Broadbridge Primary School Thursday 26th November 2020 Note 11

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 23rd Nov – Fri 27h Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

Extra Curricular Activities
Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Fri 27th Nov Soccer P6

Mr Logue’s Class

Master’s Hall

3:00-4:15        At School Indoor trainers must be worn.

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Thu 3rd Dec Netball P6 3:00-4:15        At School
Diary:

Friday 27th November “Ditch the Dark”
Friday 4th December School Opened for all pupils.

COVID-19 Update

Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 7181 0520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

Ditch the Dark

Children are invited to get creative with their outfits on the journey to school tomorrow. Dress up in bright clothing or decorate your transport. The important message being “Be Bright Be Seen”. Please see attached poster.

Santa Stroll

The Santa Stroll continues next week. Congratulations to all who have participated in the past week. Keep tallying up those days. Remember 15 walks entitled you to a place in the draw for prizes.

Friday 4th December

This was to be a school holiday, it no longer is a school holiday. Sorry to disappoint anyone but all pupils and staff must attend school on this date.

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7

The teachers have been in contact with the majority of parents/guardians over the past few days. If they were unable to contact you this time, a follow up call will take place next week.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Tickets for the £1000 draw have been sent out. (£3 a ticket or 4 for £10!!!). Thanks to all who have sold their tickets and returned the money and stubs. We are delighted with the response to date. If you could please return any unsold tickets to the school on Monday 30th November we can pass them on to other sellers. If your child has a folder these tickets may still be inside it. Anyone requiring additional books please contact Anne in the office. Thank you.

Drop off your letter to Santa!

The Parents & Friends’ Association of Broadbridge Primary School will be hosting a socially distanced “Santa Letter Drop” on Friday 11th December from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Children are invited to come along and drop their Christmas Letter into Santa’s Post-box. Santa will be there to receive the letters and say hello to the children. He may also have some friends with him too! Families can decide to drive down to see Santa or walk down. There will be a brief opportunity to see Santa and say hello. Unfortunately, Santa cannot get too close! We wouldn’t want to ruin Christmas for the whole world!!!!

ParentPay

If you have not already done so, please activate your ParentPay account using the username and password in the letter sent home with your child/ren last week. At present only 57% of accounts have been activated and we need all parents/guardians to activate their account for the system to be successful. If you cannot find this letter, please contact the office and a duplicate will be issued for you. Please note, parents should ONLY be activating their account as the first step to getting the system up and running. Please DO NOT attempt to pay for any school activities eg school meals, football, netball etc as the system is only ready at this stage for account activation.

Tomorrow is a special cycle, scoot and walk to school day.

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Broadbridge Primary School       Thursday 19th November 2020        Note 10

 

Diary:         Monday 23rd-Wednesday 25th November – Primary 1-7 Parent Teacher Meetings

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 23rd Nov – Fri 27h Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Fri 20th Nov Soccer P6 & P7 3:00-4:15        At School Be prepared for wet weather. Soccer players bring boots and trainers.
P6 Mrs B P7 Mr M P7 Mrs G P6 Mr L
Master’s Hall Pitch 1 Pitch 2 Pitch 3
Thu 26th Nov Netball P6 3:00-4:15        At School Please pick up sharply after all activities.

 

  • COVID-19 Update – Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 71810520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
  • When there is a positive case in school. The school will always follow the advice given by the PHA.  Every case is unique and at times it can take a lengthy period of time before the PHA makes a decision on the matter.  Once the school is informed of the decision, parents will be contacted immediately.
  • Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

 

Reminder Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7 – The Parent/Teacher meetings will take place the week beginning Monday 23rd November.  Your child’s teacher will give you a time that the call will be made on the Monday/Tuesday.  If that does not suit they will call you at a later time on the Wednesday evening.  This year the meeting will take place by phone.  The phone number will be withheld.  Parents are allocated ten minutes to talk about their child, please be aware of others waiting to talk to the class teacher.  A face to face meeting will only be available to parents that are required to sign educational documents.  It is important that you talk to the class teacher this term.

 

Road of Hope – Thank you for all the donations towards the “Road of Hope” appeal.  The money collected has amounted to £671.00.  The charity is delighted with your generosity.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – Tickets for the £1000 draw will be ready tomorrow.  In line with every school in the parish, we will be sending one book to every family to sell. (£3 a ticket or 4 for £10!!!)  You are under no obligation to sell these tickets.  If you would rather not sell please return the book to the school office.  Parents that have requested more than one book will have them sent out.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

Journey to Santa! – Children are being encouraged to participate in the Socially Distanced Journey to Santa Challenge.   The challenge begins on the Monday 23rd November and finishes on Friday 18th December.  Make 15 active journeys to school to be in with a chance of winning a prize from Santa’s workshop. Please Click here for additional information.

