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Summer Term 2018 - letters
8th May 2018 - Letter for Year 6 families - Harlow Outdoor Act. Centre (For children not attending a secondary school transition day.)
Spring Term 2018 - letters
Autumn Term 2017 - letters
Summer Term 2018 - Texts/Emails
Thursday 21st June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers
Miss Smith will be selling tomato plants from Gardening Club for £1 each by the Cardboard Classroom at 3.15pm today. Thank you.
Tuesday 19th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parent/Carer,
Westborough won the Group 4 KS2 Borough Sports today, which means we are promoted to Group 3 next year. Mr Funa reports that the children gave it their all. This is a massive achievement for the children and we congratulate them all. Well done everyone. We are all very proud of you.
The Westborough Staff
Tuesday 19th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers
Please see below information regarding Bikeability courses running during the 6 week holidays. You can book on the attached link. Thank you.
CYCLE TRAINING SUMMER SCHOOL, LEIGH NORTH STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL
LEARN TO RIDE SESSIONS
- Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards
- 1:1 tuition with an accredited instructor
- £25 with own bike or £30 with hire bike
- Monday 30 July 2018 to Wednesday 2 August 2018
- Sessions at 09:15 10:15 11:15 13:15 14:15
LEVEL 1 BIKEABILITY
Suitable for children aged between 7 – 10 years who can ride a bike but wish to improve their skills
- Monday 30 July 2018 13:00 – 15:30
- £20 with own bike £25 with hire bike
Booking is essential via www.cyclesouthend.co.uk
Monday 18th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, We are busy preparing for the Westborough Summer Fayre on Saturday 30th June. We would be very grateful for any donations for the Tombola - unwanted gifts, sweets and other goodies - please send them our way! We also still have tables available to hire on the day at just £10. Thank you.
Friday 15th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers Swimming lessons for your child have been scheduled on the following dates, to make up for those missed due to the snow days: Thurs 5th July, Fri 6th July & Mon 9th July. Unless you have already paid, the lessons will cost £5 each (a total of £15). You may be entitled to help towards the cost of lessons. As usual, we will be leaving school at promptly at 7.45am
Your child should bring to school that week:-* swimming costume/swimming trunks
* towel, clearly named
* swimming hat (can be purchased from school £2 each)
Please place these items in a suitable bag. (A stout carrier bag is quite adequate).Please note - there must be NO jewellery worn at all for swimming.
Monday 11th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, Please don't forget that class photos are being taken this Thursday 14th June, so we would like everyone to look their best for their Kodak moment! Thank you.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, We have had a number of potentially dangerous incidents take place outside the school while parents are parking to either drop off or collect children. Can we remind you that there is to be NO parking on the zigzag lines outside the school. If necessary, please park in an adjoining street and walk your child into school. Parking on the zigzag lines could result in a child being injured, or worse. Thank you.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, If you are interested in the Tuneful Tuesday music event happening at Westborough on Tuesday 29th May, you can book a place on the link below. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit children who have not pre-booked. Thanks.
Tuesday 15th May 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, Essex Police are providing us with a regular infographic for activity in the Southend District - please see attached.Kind regards. Essex Police, Infographic
Thursday 10th May 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, We hope the children are looking forward to the Royal Wedding Party next Friday 18th May. The children are welcome to wear outfits in red, white and/or blue and are also welcome to wear princess/prince outfits if they wish! We would be very grateful if the children could also bring in some party food on the day - we will be providing sandwiches and drinks. Thank you.
Friday 27th April, 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers,If your child is in the school orchestra, please note that the date for the summer concert has been moved to Thursday 14th June. Thank you.
Thursday 26th April, 2018 = Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, Please be aware that 2 teens on bikes, wearing St Thomas More uniform, attempted to steal a scooter from an 8-year-old boy on Shakespeare Avenue this week. If your child walks home alone, please warn them to be alert. The full story is on this link to the Echo website: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/
Tuesday 24th April, 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, We have a number of unclaimed pairs of glasses at Front Office. If your child is missing a pair of glasses, please come and take a look through our collection! Thanks.
Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, Please be advised that the Lollipop Lady will not be on duty after clubs this afternoon. Thank you.
Spring Term 2018 - Texts/Emails
Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, We have had a report that there are been loose roof tiles falling onto the pavement from 177 West Road. Please be careful if you are walking past this property. We are alerting the Council. Thank you.
