Due to the ongoing issue around our school budget, I have had to look at how we communicate with yourselves via the text messaging service. The annual subscription has doubled in price over the years and consequently we had to look at an alternative means of communicating.
I had hoped that a new system would only be put in place after the Easter holiday, however our current text provider is unwilling to extend without charging extortionate costs. I do apologise for the very short notice I am giving you, but as of this Thursday, the current system will cease to operate.
In order to receive a message from school you will now need to download the new APP. For a quarter of the cost of our previous supplier, we can send unlimited push notifications as well as offering you a range of additional benefits such as; booking parent evenings and extra curricular clubs on line, absence reporting, news information and much more. These benefits will be available in the near future and more details regarding these features will be sent home after Easter.
Please continue to report any absences, book Afterschool Child Care club etc. on our current Thatto Heath Community Primary school APP or via the website until further notice.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE APP, SCHOOL ID, AND YOUR CHILD’S USERNAME AND PASSWORD WILL BE SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD TOMORROW. Please keep the information safe.
As parents are no doubt aware, via website and newsletter, your child’s assembly is on Friday 29th March 2019. The performance will start at 9:30 a.m. in the KS2 hall. Parents are welcome to wait at the gates leading in to the quad until the children are settled. The doors will be opened at 9:15 a.m. and closed at 9:25 a.m.
Further information will be sent home by letter next week, and will include tickets for the assembly. Please keep these tickets safe. Due to limited space we can only issue 2 tickets per family and unfortunately these can not be duplicated should you mislay them.
The theme this year for British Science Week is based on ‘Journeys and there are activity packs parents can download from the British science week website. Activities include creating tunnels, time capsules, perfume,keeping a nature log and mummifying an orange, there’s something for everyone. Children will be taking part in some of these activities in school but they can also do them at home with parents. british science week
Children will also be learning ‘An Amazing Science Fact a Day’. They will be discussing these facts and will be writing up all about their favourite one. Tell your child as many amazing science facts as you can, and let’s find our next budding scientist!
Although school is closed on Monday 3rd June, we will be opening up for Family Portraiture Day. We have arranged for Whitebox photography to come in to school and parents can book an appointment to have a family portrait photograph taken. You can bring your whole family or just the children, it is a private session and you will need to book a time, once the booking system is open. We understand the cost will be discounted to £35, you will not need to choose which photograph(s) you prefer as you will receive a full set of 50 images on CD copyright free. Once we have further information and you are able to book a time slot we will send a letter home with your child. We do expect the day to get booked up very quickly so please try to book as early as possible.