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 (3rd March 2021)**
As you will know from the media and Mrs Herron's previous letter, Canning Street Primary will be open to ALL pupils on Monday 8th March.
It has been such a long time since we were all together as a team, but it has been lovely to see so many of you take part in our online lessons. Well done to EVERYONE who has joined in with online learning, or done work from our paper work packs, or who has practised their reading and writing with a parent. I think we would ALL like to give thanks to our teachers and TAs who have gone above and beyond (as always) to help the children keep up with their studies. We would also like to say a big "thank you" to YOU, parents, for supporting your children in their learning during this difficult time. Home Learning is NOT EASY and we wholeheartedly appreciate the efforts.
The teachers are SUPER keen to see you all on Monday. Please make sure you read Mrs Herron's letter from last week. Here are some important points to note:
> We will still be very cautious in school with cleaning, hand washing and social distancing where possible.
> We ask that all parents continue to wear face coverings in the yard.
> It is now no longer optional to keep your child at home - EVERYONE needs to be back so we can work hard and catch up on missed learning.
We understand that you may still have concerns but it is vital your child returns to Canning Street and has the chance to begin catching up on lost learning. Please do ask to speak to one of the Heads if you are unsure or worried!