Newsletter No.4  -  15th October 2018
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

OCTOBER HALF TERM

School closes on Friday 19th October at the usual times and reopens on Monday 29th October at the usual times. 

We hope you all have a happy and safe half term break.

 

OPEN AFTERNOON/ EVENING FOR F/TIME PUPILS

Reminder: Open Afternoon/Evening for full time pupils for the Autumn Term is being held today Monday 15th and tomorrow Tuesday 16th October from 3-5.30pm.

FLU IMMUNISATION TEAM MESSAGE

“Parents it’s that time of year when the Barking and Dagenham Immunisation team are coming back into Furze Infants’ School to offer the children (reception to year 2) the nasal flu vaccine. The flu is an illness caused by the influenze virus, it is common during the winter months. The vaccination programme is designed to protect your child against flu which can be an unpleasant illness. The Immunisation team will be at Furze Infants’ School on Tuesday 4th December 2018 helping to protect children from the flu virus in time for the winter, and helping to protect other family members because the children are not spreading the influenze virus infection”.

PACKED LUNCHES

Grapes can present a choking hazard to children.  Parents who send in grapes within a child’s packed lunch should have already cut them in half (long ways).  Please ensure that all grapes are cut as this will minimize the risk of any child choking on a grape during lunchtime.  Also, please can I remind parents that chocolate/sweets/nuts/fizzy drinks and glass bottles are NOT permitted in packed lunch boxes.

ADMISSION TO FURZE RECEPTION 2019

If your child’s birthday falls between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 (Nursery aged children) then you need to be aware that on-line applications for Reception 2019 will be available from 1st November 2018 to 15th January 2019:      

You must APPLY ON-LINE at

www.lbbd.gov.uk/admissions

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS

Further to my letter dated 29th September I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your donations.  These items have been collected and are being used to feed the homeless/needy in the local community.

PE LESSONS – JEWELLERY/EARRINGS

Reminder: Please ensure that ALL jewellery including earrings are removed on PE days before your child comes to school.  If your child is wearing jewellery they will be unable to take part in the lessons.  The removal of jewellery on PE days is a very important health and safety issue and we would be grateful if all parents/carers could comply with this rule.  Thank you.

 

NURSERY PARENTS’ CONSULTATION MEETINGS     

Nursery parent consultation meetings will take place during week beginning 5th November 2018 (from 5th-8th November).  These meetings are by appointment only and will provide you with an opportunity to meet with your child’s key worker to discuss their progress.  The nursery will be open as usual on the day of your appointment so please bring and collect your child at the normal nursery times.  Meetings will be held in the Parents Room next to the school office.  You will receive more information from Nursery shortly regarding how to make an appointment. 

 

Yours sincerely,

MRS BARRETT,

Head of School.

 

 

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FURZE INFANTS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 2018/2019  

                                                                                          LAST DAY OF TERM                                                        FIRST DAY OF TERM

AUTUMN HALF TERM 2018                          Friday 19th October                                         Monday 29th October                           

CHRISTMAS 2018                                         Thursday 20th December (1.15pm closure)    Monday 7th January 2019

SPRING HALF TERM 2019                           Friday 15th February                                         Monday 25th February

EASTER 2019                                                Friday 5th April (1.15pm closure)                    Tuesday 23rd April

MAY DAY 2019                                               School closed to all pupils Monday 6th May 2019

SUMMER HALF TERM 2019                          Friday 24th May                                                Tuesday 4th June

SUMMER 2019                                               Friday 19th July (1.15pm closure)          

School opens at 8.45am and closes at 2.45pm (AM Nursery 8.30am to 11.30am/PM Nursery 12.30pm to 3.30pm) unless otherwise notified.

In addition Nursery closed to am and pm pupils on Thursday 20th December 2018, Friday 5th April 2019 and Friday 19th July 2019. 

To be added to the above are INSET days yet to be arranged and any alterations or extra days will be notified separately.