We are anticipating some disruption to the school telephone system on Tuesday 12th December between approximately 9.30am-10.30am due to essential maintenance work. If you need to contact the school during this time could we please ask you to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Once again, Mrs Williams and her helpers from Oak house will be collecting food items to take to Shrewsbury Food Bank.
Shrewsbury Food Bank opened in 1993 and was the third foodbank to open in the country. The food bank is organised by 55 volunteers who also run 4 other community projects including support for parents and carers of young children in the Shrewsbury area, community cage football project and they also provide clothing and interview advice to job seekers, all free of charge.
Last year Corbet School students made an outstanding effort and donated several large boxes of food but we would like to beat that again this year! Currently 60 people per week rely on Shrewsbury Food Bank and they have given us a list of ‘most wanted’ items that would make a huge difference to someone in your local community this Christmas so please give if you can.
The donation box can be found in the foyer outside room 25 and the items include:
Milk (long life, semi skimmed), Sugar, dried spaghetti, Male grooming products (deodorant, shaving etc), fruit juice (long life), tin of ham or turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, carton of custard, tinned fruit salad, long life cream, mince pies, Christmas pudding, biscuits, chocolates, Christmas crackers.
In the new year we will be visited by the manager of the foodbank who will feed back on how our donations helped others over Christmas.
For more information please visit http://www.barnabascommunityprojects.org/foodbank.html or come and speak to Mrs Williams or a member of Oak House.
On Friday 15th December the School Canteen will be serving Christmas Lunch. This will only be available to pupils who have pre-ordered. These pre-order sales will be taking place during morning break on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December in the School Hall. The cost of this lunch is £2.35, pupils who would like to order a Christmas Lunch should come to the School Hall to pay for this during morning break on 4th, 5th or 6th. Payment will be taken at the time of the pre-order and their names will be registered as paid. This eases the burden on the canteen staff on the day. Any pupils in receipt of free school meals or with a pre-paid card do not need to pay but will still need to notify us as to whether or not they would like a Christmas Lunch. On the morning of Friday 15th they will then be given a ticket to present to the canteen at lunchtime to exchange for their lunch.
On Friday 15th December the canteen will be closed at morning break-time and there will be no morning break provision for pupils.
Pupils will not be allowed to leave the premises during the school day. Any pupils not wishing to have a Christmas Lunch will need to bring a packed lunch with them.
On Wednesday 20th December 2017 the school day will finish at 1.30pm for the Christmas holidays. Pupils who travel on school transport will be collected at 1.30pm. We would kindly ask other parents and pupils to make necessary arrangements to be collected at 1.30pm. There will be no transport provision at the normal finish time of 3.20pm.
Please note that there will be no lunchtime canteen service on this day, although there will be the usual morning break service. Pupils entitled to free school meals will be able to use their provision at morning break.
Pupils return to school next term on Thursday 4th January 2018.
Shropshire Council Parenting Team are offering clinics in Shrewsbury and Oswestry, where parents across all levels of need will be able to book an appointment with a Parenting Practitioner to discuss any difficulties that they might be experiencing in understanding and managing their children’s behaviours. In this appointment a package of support will be agreed with the parent.
For more information see: https://shropshire.gov.uk/childrens-centres/advice-and-support/understanding-your-child/
The clinics will run as follows;
Monday: 12:30-16:30, The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry.
Wednesday: 12:30-16:30, Crowmoor Children’s Centre, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury.
A parent will need to book a 45 minute appointment in advance of the clinic; all bookings via Parenting Team: email@example.com or Telephone 01743 250950.
One nomination has been received for the two vacancies for Parent Governors, I therefore
declare that the candidate below is appointed to serve as Parent Governor from today, for
a period of four years; to be endorsed by the Governing Body on 11th December 2017.
Mr Matthew Sturgess.
There will be another election in January to fill the other vacancy.
Mrs Williams will be running Higher French Revision Club on Thursdays after school starting next week (16th November) 3.30pm-4.15pm in Room 25.
As half term approaches we ask parents to check that all school uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled due to the high number of items being reported lost. With parental support, we aim to teach pupils to take responsibility for their clothing and equipment and also talk to them about retracing their steps and visiting lost property.