Newsletter No 3
January 2018
Nursery and The Nest

Dear Parents and Carers
Happy New Year!

A very warm welcome back to this new term and the New Year. The children seem to have come back into their classes very settled and happy. Welcome to any new parents to the Centre and we look forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming year.
Please do come and see your class staff, or myself, if you have anything at all you would like to discuss – we really value working together with you in partnership.

Important term dates for your diary

Friday 9th February – Whole school closure for staff training – Our inset day this year is going to be on Maths.

Half Term -Monday 12th February –
Friday 16th February 2018

Owlets Holiday Club – Sign up soon if you want a place.
The holiday club will run during February half term. £6.00 per hour for nursery children/ £6.50 per hour for Nest children. Come and have an extra play at Homerton with all our fun activities:
Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 9am – 5pm
Ask Melody Wright or the office for a request form. The holiday club does get full so please apply as soon as possible.

Reception School Places –If you are applying for a reception place for your child to start school in September 2018, please remember that the closing date for applications is MONDAY 15TH JANUARY.

Parents Consultations – These are for South Room, East
Room and West Room children only, and will be take place at the end of January and beginning of February.
Staff will let you know the exact dates once this is finalised.
When the date for your child’s class has been confirmed, please look at your classroom notice boards for times and sign up for a 10 minute consultation.
Children in the Nest will be continuing to have their consultation time through the 2 year check which is done at some stage between the ages of 2-3.

School Fund
Thank you for continuing to support our school fund. Your generous contributions enable us to provide extra activities for the children that they enjoy and learn from; ingredients for cooking, planting in our allotment, a parent and children Easter activity etc. Some parents kindly give a cheque/cash to Homerton for about £10.00 per half term or £1.50 per week. Many thanks for your contributions, they really make a difference!

Chinese New Year is coming up shortly so expect to hear more about our celebrations! Do liaise with class teachers if you have something that you would like to share with the children for this special event.

Parent Help
There are lots of ways you can help here at Homerton, from volunteering in classes, to sharing a special festival or event that you and your family celebrate, or helping us with maintaining our allotment. There is also an active Parent Governors group who are always keen to look at ways to put on social events for parents or organise fund raising activities for the school.
Please talk to me, or class staff, if you would like to help in any way.

Lost Property
Please remember to label your children’s hats, scarves, gloves, coats, tops etc. so they don’t get lost and can be returned to the children. There is a lost property basket in the entrance opposite the office.

Please keep poorly children at home (48 hours after last bout of sickness or diarrhoea), it helps keep staff and other children well.
Children at Homerton love to be outdoors! Hoods, waterproofs, warm jackets etc for bad weather are a very good idea at this time of year!

Thank you to all of those who park legally and with consideration to our neighbours. It helps everyone, please keep it up!

Half Term
The last day of this half term is Thursday 8th February 2018 and we are back in school on Monday 19th February 2018.

Alex Pearson
Acting Head of Centre

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