Weekly Update – Friday 11th December

Dear Parents/Carers,


Thank you to everyone for being so vigilant about reporting symptoms of Covid-19 and helping us to keep our school community as safe as possible at this difficult time.  Can we also remind you that children who are unwell for other reasons should not be in school.  In particular, we have a policy of keeping children off school for 48 hours after a bout of diarrhoea and/ or vomiting.  We are of course, keen to develop good attendance habits for all, but children who are clearly unwell should remain at home.

Christmas Jumper Day – tomorrow, Friday 11th December

Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children.  The children are therefore invited to wear a Christmas jumper in return for a donation (if able to).

Donations can be made direct to the Save the Children website www.christmasjumperday.org. Please use the school’s reference number for the Juniors which is: CJD200028205

Alternatively donations can now be made on Parentpay

Or if you are unable to do electronically then please send your donation in an envelope.

School lunch next week 

Because next Friday 18th December is now an inset day, the last day of school will be Thursday 17th December.  Therefore the School lunch next Thursday will now be Fish and Chips or Quorn dippers instead of the usual Thursday option.  Aspens will not be able to change the online menu options now so if you order a meat option then your child will get fish and chips, and if you order the vegetarian option then they will get quorn dippers.

*Please remember to cancel your child’s lunch order on Aspens for next Friday.  We will not be able to do this for you. 

Christmas Class Hampers

Class Party Hampers will very kindly be provided by the PSA and the FHDJS for the Christmas parties this year.  Therefore if you haven’t already informed us, please let us know if your child has any allergies.

Infants – Wednesday 16th December

Year 3 – Wednesday 16th December

Year 4 – Friday 11th December

Year 5 – Tuesday 15th December

Year 6 – Thursday 17th December



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