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ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

28 March 2019

HENRY'S WISH TO WALK

4 March 2019

Some of our brave infant school colleagues will be taking part in a sky-dive to raise money for life changing surgery for Mrs Grimes' grandson, Henry with a goal of £2000.00.

If you would like to donate/sponsor, please visit their JustGiving page : www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamstillnessskydiveforhenry

SCHOOL LIBRARY

23 January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Library survey results and fundraising project

Thank you to those that have responded to the Library and Reading Challenge survey that we sent out at the end of last year.  We have had mainly positive responses to the Reading Challenge, and there were some great suggestions and constructive criticism that I have taken on board and working on for next September, to make it even better. 

The responses we got about the Library were overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted that it is such a popular part of the school! I've attached the Library questions and responses in case you are interested in seeing them.

The library has to move to a much smaller space within the school,  which will make it less accessible and minimise the amount of children who can use it at any one time.  This will affect your child if they enjoy using the library at lunchtime. To increase the creative space our children have access to, we need to embark on a major fundraising campaign to raise an extra £30K at the very least. 

It is important to recognise that there is currently no statutory requirement for primary schools to have a library.  We are really lucky to have the existing library at Stillness Juniors (not all primary schools have one) and the leadership team had to really campaign with the local authority to make sure there was space allocated at all for a new library within the new build.

The architects that have been appointed to manage the build are in the school on Friday, and have created a model of the building to show you.

To help us with the fundraising campaign we need a team! Have you got experience in fundraising? Do you know ways we can tap into community/national funds for projects like this?  Do you have bid writing experience/know anyone that can help us plan and execute this campaign? 

This is a reminder to please come along to the Library at 4pm on Friday to learn more.  If you cannot attend but are keen to help with this project then please email the office and we will be in touch to set up a meeting.

Thanks very much

Ruth

Library survey responses.pdf

OFSTED INFORMATION LETTER

16 January 2019

Please see below letter from Mrs Nichol, headteacher and Ofsted Inspection Letter:

16.1.19 - Letter from Mrs Nichol and Ofsted Inspection Letter.pdf

SCHOOL LIBRARY

7 December 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

School Library/Reading Challenge Feedback Survey

We are proud of the strong Reading for Pleasure culture within Stillness Junior School, and are working hard to grow it further. 

We would really value your input on whether your child enjoys using the School Library, and is taking part in the Reading Challenge we launched at the start of term.

Please find the link below to a short survey - we would hugely appreciate your feedback.

Please feel free to fill this in anonymously, or if you would like us to suggest any particular books to your child, then let us know their name and your ideas in the comments at the end.  There is only the option to fill it out once, so please use the second link if you have more than one child in the Juniors - it would be really useful to get separate survey responses for each child as you/they might have a completely different experience of the Library and the Reading Challenge. 

Survey for eldest or only Juniors child 

Survey for youngest child (if you have more than one in the Juniors)

Thanks very much and have a wonderful break!  

Ruth (Librarian)

PHOTOGRAPHS/DIGITAL IMAGES/VIDEOS

3 December 2018

We are pleased to inform parents/carers that we work extremely hard to ensure that our website is up to date.  Please take a minute to have a look and catch up with the latest news and holiday dates. 

Stillness Junior School is also on Instagram.

We understand that parents and carers may not wish photographs of their child/ren to be posted on the school website, on Instagram, in the school newsletter or in articles that may be published in the press.   Please be aware that parents/carers do reserve the right to opt in or out of the above at any time. However, if you wish to opt out, we would ask that you please notify the school office in writing.

 

DINNER MONEY

3 December 2018

From the 1 May 2018 the cost of a school dinner has increased by £0.10 to £2.20 per day.

The dinner money from 23 April 2019 to 24 May 2019 will be £50.60.    Can parents/carers please make every effort to pay in advance. 

To improve the service we provide, Stillness Junior School is a cashless school and does not accept cheques or cash as payment.

Payment can be made online using a very secure website called ParentPay. You all have your individual ID and Password to access this facility.

Pease note: if you wish to change your child from packed lunch to school dinners, or visa versa, please inform the school office in writing to avoid being charged. Children can only change this option at half-term breaks.

SCHOOL CLOSURE

3 December 2018

In the unfortunate event that the school is forced to close at any time due to inclement weather/emergency, the school will send out a text message to parents/carers to inform them. The children are able to do some maths on the Mathletics website mathletics.com and a wide range of activities on purplemash.com using their login details.

SCHOOL READING CHALLENGE

3 December 2018