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Parents are encouraged to take part in their child's learning and are always welcome to view their child’s work after school. If they wish to discuss any aspect of their child’s life at school or their progress, they are asked to consult one of the teaching staff.

 

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Parent Mail

Parent Mail

Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about.

From 14th September 2015 we will be requesting parents to register with ParentMail. This will be our preferred method of communication eliminating paper copies being sent home. The enhanced service will include:

- Text messages and emails.
- Including multiple addresses enabling messages to be sent to mums, dads and other carers at the same time
- Emergency or important information can be sent by text message
- iPhone and Android Apps available for parents on the go
- Book onto Clubs and Parents Week activities
- Book Parents Evenings appointments
- ParentMail Plus Pay – available in October 2015 to pay for School Meals, Trips etc.

To use the latest version of ParentMail all you need to do is verify your account. You will be sent either an email or text message from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions below.

If you have both a mobile number and an email address registered on your account, you will receive a registration invitation by text and email. You can decide which way you register – but you will only need to register once. Please contact the school office if you need help registering and we will be happy to assist you. Mobile registration: Please click on the link from the text message and follow the verification process. You will be asked to enter some details, answer a security question to verify who you are and to set a password for your account. Email registration: Please click on the link from the email and follow the verification process. As above, you will be asked to enter some details, answer a security question to verify who you are and to set a password for your account. Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

Follow the link for the guide to registering your Parent Mail Account.

 

School Meals

School meals cost £2.30 each.

You will be able to pay for school meals using the following website: Suffolk County Council website.

Please note that payment must be for a minimum of 5 days (this does not mean that your child has to have lunch 5 days a week – they can still choose on the day as normal).

If you think that you may be eligible for free school meals, please follow this link Free school Meals to claim, or see Anne in the office and she will be able to help you.

 

Link to our school dinner menu from East Anglian taste for Schools.


School Cool Milk Scheme.

Cool Milk would like to invite you to register your child. School milk is free for all under-fives and is subsidised for pupils aged five or older at around £15 a term.

Each pupil that registers with Cool Milk will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk everyday, which is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch to help children stay focused.

For more information go to our online payments section.


School Uniform.

You can now order uniform directly from our supplier to collect in school. Go to their website: School Trends Website.

Order deadline dates will be the 1st and 15th of the month, uniform will be available to collect from school approximately 14 days later.

We will keep samples in school for sizing purposes only. We do have a limited number of items that can be purchased in school while stocks last.


School Brochure.

Click here to see our school brochure.


Child Absence

If your child is ill, please phone the school office to let us know before 9.30am. When your child returns to school, please send them in with a note giving the reason for their absence. Please note the following leaflets contain important information on the issue of how important it is for chioldren to be at school.

- Suffolk County Council Penalty Notice Leaflet

- Attendance Leaflet

Severe Weather Proceedures

Should the school need to be closed. We will always endeavour to keep the school open, however on occasion, severe weather may mean that it’s unsafe for children and staff to get in to school.  With this in mind, if you think the school may be closed due to severe weather conditions then please follow the guidance below:

- Check Suffolk County Council's website (Click here)
- Listen to local radio (SGR 97.1 or 96.4 fm, Radio Suffolk 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6fm).
(There will be timed updates at 10 minutes past and 20 minutes to each hour.)
- Check the school website – address above

If we are still open:

- Please walk to school if it is safe and practical to do so.
- If you have to drive, please drive safely and park away from the school to avoid congestion.

If we are closed:

- Stay safe and have fun.
Keep checking the school website for regular updates.

We do appreciate that school closures, for whatever reason, are very difficult for working parents.  We would suggest that you have contingency plans already in place if you are likely to be affected by such a circumstance.  This could by arranging to group children together with willing friends, neighbours or family locally. 

If school needs to close unexpectedly, however, your child's learning can still continue. Here are some suggestions:

- Wrap up warm and play in the snow and write a recount of your snow play
- Snuggle up with a good book
- Create a snowy picture
- Take photographs of a snowy scene and write about the picture
- Practise your times tables
- Write instructions about how to build a snowman
- Write a newspaper report about the snow
- Write a story about an adventure in the snow
- Write a snow poem
- Write a letter to someone in a hot country where they never have snow and tell them what it is like here in the UK.

We very much hope that the daily running of the school will be unaffected by such circumstances, however, should you have any questions regarding this information please do not hesitate to contact us.