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Gingo Prize Donations

Prizes for our amazing gingo night were kindly donated by:

  • AJ Wealth Management
  • Allan Bennett Butchers
  • The Bentlands
  • The Bull
  • Codsall Hive
  • Daydreams Tanning & Beauty
  • Halfpenny Green Vineyard
  • Love & Liquor
  • Mathias & Locke
  • Medicine Bakery & Kitchen
  • Mind Escape Hypnotherapy
  • Sorelle
  • The Teeny Teepee Events Co.
  • Weston Park

Thank you to everyone who left donations in the office, we don’t know who you all are!   The event was a real success and we raised an amazing £1520.   We hope to put on another evening like this in the future!

Pancake Day Special Lunch - Tuesday 25th February 2020 (12.02.20)

Please see attached flyer with the menu available to children on Pancake Day - Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Cost is £2.30 as usual payable on ParentPay.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Pancake Day menu - 25th Feb 2020.pdf)Pancake Day menu - 25th Feb 2020.pdf

Magazines (07/02/2020)

Please click on the link for a request of reading magazines.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Reading-magazines Feb 2020.pdf)Reading-magazines Feb 2020.pdf

Thank A Teacher (07/02/2020)

Thank A Teacher:

Say thank you to an amazing teacher and we’ll send them a card through the post, with your personal message, for free. Thank yous received before 12th February will give teachers the opportunity to enter the 2020 National Teaching Awards – televised by the BBC.

https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher/thank-a-teacher-form/

Internet Safety Local Issues - Please read (06/02/2020)

Internet Safety Local Issues - Please read 

Child Grooming in Staffordshire - Instagram

I have been made aware this morning by one of the high schools in Staffordshire that there is a concern regarding Instagram and a bogus modelling agency grooming children.

West Midlands Police have advised that students at a number of Secondary schools in our area have been contacted by a bogus modelling agency called Starlett or Scarlett Bookings Agency. Initially they request photos of the child in their favourite outfit, then a bikini shot and finally they ask for a naked photo so that they can analyse their body type coupled with threats if they are not forthcoming.  

We are aware that in spite of the 13 years age limit on Instagram, a small number of our children may have accounts.  

TikTok

An increasing number of our oldest children are discussing the use of TikTok. This app is a video-sharing platform that allows users to create, share and edit videos of themselves singing and dancing. As a result, it has a reputation for being a very addictive app for young users. We would like to raise awareness to parents that users of TikTok must be at least 13 years of age. Furthermore, there is the potential risk that if a user does not check or apply appropriate privacy settings, anyone is able to access and view their uploaded videos. 

Please do have an honest and open discussion with your child about this app, should they be using it, in order to outline the risks to them. Of course, in line with the recommended age guidelines, we advise that children do not use or have access to this app. 

Please see the advice in the link below for more information: 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides/tiktok

Number Day Friday 7th Feb (05/02/2020)

Number Day
 
As per letter that was sent Friday is not an own clothes day.   Children can wear one item of clothing with a number on to replace one piece of school uniform e.g a football shirt with a number on, a runners race number pinned to back, a taped on number to school cardigan etc or as Mrs Robb suggested parents and children could stretch the theme to the limit by wearing a "onesie".    The focus for the day is mathematical, number based work, alongside raising awareness of the work of the NSPCC.
 
Please do not go out and buy anything special for this day, it is not required.   
 

NSPCC Number Day Friday 7th Feb 2020 (03.02.20)

Children will be taking part in the NSPCC Numbers Day on Friday 7th February 2020 to raise money for this Charity.  School uniform should be worn with an item of clothing with a number on it i.e. football shirt, cap, netball shirt etc. for a suggested donation of £1.00

Please see letter distributed to children or click on link below for further information or the latest newsletter:-

http://www.st-nicholas.staffs.sch.uk/attachments/article/31/Newsletter%20-%2031st%20Jan%202020.pdf

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Parents letter re. Number Day .pdf)Parents letter re. Number Day .pdf

After School Activities Feb to Easter 2020 (31.01.20)

Please find attached the after school activities list for clubs commencing after February half term. The clubs will go live on ParentPay on Monday 3rd February with a closing date of Wednesday 12th February at 3.30pm. Registers will then be created and you will receive a text once your child has been allocated a place.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (FEB to EASTER 20 clubs list.pdf)FEB to EASTER 20 clubs list.pdf

Diary dates week commencing 3rd February 2020 (31/01/2020)

See attached fornightly diary dates for week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Diary Dates fortnightly wc 3rd Feb 2020.pdf)Diary Dates fortnightly wc 3rd Feb 2020.pdf

Spring Term Parents' Evenings February 2020 (27.01.20)

Parents Evenings for Reception - Year 4
Tues 4th Feb & Wed 5th Feb 2020 (Apts between 4 - 7pm)

Nursery Parent Drop In Sessions (4-5pm)
Mon 3rd Feb - Jellyfish parent
Tues 4th Feb - Turtles parents
Wed 5th Feb - Dophins parents
Thurs 6th Feb - Seahorses parents

Please see information below regarding the Spring Term Parents Evenings.  Parents Evenings for children in Reception to Year 4 take place on Tuesday 4th and 5th of February and appointments may be made online via our Parents Evening Booking System (see Parent Guide).  The booking system opens on Tuesday 28th January and closes on Tuesday 4th February at 10:00am.

 https://stnicholasfirst.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

 As appointments are booked on a first-come-first-served basis, if you require an early or late appointment please book as soon as possible to secure your preferred time.

 Nb. Nursery parents are invited to attend their child's Key Group Parents Meeting via 'Drop In Sessions'. There is no need to book a time and can attend their child's session in the Nursery classroom whenever convenient between 4pm and 5pm.  

Diary dates for week commencing 27th January 2020

Please find attached the fortnightly diary dates for week commencing Monday 27th January 2020.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Diary Dates fortnightly wc 27th Jan 2020.pdf)Diary Dates fortnightly wc 27th Jan 2020.pdf

Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (24.01.2020)

Please see link below which provided free Home Office online certified training for any parents, childminders, childcare workers, professionals etc that work with children and young people. 
   
 
We hope it may be useful to others.

Pancake Day Menu of 24th February 2020 (23.01.2020)

Please find attached the menu for our themed Pancake Day on 24th February 2020.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Pancake Day menu.pdf)Pancake Day menu.pdf

Warmer Homes Scheme (22.01.2020)

  • Warmer Homes Scheme

Staffordshire Warmer Homes is an initiative managed by Staffordshire County Council to deliverfreefirst time central heating systems to eligible homes across Staffordshire. Are you working with a family who doesn’t have central heating? – Click on the link to find out more:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Warmer-Homes/About-the-scheme.aspx

You can get independent advice and guidance from a number of charities across the county: Beat the Cold provide independent energy advice services across the Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock, East Staffs and Newcastle-under-Lyme.They also have funding to help you anywhere in the county.
www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Holly Guard Safeguarding App (22.01.2020)

Please see attached about an app that can turn a smartphone into a personal safety device and is a great tool that can be used by our young people to keep themselves safe.

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