St Jerome Church of England Bilingual School News

Coats

16 Oct 2021

As the weather begin to turn colder and there is more chance of rain, more children are wearing their school coats. We appreciate that children, sadly, sometimes mislay items of school uniform. We try to reunite items of uniform and children as much as we can. If items of uniform are labelled this process is far easier for us and the likelihood of the items being returned to its owner is far greater. Could parents/carers please ensure school coats are clearly labelled.

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WHAT TIME SHOULD YOU COLLECT YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL?

3 Sep 2021

Children in Reception will be following the timetable that has already been sent to parents.

Reception (from 13th September), Year 1 and Year 2 – 3:30pm

Parents of children in Reception and Year 1 should collect their children from the playground (accessed from Elmgrove Road) at 3:30pm. Please arrive on time and follow the one-way system in operation. In order to facilitate the safe dismissal of all pupils we ask that you leave the site promptly as soon as you have collected your child.

Parents of children in Year 2 should collect their children from the main entrance (School Office) at 3:30pm. Please form an orderly queue along the pavement on Station Road in order not to cause an obstruction to the general public.

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 – 3:40pm

Parents of children in Year 3 and Year 4 should collect their children from the playground (accessed from Elmgrove Road) at 3:40pm. Please arrive on time and follow the one-way system in operation. In order to facilitate the safe dismissal of all pupils we ask that you leave the site promptly as soon as you have collected your child.

Parents of children in Year 5 should collect their children from the main entrance (School Office) at 3:40pm. Please form an orderly queue along the pavement on Station Road in order not to cause an obstruction to the general public.

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Breakfast and After School Club.

29 Aug 2021

Online booking are now working via ParentPay for Before and After School Club!
If you are planning to book for Monday or Tuesday you will still need to email the school office as this is now fewer than seven days away. Those who have emailed us so far have been booked into the relevant clubs.

Many thanks for all those who bore with us.

The gremlins are defeated

Parents joining us in Reception will be given their access to ParentPay once school reopens. Before and After School Club is not open to Reception children during the first week of term

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Ordering meals for next term

23 Aug 2021

School lunches are now bookable for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 parents and carers.
Each day we have a wide range of options:- meat or fish, vegetarian, baked potato, ‘sandwich’ option, all followed by dessert.
Do please make your selections.
Making selection reduces waste and reduces costs for us.
We haven’t yet added the menu for the last week of Michaelmas Term as we aren’t sure what option we are going to have for Christmas lunch.

Reception parents/carer will be getting their login for Parent Pay once school is open and will be able to book school lunches then.

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A Permanent Monument to the Windrush Generation.

15 Jul 2021

A monument has been commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to recognise how the Windrush generation have enriched our nation’s history.The Monument will be a permanent tribute to a generation of arrivals from the Caribbean to this country – from the arrival of MV Empire Windrush in 1948 and in the decades that followed. It is expected to be unveiled on Windrush Day 22 June 2022.

The monument will be placed within Waterloo Station.
The Government department has asked for people views on the four ideas put forward by artists who are of Caribbean descent. The final artist design will be chosen in Spetember by the Windrush Commemoration Committee and the winner will be announced in October 2021 during Black History month.

You can see four short videos showing the artist speaking about their designs and a link to the questionnaire on the government website here It is a government website, so it is not hugely child friendly.

If you were interested in taking part maybe you could watch the videos with you child and then talk through the questions together. The questionnaire closes on 25th August 2021.

Guardian newspaper article about the statue

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