Thursday 15th March 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, I am aware that lots of children are really enjoying the craze of slime at the moment. But after careful consideration and research, we have decided for the safety of all children, that slime will no longer be allowed to be brought into school. We have a number of children who have severe allergies and because slime is made with a variety of different products, we are not able to guarantee that they are free from allergens. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Kind regards, Miss Brook
Tuesday 13th March 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to inform you that school will close at 1.35pm on Wednesday 28th March 2018, the last day of this half-term. We apologise that this is at short notice, but we have just been informed that this will be the afternoon of the funeral for a colleague. Understandably, Westborough staff would like to pay their respects and in order for this to happen, we will have to cancel clubs on this day. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Kind regards, Miss Brook.
Thursday 8th March 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
World Book Day will be taking place next Thursday 15th March. We hope you can support us and your child with this event. The children always have a great time dressing up and celebrating the world of books with us so better late than never.
Tuesday 6th March 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Cycle Southend have a new event taking place during the school East holidays! Book now to avoid disappointment!
LEVEL 2 BIKEABILITY
9TH & 10TH April 2018 (both days must be attended to complete the course)
09:00 – 13:00
Meeting: Southchurch park, by the café
Suitable for ages 9 – 14
Level 2 Bikeability teaches the skills needed to make a journey on quieter roads. The course includes how to recognise hazards, positioning on the road and how to use junctions. This is suitable for children that can already ride a bike and want to learn new skills. To take part all that is needed is a roadworthy bike and a helmet!
Booking is essential, please go to www.cyclesouthend.co.uk or call 01702 215595.
Thursday 8th February, 2018 - Text/Email as follows,
Our Year 5 children will have two wonderful opportunities to be taught Science by Secondary school teachers after half term.
A Lead Practitioner in Science from Deanes will be delivering lessons at Westborough on the 28th February.
If children are able to stay for clubs that afternoon it will make it easier to arrange the sessions but, if that is not possible, we will arrange for the children who are going home to attend the first session.
On Wednesday 7th March children will attend a Science taster day at Chase High School. This will be during the normal school day and children will return to Westborough in time for lunch.
Both of these events are part of the Science Enrichment and Secondary Transition programme for children.
Thank you. Kate Snarey, Assistant Head Teacher
Tuesday 6th February, 2018 - Text/Email as follows,
Dear Parents/Carers, A HUGE thank you to you all for your generous donations of cakes and bakes today. Every last crumb was sold and we raised a whopping £315! Thanks again!
Friday 2nd February, 2018 - Text/Email as follows,
Dear Parents/Carers, Don't forget that it's our bake sale on Tuesday 6th February - all money raised will go towards new books for the library. Any cakes or bakes gratefully received and please send your child in with some spending money for the bake sale at breaktime.
Thursday 1st February 2018
Dear Parents/Carers, Just a reminder that all dogs MUST wear a muzzle if you are bringing them onto the playground at home time.
Monday 15th January 2018 - Text/Email, as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, Please note that Monday April 9th 2018 will be a staff training day at Westborough. This follows on from the Easter holiday, so the date for return to school from that break will be Tuesday April 10th. The dates for the Easter holiday 2018 are therefore:
Thursday 29th March 2018 - Monday April 9th 2018 (inclusive).Thank you.
Thursday 10th January 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, Unfortunately, we have had cases of nits (head lice) in several classes across all year bands. Please check your child's hair carefully for nits and treat where necessary. A note of advice on how to treat nits is attached. Don't forget you can get nit lotion on prescription from your GP. Thank you for your support and co-operation in this regard.
Friday 5th January 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, The Year 5 production is rapidly approaching! There will be 4 performances of 1001 Nights, as follows:
Wednesday 17th Jan @ 8.30am & 7pm
Thursday 18th Jan @ 8.30am & 7pm
Programmes for the evening performances will cost £2.00 for adults and £1 for older children (including ex-Westborough pupils).
Westborough children and under-5s are free.
Morning performances are also free for all.
Your child knows which part they are playing in the production. If they have a speaking part, please help them learn their words as soon as possible. All speakers have been given a script.
All children should wear a black t-shirt/top and black trousers/leggings, which should be brought into school as soon as possible, please.
Main characters know which costumes they need.
All children are required to attend both evening performances.
If you have any questions, please speak to one of the Year 5 staff.
