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Shirley Avenue

Gomersal

Cleckheaton

Bradford

BD19 4NA

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Dear Parents/carers,

PLEASE CAN I REMIND YOU THAT SCHOOL STARTS AT 8.30AM.

CHILDREN SHOULD BE THROUGH THE GATE BY THIS TIME.

St Mary’s Church Christingle:

Tickets for St Mary’s church Christingle service are now available. These are held on the 24th December at 3pm and 5pm. To book tickets please message Sarah Taylor on 07940979911. 

Winter coats:

The last day to order a winter coat from the uniform exchange is Wednesday 13th December. If you would like to order one, please see Mrs Boyle.

Christmas Fair:

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair yesterday. It was wonderful to see so many families come and join us on a night of such awful weather. There were so many happy faces. It is a real joy to bring different members of our school community together. We really appreciate all your support and we will spend the money raised on new equipment for our school. At times where the finances are so tight, this will enable us to buy items that otherwise we would have to do without. Thank you again.

Santa and the Elf:

Yesterday Santa and the Elf visited our school and posed for photographs with some of our pupils. Both Santa and the Elf commented on how polite our children were. Santa was even a mystery reader for our Early Years children. He’d never been a mystery reader before and absolutely loved it!

Christmas Events:

EYFS/KS1 NativityWednesday 13th December  2 tickets per performance. More information will follow 10am performance in the school hall 2pm performance in St Mary’s Church  
Christmas Dinner  Tuesday 19th DecemberIn school To be paid on ParentPay once your child has booked their lunch on the day.  
KS2 Christmas concertWednesday 20th December  2 tickets per performance. More information will follow. 1.30pm performance and 5pm performance both in St Mary’s Church  
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas party  Wednesday 20th DecemberIn school Come in party clothes. No other contributions needed.  
PantomimeThursday 21st DecemberIn school We would appreciate a £2.50 donation towards the cost of the pantomime and snacks. This is set up on Parentpay.  
KS2 Christmas parties  Friday 22nd DecemberYear 3 and 4 – wear party clothes, no other contributions required Year 5 and Year 6 – come in non-uniform PE clothes, no other contributions are required

Year 3 children trip Mrs Sunderland

The year 3 children are attending a workshop at the Town Hall on the morning Thursday 22 February 2024 and will be performing in the evening. Cost is £7.00 and the payment is on Parentpay and is now overdue. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 6 children Young Voices

The year 6 children are performing at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena on Monday 19th February 2024. The cost of the trip is £29. Payment is on Parentpay and is now overdue. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 4 children Bolton Abbey

The year 4 children are going to Bolton Abbey on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Cost of the trip is £21.00. Three instalments have been set up: £7.00 by 31/10/23, the next £7.00 by 30/11/23 and final instalment by 31/01/24. Again see original letter for more information. 

Please make every endeavour to pay contributions on time. Failure to do so will mean trips are cancelled and children miss out on wonderful opportunities.

Keep Fit at St Mary’s church:

Thursday afternoon 2.00-2.45pm
£3.50 per session
For further details contact Mrs Trees Fewster 07484 377345

Outdoor kit donation:

If you have any size 12 wellies or waterproofs that could be donated to school we would really appreciate it. These would support our children who are gardening in the poorer weather.

ParentPay:

Please look at your Parent Pay account and clear any outstanding payments. If there are any debts you run the risk of not being able to access school lunches, breakfast club and tea time club.

Attendance:

We are heading into the time of year when there can be lots of bugs around. This list helps families know which illnesses and conditions require pupils to stay at home and when they can come to school. However if you have any questions please contact school.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

Coffee Morning:

All welcome to our informal Coffee /Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at school. 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.  

New phone number?

If you have a new phone number, or if there is a change in contact details, please contact school to update us.

Training Days 23/24 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 8th January 2024  
Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker