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Family Information Service     Letter
 
Family Information Service - Holiday Child Care      Flyer
 
Reading & Numeracy Tests in Wales - Information for Parents/Carers Years 2 - 9     Information
 
New School Hall
Letter from Chair & Headteacher with an update on the new school hall dated 17.1.14.    Letter
 

Letter from Parent Voice 10.1.14 regarding the new school hall, forthcoming meeting and petition.   Letter

 
Annual Report to Parents from the Governing Body.       Report

 

ParentPay / School Meals & School Trips

With effect from the 31st July ParentMail will no longer be available and instead we will be using a secure website called ParentPay. 
 
We will use this system to send out trip letters, newsletters, urgent SMS messages and collect payment for school trips and school meals. You will be able to view your current balance for school meals and top up when convenient. An alert can be set up to warn you when your credit balance is running low.
 
We are asking all parents to register with ParentPay as soon as possible. Your child should have brought home a letter containing your login details. If you did not receive yours please contact the office. Some parents may already have an account with another school (Stanwell Comprehensive). Details of how to add a child to this account will be explained in your personalised introduction letter.
 
In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school we ask parents to use the secure website or pay in cash at local stores (PayPoints).
 
Please do not use the Vale of Glamorgan's payment service for school meals.
 
The Vale of Glamorgan's payment service (01446 700111 or www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/payit) will still be available to make payments for music fees.
 
For further information or help please contact the office.
 
Attendance
 
I would like to remind you of the importance of school attendance and our commitment to all pupils. We ask all parents to set the highest expectations for attendance for the term and the year ahead
 
Our target for your child is a minimum of 96% attendance this year
 
A copy of a table and chart illustrating the relationship between attendance and achievement at school is attached.
 
Rewards for good attendance are clear. Pupils are more likely to enjoy school, achieve better results and benefit from increased life chances. I will be updating you about your child’s attendance on a half termly basis.
 
Can I remind you that if you choose to take your child out of school for a holiday/birthday/visit, then the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised.’ There are rumours that parents can be fined for this and I wish to reassure you that whilst this is occurring in some English schools, it does not apply in Wales! However, please do not expect your child’s teacher to provide you with work if you take your child out of school.

 

Are you using Schoop? Update now!

We are delighted that so many of you have downloaded the App and are thrilled with the positive feedback we've had. If you want to stay in the loop, download Schoop!

Schoop is brand new and and we are lucky enough to be one of the first schools to be using this new technology, as a result any teething problems we may experience will be solved as quickly as possible.  There is an update available NOW which should sort any issues you may have had this week and additionally the Schoop support team are available for you to contact on support@schoop.co.uk.

if you have an older phone and are unable to download the app please contact the team on the above email and they will instruct you on how you can get the App on your phone.  We are aware that some android users have been experiencing some difficulty however these issues are being addressed and will be solved very soon (if the issues are not already resolved with the new update) - all users of Schoop should keep checking for updates to ensure that the App is working to its full potential.

Exciting News - Schoop App

We now have an App where you can find all the latest news, calendar events and alerts about the school. Download the App onto any Smart Phone, iPhone or iPad. Our school code is 7507. You are able to chose the Year Groups which are relevant to you which will enable you to only get alerts when its applicable.

Dinner Money

Price Increase. As from the 28th April the cost of a school meal will increase to £2.05.   


The Vale Family Information Service provides a one stop shop for information for families in the Vale and has become a useful resource for families at Evenlode. It is a council run service that can help parents and carers by providing them with free information and advice on a range of topics. Have a look at the poster in the foyer or have a look at the website www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/fis

Amazon

Don't forget that if you buy anything from Amazon go through the link on the PTA page as Amazon will donate 6% of the value of your purchases to the school.

  

 
Evenlode Primary School - Penarth
 
Notice Board

Inset Days
Monday 1st September 2014
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NATO Summit - Arrangements for Evenlode School
 Wednesday 3rd September school closing at 2 p.m.
Thursday 4th September school opening at 11 a.m.
Friday 5th September school closing at 2 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Following a visit from the Vale’s Health and Safety team we have been told quite categorically, that no parent or child should have access to classes/entrances/exits through the car park area and the path adjacent to the demountable classroom at the start and end of the day.

 

I am sure you will appreciate that your child’s safety is of paramount importance and would appreciate your support in this matter.  

 
WANTED FOR RECEPTION!!!
 
We would be grateful for donations of the following:
* Boys bikes with stabilisers
* Duplo zoo animals/people
* 'Happyland' Buildings/people/road etc.
* Playmobil
* Figures of knights/wizards/princesses for   small world play
* Sylvanian Family figures & houses/building
 
KNITTING CLUB 
We have all been busy learning to knit this term. In the New Year there are going to be some exciting changes in Knitting Club! Watch this space. A big thank you to Mrs. Elson and her Mother for all the knitting they have done for the Velindre Cancer charity. We already have over 500 chicks ready to sell at Easter! Happy Christmas to you all with love from Ms Brown, and Mrs Wakley and the Knitting Nannies.