As you know, this Friday is the whole school open morning for you to have a look round the school. It is also the Macmillan coffee morning and our special 30th Anniversary picnic for the children at lunch time. You will be most welcome to spend time in school from 10:15 to 11:30am.
We are hoping that the coffee morning is as successful as last year but we need your help to do this. If you would be able to help out during the coffee morning or bake something to sell we would be most grateful. We are looking forward to the visit from the Bishop of Hull and would like to welcome as many people to look round the school, enjoy a cake or two and to spend time with the children. Your cake donations can be brought into school at any time this week.
If you have a half hour to spare by helping with the refreshments on the day, please let Mrs Blogg in the office know. We are hoping to see as many of you as possible you on the day from 10:15 to 11:30am.
As part of our healthy eating curriculum, we are encouraging children to bring in healthy snacks for playtimes and in their packed lunches. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free healthy snacks as part of their five a day due to a government scheme. Unfortunately, the older children do not receive free fruit and vegetables but are welcome to bring in healthy snacks for morning playtime if you so wish.
Chocolate and sweets are not recommended as a healthy school snack. Please also be aware that some snacks which are marketed as healthy may be misleading. One example is fruit rolls as they contain roughly 37% sugar which is nearly four times that found in an apple, so careful reading of the ingredients is advised.
If you are unsure about what to put in a packed lunch, our guidelines are on the website under the 'Policies' tab. If you require any guidance on what is classed as a healthy snack, please ask us in school and we will be more than happy to advise you.
The Friends of Hertford Vale School are holding a summer fair after Sports Day on Friday. The children's sports events will start at 1:45pm on Friday and the summer fair will be held after the races have finished. Feel free to bring your own chairs for watching the races. We're looking forward to seeing you all on the day.
Below is a poster from The Friends of Hertford Vale School advertising their Easter Coffee Morning. It will run alongside the whole school open morning and give people a chance to enjoy a drink and cake whilst visiting the school.
Thank you to those parents who park considerately when droping and collecting their children from school. We are still witnessing a small number of cases where cars are being parked on the zig zag lines on both roads next to the school.
This poster was created by children at a school in Huddersfield as part of a safety campaign. We thought it was a very graphic way to remind us all as to why the lines are there and to reconsider where we leave our cars before, during and after the school day.
Thank you for your support in keeping the roads safe around school and to being considerate when parking in the village.
Here is the September Newsletter. It is available from the office as a paper copy.