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Friday 10th September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

A lovely first week back

As we come to the end of our first full week back at school, we would like to thank you for your support in adapting to our new one way system.  It has been really lovely to welcome our families back on to the school site and we have really enjoyed seeing the children’s excited faces at the beginning and end of every day.

 

Vacancies for Lunchtime Play Leaders and Teaching Assistants

We are currently advertising to recruit additional Lunchtime Play Leaders and Teaching Assistants to join our friendly staff team.  Please see copies of the job adverts below.   Please do share this with anyone you know who may be interested, we would be pleased to hear from you.

After School Clubs

JS Sports will be offering after school sports clubs from next week including football, dodgeball and multisports.  Please see the poster below for more information

To book places please follow this link:  https://www.jssports-education.co.uk/ecc-order-118736471 

Bike to School Week

This year Bike to School Week takes place between 27th September – 1st October.  During the week families are encouraged to cycle or scoot to school and beyond.  Fulbourn Primary School will be taking part – please look out for further information.

 

Free and subsidised school milk provided by Coolmilk

Every child under the age of five is entitled to free school milk.  Every child over the age of five is entitled to milk at a subsidised price of approximately £14 per term.  Register your child for school milk today – see the leaflet below for more information. Milk for those children who are registered will be available in school from Monday 20th September.

COVID

Please see below a letter advising you of the current Test and Trace procedures.  Please also see the helpful flowchart below, which advises you of the actions you need to take if you have a case of COVID in your household.  The flowchart also lists the key symptoms you should be aware of.  Please note that these include:

  • a new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and or/
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense to taste or smell

 

Additional symptoms that may be early warnings of COVID-19 in children include:

  • upset stomach
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • unusual fatigue

We would like to strongly encourage all of our families (anyone 11 or older) to do regular rapid testing to monitor asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19. Test kits can be ordered online for free home delivery or can be picked up for free from a number of locations including the Village Pharmacy and Fulbourn Tesco.

Notifying us of your child’s absence

For any student absence, can we ask that you fill in the student absence form on the school website. There is now a quick link button on the home page.

If you choose to email, the more information you can provide, the more helpful it is to the office team. Please do not use Seesaw or any other email address to report absence.

Kids R Us

Kids R Us, our wrap around care provider will be taking bookings without a minimum number of weekly sessions again from this term. To contact them directly please call 01223 451050 or email office@kidsrusoosc.com. You can visit our website www.kidsrusoosc.org to sign up for breakfast, after school and holiday club. 

 

Free School Meals

The Cambridgeshire County Council has redesigned their online form for families wishing to check their free school meal (FSM) and Pupil Premium eligibility.  Significant improvements made to the online application process enable parents/carers (in most cases) to get an instant result of the outcome of their application.

It is not necessary for parents of children who currently receive FSM to reapply; this entitlement is protected until the end of March 2022. However, applications do need to be made for younger siblings who are starting school.

The form is quick and simple to complete. Once an application has been submitted for a child, if the family do not qualify at that point, we will continue to check for future entitlement throughout that child’s school life, informing parents if they become eligible.  It is vital, therefore, that schools/families inform us of any changes to their name or address.

Families can access the online application here. The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

 

Spare uniform

If you have any unwanted Reception-sized uniform, Greenland and Lapland would be very grateful to accept it. Sometimes the children get a little bit messy with their fantastic activities and so we need some spare clothes (including underwear). Please bring any donations to the drop off box outside the main office gate and we will pass them onto the Reception team.

 

Fulbourn Action for Youth

Fulbourn Action for Youth is about to open up again in a new building.  Year 6 children are welcome to attend – next Tuesday free pizza will be on offer to celebrate the reopening!  Please see poster below.

Duxford Saturday Workshop

Information shared from Duxford Saturday Workshop:

Duxford Workshop offers in the region of 17 different musical ensembles as well as group instrumental tuition for around 8-10 different instruments.  Most classes and groups are aimed at both adults and children (from Year 1 up).

 

Costs are a mere £20 per person, per year so are affordable for many - we aim not to exclude anyone on financial grounds and bursaries are offered to those in need.

Fulbourn Community Aid

Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic.  They can:

  • Help with shopping
  • Collect prescriptions
  • Lend a friendly ear if you just need a chat
  • Put you in contact with support organisations who can provide a hot meal or financial assistance
  • Assist with other needs where they can

Contact them via:

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