Friday 17-11-2017

Anti Bullying Week

This week has been anti-bullying week. The theme has been :

We are all different and all equal.

Our whole school assemblies have been on the theme of anti-bullying and children have also done some work on this in their classes. Their work will be displayed in an anti– bullying themed display.

Friends of Canon Popham Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 1st December from 3:45 – 5:30. There is a small group of volunteers who have been working hard at the planning for this event and they really need your help to make it a success.

We would be very grateful to receive:

* Offers to help on the day– setting up, running a stall or tidying up

* Contributions of prizes for the tombola

On Friday 1st December it will be a non-uniform day. We ask that children do not bring money but instead bring something ‘chocolatey’ which can then be used to make the chocolate tombola stall.

Operation Christmas Child

The children have worked in pairs to pack boxes for this very worthy cause . They have been completed this afternoon and will be going to the collection centre where they will be processed. The boxes will be going to Belarus and bring a smile to many faces.

This year we have been a collection point for boxes donated by the community and have also worked with parishioners of The Church of the Good Shepherd and together we have donated 262 boxes

Once again, a huge thank you for your support.

Keeping healthy

We have had one or two cases of children having a sickness bug over the last week or so. Just to reassure parents/carers, the school cleaning staff work hard to ensure that school is cleaned thoroughly every day. We also encourage children to have good hand hygiene and wash hands after every toilet visit. We would like to remind parents /carers that children who have had a stomach bug cannot attend school until 48 hours  after the last bout of illness. This is in line with other schools and HSC guidelines in order to prevent the spread of any germs around school.

Relief Lunchtime Supervisors

We are looking to increase our list of people who would be willing to undertake lunchtime supervisor work at short notice e.g. if one of our dinner ladies was off sick. If you would be interested in going on this list please see Mrs Liddle or Mrs Bell in the office for further information. As part of our safeguarding procedures this role would require a full DBS check.