Newsletter 25.11.21

25th November 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our website and Twitter feed: 
Reminder: Tomorrow (Friday 26th November) – Training Day
BGPS will be closed to pupils tomorrow, Friday 26th November, for a training day.
Covid Update
We are very pleased that our Covid numbers have reduced, and most of our children are back in school.  Since last Friday there have been no new cases in Obama Class, Teresa Class or Malala Class.  
However, we have been notified of one positive LFD in Einstein Class (yesterday evening), and are awaiting the PCR results.  Whilst this is the first positive case that we know of in Einstein Class in nearly two weeks, we have to continue to be alert to the possible impact of this on other children in Einstein Class, and the rest of the school.  
We had been hoping to relax our additional measures next week.  However we cannot do so just yet as we need to wait and see if there are further cases in Einstein (or other) classes.
Please think about others in our community.  If members of your family are unwell, book a PCR test, stay at home and protect other people.
(Please note that whilst the three key symptoms are a continuous cough, raised temperature and change in taste/smell, additional signs in children include upset stomach, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and unusual fatigue.)
Einstein and Malala Classes’ Nativity Performance
Unfortunately, because we cannot now relax our additional measures next week, this will have an impact on Einstein and Malala’s ability to rehearse and, therefore, to perform.  Mrs Harris and Mrs Leadbeter are working hard to adapt their plans – we will let you know as soon as we can.
Children in Need
Thank you for your generous donations, we raised £110.60!
Upcoming Events
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. 
In the next two weeks….
Friday 3rd December – Elfridges 
A fantastic opportunity for your children to buy presents for their family and bring them home already wrapped!  (Please see PTA information below)
Friday 10th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Please wear your Christmas jumpers and bring a donation for Save the Children.
Friday 10th December – Christmas Lunch
Einstein and Malala Nativity Performance - TBC 
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
PTA News
Christmas Auction - starts Friday 26th November and finishes Sunday 5th December. Check out the lots on the link below - more are being added all the time and you could find a super Christmas pressie for someone special! Please pass it on to others who might be interested. 
We have had some marvellous donations already - thank you! If you are able or willing to give time or items, please let Fran know on
Elfridges - the Christmas elves will be holding this on Friday 3rd December! A chance for the children to do their Christmas shopping in secret! Each item is £1 and will be bagged / wrapped at school.
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: 
My School Fund
In association with Argos and Sainsbury’s, we have a new way to fundraise for the school when you are shopping. Every time you make a purchase, both you and BG benefit with cashback. Click on the link to register as an individual and link your account to the school.