3rd Sept Newsletter 14

Dear Parents,

May I extend a warm welcome to parents, whether you are new to the school or have been with us for some time. I hope you will feel welcomed and valued as part of our school community. September is always an exciting time as a new school year lies before us full of opportunities and new challenges and experiences. Over the next few days you will receive a newsletter from the staff directly teaching your children. This will provide more detailed information regarding the curriculum for your child.
All letters can also be downloaded from our website: www.templefield-lower.co.uk

As always if at any time you have any concerns regarding your child in school please do not hesitate to speak to us, the class teacher is usually the most appropriate person in the first instance, but any of our staff team will also seek to help.

School Absence
To report your child absent from school you can text a message to 07545484013 or alternatively please call the school office on 713625.

School Meals
This term sees the beginning of our delivery of the government free school meals for children in reception, Y1 and Y2.
Due to the delay in planned kitchen renovations we may need to adapt the published menu’s this half term. We appreciate your patience and support in this matter.

For children in Year 3 and 4 school meals will continue to be charged at £1.80 per day.
Dinner money for first half of the Autumn Term will be as follows:
Wednesday 3rd September – Friday 24th October (38 days) £68.40
£9 weekly Fridays only £14.40 (8 days)
Cheques payable to: Templefield Lower School please.

Free School Meals for children in Y3 & Y4
An increasing number of children are entitled to Free School Meals; and the process for claiming these
has been simplified. May I also reassure parents that any entitlement remains confidential in school
and children and staff are unaware of which children receive this benefit.
If you are in receipt of:

• Income Support or;
• Income based support Job Seekers Allowance or;
• Employment and support allowance (income-related) or;
• Child tax credit (but not Working Tax Credit), and have an annual income that does not exceed £16.190

You can apply by phone on 0300 300 8306

The line is open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm on Friday
Please make sure you have the following to hand when you call.
• National Insurance numbers for you and your partner, along with your dates of birth and dates of birth for your children.
All calls are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Value
Our value for this half term is Friendship. Over the course of the half term we will be focusing on the qualities of a good friend, how to resolve conflict within friendships positively and how to show friendship to people in need.

We will be holding a special week to celebrate Friendship, week beginning Monday 29th September.

Yours sincerely

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3rd Sept newsletter 14