Newsletter 2nd December 2022
Happy Friday and 2nd of December to everybody! Thank you for sending your children into school with extra layers this week. To reiterate the heating is on and, on average across a day, the temperature ranges from 17-21 degrees. However, in places like Early Years, where the doors are usually open, it can get a little colder from time to time. With that in mind, we are in the process of ordering some school fleeces and hats and hopefully by the next newsletter we should know when they will arrive and the costings.
Friends of JKPS and class reps: Please remember to submit your interest in becoming parents reps and co-chairs to Shivali: email@example.com as soon as possible,
Our school and our MAT: please remember to submit your questions for the in-school meeting about us being part of a MAT and how this impacts on our day-to-day operations.
Winter Ball - Thursday 15th December 2022
We will be hosting our annual Winter Ball on Thursday 15th December. This is an opportunity for the children to dress up in a Winter Ball outfit of their choice, though do be mindful it will be worn outside too, and it could be muddy! As part of the day, we are asking for food to our local foodbank, and for a small cash donation on the day (from those who can). Any money raised will go to the SEND department to replace well needed resources. The day will involve a Christmas Dinner, Christmas Festivities and our annual disco with our resident DJ Santa.
We hope to see many of you this weekend at our Christmas Fair. It plans to be a fabulous event, as always, with plenty of things to get you into the sprit for Christmas. Mulled wine will be available to keep you warm, with crafting for the children. You'll also be able to hear, and join in, with our choir, who will be singing Christmas Carols. The event starts at 11:00 and goes through to 13:00.
We are trying to recruit some lovely parents to support us with children’s journalistic skills to write and publish the Mog Chronicle. The commitment could be once a fortnight, if we can find more than one person. If you can help, please email or speak to Jo, otherwise we are going to struggle to produce the chronicle which would be a first in our nine years of publication.
Next month TikTok are banning children from live-streaming. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, and Google, which owns YouTube, have a minimum livestreaming age of 13. This is a reminder that we should all be aware of the potential risks and dangers posed by these platforms, particularly with the ease with which they can be accessed. If you are concerned about your child's use of online platforms, guidance and information is available at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
In January, we will also be running a short meeting for parents on potential online harms.
If your child has been struggling to access Times Tables Rockstars, they can try the following: visit play.ttrockstars.com/reset to load the latest version in their device's browser. Alternatively, update the Times Tables Rock Stars app from the app store.
Information from the office
ASC (After School Clubs)
Please ensure that you read the Spring Clubs email that was sent yesterday carefully and follow the instructions. The email address that you are using must be the same as the one that you registered at JKPS. If you are unsure, please contact Danielle in the office, who will be able to help you.
If your child is unwell, please let the office know that they will not be in school by 9:00am. This must be done for each day of absence.
Reception 2023 Applications
Just a reminder, for those who have children with a DOB between 01/09/2018 and 01/08/2019 and will be applying to Southwark for a place in Reception at JKPS, if you have not yet already, please do email us to let us know.
German Online Training Courses
Parents’ cycles have been stolen inside the gates of at least 4 local primary schools during recent weeks. The thieves brazenly enter the school gates, blend in with the crowd and walk out with parents’ bikes which have been left unlocked within school grounds as children are being dropped-off or collected. Aside from locking up, it’s really important to report bicycle thefts to the Met Police and to the headteacher, if the theft happens on school grounds. Local funding for the police is, in part, determined by the number of crimes reported within the community—so, reporting all crimes will ensure that the level of funding available to support local patrols matches the need.
The Goëthe Institute are offering online training courses where the user can practice listening, reading and writing skills. Courses are for beginners and those with some knowledge of German. More information here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/sta/lon/kur/fer/dto.html
The user will have access for 3 months to the platform if s/he signs up in December.
Have a great weekend