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Parent Update letter 13.1.21

Cover for children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Groups – Week Beginning Monday 18th January

 

(9:00am – 3:00pm or 2:00pm for younger pupils). Everyone must book in on a weekly basis.

 

Keyworker parents, who have no alternative childcare provision at home, are asked to email imckane521@c2kni.net  stating the days that the child needs to attend next week.  Please email as early as you can each week and before 2pm on Friday 15th January. 

 

Covid Reminder

Do not sent your child to school if they are unwell, particularly if they have any covid symptoms:

  • High Temperature, New / Persistent Cough, Loss of taste or smell – Stay at home, isolate and book a test.                 https://covid-19.hscni.net/testing
  • Inform school immediately and advise us of the result as soon as possible.
  • Pupils do not return until symptoms have gone for at least 48 hours – even if the test result was negative.

 

The children are being supervised by members of staff operating on a rota between 9:00 – 3:00pm. 

 

Next week P1 – P3 children should come into school via the Emergency Exit in the carpark. 

 

P4 – P7 pupils are asked to come in through the side door in front of the office and go upstairs to the P5 classroom. 

 

Children should bring a pencil and a rubber, their morning snack, packed lunch and a water bottle with them.     

Home Schooling Information, Advice and Support

 

 

It is very important that we all work together during this time to ensure that the impact of Covid on our children's learning is minimized.  We are therefore asking everyone to complete the tasks and activities planned and provided on Seesaw. 

 

Support is Available - 

We really want this to work for everyone.  Our teachers are extremely conscientious and are working hard to plan interesting, varied, fun activities at your child's level.  

 

Please do not hesitate to contact school if you are having any connection issues, need advice.  Copies or booklets can be made available from the school office - but must be 'ordered' and collected at a prearranged time.

   

All Seesaw activities are being monitored and missed tasked will be followed up with parents as needed.  

 

 

This morning our Covid Link Officer provided the following links to pointers, tips and advice which parents might find useful to help establish routines with your children over the following weeks.  We all want this to be as constructive as we can make it for your children.  

 

7 tips for Supporting Reading at Home

Helping Home Learning - Read with TRUST

Helping Home Learning - Read with TRUST - Comic

Supporting Home Learning Routines - Planning the Day

 

 

 

Safeguarding Board for NI - What Just Happened? - Support leaflet for parents

School closure notification 06.01.2021

***** IMPORTANT*** Windsor Hill PS - First week of Term - Remote Learning - Letter for Parents

Windsor Hill Primary school Eco Committee for 20.21

Congratulations to this year's 'Eco Warriors' who were chosen by their class mates.  Mrs Kerrigan will be delighted to get your ideas and help to maintain our school grounds and ideas for recycling.  Our Eco Flag shows our care for the school and the environment

Windsor Hill Primary School School Council 20.21. School Councillors are elected by their classes. We look forward to their contribution to ideas and help with school in the coming months.

Best Classwork - November 2020 

 

Congratulations to all our pupils whose work was displayed on the best classwork page for November 2020.  

 

 

Food Collection for The Larder - Newry Help the Homeless

 

Thank you to all our parents and pupils for your very kind donations of food for Newry Help the Homeless. 

 

Some of this year's Eco Committee and School Council helped to get the groceries ready to deliver to the office in Mary Street.

 

  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Amendment to Christmas Holiday Arrangements- End of Term 18.12.20

Radius Housing Christmas Card Competition Winners

 

Radius Housing are currently working at a number of sites around Newry building Environmentally Sustainable Social Housing, the closest to our school being Rockmount on the Belfast Road. 

 

When in an area they link with the community and are funding a science initiative in school.  Many of our pupils entered their Christmas Card Competition.  

 

 

 

The winners received a frames copy of their entry and a shopping voucher which they will no doubt enjoy spending before Christmas.  Congratulations to them all, especially the central picture which was chosen by Radius as their Christmas Card this year.  

PATHS Kindness Advent Calendar 2020

Community Information Bulletin - Emergency Department 'Phone First' 

 

A new ‘Phone First’ service is being trialled at Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospital Emergency Departments and South Tyrone Minor Injuries Unit from today (Monday 30th November).

Patients including children, who are considering attending with an urgent but not life threatening injury or illness are being asked to ‘Phone First’.

