25 September 2020
Notices and Reminders
"Always be thankful".1 Thessalonians 5.16
This week our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler supported by members of 6TS, Father Joe and 3KD. We have been reflecting on the importance of remembering to say thank you, and how we should be thankful for the food we have and try to not waste it.
Parking outside school
Thank you to all those parents and carers who have followed the guidance in Mrs Cutler's letter re: parking outside the school. We appreciate your co-operation and hope all parents and carers continue to be considerate when parking at drop off and collection.
Flu vaccination forms are being collected on Monday. Please remember that you need to return a form regardless of whether your child is having the vaccination. Please email to email@example.com
On Friday 9 October, 5KS will be leading our Harvest celebrations. We are supporting the local foodbank as we have done in previous years. The list of items which are being accepted is more restrictive than in previous years.
Tinned Ham/Corned Beef
Deodrant - Men and Women
Toothbrushes - Singles/pairs
Dishwasher Tablets and Salt
Washing up Liquid
Cooking Utensils: Slotted Spoons; Spatulas; Fish Turner; Hand Whisk: Potato Masher; Kitchen Scissors
Men's new socks (sizes 6-9, 9-11 and 11-13)
Women's new tights (sizes 8 -20)
Please note: At the moment they have good supplies of Baked Beans, Cereal and Pasta
New Dinner menu
A new menu will be starting on Monday it can be viewed on the website or here.
Our federation governing body had their first meeting (virtually) of the school year earlier this week. We discussed and reflected on the schools' approach to lockdown and re-opening, and will shortly be revising our Remote Learning policy to reflect the approach we will take, if necessary, in the future. Thank you for your comments at the end of the summer term, which contributed to this process - more details on this to follow. The governing body approved the Hertfordshire new policies on Child Protection, Complaints, and Online Safety; they also approved an amended version of the COVID addendum to our Behaviour Policy. All these policies are available here www.castlefederation.org/policies
An invite has been sent out asking you to join SIMS parent. This is a convenient way for you to access, review and request changes to data held on our database direct from your phone, tablet or PC. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact the school office.
Privacy Notice: Test and Trace
In addition to our Privacy Notices for parents, children, staff and governors, we have just published an additional Privacy Notice for everyone to explain our duty to comply with NHS Test and Trace. You can read our Privacy Notice here
Secondary transfer application
Please remember to apply online for a secondary school place for September 2021 if you have a child in Year 6. The application deadline is 31 October 2020. All the information you need is available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.
We have 2 vacancies for Learning Support Assistants (30hrs/wk Mon-Fri) for further information please click here
Stars of the week
6RM - Penelope for having a great start in 6RM
6WT - Marcus for making great contributions in all lessons
6TS - Liam for being polite and having a GSOH!
6SW - Calum - for always being wonderful
5JR - Dylan for a fantastic piece of handwriting
5DH - Abbie for amazing effort in maths
5KS - Joseph C for his positive, enthusiastic and mature approach to all tasks
5CT - Remi for working hard and contributing in all lessons
4RP - Charlotte for an excellent attitude to learning
4FG - Brooke for being a fantastic role model and always ready to learn
4RD - Lucas for his cheerful engagement with all aspects of his learning
3SB - Isla for politeness and increased pace with her work
3SG - Max for working hard on writing and great focus in lessons
3KD - Josie for some amazing maths work!
3NH - Mason for being a helpful member of the class to friends and adults
A full calendar is available here
- Monday 1 October - Ashlyns Virtual Open Evening starts
- Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October - Harvest week
- Monday 19 October - first flu jab session
- Friday 23 October - Staff inset (pupils not in school)
- Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October - half term
- Wednesday 25 November - second flu jab session
Information sent out this week
This week we sent out these letters and emails; letters are also available here:
This week at St Peter’s
This week at St Peter's we celebrate St Michaels and All Angels. Unfortunately, Sunday Club isn't meeting yet, but there will be children's worksheets available on the door
We look forward to Phil Brown and John Lee's English Song recital on Wednesday 30 September 7.00pm-7.45pm. For tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org