This week we recorded a disappointing 73 late arrivals across the school. Well done to Classes 3C, 5A, 5C and 6M who all arrived on time, all week.
Christmas Jumper Day
Next Friday (11th December) and we would like to invite our children to wear a Christmas jumper (with their uniform, in place of their school cardigan/jumper) and then during the following week until the end of term (Friday 18th December).
Friday 11th December is the official Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children – we shall not be making a collection/taking donations in school but should you wish to make a donation yourself please visit the Save the Children website as there are many ways in which you can help.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID restrictions, we are unable to have any Christmas cards handed out in school this year.
School have purchased a virtual Christmas pantomime for the children which they will watch in school week beginning 14th December. We understand that things aren’t quite how they would normally be but we hope they will really enjoy this!
Farewell, Ms McCarthy
Ms McCarthy retires today after 28 years at Stanley. We shall all miss her but wish her a very happy retirement with lots of adventures.
On your child/s P.E. day/s please ensure that their clothing is appropriate for school (no cropped tops, boots etc).
For example: School P.E t-shirt/plain white t-shirt with tracksuit bottoms/leggings, their school jumper/a hoodie and trainers.
Amber Court Care Home, Kipling Drive have requested that parents do not park on their private car park at any time. Please respect this.
Holiday Dates 2021-22
Holiday dates for 2021-22 are now available to view on the website, click here for dates
If you need a replacement code to log into Seesaw please let the Infant/Junior Office know and a new one can be sent home with your child. Also, if you are struggling with Seesaw in any way please let us know so we can help.
The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following and a test must be obtained:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
Our Director of Public Health has stated that any child with any of the lower threshold symptoms must be kept off school until they are feeling better:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- sickness or diarrhoea
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toe
If you are in the position to help others over this festive period, please do so. There are various places taking donations of food and/or new, unwrapped toys (all can be found on Facebook):-
- Tesco Express Morrisons Asda
- The Salvation Army – Raikes Parade, Blackpool
- Blackpool Foodbank – Please see their Facebook page
- Mag’s Beach Cafe – 51 Lytham Road, Blackpool
- Amazing Graze Soup Kitchen – 44 Bolton Street, Blackpool
- Blackpool’s Voice – 42-44 Foxhall Road, Blackpool
- His Provision CIC – 272-274 Central Drive, Blackpool
- Waterloo Music Bar, Waterloo Road, Blackpool
- Blackpool Scouts – Please see their website
- Radio Wave Secret Santa Toy Appeal – Self Store, 20 Clifton Road, Blackpool
Launching on the 3rd of December – the Childnet STAR Toolkit
The STAR Toolkit is a free and adaptable online safety learning resource for use with young people with special educational needs in key stage 3 or 4. The Toolkit equips, enables and empowers educators with the knowledge they need to support young people who have special educational needs when they are online. Watch our short trailer for the toolkit here.
Further places you can go for help and support:-
- For young people – Depending on the age of your child there are a range of places they can go for help, for younger children they can call Childline (0800 1111) for help and support, and for older children The Mix (0808 808 4994) offer free and practical advice.
- For parents and carers – The O2 and NSPCC helpline (0808 800 5000) can help you with any questions or concerns you may have about keeping your child safe online. They can provide you with advice and help to troubleshoot any problems your family may be facing. You can also take a look at our collection of resources you can use from home.
- For educators or professionals -The Professionals Online Safety Helpline continues to operate Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm. This helpline can assist with any online safety issues or concerns that any professional working with children and young people may have. For help and support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org