Website link

The service will operate 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

The ‘Phone First’ number to ring is 0300 123 3 111

Text relay number is: 18001 0300 123 3 111

Education Authority - Parents' Literacy Service Letter

Parents' Update letter - 23.11.2020

 

October Best Class Work

Congratulations to all the boys and girls whose work was chosen by their teachers to display on the Best Classwork noticeboard in the main corridor.  

 

Antibullying Week and Odd Socks Day

 

The Week Beginning Monday 16th November is this year's Antibullying Week.  We will be having an Odd Socks Day on Monday and during the week opportunities will be taken to reinforce the importance of looking after each other and positive relationships.

 

 

 

Please find attached below a letter sent to parents on Thursday 12th November and links to this year's 'Antibullying Anthem' from Andy and the Odd Socks - 'The Kids Are United'.

 

The Kids Are United 

Anti-bully Week Letter November 2020

Holiday list 20.21 - Updated October 2020

A Flyer from Advice NI - Links for support for families affected by Covid 19

Parent Update - Extended Half Term Holiday

 

Extended Half Term Break

 

By now I am sure, through TV, radio or social media, you are aware that schools have been instructed to finish this Friday, 16th October for an extended Half Term holiday by the Department of Education. I can only apologize for the inconvenience that this late announcement may cause working parents at this time.  It is planned that school will reopen to all pupils on Monday 2nd November. 

The Department of Education have designated this as an extension to our half term holiday as distinct to learning moving home as happened last March.  Some of this time off has to be taken from our school holiday allocation with the department allocating additional ‘Exceptional Closure’ days to cover the closure.  I therefore have to make another change to our annual holiday list.  (An updated holiday list will be posted on the school website as soon as it has been confirmed with DENI).  

 

While most KS1 & KS2 classes have already got reading and spelling lists home for next week which teachers would welcome your continued help with, please note, as directed by DENI, work will not be posted on the school Website or Seesaw for the children during the two weeks of this half term holiday.

Free School Meals

 During the week beginning 19 October direct payments will be made to pupils in receipt of Free School Meals.

 

School App & Messaging

Many parents have signed up for our school App.  Using the App, letters like this one, go directly to your phone or email account.  While it is appreciated that not everyone uses email, it is proving a quick and efficient means of getting information to parents and we would encourage as many parents as possible to make use of it, especially at this time.  You are welcome to email: imckane521@c2kni.net including your mobile telephone number and child’s name to be included in future emails.

 

 

Foundation Stage Macmillan Collection

Sincere thanks to everyone who so generously donated to the Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Please check the P1 & P2 class pages on the school website for a flavor of the experiences enjoyed by the pupils both preparing for the event and at home in aid of this very worthwhile charity. P2 have also added a little video to say thank you. The amazing amount of £908 has been sent to the charity.  We appreciate the work put in by our P1 & P2 staff, particularly Mrs. Moore’s who coordinated the event.

 

Continued Vigilance Please

Please continue to keep up your guard and stay safe during half term.  We really want everyone back in school to learn together after this two week break.  We continue to remind children to remain in their class bubble and regular handwashing while in school.

Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell and especially if they have any Covid 19 symptoms:

  • A high temperature or
  • New, continuous cough or
  • Loss or change in sense of taste or smell.

 

The PHA & EA’s latest guidance poster  which includes testing information has been posted on the school website at: https://www.windsorhillps.co.uk/newsletters-and-letters-for-parents/

 

Please feel free to contact school for any further clarification.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Miss I McKane

Principal 

Summary of NI Executive Covid Restrictions Announced 14.10.20

Best Classwork for September 2020 blushyes

 

 Congratulations to all our pupils whose work was chosen by their class teacher this month for the best classwork board.  Each child received a certificate and Windsor Hill 'Well Done' pencil this morning to recognise their achievements.  Our best classwork board is updated monthly.  We look  forward to showcasing further good work throughout the year. 

 

We usually celebrate this success at Assembly, but in the absence of whole school assemblies at present we want to show everyone through our website. 

 (Please note we do not publish pupil names on the website - the reason for the blanked out certificate).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents Update Letter 30.9.20

Let's All Keep our School Safe - Poster from DENI

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