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 (15th January 2021)**
A very chilly end to the week so we hope you are managing to keep warm - do take care if you need to leave the house this weekend; the pavements along the terraces are quite icy and slippery.
I am pleased to announce that it has been a delightful afternoon for Reception with Miss Cook reading a lovely story (Zog by Julia Donaldson) over Microsoft Teams. It was wonderful to log in and see so many smiling children enjoying themselves! We are so excited to start moving toward live lessons and the more of you who express an interest means the more we will be able to offer this. We need your email address for you to take part - if we do not have it and you would like to attend a live lesson, please email us on email@example.com letting us know what class your child is in.
We are pleased to announce that Miss Cook will be giving another Live story next week on Thursday at 2:00pm.
Year sixes will also have an opportunity to join a lesson next week! Miss Ewart will be giving a Live English lesson next Friday at 11:30am. Remember, we must have your email address so we can send you the invite!
The more interest we receive in Live lessons, the more we will be able to offer. It is a very difficult balance, trying to find the best way of remote learning at Canning Street but we firmly believe it does us all good to see each other again, even if it over a screen.
Have a very enjoyable weekend, from Mrs Herron and the Staff