Lates

There were 58 lates recorded this week – doors open at 8.45 am and all children should be in class ready to start the school day at 9.00 am.

Congratulations to Class 6JR who were the only class with no late arrivals this week!

New Reception Starter Supplement in the Gazette

A photographer from the Blackpool Gazette is visiting the school on 12th October to take a photograph of our new Reception starters for their New Starter Supplement. We will let you know when this will be available in the Gazette as soon as we have confirmation.

Seesaw

Many thanks to all parents who have given consent for their child/ren to use this application. If you have not yet given consent, we would appreciate if you could contact the Infant/Junior Office.

We ask that parents do not share pictures/videos from this application on any social media platform if the picture/video has other children present. This is for the safeguarding of all of our pupils.

Drop off/Collection Reminder for Parents

Please can all parents refrain from waiting for their child/ren right outside their classroom door/window. This is very distracting for the whole class and the children are learning right up until school ends at 3.15pm.

For the safety of yourselves and the children, please do not cut through the car parks to get to/from your pick up point – use the public footpath – and do not allow your child/ren to run around the car park whilst you wait for the doors to open.

Please can only one adult drop off and collect the children as our playgrounds and surrounding areas are becoming congested at these times making social distancing very difficult.

Drinks

The school water fountains are out of use so all children need to bring a named bottle of water with them to drink, as well as an additional drink if they have a home packed lunch.

School Photographs

Photographs of all children will be taken individually on Monday, 19th October.  Letters have been sent home today so please return the slip if you wish a photo of your  children taken together.

Coats
Please send all children to school with an appropriate coat as the weather is very changeable at the moment and is getting cold.

High School Visits

Visit the Blackpool Aspire Academy Virtual Open Evening –

www.blackpoolaspireacademy.co.uk

Any questions e-mail: openevening@aspire.fcat.org.uk

‘Personal family tours of St George’s School are available for prospective pupils throughout September & October in place of our Open Evening. This will happen in the evening, on Saturdays and during October half term. Please spread the word to those you know who have children in Yr6. Appointments can be made via chris.wardle@cidari.co.uk

Please bear in mind that the closing date for secondary school applications is 31st October 2020.

Parent Zone Digital Drop-ins for Parents of KS2 (Junior) Children

We would like to make you aware of an opportunity created by Google and Parent Zone to attend a digital drop-in on everything from Cyberbullying to sharing information on the internet carefully.  The virtual sessions are drop-ins that will be delivered on YouTube and led by Parent Zone look at a specific topic, offering

  • practical strategies if you’re concerned
  • activities for families who just want to learn more
  • learning points from Be Internet Legends
  • signposting to other resources and games

Each session will be 30 minutes long, totally free and accessible on YouTube via the ParentZone channel between 4:30pm and 5pm on the following days (click the day to join):-

Monday 12th October                      Tuesday 13th October

Wednesday 14th October                   Thursday 15th October

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.