P3 Accelerated Reading – Primary 3 pupils have now started Accelerated Reading.  Please look out for library books that the children may read with you at home.  Please encourage the children to read their book and then complete the quizzes at school.  More information is contained in Google Classroom.

 

ParentPay – Your child has received a letter today containing the details needed to activate your ParentPay account.  This letter will include your username and temporary password.  Please login using these details and follow the system instructions to activate your account.  Please add platform@parentpay.com to your email contact list to ensure that emails from ParentPay do not go to your Junk folder as all future ParentPay correspondence will be carried out via email.  The school will be notified once your account has been activated.  We need all parents/guardians to activate their account for this to be successful.

Please read the following general advice letter

for parents /guardians of children at Broadbridge P.S. who are

NOT CLOSE CONTACTS.

 

Broadbridge Primary School
3 Coolafinney Road
Eglinton
Derry
BT47 3PG

16/11/2020

Dear Parent / Guardian,

RE: Confirmed COVID case in Broadbridge Primary School

The Public Health Agency has been notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Broadbridge Primary School community. The Public Health Agency has worked with the school principal to undertake a risk assessment to identify people who have been in close contact with the case. These individuals have been advised to stay at home and isolate.
In completing this risk assessment your child has not been identified as a close contact in the school setting and does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child, or anyone in your household, develops any of these symptoms, your whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. Testing for all symptomatic individuals in Northern Ireland can be booked at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test . When the result is known further advice will be available.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
• Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• Wash your hands as soon as you get home
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further information
For further information, please see the Public Health Agency website https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus or contact NHS 111. If your child feels unwell and you are worried about their symptoms or about anyone else in the home, please contact your GP.

Yours sincerely,
Joanne McClean

 

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 12th November 2020                                                   Note 9

 

Diary:         Monday 16th November is OdD SoCk DaY!

                  Monday 23rd-Wednesday 25th November – Primary 1-7 Parent Teacher Meetings

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 16th Nov – Fri 20th Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Fri 13th Nov Soccer P6 & P7 3:00-4:15        At School Be prepared for wet weather. Soccer players bring boots and trainers.
P6 Mr L P6 Mrs B P7 Mr M P7 Mrs G
Master’s Hall Pitch 1 Pitch 2 Pitch 3
Thu 19th Nov Netball P6 3:00-4:15        At School Please pick up sharply after all activities.
Fri 20th Nov Soccer P6 & P7 3:00-4:15        At School
P6 Mrs B P7 Mr M P7 Mrs G P6 Mr L
Master’s Hall Pitch 1 Pitch 2 Pitch 3

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7  The Parent/Teacher meetings will take place the week beginning Monday 23rd November.  Your child’s teacher will give you a time that the call will be made on the Monday/Tuesday.  If that does not suit they will call you at a later time on the Wednesday evening. This year the meeting will take place by phone.  The phone number will be withheld. Parents are allocated ten minutes to talk about their child, please be aware of others waiting to talk to the class teacher.  A face to face meeting will only be available to parents that are required to sign educational documents. It is important that you talk to the class teacher this term.

Roots of Empathy – We have our baby quota for this year.  Thanks to the families who volunteered for this year’s programme.  It is now safe to push your pram past Mrs Gillespie once again!

Road of Hope – Thanks for all the donations towards the “Road of Hope” appeal. The money collected will be counted tomorrow and forwarded to the charity.

The school Note – Paper format has been sent out to those parents that have requested a paper format. If you have not returned your preferred method please forward to the school.  The note continues to be available on the school website and is also being emailed to parents. As a last resort for those that are still not receiving it, we have started training pigeons, please do not shoo them away!

Watches with Cameras! – Please do not send your child to school with any devices that have the capacity to photograph or video, they are strictly forbidden.

Physical Education reminder – A full Physical Education Programme has commenced.  Please send in plimsolls/trainers that can remain in school for Physical Education.  Plimsolls are the preferred footwear for years P1-P4.

Anti-Bullying week – This will run from 16th-20th November.  The theme this year is “United Against Bullying”.  Pupils will be doing various activities during the week in class on the topic.  To start off the week’s activities, Monday 16th November is OdD SoCk DaY!  Pupils are asked to wear to school odd socks or different tights from the norm to celebrate uniqueness!