Thank you for your continuing co-operation.
The Year 5 Team
Autumn Term 2017 - TEXTS/Emails
Wednesday 20th December - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, We now have a new neighbour in the house next to the school on Gainsborough Drive.
Could we ask that you please do not park on the zig zag lines by the gate, which will now block our neighbour's drive.
Thanks in advance for your support and co-operation.
Wednesday 13th December - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers Please note the following changes to school dinners to the end of term:
Years 0-2 - Meal in a Bag
Years 3-6 - Sausage (incl. veggie & Halal), Chips & Beans
Whole school - Meal in a Bag
Party platters (sandwiches provided free for all children)
Whole school - Pizza & Pasta
Whole school - Meal in a Bag
Merry Christmas from the Kitchen staff!
Monday 20th November 2017 - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers,Don't forget that the book fair will be here from Wednesday 22nd November and will be open on the green carpet every day after school. Thank you.
Monday 30th October 2017 - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, We will be taking photos with non-school siblings from 7.30am tomorrow. Please queue outside the Lubel Hall. Thank you.
Friday 20th October 2017 - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to decorate our lovely new library with photographs of the children reading in all sorts of unexpected places. It doesn't have to be too way out - just somewhere a bit unusual - maybe in the park, on the stairs or under the bed! We would be very grateful if you could take a photo of your child during half-term reading their favourite book in an unexpected spot and then, if you are happy for us to display the photo in the library, email it to us. We hope the final result with be a fun-filled celebration of the Westborough children's love of reading. Thank you in advance.
Friday 20th October 2017 - TEXT/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, Just to let you know that the Westborough Xmas cards will be size A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm. Have a great half-term.
Friday 20th October 2017 - TEXT/Email, as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers, Please find attached safety information we have been sent from the Essex Police & Fire services on the increased risk of burglaries in the darker, winter months, as well as Fireworks safety information and a flyer for a free home safety check by the Fire Service. Thank you.
Essex Fire Service Advice re: Burglaries
Free Home Safety Visit
Burglary Prevent Info
Fireworks, Safety Info
Monday 16th October - TEXT/Email, as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, Coffee Morning is held in the Cardboard Classroom every Thursday 8am-9am. Everyone is welcome. On Thursday 2nd November the School Nurse will be attending the coffee morning and is happy to answer any questions you have regarding the Nursing Service or discuss any concerns you have. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards, Rohana Forbes
Monday 9th October - TEXT/Email, as follows
Dear Parents/ Carers, Please find attached the Secondary School Admissions booklet. The deadline for Secondary School applications is 31st October 2017.If you have any questions or need any help completing the forms, please contact Mrs Doucy at The Westborough School. Kind regards,
Secondary School Admissions booklet.
Friday 6th October - TEXT/Email, as follows
Dear Parents/Carers,Mrs Snarey will be available on Wednesday during the open evening to answer any questions you have about the Accelerated Reader scheme we are using at school. She will also have books and quizzes available for you to look at. Your child should also be able to tell you about Accelerated Reader!The School Payment is now up and running and you can now make payments for School dinners through the App. (Year 3-6)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Kind regards, Rohana Forbes
Monday 2nd October - TEXT/Email, as follows:
Dear Parents/Carers, Please note that there will be no clubs on Thursday 30th November, due to the school Xmas Fayre. Don't forget you can book a table at the Fayre for just £10. Thank you.
Thursday 28th September - TEXTS/Email, as follows:
I would like to make you aware that our subscription to MyMaths has ceased, so if you have been trying to login you cannot. We are looking into purchasing a new online Maths Homework and do not want to rush into a decision. When we have decided on an appropriate Homework we will let you know. Thank you for your support in this matter.
This year we will be holding a Christmas Fayre on Thursday 30th November from 1.45pm onwards. You will be able to rent a table for £10 and sell what you like. There will be a meeting on Thursday 12th October at 8am with Katy Doucy and Alison Stratton to start to organise the event. We would appreciate any help and support our parents and carers can give. Please come along. Kind regards
Alison Stratton & Katy Doucy
Monday 18th September TEXTS, as follows:
Just to clarify, the date for flu vaccinations is Wednesday 4th October. Apologies for any confusion.
Unfortunately, we are still experiencing problems with the school ovens, so tomorrow's hot meal will be a choice of either a jacket potato or pasta.