Newsletter No.10  -  7th January 2019
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back to school and we are pleased to say that everyone seemed to enjoy a lovely Christmas break.  We hope Father Christmas brought you some lovely presents and that you enjoy a happy and prosperous 2019.  The children have quickly settled back into school today after all the Christmas excitement and have started their new year’s work.

SAVE THE CHILDREN – CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

We raised a fantastic £403.65 for Save the Children.  Thank you very much to all who participated in this event.

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 are available until 15th January 2019:      

APPLY ONLINE for a reception school place now at

www.eadmissions.org.uk

NB: If you still need help to apply online after calling the helpdesk (020 8255 5555 - option 1), help sessions are available at Dagenham Library on Tuesdays and Barking Learning Centre on Thursdays until 15 January 2019. Each session starts at 9am and ends at 4.30pm.

Time is running out to make your application!

ATTENDANCE HOTLINE      

If your child’s at home, pick up the phone.  When your child’s feeling better, please send in a letter.

We have a 24 hour attendance ‘hotline’ for you to use when reporting your child’s absence from school.  This is a message only service.  You should record your absence message on the answer phone which must include your child’s full name, class and reason for absence.  Please call the number below on the day of absence before 9.30am and send a letter in when your child returns.  Any absences not notified with a valid reason will be registered as Unauthorised Absences.       

Furze Infants’ Attendance Hotline ( 020 8270 4424

NB: If your child is absent from school for more than 3 days the school expects parents to seek medical advice and provide us with supporting medical evidence relating to the absence.

SCHOOL NURSE DROP-IN SERVICE  

Our school nurse will be providing a regular drop-in service at Furze in the parent’s room next to the school office.  The first date is Wednesday 9th January 2019 from 8.30am to 9.00am.  If you have any health concerns or questions relating to your child’s well-being please do drop-in and see the nurse.

SCHOOL STATUS

All parent/carers should check the school website in the first instance for any school closures (emergency eg snow or otherwise eg INSET days) as this is where the most up to date information is always found and the school office may also be closed so telephoning the school may not be an option.   http://furzeinfants.schooljotter2.com

The Barking & Dagenham School Status also allows parents to check if their child’s school in the Borough is open.  School status page: www.lbbd.gov.uk/schoolstatus

PREMIER SPORT BEFORE SCHOOL CLUBS

You can now book onto the Premier Sport before school gymnastics club and/or archery club at Furze that will be running during the Spring Term.  Gymnastics club is on Tuesday mornings and archery club is on Wednesday mornings. These clubs are for children in Year 1 or Year 2 only.  Book online at www.premier-education.com or call 01953 499040 for more information.  Spaces are limited so book early to avoid missing out!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

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

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 on 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 Friday 5th April 2019 and Friday 19th July 2019. 

Any alterations or extra days will be notified separately.