Saxton Newsletter 28.1.22

Covid Disruptions

Thank you for bearing with us whilst we experience disruption in staffing due to Covid. We continue to do all we can to ensure that the school remains open and children are safe, happy and learning well. We hope to be able to return to normal operation soon.

FOSS

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, FOSS have still managed to raise nearly £1,900 up to the end of January, £800 of which was from the Christmas fayre, £478 from the Grimston Gallop and £140 from the pumpkin trail. This is a fantastic achievement and thank you so much to all who have helped and contributed to achieving this. We have taken requests from teachers and students and so far have been able to purchase the following items:

  • 20 sets of Dictionaries and Thesaurus
  • Some Giant Polydrons and Magnetic Blocks for Willow
  • Contribution to T Shirts for the Young Voices
  • A bike rack requested by the eco warriors

We still have a number of items on a wish list to purchase in the coming weeks for outdoor activities. We have a few activities planned which we hope the children will enjoy although we remain cautious in the current climate. We hope that we can get back to some more interactive events in the summer. We are always pleased to welcome any ideas and contributions from parents and guardians so please feel to contact any member of FOSS.

Valentine's Bun Sale

On Monday 14th February FOSS are holding a Valentine’s bun sale. We would welcome donations of cakes or buns to sell after school. These will be charged at £1 each which children can pay in cash or through ParentPay.

Crazy Hair Day

Thursday 17th Feb will be a Crazy Hair day in aid of FOSS. We encourage children to come into school with a crazy hairstyle on that day in return for £1 donation, which can be paid in cash or on ParentPay.

NHS Scanner App

Your child has recently brought home information about the new NHS scanner app that you can use on your phone to see healthier choices in your weekly shopping. It is free and can be found in Google Play or the App Store, and further information can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/food-facts/nhs-food-scanner-app/

Eco Warriors

This week’s water-saving tip from our Eco Warriors is: If possible, take a shower instead of a bath. A five-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water. This is about half the volume of a standard bath.

Pupil Absence Requests

This form should be completed by the parent/carer and returned to the school as far in advance as possible and preferably preferably with sufficient notice before the first intended day of absence.

The DfE regulations for attendance state that leave of absence during term-time should not be granted by schools unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances.’ Parents/carers must obtain the school’s permission before making any arrangements for leave in exceptional circumstances, otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in a penalty notice being served.

School Lunches

Please see the new Spring 2022 Lunch menu below. Next week we will be on Week 2 of lunches.


Children can decide daily whether they are having a school dinner or packed lunch.


Please ensure you discuss the menu each day with your child so they can decide what they would like to order. Once they know their choices, they will choose this each morning with their teacher during registration.


Each day there are 4 choices, either the hot dinner, hot vegetarian option, jacket potato with a choice of toppings or a sandwich. The sandwich and jacket potato always come with a selection of vegetables/salad on the side and have the full pudding choice for that day.

Spring 2022 Lunch Menu

From w/c 4th January - w/c 4 April 2022 This is our new menu for the Spring Term

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

Details of events and school activities. This is also accessible through the school website.

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget that if you use Amazon Smile and have registered our school for donations, FOSS will receive a donation. This is a very quick and easy way to make money for our children, so please do remember to keep checking that your orders have been placed this way.
Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS

Stikins

Help raise money for FOSS and label your children's school items. The soft plastic labels can be stuck on machine wash-care labels of clothes, but can also be used on shoes, dishwasher items and general school items.


Please order via the website www.stikins.co.uk and quote Saxton school number 17524

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our latest vacancies

Car Parking reminder

Please be considerate when parking near the school crossing. If parked too close it can be very difficult to see if it is safe to cross, particularly at pick up time-thank you.

ParentPay

Please click here to be re-directed to ParentPay, where you can pay for lunches and other school related items.

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.