Newsletter 11.03.2022

11th March 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our website and Twitter feed: 
Malala and Einstein visit to the Raptor Foundation
Malala and Einstein Classes had a fantastic time at the raptor foundation on Monday.  Thank you to all the volunteers who came with us.  The children learned about reptiles and dissected owl pellets, but the highlight of the day was the flying display.  To see the birds up close was amazing.  We were very proud of the children who behaved really well.  As The Raptor Foundation’s first school visit since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, your donations were much appreciated to help fund the work they do with injured and rescued birds.
Wear a Hat Day Friday 25th March for Brain Tumour Charity
March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month.  This is a cause very close to our hearts at Burrough Green - Learrne Hind, one of our TAs, and Sara Hammond’s grandson, Rhean have both been receiving treatment for brain tumours.  You can read more about brave Rhean’s story by following the link below.  
For this reason, we have chosen not to collect for Red Nose Day this March, but to wear a hat and collect donations for Brain Tumour research instead.  Please support us by wearing a hat to school on March 25th.  It can be any kind of hat – you could even make your own if you want to!  We will collect donations on the day, or you can make a donation by visiting
Covid Update
We have had three confirmed cases of Covid in school this week – one each in Obama, Teresa and Einstein Classes.  More information about government’s current advice can be found here living with Covid 
Upcoming Events
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc.
In the next two weeks…
Monday 14th March – Book Fair in school.  The book fair will be open on Monday through to Thursday.  Weather dependent, we will have the bookcases out and the books for sale at the front of the school by the school office between 3.10pm and 4pm. If your child travels to school on the school bus, please put their money in a named envelope and let the office know.
Friday 18th March - Sponsored 'Circuits for the Pool' 
Your child will have brought home information earlier this week.  Please also see the information below.
Wednesday 23rd March - Resuscitation Training 2.30pm Parents
We are still looking for volunteers to help with swimming pool sessions after school. Please let the office know if you will be attending the Resuscitation Training and we will start the DBS process. The more volunteers we have, the less time you will be on the rota!
Friday 25th March – Wear a hat day (see above)
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
PTA News
Thank you to everyone who donated bags to the collection on Tuesday - we'll let you know how much you have raised once the total is in!
Sponsored 'Circuits for the Pool' Friday 18th March
We are so looking forward to getting the swimming pool up and running this year with help from this event!  We hope that everyone has received their paper sponsor form and letter this week - please note that all children can come to school on the day in PE clothes.
To make life more straight forward, the PTA have created an online information and donation page: 
We are requesting that all donations be submitted by Friday 25th March and if using paper forms and cash please bring into the school office.
Thank you all for your ongoing generosity and support.
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: 
Amazon Smile - Please remember to use Amazon Smile and nominate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. For each purchase, the PTA receives a small percentage donation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. It's a really simple way to donate without even realising it!