Happy New Year! I hope this newsletter finds you well and that you had a wonderful Christmas break with your loved ones. Here we are, starting another new year with all that entails.
The start of a new year is always filled with hope and promise, and I am confident that 2024 will bring us all many moments of joy and success. If you’ve made new year’s resolutions, I hope you manage to keep up with them for the whole of the year!
Can we just remind everyone that the only snacks allowed at school are fruit and vegetables. Please don’t send your child with chocolate, cereal bars, breadsticks etc. Thank you.
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We have been asked to remind all parents of the upcoming date for applications for a Reception place for September 2024. The closing date for applications is 15th January. Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application. There are still a significant number of parents across the borough who have not applied for a Reception place for their child. If you are struggling with the form, please contact Dudley school admissions as soon as possible.
Financial Hardship Emergencies
To ensure families in Dudley can access emergency support when needed, Dudley Council have set up out-of-hours provision. Please see the link below.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”Jeremiah 17:7
We have been asked to share the following information with you by Dudley Health Protection:
Measles cases are rapidly rising across the West Midlands. Possible complications of measles include blindness, pneumonia, meningitis, and seizures NHS-measles
Anyone who has not received 2 doses of MMR vaccine could be at risk from the potentially serious complications of measles infection if they are a contact of someone with measles. We are advising MMR vaccination amongst pupils and adults as much as possible. Measles is incredibly infectious and settings are advised to exclude any contacts of measles cases (who aren’t protected with MMR) for 21 days, including staff, close friends and siblings.
The MMR vaccine is safe and gives effective protection against measles infection. For those who are concerned for religious reasons about the vaccine, there is a non-porcine gelatine version of the MMR available for anyone who would prefer this.
If children and adults have missed these vaccinations in the past, it’s important to take up the vaccine now. Their GP surgery can advise people if they’re unsure of their own or their children’s vaccination status. It’s never too late to get vaccinated against measles. If 2 doses of MMR vaccine are needed, then they can be given with one month between doses. Protection against measles starts to develop around 2 weeks after having the MMR vaccine.
Gargantis – Thomas Taylor
This is a good and exciting book if you like mysteries. You don’t know what to expect. The only thing I didn’t understand was how Sebastian Eels died. Overall it was a great read and I would certainly recommend it. I would give this book 9/10.
Jack – Year 6
Endangered Animals Sponsorship
We will be selling home-made pictures and bookmarks of endangered animals at breaktime on Tuesday. We will be asking for donations of a minimum of 50p towards our target of £36.00. We will be sponsoring an endangered animal with our proceeds.”
Evelyn, Betsy & Phoebe – Year 4