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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God



COVID TESTING – a reminder – if a member of your household has to go for a Covid
test, please remember that all those within the household MUST self isolate until the
results of the Covid test have been received. Please advise us of who the person is
going for the test. Children can then return to school once a negative result is
REMINDER – if your child is absent, please remember to leave the reason for why they are
off school.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY – Friday 11th December – we look forward to seeing the
children in their Christmas jumpers. £1 donations for Save the Children.
WEDNESDAY 9th DECEMBER – change to the menu - the children will be having fish &
chips for their hot school meal on Wednesday 9th.
CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY – Friday 11th December – we will be having our traditional
Christmas Dinner day on this day. Menu has been sent home already but reminder is below:-
Roast Turkey, chipolata, stuffing & Gravy
Festive vegetable wellington
Roast Potatoes
Carrots & Peas medley
Festive chocolate & Orange brownie
Cinnamon & Raisin bread
Collection times for the last day of term - Friday 18th December
School will close earlier on the last day of term as it did for the summer. This will enable a
thorough deep clean of the school before we shut down for the festive period.
The timings are as follows:
EYFS and Y6 - 1:05pm
Y1 and 2 - 1:10pm
Y3,4 & 5 - 1:20pm
CHRISTMAS CARDS – we will be placing Post Boxes outside our classrooms to enable
children to place Christmas cards in them. Boxes will only be available for Year groups.
Cards need to be in school by Friday 11th December so that they can be distributed as from
Monday 14th December.
CHARACTER VIRTUES CHAMPION CHALLENGE – We are looking forward to seeing
pictures of the children’s cards. Remember deadline for this challenge is Friday 11th
YEAR 1 - NATIVITY DAY – Wednesday 16th December – Children will be learning about
the Nativity on this day. Children are invited to come to school wearing a Nativity costumer
– ie Mary, Joseph, sheep, donkey, star, angel, wiseman or party clothes on this day. Please
remember a tea-towel and oversized shirt works perfectly well too as a costume.
PE KITS – due to the change in weather conditions it would now be appropriate for children
to have a tracksuit in school for outdoor PE.
YEAR 4 - are going to have their ‘Dancing through the decades disco’ on Thursday 10th
December, for their Playlist topic. Children can come in dressed up as any musician of their
choice from the 20th-21st century.
Tuesday 8th December – FLU VACCINE – whole school. NHS Kent Community Immunisation
Team will administering the flu vaccine next Tuesday. Please if you haven’t done so already
register if you wish your child to have this vaccination.
COVID - It has been brought to our attention by staff and parents with children in
secondary school, that a large proportion of children who have tested positive recently have
not displayed 'classic' Covid symptoms. The common denominator has been 'sore throat' &
'headaches/fuzzy head'. As a school we still need to follow the government guidance re.
symptoms, but should you have any concerns regarding your child's health at this time, we
understand parents erring on the side of caution and confirming via the Covid testing system.
COVID-19 RESULTS – could we please ask that before your child/ren return to school
after having a Covid test that you notify the Office of the results. Even if the results
are negative it is beneficial for us to know prior to your child/ren returning to school.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – REMINDER email went out last week regarding this. It may well
be that now given the current situation with Covid and people being furloughed or loosing
their jobs that you now qualify for Free School Meals.
Please take the time if you think you might be eligible to register your child for Free School
Meals (it only takes a few minutes). Please do remember that if you are already in receipt of
this for one child then your other children may also be eligible for Free School Meals. Those
who are eligible and are currently in receipt of Free School Meals will be receiving vouchers
during the Christmas holidays to assist with their food shopping. £15 per week per child.
Please be assured that it is entirely confidential and that no other parties are aware of who
is in receipt of Free School Meals.
Any assistance that you may be entitled too during this difficult time would be well worth
looking into.
END OF DAY COLLECTION – if you have a child/ren who should be isolating, please do not
bring them onto our school site when collecting siblings. Thank you.
COVID 19 – should you or a member of your family at anytime need to go for a Covid test.
Could we please ask that you notify us as soon as possible of the results. Should this happen
over the weekend or out of school hours, please contact 07741 594078.

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The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School