Mrs Driver’s Latest Newsletter

We have now reached the end of an exhausting term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have offered this term. There have been lots of great trips and events and hopefully the children have been enthused and excited by their learning.

The School performances of their various Christmas Shows went very well and I am pleased to be able to say that we raised a total of £842.61 through the charity collections. This is an amazing amount and I thank you all for your generosity. This will be sent off to the NSPCC and Stand by Me which the children and their teachers chose as the charities they would like to support.

Some parents have enquired about INSET and Occasional Days next November. We have provisionally booked the 27th and 30th November 2020 as days for the school to close. These dates have to be provisional in case the government or local authority set INSET dates for us with a new initiative.

Please use the Christmas break as an ideal time to stocktake on your child’s uniform. Please ensure all main items are named, we still have a number of jumpers in lost property, all un-named! The uniform shop will be held on 13th January, 3rd February and 2nd March. This is also a great time to have children’s hair cut. Please follow guidelines on the website. We would also ask that no girls return wearing earrings. This follows guidance from Herts County Council Health & Safety, who also agree that earrings can be removed 6 weeks after piercing.

The SPA have had another highly successful term, raising over £8000! This includes the recent sale of Christmas Puddings and Christmas items at the Christmas Concerts. Thank you to everyone who has supported their work this term. Next event is a Family Bingo Night on Friday 7th February; look out for information at the start of next term. Following this there will be another SPA Event on Friday 20th March 2020. Let us know what you would like us to arrange for this ‘adult’ event!

As a reminder the children will be returning to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Peripatetic music lessons will start at in the first 2 weeks: Brass & Violin the first week, Recorder and Guitar the second week. The children will be told when any extra-curricular activities will start.

Please remember if there is anything you would like to discuss to make an appointment to come in and see me!

Thank you for all your good wishes at the start of this festive Season and on behalf of everyone at William Ransom, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.