Saint Vincent de Paul – The school will not be doing the annual collection of food for SVDP this year due to the risks that it would pose in transferring foodstuff from one household to another.  The Parish has also cancelled the annual Bazaar in December. Fr. Mc Dermott has said that the annual £1000 draw that normally takes place at the Bazaar will still take place.  He has asked that we all support this, all proceeds from the draw this year will go towards SVDP, helping those in need in our parish. If anyone is willing to sell a book of tickets (£3 a ticket or 4 for £10!!!) please contact the school office and we will send you out a book.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

ParentPay – You will receive an activation email for ParentPay in the coming days.  This letter will include your username and temporary password. Please login using these details and follow the system instructions to activate your account.  Please add platform@parentpay.com to your email contact list to ensure that emails from ParentPay do not go to your Junk folder.  The school will be notified once this has been completed. We need all parents/guardians to activate their account for this to be successful.

Broadbridge Primary School         Thursday 5th November 2020                              Note 8

Diary:                     Monday 23rd -Wednesday 25th November– Primary 1-7 Parent Teacher Meetings

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Club
Mon 9th Nov – Fri 13th Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and 2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils) Please contact the office to book a place.

As of Monday the 9th November parents are asked to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that our children, staff and community remain safe and the school remains open.

  • All adults entering the gates of the school premises should be wearing a mask.
  • Hands must be sanitised on arrival.
  • Please follow the walking system that has been in place since September.
  • No adults are permitted to enter any of the classrooms.
  • If you wish to speak to a teacher, please ring the school office.
  • Please do not congregate at the school gates when collecting children. Stand well back, keep a safe distance from others and wear a face mask.

“Parents/carers are at the heart of fighting the virus, and minimising any disruption to education, so your role in responsible action both at the school gates, and in ensuring that the whole family including children, abide by all the necessary health restrictions are the difference between success and failure. With your help we can all protect the future education and wellbeing of our children.”   Peter Weir

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7  The Parent/Teacher meetings that were due to take place from Monday 26th October have now been rescheduled to take place the week beginning Monday 23rd November. Your child’s teacher will give you a time that the call will be made on the Monday/Tuesday. If that does not suit they will call you at a later time on the Wednesday evening. This year the meeting will take place by phone. Parents are allocated ten minutes to talk about their child, please be aware of others waiting to talk to the class teacher. A face to face meeting will only be available to parents that are required to sign educational documents. It is important that you talk to the class teacher this term.

School Library – This is a final call for any unreturned books- library books, class novels and text books! The school gave out a lot of books to children at short notice before the first lockdown. Thankfully, the vast majority have been returned. However, there are still quite a few that have not been returned. Please have a search this weekend and return any books belonging to the school. Thank you.

P1 Parents – Please check out the Literacy Video on Google Classroom if you haven’t already done so, it will give you an insight into the teaching of phonics and how your child will learn to read and write. This has been created as an alternative to the Phonics Night that we would normally do with Primary 1 parents.

Roots of Empathy – The school is looking for 3 families to participate in an adapted COVID Roots of Empathy Programme beginning in January 2021. Baby must be 5/6 months old at this stage. If you are interested, please contact Mrs Gillespie through the school office. If you do not wish to take part, please avoid Mrs Gillespie until February!!!!

Road of Hope – At this stage of the year we normally gather in items for the “Road of Hope” shoe box appeal. As this is not possible this year due to COVID restrictions the charity has asked if we could send forward the £2 transportation cost that was attached to each shoebox. They will use this to buy small presents for children and families in need. Please send any donations to the school office next week in an envelope marked “Road of Hope”. Thank you.

Physical Education – We are clearing the ‘Master’s Hall’,  therefore a full Physical Education Programme will commence on Monday. Please send in plimsolls/trainers that can remain in school for Physical Education. Plimsolls are the preferred footwear for years P1-P4

Flu Forms – Any outstanding flu forms need to be returned to the school tomorrow. Your child cannot be vaccinated if the form is not completed.

ParentPay – ParentPay will be introduced to the school over the coming weeks. This will remove the need to send any cash into school. Please read the Information Leaflet. Information on how to activate your account will be sent out early next week. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION LEAFLET.

The school Note – We have tried placing the school note online for the past number of weeks. Unfortunately, we are not reaching our target audience! Please tell us your preferred method of receiving the weekly note.

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School Note preferred delivery.

 

Name: _____________ Child’s Name: ______________ Teacher: ______________________

 

By Email:  Please forward to my email address: _____________________________

 

Please send me out a paper copy.

 

I will access it online.

Broadbridge Primary School         Thursday 15th October 2020              Note 7

Diary:  Monday 19th Oct- 30th Oct School Closed both dates inclusive.     

