Newsletter 13.03.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

PARENTAL CONSULTATIONS

You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and discuss their progress during our parents’ evenings on the following dates –

Tuesday 24th March & Wednesday 25th March

Please remember to book via the online system through Parent Pay – a text with the link was sent out earlier this week.

 

The Wallich

Our ‘Mini Vinnies’ President and Vice President were very proud to present Sian from The Wallich homeless charity with a cheque for £142 this week, which we raised by asking children and staff to take part in the ‘Wallich Onesie’ day last term. She also took all the items collected – toiletries, food, warm clothes, hats and coats to distribute to those in need. We would like to say thank you to everyone in the St. Gabriel’s community for your support.

 

FOSG

To help celebrate Mother’s Day on March 22nd, ‘The Friends of St. Gabriel’s’ will be offering the children the chance to purchase a small gift to help make this day special.

Each gift will cost £3, with the opportunity to buy one or more gifts via ParentPay.

The children will have the chance to choose their own, hand-wrapped gift during the school day on Friday 20th March.

 

Additional INSET day – School closed to pupils Monday 4th May

Welsh Government have awarded all schools an additional INSET day to make preparations for the new curriculum. We will be taking this day for staff training on Monday May 4th.

Please note school will be closed to pupils on this day, and that there is a Bank Holiday in this week on Friday 8th May, where school will also be closed to pupils.

 

Attendance

Attendance continues to improve – da iawn St. Gabriel’s. Our whole school attendance is once again above our target as we have achieved 95.9% this week. Here are the figures for each class:

Dosbarth Coch: 99.1%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 95.1%

Dosbarth Rhaglan: 95.7%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 97.7%

Dosbarth Caerdydd: 97.1%

Dosbarth Caerffili: 92.1%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 95.0%

 

Dates for the Spring Term 2020 (New dates as the term progresses will be added in bold italics)

 

Friday 20th March

Friends of St Gabriel’s Mother’s Day Gifts

Tuesday 24th March & Wednesday 25th March

Parental Consultations

Wednesday 1st April

1:45pm Palm Sunday reflection led by Foundation Phase – parents of Foundation Phase pupils welcome to attend

Thursday 2nd April

1:45pm Maundy Thursday reflection led by Years 3 and 4 – parents of Year 3 & 4 pupils welcome to attend

Friday 3rd April

1:45pm Good Friday reflection led by Years 5 and 6 – parents of Year 5 and 6 pupils welcome to attend.

 

Term Dates for this Year

Spring term: 6th January to 3rd April 2020

Easter Holidays: Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020

Summer term: 20th April to 17th July 2020

Summer half-term: 25th May to 29th May 2020

 

Remaining INSET days

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Friday 12th June 2020

Monday 20th July 2020

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr J. Llewellyn

Interim Headteacher

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