Saxton Newsletter

Friday 6th November

School News


  • Please remember to send an old pair of shoes or wellies with your child so that they can go on the field at breaktimes. We will continue to use the field as much as we can to help spread out bubbles, but inevitably this will mean that children get muddy. They can keep these shoes in a plastic bag on their peg. It would be helpful if they didn’t wear the shoes they use inside or to go home in when they are on the field.

  • Thank you for attending our ‘virtual’ learning reviews this week. We hope that you were able to make the technology work and found these useful. We know that there were a couple of teething issues which we will address. We really want to know your views on the process and will send an evaluation out soon. If you didn’t manage to have an appointment, please contact the class teacher who will arrange a telephone call with you.

  • You will have noticed that our roof is being repaired. The MAT has agreed to finance a complete renovation of the entire flat roof. The builders have established a secure compound and have fenced off a small area of playground for safety purposes while they are working, but please take care when on the site. We expect the work will be completed by the end of November.

  • Next Friday is Children in Need, and we are inviting children to come into school in ‘Spots or Sports’ clothing. We will do fitness-themed activities in bubbles during the day, including some of the Joe Wicks sessions. Donations can be made through ParentPay, and more information about this will be sent next week.

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the FOSS pumpkin carving competition before half term, and the Halloween trail. These were both wonderful events, and brilliantly supported – thank you.

  • FOSS are planning some Covid-safe activities for Christmas. We hope to hold a raffle and chocolate tombola, and would welcome donations of suitable prizes. If you have something that you are willing to donate, please send this in with your child and we will keep it securely in school to ensure it is sanitised before putting it in the event in the last week of term.

  • Don’t forget to use Easy Fundraising and Amazon Smile when purchasing things online. Both these schemes generate donations for FOSS and all our children benefit as a result. The donations we have received to date are significant, and we greatly appreciate your support.

  • We are delighted that FOSS have raised sufficient funds to purchase a new class set of 20 Chromebooks for school. These have been ordered and we are really looking forward to receiving them and using them in classes. We hope that they will available to use by January.

  • We appreciate that there have been a few problems with school meal ordering recently, particularly when we have had to amend the menu. We are looking at our ordering process and intend making some changes in January.

  • Have you seen our Facebook page? You can find it @SaxtonSchool. We hope to be adding regular updates and news about the things that are happening at school, so please like the page and follow us.

  • Thank you for submitting entries for the Active Selfies campaign. These are wonderful, and show the diversity of activities that our children do outside school. You can view the entries on our website at: http://saxton.n-yorks.sch.uk/?page_id=157 The best photos are being printed onto large boards that will be displayed in school.

Office News

This weeks reminders:


  • Next week we will be on WEEK 3 of the lunch menu. Any changes can you please ensure you let the office know as soon as possible.

  • Can I please ask you to check your ParentPay accounts regularly to ensure these are kept in credit.


Thanks

Sadie

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

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

Staff Shout Outs

Please take a minute to complete the form below and let us know which staff go above and beyond! We can then take the time to recognise their efforts and let them know they are doing a great job!!

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.