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SUMMER TERM 2017                                                            

NEWSLETTER NO 373

29 June  2017

Dear Parents,

The last week has witnessed a flurry of activity with sports morning, a class outing, Choral Day, the platinum badge winners trip, the leavers’ barbecue (this afternoon) and last, but certainly not least, the final of ‘SPS Has Got Talent’.

As well as saying good bye to the Year 6 pupils and two children in Year 4, we are also very sad to be saying farewell to Mrs Ali, who is moving back ‘home’ to Essex with her family. She has been a wonderful member of staff and we shall really miss her.

Please find attached the SPS school dates for 2017/18. The new academic year commences on Monday, 4th September. 

End of Term – Friday, June 30th

Term ends tomorrow following a Celebration Assembly for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at 9am in the 6th Form Common Room (access from 8.45am) followed by KS2 Prize Giving in L1/L2 in the main SGS building starting at 10.30am prompt. Parents are welcome to attend. Prize giving for KS2 will finish by 11.45am. Parents of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are welcome to take their children home after the Celebration Assembly if they wish. Parents may park on the SPS playground from 10am. Buses will operate as normal leaving at 12.05pm. All children must be collected by 12.15pm at the latest. No school bags are needed tomorrow.

The School Office is open next week and Holiday Club operates until Friday, July 14th. There are still places available apart from on the two trip days (Thursday, July 6th & Thursday, July 13th) when we are fully booked.

Form Arrangements 2017/2018

The children in Year 4 will be told tomorrow morning which of the two teaching groups they will be in for Year 5 from September.  (Published form lists have been delayed as there are still a few potential new children to add in.)

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be open for exchanges only on Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September from 9am – 1pm.  The Uniform Shop will then be open as usual every Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm - 5pm.  If you have any problems or queries you can contact the uniform shop via e-mail on shop@staffordgrammar.co.uk

Rotary Photographer Competition

On Tuesday evening, the District Final was held for the Rotary Young Photographer competition.  First place was awarded to Laura Adams in the Primary School Black & White section with her picture of Jambo Jnr.

Snap Chat

Some of you may be aware of a new (automatically installed) feature by Snapchat which allows your child's phone to be tracked using GPS. If you do not wish your child to be tracked you must 'ghost' them. Please read the following police warning which appeared in The Telegraph last week.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/23/police-issue-child-safety-warning-snapchat-maps-update-reveals/

 

Have a wonderful summer and on behalf of all the staff, a big thank you for your cards, gifts and good wishes at the end of term.

I will look forward to seeing the Holiday Club children on Monday morning! For the rest of you have a fantastic summer.