Newsletter 22nd September 2023
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you to everyone who came to the Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday. It was lovely to see the children proudly showing their parents their classrooms and for parents to put names to faces.
Last week you received the Parent Handbook. Please can I ask that you make sure you read all the details that are in it. You will see the start times for school, please can I remind you that children need to be in school for 8:45am when the bell rings. If your child is absent please can you remember to inform the school office every day that your child is not in school, with the reason for their absence. We aim for all children to be in school every school day, as any time missed in school has an impact on your child’s education. We monitor absence very closely and will contact you if your child does not attend school.
Peripatetic Music Lessons
We understand that the system for booking your child in with XYZ music academy for music lessons in school has been inconsistent. Please can you look out for a letter of interest coming out to you next week, fill it in and return it so that we can start music lessons as soon as possible.
We have some very exciting news about one of our members of staff. Miss Braund is expecting her first baby! Her baby is due in the new year so she will be with us until Christmas and then off on Maternity Leave from January onwards. We are in the process of recruiting her cover and will make sure that we communicate outcomes of this with you in coming weeks.
This week the children in Year 6 presented speeches for their house as to why they wanted to be House Captain. All of the children did very well and enjoyed the process. The rest of the house voted for their house captains, who now are:
Swans – Jack Gill
St Giles – Teddy Oosthuizen
Chiltern – Toby Rodham
Red Kites – Ivy Mulcahy
Well done to all of Year 6 and in particular our new house captains. They will begin their first responsibility today of counting up the house points and presenting the totals to the school for us all to celebrate.
We hope that you have a nice weekend.
Mrs Anna Bowden
Head of School
Tetsworth Primary School