Newsletter 24 – 13th March 2020

Dear Parents

Corona Virus   The Government has announced that schools will stay open for now.

However, anyone with a new and persistent cough or a temperature, must stay home for seven days. Please take note of this advice so that we can help to slow down the spread of the illness and reduce the impact on our community.

We also need to keep washing our hands regularly and thoroughly – the virus cannot survive soap and water. This is the very best defence against infection. Encourage your children to wash their hands, and to keep their hands away from their faces.

In school, we have instituted very rigorous hand washing protocols.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will take advice from the authorities. In the meantime, school and all our activities planned will go ahead as usual until the Government directs us differently. We will keep you updated as soon as we have any further information. Thank you all for your support and understanding as we deal with this very unusual situation.

The Government helpline is 0800 046 8687   Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk.

Emollient Cream Because we are asking children to wash their hands so regularly, we are concerned about dry skin on their hands. We will therefore be supplying an emollient cream for them to apply should their hands be sore. If you don’t want your child to use this, please let us know at the office. Kindly do not send in your own cream – we have children with life threatening allergies and we cannot have creams in school that might trigger a reaction.

Parent/teacher meetings Thank you to everyone who attended these meetings. Please remember that you are welcome to make an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher at any point in the year about any issue or to discuss their progress and attainment.

Bollywood dance class  Adults Bolly-Fitness & Bhangra-Fusion Dance Class will be held here in the hall on Monday 16th March 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm (Please arrive at 7.20pm for the registration); £10 per person – Pay at the door after registration.

PFA Thank you to our PFA for helping us organise and run the Pancake races – always a great favourite with the children and adults in school.

Spring Recorder Concert To celebrate the achievements of our recorder players and to mark the last week of Mrs Jenkins’s time in our school, we will be holding an evening recorder concert on Tuesday 31st March at 5.00pm. All children who play recorder in school will be performing in ensemble. If your child takes recorder lessons, please note this date in your diary.  The concert will last a little over half an hour. If you would like to make a donation to a leaving gift for Mrs Jenkins, please do so at the office.

Collective Worship Our theme for this week was “Treasure on earth, Treasure in Heaven” and we reflected on how important it is not to place too much value on material possessions but to value family, friends, our beautiful world and having fun.

Superstars Holiday Club Our very popular holiday club will be running in the first week of the Easter holidays Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April. Do sign up if you wish your child to attend this week of sports fun. 

Village Clean-up Meet at the Pavilion on Saturday 28th March from 11am-1pm for a village clean-up session – there is a free bacon sandwich on offer! Please come along and help us to keep your village clean & tidy J

Spring Hymns – Come & sing on Fri 3rd April from 7pm-8.30pm at St Peter’s in Great Cheverell. Tickets from Freddie Coupe 07711 028352 or Cheverell Stores. £10 to include a glass of wine & nibbles.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www. holy-trinity.co.uk )
Tuesday 31st March Spring Recorder Concert – evening 5.00pm
Friday 3rd April Last day of term  
Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April Holiday club runs in school – Superstars booking https://www.super-stars.org.uk 8.45am – 3.30pm
Monday 20th April Everyone back to school  
Tuesday 19th May Music concert, performances by children taking lessons in school. 5.00pm Piano, choir, Brass, handbells, guitar and ukulele
Wednesday 20th May – Friday 22nd May Forest of Dean residential trip  
Friday 22nd May Last day of term  
Wednesday 3rd June Everyone back to school  
Monday 29th June TD day  
Tuesday 7th July Sports day 9.15am – 12.00pm
Wednesday 8th July and Thursday 9th July Years 3 and 4 summer performance  Weds: 5.30pm Thurs: 2pm
Tuesday 14th July Year 6 restaurant for all year 6 parents 1.30pm
Wednesday 15th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Monday 20th July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm
Monday 20th July Parents’ welcome meetings for each class after school  
Tuesday 21st July Last day of term  

Best wishes,

Mercedes Henning

We welcome and value your opinion. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Head teacher or Chair of Governors

PFA News

Mother’s Day

The PFA will be selling flowers at the school gate at 3pm on Friday 20th March. There will also be a tuck shop, so please remember to bring along some money next week. 

Shed

You may have noticed the lovely new PFA shed has now been erected. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this happen. 

Ladies Night- Friday 27th March 

Thank you to those who have purchased entry tickets and raffle tickets for this event. If you haven’t yet had a chance to buy, tickets are still available at school reception. This promises to be a fabulous evening with some great stalls, generous raffle prizes and of course our guest speaker. Friends and family are also welcome to purchase tickets and come along on the night. 

Have you signed up for EasyFunding yet? 

If you shop online, you can raise FREE donations for Holy Trinity School PFA. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use #easyfundraising to shop with them! So far our parents have raised an amazing £2836 through this online charity.  

Please sign up and support us: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/htspfa/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=gs

To contact us you can email holytrinitypfa@gmail.com or join our Facebook page “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA”  

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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