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Our Mission Statement
“To walk hand in hand with God, loving him, loving each other and loving ourselves, doing our best with the gifts he gave us to make the world a richer place.”
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to warmly welcome you all back to school after what I hope was a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday. A special word of welcome to all the new children and families who have joined us this week in Foundation 1 and 2 - we look forward to watching them flourish over the coming years. I would also like to extend our welcome to Miss Brady, Ms Hand (who join us in KS1) and Mrs Watkins (who will joins us in F1). We have had a great first week back and the children have returned with an excellent attitude to the start of the new academic year. We are sorry to be saying farewell to Mrs Deane later this month, but wish her all the best as she ventures off to university.
The children are looking very smart in their school uniforms. Please ensure your child’s name is on every item of clothing – especially ties, jumpers and cardigans – as, when they are lost, it makes finding the owner so much easier! P.E. shorts, t-shirt and PE bag can be purchased from the school office for £7. Book bags are also available for £3.50.
If your child wears earrings, we ask that they wear small stud earrings only. Earrings will need to be removed for PE sessions, unless your child has recently had them pierced, in which case they will need to be covered with plasters until the healing process is complete.
Please note that your child will need to come to school with their own water bottle (already filled).
Attendance and Punctuality
It is our priority for every child to attend school each day. Please support us by ensuring your child arrives on time every day ready to line up at 8.55am. The school gate will be locked each day at 9am. For more information about attendance and punctuality, please access our Attendance Policy which is available to view on our school website. Thank you so much for your co-operation.
Requesting Leave for your child
If you need to request time off for your child during term time, you will need to write a letter providing details of dates requested and the reason for absence. Please be aware that absences can only be authorised where there are exceptional circumstances, and we are unable to authorise any absence if it takes your child’s overall attendance is below 95% for the full academic year. Each request will be looked at on a case by case basis and you will be notified of the decision. If your request is unauthorised, your child’s absence will be recorded as unauthorised and the local authority may issue you with a fine.
When making a payment for enrichment activities and trips, you can do so via the school office, online through the School Gateway (which can be found on our website www.stmaryshysongreen.com or the correct amount of money can be sent in an envelope with your child clearly marked with their name and year group.
Payment for school dinners will be taken by Mrs Carnell at the office on Monday mornings. We also have the facility for you to pay online via the School Gateway.
Year 6 Secondary School Applications
Year 6 parents/carers will receive your child’s application pack for secondary school today. Please note the deadline for submitting your application is 31st October.
Please note that we have two INSET days this term. Friday 13th September and Thursday 17th October. The school will be closed on this day.
Children often bring treats in to class when it is their birthday. Due to allergies, please do not send your child to school with any products containing nuts.
Dates for the Diary
Mon 9th F2 Parent/Carer Workshop – Phonics and Reading
Tues 10th F2 Parent/Carer Workshop – Maths
Wed 11th Y5 Music Camp
Thurs 12th Y1/Y2 Skegness
Fri 13th INSET – Talk for Writing
Wed 25th Y6 Newstead Abbey
Thurs 26th MacMillan Coffee Morning/Cake Sale
Mon 30th Judaism Week
Wed 2nd Black History Project Y5 and Y6 &
Tue 8th Y3/4 Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Wed 9th Parent/Carer Evening – F2-Y6
Fri 11th Harvest Assembly 9:05am (non-uniform for CAFOD Family Fast Day)
Mon 14th Black History Week
Tues 15th Groth Mindset Wkshops – Y1/Y4/Y5
Wed 16th Groth Mindset Wkshops – Y2/Y3/Y6
Thurs 17th INSET day – school is closed
Fri 18th Break up for half term
Mon 4TH Return to school
On a personal note, I’d like to share with you that I got married over the summer holidays. My married name is Mrs Valencia.
I look forward to a fantastic year ahead and thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our school community.
Acting Head of School