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Message from the Head of Learning

 

This week

 

What a wonderful start to the term! We were delighted to see so many children taking part in our ‘Cakes with Cotter’ event on Monday.

 

 

Congratulations go to: -

 

Mason and Sonny (JD – FS);

Darcey and Lily-Rose (SJ – Y1); Isabelle, Ashleigh and Joseph (EC – Y1/2); Alexandra, Esme, Julian, Tiago and Tillie (H – Y2); Jesse and Daria (DKS – Y3); Gerran and Jaydon (RD – Y3); Amelia and Elias (MM – Y4); Nonny, Isaac and Caleb (JKR – Y5); Heba and Sonia (RMK – Y6).

 

Well done to each and every one of them for achieving this accolade.

 

 

 

A very warm welcome to our new children and families. Our school is a happy place to be and we are delighted to welcome you into our Holy Cross family.

 

We have welcomed several students from Plymouth University and Plymouth Marjon University recently. We are proud of the strong relationship we have with the universities and are proud of the good reputation our school has. Visitors always remark how warm and welcoming our school is and how beautifully behaved our children are. We are very proud of them.

 

Year 6 parents will be aware that Miss McCalley has put together a wonderful programme of booster sessions for this term. We are pleased that so many of you have already shown interest in these. We are very grateful to Miss McCalley and her team for giving up their time to run this additional provision.

 

Thank you for sending the children back to school looking smart and ready for learning. We ask that hair accessories are blue or black hair bands, bobbles and clips; no big bows please. Sensible black shoes are part of our uniform policy - no trainers. We also ask that extreme hairstyles are avoided.

 

Next week

 

Good luck to our children taking part in the netball tournament next week. We hope you enjoy the experience. We know that you will represent our school well.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Potterton

dpotterton@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

 

 

Liturgy in School

 

 

Parents and Parishioners are invited to join us for liturgy, 9am, Monday mornings

 

The theme for our prayer and worship next week is:

 

FOLLOW JESUS

 

 

Jesus, if I follow you, my life will be complete. Help me to live like you did.

  

HCPT Group 45 Smartie Tube Appeal

 

Please will anyone who had Smartie Tubes to fill with 20p pieces for Group 45, return them to school next week – 15th January.  HCPT Group 45 would like to thank you for supporting this charity.

 

 For a full list of clubs available, including details of how to pay for any of them, please either contact the School Office for more information or see the Notice Board in the playground.

 

There are still spaces available for Tag Rugby (years 1 – 6), Football (all ages), Gymnastics (KS2) and Fitness (all ages)

 

CELEBRATE…………….

 

Wonders of the Week

 

JD (F) – Conor and Mahi

SJ(Y1) –  Ruben

EC (Y1/2) - Laura

H (Y2) - Marian

 RD (Y3) - Ava

DKS (3) – Adam S

MM (Y4) - Elliot

JKR (Y5) - Michal

RMK (Y6) – Oliver

 

 

 

On Time Heroes

Being on time for school is crucial for learning.

 Our ‘On Time Heroes’

this week are: -

 

Simon James (Y1)

and

J K Rowling (Y5)

 

 

Top Table Award

  

JD (F) – Hashviithaa

SJ(Y1) –  Olivia

EC (Y1/2) - Tristan

H (Y2) - Tilly

 RD (Y3) - Ahrianne

DKS (3) - Daragh

MM (Y4) - Vincent

JKR (Y5) - Santina

RMK (Y6) – Samuel

 

1st St Teresa

2nd St Judes

3rd St Julie

4th St Andrew

 

PTFA News

 

Congratulations to everyone who won a prize in the Christmas Raffle.  We still have one unclaimed prize with lucky ticket number: -

 

01275

 

If you hold the winning ticket, call in to the School Office to collect your prize.

 

The PTFA our looking for a

volunteer to become the secretary for the PTFA.  The role will consist of taking minutes at meetings and help

produce general letters. If you think this may be something you are interested in please contact Justine: hc.ptfa@gmail.com

 

Helpers are needed for the forthcoming school discos.  Please let us know if you are able to help by e-mailing hc.ptfa@gmail.com

 

Last but not least, the PTFA AGM will take place in February.  More details will follow shortly.

 

Important Information

 

ADMISSIONS 2018-2019

 

The closing date for new admissions to Holy Cross Primary School for next year’s Foundation Stage intake is 15th January 2018.  If you have not yet made your application for a new entrant, or indeed if you know of someone who has still to apply, please get in touch with the Local

 

Authority either by calling them on 01752 307166  or through their website www.plymouth.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

 

ParentPay

 

We are continually having to chase for outstanding debts relating to School Dinners, Breakfast Club and After School Club.  Your ParentPay account MUST remain in credit at all times.  School Dinners cost £2.10 per day.  If you pay for school dinners and know that your child is having a school dinner each day, please ensure enough money is placed on your ParentPay account to cover the meals.

 

Please also ensure that if your child is taking part in an event, or going on a trip, that requires payment, that payment is made in good time BEFORE the event takes place.

 

If you are having trouble

Making payment, please contact the School Office.

 

Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

 

Childcare Vouchers

  

We accept the following Childcare Vouchers:

Edenred ref - P21102440

Fideliti ref - HOL357C

Allsave/Sodexo/p&mm/

salary plus ref – 872743

Computershare ref – 0024415526

 

We also accept payment under the new Government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs.

If you have any questions regarding childcare vouchers please contact the school office.

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Here is a list of some important dates confirmed for this year. All information is available on our website calendar.

 

8th February

School Disco

4:30pm – 5:30pm – FS and KS1

5:45pm – 7.00pm – KS2

 

9th February

Non-pupil day

 

 

12th – 16th February

Half Term

 

20th and 21st March

Parent Evenings

 

28th March

Tempest Photography – Class photos

 

13th July

Summer Fair

 

19th July

School Talent Show

 

20th July

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your support as always.

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs Potterton and Mr Cotter