Monday 26th-Wednesday 28th October – Primary 1-7 Parent Teacher Meetings (Postponed)

 

School Provision

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 2nd Nov – Fri 6th Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 Club (P1 & P2 Pupils) Please contact the office to book a place.

 

School Closure – Yesterday the Executive announced that schools and other education settings will have the half-term holiday break extended from 19th to 30th October. The school will remain closed for this two-week period for all pupils.

This period of closure has come at a very difficult time for our pupils. We have been working very hard at school to close the gap in their education as a result of the first lockdown. Therefore, it is important that this is not treated as a two week break for your child, as they may lose so much that they have learned since September. We would ask that the pupils complete any work that has been sent home by the class teacher. There is Numeracy and Literacy homework to be completed and teachers have asked that pupils reading novels, do so on a daily basis. This work will not cover any new topics; all topics have been covered by the class teacher. We appreciate that this may be difficult for some families as they try to work and provide childcare on a daily basis, but by having your child staying engaged with their school work the return to school on 2nd November will be much easier for all.

Please follow any guidance that has been issued by the PHA and remain safe during these difficult times.

 

Early Morning Club -2:00-3:00 Club –  Please make sure that all payments for September and October are paid up to date. Thank you.

 

Maths Week – Thanks to all the teachers, parents and pupils for participating in the many challenges that were set in Maths week 10th – 18th October. Check out some of the activities that the pupils participated in on Facebook and Google Classroom.

 

Data Collection Sheet – All Data Collection Sheet need to be returned tomorrow.

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P2-P6  The Parent/Teacher meetings that were due to take place from Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th October have now been postponed to a later date. Parents will be informed once the date has been finalised.

Broadbridge Primary School            Thursday 8th October 2020               Note 6

Diary:        Monday 26th-Wednesday 28th October – Primary 1-7 Parent Teacher Meetings

 

School Provision

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 12th Oct – Fri 16th Oct Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and 2:00-3:00 Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

 

COVID-19 Update

  • IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE SYMPTONS OF COVID-19 BUT HAS OTHER COLD-LIKE SYMPTONS, SUCH AS A RUNNY NOSE, THEY DO NOT NEED TESTED AND THEY OR MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD DO NOT NEED TO SELF-ISOLATE. YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND SCHOOL IF FIT TO DO SO.
  • Please notify the school if your child is being tested for COVID-19. We would ask that results are forwarded to the school at your earliest convenience.

 

Maths Week – Maths week will run from the 10th – 18th October. Watch out for our links on Facebook and Google Classroom. Get your Maths Eyes Ready!!!

 

Data Collection Sheet – All pupils have been sent home with a Data Collection Sheet today. Please highlight changes in red and return to the school tomorrow.

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7 – Parent/Teacher meetings will take place from Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th October. This year the meeting will take place by phone. Your child’s teacher will give you a time that the call will be made on the Monday/Tuesday. If that does not suit they will call you at a later time on the Wednesday evening. A face to face meeting will only be available to parents that are required to sign educational documents.

 

Note from the Bike General! – Please check your child’s brakes on a regular basis. Of all the bikes I checked at the school at least 1 in 5 had very poor or non-existing brakes! It is non critical that the gears work but the brakes need to be operational. Contact Ciaran on 07729953202. https://www.thebikegeneral.com/

 

School Dinners – A new menu is available online, please check our News section. This starts from Monday 12th October.

 

Eglinton Medical Practice – www.eglintonmedicalpractice.co.uk We had a very successful flu vaccine clinic last weekend in Foyle College on Limavady Road. Thank you to all who attended.

We will run a final flu vaccine clinic this Sunday 11th October in Foyle College from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. This clinic is for all pre-school children (that is children aged 2-4 years and not yet in primary school). However, everyone who is eligible for the flu vaccine and has not yet had it, is welcome to attend this clinic also.

The flu vaccine for children is given as a simple painless nasal spray into each nostril. A very small number of children may need the vaccine as injection instead.

Children are more likely to suffer from flu than adults. Giving flu vaccine to children helps stop them catching and spreading the infection, so it protects them and also the people around them.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as high temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, or if you have been told to isolate in the previous 14 days.

Music Service – Brass lessons will resume Monday children to bring own instruments. Violin/Viola lessons will resume Wednesday. Please bring instruments to school.

Faughanvale GAA – Monster Bingo on Banks of the Vale, John Mc Laughlin Park, Sunday 11th October. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. First game 3:00 p.m. Contact St.Mary’s GAC Faughanvale Facebook or 07803702171 for more information. 

Slaughtmanus GAA – U6-U8-U10-U12 at Campsie Indoor Football facility is now cancelled for 2 weeks following COVID-19 restrictions set in place by the GAA.

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