Newsletter week beginning 21/03/16

Newsletter 26
22nd March 2016
Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below advance notice of dates for your diary. These will be added to as the term progresses and you can find details here or on the website at

Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 23rd – basketball assembly
Friday 25th – school closed – Good Friday
Monday 28th – school closed – Easter Monday
Tuesday 29th – Year 6 trip to Stockport Air-raid Shelters
Tuesday 29th – Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 30th – no swimming for Year 5
Thursday 31st – Parents’ evening 4-7pm
School closes for the holidays at 3:20pm on Friday 1st April and reopens on Monday 18th April.

School will be used as a polling station for the EU Referendum on Thursday 23rd June. We will therefore be closed on that day.

Sporting achievements
Six of our children represented Stockport at Quicksticks Hockey at the Greater Manchester Games last Tuesday. Although they were not placed they tried extremely hard and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Congratulations to Will, AJ, Robert, Freya, Carla and Olivia.
Finley in Y6W ran as part of the Stockport team in the Greater Manchester Cross-Country championships on Saturday. Stockport finished 2nd overall with Finley finishing 33rd out of 102 runners. Congratulations for an amazing performance.
Amelia in Y5EP took part in the Open Individual Kata under 7th Qui Beginners competition in Blackpool on Saturday. Having won it she is now the National Champion for that category of karate. Huge congratulations!

Nevill Road App
The new school App has been running for a couple of weeks now and thank you to those parents who have downloaded it. We have and will be sending out newsletters, reminders, letters and updates to your phones via the app. We will continue to send paper copies of the newsletter out until the Easter break but will not send any beyond this point. If, however, you do not have a smart phone you are able to request for a paper copy to still be sent home via your child by emailing the School Office on
You can download the app by searching for ‘Nevill Road Schools’ and download the app that displays our school logo. When downloading it is important that you select ‘Yes’ for all options in particular push notifications.

Miss Roberts
Our congratulations go to Miss Roberts who is getting married during the school holidays. When she returns in the summer term she will be Mrs Rutherford. We hope she has a fantastic day and look forward to seeing all the pictures.

Dealing with Food Issues
Do you have problems with your child over eating, having aversions to certain foods or showing sensory issues towards food? If so feel free to come along to “The Grove Bar”, 399-401 London Road, Hazel Grove, SK7 6AA on Thursday 5th May between 11am and 1pm. Cheryl from the ASD team will be there to chat to families about how to manage these issues. All welcome no matter what diagnosis. Children are welcome too.

Two minecraft books have been found in the playground, which can be reclaimed from the school office.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Amelia C for showing great improvements in her writing and working hard in every task she is given.
Y6E – Sophia C for working very hard in English and consistently showing improvements.
Y6S – Levi for a huge improvement in his writing. His writing of a balanced argument was highly impressive and enjoyable.
Y6S – Carla for a fantastic piece of writing, which is a pure joy and delight to read.
Y6W – Jake K for his renewed enthusiasm in English; making a real effort and showing a vast improvement in the quality of work produced.
Y6W – Yasmin for her caring attitude, checking others are okay and volunteering to help out.
Y5C – Olivia W for being a friendly and enthusiastic member of class who always tries her best.
Y5C – Owen for fantastic effort in English and producing a super piece of persuasive writing.
Y5EP – Callum for writing a fantastic persuasive leaflet.
Y5EP – Jack for writing a fantastic persuasive leaflet.
Y5L – Matthew for a big improvement in behaviour and trying hard in lessons.
Y5L – Michael for working hard in English and really focussing on improving his writing.
Y4Ha – Josh G for showing a great attitude to his learning and a new willingness to improve and progress.
Y4Ha – Eleanor for a fantastic week of focus, drive and determination in English.
Y4Hu – Matthew for a great effort and perseverance during the Sport Relief run.
Y4Hu – Esme for persevering with and mastering the written method of division.
Y4P – Dillan for trying really hard to improve his writing – always thinking about what he can change and never giving up.
Y4P – Ella for always having a huge smile on her face and putting 100% effort into everything she does.
Y3D – Reece for working really hard in lessons and showing a wonderful attitude towards his learning.
Y3D – Katy for her wonderful knowledge of plants.
Y3K – Maddison for fantastic ideas in English last week.
Y3K – Neve for excellent contributions to class discussions and for working so hard last week.
Y3R – Warren for starting to join in with class activities.
Y3R – Georgia for her hard working attitude in all lessons.

Congratulations to class Y4P who had 99% attendance last week.

Attendance and office times
Please remember that school starts at 8:50am with registers closing at 9am. Any child who arrives after 9am will have that session marked as an “unauthorised absence” and this WILL impact on their overall attendance figure for the term. The office staff work from 8:30am until 4pm (3:30pm on a Friday) and there is an answerphone at all other times so that you can leave a message regarding any absences.

Leave of Absence
Please remember that any requests for leave of absence should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Can you help? Are you an accountant? Do you know one?
Do you know an accountant who would be able to audit our school fund for us? If so please contact the office for further information and/or to offer services. Up until this year Mrs Middleton’s husband provided this service for us, but now that she has left we need to find a replacement. Many thanks.

Friends of Nevill Road – dates of events
April 1st – celebration discos – details to follow
April 21st – meeting at the Governors pub 8pm

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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