Parent Mail – 15/10/21

Dear Parents/Carers,

It was a pleasure to welcome you back into school for parents’ evening this week. We hope this is the start of things to come, growing parental involvement and building an even stronger partnership. Your feedback on the surveys is much appreciated and overwhelmingly positive – thank you for your kind words. I have obviously thanked the staff for the time and focus they put into the meetings. We are listening, therefore any recommendations we will take on board so that pupils, parents and the community get the very best service from our school. Here are the key messages for this week:

School Photographs

The school photographer will be in on Monday 18th October to take official start of term (or school!) photographs. Sibling photographs will be taken, but only with siblings that attend school (in accordance with the photographer’s own risk assessment). If your child has PE on Monday, please send them in their school uniform with their PE kit in a bag to change into. We’ll be practising our postures and best smiles in class today! J Information about ordering will be sent out via the office in due course.

Covid 19

Please continue to be vigilant. Although the 3 main symptoms (new continuous cough,fever -temperature of 37.8°C or higher, loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell) still prevail,  other cold-like symptoms are resulting in positive cases. You can get further information on our website at: https://marusbridge.co.uk/coronavirus-information/  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or Call 119.

Walk to School Week

We are supporting National Walk to School Week – starting on Monday. Further details have been sent on a parent mail earlier today from the office. Hopefully the weather will stay fine!

Dogs

Just a reminder that dogs are not permitted onto the school grounds – please leave them before you come through the school gates. We have some gorgeous pet dogs but they pose a health and safety risk. Thank you for your understanding.

Road Safety

There are some children riding to school without helmets: please ensure your child wears a helmet when riding their bikes. Also, please remind your children not to ride your bikes on the school playground. The nights will soon grow darker and I want pupils to be as safe as possible. I am reinforcing the message here at school.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Congratulations to Miss Bibby’s Y6 pupils and UKS2 staff for organizing an extremely successful bake sale. Over £600 was raised for MacMillan – a charity that is very dear to our hearts.

Wigan Council Excellence in Education Strategy 2020-2030

Please find attached Wigan Council’s long term strategy for excellence in education. Here is their vision for all children in our borough:

‘Our vision is that all children and young people in the borough, whatever their age, ability background or setting, will receive an outstanding education. This vision is part of the wider Wigan Deal 2030 to ensure the best start in life for all children and young people.’

I am looking forward to seeing you all next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr Aldridge

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