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Friday 25th June 2021

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Fulbourn’s Future – your invitation to contribute

We are very much hoping that as we start the new academic year in September, covid restrictions will have eased and we will be able to begin the next exciting phase for the school.  To help us plan both for the school’s recovery and to begin to make aspirational plans for the school’s future, we would like to invite you to attend a collaborative school vision consultation.  These will be a chance to work alongside the school leadership team, school governors and other members of the school community to begin to plan for Fulbourn Primary School’s future. 

 

Our consultations will be small in-person events held outdoors on the school site on:

Monday 12th July 4pm

Monday 12th July 5.30pm

Group size will be limited due to covid restrictions so we will add additional dates if required.

 

We are hoping that many of you will be able to attend in-person but we know that these times will not suit everyone so we will also run an online event.  This will be a zoom meeting with break-out rooms held between 6-7pm on Tuesday 13th July.

 

You can sign up to one of these events via this link, which will close at 5pm Friday 2nd July.

 

We look forward to working with you all to make exciting plans for Fulbourn Primary School’s future.

 

PTfA Update

Open Gardens 2021

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Open Gardens event. We are pleased to confirm that the event raised £2,922.40!!! This is a wonderful total and as the outgoing PTfA, it is brilliant to be leaving on such a positive note.

 

Thank you to the wonderful Tamsin Fry for organising this event!

 

Events like this are a wonderful example of how rewarding it can be to have a role on the PTfA. If you are interested in running fundraising events for the whole community, please do consider stepping forward into one of the remaining roles of Chair or Secretary. Unfortunately, no further PTfA fundraising events can be planned until these roles are filled.

Please contact the PTfA for more information.

 

Ways to support fundraising:

  • The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running. To be in with a chance of winning a local prize, a £100 B&Q gift card or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit: 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

 

Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for two lunchtime Play Leaders and a part time Child and Family Worker.  Further Information can be found here on our website.

 

Please be aware

There has been a report of a child being approached and asked to get into a van in Great Wilbraham close to the local shop and the park. The vehicle was a white pick-up van and the man is described as white and balding. The local police are aware but we wanted the whole school community to be aware of this and to remain vigilant.

 

School car park

Please can we ask families to keep an eye on their children whilst they are in the school car park. We have seen children running in between the staff cars and racing up and down on bikes and scooters. We do not want anyone or anything to be hurt or damaged.

 

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.

 

Community Covid Testing

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. Community testing in Fulbourn is currently very low. Please remember that if you (or anyone in your household) has a new & continuous cough, loss/change to taste and/or smell or a high temperature, you must get an in person COVID test – rapid tests are only for those people not showing any symptoms.

 

School Uniform

The final order date for uniform for this term is Sunday 11th July. It will arrive in school w/c 12th July. If the order is delivered to school, there is no additional delivery charge.

We will then resume with school uniform deliveries in September.

 

Website: Big Fish Schoolwear

Username: Fulbourn

Password: PatchworkHorse

 

Summer camps

Our school sports provider, JS Sports & Education, is running two sports camps here at the school over the summer. Please see the following flyers for more details.

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.

 

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.

 

Holiday Programme at Burwell House

 

 

Holiday Programme at Netherhall

For more details on the holiday scheme over the summer, please read the attached document.

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:

Or, find out more at their website.

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