Goodbye to Miss Trevelyan
Miss Trevelyan is leaving us at Easter to take on another role at a Nursery. We are sorry that she is leaving us, but we wish her every success for the future and thank her very much for all the hard work and commitment she has shown Gomersal St Mary’s.
The Easter Bunny is coming to school
With Easter just around the corner, we are very EGGCITED to announce we are having a special visitor in school! The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Gomersal Saint Mary’s on Thursday 30th March! The cost will be £3 per child to be made via Parentpay. This will include a visit with the Easter Bunny in his magical underground warren, a keepsake photo which will be added to the school website, as well as a sweet treat!
Red Nose Day
Thank you very much for all your support today. We always manage to make a significant contribution to our local food banks which is so important at this time.
We also recognised Red Nose Day which is an amazing charity and so if you would like to make a donation you can do so by following this link: https://donation.comicrelief.com/cart/1YsYOwm2pHZgBUhWr8ZL13
Year 4 and 5 families have received a letter about our next London trip which will take place in May 2024. We are holding an information meeting at 4.30pm on Monday 27th March in the school hall for any questions you may have.
Year 1 History project
Year 1 are completing a History project finding out what life was like in the past 100 years. As part of their work they would like to ask our families some questions about their lives when they were younger. You should have been emailed a questionnaire and they would really appreciate it if you could answer their questions and send them into Year 1.
Year 4 Walk for Water
Year 4 have been continuing with their sponsored Walk For Water as part of their WE Schools Project. We have been learning about those people in the world who don’t have access to clean, fresh water and are fundraising to make a donation to WaterAid to help these people out. We are walking for 15 minutes every school day in March to help understand how it must feel to make this essential walk each day. So far, over 10 days of walking, we have completed 16.32km each, around the same as if we were to walk to Leeds-Bradford Airport from school.
Please consider supporting us by making a donation at the office.
Supporting your children with Maths
This will be held at school on Tuesday 28th March 9am – 11am. Anyone can attend this course, but if you are below level 2 in Maths you can qualify for a £10 shopping voucher. If you attend the second part (to be arranged) you will then qualify for another £10. See Mrs Boyle for further details and to book your place.
Tea Time Club price increase
As you will be aware everyone is being affected by increased costs and unfortunately we are not exempt from this either. Therefore we have decided to only have one price of £9.00 covering the whole period of time from 3pm to 6pm. The price change will start after Easter. I apologise for having to do this, but we desperately want to keep our Tea Time Club going, and so it is essential that we cover our costs.
Please make every effort to ensure you keep on top of your Parent Pay accounts for Breakfast Club, Tea Time Club, Nursery and lunches. It is essential that you keep below the £30 maximum debt. If you’re struggling to meet your payments then please speak to school.
Easter activities at Cliffe House
You should have received a leaflet regarding the variety of activities that are taking place this Easter at Cliffe House. There are some fun options to please take a look.
Old uniform and towel request
We are really short of bigger sizes in jumpers and cardigans. If you have any that your children have grown out of, we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to school. We could also do with some towels to have as spares for children who go swimming.
We all want children to be able to enjoy exploring the internet safely. Parental controls and safety settings can help parents with this by giving them the ability to put limits on what their child can do and see when they’re on screens. Vodafone have developed Digital Parenting Pro, one of the UK’s largest parental controls and safety settings resources, which helps parents discover what settings are available across some of the most popular apps, games and devices. And their Parental controls & safety settings checklist gives parents 5 key questions to ask themselves before using these features.
After School Clubs
After School clubs start again this week on Wednesdays and Fridays. They run from 3pm to 4.10pm and all years are welcome.
Wednesday: Net and wall tennis club
Friday: Forest school
The cost is £21 for 6 weeks payable through ParentPay.
Don’t forget our tea-time club is open to help you with childcare needs. It is open from 3pm to 6pm. Currently, there are 2 prices for tea-time club: up until 5pm it is £7.50 whereas after this it is £10. Children will get a light tea and drinks during this time. Please book your child in with the school office to avoid disappointment.
Don’t forget that Breakfast Club is now open from 7.30am.
All welcome to our informal Coffee/Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at School (8.45 till 10.00am). Under school age children welcome too as there are lots of toys for them to play with. Please join us in the Children’s Centre with Mrs Boyle supplying the drinks and biscuits.
Training Days 22/23 reminder:
Here are the training days for the next school year:
|Thursday 4th May 2023|
|Monday 24th July 2023|
|Tuesday 25th July 2023|
Don’t forget the extra Bank Holiday for the King’s coronation on Monday 8th May.
Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker