5th January, 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas break and found some time to relax with family and friends.
I would like to thank everyone for making me so welcome this week as I start in my role as headteacher at Burrough Green School. I have enjoyed meeting all of the children, and trying to learn their names; I’m not quite there yet! I know I am very lucky to be joining such a caring, supportive and community-spirited school, and I am looking forward to the years ahead – working with you all to help your children to enjoy their time at school, be actively engaged in their learning, to know what experiencing success looks and feels like, to be motivated, make consistent progress and have high expectations of themselves so that they can succeed in their chosen future. I will be available in school most mornings and afternoons when you drop off and pick up your children, and I look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks.
The first Friday Celebration Assembly of this term will be on 12th January and will continue weekly.
Ellesmere Centre Pantomime Society Assembly
The Ellesmere Centre is a community centre in Stetchworth, and this year the Pantomime Society will be putting on their nineteenth panto, “Beauty and the Beast - a Bollywood Pantomime “. A few of the cast members will be visiting our assembly on Monday 8th January to perform a short pantomime sketch, and tell the children about the pantomime and a colouring competition. The children will come home with colouring sheets and competition details. The colouring sheets can be coloured, glittered, etc, before being returned to school. The entries will be judged and then displayed at the Panto performances. Prizes and certificates will be distributed to the school to give to the winners. The competition is voluntary; if your child would like to take part, please return entries to school by Tuesday 16th January.
Unfortunately, we have had a number of cases of sickness in school this week. If your child is ill and won’t be at school, please let the office know. Please remember, if your child has vomited and/or had diarrhoea, they need to be clear for 48 hours after their last bout of illness before coming back to school; this prevents germs from spreading. Thank you for your support.
Dates for your diary
Friday 12th January – first celebration assembly
Monday 22nd January – Year 6 SATs parents’ meeting (6.30pm)
Monday 29th January – Year 2 SATs parents’ meeting (6.30pm)
26th January– Book Fair arrives
12th – 16th February – Half Term
Wednesday 28th February – World Book Day Team Day
Monday 5th March and Wednesday 7th March – Parent Consultations
Wednesday 28th March – Open Afternoon
Thursday 29th March – Easter Service and end of Spring Term
Tuesday 17th April – start of Summer Term