Canning in the Community - A Massive Thank-You!
This year, we recognised that many of our families have been thrown into hardship through no fault of their own. As a staff, we have pulled together and - co-ordinated by our amazing Family Support Team - have worked miracles! Twenty families have been given gift packs courtesy of Project Santa, designed to put smiles on children's faces on Christmas day. Furthermore, another twenty families have been gifted activity packs filled with toys and games for families to enjoy over the festive period.
In addition to this, a church in Gateshead attended by one of our own teachers, has donated 20 Christmas gifts which have been distributed to children in a range of classes. Our final thank you goes to the staff at Canning Street. You won't have seen the mountain of donations that has accrued in the staff room in recent weeks, but please take a look at the photos below! With these generous donations, topped up by a wonderful £500 donation from Greggs, we have put together a further 19 hampers packed with food, drinks and treats to bring families a little joy over the holidays.
With the support and generosity of staff, local charities and organisations, as well as the hard work of our Family Support Team, we have been able to assist 79 families this year - the most we have ever supported.
**Important Message to All Parents (31st March 2021)**
We have finally made it through to Easter and what a great return to school we have had! Mrs Herron is sending an important letter home tomorrow with important information relating to next term. Here are the main points summarized but please read the letter carefully.
* Next term, home times will return to their normal time of 3pm (and 2pm on Fridays.) Social Distancing will still be expected while waiting for classroom doors to open. Please remain patient and respectful while waiting for the teacher to hand over your child.
*Please make sure drinks bottles only contain water - not juice. If the children are going to be sipping from bottles regularly during the day, water is much healthier for children's teeth. We have chilled water dispensers around school for these to be re-filled.
* On chillier days, please could children wear their school sweaters over their PE kit on days when they have PE.
* Please could you inform us by letter or phonecall on Monday 19th April if you are intending for your child to fast during Ramadan? (Years 5 and 6 only.) Please be aware that unfortunately, fasting children will have to remain in the classroom with children who are eating their lunch. This is because we do not have space available that won't impact on other bubbles.
We hope you have a peaceful Easter holidays; with any luck there will be some nice weather so we can all enjoy some fresh air.
From Mrs Herron and the Staff