Diary Dates for week beginning 24th February 2020
|MONDAY||Children return to school|
|2:15pm - 3:15pm||Lapwood Lambs Group|
|TUESDAY||Swimming for Year 4 (all children) and for Year 6 (by invitation only)|
|THURSDAY||3:15pm - 4:00pm||Running after-school club (all years)|
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||Cookery Club for Group 1|
|FRIDAY||8:50am - 9:20am||Fitness Friday with Mr Barnett - all welcome|
|5th||Cookery Club Group 2|
|5th||World Book Day Celebrations- Dress up as a character from a book!|
|6th||Black Country Living Museum visit - Whole School|
|13th||Year 1 Class Assembly|
|17th||Year 4 Parent Workshop - by invite only|
|17th||Year 5 Parent Workshop - Reading Focus|
|19th||Cookery Club Group 2|
|20th||Mothers' Day Celebrations|
A massive thank-you to those who were able to join us on Parents' Evening - we really appreciate your continued support and we firmly believe that it is by working closely together, that we can provide the best possible education for our children.
Reading is incredibly important to us at Crestwood Park and to keep you updated after half-term our newsletters will feature something wonderful about reading, written by our children!
All children took part in Safer Internet Day activities on Tuesday. As we remind all members of our school community regularly, although the Internet and social media sites can give us access to lots of useful information and help us keep in touch with others, we must all be vigilant in the way we use them.
Unfortunately, we are finding that more and more of our children are using sites that are inappropriate and not suited for primary ages. Whilst this is the responsibility of parents, we urge you to talk to your children about the sites they use and the security settings they have set. By doing this you can check that what your children send and receive is safe and and suitable.
Use of Images
You may have noticed that we rarely use photographs of children in our newsletters. That's because our newsletters are accessible to the public through our website. If we do use a photograph, we never use children's full names or any other information.
To support us further with keeping your children safe, we strongly advise that you don't ever re-distrubute photographs of your children with information that a member of the public could use to identify them and then make contact with them via a social media site.
After-school Clubs for remainder of Spring Term...
Mr Barnett is working behind the scenes on new initiatives for after-school clubs after half-term. Please keep your eyes peeled for further information...
Arrival at school times...
We are seeing a regular pattern of children arriving at school via the main front office on an almost daily basis. Our school day starts at 8:55am, which means the children should be in their classroom before that time. It is so important that your child arrives in plenty of time to put their coats and bags away, and enter class ready to start the day without being rushed and flustered. The classroom doors are open for arrival from 8:45. Thank you to all those parents and carers who regularly bring their children in through the correct route.
Starting after half term, all children that arrive on time will earn a house point. Children that are late arriving will then be asked to complete their registration activity (the 10 minute activity that all children complete at the start of the day) during their break or lunchtime.
Thank you for supporting with this. Good attendance and punctuality is an important aspect of growing up and we want our children to understand the importance of this. Also, learning begins straight away in our classrooms and if children keep missing this important activity, it will impact negatively on their progress.
February Half-term activities...
The kids swim free in Dudley scheme is back for half term – please follow the link below to register your child for the “swim free” sessions: https://www.freeswimindudley.co.uk/home. There are also various holiday schemes going on throughout the Dudley Borough during this half-term break - if you click on the ‘Events – what’s on’ section, the information will be on there…http://fis.dudley.gov.uk/fsd/ or http://www3.dudley.gov.uk/Synergy/FSD/.
Also, if you want to venture outside the Dudley Borough, Raring to Go have a great guide of events across the Midlands - http://raring2go.co.uk/kidderminster-and-stourbridge/whats-on.
KS2 Craft Club...
Our super-crafty Mrs Skidmore will be running a Craft Club for KS2 children next term for 4 weeks; the first club will take place after school on Monday 2nd March from 3:20pm - 4:30pm. Please refer to the letters sent out via the children for further information. The cost of the club is £1 per child, thank-you.
Is you child tired of dull weekends? They want to try something new, learn new skills and meet a whole new group of friends? Why not consider joining the Scouts? If you are interested, why not pop along to the local Scouts group open day on Saturday 15th February from 3pm - 5pm at St James' Methodist Church, Pensnett - contact Syed on 07508 919 127 or email Syed.Miah@scouts.org.uk.
We appear to have a little case of the "nasty nits" in Key Stage 1; please continue to check your child's hair and treat accordingly, thank-you. Please remember, there is no shame in having head-lice but it is shameful to do nothing about it! Any concerns, please contact school. Thank-you.
...& finally Happy Half-Term
Well we have completed another half-term! We hope children enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing your all refreshed and raring to go again on Monday 24th February!
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.