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Newsletter 17 September 2012

School Photographs – On Monday the photographer will be in school to take photographs of all the children.  Brothers and sisters will be photographed together and will not be photographed separately unless you completed the slip on last week’s newsletter or ask for this by letting us know in the school office.  If you have pre-school children which you would like included in your family photograph please come into the school hall at 8.30am.


Child Absence – If your child is absent for any reason, illness or medical appointments, please let us know by telephoning the school office on 01491 680454 before 9.30am so that this can be shown on the attendance register. If we have not been informed of their absence then we will telephone you to find out why your child is not in school.


Change of address or telephone numbers – Please let us know if you have moved house or changed your telephone number (home or mobile) so that we can contact you if your child is unwell or has an accident in school.


School Dinners – The new dinner ordering system is now in place.  A reminder that if parents would like to pre-order meals online at home please let the office know.  Information needed is: email address and parents full name and child’s name.  An email will be sent to you from DOLCE with information on how to pre-order at home.  Payments can still be made weekly on a Monday morning.  A direct debit pre-ordering system is also available and the forms can be collected from the office.


To make ordering easier in the mornings, please can we ask that parents of children in Oak and Hornbeam classes ensure that their teacher knows whether their child is having a packed lunch or is having a hot dinner, and if so what their choice is for dinner.


Website Photographs – When new children arrive at the school, parents complete a form giving their consent or not for the use of photographs taken in school or on school trips and these forms are referred to if photographs are published.   Staff are now using our school website more frequently to show parents what is happening in school and this may include photographs of children.  Large group photographs would not normally include any names and small group photographs would only show the child’s first name (not last name).


If you are not happy for us to use your child’s photograph for this purpose please let us know in the school office otherwise we will assume that we may use your child’s photograph and first name.