Weekly Newsletter, 7th Feb

Dear Parents,


Thank you –

to everyone who contributed to Reverend John’s leaving presentation either with a gift, or by attending the service. He was very moved with the thanks and prayers we were able to send him on his way with, and also with the beautiful picture and glass tankard that we gave as a gift. He asked me to convey his thanks to all concerned. There will be a further opportunity to say goodbye to him as he leaves the church at 9.30 on Sunday morning.

To the children who worked hard, and to the parents and friends who attended Young Voices on Monday. It was a really exciting event singing with 8000 other children to a packed Manchester Arena. You may have seen it reported on BBC1 NorthWest Tonight.


Short Notices

  • Robinwood – A reminder that the next instalment of £30 is due before we break up next week. Cheques should be made payable to Altham St James CE Primary School.
  • Headlice – We have had a few cases of headlice recently. Could you please check your child’s hair this weekend, and treat appropriately. Effective treatments are available from all pharmacies or via your GP.
  • Lost Uniform – Could you please check that your child has the correct sweatshirt. A named sweatshirt has gone missing. Please bring into school on Monday if you have the wrong one.
  • Drama Club – Ribcaged productions, who run our after school dram club, are holding a drama school in The Ribble Valley over half term . If you would like any information please call into the school office for a leaflet.


Holidays in Term Time

Please remember that Government regulations changed in September 2013, and schools are expressly discouraged from authorising any term time holidays except in the most exceptional circumstances. Even in exceptional circumstances, leave must be requested at least two weeks advance. Governors’ policy is that short notice or unauthorised absences are routinely reported to the local education authority who may issue penalty notices.


Half Term Holiday

Just a reminder that school finishes on Friday next week and we will reopen on Tuesday 25th February.


Yours sincerely

Peter Williams