June 2019 – Newsletter
I am starting this month’s newsletter with some sad news. Following the completion of her B.A. earlier this year, Sarah has made the decision to move on. Whilst she has no definite plans as yet, everyone at Acorns will miss her, and we hope you join us in wishing her every luck in whatever she decides to do in the future. Sarah will remain with us until the end of term, and we will say goodbye to her at the leavers picnic on 19th July.
As mentioned above, our annual Sports Day and Leaver’s picnic will be held at the sports filed on Friday 19th July, 10am – 1pm. This is open to all children and families. More details will be available in next month’s newsletter. On that day we will NOT be running breakfast/after school club.
We thank you for your consideration towards our recent staff training event. The day was a huge success. All staff gained a wealth of knowledge and practical activities to put into place in setting, which will benefit all children.
Continuous Professional Development is one area that Acorns pride ourselves on. Sharon continues her termly SENCo networks, keeping us updated on any Special Educational Needs developments. Hannah enjoyed an evening of music training, which she has already put into practice. Sally will complete her third, and final, session of her Speech and Communication programme this week. I will attend the termly local Leadership Forum, and Sharon and Paige are joining a twilight Forest School training session on Thursday evening.
Health & Safety
Some of you may be aware of the dangers that grapes pose to young children, with a number of tragic chokings being highlighted in the media. We ask that if you include grapes in your child’s lunch box, you ensure these are sliced in half, horizontally. Thank you.
Please note that as a charity we rely on invoices being paid on time. Recently we have had to chase up a number of payments. We ask that ALL payments be paid in full as soon as possible. If this may cause any problems, please speak to Val if you haven’t already done so.
As a reminder- payments can be via BACS. Our bank details are as follows:
HSBC – acc.no. 51030299, sort code 40-32-09
I know we have only just come back, however people have already started booking for summer holiday club. The dates are as follows:
23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st July & 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th August. Booking forms are available now. As always, we reserve the right to cancel a session if numbers are not sufficient. A decision will be made by 12th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
We have no new events planned for the near future. Our next event will be the World Championships bike race in September. I thought you may like to know what the money raised so far will be spent on.
The money raised at the Spring Ball will go towards an outside shelter. This will give us much more versatility to plan outdoor activities without relying so heavily on the weather. It is hoped that the work may be completed within the next month, although we would also hope that the weather will not give us any problems anyway.
It has been decided that the money raised via the Co-op will go towards our physical initiative, for ALL children (so get using your Co-op cards).
At present, Coach Mark visits once a week. We would like to roll this out throughout the year with different activities, such as dance, gymnastics, rugby etc… The days will be rotated in order to give experiences to all our children. If you have any contacts in these areas, please pass them on to us.
- Please remember to bring your child’s, named, water bottle into setting, every session. If you would like to buy a new one, we have plenty in stock, for the price of £1.50.
Thank you for your continuing support. As always if there is anything you wish to discuss please give us a call or speak to your child’s key person.
Val & Team