapid neurological deterioration in response to certain stressors, such as infection or minor head trauma. 

This is a brain disease there currently isn’t a cure for and we was told Eli would live between 5 and 10 years from his onset. We were luckily given the chance last year 2021 in May to travel to Amsterdam where there is a medical trial taking place. We went out there for 8 weeks where Eli went under alot of treatment and testing. Eli is coming up for his yearly check up on the 19th of June when we fly out again for a week but unfortunately this isn’t funded. I have asked for community help to help raise a little bit of money for us to fly out to Amsterdam for Eli to have his MRI scan; he will also see his Neurologist and physio. This MRI scan will hopefully show if the medication is working or not. We really appreciate everyone’s help and support.

Of course we are more than happy to support the family with this and so we will be holding a non-uniform day on Monday 28th March. As Eli’s favourite colour is red we thought we would choose this as a theme. Please make a donation on this day towards the family’s travel costs.

Red Nose Day:

It is Red Nose Day on Friday 18th March. We are encouraging children to come in non-uniform that day with a bit of a silly twist to make others smile. A donation towards the Red Nose Appeal would be much appreciated.

Tea-Time Club:

Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough places for everyone last week so please don’t forget to book your place at Tea-Time Club in advance. There’s lots of fun to be had so come along!

To book your child’s place, please call or email the school office.

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 

Adult Learning Courses:

Just a quick note to let you know that the adult learning timetable has been updated for courses that will start after February half term:

Support into work and adult learning courses during COVID-19 | Kirklees Council

The courses are all online and FREE so please check out the link above.

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Thursday 5th May 2022  
Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Please don’t forget that school will be closed for Jubilee Day on Friday 27th May.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker