Newsletter 3


Newsletter 3

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19th December 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

As the end of the Autumn term looms, I would like to thank you all for your continued support of the school. The Reception pupils have fully settled into school life and are firmly embedded as part of the Hursthead Infant School family. Our Year 1 and Year 2 pupils have coped very well with their transition and are eager to help and participate in all aspects of school. The term has quite simply flown by and pupils and staff have worked very hard, we are now all ready for festive fun and relaxation!

Dates for the first half of the Spring Term

Monday 9th January: School opens

Thursday 19th January: PSA Meeting 7-30pm

Monday 23rd January: Reception Sea Life Centre visit

Tuesday 24th January: Reception Sea Life Centre visit

Wednesday 25th January: Year 1 visit to All Saints Church

Wednesday 25th January: Anne Cresswell Parenting Evening 6pm

Thursday 26th January: Reception Sea Life Centre visit

Tuesday 31st January: Year 1 visit to Macclesfield Heritage Centre

Tuesday 31st January: Reception Learning Review Meetings

Tuesday 31st January: Year 2 Mosque visit

Wednesday 1st February: Reception Learning Review Meetings

Thursday 2nd February: Reception Learning Review Meetings

Thursday 2nd February: Year 2 Mosque visit

Friday 10th February: PSA Slumber Parties

Thursday 16th February: 8-40am – 8-55am Thumbs Up Time

Friday 17th February: School closes


2 Christmas Carol Service/Productions

Thank you for your support in producing costumes and helping the children to learn lines and songs. All three events were quite simply wonderful and the children took evident delight in their performances. We were very proud of them all.

3 Parental Help

Thank you to all parents who have given their support and help in classrooms, washing fruit and/or going on trips over the term. It has been greatly appreciated.


4 PSA Fundraising

Thank you to the PSA committee and all parents who have helped organise and attended the PSA events this term. The Christmas Fair raised an incredible £3,941.18 and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. All fundraising this academic year is being used to develop our courtyard garden. We hope to have finished the project by February half term, which will allow the Year 2 children to enjoy it before their transition to Key Stage Two.


5 Charity Fundraising

The School Council would like to extend their thanks to everyone who donated both to Children in Need and the NSPCC charities. Collections were held after the Reception/Year 2 productions for the NSPCC followed by the wearing of Christmas jumpers on Friday 16th December. The children had great fun wearing their Christmas jumpers and commenting on the staff’s choices!! We raised a wonderful £275-98 for Children In Need and £484-01 for the NSPCC. A great achievement.


6 Contact details/Medical Information

Please do keep the school office updated if there are changes to phone numbers, addresses or medical information.


7 Parking

Unfortunately, residents have rightly complained about parking on Sawley and Romsey Drives outside school. Pavements have been blocked by inconsiderate parking on kerbs and some residents have been unable to leave their own drives because they have been blocked in! I know you will agree that this is anti-social and unsafe parking.

Parents and residents can report minor traffic infringements through STARS (Stockport traffic and Road Safety Initiative) by emailing or phoning 0161 856 9770. This may prompt a letter from the police and is kept on record. Please can all be mindful that over 600 children are dropped off and collected at the Infant and Junior Schools everyday, safety is of the utmost importance. Please drive and park safely within the vicinity of the schools.


I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


Mrs J Driscoll