Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 25th January 2019

25 January 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for your patience and understanding this week.

As you know, we had a serious health and safety issue regarding some of the older windows in school. Thankfully, no one was injured and as I said in my message to you earlier this week, the safety of children and staff is paramount. Whilst our school building is brimming with character, it also has some challenges in terms of upkeep and maintenance.

Following the incident on Monday, Gateshead Council were quick to respond with a crew of people who worked from early morning to carry out repairs where needed and to ensure that all windows are safe. I am grateful for the speed and diligence of their response.

As stated in various media coverage this week, Gateshead Council were already aware of problems with the windows and at the end of last year asked a specialist contractor to quote for a complete window refurbishment and replacement scheme. The council are currently intending to include this scheme in the schools capital programme for 2019/20.

This is excellent news for Kells Lane Primary School. I will update you in the coming weeks and months with any further developments.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

 

Monday 28th January – Friday 1st February 2019

·        National Storytelling Week (parent/grandparent etc. volunteers to take part in our ‘Mystery Reader of the Day’ most welcome)

Tuesday 29th January 2019

·        Dukeshouse Wood meeting for parents (Year 4) – starts at 5pm

Tuesday 5th February

·        Chinese New Year celebrations in school (Year of the Pig)

Wednesday 6th February

·        Year 2 visit to St. Mary’s at the Quayside (Poplar class)

Friday 8th February 2019

·        Year 2 visit to St. Mary’s at the Quayside (Juniper class)

·        Non uniform day in aid of our Playground Project

Monday 11th February – Friday 15th February 2019

·        Health and Wellbeing Week

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019 inclusive

·        Half term holiday

Tuesday 26th February 2019

·        Year 6 SATS information evening for parents – starts at 5 pm

Wednesday 27th February 2019

·        Planetarium visit for Year 1 (in school)

Monday 4th March 2019

·        Year 5 visit to The Sill

Tuesday 5th March 2019

·        Year 5 (Larch class) Play in a Day ‘Space’ – parents welcome to attend a performance at 2.45 pm

Wednesday 6th March 2019

·        Year 5 (Spruce class) Play in a Day ‘Space’ – parents welcome to attend a performance at 2.45 pm

Friday 8th March 2019

·        World Book Day

Tuesday 12th March – Thursday 14th March 2019 (inclusive)

·        Parents’ evenings

Friday 15th March 2019

·        Red Nose Day

Wednesday 20th March 2019

·        Year 5 Spring Assembly for parents (2.45 pm start)

Thursday 21st March 2019

·        Year 3 Spring Assembly for parents (2.45 pm start)

Friday 22nd  March 2019

·        Year 4 Spring Assembly for parents (2.45 pm start)

Monday 25th March 2019

·        Book Fair in school this week

Tuesday 26th March 2019

·        Reception classes visit to Hall Hill Farm

Wednesday 27th March 2019

·        Chris Connaughton to work with Year 6 – Young Hamlet

Wednesday 27th March – Friday 29th March 2019

·        Year 4 residential visit to Dukeshouse Wood

Thursday 28th March 2019

·        Class photographs for Reception, Year 2 and Year 6

Monday 1st April 2019

·        Year 3 visit to Durham University (Willow class)

·        Year 5 working with Dr Bike

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

·        Year 3 visit to Durham University (Maple class)

·        Year 5 working with Dr Bike

Thursday 4th April 2019

·        Easter Egg making in school

Friday 5th April 2019

·        Non uniform day in school

·        Last day of term – school finishes at normal time

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April 2019 (inclusive)

·        School closed for Easter holidays

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

·        First day of summer term