New Telephone Number
Our new number is 0300 065 8250
Rise in Scarlet Fever Notifications
The Kent Health Protection Team have asked us to make you aware that there has been a rise in scarlet fever notifications locally, as well as in other parts of the country. The attached factsheet has information on signs/symptoms, mode of transmission and length of exclusion which may be useful.
Public Health England have also produced guidance for schools on infection control which you may also find useful:
We have been advised that icy winter showers are forecast for the local area over the next few weeks.
We would like to remind parents that the website will be updated regularly and parents contacted via text message should the school be affected by adverse weather conditions.
Parents are politely asked not to ring the school office for updates.
World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2015
This year, as always, we shall be celebrating this wonderful event with a range of exciting activities during the school day.
The children will be coming home with their £1 World Book Day voucher this week. Remember, this can be used to off-set a more expensive book, or if you prefer, they can select a specially produced book in exchange for their voucher. These can be bought from WH Smiths, Waterstones or any other book selling outlets.
We're sure you will join us in encouraging your child to read in this way.
The school will be fundraising on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity this year as we have two families who have close associations with them. We shall endeavour to coincide the fundraising activities with other National events, i.e. Children in Need, Red Nose Day etc. We hope that you will support us in our fundraising efforts.
Our first fund raising event held on 21st November raised £279.47 - Thank you.
We have introduced a new texting service in order to contact parents with general updates. If you have recently changed your mobile number please contact the school office to ensure that they have your correct contact details. Thank you.
A copy of the Curriculum Information for each phase has now been posted to the website under 'Curriculum'.
NEW ARRANGEMENT FOR FS1 CHILDREN:
If attending the morning session your child is due in school by 8.30am. Please enter the school building via Children's Centre Snowdrop Room both Courtfield & Lordswood Lane Gates will be opened at 8.20am.
The Lordswood lane gate & FSU gate will be open between 11.30am and 11.45am for parents to collect their children from the FSU.
If attending the afternoon session (12.15pm) children arrive via Children's Centre Reception and will be collected by a Foundation Stage teacher. Pupils leave FSU and site via Lordswood Lane or Courtfield Avenue gate.
We would like to remind parents that places at our Breakfast Club should be booked in advance. Due to Health & Safety regulations we are restricted to 25 children per session. The Breakfast Club is proving to be incredibly popular with some days already fully booked - if you have not pre-booked a place and would like your child to attend Breakfast Club please do not drop them off before first speaking to a member of staff.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Contract Dining Company are no longer using the monthly order forms for school meals at Lordswood. They have however asked that you send in dinner money on a Monday for the week ahead.
All children will need to bring their PE Kits (shorts, t-shirt & plimsolls) daily. A reminder that all children should have their water bottles with them daily, especially now that the weather is warm!
We appreciate that some parents may wish to bring their dogs onto the school site when dropping off or collecting their children from school. However, in the interests of health and safety, parents are reminded that dogs (other than service dogs) are not permitted on the school grounds - this includes dogs being carried by adults.
We would also request that parents do not leave their dogs tied up to the school fence near to the school gates.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Message from Pentagon Centre:
We would like to say a big thank you to all the children for their hard work in creating some really good portraits.
All the entries are now up on the Pentagon Shopping Centre
Facebook page to be viewed by parents, students, family and friends.
- LSA - AGM
There will be an LSA AGM on Tuesday 28th April - Letter on website, copy to be sent to all parents.
- Newsletter from Mrs Lusinski now on Website
Newsletter from Mrs Lusinski has now been posted to the website, includes dates for diaries for Terms 5 & 6. Thank you.
- New Telephone Number
Please note that the new contact number for the school is 0300 065 8250
- Farewell Message from Mrs Campbell
A farewell message from Mrs Campbell has been uploaded onto the homepage of the website. Thank you
- Summer Menu
New menu for Term 5 & 6 posted to website
Latest School Calendar Events
- KS1 SATs Presentation Evening05May2015
15:30 pm - 16:30 pm @ To be confirmed
KS1 SAT's Presentation Evening - Time & venue to be confirmed
- Kwik Cricket21May2015
@ High Halstow Cricket Club
Kwik Cricket Tournament - Parents are welcome to come along to support us.