5th February 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
Reminder: Meetings for parents
Booking is open for parent meetings until midnight on Sunday (7th February).
Reminder: Half-term break
BGPS will be closed for the half-term break as planned between Monday 15th and Friday 19th February, and we won’t be setting home learning during this week. I’m hoping the weather will be kind and we can all spend some time outside and away from screens!
As BGPS is closed to all children during the half-term break, if your children are currently attending school, you will need to make alternative arrangements. The Local Authority is collecting information about families where both parents are frontline critical workers and are struggling to arrange childcare – they might be able to offer suggestions. If you feel that you are in this position, you can complete their short survey found here Microsoft Form
Reminder: Free Data SIMs
I still have a small number of free data SIMs that have been donated by Vodafone for families without a home broadband connection to help them to stay connected if they are using mobile data for home learning. They come with 30GB of data free for 90 days. Vodafone’s information leaflet is attached to this newsletter. If you are relying on mobile data and think this would be useful, please get in touch with us.
Free School Meal Vouchers/Winter Grant Scheme
If your child is currently receiving FSM, you should receive these automatically by email next week (unless you tell us that you don’t want them). If you need other types of assistance, please follow this link to the CCC website for more information. The CCC letter with all of the details about FSM vouchers and the Winter Grant is attached to this newsletter or you can find more information here.
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
Bags2School - collection date on Wednesday 3rd March. Any donations of clothes, shoes, accessories, soft toys & soft furnishings gratefully accepted. Black bags can be deposited near the Reading Rooms from the morning of 2nd March. Items NOT accepted include school uniform and work branded clothing and duvets and pillows.
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration.
PTA Meeting - please note that due to committee work commitments, the PTA meeting on Tuesday 9th February has been postponed. We will let you know the rescheduled date soon
Amazon Wish Lists
A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3KFS6BWV51LF3?ref_=wl_share