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 (11th February 2021)**
I do hope you have had a chance to safely enjoy the snow this week! It is definitely one of the coldest Winters for a while; Remember - if you are struggling with your heating bills, there may be help available. If you would like to know more about this, please ring school and ask to speak to Mr Rogan or Mrs Holden from our Family Support Team, and they will do their best to help you.
We have been delighted to see the numbers of children joining our Live Lessons increasing. Teachers are doing a wonderful job offering these sessions and it's brilliant to see the children's faces after so long. Please note - it is a good idea to check you have access to the Live Lesson before the lesson starts. Teachers are not always able to help if you leave it until the last moment. If you aren't receiving email invitations to these sessions and would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your email address and child's name.
Here is next week's Live Lesson Schedule:
Monday 1pm: Year 5 + Mrs Clancy's Class
Tuesday 11:00 Year 1 Tuesday 1pm Year 6 "hang out" session
Wednesday 11:00 Year 2 Wednesday 1pm Year 4
Thursday 11:00 Year 6 and Year 3 Thursday 1pm Reception and Year 4
Friday 11:00 Year 6
Finally, we still do not know when school will be fully re-opened as we are awaiting news from the Prime Minister. We are pleased to hear that members of our community are now receiving their vaccinations! As soon as we have any information re-opening, we will of course let you know.
Mrs Herron and the Staff