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Friday 21st May 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents Forum

Thank you all for the overwhelmingly positive response the parent forum and thank you to those parents who have written to the school to offer help in other ways. We plan to contact everyone who expressed an interest in being part of this group next week and are looking forward to holding our first meeting next half term.

 

Volunteers

We are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who have given up their time to support the school during this challenging period. Over the next half-term, we continue to need this support and if you, or anyone you know, might be able to offer some time to us then we would love to hear from you!  Even half a day a week could make a real difference to one of our bubbles.  Please contact the School Office if you think you may be able to help! 

 

Parking

Unfortunately, today one of our students and their parent were almost hit by a reversing car close to the school entrance. We understand that today’s awful weather may have meant that some families chose to come to school by car but we must ask that if you are driving you take due care and attention to road users and pedestrians.

 

Can we also remind families not to park on both sides of School Lane, especially close to the school car park entrance? There must be enough space for emergency vehicles as well as all other vehicles to get past safely. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Music Tuition

It was fantastic to welcome back one of our music teachers into school this week.

 

At present the guitar tutor has some spare capacity so if you are interested in booking lessons for your child, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

 

School Uniform

Just a reminder that our school uniform supplier Big Fish is now offering free delivery of uniform to school on a fortnightly basis.

Last Order Date               Delivery to school (approx)

23rd May                          26th May

6th June                            9th June

20th June                          23rd June

11th July                           14th July

 

Year 6 Production – Technical Help needed

This year we are putting on a Year 6 production with a difference. We are going to make a movie of our chosen musical (soon to be revealed). We have some recording equipment in school, but if any parents or carers (or generous people who they know) have any recording equipment they think might be useful, please do get in touch with Mr Beeston via the School Office.

 

Covid-19 symptoms and self-isolation

Can we remind families that if anyone in your immediate family (including any support bubble) shows one of the three Covid symptoms (loss/change to taste or smell, new, continuous cough or a high temperature), everyone is required to self-isolate and the symptomatic person must get an in-person PCR test (drive-in and walk-in centres give the quickest results). You must not use a rapid test (Lateral Flow Device) on anyone who is displaying symptoms. It would be most helpful if you could send us confirmation of the test result to the school office so we can update our records.

 

If a pupil develops symptoms in school, we will contact parents/guardians to come and immediately collect the pupil (plus any siblings). The symptomatic child must get an in-person PCR test and the family must self-isolate until confirmation of a negative test result or the period of isolation as advised by NHS track and trace has elapsed.

 

If your child tests positive for Covid, please email the School Office immediately (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.

 

School Streets – Urgent request for volunteers

We are keen to be able to move forward with the School Streets initiative.  To enable this to happen we need more volunteers and ask you to please consider if you are able to help us; perhaps you know someone in the local community who may be able to volunteer?  If you are interested, please contact the School Office.

 

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.

 

Vacancies

Our school cleaning company has a vacancy for a cleaner. Please see further details here.

 

Keep us updated

If any of the contact details we hold for you or your child changes (address, telephone numbers, emergency contacts), please update them using MyChildAtSchool or by emailing the School Office.

 

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.

 

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:

 

PTfA Update

The AGM is booked for 26th May, 8pm and will either be via Zoom or in the pub garden of the Six Bells. We will confirm location once we have details of the latest changes to covid restrictions and once we know what the weather will be doing.

 

The current PTfA will be stepping down at this meeting and the PTfA cannot continue fundraising until a new committee steps in. If you would like more information on any of the PTfA roles, please email us.

 

Upcoming events:

 

19th - 20th June: Open Gardens:

A handful of gardens will be opened (following Government guidelines) as part of this wonderful community event. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy some of the wonderful village gardens. More details to follow.

Ways to support fundraising:

  • The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running and we have had our first winner - congratulations to Amy C. For your chance to win a local prize (min £20) or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit http://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.
  • Please select Fulbourn Primary PTfA as your charity when shopping online with EasyFundraising or Amazon Smile. A percentage of your spend comes directly to the PTfA and it can make a huge difference:
  • Direct donations to the PTfA Justgiving Page
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