Family Information and PTA News. 14th October 2022
I’ve enjoyed some more face to face encounters with parents/carers this term. For parents who drop their children at school, I’ve been outside most mornings/afternoons. Do feel free to come and talk to me if there is anything on your mind. I’ve also enjoyed meeting some of you at the first of the departmental coffee afternoons this week. The remaining 3 take place next week.
I’ve seen some posts about the Mini and Junior Great North Runs and know a number of our students were involved. Next week I aim to share some photos in the hopes that they will inspire other families.
There has been an addition to the E-Safety section of the website pertaining to Fifa 23. The link is here
The link to our extensive E-Safety section is here
Are you a carer and do you live in Newcastle? If so, you may be able to apply for a grant form the Carers Wellbeing Fund. You will find full information on the link here
Walker Community Event: Tuesday 18th October
This may be of interest to some
Christmas Wreath Making for Parents/Carers.
I have sent a reminder today and hope that those who are able to will avail of this social activity for parents, to be held in school on Thursday 1st December.
The link to the information is here
Support for Parents living with Autism and other Related Conditions (SPARCS) is a support group for parents/carers and families living with autism and other related conditions.
The aim of SPARCS is to run regular events and activities in the local community for parents and carers to attend with their children, in line with their individual interests and stages of development. SPARCS have received HAF funding to provide activities for summer 2022 activities include youth clubs, outdoor activities a, day trips and stay and play sessions email email@example.com
Royal Quays: Free events
Our next PTA Meeting will be an evening one on TEAMS on Tuesday 8th NOvember 19.30-20.30 and our AGM on Tuesday 15th November 09.30-11.00
Christmas Card Orders
We are into our third year working with a company which turns your child’s art into Christmas cards and more. I’ve had some lovely feedback this week from parents who said they look forward to receiving them. The company that produces them is a real pleasure to deal with and I hope you enjoy them when they arrive. Today was the deadline for orders, but I know a few children were off sick so I can accept them until Tuesday 18th. It is quite time consuming collating orders, but worth it. Hence a shorter blog this week
PTA 100 Club
We are over halfway to the magic 100 number now, with 52 numbers taken. I’ll have forms available at the coffee events if you are interested. £12 for the year, first 6 draws to be done in February so you’re not too late. The form is below
I thought I would share with you some of the things we have been asked to support, just to give you an idea of the difference a PTA makes in school.
We have agreed to fund a few days of activities in December with True Colours Theatre Group. These were extremely successful last term.
Outdoor Learning Space.
We have been asked to fund puppets, which will be used to enrich and enhance Outdoor Learning sessions for the Engagement classes. They are used as part of a sensory story meets forest school session. They play the characters and they interact with the students throughout the story, allowing the students to get immersed and truly feel part of it. They are a real benefit to the session as the students love to interact with the puppets. Now this sounds like fun.
MOVE Activity Days.
Last year the wonderful, creative MOVE team brought your children some wonderful interactive days. Although mainly for the engagement pathway, they adapt so that the whole school is involved. This year, they will do 3 big events at the end of Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. At each half term there will be class based activities and the committee has agreed to support resources.
We are open to ideas from parents too, so if you have ideas send them in.
The link to join the closed Percy Hedley School PTA page is here
Have a lovely last weekend before half term
Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext 3260