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Friday 12th February 2021

Newsletter – 12th February 2021

 

  

  

 

Home Learning

Thank you all for your fabulous home learning over this half term. The children have produced an outstanding amount of wonderful work on Seesaw and we know how much effort that requires from all parents. We wish you all a very happy half term and hope that you all have some time to relax and take a break from the pressures of home learning! Some time away from the screen is definitely in order for everyone, so we will not be setting learning over the half-term break.

 

The World at Fulbourn

The week after half-term we are going to celebrate our rich identities and diversity at Fulbourn Primary School!  As part of this week, children and staff will be making posts on Seesaw about their places in the world and their family’s background and roots. More information and instructions about these posts will be posted on your child’s class Seesaw. We encourage you during this week to explore with your children your family’s roots and movement, local or global! If you would like to make a parent presentation during the lunchtime calls, please email office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk.

 

Pupil survey

The annual pupil survey has been set for everyone on Seesaw. We’ve had a fantastic response so far with the majority of children having completed it already. If your child hasn’t had a chance to do it yet, we would really like to hear from everyone! Children who have been in school over the last two days will have completed it there.

 

PTfA Update - Fundraising: 'Challenge Me' Sponsorship Event

The sponsorship event will be running from 1st – 28th February and you can choose anything you like – walking, reading, drawing, running, baking….or even a 12 hour silence….. The main thing is to challenge yourself! Once you have completed your challenge, collect your sponsorship money and donate it to the JustGiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/fulbournprimarylibraryappeal

 

There are 3 prizes available!

The categories are:

Most sponsorship money raised

Kindest challenge

Strangest challenge

 

If you would like your challenge to be entered for any of the categories, please send an e-mail with all of the details to the PTfA e-mail address: fulbournprimaryptfa@gmail.com

 

Winners will be selected on 1st March

 

Good luck everyone!

Applying for 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. https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/help-with-school-learning-costs/free-school-meals

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 https://cambridgeshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Apply_for_Education_Welfare_Benefits. The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

 

Winter Support Grant

The Cambridgeshire County Council’s Winter Support Grant is available to help any family who may need extra support. This website has more information and links to the claim form. This isn’t just for children who qualify for free school meals, it can be accessed by anyone who need support. https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/winter-grant-scheme

 

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:

 

Notifying us of Covid Cases and Absence

If your child tests positive for Covid (whether they have a place in school at the moment or are learning from home), please email the office immediately (office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk), regardless of the time of the day/night or the day of the week/weekend. Please tell us your child’s name, the date that symptoms began, the date of the test and the date you received the result.

For any student absence, can we ask that you either

or

  • Send an email to office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk to let us know why your child cannot either be in school or do home schooling. If you are emailing, the more information you can provide, the more helpful it is to the office team. Feel free to copy in the teachers using the phase email accounts but please make sure that the school office is told too.

 

Safer Schools Newsletter from Cambridgeshire Police

Please find attached the February edition of the newsletter.
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