Dear Parents and Carers,
As we head into December, we have several events which you need to remember. Please can I urge you to use the school website to access these events Calendar – Saint Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (stpetersprimary.org) in order that neither you or your child miss out.
I know that Miss Roper is sharing details of the Nativity arrangements at St Peter’s Church in Hinckley on Dojo, please check your Dojo messages. Dojo is the platform which we use most frequently to communicate with parents. It is possible to have it set up to alert you when a new message has been delivered into Dojo, just like text messages.
I’m gutted to have to tell you that Mrs Carter will be leaving St Peter’s at Christmas. Mrs Carter has been at the school for over 18 years and has taught all your children as they joined EYFS. She is a fabulous teacher and an incredible manager. Our loss is our phonics scheme, Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc’s, gain as she is going to work for the company at a consultant. I am very pleased that she has been successful in securing such a lovely job. I know you will join me in wishing her every success and happiness in her new role.
Unfortunately, after Christmas the cost of toast will go up by 25p each week, from £1 to £1.25 for the week. This is simply to cover the increase costs of the bread and spread. Also the wrap around care, Breakfast club and After school Club will also increase by 50p each session. I haven’t put the price up for our wrap around care for almost ten years and it still offers incredibly reasonable rates of £4.50 for Breakfast Club and £7.50 for After School Club. Breakfast club opens at 7.45am and After school club closes at 5.15pm. If parents wish to book these facilities please use the booking system on Parent Pay.
I know it’s very early to be sharing this information with you, but next academic year (Sept 2023) all the children will finish school at 3.15pm. This is because the government have set us new guidelines on the length of the school day. Currently, our little ones in EYFS, year 1 & 2 do not meet the government criteria. If any parents would like to discuss this with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I’m sure I will see many of you at the events coming up. We break up on Friday 16th December, which will be a toy day. This is when children may bring ONE toy to school. We recommend that you do not send your child in with anything expensive and we will not be held responsible for any breakages or losses. A less precious toy is recommended. It is also the day which we walk to St Simon and St Jude’s Church for our Advent service. If parents can join us and wait until the children are registered, then help with walking the classes to the church and back to school it would be most appreciated. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you can help.
The children return to school on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Thank you for your continued and ongoing support.