Welcome to the newsletter for week ending Friday 6th November
It's been another exciting week and we are really pleased to see that our attendance is still looking great. We know that some parents have felt nervous about sending their children in as we move into the second lockdown, however we firmly believe that school remains the best place for our children, not just in terms of a very low risk of infection, but also in regard to the mental health and well-being of our wonderful boys and girls.
A message from the DfE echos this...
'We will continue to prioritise the wellbeing and long-term futures of our children and young people and will not be closing early years settings, schools, colleges or universities. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and help working parents and guardians. Senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, and so they should continue to go to school.'
As always, if you have any concerns at all, we are always here to listen and offer advice and support. Get in touch via the school telephone number or by using any of the staff emails you will now have.
Thankyou to those parents and children who completed the surveys for us before half term. We would really like as many responses as possible so can we please ask that if you haven't already done this, use the links below to access both survey (they will only take about 5 minutes!)
We will keep the survey's open until next Friday to give you plenty of time to share your views.
Remembrance at Crestwood Park
Thank you for all those who have generously donated and brought a poppy in aid of The Royal British Legion for Rememberance Day. We appreciate all of your kind donations and we hope that the children have enjoyed their band, flip bracelet or poppy they have purchased in aid of this. Mrs Kennedy and /or Mrs Cooper will be on the playground at the start and end of the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week with the poppies etc if you are still wanting to contribute to the Poppy Appeal.
Our Remembrance Assembly will be shared with parents next week- keep your eye out for details!
Children in Need - Friday 13th November
On Friday 13th November, we will be raising money for BBC Children in Need. Pupils can donate £1 to come to school in their pyjamas. Your child should still wear their usual school shoes and have a coat. Please ensure children are appropriately dressed, warm and comfortable. Thankyou in advance for your support with this.
Reading at Crestwood Park
I would love to hear about your favourite books – you may want to write it down, draw or picture, take a photograph or even film yourself with your favourite book! Tell me why this book is your favourite – so that we can share these with our whole school.
I look forward to hearing all about your favourite books – you can send me them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are really sorry but followong advice from the local authority, after school sports clubs remain postponed until further notice.
We will keep you updated should anything change.
Let's look forward to...
Save the Children's christmas jumper day is on Friday 11th December this year, however we will be wearing our jumpers on Monday 14th December to coincide with something extra special for our children on that day...watch out for news!
We can't wait to see your Christmas jumpers on the 14th!
More information coming soon about this and the other ways we will be celebrating Christmas this year!
Support for families during second lockdown
The link below provides support to families who are concerned about their child during the second lockdown as well as lots of other useful ifnormation and helpful ideas.
Looking after our Neighbours... updates from our local police
Our popular monthly newsletter OUR NEWS November 2020 edition is here!
This month we introduce you to our new Spotlight on Associations feature starring Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch, and our new cybercrime campaign which we will be launching imminently.
We take a moment to celebrate our volunteers and the fantastic contributions they have made, and we share ways in which we can support you through the Covid-19 crisis.
We also take our first look at the findings from our recent Neighbourhood Watch England and Wales Crime Survey. And finally in the run up to Christmas, don't miss out on exclusive member offers from ERA!
Read it all here
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Golden Certificates for Autumn 1
Congratulations to these children who have been awarded a Golden Certificate for last half term. The Assembly can be watched via the link here
|Year 1||Lilly- Mai||Ashleigh||Angel-Leigh|
|Year 6||Matilda D||Hayden||Mackenzie|
And our SMART SPARKS are...
|Year 3||Dylan Y||Ava|
|Year 5||Darcey||Charlie A|
We are sure you would like to join us in wishing Miss Vickery the very best of luck as she begins her teaching career in a new school next week. Miss Vickery started here six years ago as an apprentice teaching assistant. She then quickly qulaified as a TA before embarking on her teaching qualification. She worked very hard to complete this, on top of her job here and recently passed her degree with flying colours. Although we are very sad to see Miss Vickery 'fly the nest', we know she will be a fantastic teacher and hope that her time at Crestwood Park has given her the very best starting point in her career.
Well done Miss V... we are so proud of you!
Thankyou for continuing to support us with all COVID related measures- you are all helping to keep our school community as safe as possible and we really appreciate your efforts.
We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
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.