Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We don’t say this word enough sometimes!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who work with us and support us, especially with regard to school uniform. We know that this year has been difficult in many ways and school uniform hasn’t always been easy to obtain but we would like to thank all of the parents, carers, and families who support the school and try to ensure that the children are wearing the correct uniform. We also know that it is incredibly difficult for children when they see others not following the uniform rules. We are always happy to work with you to find a compromise!
We would also like to thank all of you who support the school by staying away at this moment in time. Whilst we would all like to return to face-to-face meetings and get-togethers, this is not possible under the current guidance. We will have to stick with phone calls/ video meetings for now. Thank you for your support and understanding in keeping the school and all its members safe.
We will get there. For now, we need to carry on being patient.
Whilst we are saying thank you…
We would also like to thank Millfield for their very kind and generous support. Today, Tuesday, we have received a cheque for a substantial amount of money. Millfield have always had an ongoing and diverse charitable commitment and as a direct result of this, they have accumulated some charitable funds over the past few years as part of their ongoing support with fundraising events such as supporting the Glastonbury road run. Over the past couple of months, the student and staff charity committee have been discussing at length the equitable distribution of these funds. We are very pleased that the committee has thought of us. The generous donation will be used to purchase new PE/ fitness equipment and support the development of the mental health aspects of the school garden. Thank you!
Linked to the garden, we would also like to thank, in advance, Millfiled Rugby team who, on Saturday morning this weekend, will be helping Mrs Chard and I dig out the rest of the lavendar bed ready for planting. We are so grateful for their help!
There are always more thank yous to be said..but for now…
Please enjoy the long weekend ahead. Let’s hope the sun shines for you and the children can get outside and play! We will be spending the two days, Friday 25th and Monday 28th, looking at our curriculum, meeting virtually with Mrs. Airey, and developing our skills in the teaching of phonics. We look forward to seeing the children again on Tuesday 29th July.
Tracy and Mike
Website posts you may have missed:
Attendance at Elmhurst – w/c 14th June
Whole School – 95.7%
Year 3 – 95.7%
Year 4 – 97.2%
Year 5 – 96.3%
Year 6 – 93.3%
Reading at Elmhurst
We expect all children to read at least four times a week to an adult.
Congratulations to Oak class who achieved 100% in their reading target. Well done. Who will join them next time?
Please support your child by reading with them at home.
Summer Reading challenge
You may also like to get involved in the Library Wild World Heroes challenge. More details can be found here:
The ordering forms should have made it home by now; Fran sent them to us on Monday. The closing date for forms to be returned to school is Monday 5th July. Please ensure forms are returned by this date – this will help Fran to ensure that you receive your photos before the end of the term. Thank you!
Karen Bell is doing her last music presentation to Year 4s today (Tuesday) , so could we ask if there are any Year 4 pupils who would like to start paid clarinet lessons in September? If interested could they contact the office for further information?
School lunches for September 2021– deadline for ordering Friday 16th July
We are seeing lots of footballs creeping in from home. alongside other toys. Please may we remind you all that this is not allowed.
On a similar note, we are seeing an increase in children wearing very expensive smartwatches. Whilst these have many benefits, they should not be worn in school. Not only will the school accept no responsibility if they are lost or broken but there are also concerns around GDPR. We do not allow phones in the classrooms and smart watches have the same capabilities. Thank you for supporting the school.
Well done to Ella Grace (y4) who has cut off 10 inches of her hair (again!) for the Little Princess Trust. We will let you know how much she has raised next week. Well done, Ella; the new hairstyle suits you!
Well done also to Harry W (y3) who has earnt his white belt in Jiu Jitsu. He is, quite rightly, very proud of himself!
Well done also to Daisie H in year 5. Daisie has recently represented Street and District swimming club in various events. She has worked out that she is the second fastest girl in the whole of Somerset. A massive achievement. Well done!
Work from the week:
In a change to the gallery work, we will now be including examples of work in the weekly newsletter. Here are some of the things we have being doing at Elmhurst this week.